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by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"
Replies: 18
Views: 1195

Re: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"

Sadly drank my last bottle recently. Wonderful wine!
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks

To clarify, I only provided my opinion about the ‘16 FH (which I’m glad you brought - always happy to drink any WS wine) because this thread was about ‘16 X-Novo, not because it’s not a damn fine wine. [cheers.gif] I like FH - a lot. I’ve drank a lot of FH, XN, Vojtilla, and Cuvee Anne, and I’ve yet...
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Paging Andrew - Georgetown Brewing adds tap room to brewery
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Paging Andrew - Georgetown Brewing adds tap room to brewery

Agree. Not my fav Seattle brewery, but almost always can find and am happy to drink Manny’s and Lucille at concerts and events
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Paging Andrew - Georgetown Brewing adds tap room to brewery
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Paging Andrew - Georgetown Brewing adds tap room to brewery

I’ve always been surprised that despite its popularity in the Seattle area, Georgetown Brewing only housed a “free sample and growler to go” on-site operation instead of a tap room. I know they like supporting local drinking establishments, but with the traffic they receive at the brewery it seemed ...
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocksc

I’ve got multiples of the different WS Chards, so should crack one soon. Thanks! i brought a WS chard to peter's place, did you get a chance to try it? i actually forgot to try that one.. the only bottle i didn't try. didn't see it and then forgot. I did - it was really good. But it was Freedom Hil...
by Scott Tallman
October 31st, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 5:18 am
Will be in Astoria in a few hours, planning on Fort George and Buoy, an others?
Have not been, but have good things about Reachbreak. IIRC, brewer/owner is from DeGarde.
by Scott Tallman
October 30th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocksc

Both great wines...and great producers. Have kept my hands off the ‘16s and 17s thus far, but notes like these make me ponder cracking some soon. Scott, The Walter Scott had so much energy. I don't think it's going anywhere but if you enjoy young Chardonnay, don't hesitate to open one. The Kelley F...
by Scott Tallman
October 30th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocksc

Both great wines...and great producers. Have kept my hands off the ‘16s and 17s thus far, but notes like these make me ponder cracking some soon.
by Scott Tallman
October 30th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 2:47 pm
My thoughts:
The Lambic hate is strong with this one [wink.gif]
by Scott Tallman
October 30th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction
Replies: 33
Views: 1904

Re: Air France - Wine/Alcohol Restriction

I’m guessing the wine check may open you to scrutiny and thus require you to comply with the 5L limit. I returned from Belgium last year with more than double BA’s 5L limit, but it was in my suitcase and was not flagged.
by Scott Tallman
October 26th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

That is the beer you had here. There are five kegs in the cold room that are going to Seattle next Friday. BTW, eight of those kegs went to CA yesterday. Additionally, we are brewing a collaboration here with Modern Times - a smoked version of Tent Beer. We will probably can a small amount (I hope)...
by Scott Tallman
October 25th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....

Done it a few times in CDP, New Zealand, Barbaresco, and the Willamette Valley. Always fun and provides a deeper connection to the wine.
by Scott Tallman
October 25th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What US State Grows Your Favorite Grapes?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: What US State Grows Your Favorite Grapes?

Pinot Noir: Oregon
Syrah: Oregon
Mourvedre: Washington
Cabernet Franc: Oregon
Nebbiolo: Oregon
Tempranillo: Washington
Mencia: Oregon
Rose: Oregon

Riesling: Oregon
Chardonnay: Oregon
Sauvignon Blanc: Oregon
Pinot Blanc: Oregon
Rhone Whites: Washington
by Scott Tallman
October 25th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 1:16 pm
F them. Send it Redmond or Kirkland!!!
Nah, that’s the land of thic stouts and piney IPAs. neener
by Scott Tallman
October 25th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Rick, any of the Heater Allen/Wayfinder Rauchbier Hell coming to Seattle? If so, when? flirtysmile Also, that’s the beer I had in McMinnville a few weeks ago? That is the beer you had here. There are five kegs in the cold room that are going to Seattle next Friday. BTW, eight of those kegs went to ...
by Scott Tallman
October 24th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Provence: Where to Stay/Base
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Provence: Where to Stay/Base

Really enjoyed our stay in Aix-en-Provence, which as you note allows for numerous day trips
by Scott Tallman
October 23rd, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 383
Views: 23895

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Brandon R wrote: ↑Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:45 pm I have to say (first time posting on this thread) that a very delicious sounding review just landed for the 2017 Biggio Hamina Rose Pinot Noir Ella Claygate Vineyard! Sounds positively tasty: "Deep bright-hued orange. Potent red berry, blood orange, rose p...
by Scott Tallman
October 23rd, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

@Scott - you've got new neighbors. Batch 15 is pretty good! https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/one-of-washingtons-best-brewers-just-opened-a-new-fremont-taproom/ar-AAJ7wes?ocid=spartanntp Knew there were coming for awhile, but did not know they were already open. I’ve tried their beers...
by Scott Tallman
October 22nd, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Best San Diego Brews (to Visit)

This prior thread should help - https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/v ... 8&t=162628

Favs from my visit were Pure Project, Eppig, and Modern Times. Also enjoyed Societe hoppy beers at various restaurants.
by Scott Tallman
October 21st, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 37
Views: 1136

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Yes, but I’ll second the traffic comment. Our day trip to N Shore from Poipu involved a lot of car time, especially from south of Kapaa to Princeville
by Scott Tallman
October 21st, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

@Scott - you've got new neighbors. Batch 15 is pretty good! https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/one-of-washingtons-best-brewers-just-opened-a-new-fremont-taproom/ar-AAJ7wes?ocid=spartanntp Knew there were coming for awhile, but did not know they were already open. I’ve tried their beers...
by Scott Tallman
October 20th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 37
Views: 1136

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

We stayed near Poipu last Thanksgiving. It’s a fine place for access to restaurants, cafes, coffee, shopping, decent beaches, but further away from what I consider the best parts of the island - the rugged nature hikes. We stayed at the Hilton, which was fine, but there are plenty of hotel options i...
by Scott Tallman
October 20th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 2748

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Thanks for hosting Peter. Great to catch up with Berserkers again and meet some new folks.

My red WOTN was the 98 Janet. White WOTN was the Perret Condrieu. A ridiculously fun lineup of wines.
by Scott Tallman
October 18th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6270

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

These days when virgin plastic is cheaper than recycled, it is much easier to collect and tell people everything is being "recycled" just to get them off their backs. There are a Lot of challenges right now in recycling with one of the biggest being the consumer who throws every kind of material in...
by Scott Tallman
October 18th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Will likely be over that way next month; will grab some for you and Mark if I can. Pretty excited to hit up Prague for the first time, so any recommendations appreciated. Stop two is a toss-up between Paris (wife wants) or Munich (I want). Trying to convince her to take a car tour from Prague to Mu...
by Scott Tallman
October 18th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fremont head full of fresh hops- Hazy IPA made with fresh hops. Crazy good IMO. Pungent, Citrusy, Full flavored. Clearly I like some different stuff than other folks here. :) Hey! I'm right there with you - posted a pic of two 4 packs of HFOH on the previous page. I thought it was a solid beer, as ...
by Scott Tallman
October 18th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 2748

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

There is a UW football game Saturday, and I’m in Laurelhurst right on the other side of the stadium from Peter. If I can leave the winery early enough, we’ll get there on the early side. Otherwise we’ll have to wait out the traffic and arrive late. I can bring whatever we need. Rhône is my favorite...
by Scott Tallman
October 17th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best brewpubs in Bend?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Best brewpubs in Bend?

Glad that you enjoyed Budweiser's Tap Room. Well, you'd never know it. Food was great, staff terrific, lots of interesting beers on tap. Yeah, it's nice when a small outfit can stay independent, but I'll never blame someone for cashing in if they can - especially if they're able (as seems here, at ...
by Scott Tallman
October 16th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fremont head full of fresh hops- Hazy IPA made with fresh hops. Crazy good IMO. Pungent, Citrusy, Full flavored. Clearly I like some different stuff than other folks here. :) Different strokes is all good. My tastes vary from the guys I drink beer with the most. But that allows me to try things I’d...
by Scott Tallman
October 16th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Rick, any of the Heater Allen/Wayfinder Rauchbier Hell coming to Seattle? If so, when? flirtysmile

Also, that’s the beer I had in McMinnville a few weeks ago?
by Scott Tallman
October 16th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best brewpubs in Bend?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Best brewpubs in Bend?

Rick Allen wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Glad that you enjoyed Budweiser's Tap Room.

Will second Ariana.
[snort.gif]
by Scott Tallman
October 16th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1307

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

m. ristev wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 7:30 am
radikon makes a wonderful pinot grigio that drinks like a deeply colored rosé
Cameron Winery in Oregon makes a similar wine (Rouge De Gris) that is inspired by Radikon and wonderful. Depending on where you are located, probably easier to source than Radikon.
by Scott Tallman
October 13th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 2748

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

terrance.c wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Kevin, please do come by, it'll be great to meet you.

Scott, I'll be looking to get to Peter's by 3pm to help move furniture and set-up (or whatever crazy task he's gonna have me doing... gutters maybe?), can you try for that time as well?
Yes
by Scott Tallman
October 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Enjoying watching Seattle lose to the Browns while drinking: * Ft George Fields of Green - usually a solid release and the latest is no exception. Lands somewhere between a hazy and a PacNW IPA, imho. * Fremont Head Full of Hops - I do love this time of year and fresh hops are one of the few things...
by Scott Tallman
October 13th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 2748

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Sheela & I will bring a dip & crackers and a mushroom tart. Will bring two St Josephs.

I need the address and whether we should show up before 4 to help set up (which we are happy to do).

Looking forward to it!
by Scott Tallman
October 12th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Thomas letter??
Replies: 18
Views: 2266

Re: 2017 Thomas letter??

Received my letter today
by Scott Tallman
October 10th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 2748

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Answers to a few Qs. I’ll follow up this weekend with the food we’ll bring. Kindly PM me your address. Pretty sure I recall how to get there, but better to be safe. Plan to be there at 4 (or before if you need help setting up) We should aim to assure everyone a taste, with 22 attendees and folks lik...
by Scott Tallman
October 7th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 2748

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

terrance.c wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 1:18 pm
I'm guessing more the merrier Travis.

Mark & Scott, sounds like you guys are going to be in town?

If anybody knows what food they'll be bringing, mention it here and I'll update the 1st post to make sure it's all in one spot.
Yes, confirmed I’ll be in town and my wife will join me.
by Scott Tallman
October 7th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 2748

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Food contributions will be most welcome. Perhaps we can post over the next few weeks so that we get a range. I'd also welcome someone coming early to help with set-up, which will probably involve moving furniture. Sheela & I can bring food. Will discuss with her when she returns from out of town tr...
by Scott Tallman
October 6th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard

Trying not to buy wine, but this bottle piqued my interest as I really enjoyed her Pinot Blancs (and Pinot Noirs). May have to procure 1-2 bottles.

Agree that Brickhouse Cascadia is very good stuff, but for me not in the tier of other producers you mentioned.
by Scott Tallman
October 5th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best brewpubs in Bend?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Best brewpubs in Bend?

Thanks Scott, and a fellow Fremont'er! (that guy got around). Monkless sounds like my style, I'm not an IPA/hop drinker, or a new age fizzy/funky drinker. Belgians and stouts are my style. Oak and me don't mix, lol. How about mixing in food, how do you rate those places (if they have food)? Monkles...
by Scott Tallman
October 5th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best brewpubs in Bend?
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Best brewpubs in Bend?

Depends on what beer types you prefer, but here are a few personal favs: - Monkless Belgian Ales - a rare brewery that focuses on Belgian Trappist beers plus a few other Belgian styles - Boneyard - covers many styles, but best known for well balanced, but higher ABV, hoppy beers - Ale Apothecary - a...
by Scott Tallman
October 5th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 383
Views: 23895

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2018 Whistling Ridge Riesling - this bottle was outstanding - lime, slate, with just a touch of sweetness presumably from the fruit not RS, with a long, dry finish. My friend and I opened the bottle after dinner thinking we’d have a glass or two, and we’re shocked to see we drank the whole bottle wh...
by Scott Tallman
October 2nd, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

A nice malty Heater Allen Bobtoberfest. I always enjoy this one. Might be at a fresh hop fest in Portland tomorrow. Had this last week and it is my fav version yet. The Heater Allen Harvest Lager is also delish, but the Rauch Helles is utterly stunning. For me, perfect level of smoke added to the a...
by Scott Tallman
October 1st, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 2748

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

4 works for me, but flexible on start time.
by Scott Tallman
September 28th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

How did you and your friends like the Suarez beers? A lot, which is amusing for the crew I drank with who typically chase/trade/drink lamb is, sours, BBA stouts, and hazy IPAs, but they were all clamoring to drink the Suarez Pils. The Hecto Pale Ale was well balanced and delicious. The pilsner was ...
by Scott Tallman
September 26th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Rick Allen wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 5:29 pm
We have another truck load headed your way Friday...
Good to know, and I’ll be in McM M-W next week champagne.gif
by Scott Tallman
September 25th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424701

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Just got back from drinking beer with a number of Czech brewers who were out here for hop selection at one of the local hop farms/wholesalers. Lisa was bonding with the woman who brews for Pilsner Urquell, and I was talking to a number of brewers from other places. They really liked the three beers...

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