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by Mike Quetel
October 31st, 2013, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Save The Date email arrives
Replies: 139
Views: 8159

Cayuse Save The Date email arrives

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:I got Impulsivo this year, plus an extra Magnum. As excited about Impulsivo as I am about BF.
That's a great addition! I seem to recall reading somewhere that Impulsivo production was somewhere around 150 to 175 cases.
by Mike Quetel
September 29th, 2013, 12:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anybody else growing hot peppers
Replies: 38
Views: 798

Anybody else growing hot peppers

To those growing the super hot varieties (ghost, scorpions, reapers, etc). I'm curious what you specifically plan to do with them? I enjoy really spicy food but I'm not sure what I could practically use something like that for. Recipes, strategies, etc would be great. Those pictures are wonderful, b...
by Mike Quetel
August 3rd, 2013, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Save The Date email arrives
Replies: 139
Views: 8159

Cayuse Save The Date email arrives

Would be fun to get paws on those bottles huh? Indeed! I was extremely fortunate to get a taste of the 2005 Wallah Wallah Syrah when Christophe very generously donated a magnum to a Cayuse release weekend party. That wine was amazing. You can see someone else's note on it here: http://washingtonwin...
by Mike Quetel
August 3rd, 2013, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Save The Date email arrives
Replies: 139
Views: 8159

Cayuse Save The Date email arrives

A clue towards the end of this post?
http://www.paulgregutt.com/2012/09/no-g ... ayuse.html
by Mike Quetel
July 18th, 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Lillian (or Maggie, where are you?)
Replies: 20
Views: 1471

Re: 2009 Lillian (or Maggie, where are you?)

Oh brother... Lillian and Carlisle hit my inbox within 10 minutes of one another... hitsfan
by Mike Quetel
May 16th, 2012, 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Portland, OR Recomendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 682

Re: Portland, OR Recomendations?

+1 for St Jack
and not far away from there for small plates and wine: Bar Avignon
by Mike Quetel
January 7th, 2012, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just got on the Cayuse mailing list
Replies: 60
Views: 3025

Re: Just got on the Cayuse mailing list

Nix. Got the "wait longer" email. Same for me. I signed up for the Christophe Baron "Return of the Bionic Frog" Seminar at HdR in April, so that will have to be my Cayuse fix for the year. Cheers, [cheers.gif] Steve Does anyone know if these seminars are ever recorded and made available (free or pu...
by Mike Quetel
September 18th, 2011, 3:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Fire Roasted Salsa
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Fire Roasted Salsa

Gotta try this... Looks amazing! What's in the ramekin?
by Mike Quetel
September 16th, 2011, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Vintage Charts
Replies: 122
Views: 3789

Re: Wine Berserkers Vintage Charts

I disagree, Guillaume, primarily because this chart would be a collective effort, with combined experiences over many years and a broad array of styles and tastes, not just one person. Also, it's meant to be used not as much by the 'prosumer' wine drinker (although I know I will plan to use it for ...
by Mike Quetel
September 15th, 2011, 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: USVI / BVI
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: USVI / BVI

Haven't been to Caneel in forever, so can't provide any useful advice, but in general St. John is pretty fabulous. Lots of great beaches, snorkeling, hiking and a cute little town. I think the Westin is another good choice for accommodations. The Baths on Virgin Gorda makes a great day and if you di...
by Mike Quetel
September 13th, 2011, 7:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bacon Jam (or Bacon Spread)
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Bacon Jam (or Bacon Spread)

Skillet's spread is pretty tasty, although I'm intrigued by the recipe you posted (especially the coffee ingredient). Please post a follow up if you make it! Looks like the weather is cooling down enough this week and through the weekend for me to make a batch (didn't want a pot simmering on my sto...
by Mike Quetel
September 12th, 2011, 11:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bacon Jam (or Bacon Spread)
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Bacon Jam (or Bacon Spread)

Sean Moore wrote:I'd love to try making some at home, but I just buy it at the market.

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http://www.skilletstreetfood.com/shop.php
I am aware of that product, never tried it though. Would be interesting to compare it to a homemade version...
by Mike Quetel
September 12th, 2011, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Vineyards - 2010 Vintage Newsletter
Replies: 68
Views: 4024

Re: Cayuse Vineyards - 2010 Vintage Newsletter

Scott Hollowell wrote: To the first question, I don't believe people waiting to move to the Active list have any Wishlist other than "Please pick me next!"

To the second question, I don't know Kain but I would assume he is patient and not insane..."
Hahaha! +1
by Mike Quetel
September 10th, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bacon Jam (or Bacon Spread)
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Bacon Jam (or Bacon Spread)

Kenneth Brown wrote:I'm thinking a double batch is on order. There is no way that isn't delicious.
Agreed, it certainly sounds amazing, but I'll probably go with Paul's suggestion first and cut the quantity down. 1/3 recipe would still yield 2 cups of potential goodness. [wow.gif]
by Mike Quetel
September 10th, 2011, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bacon Jam (or Bacon Spread)
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Bacon Jam (or Bacon Spread)

Anyone ever make some? What were your thoughts on the outcome? I was thinking this might be a cool holiday gift for some foody friends. I was looking at this recipe and it sounds great, but would definitely be an investment to make as it requires 3lbs of bacon... and my tendency would be to use the ...
by Mike Quetel
September 7th, 2011, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Vineyards - 2010 Vintage Newsletter
Replies: 68
Views: 4024

Re: Cayuse Vineyards - 2010 Vintage Newsletter

Dick Gearhart wrote:Full Monty Baby....although I see a wishlist for VG-any idea what that is?
I don't remember seeing VG on the wish list, I'm curious as well...
by Mike Quetel
September 1st, 2011, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Release - is live at 2:30PM EDT
Replies: 57
Views: 4187

Re: Saxum Release - is live at 2:30PM EDT

Charlie Fu wrote:Congrats on the monster scores Justin. Looks like none of the guys above are getting onto the list ;p
[smileyvault-ban.gif]

On the bright(ish) side, at least I have a 3 year head start on the next sign-up stampede. [whistle.gif]
by Mike Quetel
September 1st, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Release - is live at 2:30PM EDT
Replies: 57
Views: 4187

Re: Saxum Release - is live at 2:30PM EDT

My lip is out in the pouting position... Once again I received Justin's "patience is a virtue" email. I think I've spent enough time in virtuosity training, and I'd get much better at it with bottles of Saxum in my cellar. :-) Alas, the waiting continues. Blessings upon all of you that have your al...
by Mike Quetel
August 31st, 2011, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Release - is live at 2:30PM EDT
Replies: 57
Views: 4187

Re: Saxum Release - is live at 2:30PM EDT

Haven't received a condolence email yet, so perhaps if there are any leftovers, I may get an offer? [cheers.gif]
by Mike Quetel
August 26th, 2011, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maison Bleue - who knew?
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: Maison Bleue - who knew?

As Dick noted, I've written about this winery a number of times and am bullish about what Jon Martinez is up to. The latest Marsanne and Boushey Syrah releases are beyond extraordinary. Notes here: http://www.wawinereport.com/2011/08/maison-bleue-thing-of-dreams.html link doesn't work... link worke...
by Mike Quetel
April 10th, 2011, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse weekend TN
Replies: 34
Views: 1991

Re: Cayuse weekend TN

Were they pouring Flying Pig?
by Mike Quetel
April 7th, 2011, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Release Weekend
Replies: 33
Views: 5590

Re: Cayuse Release Weekend

Mike Quetel wrote:As I'm now unable to make it to WW, the rental I was using is available. If anyone needs (or knows of someone who needs) a last minute place to stay:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/vac/2309022085.html
FYI, the house has been rented for the weekend.
by Mike Quetel
April 6th, 2011, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Release Weekend
Replies: 33
Views: 5590

Re: Cayuse Release Weekend

As I'm now unable to make it to WW, the rental I was using is available. If anyone needs (or knows of someone who needs) a last minute place to stay:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/vac/2309022085.html
by Mike Quetel
April 6th, 2011, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Release Weekend
Replies: 33
Views: 5590

Re: Cayuse Release Weekend

Ack. My wife has a cold/flu + conjunctivitis and based on how my eyes feel now, I may be joining her shortly. Currently in the process of canceling my reservations/appointments... it really bums me out that I am going to be missing all the great wine, fun and that special Cayuse Camaraderie. [cry.g...
by Mike Quetel
April 6th, 2011, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Release Weekend
Replies: 33
Views: 5590

Re: Cayuse Release Weekend

Ack. My wife has a cold/flu + conjunctivitis and based on how my eyes feel now, I may be joining her shortly. Currently in the process of canceling my reservations/appointments... it really bums me out that I am going to be missing all the great wine, fun and that special Cayuse Camaraderie. [cry.gif]
by Mike Quetel
November 18th, 2010, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reynvaan 2009 offerings
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: Reynvaan 2009 offerings

They had barrel samples of the '09s at Fall Release Weekend. The '09 Stonessence is 100% Syrah. Comparing to their other wines, which are co-fermented with varying amounts of white wine (Viognier, Roussanne, etc), it is a meatier, bigger wine. While I would say their co-fermented wines have floral ...
by Mike Quetel
November 17th, 2010, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 07 Lillian finally arrives!!
Replies: 22
Views: 810

Re: 07 Lillian finally arrives!!

In the past I never received any of the blue label, but managed one this go around. It seems the blue label is now a white label? Or has it always been that way?
by Mike Quetel
November 17th, 2010, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reynvaan 2009 offerings
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: Reynvaan 2009 offerings

Hadn't even seen the release offering, was it in an email? Didn't make it to W2 this time, bummed. Scott, I don't remember an email, but it is posted on their website. ...and agreed, would have loved to have been there. PDF link: http://www.reynvaanfamilyvineyards.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/200...
by Mike Quetel
November 17th, 2010, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reynvaan 2009 offerings
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Reynvaan 2009 offerings

Looking at the Reynvaan futures offering , I see they have a new bottling for 2009 called Stonessence Syrah . It appears to be the new flagship wine (or at least it's the most expensive). I wasn't able to make it over to Walla Walla for fall release, where I presume these could be tasted. Did anyone...
by Mike Quetel
November 9th, 2010, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Peeps blog: "Cayuse; Terroir or Wine Flaw" article
Replies: 58
Views: 3732

Re: Wine Peeps blog: "Cayuse; Terroir or Wine Flaw" article

Another writer's take:
http://www.wawinereport.com/2010/11/cay ... iters.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Mike Quetel
November 4th, 2010, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A disappointing 05 Cayuse Bionic Frog -- UPDATED
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: A disappointing 05 Cayuse Bionic Frog

When I read the title of this thread and noted the author, I was sure that end days had arrived! [wink.gif]

Great TN, Jared!
by Mike Quetel
November 1st, 2010, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine descriptors for Cayuse
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: Wine descriptors for Cayuse

Darren Watts wrote:Umami, cabbage, seaweed, green buds [wink.gif] , proscuitto wrapped pancetta, black tea, white pepper, George Clinton and the P-Funk, and every cherry imaginable...
Green buds... that's awesome! [winner.gif]
by Mike Quetel
October 29th, 2010, 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to eat in Walla Walla
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Where to eat in Walla Walla

Here are some dinner spots I've enjoyed:
Saffron (this is a must do)
T. Maccarone's
Whitehouse-Crawford

edit: just noticed next weekend... call for reservations now.
by Mike Quetel
October 22nd, 2010, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Futures Day today
Replies: 70
Views: 3386

Re: Cayuse Futures Day today

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:So considering the release letter how have we all gotten BF?
I'm going with divine providence... [cheers.gif]
by Mike Quetel
October 21st, 2010, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Futures Day today
Replies: 70
Views: 3386

Re: Cayuse Futures Day today

I do not know how but Bionic Frog, 3 bottles, from my wish list. Me too, very happy about it! [cheers.gif] Reading the release e-mail (which I stupidly did after submitting my wishlist) it made it sound like nobody new would be getting BF or FP. So I wrote and asked if I could amend my wishlist to ...
by Mike Quetel
September 28th, 2010, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes

Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:is this the name of a book ? a method? is it like the "no-knead" bread the NY Times championed a few years ago?
Probably means this? http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/
by Mike Quetel
September 27th, 2010, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse En Chamberlain 2007 - couldn't stay away.
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Cayuse En Chamberlain 2007 - couldn't stay away.

Scott Hollowell wrote:
Phillip Hunt wrote: again, just can't imagine the wine getting better. but if it does then hold on.
cheers
According to WA, it can get 2 points better... [tease.gif]
Don't forget the asterisk!
by Mike Quetel
September 17th, 2010, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ken Wright talks "boiling wine"
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Ken Wright talks "boiling wine"

Short article and video here:
http://gizmodo.com/5639856/we-must-boil ... to-save-it" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Bet he'll be using it this year... [cry.gif]
by Mike Quetel
September 9th, 2010, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Futures Day today
Replies: 70
Views: 3386

Re: Cayuse Futures Day today

In for my entire allocation (duh!) which consists of Cailloux, Impulsivo and GOK. Wishlisted BF for 3rd year in a row, but I'm not very optimistic as the mailer indicated that BF and FP are really limited this go around. For those only getting GOK, don't feel too bad, IMO it was the best wine I tast...
by Mike Quetel
June 18th, 2010, 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time In Walla Walla
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: First Time In Walla Walla

If you only had two nights in Walla Walla, where would you eat? Where would you sleep? What one thing beside eating and drinking would you make sure you did? My $0.02 For dinner: 1) Saffron 2) T Maccarone's 3) Whitehouse Crawford For lodging (no particular order): Marcus Whitman (ask for room in ol...
by Mike Quetel
May 26th, 2010, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kickin' it with the Frog...
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: Kickin' it with the Frog...

Bravo... Now that's the way to celebrate your 40th. Darren, you are obviously living right!! [welldone.gif] Thanks for the great notes (as usual), Jared! The Tribe vineyard: Is that "in the rocks" along with Horsepower, or is it the canyon site that Alice was discussing on her blog post back in Marc...
by Mike Quetel
May 5th, 2010, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine La Garrigue
Replies: 17
Views: 429

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine La Garrigue

Retailers (or distributor) are still flogging the 2006 vintage here in Oregon.
by Mike Quetel
May 5th, 2010, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Producers as Voted by Your Wallet
Replies: 108
Views: 2352

Re: Top Producers as Voted by Your Wallet

quantity:
Betz
Carlisle
Cayuse

value:
Betz
Cayuse
Carlisle
by Mike Quetel
May 4th, 2010, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walla Walla weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Walla Walla weekend

Thanks for the detailed write up, Scott. It was a bit painful staying in PDX last weekend... would have loved to have been in WW! Glad to hear your impressions of the Rasa Vox Populi. I bought some, based completely on the strength of the Principia I tasted in Nov... doesn't sound like I'll be disap...
by Mike Quetel
May 3rd, 2010, 8:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: 60 minutes segment on Jose Andres
Replies: 1
Views: 186

60 minutes segment on Jose Andres

60 minutes had a cool segment profiling Jose Andres on last night. Enjoyed it quite a bit, here is a link if you missed it:


The smoke coming out of Anderson Cooper's nose was classic!!
by Mike Quetel
May 1st, 2010, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse En Chamberlain 06 vs 07 - holy funk!
Replies: 19
Views: 753

Re: Cayuse En Chamberlain 06 vs 07 - holy funk!

LOL... great notes!!

Made me a little misty eyed that I don't have either of those two try... guess I'll add it to the wishlist this fall!

BTW, anyone have a data point on the 07 En Cerise? Picked up a bottle at retail with no prior experience...
by Mike Quetel
May 1st, 2010, 4:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 33355

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Just took deliver of a Bradley 4 rack digital smoker this week. Really looking forward to giving it a go!

Never done any smoking before, any thoughts on what type of critter I should christen it with?
by Mike Quetel
April 30th, 2010, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Much love for Cayuse from the Spectator
Replies: 43
Views: 1251

Re: Much love for Cayuse from the Spectator

Mike Q, There wasn't a review for the GOK. I'm sure one will turn up in the issue that has the Washington report. If I see one, I'll give you a shout. You need to get up here to Seattle so we can work through a shitload of Cayuse! Absolutely, Jared! I'm starting to get a little stash of my own down...

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