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by Scott Brunson
July 9th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 87
Views: 3522

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

I’ll add another vote for 2007, both in CdP and Napa.
by Scott Brunson
July 9th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?
Replies: 60
Views: 1829

Re: Approaching age 50 - is it too late for Burgundy?

I’m 58 and mostly backfilling.
by Scott Brunson
July 9th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s good, again. Alcohol has been rehabilitated...
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: It’s good, again. Alcohol has been rehabilitated...

I’ve been eating much less and exercising much more since the beginning of the quarantining, but my weight loss seems to be stuck in neutral.
I can’t figure out why.
( [cheers.gif] )
by Scott Brunson
July 9th, 2020, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir in the Loire?
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: Pinot Noir in the Loire?

Another vote for Vacheron
by Scott Brunson
July 9th, 2020, 4:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An Evolution of Pesto
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: An Evolution of Pesto

Nice
My wife is allergic to pine nuts. I’ve used sunflower seeds but love the idea of the bread, especially smoked.
by Scott Brunson
July 8th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 42
Views: 1255

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Reds
Pernand and Savigny

Whites
Chablis by a lot
by Scott Brunson
July 6th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2359

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

58 here
I’m not buying any new vintages which need age.
by Scott Brunson
July 6th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Cult
Replies: 61
Views: 3695

Re: California Cult

mark rudner wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 2:05 pm
macdonald does not belong in that grouping
Yes
I am also a big fan of Scarecrow—big but with depth and elegance.
by Scott Brunson
July 6th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Banana Bread
Replies: 26
Views: 1143

Re: Best Banana Bread

Brian Tuite wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Milk with Banana Bread? [dance2.gif]
by Scott Brunson
July 5th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me rub my butt
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Help me rub my butt

^
Me too
by Scott Brunson
July 5th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine storage / temp control necessary?
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: wine storage / temp control necessary?

Toby P wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 5:41 am

It seems these wine journeys all end up going in the same direction and I'm sure I'll end up with a huge fridge or figuring out how to get a cellar in the house, especially if I start exploring Old World wines more.
You got that right... pileon [wink.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
July 5th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me rub my butt
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Help me rub my butt

Pork butt loves paprika and brown sugar along with the salt and pepper. I like this. This is my present mix that I use for pork butt and definitely for baby back ribs. This is a modification of my brother's personal rub. It is absolutely wonderful. Salt and pepper before applying this to your likin...
by Scott Brunson
July 5th, 2020, 4:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I am pairing "challenged": basil pesto over pasta ?
Replies: 15
Views: 450

Re: I am pairing "challenged": basil pesto over pasta ?

Michael O'Brien wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:43 pm
I am late to the party but Vermentino would be my choice too.
Me too
by Scott Brunson
July 5th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine storage / temp control necessary?
Replies: 14
Views: 771

Re: wine storage / temp control necessary?

For your needs as you describe them, you can get by without temp control. The question, IMO, is what are you trying to achieve by aging this type of wine, even if more short or medium term aging? They aren’t magically going to turn into 20-30 year old Grand Crus or First Growths by aging in less th...
by Scott Brunson
July 4th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Banana Bread
Replies: 26
Views: 1143

Re: Best Banana Bread

one of the things I’ve done during this shutdown is bake, not at Christine’s level, but some simple stuff. I’ve tried 3 different banana bread recipes and this one is absolutely the best. F99C6DEC-DB95-40E1-A4E5-A567E7486E00.jpeg70C0B344-EBCB-4974-AFB2-2F0C3A44D0A1.jpeg Only modification I made is ...
by Scott Brunson
July 3rd, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2282

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

Dave McIsaac wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:52 am
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:30 am
Anybody want mine just reach out. I get a good allocation including mags and I’m outta work now after a COVID-19 Force Majeure release from my contact.
Sorry to hear this Glenn. Be well. [cheers.gif]
+1
Take care Doc
by Scott Brunson
July 2nd, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84309

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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Charleston Gold Risotto
Local shrimp and peas
Citrus flake salt
by Scott Brunson
July 1st, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2693

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

PCLIN wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 10:59 am
1985 Cheval Blanc, that bottle was nearly a perfect wine.
Don’t forget to save a bottle for me. (Anniversary wine)
We’ve done 07 Scarecrow, 05 Continuum, but can’t get to our offsite right now.
by Scott Brunson
July 1st, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Balthazar the next gonon?
Replies: 33
Views: 1890

Re: Is Balthazar the next gonon?

[head-bang.gif]
Love these wines
by Scott Brunson
June 30th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Summer 2020 Release
Replies: 36
Views: 2282

Re: Saxum Summer 2020 Release

In
Hope I get some Hoage.
by Scott Brunson
June 30th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84309

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Happy 35th Anniversary to HRH Yukon Gold Crisps in Duck Fat House Made Crème fraîche Ossetra Caviar Malossol Garlic Chive https://i.ibb.co/9bMHMMz/EB100-BC4-87-C8-4028-AB2-B-00-AB52-A66857.jpg Foie Gras Sourdough Toast Apricot Coulis Hawaii Pink Salt https://i.ibb.co/sVG4G6S/27-F9-F7-EF-72-D7-425-B-...
by Scott Brunson
June 27th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 206
Views: 16331

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Sourdough rye
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by Scott Brunson
June 25th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1584

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Did anyone on the east coast receive their wine, yet? Mine has been pending with expected departure from Elizabeth New Jersey for a week. I'm sure it's fine--just curious. Mine arrived yesterday—gave one the Pobega treatment. Sometimes Zin is a little angular for me, but to my palate LL wines smoot...
by Scott Brunson
June 25th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Ooni Discussion

We’re planning on buying one so I look forward to input and reviews.
by Scott Brunson
June 25th, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1584

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Did anyone on the east coast receive their wine, yet? Mine has been pending with expected departure from Elizabeth New Jersey for a week. I'm sure it's fine--just curious. Mine arrived yesterday—gave one the Pobega treatment. Sometimes Zin is a little angular for me, but to my palate LL wines smoot...
by Scott Brunson
June 24th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boar's View offer
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Boar's View offer

YUGE pass
by Scott Brunson
June 24th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 3978

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Petrus
Le Pin
DRC (RC)
Jayer
by Scott Brunson
June 24th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 63
Views: 2966

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Sometimes it isn’t the Mrs. who worries me. (Since many of you know him either in person or from his Zoom bombing...) A big wino hairball named Kyser Said that he thought no one would be wiser, If he took one (or two), Pop, slurp, guzzle, burp, Mon Dieu, “I’ll never pass the breathalyzer.“ https://i...
by Scott Brunson
June 24th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 77
Views: 3713

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

Recently my quarterly arrivals from producers I really enjoy, like Failla and Lioco, have met with less and less enthusiasm. The wines haven't changed, I think I have. Every time I open a PN recently, I just fail to get enthused. They're all so "winemaker-y" and perfect and good/engineered. Nothing...
by Scott Brunson
June 21st, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 1960

Re: Sourdough Thread

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Our starter’s name is Geshem.
by Scott Brunson
June 20th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 191
Views: 7911

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Sean_S wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Duh!

I read a 2 month old message... Anway I did setup a zoom tonight... come join...

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86347837833

Sean
Kyser and I will try to attend.
by Scott Brunson
June 19th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me plan my vacation meals (Myrtle Beach)
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Help me plan my vacation meals (Myrtle Beach)

Thanks to all for the ideas; we stayed three nights. Night one—fresh shrimp tagliatelle with preserved lemon and thyme in a light cream sauce. Night two—take out BBQ Night three—Sous Vide pork chops, local green beans, farro with caramelized Vidalia Onion, garlic and chives that I brought from my pl...
by Scott Brunson
June 18th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas inaugural rose release
Replies: 30
Views: 1476

Re: Ceritas inaugural rose release

Vince L. wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 9:03 am
Looks like sold out now
Yep [cry.gif]
by Scott Brunson
June 18th, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3091

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

Brian Tuite wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 8:24 pm
I’d have to cut back my Zin purchases by nearly 75%. No can do.
neener
I’m not quite that extreme but similar.
Limerick, Carlisle, Bedrock, Boheme, Ridge, Frog’s...
Acorn is good too.
by Scott Brunson
June 17th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19025

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I would not buy Trump wines, stay in a Trump Hotel, play golf at Doral, etc. I think the OP brought up a good question; it is unfortunate and inevitable that it would become political. I am in no way defending or showing allegiance to the president; but this is about as political as one can get. (T...
by Scott Brunson
June 16th, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Boheme & Ridge ManciniVnyd Reds....(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: TN: Boheme & Ridge ManciniVnyd Reds....(short/boring)

Dave McIsaac wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 10:44 am
Love that Boheme zin, and have a couple left, I think.

Quite a contrast in style to Carlisle, which I also love.
Mine are all gone. [cry.gif]
by Scott Brunson
June 13th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed
Replies: 55
Views: 2322

Re: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed

...It just SEEMS longer
by Scott Brunson
June 12th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 23
Views: 695

Re: Charleston, SC recs

Further out: Fat Hen, Royal Tern, Wild Olive. I haven't tried any of these, but there's a stretch about halfway between Charleston and Kiawah with a bunch of restaurants and I've heard excellent things about these 3 from multiple friends. Again, it's a drive from Kiawah and hence I've never bothere...
by Scott Brunson
June 12th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 105
Views: 4864

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Not blend, Cameron’s estate vineyard next to the winery But with some Pinot Blanc (and I’ve seen hints of a few Italians too) There may be a little Pinot Blanc in the Chardonnay, but not very much, if any. Most of the Pinot Blanc gets thrown in with the Italian varietals that go into Guiliano. BTW,...
by Scott Brunson
June 12th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 105
Views: 4864

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Cameron Clos Electrique Blend? Gonna throw a bottle into a blind tasting to mess with people when our group can meet again. And for me, Ceritas. I hate the over-ripe, over-extracted, over-oaked Chards. Not blend, Cameron’s estate vineyard next to the winery But with some Pinot Blanc (and I’ve seen ...
by Scott Brunson
June 12th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 105
Views: 4864

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Scott Tallman wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 7:56 am
Cameron Clos Electrique
Blend?
Gonna throw a bottle into a blind tasting to mess with people when our group can meet again.

And for me, Ceritas.
I hate the over-ripe, over-extracted, over-oaked Chards.
by Scott Brunson
June 12th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 1351

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

My childhood was Jif extra crunchy with my mom’s muscadine (sometimes scuppernong) jelly.
We always had sourwood honey in the house too in case I was craving peanut butter and banana.
I still partake every now and then.
And my 81 year old mom still makes jelly. [wow.gif]
by Scott Brunson
June 11th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: FENNEL-CORIANDER PORK BELLY

Mike Maguire wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 10:14 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 5:04 am
Great looking dishes
Fennel and Coriander is my favorite 2-spice combination.
I add white peppercorns and Kosher salt to F&C to make my lamb rub, heaven!
Yep
I’ll throw in just a little Rosemary to mine as well, not enough to be really noticeable, just to add a pointy layer of flavor.
by Scott Brunson
June 11th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down
Replies: 193
Views: 6869

Re: Terroir vs winemaking -- Neal Martin lays the smack down

Neal felt like making a particular point, possibly chose the wrong vehicle to attach it to, but broadly speaking most of us would agree with him in not going along with terroir being trumpeted too loudly, especially in relation to producer. It should never be either/or in any case. Wine in general,...
by Scott Brunson
June 8th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me plan my vacation meals (Myrtle Beach)
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Help me plan my vacation meals (Myrtle Beach)

It is my wife’s family vacation in an older hotel-turned timeshare. We’re not ready to do restaurants yet, especially in redneck holy land. The 2 of us will have our own unit, a 1 BR with a fridge, older microwave, and a 4 burner range. The cookware sucks; I might take a few of my own (mostly Made-I...
by Scott Brunson
June 7th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo

I’ve also had success with old Fontanafredda.
Underrated IMO
by Scott Brunson
June 7th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GERD and Champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 795

Re: GERD and Champagne

dbailey wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 6:25 am
Mike R wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 5:51 am
dbailey wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 1:46 am
I suffer but nexium before and after does the trick.
Do you only have issues with Champagne, or other wines as well?
Really just with champagne. Something about the bubbles/acid combo.
I have more issues with beer [cry.gif]
by Scott Brunson
June 6th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 23
Views: 695

Re: Charleston, SC recs

also worth mentioning: Charleston has a couple very solid wine shops, I really like Monarch Wine Merchants and Graft. Both on upper King Street. oh another worth mention: Charleston (especially King street) was hit pretty hard by riots last weekend. The city has a long long race history (the main c...
by Scott Brunson
June 6th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 539
Views: 47525

Re: The Cocktail Thread

We’ve been doing happy hour Quarantinis since March. (Mostly old school stuff) Here are some Boulevardier Negroni Perfect Manhattan Paloma (May 5) Dark and Stormy Vieux Carré Sazerac Hemingway Daiquiri French 75 Algonquin Ward Eight Painkiller (On the day I was supposed to take my students to Orland...

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