Search found 4791 matches

by Scott Brunson
June 11th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1599

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

M.Kaplan wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Assyrtiko from Santorini (Hatzidakis, Sigalas, Argyros, Gaia).
+4

I like David B's Sherry idea too.
by Scott Brunson
June 8th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2378

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

Nate Simon wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 11:51 am
I’ve heard that quality is good but also huge crops. Could be premature, but it’s not unreasonable to expect supply/demand to favor the consumer.
Wanna bet regarding stable prices vs. increased prices? [snort.gif]

I'm not whining btw; business is business.
by Scott Brunson
June 8th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7475

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Why would you sign up knowing you would never buy ? I’ve signed up for lists with the intention to buy but sometimes a minimum order qty combined with a per bottle price, both of which may have been unlnown at the time of signing up, prevented me from buying. Hoping one day when that offer comes I’...
by Scott Brunson
June 7th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2378

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

dsimmons wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 11:20 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 10:00 am
Anton D wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 9:44 am
Vintage of the century!
This
This is like the 6th one in the last 5 years right [cheers.gif]
Fify neener
by Scott Brunson
June 6th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7475

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Somms don't drive the market.
Hipsters certainly don't drive the market.
People with disposable income drive the market.

Napa will be fine.

(but I have dropped more than a few--I don't have unlimited disposable income). [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
June 6th, 2019, 3:42 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 50
Views: 3199

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

Sherri--I'm packing a few extra cases in the car tomorrow.
by Scott Brunson
June 6th, 2019, 3:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

Right now in Chas, shrimp (and fish)
Starting tomorrow in FL, fish and mango.
by Scott Brunson
June 6th, 2019, 3:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1307
Views: 61196

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Scott Brunson wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 3:33 am
Local shrimp are IN. These tiny ones came fresh from the boat from my marine biologist brother.
Shrimp burger
Preserved lemon aioli
Image
Cook's Country technique so they are sauteed in a little oil rather than deep fried.
by Scott Brunson
June 6th, 2019, 3:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1307
Views: 61196

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Local shrimp are IN. These tiny ones came fresh from the boat from my marine biologist brother.
Shrimp burger
Preserved lemon aioli
Image
by Scott Brunson
June 2nd, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Red Wine Pairs Best with Gator?
Replies: 22
Views: 701

Re: What Red Wine Pairs Best with Gator?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 7:29 am
Craig G wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 7:24 am
Not red. Aligoté.
Lol!

Pairs best on shoes, belts and watch straps.

And there are alligators everywhere in Florida!
in every puddle, after every rainstorm
by Scott Brunson
May 30th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 29
Views: 1917

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Making top notch Champagne is very different from making top notch Syrah.
by Scott Brunson
May 30th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 29
Views: 1917

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

So a top notch winemaker, but with no experience making Champagne is going to make champagne and price it at Krug-ish level...?
Mark Morrissette wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 7:36 am
If nothing else, he is a great marketer.
[scratch.gif] [stirthepothal.gif] [berserker.gif]
...right
by Scott Brunson
May 29th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 34
Views: 2356

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Anton D wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Sure, Scott pulls the mainstream media fake news definition.

It means, "To share a joint."
next time please include link to appropriate thread. [wink.gif]
by Scott Brunson
May 29th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 34
Views: 2356

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Joe G a l e w s k i wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 4:39 pm
What does To Kalon mean?
Image
champagne.gif
by Scott Brunson
May 29th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 30
Views: 2231

Re: Wine searcher

The subscription is not expensive.
Ross--easy money for me to spend every year for the extra info.
[cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
May 29th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 34
Views: 2356

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

I hate when people say, "most iconic."
(also, "most unique.")

Mods, please feel free to move to the curmudgeon thread. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
May 28th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 3948

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 1:45 pm
No more Gonon St. Joseph for me, since it's got 'popularity pricing' now.
ditto
plus some Napa cults and lots of Burgundy
by Scott Brunson
May 28th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1307
Views: 61196

Re: What did you cook tonight?

CJ Beazley wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 4:32 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Image
Pan roasted venison backstrap
Local Squash
Vidalia onion
Local aeroponic lettuce

bacon fat involved
Vincent PN
Lovely little appetizer, what was your main course?
Limoncello
by Scott Brunson
May 27th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Savannah, GA
Replies: 31
Views: 989

Re: Savannah, GA

Todd Hamina wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Zunzi's makes a nice sando, and shit.
Did the kid choose SCAD?
My daughter is a grad.
by Scott Brunson
May 27th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1307
Views: 61196

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Image
Pan roasted venison backstrap
Local Squash
Vidalia onion
Local aeroponic lettuce

bacon fat involved
Vincent PN
by Scott Brunson
May 27th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?
Replies: 17
Views: 1682

Re: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?

I think the ones I have tasted are fairly/appropriately priced for what they are.
by Scott Brunson
May 27th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine country vacation suggestions.
Replies: 35
Views: 1620

Re: Wine country vacation suggestions.

If you like Pinot, Willamette Valley in Oregon is a must. Outside the US? ;) So,New Mexico? champagne.gif Why not visit Styria in Austria - called the Austrian Toscana. Great white wines, decent reds ... [cheers.gif] https://www.austria.info/uk/things-to-do/food-and-drink/wine/styrian-wine-route ht...
by Scott Brunson
May 27th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 1751

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

LMD Ermitaño wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 7:23 am
Claus Jeppesen wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 5:32 am
Aeration has nothing to do with maturing/cellaring
Agreed.
also agreed
by Scott Brunson
May 26th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

Re: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.

Lots of great suggestion so far

Gauby Calcinaires (but it's worth a few extra bucks for mid-level Vv)
Baudry Les Granges
Joly Les Vieux Clos
Charvin CdR
by Scott Brunson
May 23rd, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?
Replies: 34
Views: 2591

Re: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?

I'm more concerned about the heat spikes than about the smoke. I will temper my buying in the '17 vintage (across the board).
I need an excuse to conserve funds and space.
by Scott Brunson
May 22nd, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 78
Views: 2769

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: 50
Views: 2830

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: 50
Views: 2830

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: 50
Views: 2830

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: 3430

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: 2837

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: 1099

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: 208

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: 1083

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: 4314

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: 2121

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: 469

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: 961

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: 1351

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: 1249

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: 1566

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: 2919

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: 654

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: 654

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.

Go to advanced search