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by AdamLeigh
August 26th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery recommendations in Virginia near D.C.
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Winery recommendations in Virginia near D.C.

echoing others, we enjoyed our visit to Linden as well. RdV is a nice setting also and about 20 minutes from linden.
by AdamLeigh
August 16th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Duke’s Mayonnaise??
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: Duke’s Mayonnaise??

target has it online and cheaper than buying direct

https://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=duk ... alue=5zktx
by AdamLeigh
August 16th, 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is expensive copper cookware worth it
Replies: 48
Views: 3386

Re: Is expensive copper cookware worth it

*Bump* How's that pan treating you, Alan? Really would love to hear. Am on the fence about hitting up e. Dehillerin before I bounce out next week. Super pricey, but heirlooms are heirlooms and it would be a nice memory of our time in Paris, aside from the +10 lbs ;) *bump* I'd also like to hear wha...
by AdamLeigh
July 17th, 2018, 5:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA: Flannery 25% off (filet and rib-steak)
Replies: 4
Views: 807

PSA: Flannery 25% off (filet and rib-steak)

order in! this is my first time ordering (shameful I know), and looking forward to give these a try-- threw in a rib cap and a couple pork caps too.. [cheers.gif]
by AdamLeigh
July 12th, 2018, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 4920

The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

1) What is the date you signed up for the waitlist: 8/24/2015

2) When were you offered your first allocation? -- n/a

3) What was the cost per bottle of said allocation. -- n/a
by AdamLeigh
June 27th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 10220

Why sous vide?

my number 1 recommendation for a complete meal around chicken thigh is this one: https://www.chefsteps.com/activities/crispy-chicken-thighs-made-simple-with-sous-vide Adam, I made that one, posted it, and ChefSteps actually retweeted my pic! [whereupon some professional chef insulted it lol] I also...
by AdamLeigh
June 26th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 10220

Why sous vide?

most already mentioned, but wanted to note my 3 favorite use cases 1. chicken thigh or breast (with sear to crisp skin) 2. prepare ahead/cold cut preparations - chicken, pork, etc. for sandwiches or salads 3. custards (creme brûlée, etc.) just noticed someone else mentioned chefsteps-- I also find i...
by AdamLeigh
June 6th, 2018, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New York wine consumers, please note.
Replies: 36
Views: 3028

New York wine consumers, please note.

thanks for posting. the link really does only take a few seconds to send a form letter... the header in the pre-populated note says "supoort" instead of "support" so I changed that before submitting
by AdamLeigh
May 20th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Late Disgorgement, and Magnums
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Ultramarine Late Disgorgement, and Magnums

bought all I was offered here too, but haven't come in yet-- for those that have already tried these, seems like these would be better with some more bottle age? wish I was offered more in magnum. not necessarily surprised by the notes on 2010 as I have preferred the later releases relative to earli...
by AdamLeigh
May 17th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167273

Steak Porn

grass fed dry aged from my local butcher, Hudson and Charles
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by AdamLeigh
September 27th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 8960

The Official Screaming Eagle Waitlist Thread

Signed up 8/9/2008 and no allocation
by AdamLeigh
September 19th, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 349
Views: 29575

Your Gin?

Wanted to add my votes for: Monkey 47 and Reisetbauer Blue Gin for martinis. Tried both recently back to back and hard to pick a favorite. 3:1 with dolin dry vermouth and orange bitters. G-vine Floraison for G&T, with an orange slice Hayman's Old Tom in a martinez, and Bombay or Plymouth for mixing ...
by AdamLeigh
February 8th, 2017, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands February Offer
Replies: 142
Views: 10181

Sandlands February Offer

Maxed out allocation and wishlist. This was an easy all-in despite cutting back on wine spending this year overall.
by AdamLeigh
September 25th, 2016, 2:38 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Cellar Reduction - Bedrock, Belluard, Pepiere, Ultramarine, Baudry, Savart, etc
Replies: 0
Views: 589

FS: Cellar Reduction - Bedrock, Belluard, Pepiere, Ultramarine, Baudry, Savart, etc

Moving from DC to New York. Not a fire sale, but trying to fit into a smaller locker on the other side. Will be out of town next couple weeks, will respond to inquiries in order received. Minimum lot of 6. All have been stored either at Domaine DC or wine fridge at home. Preference to local hand-off...
by AdamLeigh
May 2nd, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands??
Replies: 226
Views: 18007

Sandlands??

You might try Tegan at turleywinecellars dot com

Based on my experience, I don't think the inbox for Sandlands mail account is monitored.
by AdamLeigh
April 30th, 2016, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands??
Replies: 226
Views: 18007

Sandlands??

Got the shipment notice from vinfillment with just my original allocation of 9 bottles, so I guess no soup for me on extra/wish list bottles.
by AdamLeigh
April 27th, 2016, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands??
Replies: 226
Views: 18007

Sandlands??

WOOO HOOOO! Just checked again, and I was granted all of my wish-list items as well! Super pumped about that - thanks Tegan! Nice-- I think my wish list requests may not have been registered since I placed my order too soon before the allocations were up and had my original order reduced, but hopin...
by AdamLeigh
April 20th, 2016, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands??
Replies: 226
Views: 18007

Sandlands??

Peter Petersen wrote:Took everything offered and asked for everything extra I could. Prices are ridiculously low for the quality.
agree-- was really impressed that prices stayed so reasonable on these wines and with subsidized shipping
by AdamLeigh
April 20th, 2016, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands??
Replies: 226
Views: 18007

Sandlands??

hope I didn't create more problems by sending more people to the site if it's still being updated... also hoping my wishlist requests are still logged as part of my order and I get them granted... this is a no-brainer buy for me
by AdamLeigh
April 20th, 2016, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands??
Replies: 226
Views: 18007

Sandlands??

apparently my allocation was lower than what i was able to add to my cart and check out...i got an initial invoice, but just checked back and see it was reduced to 1-2 bottles of each.. maybe the site wasn't quite 'ready' when I first checked in... anyone else have a similar experience?
by AdamLeigh
April 20th, 2016, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands??
Replies: 226
Views: 18007

Sandlands??

Allocations were up for me.. Order in.. taking full allocation
by AdamLeigh
April 12th, 2016, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future Wine
Replies: 300
Views: 19909

Once & Future Wine

Order # 55 in for 2 + 2
by AdamLeigh
April 3rd, 2016, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Comfort food" wine/producer
Replies: 24
Views: 1218

"Comfort food" wine/producer

Just about any Ridge wine puts a smile on my face. I think it is just the consistency and value and rarely a bad bottle...always makes me think about why I like wine to begin with... Ridge is one producer that, based on the posts/comments here, would be a perfect fit for my palate, but I haven't tr...
by AdamLeigh
April 3rd, 2016, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Comfort food" wine/producer
Replies: 24
Views: 1218

"Comfort food" wine/producer

As I drink some Foillard 2011 Corcelette while doing some cellartracker maintenance I am reminded of the first time I had this wine with great friends in France and can't help but be transported back to good times. Not to mention the wine is just plain delicious -- It's like comfort food. Which brin...
by AdamLeigh
March 31st, 2016, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums are sexy
Replies: 51
Views: 2358

Magnums are sexy

Scott Fitzgerald wrote:I love mags - great for when friends are over and they just look really cool too!
this for me too... have also been buying more mags lately mostly because they just look cool on the table for bigger dinners

I've got a 3L on the way this week too and looking forward to an occasion to break it out
by AdamLeigh
February 29th, 2016, 3:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shop in Basel - Recommendation?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Wine Shop in Basel - Recommendation?

Thanks for the quick response. I'll be sure to check out one or two of those shops.
by AdamLeigh
February 28th, 2016, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Shop in Basel - Recommendation?
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Wine Shop in Basel - Recommendation?

I did a quick search but didn't turn up anything. Have a quick business trip to Basel, Switzerland coming up and looking for a wine shop where I may be able to find stuff that's either tougher to get in US or just a better value buying in Europe- Looking for mostly old school French or natural. Anyo...
by AdamLeigh
February 28th, 2016, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands??
Replies: 226
Views: 18007

Sandlands??

Drew Goin wrote:Any ideas on a release date???
I'll admit to randomly checking the website to see if allocations are up in case I missed the email. I shorted the Chenin last time but definitely going all-in on this release.
by AdamLeigh
February 23rd, 2016, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release?
Replies: 141
Views: 12337

Bedrock Spring Release?

Order in... same as others above, not able to pass on this one, albeit a smaller order than last couple releases--I'm running out of space in the (recently increased!) offsite storage..... hoping for a mag of the syrah..
by AdamLeigh
February 15th, 2016, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cruse Pet Nat Release
Replies: 21
Views: 1121

2015 Cruse Pet Nat Release

Who's in?

I ordered a few plus a mag (if 20 minute response time was quick enough). I haven't popped any of my '11 Ultramarine or CWC stuff yet, so going in for a sample of these based on positive notes I've read on here and elsewhere.
by AdamLeigh
November 19th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine - Maitre de Chai
Replies: 15
Views: 1152

New Wine - Maitre de Chai

just got the mailer but the website seems to have been taken down... also tried responding to the email and received a permanent send failure 550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
by AdamLeigh
September 16th, 2015, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine in the house!
Replies: 64
Views: 4117

Ultramarine in the house!

A K a I l wrote:
P. D e r d e y n wrote:shipping was $30 on the 2010's
Thanks!
It's up to 40 for a six pack this release...
by AdamLeigh
September 16th, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine in the house!
Replies: 64
Views: 4117

Ultramarine in the house!

The Ultramarine team has started to send out the confirmation e-mails on order/requests. Working late into the night! I'm confirmed for a 6 pack and they'll let me know if they can grant the second 6 pack I wish listed. Still waiting on my confirmation email. It's been at least 73 hours. [help.gif]...
by AdamLeigh
September 16th, 2015, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine in the house!
Replies: 64
Views: 4117

Ultramarine in the house!

The Ultramarine team has started to send out the confirmation e-mails on order/requests. Working late into the night! I'm confirmed for a 6 pack and they'll let me know if they can grant the second 6 pack I wish listed. Still waiting on my confirmation email. It's been at least 73 hours. [help.gif]...
by AdamLeigh
September 14th, 2015, 3:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine in the house!
Replies: 64
Views: 4117

Ultramarine in the house!

I replied a couple hours after I got the note. Hoping I responded in time. This would be my first time trying these wines, but they sound like a good fit for my palate.
by AdamLeigh
August 26th, 2015, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Summer/Fall Release - 8/4/15
Replies: 187
Views: 13302

Bedrock Summer/Fall Release - 8/4/15

Any of the waitlisters/second wave get their wish list items?
by AdamLeigh
August 25th, 2015, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine - Maitre de Chai
Replies: 15
Views: 1152

New Wine - Maitre de Chai

Scott Brunson wrote:You're a bad man champagne.gif
ditto. I not need another mailing list... but I signed up anyway of course
by AdamLeigh
August 21st, 2015, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy Fall Release - Official *actually Unofficial*
Replies: 66
Views: 3703

Dirty & Rowdy Fall Release - Official *actually Unofficial*

Order in. Wish listed everything I could. Wish there were more to go around.
by AdamLeigh
August 11th, 2015, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Summer/Fall Release - 8/4/15
Replies: 187
Views: 13302

Bedrock Summer/Fall Release - 8/4/15

just placed my order (waitlister here)... good thing these are going to the offsite... I don't think the 2+ cases would be met with a warm welcome by the fiancee, but I'm very excited to get in on this.. the carlisle "allocation" dropped from 4 to 2 while I was in the process of deciding, so anyone ...
by AdamLeigh
August 11th, 2015, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11877
Views: 568752

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Passed on Copain and Bedrock, got this instead this week: Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Serve et Maine Clos des Briords 2014 - 3 btls 2010 Raffault Les Picasses - 6 btls 2009 Raffault Les Picasses - 3 btls 2007 Raffault Les Picasses - 3 btls Someone got to that 09 Raffault before I did, so had to ...
by AdamLeigh
August 3rd, 2015, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Summer/Fall Release - 8/4/15
Replies: 187
Views: 13302

Bedrock Summer/Fall Release - 8/4/15

save some for me!
by AdamLeigh
August 2nd, 2015, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Vermouth?

We keep a few vermouths on hand, mostly for cocktails. A couple specific recommendations:for red, Carpano Antica Formula- great in cocktails or on its own, for white/other: Imbue Bittersweet-- just had this with a course at Little Serow (spicy northern Thai in DC) and really liked it so we bought a ...
by AdamLeigh
August 1st, 2015, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Summer/Fall Release - 8/4/15
Replies: 187
Views: 13302

Bedrock Summer/Fall Release - 8/4/15

What's usually left over for the wait listers? I just re-read the release email. I originally thought I had an allocation because I got the email, but just noticed that it mentioned the offer will go out to the waiting list a week later on the 11th, which would be me since I just joined the list a f...
by AdamLeigh
July 29th, 2015, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: momofuko ko - winelist help
Replies: 50
Views: 2191

momofuko ko - winelist help

I know the original question was for bottles but wanted to throw in my $0.02. I ate at Ko last fall its some non-drinkers and toggled back and forth re: getting a bottle or two or just going for the pairing. I went with the pairing for $150 and was blown away- best pairing with a tasting menu I'd ev...
by AdamLeigh
July 8th, 2015, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Pepiere Muscadet
Replies: 70
Views: 3631

Tell me about Pepiere Muscadet

Anyone know if there will be a 2013 Clisson and when it is typically released in the US? I just saw the 2014 Briords hit one retailer on W-S.
by AdamLeigh
July 1st, 2015, 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago Restaurants
Replies: 160
Views: 4830

Chicago Restaurants

I will second (third, fourth?) Au Cheval (usually a longer wait- get the burger, green salad, duck heart gravy hash browns and save room for dessert), Maude's, and add Purple pig, Sable (small plates and serious cocktails), avec (small plates- chorizo stuffed dates are a must), Sumi Robata bar (ask ...
by AdamLeigh
June 6th, 2015, 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: San Sebastian
Replies: 19
Views: 1265

San Sebastian

Stayed at the Maria Cristina in San Sebastian. Neither small nor family run. Big and grand. But also awesome and ideally located. Exceptional service too. When my wife left her jacket at Mugaritz (a non-trivial drive up into the hills), one of the hotel receptionists took it upon herself to drive u...
by AdamLeigh
April 23rd, 2015, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11877
Views: 568752

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Yikes. April has been a heavy month. Quantity Vintage Wine 12 2012 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Clisson 12 2013 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords 4 2013 Anthill Farms Grenache Steel Plow Viney...
by AdamLeigh
April 21st, 2015, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SeaSmoke 2013 is Live
Replies: 28
Views: 2656

SeaSmoke 2013 is Live

Think I will go in for 3 Southing and give it a shot.
by AdamLeigh
April 21st, 2015, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SeaSmoke 2013 is Live
Replies: 28
Views: 2656

SeaSmoke 2013 is Live

I had been on the list for a while but didn't purchase anything, so I fell off. I requested to get back on the active list and just received my allocation of 4 Southing 2 Ten 4 Chard I agreed to a wine buying moratorium and then this offer came in and wondering if it's worth picking up some Southing...

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