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by J0seph S c h e n c k
August 7th, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cast iron: Butter Pat or Finex?
Replies: 23
Views: 1177

Cast iron: Butter Pat or Finex?

Despite being local to me, I do not like the Finex. The handles and the shape are seen awkward to me. I have been happy with a Smithey.

https://smitheyironware.com
by J0seph S c h e n c k
July 18th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1816

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

I’d like to add a friend of mine. They are not on WB. Her name is Allison.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
July 17th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberta Offer Live
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Arnot-Roberta Offer Live

Great wines but beware of shipping costs. They are outrageous to Oregon ($52 for a case ground).
by J0seph S c h e n c k
July 4th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The All Things BBQ Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 8152

The All Things BBQ Thread

Patrick, I would like to know time and temperature you used on that short rib plate I cooked it at about 260-300 for about 8 hours with the temperature gradually climbing. My drum smoker doesn't have any controls other than a ball valve and the temperature varies at the grate by about 20 degrees fr...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
July 4th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 13592

Portland Eats

I’d love to hear from someone who’s done the pairings, but I suspect they’re as well thought out as the food. I’d kinda prefer to go that route, no thinking, no work, just sitting back and letting the meal wash over me. The menu changes monthly as do the pairings. I have not (yet) had this month's ...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 10th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Single Thread Farm Sonoma
Replies: 55
Views: 4094

Single Thread Farm Sonoma

I will be stopping at a wine shop, no question. The vertical of Bordeaux on this list, with this menu, seems incongruous.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 5th, 2018, 5:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Single Thread Farm Sonoma
Replies: 55
Views: 4094

Single Thread Farm Sonoma

Any updates? We are have reservations next weekend and am wondering what wines did folks bring or buy off list there? Was either wine pairing done well?

Thanks in advance.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 28th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anybody fly with wine into Belize?
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Anybody fly with wine into Belize?

[/quote] 6 bottles is what you are allowed to carry, per person - but you are supposed to have 6 bottles purchased at duty-free, as only 1 liter per person 'imported' in your luggage. You brought 6 from home and declared nothing?[/quote] I brought in 6 bottles and did not declare anything. I guess I...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2018, 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anybody fly with wine into Belize?
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Anybody fly with wine into Belize?

Where you staying in Belize. We did two weeks and covered the country. Placencia Todd, We were in Placencia for 10 days last Feb. great trip. I brought 6 bottles in my suitcase and did not declare anything. No worries. Our hotel had a pretty decent list as well. Let me know if you need info.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: VELETA Gourmet BDIX - FREE SHIPPING - EXTENDED
Replies: 89
Views: 2931

VELETA Gourmet BDIX - FREE SHIPPING & RAFFLE

Nola,

Can i receive a ham by Friday for a Superbowl party...offline?

Thanks,
Joe
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cerrada ~ Bohème PN, CH & Zin Offer
Replies: 29
Views: 1117

Bohème : Old Vine Zinfandel, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Packs (FREE Shipping + 11, 22, 33% Discount!)

IN. Kurt is awesome and his wines killed it at the Pig Roast this summer. J- I know (like me) you're a big Oregon PN fan. I'm excited for you trying the English Hill PN- it's our most botanical/ earthy with touch of Sonoma Coast dried cherry. Here's a picture of EH with RRV and Mt St Helena in back...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Vincent - Oregon 3-packs
Replies: 31
Views: 1946

Vincent - Oregon 3-packs

In for the Tardive Blanc
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 27th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Great offer from Smith-Madrone!
Replies: 17
Views: 1638

Great offer from Smith-Madrone!

Shipping kills it for me too.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 26th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Riverain - Thomas Brown Oakville Tench Vineyard Cabernet and Cardiac Hill Syrah!
Replies: 45
Views: 1896

Riverain - Thomas Brown Oakville Tench Vineyard Cabernet and Cardiac Hill Syrah!

Hi Steve,

How are the 15s in terms of acidity and mouthfeel? I really love the 11 you made.

Thanks
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 26th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 1736

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

in for mags and syrah. A yearly order

Any more fantastic library gems?
by J0seph S c h e n c k
October 17th, 2017, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Open a bottle of Napa/Sonoma/Mendocino wine...show your SUPPORT!!!
Replies: 76
Views: 2333

Open a bottle of Napa/Sonoma/Mendocino wine...show your SUPPORT!!!

2011 Pride Merlot - beautiful tonight.
1986 Dominus - speechless. Awesome.
2011 Pasterick Syrah - needs every bit of 3 plus hours of decanting to show itself
2009 Hanzell Chardy

Moment of silence with glasses raised to our California neighbors, may tomorrow be yet a better day.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
September 26th, 2017, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brief WA State TNs: Rotie, Kerloo, Waters, Latta, Structure
Replies: 23
Views: 1022

Brief WA State TNs: Rotie, Kerloo, Waters, Latta, Structure

Maybe it was best Grenache out of Washington, I suppose that was more likely the quote in retrospect. Still. I'm willing to bet the guy in Napa hadn't tasted Maison Bleue. Have had a very mixed experience with Maison Bleue over the past few years. Have they gone through a transition of sorts? Best ...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
September 4th, 2017, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Masters of Wine named (congrats Morgan!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1562

New Masters of Wine named (congrats Morgan!)

Sight thread drift....

Congratulations are also in order to Billo Naravane MW of Washington (Rasa Vineyards) as well. A great achievement for an incredibly approachable nice guy.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
August 3rd, 2017, 3:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 7453

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT

The van sounds great and would love to join if there is room. There are two of us, plus a seat for the bottle.....
by J0seph S c h e n c k
August 3rd, 2017, 6:25 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 7453

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT

Ive received no PM nor know where any info is on FB.....

We are staying at Ocairns
by J0seph S c h e n c k
July 31st, 2017, 8:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT
Replies: 104
Views: 7453

TICKETS: "Farm-to-Table" Pig Roast - Santa Ynez BerserkerFest! SOLD OUT

With this just five days away, we are very excited. What is everyone bringing for wine to share at the party? I will be coming from Oregon, any requests?
by J0seph S c h e n c k
June 10th, 2017, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anyone have experience with GrillGrates?
Replies: 19
Views: 1025

Anyone have experience with GrillGrates?

I've been using the Grill Grates on my old trusty Weber Genesis sporadically for years. I bought them because my Weber cast iron grates literally rust out every two - three years. I just don't understand it. One of the features I find invaluable is the ability to flip them over and use as griddle or...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
June 7th, 2017, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 40
Views: 1621

Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without

1. Zaltos. I use the bdx for almost everything, including IPAs 2. Efferdent tablets. There is nothing that cleans decanters and my Technivorm carafe better. I probably clean this way after every third use.. or when I find a random decanter the next morning... :) 3. Cheap circular foil cutter. I hate...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
May 12th, 2017, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An El Gaucho Dining Experience to Remember
Replies: 17
Views: 1183

An El Gaucho Dining Experience to Remember

A great story (and a happy birthday to you) that unfortunately shows the customer service discrepancy between their locations. Recently, we were not permitted to open more than 1 bottle for a party of four at their Portland location.... with each of us bringing a great bottle, we walked.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
April 2nd, 2017, 9:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Horsepower - Cayuse weekend?
Replies: 0
Views: 529

FS: Horsepower - Cayuse weekend?

I have unopened 3 packs in OWC format of each of the following: 2012 Horsepower Vineyards Syrah The Tribe Vineyard 2013 Horsepower Vineyards Syrah The Tribe Vineyard 2014 Horsepower Vineyards Syrah The Tribe Vineyard 2012 Horsepower Vineyards Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard 2013 Horsepower Vineyards Syra...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
February 11th, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Belize - Specifically Ambergris Caye
Replies: 21
Views: 1560

Belize - Specifically Ambergris Caye

Reviving this with a drift. We're heading to Placencia next week for 9 days to reset our seasonal affective disorder. Any advice regarding travel to Placencia? Do we need a car there or can we rent one easily in Placencia? Should we fly from BZE or just rent a car? What was the best manner to visit ...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 31st, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How many styles of beer glasses do you own?
Replies: 104
Views: 5770

How many styles of beer glasses do you own?

Nothing like a little insomnia to solve problems... My search for information on beer glassware recommendations led me here but was hoping for updates. What beer glassware are you using? I am interested in obtaining different types for different beers. Thanks. sorry joseph, didn't mean to leave you...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 26th, 2017, 5:40 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!
Replies: 160
Views: 8258

Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!

In for 2017 oil and am dipping my toe into the tuna bowl with a 6 pack.

I may have to get some 2016 oil as my last bottle from last years order just went dry.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 26th, 2017, 5:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Appealing Deals EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

Lagier Meredith – 3 Appealing Deals

in for a case vertical. Love these wines. I wish I could order more of the 2011 - much more my style
by J0seph S c h e n c k
January 26th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Cabot Vineyards.. Digging deep. Offer good through Sunday
Replies: 52
Views: 4143

Cabot Vineyards.. Digging deep

In. Love your aged wines John. I need to come down some day and visit.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
December 24th, 2016, 4:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How many styles of beer glasses do you own?
Replies: 104
Views: 5770

How many styles of beer glasses do you own?

Nothing like a little insomnia to solve problems... My search for information on beer glassware recommendations led me here but was hoping for updates.

What beer glassware are you using? I am interested in obtaining different types for different beers. Thanks.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
December 17th, 2016, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo hosted by Carlos
Replies: 72
Views: 1596

Week 4 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo hosted by Carlos

A beer tasting/drinking today while setting up a wine cellar: IPA 97 by Silver Moon Brewing , Bend OR = IPA, American; Golden color. Medium body. Medium IBUs and hop character. Only mild floral or tropical/fruit notes. Finishes softly 3.25/5 stars. 75 IBU. ABv 7% Galactica IPA by Clown Shoes , MA = ...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
December 12th, 2016, 4:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Maintenance Syrah
Replies: 41
Views: 4079

Maintenance Syrah

In for 1- Todd do you still have my info? I live in PDX.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
December 5th, 2016, 12:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WEEK 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Reds NOT from CA, FR, IT, or ES
Replies: 53
Views: 1718

WEEK 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Reds NOT from CA, FR, IT, or ES

https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=678824 2006 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Dundee Hills, OR Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Hello again. Last tasted this 3 years ago. Popped and poured. Followed over 4 hours. 1/2 bottle left under cork in fridge over night for sample tomorrow The wine is very s...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
November 28th, 2016, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Brick House Pinot Noir Les Dijonnais Ribbon Ridge
Replies: 11
Views: 567

TN: 2014 Brick House Pinot Noir Les Dijonnais Ribbon Ridge

All of Brickhouse 2014 wines were showing very well recently at their open house. Despite the vintage, they had great restraint, structure, and retained nice acidity. I'm buying.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
November 25th, 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurants in St Paul or Minneapolis
Replies: 51
Views: 2911

Restaurants in St Paul or Minneapolis

Any current recommendations for a last minute dinner tonight in MSP? I have made a booking at Bar La Grassa based upon the above recos toting an older Brunello and Barbaresco along. But at $30/apiece for corkage, I'm a bit tentative.


(A search led me here..not sure why this is in 'wine talk')
by J0seph S c h e n c k
November 25th, 2016, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Cameron Chardonnay Dundee Hills (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills)
Replies: 22
Views: 935

TN: 2015 Cameron Chardonnay Dundee Hills (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills)

I felt the same way about the '15 WV bottling I had about a month ago. Even at $11.98, a little too much "rs" for me. I have yet to try the DH.
by J0seph S c h e n c k
November 21st, 2016, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are my wines ok being shipped in the cold
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Are my wines ok being shipped in the cold

Are my wines ok being shipped in cold weather ? Just received a shipment and it is 35 degrees outside even snowed in some parts of my state last night. Btls are quite cold to the touch. I think they are ok any feedback from others ? As everyone said, your wines are fine.. Excessive cold, however, c...
by J0seph S c h e n c k
November 19th, 2016, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Teutonic Winery Event 11/18-11/20
Replies: 2
Views: 208

PSA: Teutonic Winery Event 11/18-11/20

Barnaby is pouring his whole line up this weekend from 12-10p today and 12-7 tmrw in his Portland winery.

Details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-thanks ... 8596628285

His white wines are rocking it: Pinot Gris, Riesling, gerwurz.,


(I have no disclosures....)
by J0seph S c h e n c k
November 19th, 2016, 6:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Langbaan tonight Nov18
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Langbaan tonight Nov18

Damn. I would have been all over this. How was it, Glenn?

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