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by CJ Beazley
July 19th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly

Poppy Davis wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Sounds like they gaslighted you. [wink.gif]
Ohhhhh you beat me to it.
by CJ Beazley
July 18th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 35
Views: 1065

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

I thought for sure it was going to be sending out all those surveys
by CJ Beazley
July 17th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11239
Views: 508546

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Costco run today:


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Which-un and how much?
by CJ Beazley
July 17th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 30
Views: 1748

Cellar thief emails?

Has anyone else starting receiving emails from a company Cellar Thief? It started Monday I think, numerous during the day, I always wonder how they get an address like mine?
by CJ Beazley
July 16th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 79
Views: 4600

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

Order in, thanks Will
by CJ Beazley
July 15th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Dennis Borczon wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 2:52 pm
The golden age is over. No more untaxed wine in the future shipped to your door. It is only fair that open competition should make up for the tax collection concerns.
Lemme know when all this ‘open competition’ starts here in Texas.
by CJ Beazley
July 15th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick thoughts on a Chevillon sale - other producers added
Replies: 29
Views: 1194

Re: Quick thoughts on a Chevillon sale

All right burgophiles here’s some more available...after 30 bottles of Chevillon I’m getting tapped out, but what screams out here. 2015 Domaine Jerome Chezeaux Nuits St. Georges Les Charbonnieres - 45 2015 Domaine Michel Gros Vosne Romanee Clos des Reas 1er Cru -110 2016 Domaine Pierre-Yves Colin-...
by CJ Beazley
July 14th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1931
Views: 158106

Re: Steak Porn

16 oz Flannery--simplicity can be perfection https://i.ibb.co/f0dw27c/01.jpg https://i.ibb.co/tDhgzWH/02.jpg https://i.ibb.co/V9kShZB/04.jpg with some fresh summer squash and butterbeans https://i.ibb.co/jzDkkL5/03.jpg Scotty, how as the Hayfork? I’m sitting on some wondering if they’re ready
by CJ Beazley
July 12th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post
Replies: 22
Views: 943

Re: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post

“Friend of a friend wants to park his RV at Barefoot Cellars”
by CJ Beazley
July 10th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ceritas Pinot Noir Hacienda Secoya Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: TN: 2014 Ceritas Pinot Noir Hacienda Secoya Vineyard

Brandon R wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Holy moly, Tom, that pork chop looks amazing.
Chop??? Try hindquarter...
by CJ Beazley
July 5th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 56
Views: 1743

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 11:25 am
A little of this, a little of that... At our cabin with some other families.
Give us the dets on that Arnot-Roberts Syrah when you get time, please.
by CJ Beazley
July 2nd, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Other Cellar Sidejobs
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Other Cellar Sidejobs

Bulbs.
Certain produce, in the summer only.
by CJ Beazley
July 1st, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 1820

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Spaghetti and meatballs. That was every Monday (you could set your clock to the weekly menu). Tuesday - chicken Wednesday - meatloaf Thursday - liver (my father ate it, my sister and I didn't). Friday we brought something in. Saturday I went to the deli for franks and french fries, maybe a knish Su...
by CJ Beazley
July 1st, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 1820

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Kraft Mac & cheese (I know, big surprise) Fried Bologna Sandwiches Western Meal in One Meat loaf TV Dinners My mother was not professional in the kitchen. These are the only things I continue to eat and I do remember TV dinner Tuesday when I could choose something I liked. Sorry, but I have no idea...
by CJ Beazley
June 30th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1216

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

The Columbia Crest red (H3?) they sell at Costco.

*as I type this now I’m afraid it’s closer to $19.00 so hit the couch cushions and see what you find.
by CJ Beazley
June 30th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: TN: 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon

Last night I took my son-in-law out for a celebration of his passing his penultimate test for his actuarial certification. A great achievement. One more to go and some on line work. The wine list at this steakhouse is California centric with prices from $50/btl(undrinkable stuff to me) to $4000 for...
by CJ Beazley
June 28th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 25
Views: 1252

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

Mic drop here boys, I give you the Infierno X-100 clocking in at $91 grand
http://www.grillworksusa.com/
by CJ Beazley
June 28th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...
Replies: 18
Views: 1111

Re: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...

etomasi wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:20 am
Given there are 5 people my initial thoughts are .. bring 2 bottles, a red and a white.
Beat me to it.
by CJ Beazley
June 28th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Languiole en Aubrac Champagne Saber sale
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: PSA: Languiole en Aubrac Champagne Saber sale

Laguiole makes hedge clippers?
by CJ Beazley
June 28th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Languiole en Aubrac Champagne Saber sale
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: PSA: Languiole en Aubrac Champagne Saber sale

Thank the lord! My old one is completely worn out, it’s down to a nub-about the size of an oyster knife champagne.gif
by CJ Beazley
June 28th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

The issue for me here in Texas is not whether more big box chains can enter the market. It's about internet access to retailers outside of Texas. The current distributors in Texas simply don't carry many of the wines I want to buy, and if they do, the stores charge exorbitant markups to get them (y...
by CJ Beazley
June 28th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Epicurean reward for congeniality...
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Epicurean reward for congeniality...

A+++ for your son. I’ve had multiple elder care situations in my life and I can say they have been the most rewarding, in some ways more so than parenting.
by CJ Beazley
June 27th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friend of friend wants to land his helicopter at Screaming Eagle
Replies: 261
Views: 26358

Re: Friend of friend wants to land his helicopter at Screaming Eagle

JohnP wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 8:04 am
This thread always gives me a good laugh, have to send up the line again..
Then we have to revisit this, easily Blum’s funniest post ever!
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=101995&hilit=Park+his+rv
by CJ Beazley
June 26th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 55
Views: 2347

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 4:43 am
So if the Carignan has a bad year the wine is no longer a field blend? Or is the winemaker expected to suffer the slings and arrows of the wine board community for a substandard wine? [stirthepothal.gif]
No, sell it off as bulk juice. newhere
by CJ Beazley
June 26th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 55
Views: 2347

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

Geyserville - full stop But then we can get into the discussion about what exactly is a field blend. Do the grapes have to be picked all at once? Are they required to be co-fermented? Do the proportions in the finished wine have to match the proportions in the vineyard? How many different varieties...
by CJ Beazley
June 25th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 54
Views: 4112

Re: The wine you don't want

When I was young and foolish I got on the SQN list. I like the wine fine, on occasion, but I have accumulated a lot more of it than I am likely ever going to drink. In particular, I am going to try to move on from a few EBA box sets. I have never sold a bottle of wine before. Given a bunch away, tr...
by CJ Beazley
June 25th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jaffurs Syrahs/BienNacido&Thompson '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: TN: Jaffurs Syrahs/BienNacido&Thompson '16...(short/boring)

Michael Martin wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Thanks for the futures reminder. I will place my order today. 25% off these wines is a deal.
Are the half bottles not available as futures?
by CJ Beazley
June 25th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Pretty basic article but informative article, in case some missed it
https://www.winespectator.com/articles/ ... 61e3e000aa
by CJ Beazley
June 25th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 70
Views: 4621

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

I got the email, I’m wondering about dosage, time on the lees etc, surely they’ll provide info prior to the actual offer, right?
by CJ Beazley
June 19th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7641

Re: Top US Syrahs

Peay
Jaffurs
Cabot
Arnot-Roberts

*if we’re considering qpr-it’s Cabot.
by CJ Beazley
June 18th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 76
Views: 7192

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

GregT wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 12:56 am
Yeah, that's probably right. Same with Pierre Cardin and many others. Once your brand is devalued, you're pretty well screwed. It's really hard to come back.
by CJ Beazley
June 17th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Westvleteren now available online
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Westvleteren now available online

But you still have to pick it up in person.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... xtus-abbey
by CJ Beazley
June 11th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7013
Views: 569462

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I just posted this about how successful the Madoff recovery/clawback has been, I was totally shocked-
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=68543&p=2749137#p2749137
by CJ Beazley
June 11th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano

FWIW, the pickles at the very top of the photo are Grillo brand and they are really really good.
by CJ Beazley
June 6th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 76
Views: 7192

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Uh oh. This may be a spot of trouble for the winery. If there is a whiff of lack of status value in a brand like this it will likely mean more trouble for sales. There has to be a good deal of reputational value built into the price of all cult wines. At least there is that 300m aart collection to ...
by CJ Beazley
June 4th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: weekend wines
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: weekend wines

Sorry, I just can’t figure out what ‘DSM’ is supposed to mean.
by CJ Beazley
June 2nd, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 154658

Re: Official Costco Thread

Dana Point-
by CJ Beazley
May 30th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2749

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Kudos to my partner Asher Rubinstein, who obtained the original temporary restraining order against Chelsea in the Moriarty case. I would add, "after consulting with me on the legal issues associated with the appropriate requirements for dealing with a warehouseman's lien claim under the Uniform Co...
by CJ Beazley
May 28th, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1328
Views: 64823

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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?
by CJ Beazley
May 24th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CdP ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Re: CdP ???

I’ve always wondered how expensive it was to emboss bottles like that, I didn’t think it warranted it’s own thread. I hope someone will chime in.
by CJ Beazley
May 24th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineFolly is a folly?
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Re: WineFolly is a folly?

Another opportunity to recommend Jaimie Goode’s book “Flawless”.
by CJ Beazley
May 20th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Morgan’s Shirt??
Replies: 22
Views: 1962

Re: Morgan’s Shirt??

Is it a kind of a ‘country lawyer’ look? Maybe Alfert will know- newhere
by CJ Beazley
May 20th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Five New DryCreekVnyds Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: TN: Five New DryCreekVnyds Wines...(short/boring)

The elder Rochioli was on Levi’s podcast and I think he said the very first (varietal) grapes he ever sold was to Dry Creek.
He also said his father was reluctant to pull out the French Colombard vines they sold as bulk wine because in good years they’d yield 10 tons an acre.
by CJ Beazley
May 19th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A FareWell to Blair...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: TN: A FareWell to Blair...(short/boring)

Sorry about your buddy Tom, enjoy that Mayacamas-looking forward to your note on it.
by CJ Beazley
May 18th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3803

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

Anyone willing to cop to a spiral notebook?
by CJ Beazley
May 18th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1931
Views: 158106

Re: Steak Porn

cjsavino wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 4:58 pm
24 ounce Flannery KC Strip

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Why didn’t ya get the big one?
Grilled pineapple back there? How’s that work, do you put some kind of sauce on it?
by CJ Beazley
May 15th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1697

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 7:53 am
Can I give up Mark instead?
You WISH you could quit him.
by CJ Beazley
May 15th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1697

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 6:04 am
Why give up salt completely?

I thought it was fine in moderation.
I got a horrible cramp in my leg one night, my doc told me up the salt. My normal diet has very very little salt.
by CJ Beazley
May 15th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1697

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Salt.

*isnt there a certain amount of salt needed to sustain the human body? Can we at least have the bare minimum?

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