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by Scott Brunson
May 22nd, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 78
Views: 2653

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

slight drift

I love the Made In stainless so much that I just ordered the 12" non-stick.
Will report.
by Scott Brunson
May 21st, 2019, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 41
Views: 1888

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

somewhat commercial post: I own a vineyard in the region I'm recommending, but am not giving names of any wines I own or sell: Roussillon Look for the following producers: Chateau l'Ou Charles Perez Clos du Fees Domaine Lafage Bila Haut and there are a lot more If you get around to it, please also ...
by Scott Brunson
May 20th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 41
Views: 1888

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

I was not sure whether CdB wines were still under $50. Most of my list came either from general knowledge or looking at the website from a local store - MacArthur Liquors. Still like CdB wines, but wish they would mature a bit faster - another reason I did not list it, as they are a bit rough when ...
by Scott Brunson
May 20th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 41
Views: 1888

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

Maximin Grunhauser Abtsberg Kabinett or Spatlese Zilliken Saarburger Rausch Kabinett or Spatlese [I could go on with German wines for a while, but will stop here] Chateau Climens 2014 (under $50 if in half bottles, which is how I buy them) Cotat Sancere Christian Moreau Chablis - any of his various...
by Scott Brunson
May 18th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3233

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

Haha, I have quite a bit more than that and have no CT, chart, spreadsheet or rationale storage methodology. I was just grabbing more and more lockers. One day.... Wow. Serious question - how do you remember everything you own? Wouldn’t you have over the hill and forgotten stuff just due to memory ...
by Scott Brunson
May 17th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 2780

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

john stimson wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 6:38 pm
At first, I thought that was a semiautomatic weapon in the near background. Some folks just live on the edge.
Florida...
by Scott Brunson
May 17th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

Russ Williams wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 5:00 am
Envoyer seems to get a steady supply. Greg just offered the 2016 Les Clos yesterday. I’m also a big fan.
Yep—I pounced on that one.
I really love the Forets in most years also.
by Scott Brunson
May 15th, 2019, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière "Granite de Clisson" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière "Granite de Clisson" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

#7 of 12. Finally, this is starting to show some aromatics!! In its youth, it was pure and crystalline but showed absolutely nothing in the way of aromatics; was previously like drinking a wine with a closepin on your nose. This bottle had nice aromas of mineral and lemon, and a good amount of rich...
by Scott Brunson
May 15th, 2019, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?

They're all pretty tiny except for Beaune and NSG. They also all have their charms. My strong recommendation would be to rent a bike and do it that way. Easiest way to see the towns, get deep into the vineyards, and get a good sense of the landscape. Not much better than peddling around the Cote d'...
by Scott Brunson
May 13th, 2019, 3:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

James Billy wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 1:16 am

If winemaker is key, can they make great juice from cabernet grown in the Painted Desert, AZ?
Absurd
Roy said that winemaker is key, but not the whole equation.
Could Belichick have won this year's Super Bowl with the roster of the Raiders?
by Scott Brunson
May 12th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2076

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Nick F. wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 11:01 am
Maybe the question should be what big red should I be drinking sub 20?

Rioja, Chianti?
Syrah/Grenache/Carignan etc. from Languedoc-Roussillon.
Many examples at or near that price point.
by Scott Brunson
May 5th, 2019, 3:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses

Thanks Jeremy; mine are buried.
I am planning to open an 05 Village soon.
by Scott Brunson
May 5th, 2019, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help to pick unusual wines
Replies: 32
Views: 947

Re: Help to pick unusual wines

Zélige-Caravent Pour Toi Ma Belle is a white (blanc de noirs) Cinsault from Languedoc. It's unusual and quite tasty.
by Scott Brunson
May 4th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?
Replies: 55
Views: 1342

Re: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 2:40 pm
Variety. [smileyvault-ban.gif]
Your correct their.
by Scott Brunson
May 3rd, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 69
Views: 1235

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

Tier 1: Calif, Oregon, Washington Tier 2: Arizona, NM, New York -- now we get into "drinkable" -- Tier 3: Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Illinois, NC, Virginia, Missouri, RI, Penn -- and finally, hard to swallow -- Tier 4: Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Minn, Georgia Tier 10: Florida We have wineries. Lots...
by Scott Brunson
May 1st, 2019, 1:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1551

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

This fight over phrasing used to describe what is actually measurable levels of a chemical makes this a great Berserker thread.
For me, slightly corked seems to fit just fine.
by Scott Brunson
April 30th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking
Replies: 29
Views: 2903

Re: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking

Robert M yers wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 4:05 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 2:39 am
Frustrating website
Let him know, I’m pretty sure he’d be understanding and open to suggestions. Let us know how it goes. [rofl.gif]
I assumed it was intentional. [wink.gif]
by Scott Brunson
April 30th, 2019, 2:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: TN: 2013 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

Well...back to Coulee... It's my favorite white wine in the world. BUT it is certainly polarizing and can exhibit lots of bottle variation. At what age, or range of ages, do you tend to find these the best? Do you think these need long aeration? Thanks. M. Joly recommends a 24 hour decant. While th...
by Scott Brunson
April 29th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Replies: 19
Views: 645

Re: TN: 2013 Nicolas Joly Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

Well...back to Coulee...
It's my favorite white wine in the world.
BUT it is certainly polarizing and can exhibit lots of bottle variation.
by Scott Brunson
April 29th, 2019, 3:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you rank the five first growths
Replies: 54
Views: 2096

Re: How would you rank the five first growths

Kris Patten wrote:
April 28th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Haut Brion
Latour
Lafite
Margaux
Mouton
ditto
by Scott Brunson
April 26th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Theme ideas for tasting that I will host?
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Theme ideas for tasting that I will host?

Something old, something new (age or location—both work
Everything’s coming up Rose
Sweets for the not sweet (sweet wine with savory food)
by Scott Brunson
April 23rd, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?
Replies: 53
Views: 2209

Re: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?

Languedoc-Roussillon Med/Pyranees/history/close to Spain/cool variety of wines/great food... Go in early summer before it gets too crowded. https://i.ibb.co/M6TcXsG/16-Vines-and-Canigou.jpg https://i.ibb.co/sCtbzJd/18-Castelnou.jpg https://i.ibb.co/FgnBxPC/21-Les-Orgues.jpg https://i.ibb.co/7yCvskg/...
by Scott Brunson
April 21st, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 69
Views: 3729

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

2000 and 2001 strike me as roughly equal in quality. I've probably had more 1999 than both combined...which was considered an outstanding vintage. Don't tend to see much 2000 or 2001 around. I'm positively inclined towards both. 2002 - Warm and well hyped vintage. Kind of like 2008 without the ster...
by Scott Brunson
April 19th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4140

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Bryan Carr wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 2:33 pm
"Go, save yourself! Tell the others what happened here!!"
bump
by Scott Brunson
April 19th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8225

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

I wondered if WA was a new Ray Walker project. [berserker.gif]
by Scott Brunson
April 17th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State
Replies: 34
Views: 2379

Re: Jeb Dunnuck on 2016 Washington State

Good for you that JD's and your palates agree - it sure makes blind purchases a little easier, but for me, it seems like JD is getting real close to becoming Suckles #2. For me, it seems like I have to discount his scores at least two to three points these days and for WA wine, I would even increas...
by Scott Brunson
April 16th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Possibly the best $13 bottle
Replies: 64
Views: 5935

Re: Possibly the best $13 bottle

PnP one of these tonight. Jammy, pretty thin mid-palate to finish for me. Nothing amazingly special but easy enough to open for a party or casual dinner. So much this. We've vacationed in Canet quite a few times and love the wines of the region. These Lafage wines are simply mass-produced, Solomon ...
by Scott Brunson
April 16th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3022

Re: What's your house champagne?

Goutorbe Rose
by Scott Brunson
April 16th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA: 25% off Flannery CA Reserve Ribeyes, Through Fri., 4/19/19
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: PSA: 25% off Flannery CA Reserve Ribeyes, Through Fri., 4/19/19

I just got my Berserkerday vertical, but I HAVE to try the Ribeyes!
Thanks Betty [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
April 16th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4140

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Alan Eden wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 3:10 pm
You obviously have not seen some of the burg knocking that goes on, watery over priced piss water
Click to see spoiler:
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by Scott Brunson
April 16th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 3832

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Very sad. I can't understand anyone even thinking about making a joke on the subject, but whatever. Alan Its millionaire's vineyards. Nobody is getting hurt or losing their homes. I grew up in a farming community, farmers are always poor and downtrodden, yet they somehow all drive Range rovers and ...
by Scott Brunson
April 14th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wrong on Chardonnag
Replies: 13
Views: 811

Re: Wrong on Chardonnag

You gotta love the Berserker-ness of anyone willing to post something that inflammatory.
Maybe the OP just has the palate (and spelling skills) of a yak. neener
by Scott Brunson
April 13th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Shocking finds at a Miami Costco today
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: Shocking finds at a Miami Costco today

Just a WAG but I wonder if the distributor of KB in FL had to move x number of cases some wine and the buyer for Costco say "Hey I can help you out if you give me something good for my top stores." I bet it went to only a couple of stores. Didn't make it to Boca (I'm pretty sure). I see the Beaucas...
by Scott Brunson
April 13th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1426

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

Has Brother Alfert chimed in with green bell pepper?
neener [berserker.gif]
by Scott Brunson
April 13th, 2019, 12:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1281

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

We don't pay for blue crabs neener
by Scott Brunson
April 9th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1281

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

Disagree that they are overrated. Overpriced, yes, especially the last couple seasons. But (most of) the ones we get local and fresh in South Florida are delicious. I buy them at a seafood shack about half a mile from the beach. They get them fresh daily and I buy them and eat them same day. Totall...
by Scott Brunson
April 7th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Tempranillo
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: TN: 2009 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Tempranillo

We just drank one too. [cheers.gif]
Agree with your notes.
by Scott Brunson
April 7th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Napa cabs
Replies: 22
Views: 1498

Re: 2011 Napa cabs

'11 Continuum drank well about a year ago but we haven't checked in lately.
by Scott Brunson
April 7th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1899
Views: 152472

Re: Steak Porn

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 6:04 am
I like burgundy with more aged steaks, or maybe aged Barolo.
was my thought exactly
by Scott Brunson
April 7th, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1899
Views: 152472

Re: Steak Porn

No pics but we did a side-by-side comparison of the 56 day and 84 day Flannery last night. 129 degrees for 90 minutes and then a quick sear on top of the chimney starter. I really loved both; my wife did also but preferred the 56 day. I was not sure what to expect. The funk is certainly present, but...
by Scott Brunson
April 6th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 78
Views: 2653

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

I received my Made In SS.
I love the weight and balance, especially the Saucier.
I'll report after some use.

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by Scott Brunson
April 5th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best wine in the world (according to the Washington Post and Vivino)
Replies: 23
Views: 2146

Re: The best wine in the world (according to the Washington Post and Vivino)

Other top-ranked vinos included glitzy names like Petrus and Kistler.
One of those things is not like the other.
by Scott Brunson
April 4th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TCA Has No Smell..
Replies: 30
Views: 1571

Re: TCA Has No Smell..

John Morris wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Anton D wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Like someone who gets irritable on caffeine: the caffeine makes them able to see others as they really are.
[rofl.gif]
sounds like a Killgore Trout novel

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