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by Scott Brunson
July 23rd, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Alan Eden Memorial Poll - What Saxum Magnum should I open at BF 10.2
Replies: 38
Views: 1187

Re: The Alan Eden Memorial Poll - What Saxum Magnum should I open at BF 10.2

FIFY pileon Stop whining. To quote Alan, "Don't be daft, B***CH ." According to CT, I have 215 bottles of Napa Cab, and that excludes most of the Schrader and Colgin that are in wood boxes lying on the floor. But since you are not coming, I give you that famous quote about the Pope making rules abo...
by Scott Brunson
July 22nd, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 49
Views: 2236

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Scott Watkins wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 6:11 pm

Yes it was a great marketing move, had to order a dozen more after tasting one of those [cheers.gif]
The real brilliance is getting you to post so I will order some... [cheers.gif]

The timing of this sale is perfect; my father turns 85 this week.
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by Scott Brunson
July 22nd, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 130
Views: 6336

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Craig G wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:34 pm
This is very sad. I wish he had polled us first.

RIP, Alan. True Wineberserker.
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This is horrible. RIP Alan.
by Scott Brunson
July 20th, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder

Randy Bowman wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Where did you find the Gochujang. AND what is it?
Available in most grocery stores.
It's a fermented chili paste which has a great sweet/hot balance.

Tex, I've done something similar for our local wine group. I can't wait to see your pics and read the review.
by Scott Brunson
July 20th, 2019, 4:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine experiences in Napa
Replies: 22
Views: 1232

Re: Wine experiences in Napa

Does Ovid still do their "create your own blend" tasting?
by Scott Brunson
July 19th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1331
Views: 65000

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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us too (Flannery skirt) except I did roasted potatoes and your grilled Caesar.

I threw in a peach cobbler with SC peaches we brought to FL
by Scott Brunson
July 18th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class
Replies: 57
Views: 4395

Re: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class

Delta didn't pour us any Dom, Krug, Yquem or 1st growth last summer to SFO. I drank Dewars because all of the wines were crap. But they have Pappy, and you can redeem 12.5k skymiles for a whole bottle of Dom. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30690068-post9.html I guess the only appropriate reply is ...
by Scott Brunson
July 18th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class
Replies: 57
Views: 4395

Re: First Growths in First Class, Palmer in Business Class

Delta didn't pour us any Dom, Krug, Yquem or 1st growth last summer to SFO.
I drank Dewars because all of the wines were crap.
by Scott Brunson
July 17th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 58
Views: 3451

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

Sometimes I need to be able to maintain deniability in case my wife peers at the computer. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
July 16th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR - 2015 Chave St. Joseph
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: TNR - 2015 Chave St. Joseph

Alan Rath wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 12:48 pm
You people need to listen to me!
I'll help a little.
I like the '12.
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by Scott Brunson
July 15th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2750

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Ian S wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Would somebody tell me when it's my turn to start a thread asking what the next "gottahaveit" wine brand or variety will be? Being new, I'm probably way down the list, so advance notice would be great. TIA!
Two weeks from next Tuesday.
Is that a root day?
by Scott Brunson
July 15th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2432

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

'10 Raveneau Montee
I'll go with Brother Alfert's Lagavulin 25
Augustiner (Salzburg)--fond memories after a particularly parched day of touring
by Scott Brunson
July 11th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 49
Views: 2236

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Andrew W. wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Delivery day!

10 Jorges should last me a month or two... These hangers are giant this time, and my first experiment with their pork...
Beats Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger for me!

We had a 16oz Calif strip on Tue—one of the best yet.
by Scott Brunson
July 11th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1413

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

Brandon R wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 8:48 am
Flawed poll. The OP is an idiot.
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Was that one of the poll options?
(Jk)
by Scott Brunson
July 11th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1413

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

I would have said Beaujolais for red and Kabinett for white, and then saw the comment in your post about the wine that is “so-so” on it’s own and then blossoms with food. These wines are excellent either way. I’m not aware of a wine that is only good with food, at least I don’t drink a wine that ca...
by Scott Brunson
July 9th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1932
Views: 158396

Re: Steak Porn

16 oz Flannery--simplicity can be perfection
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with some fresh summer squash and butterbeans
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by Scott Brunson
July 8th, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

Mike Rodgers wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 10:20 am
[head-bang.gif] Reservations for the second week of August are not open yet, nearly impossible to get a 8pm table........
You can also sit at the bar without a rez but you might have to wait a bit. That's what Mason H (Berserker) and his wife had to do.
by Scott Brunson
July 7th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone up for 200% new oak
Replies: 27
Views: 1545

Re: Anyone up for 200% new oak

#Dominique Laurent
by Scott Brunson
July 7th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NAPAleon complex
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: NAPAleon complex

Nathan Smyth wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 10:55 am
2007 Ovid Red Wine
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2006?
Thanks for the catch!
We drank 06; I still have 07 in the cellar.
by Scott Brunson
July 7th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

NOTE TO ANYONE TRYING TO BOOK FIG: they open reservations four weeks in advance at 10am and they are not kidding around. Those reservations go fast. like within minutes for Friday/Saturday nights for decent times fast. Last night Mason told me that he and his wife called exactly 4 weeks in advance,...
by Scott Brunson
July 7th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NAPAleon complex
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

NAPAleon complex

Berserker (and CTer), Mason H, had been dry-aging some prime ribeyes and wanted to do a meal with some Napa culties. Three couples attended; we each brought one Napa Cab/Cab Blend, plus an additional bottle. The meal was fantastic and each wine showed really well. I did not take formal notes so the ...
by Scott Brunson
July 5th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 53
Views: 2797

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Did anyone here buy that Burgundy, made by an American who learned to make wine by reading old books?
by Scott Brunson
July 5th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon
Replies: 47
Views: 2351

Re: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon

I am three bottles in from a Winery Direct purchase. All three have been horrendous.
The spirits are a bit better.
by Scott Brunson
July 5th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?
Replies: 36
Views: 2656

Re: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?

Carlisle
MACDONALD
Lewelling

maybe Saxum--I have not decided
by Scott Brunson
July 4th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22179

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Well, I did inventory yesterday (comparing physical inventory to CT inventory). [head-bang.gif]
by Scott Brunson
July 4th, 2019, 3:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?

We had a Vent-A-Hood (BEST!!) in our house, but now we have gone Condo. If Phil (or anyone else) tries their recirculating model, please post impressions.
by Scott Brunson
July 4th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Quick Flannery question
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Quick Flannery question

Alan Eden wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 8:45 pm
Ok

Sounds like mine are correct, cooking first ribeye tomorrow
What should I wear? [cheers.gif]

I use 2nd day air in cool months but I went for overnight priority on this order.
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by Scott Brunson
July 3rd, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11260
Views: 511213

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I found '08 Cristal for $207.
10% discount for a mixed case with everyday crap takes it below $190 so I bought the three the store had in stock.
by Scott Brunson
July 1st, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13005

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:11 am
Wow, Todder gonna be a millionaire with all these new subscribers!

;)
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neener
by Scott Brunson
July 1st, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

Steve Gautier wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 7:41 pm
We had a very nice meal at CRU Cafe
The orange sherbet cake is my auntie's recipe. She made all their desserts for years.
by Scott Brunson
June 30th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 638

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

Hardy's list is a great starting point.
Where are you staying?
We're local and can give detailed guidance.

The Grocery
Trattoria Lucca
Circa 1886 is great when Marc is "on"
The Macintosh
Chez Nous

Before dinner beverage at The Belmont

Charleston Grill is still good; wine list is very good.
by Scott Brunson
June 30th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 1876

Re: What meals did you grow up on

My grandmother's mac & cheese was epic.
I made a tweaked version for an offline last year--2 giant pans gone in about 11 minutes.
by Scott Brunson
June 30th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 49
Views: 2236

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Hunter Fuzzell wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Where did you guys see the sale? I can’t find it on their site.
The sale price shows up when you peruse the cuts listed above.
by Scott Brunson
June 30th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1225

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

According to The Economist, you should stick to wine. Hookers are getting cheaper, but they're still going to cost more than we're talking about here. Interesting that the internet has facilitated the DTC model, which seems to be working for sex just like it does for wineries. By cutting out the mi...
by Scott Brunson
June 30th, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Louis Michel Forêts 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: TN: Louis Michel Forêts 2010

Alan, we drank '14 on Thursday. That searing acidity is just now beginning to recede so more fruit can show. I love this wine.
by Scott Brunson
June 29th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1331
Views: 65000

Re: What did you cook tonight?

34th anniversary for HRH and me.
Barrelfish going on the grill in a few.
Gonna do a lemon-ginger cream sauce for some lobster ravioli
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by Scott Brunson
June 29th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 49
Views: 2236

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Payday was yesterday--this could get ugly. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
June 29th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2434

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Champagne or possibly GC Burg
by Scott Brunson
June 28th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 55
Views: 2363

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

H Wallace Jr wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 6:28 pm
PeterJ wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 11:28 pm
We’ve been fans of Acorn Winery (Healdsburg) for a long time. Field blends are their specialty.
On top of that, Betsy and Bill are awesome people.
This
We visited them last summer.
by Scott Brunson
June 28th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 87
Views: 6373

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Scott Brunson wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 7:39 am
EHeffner wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 8:29 pm
No SLD in Boca. Only the 16’ Oakville.
I picked up one yesterday as well; I'll pop it soon and report.
not good
by Scott Brunson
June 27th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2065

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

Not sure what the price elasticity is on wine but that’d dictate things a bit. I’d imagine it could be doable once the dust of the release settles. If you don’t sell on first release for say 3 months and have more than projected inventory it’d be a diff way of doing it where it’d be more of a haggl...
by Scott Brunson
June 27th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 8893

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 6:04 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Jayson,

Have you met many state legislators? Most of them are dumb as toast.
You're not being fair to toast.
Are any of them attorneys? newhere
by Scott Brunson
June 26th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 87
Views: 6373

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

EHeffner wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 8:29 pm
No SLD in Boca. Only the 16’ Oakville.
I picked up one yesterday as well; I'll pop it soon and report.
by Scott Brunson
June 24th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calistoga wineries
Replies: 64
Views: 2866

Re: Calistoga wineries

We haven't been to Cafe Sarafornia in a while but the breakfast used to be great.
Go see the geyser also.
by Scott Brunson
June 24th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

Bizarre coincidence--there is a new thread on the CT forum from someone who just visited.
https://www.cellartracker.com/forum/tm.asp?m=473583
by Scott Brunson
June 21st, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2328

Re: DELETE THREAD

So are we sacrificing the OP?
Did anyone find out if he is a virgin?
by Scott Brunson
June 21st, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DELETE THREAD
Replies: 32
Views: 2328

Re: DELETE THREAD

Is today a French bank holiday?
by Scott Brunson
June 21st, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yearly Budget
Replies: 43
Views: 1920

Re: Yearly Budget

WHERE IS THE POLL? deadhorse For me, it's a set amount and I live to it. It helps that I am not on the amount of lists I used to be on, other than the Envoyer impact that is a balancing act. [training.gif] I don't count Envoyer purchases against my wine budget. (I divide them between grocery and me...
by Scott Brunson
June 19th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1651

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

I've met Gary several times while hanging with Adam Lee. The estate wines were always a bit over the top for me. I generally prefer the wines from people who source their fruit. I drink very little CA Pinot these days, and when I do it's generally Santa Barbara or Sonoma Coast producers. I agree. T...
by Scott Brunson
June 19th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7676

Re: Top US Syrahs

Jay Miller wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 6:34 am
Edmunds St. John
Rhys
Aracadian
Scherrer

I would have said Qupe and Copain but with both winemakers gone...
completely agree with 1-3 (haven't tasted Scherrer).
also agree with your statement about Qupe and Copain
I also like Cayuse and the A-R Clary.

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