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by Kevin Porter
January 16th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12506
Views: 602988

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Hank Victor wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 4:33 pm
2014 Chablis 6 pack
Beat me to it [cheers.gif]
by Kevin Porter
January 8th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA for PA Ballers
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

PSA for PA Ballers

I was searching around a bit trying to understand whether the PLCB has preemptive raised prices in advance of tariffs (it would appear that they have not). The list of new wines includes '14 DRCs, Richebourg and La Tache, at $2.5K and $3K respectively.
by Kevin Porter
January 7th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: T Cavallo - A+++
Replies: 2
Views: 47

T Cavallo - A+++

I bought a 6 pack from T0dd’s cellar clearance. Everything was quick, clear and easy. Todd even rounded shipping the the cost of one bottle in my favor. Highly recommended!

Edited as I note that seller hides name
by Kevin Porter
January 6th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3480

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

Birichino - Florida Jim (Cowan)
ESJ - FL Jim, Tom Hill & David Bueker
Collet Chablis - Rob Panzer
Lapierre Morgon - John Gilman
Pepiere - VLM (Nathan V), but not on this board
Too many others to recount. Thanks all!
by Kevin Porter
December 28th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMG - Zachy's was selling it for how much in 1977?
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: OMG - Zachy's was selling it for how much in 1977?

And if it was $3.99 at Zachy’s it was about $2.50 elsewhere?
by Kevin Porter
December 26th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice on selecting wines for someone else
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Seeking advice on selecting wines for someone else

I think you on the right track with ideas - people are intimidated and want help but also want (some) choice. Hearkening back to my favorite retail experience - the owner assessed my time, interest and price range, then walked me through his (albeit small) store, stopping at certain wines to tell me...
by Kevin Porter
December 25th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere
Replies: 52
Views: 2270

Re: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere

Thank you for sharing her with us. I’m very sorry for your loss.
by Kevin Porter
December 24th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice on selecting wines for someone else
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Seeking advice on selecting wines for someone else

I’ve seen a bunch of click bait quizzes where ‘scientists from MIT’ discern one’s perfect wine from their coffee, fruit and chocolate likes/dislikes. Needless to say, I’m skeptical.

After price, the most meaningful question that a sales person has asked me is “what food will the wine accompany?”.
by Kevin Porter
December 19th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1109
Views: 57261

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

got an email from Flickinger today about how to comment on tariffs and reach out to representatives. I'm a little surprised that this isn't an email I've gotten from just about about from just about every website/company that I buy imported wines from. Zachy's sent out an email also. And now Chambe...
by Kevin Porter
December 14th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ACTION NEEDED - 100% Tariffs
Replies: 29
Views: 2384

Re: ACTION NEEDED - 100% Tariffs

Thanks for the link; comments submitted
by Kevin Porter
November 25th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 6046

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Someone get Nate a calendar. Or a history text. Or both Funny. But the point is “what’s with all the French wine?” It's really good. I am headed to the shop today to get a few bottles for the extended fam to drink. I'll look first to domestic wines but if I don't find anything in the range I want, ...
by Kevin Porter
November 20th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12506
Views: 602988

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Birichino Holiday sixer - 2018 Pétulant Naturel Vermentino, 2018 Vin Gris, 2018 Jurassic Park Chenin Blanc, 2016 Boer Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2019 Bechthold Cinsault "Vieux Nouveau", 2018 Besson Grenache Old Vines for $145 delivered.
by Kevin Porter
November 17th, 2019, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 100
Views: 3400

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

So to touch on another thread, does faith to the grape play in? Can a Pinot that drinks as the world’s greatest Syrah be a good wine? I imagine that the answers will be “ no” and “perhaps, if it is not manipulated to do so” but I am curious.
by Kevin Porter
November 16th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 100
Views: 3400

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

Terry Theise wrote a book arguing “yes”. Seems a syllogism to me. I want to say yes but can’t see how either side of the argument can be proven (or is it “proved”?).
by Kevin Porter
November 14th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys
Replies: 24
Views: 4273

Re: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys

c fu wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Is $57.50 of good price for the Bordeaux glass?
No
Agree, but as Emily suggests I will check back. Thanks Emily
by Kevin Porter
October 31st, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: code 38 waiters corkscrew
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: code 38 waiters corkscrew

For my home use I'm completely with Chris. I have a perfectly adequate waiter's corkscrew that I spent about $10 on. As my modest cellar ages, I am considering a Durand. The design and function are different enough that I *may* rationalize the $125 investment. I can't see spending another $100 witho...
by Kevin Porter
October 30th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking for people interested in getting paid for hosting wine tastings via video chat
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: Looking for people interested in getting paid for hosting wine tastings via video chat

You came to the right place. There is no shortage of “wine experts” here. [stirthepothal.gif] Haha That brings up a good point - We've gone back and forth on what to call the "Wine Expert" in this scenario because it means different things to different people. In my eyes, most people here know more...
by Kevin Porter
October 28th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"
Replies: 40
Views: 2532

Re: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"

I have a modest cellar and have never had that happen. Plenty of "What the ....where TF did my bottles of ....go?" and the all too rare "Aha, I thought I'd drunk all of that" but never a find that i didn't remember buying or receiving as a gift.
by Kevin Porter
October 17th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Downtown Philadelphia Wine Shop Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Downtown Philadelphia Wine Shop Recommendation

Sarah and Richard mention small licensed 'bottle shops'. I've not yet been and it is a bit of a hike from the convention center but if you find yourself near Headhouse check out the shop at Bloomsday Cafe https://bloomsdaycafe.com/potation. The list, and presumably the shop, was created by the best ...
by Kevin Porter
October 16th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 69
Views: 1870

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

I've not yet tried it, but this video makes Kettmeir seem quite attractive.

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/jhonel-fae ... challenge/
by Kevin Porter
September 30th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of good, not so much great
Replies: 54
Views: 2006

Re: Lots of good, not so much great

I've been thinking about this a lot lately as I too often find myself unable to choose a wine from the cellar. Sure, there are special wines that are earmarked to share with specific people and/or on special occasions and/or with specific meals but that leaves a whole bunch of 'good' wine that I'm m...
by Kevin Porter
September 24th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4414

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

What happened to Seavey? I see that they still seem to exist (active web site selling new wines) but I never hear them mentioned anymore.
by Kevin Porter
September 12th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1673

Re: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

I read this "But still- PMs I send here that show read go unanswered. Several now." as stating that PMs are being read, not sitting un-read in Tom's outbox. That seems odd - the buyer is out-of-pocket and seemingly aware that there is a potential issue but not taking any action. Regardless, Mr. Fu's...
by Kevin Porter
September 2nd, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scallop and sole night...searing is hard.
Replies: 7
Views: 1609

Re: Scallop and sole night...searing is hard.

I also get scallops as dry as possible and sear at high heat in clarified butter.
by Kevin Porter
September 1st, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 2228

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

Posted up thread but I’ll repeat - going from tile to wood is one of the biggest rewards of my recent remodel. Standing for hours to prep, cook, clean, etc. is much easier.
by Kevin Porter
August 31st, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 2228

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

We went from tile floor to wood and my 60 year old back is very thankful. We did have gel mats for the tile but wood is still more forgiving.
by Kevin Porter
August 31st, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 2228

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

I completely agree re drawers for below counter except we lucked into the need for a small filler and ended up with a thin, tall cabinet next to the range which is perfect for sheet pans.
by Kevin Porter
August 24th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 163
Views: 9306

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

I have heard that some people are allergic to terroir.
by Kevin Porter
August 17th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 3045

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Neal - The Bill Charlap trio is playing a there 10/18 as part of a jazz fest. I think you’d enjoy them.
by Kevin Porter
August 17th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 2317

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
How is Hillary going to find you?
by Kevin Porter
August 16th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1797

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

With the same caveat my understanding is the same as Scott's. I had the same experience as you - found wine; specified shipping state; wine disappeared. I chatted and was told it was due to the warehouse location of the wines and they weren't will to ship from the 'wrong' warehouse. It was not a leg...
by Kevin Porter
August 15th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 119
Views: 6762

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 8:35 am
This thread is from Nov 2018, and the OP hasn't posted on WB since Nov 2018.

I think he gave up! [truce.gif]
So we're preaching to the choir - how Berserkerian! Also recommending wines completely unlike what OP says he/she likes (personally guilty of that one).
by Kevin Porter
August 15th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 119
Views: 6762

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

Have we established where you will be shopping? I agree with the nudge towards southern France and southern Italy, and also to establish a relationship with a good wine store. If you have no good wine stores ( for example, I live in PA) my trick is to learn Importers who bring in wines that I’ve lik...
by Kevin Porter
August 13th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?
Replies: 22
Views: 2477

Re: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?

I recall that he was very keen on some small producer in Burgundy, Someone who was doing things the old way.
by Kevin Porter
August 12th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 24
Views: 2322

Re: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil

John: It works. We make pesto "ice cubes" and freeze them for use during the winter. The only ingredient we leave out is the pine nuts which we add at the time of use. Cheers! Marshall [cheers.gif] and use less olive oil, which you add when used Hmm - never have enough basil myself but my mother le...
by Kevin Porter
August 8th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 3172

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

I have lots of overlap with Suzanne (I'll have to check those on her list that I don't know) -
Zuni Cafe
Food Lab
Marcella Cucina
China Moon - Barbara Tropp
Frog Commissary - Steve Poses, Anne Clarke et al (a Philadelphia classic that started me cooking)
by Kevin Porter
July 31st, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 3186

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

I'd start with reading "The new California wine" by Jon Bonne (https://jonbonne.com/the-new-california-wine/) and buying all the Edmunds St. John wines that I could find.
by Kevin Porter
July 31st, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another 'how many bottles' question. Or what would you choose from the wine list?
Replies: 24
Views: 1153

Re: Another 'how many bottles' question. Or what would you choose from the wine list?

Nathan Smyth wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 11:27 pm
What's the deal with the "Champagne Toast", or whatever they do when they cut the wedding cake?
If they're going to waste wine pouring it on bread that completely changes the calculation. Damn millennials and their toasts.
by Kevin Porter
July 27th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5777

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

But not tiki torches
by Kevin Porter
July 25th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boojee wine
Replies: 16
Views: 799

Re: Boojee wine

I assume that their wines are curated by hand-picked hip somms
by Kevin Porter
July 23rd, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Alan Eden Memorial Poll - What Saxum Magnum should I open at BF 10.2
Replies: 56
Views: 2294

Re: The Alan Eden Memorial Poll - What Saxum Magnum should I open at BF 10.2

That's a mind-boggling collection of Saxum mags. Please keep in mind the old caveat about open flames.
by Kevin Porter
July 22nd, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly
Replies: 7
Views: 2321

Re: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly

Sorry to hear of your experience.

Is there a neologism for auto-correct better expressing the writer's sentiment? I enjoyed "rhubarb compost".
by Kevin Porter
July 20th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3684

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

If they were represented to have been stored similarly in the same cellar I would wonder why the label on the significantly older bottle is in such better shape.
by Kevin Porter
July 17th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 35
Views: 2556

Re: Cellar thief emails?

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 3:12 pm
What is a ‘rad somm’?
You’d know if you were hip and fun.
by Kevin Porter
July 2nd, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A trio of 2000 Chateauneuf du Papes
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Re: A trio of 2000 Chateauneuf du Papes

Thanks for the notes.

Dan - how big is big? I have a Mag (of 2000 Pegau). Should I be looking to drink it soon? Perhaps this fall as, despite A/C, I don’t think of CNdP as a summer red.
by Kevin Porter
July 2nd, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you drinking in homage of the demise of eBob? 1995 Ch. Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre for me.
Replies: 59
Views: 3026

Re: What are you drinking in homage of the demise of eBob? 1995 Ch. Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre for me.

Some attenuated, weak-@ss swill only loved by the anti-flavor wine elite - perhaps something from Steve Edmunds. That, or '07 CNdP 'en magnum' with......
by Kevin Porter
June 27th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux
Replies: 36
Views: 1252

Re: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux

It's a great time for salmon if you have access to copper river, it has the fat content to stand up to Cab or Merlot based wines and stand up to the acidity. Great with a side of mixed sauteed mushrooms or a portabella mushroom cap, that acts like a steak for meatiness. I was thinking the same (tho...
by Kevin Porter
June 21st, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 6156

Re: The wine you don't want

Can you sell to or consign with DC/VA/MD Retailers? I know that is permitted in some States (certainly not in the People's Commonwealth of PA). If it is permitted it might be the best balance of low friction/high return.
by Kevin Porter
June 19th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 156
Views: 11575

Re: Top US Syrahs

ESJ
Lagier Meredith
Rhys
Qupe

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