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by Mike Evans
April 4th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Frozen meat: yea or nay?
Replies: 53
Views: 1568

Re: Frozen meat: yea or nay?

Found another one and Here’s the meat in question. Crazy I’ve forgotten about these somehow. One of them has a price sticker that says 05-16! The ice on them is on the outside of the package. Throw it in the gumbo? F893F101-B024-40E2-995D-95C3FB77CAC7.jpeg I wouldn’t hesitate to use it. From https:...
by Mike Evans
April 2nd, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 2004 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: TN 2004 Domaine Tempier Bandol La Migoua

To post from CT, click the drop down arrow at the right top of your TN and select “Publish to Other Sites,” and then go from there.
by Mike Evans
March 30th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76613

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Does anyone know if Envoyer is shipping now? I know they sent an email a few weeks back about restricting some activity. I Don't want to bother them, I know everyone is scrambling these days. But I Would like to get a couple boxes shipped in coming weeks before it gets too hot here. Thanks. Dennis,...
by Mike Evans
March 29th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard

J Cangiano wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 8:58 am
I highly recommend that every berserker attend d&r’s upcoming interactive wine tastings. My wife and I had a total blast while under quarantine. Totally sold me as a lifetime customer. Rowdy keep doing what you do. Love it!
Hardy is actually Dirty. Rowdy is his partner.
by Mike Evans
March 29th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Frozen meat: yea or nay?
Replies: 53
Views: 1568

Re: Frozen meat: yea or nay?

I was searching for room in my freezer tonight and came across a factory vacuum sealed log of andouille sausage from Cochon meats. Totally forgot about it obviously as it’s been in there for possibly 3 years. The fda says frozen meat is edible indefinitely, is that true? It’s thawing now, but is th...
by Mike Evans
March 28th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling
Replies: 54
Views: 2065

Re: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling

There’s an offer in the Quarantine forum: viewtopic.php?f=85&t=168196.
by Mike Evans
March 27th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 88
Views: 4542

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

I had intended to post to this thread back when it first appeared but got busy/sidetracked. It's fun tracing some history. I see Alfert gives credit to Salil for introducing him to Baudry. I was the one who introduced Salil to Baudry and nathan vandergrift is the one who introduced me to them. So R...
by Mike Evans
March 27th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside
Replies: 58
Views: 1988

Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

billnanson wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 9:34 am
It took the longest time - practically a full 20 years, but at GC-level, 1997 red burgundies have begun to be fabulous. I can only hope that 2007 will similarly blossom...
I drank my last 1997 Jayer-Gilles Echezeaux a couple of weeks ago and it was singing, particularly fabulous aromatically.
by Mike Evans
March 27th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 513
Views: 24472

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

A mixed case of Kelley Fox, mostly of various 2018 Maresh Vineyard bottlings.
by Mike Evans
March 27th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice article by wine writer Laura Ness on Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Replies: 25
Views: 765

Re: Nice article by wine writer Laura Ness on Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

Thanks for posting this link, Ken. A real trip down memory lane. Santa Cruz Mountain Wines was the first winery mailing list I was ever on in the mid 90's. I still have few bottles from the '92 vintage in the cold cellar, a Duriff, an estate pinot from Jarvis and as Matteson pinot. It's been quite ...
by Mike Evans
March 26th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 144
Views: 4796

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

I got my refill of a dozen cans of tuna yesterday, which was good because I ate my penultimate can of the Dec 2018 expiration date tuna on Sunday (and it was delicious)!
by Mike Evans
March 25th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12981
Views: 632174

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A mixed 18 bottles of 2018 Goodfellow and some 2014 Ghostwriter Bates Ranch Cabernet.
by Mike Evans
March 25th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: TN: 2013 Rhys Syrah Horseshoe Vineyard

I’ve never experienced too much pepper in a wine and that character is one of the elements that makes the Horseshoe truly world-class in my opinion.
by Mike Evans
March 25th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 5069

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Fedex came by, I started walking toward the truck, and he split before I could approach. "Delivery exception - delivery requires signature from an adult." He didn't even get out of the truck. Oh well - weird times, can't complain, and I'll be here tomorrow of course. I would have no problem complai...
by Mike Evans
March 25th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Shake Ridge Ranch
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: TN: 2012 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Shake Ridge Ranch

I have a couple of the 2012 Shake Ridge and 10 different 2013s. Eric Brown may have some more old ones and opened a 2010 Santa Barbara Highlands Mourvedre a few weeks ago that was fascinating. Screaming Dimetapp on the nose in a very good way that contrasted sharply with tart funky plummy fruit on t...
by Mike Evans
March 20th, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friuli. Which wines interest you?
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Friuli. Which wines interest you?

I had 2012 Borgo del Tiglio Sauvignon (Blanc) and 2008 Jermann Vintage Tunina last Friday night and they were both drinking well. The Jermann was particularly outstanding.
by Mike Evans
March 18th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spring wine shipments during shelter in place a.k.a lockdown
Replies: 23
Views: 1532

Re: Spring wine shipments during shelter in place a.k.a lockdown

I just learned that my storage facility to which I have my wine shipped is planning to close for at least two weeks because of the pandemic, which I expect will be happening with other storage facilities as well. With so much uncertainty at this point, wineries and retailers need to check to confirm...
by Mike Evans
March 18th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7726

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

I just learned that my storage facility to which I have my wine shipped is planning to close for at least two weeks because of the pandemic, which I expect will be happening with other storage facilities as well. With so much uncertainty at this point, wineries and retailers need to check to confirm...
by Mike Evans
March 18th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Van Volxem Riesling 2015 horizontal (plus a few 2013s)
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: TN: Van Volxem Riesling 2015 horizontal (plus a few 2013s)

My experience with Van Volxem is mostly limited to a tasting John Trombley hosted at MoCool in 2001, which I recall fondly. Robin Garr’s notes on the tasting are at http://www.wineloverspage.com/wlp_archi ... 401b.shtml.
by Mike Evans
March 16th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5055

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

Jay Miller wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Mike Evans wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 5:59 am
Clos Roche Blanche, pretty much universally but the Côt in particular.
You beat me to it. Any Clos Roche Blanche but I'll go with the 2012 L'Arpent Rouge in particular.
The 2012 L’Arpent Rouge is pretty spectacular.
by Mike Evans
March 16th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advicer ?

We were planning on doing it in a day, but that seems like a Very long day. I didn’t know camps were available, so I’ll look into that as it seems like it might make it more enjoyable overall not to push so hard. As far as experience, I’ve hiked backcountry all over The west in my mid to late 20’s....
by Mike Evans
March 16th, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5055

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

Clos Roche Blanche, pretty much universally but the Côt in particular.
by Mike Evans
March 9th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2660

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

Which brings to mind a question I have wondered for quite some time. What portion of Pinot drinkers are interested in Nebbiolo or Nerello Mascalese? Having been a Pinot-only wine drinker for a portion of my life, I have always assumed there is a large group of customers that are dedicated, almost e...
by Mike Evans
March 9th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 2660

Re: New Rhys/Aeris release - Stunning Customer Appreciation

Hello everyone, If any Rhys and Aeris customers have not received this email and would like to sample these wines, please send an email to info@aeriswines.com. Local customers will be able to taste the wines at our pickup day (fingers crossed given the situation!!). Apologies for any confusion! Tha...
by Mike Evans
March 2nd, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes
Replies: 44
Views: 2587

Re: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes

Thanks for posting, Herwig - this is a fascinating compilation. In view of some of the high risk rates, have you ever written to the producers asking for reimbursements of affected bottles or for guarantees in the event that their wine should turn out to be premoxed? I was struck by Domaine Leflaiv...
by Mike Evans
February 28th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 144
Views: 4796

Re: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

After another simple but delicious tuna on garlic rubbed baguette toast lunch the other day, I had to grab a dozen more tins.
by Mike Evans
February 27th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting visits...trifling questions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1601

Re: Tasting visits...trifling questions.

Maybe it was all the business visits to Japan that influenced me, I normally bring something simple but special that encapsulates the US. A huge hit the past 10 years has been NY Yankee Baseball Caps. Male or female winemakers alike know the Yankees even if they have never seen a baseball. Only whe...
by Mike Evans
February 27th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting visits...trifling questions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1601

Re: Tasting visits...trifling questions.

It does seem odd bringing something the owner makes and probably has had multiple times. If you feel like bringing something, gift something from your area, be it crabapple sauce or chicharrones. I imagine a winemaker would be quite sick of anything alcoholic working with it 30-60 hours/week. I wou...
by Mike Evans
February 21st, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 705
Views: 47963

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

LMD Ermitaño wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 5:14 am
Love this stuff. Highly potent candy. Need to buy more ASAP.
I still have some of the Batch 8, which shows how frequently I drink Scotch.
by Mike Evans
February 21st, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 69
Views: 2839

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

My birth year, too - 9 years ago had a Corton which was in good shape, a BA, and Coteaux du Layon - all of which were in good shape. Have a Madeira, more Coteaux du Layon, and a Fontanafredda Barolo on deck to enjoy next year (the first bought from Rare Wine Co, the latter two from Envoyer, both ma...
by Mike Evans
February 20th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 144
Views: 4796

Re: Veleta Gourmets BD11 DEALS!! ***FREE SHIPPING

Nola Palomar wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:56 am


Just a little video on toast!!
I made this using the white tuna instead of ventresca and it was delicious. Any recommendations for serving the mussels and mackerel?
by Mike Evans
February 18th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 5872

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

Someone opened a 1990 Rayas yesterday. There was seepage, so he knew it might be compromised. It wasn't undrinkable (and was very smooth), but there was no fruit left and it was a bit musty, especially at first. We also opened a 2001 Riesling Auslese, which was musty upon opening (someone smelled "...
by Mike Evans
February 17th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamming with Stu (with a few first growths)
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Jamming with Stu (with a few first growths)

Thanks for the great notes on a spectacular assortment of wines. 1982 La Lagune has a special place in my heart, as it was one of my contributions at the first super high end tasting I was ever invited to and its outstanding performance in the company of many more prestigious wines allowed me to rec...
by Mike Evans
February 7th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal
Replies: 19
Views: 639

Re: TN: 2005 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal

Dennis Atick wrote:
January 5th, 2013, 5:18 am
I really like these wines. Never let them age, though, which is my bad.
Would love to try one with a few years on it like this.
Sounds great.
Dennis, remind me about this, as I’ve got some 1996 and 1997 of that bottling left along with several others. They have been sensational in recent years.
by Mike Evans
February 2nd, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1420
Views: 77291

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Dennis, if you ever need a taste tester to make sure you are doing it right, you have my number.
by Mike Evans
February 2nd, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 8653

Re: Grassl Glassware

Got my set of tasting glasses today. More sturdy than the Liberte, but still amazingly light. I actually prefer the shorter stem. Very happy! These will become my offline glasses. Curse you, Alan. I’d resisted the urge to buy the tasting glasses as I have a dozen or more GGGs, 6 each of the Grassl ...
by Mike Evans
February 2nd, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 70th Birthday Bash for Bob Fleming
Replies: 18
Views: 1351

Re: 70th Birthday Bash for Bob Fleming

Happy birthday Bob, sounds like you celebrated in style, which is no surprise.
by Mike Evans
January 28th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 8653

Re: Grassl Glassware

Thanks, Mike. I went ahead and ordered the Liberte to try these glasses. People seem to like them a lot, so I'm looking forward to trying them. I don't post or peruse the boards much anymore. I got out of the habit when I was in the distribution business for almost 10 years, but who knows...I might...
by Mike Evans
January 28th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 8653

Re: Grassl Glassware

I PM'd Chris, but imagine he's swamped right now, so does anyone have any thoughts on whether I should buy the Mineralite or the Liberte for general white wine usage? I want to try two different Grassl glasses (never tried them before) and know that I want the Cru, as we drink a lot of Piedmont and...
by Mike Evans
January 28th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9102

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

SALT and Loring. I’m a New World guy and quite frankly I’m always a little disappointed in the lack of New World producers during berserker day. If by “New World” you mean wines on the bigger and riper side, then there are plenty of participants you overlooked. Riverain and Sojourn come to mind imm...
by Mike Evans
January 28th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9102

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

SALT and Loring. I’m a New World guy and quite frankly I’m always a little disappointed in the lack of New World producers during berserker day. If by “New World” you mean wines on the bigger and riper side, then there are plenty of participants you overlooked. Riverain and Sojourn come to mind imm...
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9102

BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

I planned to dial it back a lot this year, but ended up with 69 bottles, which was thirty more than last year (and which takes my total BD purchases between BD V and BD XI over the 500 bottle mark), with wine purchases from: Briceland* Di Costanzo Fogline* Goodfellow* Halcon JB Neufeld Kelley Fox* R...
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE PRICING GOOD ALL FEB***
Replies: 68
Views: 2794

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - HIGH END CAVIAR DEALS FOR BD11- FRESHLY PACKED FOR THIS SALE***

It is amazing how easy the Internet makes it to spend a lot of money, if the caviar is as smooth as the ordering process I’ll be very happy.
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**
Replies: 82
Views: 5084

Re: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**

Missed out on the vertical but picked up the 2015 Momtazi.
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering
Replies: 86
Views: 4623

Re: Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering

Email sent for an Option A and three Di Cos. THANKS EVERYONE! Mike, my email to you bounced back. Your order is confirmed. More soon. Cheers, Erin Thanks, I got your e-mail and whitelisted your address. I’ll keep an eye out for the payment link and I’m also checking my spam filter religiously today.
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Offer Extended to 1/31 - Sojourn Cellars - Bonus Bottle of $125 Proprietary Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 25
Views: 1980

Re: Sojourn Cellars - Bonus Bottle of $125 Proprietary Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon

In for an assortment of Pinots plus some Chardonnay. The Chardonnays are on the richer, riper side, which isn’t normally my preferred style, but have the freshness and acidity to pull it off.
by Mike Evans
January 26th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 7146

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

I haven’t yet found a limit on how long Flannery steaks will keep in the freezer without degradation and I’ve had them after at least 4 years. The lower moisture content from dry aging helps a lot.

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