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by Tran Bronstein
January 17th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?

I'm intrigued by the OP's comment that Sauternes is flying off the shelves in Toronto. Retailers in the US seem to be having a hard time moving them..... To place this in context for you, all the LCBO futures are usually bought up early and just a very few bottles manage to show up every year on th...
by Tran Bronstein
January 17th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 488

Re: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?

Interwebby says they did, doing four pickings including both before and after the actual botrytis waves hit and it seems very well reviewed overall.
by Tran Bronstein
January 17th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 488

2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?

Berserkers, Got a question. So is 2016 Sauternes any good? I have read nothing but horrible reviews on the vintage. It was a terrible growing season, botrytis came too late, grapes were already picked when it did, unexciting, nobody will be clamoring for them. Fellow board member Mike Grammer confir...
by Tran Bronstein
January 10th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 2945

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

Yeah -- put together a spreadsheet with what you wish to acquire and budget it out via cash or trade. Then stick to the budget. Can't afford something this month? Get it next month. Want it now? Trade in something for it. It amazes me that people spend a ton of time cataloguing and pricing their acq...
by Tran Bronstein
January 8th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2019 New Year's Eve Wines in Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: TNs: 2019 New Year's Eve Wines in Toronto

20191231_204002.jpg The feast was laid out as you see above and consisted of a number of savory delicacies all hand-made by Gunnar himself. There was the prerequisite cheese tray 20191231_205137.jpg Some delicious and exotic braised boar 20191231_205141.jpg Some Canadian made caviar served with har...
by Tran Bronstein
January 8th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2019 New Year's Eve Wines in Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 322

TNs: 2019 New Year's Eve Wines in Toronto

Happy New Year Berserkers, 20191231_203912.jpg Fellow board member Mike Grammer and I closed out 2019 at our friend Gunnar’s annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza. He supplies the endless amount of amazing food and everyone else supplies the drink. We had an amazing time as usual catching up with a lot...
by Tran Bronstein
December 16th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: TWEC (TM) CHAMPAGNE NIGHT IN TORONTO
Replies: 1
Views: 333

TNs: TWEC (TM) CHAMPAGNE NIGHT IN TORONTO

Berserkers, The Toronto Wine Elitist Cabal (TM) got together for its likely last gathering of 2019 at Mike Grammer’s condo with an amazing themed potluck dinner to end the year: an all Champagne dinner! Board and TWEC (TM) members Mike, Jay Shampur, myself, and Tim Burnett along with his wife Alissa...
by Tran Bronstein
December 4th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Weekend at Berto's II -- 04 Dom Rose, 07 Grand Annee, 67 Barolo, 89 Grange, 10 Boillot, Others
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: TNs--Weekend at Berto's II -- 04 Dom Rose, 07 Grand Annee, 67 Barolo, 89 Grange, 10 Boillot, Others

I literally looked for that Boxler on multiple days... I have no idea where it got to [scratch.gif] You lost an Albert Boxler we could have had together? You fool! [swearing.gif] Not being able to find a bottle you swear you have is usually a good indication that you actually, you know, drank it al...
by Tran Bronstein
December 2nd, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Weekend at Berto's II -- 04 Dom Rose, 07 Grand Annee, 67 Barolo, 89 Grange, 10 Boillot, Others
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: TNs--Weekend at Berto's II -- 04 Dom Rose, 07 Grand Annee, 67 Barolo, 89 Grange, 10 Boillot, Others

WILLIAM FEBVRE 2012 CHABLIS GRAND CRU LES CLOS -- Unripe pineapple aromas and flavors with a touch of cream on the body. 20191201_002954.jpg To go with all this wine during the day, Nick and Humberto also made some tapas to keep us going throughout the rest of the afternoon after brunch: braised ch...
by Tran Bronstein
December 2nd, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Weekend at Berto's II -- 04 Dom Rose, 07 Grand Annee, 67 Barolo, 89 Grange, 10 Boillot, Others
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: TNs--Weekend at Berto's II -- 04 Dom Rose, 07 Grand Annee, 67 Barolo, 89 Grange, 10 Boillot, Others

Right, so just ignore what Mike and Nick have to say above. Here's what actually happened. [wow.gif] Our second day began with David making us all a brunch of buffalo mozzarella on mesclun greens with cherry tomatoes, smoked salmon slices and marinara penne. On special request, I also made made Eden...
by Tran Bronstein
December 2nd, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Weekend at Berto's, Nov 19--08 Dom, 08 Cristal, Others
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: TNs--Weekend at Berto's, Nov 19--08 Dom, 08 Cristal, Others

Y'all should have seen the pale ghostly expressions on Nick and Humberto as they had to admit to me out loud that I might actually be right about Cristal. I really don't know why they're surprised. As Mike Grammer so helpfully declared to them, I am the smart one. See my sig below. [bow.gif]
by Tran Bronstein
December 1st, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Weekend at Berto's, Nov 19--08 Dom, 08 Cristal, Others
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: TNs--Weekend at Berto's, Nov 19--08 Dom, 08 Cristal, Others

CAVA DE ORO EXTRA ANEJO TEQUILA – I wasted no time going back to this bottle. Smoky peat nose, sweet peat, smoke and quince in a full almost syrupy body that is unusual for Tequila but works amazingly well for it. Still a winner. We polished off the remnants and I took the beautiful decanter back h...
by Tran Bronstein
December 1st, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Weekend at Berto's, Nov 19--08 Dom, 08 Cristal, Others
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: TNs--Weekend at Berto's, Nov 19--08 Dom, 08 Cristal, Others

Sigh. How this post gets so many hits without containing a whit of truth is beyond me. Naturally it is up to me to use my impeccable photojournalistic skills to properly embellish this thread with what actually happened. Board members Mike Grammer, Jay Shampur and yours truly along with our friend D...
by Tran Bronstein
November 29th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?

John Morris wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 1:50 pm
Anton D wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 1:37 pm
John is, as usual, correct.
May I have your permission to add that to my signature?
This is as good as if not better than Miek Grammer gifting me with "Tran's the smart one!". You know, except for that whole unintentional aspect of it followed by the immediate regret! [rofl.gif]
by Tran Bronstein
November 23rd, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: All Italian Wines at Grappa Restaurant in Toronto
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: TNs: All Italian Wines at Grappa Restaurant in Toronto

FIFTH FLIGHT: 2001 BRUNELLO DI MONTACINO COURSE: TAGLIATELLE PORCINI BOLOGNESE CUPANO 2001 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO – This entire flight was a generous bring as 2001 is considered one of the greatest Brunello vintages before the acclaimed 2010 vintage. Extremely mellow and well-balanced. Almost sweet...
by Tran Bronstein
November 23rd, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: All Italian Wines at Grappa Restaurant in Toronto
Replies: 6
Views: 586

TNs: All Italian Wines at Grappa Restaurant in Toronto

Berserkers, 20191122_183704.jpg Fellow board member Ross Morrison organized an Italian themed wine dinner at Grappa restaurant on the southwest side of Toronto (www.grapparestaurant.ca) this past Friday evening. This was my first visit to it and it was a fabulous experience. It’s very much a classic...
by Tran Bronstein
November 21st, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?

Ah, a question about sweet wine after my own heart. To follow up on Greg's answer, I would love to know what you'll be serving for the desserts. You want the wines to either complement the desserts or deliberately contrast with them to cleanse out the palate. May I offer the following tips: * you mi...
by Tran Bronstein
November 19th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14717

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

San Leonardo is the brand name for Quinta do Mourao. Tasted at the Quinta. A blend of 7 wines ranging in dates from 1863 to 1872 with an average age of more than 150 years. 75 liters made and bottled in 500ml bottles. Enormous color. Darker than an old Malmsey Madeira. Aromas of smoke, earth, damp ...
by Tran Bronstein
November 19th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4213

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

It struck me last night that I might have too much wine. Or, I have too much wine that needs 10+ years. Perhaps both. Even though I just bought another 300-bottle fridge, with everything coming in this week and next, plus the deliveries last week, it is full. All my off-site lockers and my other fr...
by Tran Bronstein
November 19th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4213

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

Gentlemen, the solution is simple and requires 3 items: a long plank of flat plywood, a thick rope and a crate with a handle. The plywood goes on the stairs and serves as your ramp. Tie the rope to one end of the crate securely to the handle. Place the wine bottles in the crate, grab the rope, and ...
by Tran Bronstein
November 14th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4213

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

Gentlemen, the solution is simple and requires 3 items: a long plank of flat plywood, a thick rope and a crate with a handle. The plywood goes on the stairs and serves as your ramp. Tie the rope to one end of the crate securely to the handle. Place the wine bottles in the crate, grab the rope, and t...
by Tran Bronstein
November 14th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto…takes a lickin…..
Replies: 79
Views: 7267

Re: Zalto…takes a lickin…..

Riedels are fragile insanely overpriced garbage. I bought two and broke two and will never buy ever again. I have broken a Zalto that belonged to somebody else and got sticker shock at the replacement price. I have Scott Zweisel itanium crystal glasses and I'm doing just fine with them.
by Tran Bronstein
November 8th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 14717

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

I always both love and loathe this thread. Love it because I enjoy reading about all the amazing wines people have tried during the year. Loathe it because it means I've gotten another year older. Ah well. Wines of the Year: * Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008 Champagne * Argyros 20 Year Old Vinsanto * Po...
by Tran Bronstein
November 7th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: TWEC (TM) Return to Core Restaurant in Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 341

TNs: TWEC (TM) Return to Core Restaurant in Toronto

Berserkers, The Toronto Wine Elitist Cabal ™ returned to one of our favorite Toronto restos, Core Restaurant. They specialize in tasting menus which is always a fun and delicious time with all the different wines that we bring. General manager Alexandria Anthony and Raul handled the floor beautifull...
by Tran Bronstein
November 6th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL

Agree with Mike but if you're after that Pinot like body in a Biale Zin, the Rocky Ridge and the Party Line are the ones you want to try.
by Tran Bronstein
November 2nd, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL

20191101_141813.jpg BRICK AND MORTAR: Winemaker Matt told me they are also OK from the fires though they came dangerously close to his home. 2015 SWEETWATER BLANC DE BLANCS – I told Matt if you’d told me this was NV Brut from France, I’d totally believe it. Rich, yeasty, baked green apples. Indisti...
by Tran Bronstein
November 2nd, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL
Replies: 13
Views: 950

TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL

Berserkers, A number of board members here in Toronto attended the prestigious biennial Halpern Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival this past Friday. Halpern is one of the largest, if not THE flat out largest, wine agencies here in Toronto. This event is their prestigious charity portfolio wine tasting...
by Tran Bronstein
October 30th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Toronto Wood Oven Pizza Party Wines
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: TNs: Toronto Wood Oven Pizza Party Wines

Well, wonder of wonders! Guess what? In the November LCBO Classics catalogue that just came out, the Wieninger Nussberg Alte Reben we just had at the pizza party is coming this month! 2017 vintage.
by Tran Bronstein
October 29th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 41
Views: 2256

Re: TN: 2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

J. Rock wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Hm, I do like brown sugar and port...
Me too! In actual brown sugar and Port wine. I am amenable to accepting brown sugar flavors in my aged rum, though.
by Tran Bronstein
October 29th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Toronto Wood Oven Pizza Party Wines
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: TNs: Toronto Wood Oven Pizza Party Wines

Mike Grammer wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 10:33 am
But he didn't taste the blue cheese or the Moroccan lamb pizzas. Fail.
Actually Indid taste the blue.cheese pizza. It was my fave of the night.
by Tran Bronstein
October 27th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Toronto Wood Oven Pizza Party Wines
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: TNs: Toronto Wood Oven Pizza Party Wines

So everyone brought a very eclectic selection of wines to go with the pizza. Let’s take a tasting of them all: VEUVE AMBAL NV CREMANT DE BOURGOGNE -- A nice little sparkler that goes all in on the green apple and unripened pineapple flavor. Quite fruit forward and flavorful. HUGUES GODME NV BLANC DE...
by Tran Bronstein
October 27th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Toronto Wood Oven Pizza Party Wines
Replies: 13
Views: 900

TNs: Toronto Wood Oven Pizza Party Wines

Berserkers, 20191026_145904.jpg 20191026_145930.jpg Fellow board member Dylan Provencer and his lovely wife Chelsea held a wine and food gathering last night to commemorate the second of their two recent new babies. The first being their recently newborn second son and the second being their brand n...
by Tran Bronstein
October 24th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event
Replies: 23
Views: 1083

Re: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event

I just checked on a hunch, there is some Vega Rioja Blanco available in Montreal at the SAQ if anyone is visiting Quebec this Fall.
by Tran Bronstein
October 21st, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNS: GALLEON FINE WINES ODYSSEY 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: TNS: GALLEON FINE WINES ODYSSEY 2019

Thanks, Ian. At large tastings, I am always able to maintain focus by setting a good pace and following some simple rules for myself: 1. Never have a full serving of wine. Ever. Number one rule for me. Reps I find are always generous to a fault when pouring and give full wine servings I would have w...
by Tran Bronstein
October 20th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event
Replies: 23
Views: 1083

TNs: LCBO Rioja Revelation Walk-Around Tasting Event

Berserkers, 20191016_184245.jpg This past week I pinch hitted for fellow board member Michael Grammer at the LCBO’s Rioja Revelation tasting event. He had a family matter conflict and asked me if I’d step in for him. In gratitude for his generosity, I am fulfilling his duties and filing a full repor...
by Tran Bronstein
October 19th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNS: GALLEON FINE WINES ODYSSEY 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 422

TNS: GALLEON FINE WINES ODYSSEY 2019

Berserkers, 20190924_175945.jpg 20190924_180106.jpg I recently attended the Galleon Fine Wines annual Odyssey wine event. Galleon Fine Wines is a local wine agency here in Toronto, Canada and they show off all the wines they represent at their exclusive annual event. The wines represented are quite ...
by Tran Bronstein
October 14th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1351

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

I'm a little confused by the idea that the wine/opioid addiction correlation is actually a socio-economic relation. Please feel free to correct me, but my impression of the opioid epidemic was always that it was highly unusual in that due to opioids being spread by prescriptions and medical drugs no...
by Tran Bronstein
October 14th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike on Mini-Tour--Blinds at Randy's Place
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Mike on Mini-Tour--Blinds at Randy's Place

Sounds like it was a fun time. I love blind tastings. They are both very humbling and very surprising at what you find yourself knowing.
by Tran Bronstein
October 14th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: PELLER ESTATES CLARITY 2017 RUBY RED; SURPRISE, A NIAGARA OFF-DRY TABLE RED!
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: TN: PELLER ESTATES CLARITY 2017 RUBY RED; SURPRISE, A NIAGARA OFF-DRY TABLE RED!

You make a fair point. I completely forgot about Mavrodaphne. We can also thrown in Australian Port along with the South African versions. THey're usually made from Shiraz and Mourvedre.
by Tran Bronstein
October 13th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: PELLER ESTATES CLARITY 2017 RUBY RED; SURPRISE, A NIAGARA OFF-DRY TABLE RED!
Replies: 4
Views: 328

TN: PELLER ESTATES CLARITY 2017 RUBY RED; SURPRISE, A NIAGARA OFF-DRY TABLE RED!

Berserkers, CLARITY 2017 RUBY RED -- SURPRISE, A NIAGARA OFF-DRY RED TABLE WINE SUMMARY: A surprising and unexpected off-dry red from one of the better-known Niagara, Ontario wineries that's better than Cupcake and Georgian semi-sweet reds but still has an uphill mountain to climb to get drinkers. A...
by Tran Bronstein
October 11th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6668

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

First, let's be clear that a wine being made from Zweigelt doesn't automatically make it a "Nazi wine." It's the intent and the beliefs of the wine's makers that would make it such. As such, I have drunk many Zweigelt wines and never drunk a Nazi wine. From a personal point of view, I believe the na...
by Tran Bronstein
August 25th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 163
Views: 9317

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

On of my faults is I can't describe wines as well as many of you. Just don't have that gene that can distinguish 10 different tastes in a wine. I can only describe one or two. But to expand on the description; it as a harshness that reminds me of drinking aspirin. A chemical, medicinal taste. First...
by Tran Bronstein
August 11th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FERMENTED PICKLES V: ENDGAME
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

Re: FERMENTED PICKLES V: ENDGAME

I have a clay pickling crock, I should make a batch. I want to do kraut too this fall. Btw I just reread that funny spouse swap thread from a few years back, it brought me back to a happy time (like most of my Juan memories). Such a funny thread!! Hi Nola. You should definitely make a batch. Glad I...
by Tran Bronstein
August 11th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FERMENTED PICKLES V: ENDGAME
Replies: 2
Views: 1701

FERMENTED PICKLES V: ENDGAME

Hello Foodies, It's been a while since I've made a batch of fermented pickles and since then I've increased my knowledge substantially on fermentation and preservation and so I set out to make a new batch. There's a couple of major changes to the formula which I've listed below. Let's get into it: F...
by Tran Bronstein
August 8th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--evening with Tim--Muga Rose, 14 Kutch McDougall, 12 Bedrock Heritage, 09 Rayne Vigneau
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: TNs--evening with Tim--Muga Rose, 14 Kutch McDougall, 12 Bedrock Heritage, 09 Rayne Vigneau

Bah! This deficient report does absolutely no justice to the very fine evening of food and wine at our American expat compatriot's humble abode! [swearing.gif] It falls yet again upon my weary shoulders to provide the photojournalistic truth in the same manner that J. Jonah Jameson reports the truth...
by Tran Bronstein
August 5th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: -- Summer BBQ Wines
Replies: 2
Views: 405

TNs: -- Summer BBQ Wines

Berserkers, We are having a beautiful hot July and August up here in Canada after an unusually cold June. Perfect weather for barbecuing. So with that in mind, the Toronto Wine Elitist Cabal (TM) got together at our American expatriate member Tim Burnett's for an impromptu summer BBQ with the boyz. ...
by Tran Bronstein
July 27th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?
Replies: 39
Views: 1739

Re: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?

That is exactly the time I purposefully and deliberately avoid buying wine.
by Tran Bronstein
June 25th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: UPDATED -- 2 DAY MICRO-DRIED FRUIT FORMULA: Infused XO Brandy aka Homemade "Cuvée de Centenaire" Grand Marnier Project
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: UPDATED -- 2 DAY MICRO-DRIED FRUIT FORMULA: Infused XO Brandy aka Homemade "Cuvée de Centenaire" Grand Marnier Proje

I took another Glencairn of the Raspberry XO Marnier and my impressions are still the same. High heat, high acidity, bursting with raspberry flavor. Very potent stuff. While doing that, I couldn't help but notice that sediment was forming at the bottom of the mango infusion. Now this definitely wasn...
by Tran Bronstein
June 22nd, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: UPDATED -- 2 DAY MICRO-DRIED FRUIT FORMULA: Infused XO Brandy aka Homemade "Cuvée de Centenaire" Grand Marnier Project
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: UPDATED -- 2 DAY MICRO-DRIED FRUIT FORMULA: Infused XO Brandy aka Homemade "Cuvée de Centenaire" Grand Marnier Proje

I checked on the two infusions and saw something interesting in the raspberry one. After a mere two days, the micro-dried raspberries have given up all their color to the brandy, the brandy has fully changed color to a stunning topaz reddish color, the berries have begun to lose cellular structure, ...

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