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by Rich Salsano
October 18th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a Fall New England Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Planning a Fall New England Trip

Amazing foliage in Jackson, NH. Drive the Kancamangus Highway for gorgeous vistas with scenic overlooks.
by Rich Salsano
September 14th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3165

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Ehlers, Massican and Crocker and Starr are probably my favorites with Massican being #1
by Rich Salsano
September 10th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stirm Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

Re: Stirm Wine

I have had the cab pfeffer. Fun wine. Worth exploring.
by Rich Salsano
August 17th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1915

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Corey N. wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 9:12 am
As a way to use up leftovers, we tend to do "breakfast burritos" on the weekend, which is scrambled eggs with whatever protein and veggies are floating around the fridge. Throw in some fresh cilantro and hotsauce and it's quite delicious.
This is exactly what we do.
by Rich Salsano
August 9th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16823
Views: 463867

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Up in Portland Maine and it’s craft beer heaven up here. Hit up Foundation and Definitive today and have been having lots of other great stuff on tap at random spots throughout the city. Bissel Brothers pickup tomorrow on the way home.
by Rich Salsano
July 28th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Enfield 2014 Brosseau Syrah
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Enfield 2014 Brosseau Syrah

Thanks Glenn. Love John’s wines in general and was thinking of popping a syrah or Pinot this weekend.

He produced a lightly skin fermented chenin Blanc / Chardonnay this year that is really fantastic btw.
by Rich Salsano
July 2nd, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 79
Views: 8713

Re: Gary V. Again.

Michael Martin wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 4:28 am
He was just on CNBC.
I saw that piece. Mostly the Constellation CEO did the talking but it was good to see GV and happy for all of them.
by Rich Salsano
July 1st, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: WATERMELON-FETA-SESAME Salad
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: WATERMELON-FETA-MINT Salad

I’m a fan of those ingredients together but I find tossing them together is not the best approach because the feta sort of takes over a bit. I do small skewers with watermelon, cubed feta, cherry tomatoes and mint that is always a big hit during the summer. This was a good reminder that perhaps I sh...
by Rich Salsano
June 29th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 49
Views: 2322

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon, an off-dry, relatively low alcohol rosé blend of Gamay and Poulsard that is pure liquid joy. How did I forget this? A perennial favorite. That is a fantastic wine. For something as fruity and delicious but not sweet, my go to is Francesco Vezzelli Lambrusco di So...
by Rich Salsano
June 22nd, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5660

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

Brian McClintic just resigned as well. His resignation letter is worth reading.
by Rich Salsano
June 22nd, 2020, 4:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1728
Views: 93266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Swordfish puttanesca over angel hair pasta.
by Rich Salsano
June 11th, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite lower alcohol wines
Replies: 33
Views: 955

Re: Favorite lower alcohol wines

Most wines from Matthiasson are in that range. Some reds are even around or below 12. Excellent quality and ability to age.
by Rich Salsano
May 31st, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 209
Views: 18685

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

First try at a 50% Biga wheat recipe. Very good for first effort. Just a lot more work than I am used to with my no knead recipes.......
by Rich Salsano
May 27th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Massican Vermouths
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: Massican Vermouths

The red vermouth is fantastic. Will be an annual purchase for me for sure. Aromatics are off the charts good.
by Rich Salsano
May 20th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 63
Views: 3121

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

I just learned a new technique that works very well. Put oil, butter or whatever in heavy bottomed pan and begin to heat. Throw in about 4 kernels. As soon as the first one pops, turn burner off and and add popcorn. Cover to retain heat. Wait 30 seconds as kernels all heat up. Then turn on stove. T...
by Rich Salsano
May 18th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1728
Views: 93266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Looks great. And that Sorriso is such a lovely white wine. Need to seek some out.
by Rich Salsano
May 17th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1728
Views: 93266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Made some loaded entree salads the past two days. One with Flannery dry aged NY strip. The other with Nueskes bacon and soft boiled egg. Both delicious.
by Rich Salsano
April 13th, 2020, 3:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1728
Views: 93266

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Braised rabbit ragout over fresh tagliatelle pasta.
by Rich Salsano
April 11th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais Producers - light and “crunchy” red fruits
Replies: 22
Views: 970

Re: Beaujolais Producers - light and “crunchy” red fruits

Rich Salsano wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Julien Sunier fleurie from most vintages. A lot of Foillard’s wines fall into that category. Anne Sophie Dubois is another producer that scratches that itch for me.
And I would avoid 2015 vintage across the board if looking for light and crunchy, regardless of producer.
by Rich Salsano
April 11th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais Producers - light and “crunchy” red fruits
Replies: 22
Views: 970

Re: Beaujolais Producers - light and “crunchy” red fruits

Julien Sunier fleurie from most vintages. A lot of Foillard’s wines fall into that category. Anne Sophie Dubois is another producer that scratches that itch for me.
by Rich Salsano
April 10th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Vacuum Seal
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

Re: Flannery Vacuum Seal

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 10th, 2020, 9:32 am
I sous-vided some hangar steaks in the original packaging today and there was no leakage; they turned out fantastic.
I did last weekend as well. No issue.
by Rich Salsano
April 7th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Crunchy Red Fruit Burgundies
Replies: 37
Views: 1955

Re: TNs: Crunchy Red Fruit Burgundies

There's that word again. Crunchy I've heard this adjective when talking about red wine. To the OP, when you say "crunchy", what does that mean? Or I guess to anyone else where the word crunchy comes to mind when describing red wine, what do you mean by "crunchy"? newhere To me it’s more literal tha...
by Rich Salsano
March 31st, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Frozen meat: yea or nay?
Replies: 53
Views: 4954

Re: Frozen meat: yea or nay?

I’ve had well sealed frozen meat after years in the freezer that was just fine. Same here. Depends on what you are doing with it also. If you are going to braise, stew, slow cook it anyway, generally no downgrade in using well packaged frozen meat. Chopped meat and stuff like that is where the diff...
by Rich Salsano
March 30th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 28
Views: 2571

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

Great video. I watched yesterday. Glad to hear good things about 2018 and it sounds as though it confirms my understanding of it being more of a drink early vintage.
by Rich Salsano
March 26th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 606
Views: 39439

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Looks delicious, Ethan. I've read many who cook with the fat side up...any reason you went against the grain (pun intended)? I had seen some comments that it was tough to get the fat soft enough. I figured having it touching the sheet would help with heat transfer into the fat, it seemed to work we...
by Rich Salsano
March 8th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Grill, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 2326

Re: The Grill, NYC

I would check out Crown Shy downtown NYC.
by Rich Salsano
February 28th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road to Hana
Replies: 28
Views: 2682

Re: Road to Hana

I found the time commitment of driving it to not be worth the payoff. We also did the Pipiwai trail hike at the end. It was nice, but not worth the 7 hour round trip drive. This was my take on it as well, especially after coming from a week in Kauai which I thought was way more naturally beautiful ...
by Rich Salsano
February 25th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 4018

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting

I am still in for Thursday with a bottle of cru bojo and a half bottle of dessert wine.

See you all then!
by Rich Salsano
February 24th, 2020, 3:46 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New York City hotels
Replies: 19
Views: 2873

Re: New York City hotels

The rooms are a little quirky but the area is great. Usually priced cheap for NYC. I really enjoyed the NoMo hotel in SoHo.
by Rich Salsano
February 21st, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Croatia Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2534

Re: Croatia Recommendations?

Dubrovnik https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g295371-d1484121-Reviews-Restaurant_Dubrovnik-Dubrovnik_Dubrovnik_Neretva_County_Dalmatia.html Tavulin Wine and Art Bar was a pretty fun little spot for a glass of wine and some cheese https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g295371-d1067...
by Rich Salsano
February 14th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 4018

Re: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting

I am still good for Thursday 2/27. If we are short on attendees, I might be able to get a fellow wino to join us. Haven’t decided on a wine yet but will give that some thought.
by Rich Salsano
February 13th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Croatia Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2534

Re: Croatia Recommendations?

We loved our stay at the Antique Hotel Split. Basically feels like you are staying in Diocletian’s Palace. Small place with only a few rooms but well attended and great location. I am sure I have some restaurant recommendations for Dubrovnik and Split but need to go back and check. Will post tomorrow.
by Rich Salsano
February 11th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 606
Views: 39439

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Cooked a picanha yesterday. I threw it in the freezer since I knew I wouldn't get to it within a week. Threw it in the fridge 2 days before cooking, sous vide for 3 hours @ 129F, then fired up the gas BBQ grill, placing a cast iron skillet on the grates. After searing the bottom, I rotated renderin...
by Rich Salsano
February 11th, 2020, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 25419

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Purchased flannery. Just got hit. Damn.
by Rich Salsano
January 30th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scavino Sorriso Bianco
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: 2017 Scavino Sorriso Bianco

That’s a delicious wine for sure. I typically don’t see it offered many places though. I had it a couple of times while over in Piedmont and really dug it. I remember it having a really silky texture for a white wine.
by Rich Salsano
January 29th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 4018

Re: NYC: 2/18 6:45 PM & 2/26 6:30 PM Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

I can’t do Wednesday’s but would be in for 2/18.
by Rich Salsano
January 29th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC: Thurs., 2/27 6:45 PM Kochi - Wines to match 9 course tasting
Replies: 49
Views: 4018

Re: NYC Hells Kitchen: Kochi - Theme: Wines to match 9 course tasting

Sounds interesting. Have heard great things about the restaurant. Would be interested as well, date dependent.
by Rich Salsano
January 26th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most memorable wine experience
Replies: 50
Views: 2888

Re: Your most memorable wine experience

Being walked through a 5 vintage vertical of Lapierre Morgon by Matthieu at their winery in Beaujolais, inclusive of stories about each vintage. And it just so happened MS Brian McClintic was there for that tasting as well.
by Rich Salsano
January 23rd, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barbera vs Zinfandel
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: Barbera vs Zinfandel

Martinelli zin is closer in style to port for me. Not a fan of the wines and definitely not for pairing with food. Besides generally being overripe, they usually seem flabby to me and serving with food, especially anything with acid like tomatoes, just amplifies that. Barbera is a perfect match on t...
by Rich Salsano
January 22nd, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Failla Syrah Estate Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: TN: 2016 Failla Syrah Estate Vineyard

Love this wine. Just had the 2014 a couple of weeks ago. Rocking.

Thanks for the TN.
by Rich Salsano
January 19th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16823
Views: 463867

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Adam Noble wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Drinking a Blind Pig IPA I brought back from SF. I'm not an IPA guy, but I like this and I like it more than I do Pliny (either one). This is more balanced and a nice to sip with some instant pot butter chicken and palak paneer.
I think many folks, myself included, prefer Blind Pig to Pliny.
by Rich Salsano
January 2nd, 2020, 3:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Traveling to Florence, looking for Tuscany Tour
Replies: 18
Views: 1920

Re: Traveling to Florence, looking for Tuscany Tour

I would absolutely recommend Wine Tours in Tuscany. Ask for Donatella. I have sent numerous people her way in the past. She does day long tastings in Chianti and Montalcino, typically of smaller family run wineries. I think the tours typically leave out of Siena but you can get there easily from Flo...
by Rich Salsano
December 31st, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Krakow
Replies: 8
Views: 2361

Re: Krakow

Here are links and brief descriptions from our Krakow itinerary. The polish donuts at the place listed below are a must (we went just about every day, sometimes twice in a day!) [wow.gif] and for dinners, we had very good meals at the 3 places listed below. Starka had a bunch of local Polish beers o...
by Rich Salsano
December 29th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Krakow
Replies: 8
Views: 2361

Re: Krakow

I have some Krakow recommendations for sure. We were there a year and a half ago. Let me dig them out and I will get back shortly.
by Rich Salsano
December 27th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Planning a trip to Argentina
Replies: 10
Views: 2583

Planning a trip to Argentina

Hello all. I did a quick search and there are only a couple of Argentina related threads on the forums so I figured I would start a new one to generate some discussion. We are planning to go to Argentina (likely in April) and wanted to get some thoughts from anyone who has traveled there. It looks l...
by Rich Salsano
December 7th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results
Replies: 25
Views: 3224

Re: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Check out Idlewild for some really neat Cali Nebbiolo.
Agreed. Tasted there in September. Really well made wines.
by Rich Salsano
November 25th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Demostene Zinfandel - An incredible AFWE wine from Ridge!
Replies: 44
Views: 3683

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Demostene Zinfandel - An incredible AFWE wine from Ridge!

Glad to hear as I have a few bottles in the cellar. I would also add their relatively new Boatman 100% zin is closer to this style than most of their other zins. We just had it last night and it was incredibly fresh, bright and sort of light on its feet. Pure fruit and not much new oak.
by Rich Salsano
November 23rd, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4999

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

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Today was delivery day as well. 6 cases from Flatiron. [whistle.gif]
by Rich Salsano
November 10th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16823
Views: 463867

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

A slew of Tree House regulars like Green, Julius, Bright (w citra and w Nelson), but the current batch of Curiosity 80 and Super Treat are really great. Both are juicy, super fluffy and smooth with Super Treat having a cotton candy type flavor to it and Curiosity 80 having a bit more chewy floral ho...
by Rich Salsano
October 21st, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2571
Views: 168225

Re: New York City Restaurants

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 1:58 pm
Crown Shy received a star.

Put together a wine dinner there last week - food was excellent, service great and wine service even better with high end stemware.
Yup. Fantastic experience there recently.

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