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by CJ Beazley
September 18th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 997

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

Michael O'Brien wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 9:21 am
I am available that weekend but UT plays K-State. Does that create a problem? It doesn't for me.
Blake Brown is out then...
I’m ok for Oct 19 or Nov 9th
by CJ Beazley
September 18th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!

What about half bottles for $25?
by CJ Beazley
September 15th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5335

Re: Another Flannery PSA

We did Jorge tonight--129 sous vide for 90 minutes and Weber charcoal to finish. Maybe we should do a little hotter than 129 because of the thickness+bone. I would like a little less time on the charcoal. But, 1st world problems (it was still spectacular) What do you think? I think I hope the ‘old ...
by CJ Beazley
September 14th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?
Replies: 19
Views: 876

Re: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?

PeterJ wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 9:45 am
I saw this grill on a TV grilling show and thought it was awesome........ until I checked the price.

https://kalamazoogourmet.com/products/k ... ing-grill/
Got daaaaamn, that’s crazy
by CJ Beazley
September 13th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1968
Views: 166092

Re: Steak Porn

Interesting video comparing the taste of steaks from 28 month, 8 year and 15 year old animals: https://www.eater.com/2018/9/11/17842746/tasting-steak-15-year-old-cow-kinderhook-farm Thanks for posting. I'm a huge believer in this after plowing through quite a bit of Galician beef after watching Ste...
by CJ Beazley
September 13th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1968
Views: 166092

Re: Steak Porn

Going all the way back to post #1319-I listened to the Grape Radio podcast with Brian Flannery, wow it’s excellent. Highly reco’d
by CJ Beazley
September 11th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 49
Views: 2858

Re: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

I am not shilling in the slightest David. But, at Millesima Sociando Mallet is only 38 for 750s. Mags at 76. You have to wait 4 to 6 months for delivery. I am currently waiting on some halves of 2014 GPL. Unlike premier cru, I have never had a problem with Millesima. https://www.millesima-usa.com/c...
by CJ Beazley
September 10th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 49
Views: 2858

Re: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Total in Arlington had 2 left @ 17.00 also had the 15 and 16 for 22.97. Have the 15 & 16 been blessed? Now that Bobby’s palate is suspect I was hoping someone else would weigh in. *I just looked and the ticket 15-16 are actually 22.49 fwiw. I haven’t been to Total in a while, they also had closeout...
by CJ Beazley
September 10th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 49
Views: 2858

Re: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Total in Arlington had 2 left @ 17.00 also had the 15 and 16 for 22.97.
by CJ Beazley
September 9th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme - Omar Khan
Replies: 25
Views: 2376

Re: More Wine Fraud

Yesterday’s news-
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by CJ Beazley
September 9th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 50
Views: 1970

Re: For BAMA fans...

Dennis Atick wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 10:02 am
I have no idea what is going on here.
Me neither, I’m waiting for the book...
by CJ Beazley
September 8th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11698
Views: 558341

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

.375’s of 2005 Bel-Orme Tronquoy de Lalande Haut Medoc. Honestly I’ve never had it, but it was on sale, available to ship to Texas, and the CT notes and a few comments here were enough to pull the trigger.
by CJ Beazley
September 8th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley?
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: The end of Cabernet in Napa Valley?

France being proactive- “But now, seven more varieties are INAO-approval away from joining the list: four reds — Arinarnoa, Castets, Marselan, and Touriga Nacional — and three whites — Alvarinho, Liliorila, and Petit Manseng. Listed as varieties "of interest for adapting to climate change," https://...
by CJ Beazley
September 6th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting outside vs inside?!
Replies: 30
Views: 1044

Re: Decanting outside vs inside?!

Where TF, is it ‘Cellar temp’ outside? It was over a hundo here today-
by CJ Beazley
September 5th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2502

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

[rofl.gif] That's almost as good as her piece about how to help the plumber fix things at your house. Not quite as good as her review off stopping to offer road crews helpful construction hints, either. Sign hanging in an auto repair shop years ago- Labor-$15.00 per hour If you watch-$20.00 If you ...
by CJ Beazley
September 1st, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1463

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

2005 Jean Louis Chavy Puligny Montrachet, moxed by *2006.
*A bit of a joke, but not by much.
by CJ Beazley
September 1st, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great lunch with 10 wines showing their best incl Roederer roses, Esmonin red Burg, 2 Barolos, Montrose and more
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: A great lunch with 10 wines showing their best incl Roederer roses, Esmonin red Burg, 2 Barolos, Montrose and more

BB, great notes as always. I hate to put you on the spot but based on your shortish note, would you consider the Ceritas worth the tarrif?
by CJ Beazley
August 29th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to judge a baby Bordeaux?
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: How to judge a baby Bordeaux?

I have no idea. Popped a 2016 sociando mallet half bottle and it was wide open. Lots of fruit, high alcohol (listed at 14, but felt higher), new oak well integrated. Really tasty, but sort of surprising at how it showed. Neal Martin's note seemed very accurate, in its reference to more opulence and...
by CJ Beazley
August 28th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3462

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

I thought the part of the video discussing the root stock, clones, barrel treatment and vinification was interesting
by CJ Beazley
August 26th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3281

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

AlexS wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 11:01 am
ERPark wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 9:07 am
So I went on a bit of an odyssey thru southeastern Atlanta this past Wednesday afternoon, in my quest to have the Popeyes chicken sando
Dude, you lost me at "sando"
I love to hear a hard core American Italian say ‘sangwich’
by CJ Beazley
August 26th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3281

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Craig G wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Sold out in West San Jose tonight. Fortunately I was there for tenders and popcorn shrimp.
Nobody’s going to talk about the red beans and rice? Seriously?
by CJ Beazley
August 24th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2753

Re: Phil Mickelson likes wine

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 9:51 am
ClarkstonMark wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 9:50 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 3:13 am
Anyone else notice anything interesting about that picture?
Phil shaves his chest hair?
Nah man, when you got Phil-$$, you go full laser.

Keep trying.
Yes his nipple is pierced, bfd; bunch of prudes!
*he even took it out for the photo
by CJ Beazley
August 23rd, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1968
Views: 166092

Re: Steak Porn

Top this!
by CJ Beazley
August 23rd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2753

Re: Phil Mickelson likes wine

Dennis Atick wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 1:19 pm
I don't know- that's not a wine I'd drink poolside on a hot day, but I'm no Phil Mickelson.
It’s 76* in Carlsbad today
by CJ Beazley
August 23rd, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 82
Views: 2272

Re: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

I have consumed multiple bottles of this wine since arrival in 2003 and I have to say I have consistently been underwhelmed. The wine was shy in its youth, naturally, but even last year it was stubbornly reclusive. So I am closer to Alex's view of the wine than the OP. But I'm happy others have enj...
by CJ Beazley
August 23rd, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434293

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 10:56 am
Good price on the 2012 Rudius Kaley Elizabeth cab.
Busy day; how much was that?
by CJ Beazley
August 23rd, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7171
Views: 434293

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

They usually start up again right at Noon ET. My damage from yesterday - 1 each of: V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2008 (1.5L) McGah Family Scarlett Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2016 V Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 2008 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d\'Alba 2005 (500mL) V Madron...
by CJ Beazley
August 21st, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ikea has a $1.49 decante/carafe that holds 34 oz. Great if you are having an event
Replies: 23
Views: 1770

Re: Ikea has a $1.49 decante/carafe that holds 34 oz. Great if you are having an event

Hi all. If you are planning a wine event and need a bunch of decanters, Ikea has an amazing deal on a 34 ounce glass carafe for only $1.49 plus tax. Although it's not great for aeration of a wine, it sure does do the trick if you want to have a bunch of wine in decanters to do a blind or half blind...
by CJ Beazley
August 21st, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Calif Pinots/Mostly Drew...(long/boring)
Replies: 18
Views: 1023

Re: TN: Some Calif Pinots/Mostly Drew...(long/boring)

I have some ‘08 and ‘09 Siduri hidden in my ultra-long term experiment box...you’ve got me wondering if I should rescue them?
*they’re Rosella’s for what it’s worth-
by CJ Beazley
August 20th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Astralis
Replies: 20
Views: 1551

Re: Astralis

Had the 05 and 06 (96 and 93 points). Love Run Rig. Excellent wine for the money. Greenock Creek is probably top 3 producers in Australia for me. Clarendon Hills had a ton of Shriaz/Grenache wines on WTSO years ago and they were the best deals I ever got from them. 2007 Clarendon Hills Syrah Hickin...
by CJ Beazley
August 18th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

David K o l i n wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 5:09 pm
I’m pulling an Epstein
Who would murder you? newhere
by CJ Beazley
August 16th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 44
Views: 1505

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

Blake B’s vote should count twice.
I’m curious to see what he says
by CJ Beazley
August 13th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?
Replies: 22
Views: 2330

Re: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?

One of the few times I remember him being semi impressed with wine was in Croatia. He mentioned his disdain for the ‘swirl & sniff crowd’ numerous times.

Edit to add: https://www.travelchannel.com/videos/5- ... ng-0181480
by CJ Beazley
August 11th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red/white blends have you tried?
Replies: 54
Views: 1487

Re: What red/white blends have you tried?

Flowers perennial-pinot noir, syrah, pinot meunier, chardonnay.
by CJ Beazley
August 9th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26880

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Markus S wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 4:28 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 3:26 am
GregT wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 12:35 am


Of course! [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
It’s discharging a lot of sentiment. ;)
I think you mean sediment! [highfive.gif]
Jeez, even Levine got that one. Champers will be none to pleased if he misses an opportunity to pun on this.
by CJ Beazley
August 8th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3274

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

I’ll play, for some reason I have some ‘06 Caymus. Looks like I bought 4 and currently have...4.
by CJ Beazley
August 4th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1166

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

I buy Roulot's BB and Aligote fairly regularly in recent vintages as they've become the only Roulot a normal guy can "afford." lol. 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc (8/4/2019) This '16 is showing some of the challenges of the vintage as Roulot lost much to fro...
by CJ Beazley
August 1st, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chenin Blanc Parentage Revealed
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Chenin Blanc Parentage Revealed

Thanks Josh and Gary, I’ve got the Lieu Dit version cued up for this weekend.
by CJ Beazley
July 31st, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4512

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Rick got into a tiff on I think a politics forum and offended a number of people, who asked the mods to intervene. He was asked to take a leave of absence from the board and chose to not return. This has all been rehashed elsewhere in other threads. Todd has to decide what goes on the board and wha...
by CJ Beazley
July 29th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 997

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

I’m down to clown.
by CJ Beazley
July 27th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5454

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

J a y H a c k wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 10:37 am
Oh yeah, wine.

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Is that a 3L of Baudry? Somebody post a note on that Ramey Ritchie please.
by CJ Beazley
July 27th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 2918

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

Albert R wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 5:37 am
Definitely give Halcon a try at around $30. Excellent wines across the board with great structure and balance.
I’d add Cabot also, right in his wheelhouse price wise.
by CJ Beazley
July 26th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4512

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Chris Seiber wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 11:21 am
I think the perfect guy to assume the troll hat is Blake Brown. Closed-minded, divisive, polarizing, finds something bad to say about everything and everyone, delights in upsetting people.
+infinity! What’s his problem anyway?
by CJ Beazley
July 26th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recently drank: 5 champagnes, PYCM rose and 12` Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Recently drank: 5 champagnes, PYCM rose and 12` Williams Selyem Sonoma Coast Pinot

BB, which of those bubbles would you say was your hands down fav?
by CJ Beazley
July 26th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 87
Views: 6327

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 3:37 am
Hand disgorged perhaps?
à la volée’

Brig-could be Glycerol, I’d think regular old Glycol would be cheaper, not sure.
by CJ Beazley
July 25th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4512

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

There are a lot people here who's contributions I really enjoy. Some of these people I have met, and some I would like to meet. Some I feel like I know, even though I've never met them. I love this community, but sometimes it gets a little sleepy. Bill Klapp and Alan Eden each had their own ways of...
by CJ Beazley
July 24th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rochioli small block offering
Replies: 17
Views: 1515

Re: Rochioli small block offering

I’ve been on their list for many years. Each of the blocks are different. Right when I think I have a favorite, another block knocks it out of the park. West block is always wonderful. Three corners have been impressive recently. Went on a Mediterranean cruise with Rochioli Winery in 2014. Nicest p...

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