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by Scott Brunson
March 16th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1836
Views: 146583

Re: Steak Porn

Flannery strip
129 degree sous vide for 90 minutes
(2 garden herb sachets with fresh sage, rosemary, thyme, Italian oregano)

Ordinarily I would finish in cast iron but I wanted a little more smoke.

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by Scott Brunson
March 15th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you view the money you spend on wine
Replies: 35
Views: 1609

Re: How do you view the money you spend on wine

part of our monthly medicinal expense budget
by Scott Brunson
March 14th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 39
Views: 2517

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

Barry--unfortunately, we found the food to be mediocre on a most recent visit in Jan.
by Scott Brunson
March 13th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 149
Views: 3761

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Scott Brunson wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 1:38 pm
It looks like mine arrives tomorrow.
Pobega time!
The mussels are delish
Thanks as always Nola!
by Scott Brunson
March 13th, 2019, 2:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of lurkers-to-posters lately...
Replies: 28
Views: 1559

Re: Lots of lurkers-to-posters lately...

New member here, first post! Been lurking for a few months since BerserkerDay and joined last month finally. Learned a lot so far and spent way too much money since I started lurking. Two purchases on BerserkerDay from Loring and Sandler, mixed case from Sandlands, mixed case and a half from Bedroc...
by Scott Brunson
March 8th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 378
Views: 21584

Re: RE: Jason Toupes

R. Smith wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 11:52 am
Ray.PNG

Mr. Toupes, when can we expect Fox KTVU to do a story on all the people who are still owed thousands in wine? As a producer at KTVU, don't you have a journalistic obligation to report on both sides?
[winner.gif]
nice sleuthing!
by Scott Brunson
March 7th, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 378
Views: 21584

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

I'm also curious as to how Ray intends (if, in fact, he actually does intend) to get the proposed Saint Cloud Bourbon to purchasers, given that direct-to-consumer shipping of distilled spirits is prohibited. Do you suppose we can prod him into revealing that? I think today is a French bank holiday.
by Scott Brunson
March 7th, 2019, 3:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is corkage allowed at Disney Springs restaurants in Orlando?
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Is corkage allowed at Disney Springs restaurants in Orlando?

$25 the last time we were there, but it's been a few years.

Flying Fish
California Grill
Jiko
Citricos
by Scott Brunson
March 4th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: I hate winter!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: I hate winter!!!!!!!!!!

Are you in Charleston in the winter? You say you live in Charleston and South Florida, so I figured you were in South Florida in the winter. We’re still teaching in Chas (4 more years probably) so we’re in FL for school holidays. I would say that right now (not really having looked anywhere yet) Sa...
by Scott Brunson
March 4th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: I hate winter!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: I hate winter!!!!!!!!!!

If you want to stay on east coast, you may want to check out Charleston, SC area. Very good food and wine scene, golf, and easy access to nice beaches at Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach. Charleston is like a shinier Savannah, with less funk and a bit more of the entertainment I seek. ...
by Scott Brunson
March 4th, 2019, 2:31 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: I hate winter!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: I hate winter!!!!!!!!!!

If you want to stay on east coast, you may want to check out Charleston, SC area. Very good food and wine scene, golf, and easy access to nice beaches at Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach. Charleston is like a shinier Savannah, with less funk and a bit more of the entertainment I seek. ...
by Scott Brunson
March 2nd, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release
Replies: 23
Views: 746

Re: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release

Love the wines
Love the guys
Don't love the shipping costs.

I am still on the list but can find many of them locally at retail.
by Scott Brunson
March 1st, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 14691

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

bought 9
didn't buy mag
by Scott Brunson
February 28th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay
Replies: 42
Views: 1417

Re: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Louis Michel vaillons or mdt
and esp. Forêts flirtysmile
#winning
by Scott Brunson
February 28th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 14691

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

It's gonna hurt but I'm going to buy my full allocation (minus the $1500 mag).
by Scott Brunson
February 27th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 14691

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

NED VALOIS wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 12:28 pm
yES
nEIN !
plus eins [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
February 25th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Food Refrigerator as Wine Storage
Replies: 29
Views: 1454

Re: Food Refrigerator as Wine Storage

According to Lewis Black, right after two slices of mushroom pizza.
by Scott Brunson
February 20th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)
Replies: 24
Views: 1114

Re: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)

Todd Hamina wrote:
February 18th, 2019, 8:47 pm
California Grill is a great place to watch the fireworks too.
We've been known to stumble into MK and ride Space Mtn after a bit of a boozy meal at California Grill.
by Scott Brunson
February 20th, 2019, 3:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anybody Tried Drinkward Peschon 2016 Cab??
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Has Anybody Tried Drinkward Peschon 2016 Cab??

I haven't tried the '16 but DP generally needs some time IMO.
by Scott Brunson
February 19th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Food and Wine Pairing is Bullsh*t . . .
Replies: 60
Views: 2306

Re: Food and Wine Pairing is Bullsh*t . . .

One more thing: it’s obvious that food and wine pairing is first and foremost a profit-driving strategy by restaurants. In many restaurants, I’m sure the somm and chef put effort into finding good pairings. But $$ is the driver. Do I have to tip on the wine? [berserker.gif] Of course pairings matte...
by Scott Brunson
February 19th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Bottles a "*****" Vineyard" Zinfandel?
Replies: 44
Views: 2662

Re: Who Bottles a "*****" Vineyard" Zinfandel?

Drinking Old Mancini Ranch by Boheme right now.
It does not suck.
by Scott Brunson
February 15th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 378
Views: 21584

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Steve L Gellman wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 12:59 pm
I'm sure this will go on for awhile but already a HOF thread!
And just think, nobody had really been drinking yet.
r u sure? [berserker.gif]
by Scott Brunson
February 15th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 378
Views: 21584

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Steve L Gellman wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 12:59 pm
I'm sure this will go on for awhile but already a HOF thread!
bump
by Scott Brunson
February 15th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 14691

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Christian Becker wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 8:12 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
February 10th, 2019, 4:26 am
Joe Mendez wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 10:19 pm
I got the email for my allocation. Anyone know how long the allocation is guaranteed for?
First come first served
The release usually comes in waves so long time buyers don't have to rush.
When is the first wave open ? Anyone know ?
Last year was the beginning of March I think.
by Scott Brunson
February 13th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Schrader Offer
Replies: 16
Views: 1517

Re: 2017 Schrader Offer

Ken Strauss wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 5:28 pm
I took a pass this year. Been on the list since 2005.
Constellation buyout ...
Me too dude
On list since 06 vintage
by Scott Brunson
February 12th, 2019, 2:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Florida trip wine Part Deux
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Florida trip wine Part Deux

Don't forget Brown Bag Saturdays.
by Scott Brunson
February 10th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 14691

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Joe Mendez wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 10:19 pm
I got the email for my allocation. Anyone know how long the allocation is guaranteed for?
First come first served
The release usually comes in waves so long time buyers don't have to rush.
by Scott Brunson
February 9th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Picnic Supplies
Replies: 34
Views: 1211

Re: Napa Picnic Supplies

Leonard Taylor wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 6:19 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 6:17 am
oakville grocery
That's an option for sure but Sunshine Grocery is miles above it in quality.
+ infinity

We usually rent a house a few blocks from Sunshine.
by Scott Brunson
February 9th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 14691

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

Got my email today also. Last year was my first year getting an allocation and I got 3 bottles. I hope I get allocated more this, my second year. My first vintage was '07 I didn't get an allocation bump until 2 or 3 years ago. They send emails but no allocations after a year or two. Ah! That explai...
by Scott Brunson
February 8th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 166
Views: 14691

Re: 2016 Scarecrow Allocation

JohnP wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Jeremy Charmak wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 12:36 pm
I was offered Scarecrow in 2007 and bought the 3 bottles they offered me, I received the same email as above for the 2016 Vintage. Nothing in between... How much $$ does this wine release for now?
2015 was $1050, guessing 2016 will be $1125.
Pretty good guess (unfortunately) IMO
by Scott Brunson
February 8th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals
Replies: 27
Views: 2135

Re: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 1:54 pm
It’s dead at retail.
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by Scott Brunson
February 8th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 4448

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

On list since the beginning I think. Had to stop at a case this time.
by Scott Brunson
February 5th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)
Replies: 24
Views: 1114

Re: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)

We've eaten there quite a few times.
Tell the front desk that you are a real wine geek and that you want a somm/server.
You will likely get extra treats.

The food is (used to be) quite good but a new chef now I think.
by Scott Brunson
February 3rd, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcomming burg book from Bill Nanson?
Replies: 90
Views: 3963

Re: Upcomming burg book from Bill Nanson?

Sunday let down [cry.gif]
When I saw the thread bump I thought we might have a sequel.
by Scott Brunson
January 28th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended: Franny Beck Wines Screaming BD 10 Deals - WE WENT DEEP! UP TO OFF. Shipping everywhere
Replies: 61
Views: 2156

Re: Extended: Franny Beck Wines Screaming BD 10 Deals - WE WENT DEEP! UP TO 40% OFF. Shipping everywhere

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 5:48 pm
I don’t even recall what I bought but I’m looking forward to trying these Oregon wines.

I can barely live with myself I’m such a poor ambassador for my homestate wines. I got to do better.
Whatever you bought, you chose wisely, Doc
Great wines
by Scott Brunson
January 27th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 81
Views: 3792

Re: Flannery Beef!

Frank Z wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 10:48 am
Had Flannery at PRESS multiple times, but super excited to get it going at home! I’m for 5 NY steaks, with a second order planned for Filets during their Valentine’s sale :)
Advice
Buy the Wagyu Paves during Valentine's sale
You will not be sorry.
by Scott Brunson
January 27th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: VELETA WINES - BerserkerDay 10 Deals
Replies: 30
Views: 993

Re: VELETA WINES - BerserkerDay 10 Deals

Nola Palomar wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 8:53 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 8:18 am
FedEx option or still UPS?
My UPS sux (and I have a FedEx store across the street)
Just for you, Fed Ex
pileon
in for a case
flirtysmile
by Scott Brunson
January 27th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: VELETA WINES - BerserkerDay 10 Deals
Replies: 30
Views: 993

Re: VELETA WINES - BerserkerDay 10 Deals

FedEx option or still UPS?
My UPS sux (and I have a FedEx store across the street)
by Scott Brunson
January 27th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 81
Views: 3792

Re: Flannery Beef!

How "funky" is the older? Scott, the highest two ages will be approaching game, but not quite there, with a 'blue cheese' aspect. The The age won't be overpowering, but it will be noticeable. The taste differences between a 7 day age period (ie between the 56day and the 63day) will be very subtle; ...
by Scott Brunson
January 27th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7331

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

2 cases of Chester's Anvil
a mixed case of Boheme PNs and Zin
Olive oil, lots of tuna, mackerel, mussels
Flannery "old" vertical

Gonna add Grassl, maybe Veleta wines...

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