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by Scott Brunson
September 17th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DuPuis Wines
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Re: DuPuis Wines

Trying to decide how much I can afford.
by Scott Brunson
September 16th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 110
Views: 7124

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

I used the sous vide function today. Carrots in softened butter with cumin and Hawaiian pink salt. I don’t have a chamber vac so I used a a FoodSaver. 183 for an hour and then glazed in a large Made-In skillet. It takes longer for the water to heat in the IP compared to my immersion circulator but t...
by Scott Brunson
September 16th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2519

Re: Ooni Discussion

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by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 73
Views: 8912

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Bdklein wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Anybody buy?
Not even if I was crawling through the desert.
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by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13053

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Anton D wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:54 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:38 am
All in of course
2 6-packs and a magnum like last year?
That would be the perfect allocation.

That way, no regret for Pobega-ing a bottle early on!
C’mon down
Wash your hands
by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13053

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:54 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:38 am
All in of course
2 6-packs and a magnum like last year?
Alex mentioned something about a taxidermied wild cat.
by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13053

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

All in of course
by Scott Brunson
September 14th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

billnanson wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 6:54 am
As no-one mentioned them - Clos du Tart - except for 05, may favourite of their wines from that decade
Nice
Haven’t had one in a while [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
September 14th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13053

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Dave McCloskey wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 8:04 am
Just put my name on the mailing list. I take this is a long process! ;-)
Lol
by Scott Brunson
September 14th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 131
Views: 10710

Re: Wait list times

Betty C wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Jeremy Charmak wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 11:41 am
Anyone have an idea about Lillian Winery?
That’s a quick one. I think I got an allocation the following release after I signed up.
Yes
The wines are great though. We had an ‘11 Gold Label a few weeks ago; it was spectacular
by Scott Brunson
September 13th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Might be easier to ask if any usually good producers didn't make great wine in 2001. If so, they would probably be in Volnay. 2001 Volnays did not have a good reputation but the only ones I bought (d'Angerville Clos du Ducs) have turned out better than I thought they would and are excellent. Yes, w...
by Scott Brunson
September 12th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1641
Views: 87736

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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Afternoon snack before shrimp burgers for dinner.
by Scott Brunson
September 12th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1736

2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

I’ve always been a big fan of 01s. I still have some bottles but wouldn’t mind backfilling others to toast them at age 20.
by Scott Brunson
September 11th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 77
Views: 2702

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

ChrisMcElligott wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Second Jean Edwards!
Third
I used to buy Rudd but the price became unbearable.
Becklyn is pretty good but I’m just buying the reds now.
by Scott Brunson
September 10th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 30
Views: 1528

Re: Charleston, SC recs

We're doing one night in Charleston at the end of Sept on the way to Banner Elk NC. It will be a Tuesday so thinking getting a reservation may not be too hard. I was thinking about Fig, Husk, The Ordinary. Is the town corkage friendly ? We will probably do an early lunch the next day. We were think...
by Scott Brunson
September 10th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 40
Views: 1592

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 6:58 am
Yeah we went to Lewis when we were there in March and would’ve liked to have checked out Rodney Scott’s as well. Maybe next time.
Cellar door is always open
by Scott Brunson
September 10th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 40
Views: 1592

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

I’ll add that a trip to Rodney Scott’s is somewhere in my future. But the episode on Rosalia Chay Chuc and her conchinita pibil tacos gave me goosebumps. Traveling down to the Yucatán to eat her food would border on a religious experience. I could almost taste the food through the tv! We binge watc...
by Scott Brunson
September 10th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?

Some good suggestions already mentioned - Three Sticks and Auteur are two favorites. I would also suggest Jeff Cohn Cellars if you like syrah. Enkidu no longer has a tasting room at the Plaza. A few minutes away is Patz & Hall and they are pouring some really good SVD pinots (and have a large patio...
by Scott Brunson
September 10th, 2020, 2:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 131
Views: 10710

Re: Wait list times

JYoung wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 8:00 pm
I signed up for Cayuse in 2011 and am still waiting, fwiw.
Ditto
SQN the same I think.
by Scott Brunson
September 9th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 131
Views: 10710

Re: Wait list times

Adam Frisch wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Ceritas about 1 year.

Anyone know Arnot-Roberts?
Enfield?
A-R has a wait?
by Scott Brunson
September 9th, 2020, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?

JeremyMullman wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Sojourn and Auteur are great visits right off Sonoma Square. And Jean Edwards, too.
How about Enkidu?
by Scott Brunson
September 9th, 2020, 3:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Continuum Novicium
Replies: 18
Views: 1593

Re: Continuum Novicium

I’ve been on the Continuum list since the inaugural vintage (drank our final 05 during quarantine). I love the main wine; am not as crazy about Novi We have visited quite a few times; it’s a wonderful visit. Have you had since they flip flopped the blends in 2016? ‘14 is the last one I had so it wa...
by Scott Brunson
September 8th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Continuum Novicium
Replies: 18
Views: 1593

Re: Continuum Novicium

I’ve been on the Continuum list since the inaugural vintage (drank our final 05 during quarantine).
I love the main wine; am not as crazy about Novi
We have visited quite a few times; it’s a wonderful visit.
by Scott Brunson
September 8th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 155
Views: 13053

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Craig G wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Mike Stoneking wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 10:44 am
JYoung wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 10:26 am


My email from last year says 369.
So you're saying there's a chance?? [snort.gif]
No. They said they decided to put it all in one very large, etched by garden gnomes bottle.
fify

As always, can’t wait. I can confirm that Alex said they picked and fermented before the fires.
by Scott Brunson
September 7th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2519

Re: Ooni Discussion

We’re breaking in our new Fyra tonight.
by Scott Brunson
September 2nd, 2020, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget
Replies: 20
Views: 1850

Re: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget

I once accomplished a similar feat with several glasses of single variety wines, except I caught the airborne in an empty Haut Brion bottle. The resulting blend was a dead ringer for the HB.
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I wish you had the catch on video B; epic. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
September 1st, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DuPuis Wines
Replies: 24
Views: 1366

Re: DuPuis Wines

M. Dildine wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 11:32 am
Delighted to see Wells back in the game. He has been gone but not forgotten!
This
Joined immediately
by Scott Brunson
September 1st, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need some great tomato recipes
Replies: 42
Views: 954

Re: Help - I need some great tomato recipes

Can or ferment them if you can't use them all. Tomato wine? Not exactly. You can lacto ferment tomatoes and then use them in place of cooked tomato, or add a portion of them to other fresh tomatoes for an umami boost. At the end of lacto ferm, place the tomatoes in a strainer with cheesecloth to dr...
by Scott Brunson
August 31st, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need some great tomato recipes
Replies: 42
Views: 954

Re: Help - I need some great tomato recipes

Slow roast for hours.
Great umami bomb for tons of other recipes.
by Scott Brunson
August 29th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1641
Views: 87736

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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Surf (lobster season in FL) and turf (16 oz Flannery Cali Reserve Strip)

Daughter’s birthday—I don’t want to talk about it.
by Scott Brunson
August 26th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE ABBREVIATION
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: WINE ABBREVIATION

Seriously John, just ask when you need clarification. Most people will happily oblige.
by Scott Brunson
August 26th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE ABBREVIATION
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: WINE ABBREVIATION

Bdklein wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 5:33 pm
IDK
lol [welldone.gif]
by Scott Brunson
August 25th, 2020, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Craig G wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 4:32 pm
‘12 Chave St Joe
Nice place
Where we Joe one, we Joe all. Baby killer.
I have other children. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
August 24th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

‘12 Chave St Joe
Nice place
by Scott Brunson
August 23rd, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 1965

Re: NSG Fans?

We drank 02 T Liger-Belair Les St-G on Thursday; it showed more burly than elegant.
Still tasty though.
by Scott Brunson
August 21st, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova's countertop combi steam oven is out
Replies: 24
Views: 894

Re: Anova's countertop combi steam oven is out

I’m very interested; I just need a place to put it.
by Scott Brunson
August 21st, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Cult Of Champagne
Replies: 53
Views: 2394

Re: The Cult Of Champagne

I host a Charleston offline every year. Champagne always plays a large part, and is always paired with food.
2020 sucks, nothing to celebrate tonight, but we are still drinking Champagne. champagne.gif
by Scott Brunson
August 20th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3292

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Max S. wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Albert R wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 10:56 am
Jeff Vaughan wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 9:21 am
I voted no on both. It would like "agree/disagree" on posts though. Might save all the +1 posts.
Agree
I disagree with your agreement.
+1 [wink.gif]
by Scott Brunson
August 19th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3292

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

TimF wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 4:23 pm
AndyK wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Another feature idea: a "douche" button for when I don't want to block someone ("foe") but also want to remind myself who I'm dealing with... pileon
-like-
Def need like button after that post. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
August 19th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordelet offer
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Bordelet offer

A must-buy every year.
by Scott Brunson
August 19th, 2020, 3:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penultimate (Harlan...Promontory)
Replies: 54
Views: 6976

Re: Penultimate (Harlan...Promontory)

325 per bottle is pretty close to Scarecrow pricing.
by Scott Brunson
August 19th, 2020, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9103

Re: Fire 13-4 Sonoma County

Make sure the truckster is full of gas, buddy.
Don’t take chances.
by Scott Brunson
August 18th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1268

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Ha...funny. Like several above, we're frequent "burrito" and fritatta mashers that always include leftovers. Very versatile and nearly always quite tasty. I also have been known to do a version of fried rice that includes leftovers...most often protein or vegetables. We’ve done the same on pizza do...
by Scott Brunson
August 18th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Interesting mushroom tip
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: Interesting mushroom tip

From Robuchon by way of Wine Disorder: "A lot of cooks don't know how to prepare mushrooms properly. It looks simple, but it's not. For porcinis, most think you have to cook them at a high heat. You have to take your time in cooking them, in a medium heat. For chanterelles, you have to blanch them ...
by Scott Brunson
August 16th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2519

Re: Ooni Discussion

I took the plunge and ordered the Fyra.
Delivery is next month so I have plenty of time to plan that first pizza.
by Scott Brunson
August 16th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 525
Views: 33105

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Brian Tuite wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 7:53 pm
I came home from work today and my Wife says: “We’re having steak tonight, I bought a small one for me and Taylor (our Granddaughter) and I pulled one out of the freezer for you.

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You don’t deserve her. neener
by Scott Brunson
August 16th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1641
Views: 87736

Re: What did you cook tonight?

How ‘bout this morning for breakfast?
Breakfast tostada using some of last night’s leftovers
My wife’s tortillas

Barbacoa
Runny egg
Salsa Bandera
Red onion pickled in bitter orange
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by Scott Brunson
August 11th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 225
Views: 15115

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Excited to try the zin! I have enjoyed the Red table wine in past vintages, so took some of that, the chenin, mataro and grenache.
I wished for extra Zin too. [cheers.gif]

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