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by Kevin Porter
December 11th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You ever get free wine?
Replies: 19
Views: 627

Re: You ever get free wine?

No, but as CRS sets in I have had wine that I bought, paid for, and forgot, delivered to me. What do I win for being the idiot who explains the joke?
by Kevin Porter
December 5th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?

Is a Chinese cleaver a vegetable cleaver? I was under the impression that a Nakiri is a Japanese vegetable cleaver and is very different (much smaller 'platform' to use Todd's terminology) from the Chinese cleavers that I've seen. I though that the Chinese cleavers were more traditional (meat) clea...
by Kevin Porter
December 5th, 2018, 6:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?

Is a Chinese cleaver a vegetable cleaver? I was under the impression that a Nakiri is a Japanese vegetable cleaver and is very different (much smaller 'platform' to use Todd's terminology) from the Chinese cleavers that I've seen. I though that the Chinese cleavers were more traditional (meat) cleav...
by Kevin Porter
November 29th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mail Order Seafood Recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Mail Order Seafood Recommendations

I have no personal experience but have heard good things about Browne Trading. https://www.brownetrading.com/product-c ... h-seafood/
by Kevin Porter
November 27th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for whites?
Replies: 30
Views: 595

Re: Suggestions for whites?

Save yourself some $$ and get some Pepiere Muscadet.
by Kevin Porter
November 20th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on stems / whole cluster...
Replies: 67
Views: 2323

Re: Thoughts on stems...

Thank god! I thought this was another thread on wine glasses.
by Kevin Porter
October 30th, 2018, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Wine Box? (Wine light theory)
Replies: 19
Views: 1082

Re: Magic Wine Box? (Wine light theory)

BTW - I was just trying to answer OP's question - definitely not endorsing the quackery
by Kevin Porter
October 29th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Wine Box? (Wine light theory)
Replies: 19
Views: 1082

Re: Magic Wine Box? (Wine light theory)

Someone named Noppakit Sangsurane posts about it frequently on the Burgundy Geeks FB group. He didn't respond to a question about cost and availablity.
by Kevin Porter
October 24th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Properly Cellared Rhone & Burgundy- Reds
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: WTB - Properly Cellared Rhone & Burgundy- Reds

Where are you located and are you interested in Southern Rhone? My CT inventory is way out-of-date but I'm pretty sure that I could put together a case of CdP from: 2001 Pegau; 2003 Pegau; 2004 Pegau; 2000 Beaucastel; 2001 Beaucastel. I'm near Philadelphia and not really interested in shipping. I'd ...
by Kevin Porter
October 23rd, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drink the most of
Replies: 78
Views: 2487

Re: Wines you drink the most of

Pepiere (various muscadets) Lauer (Barrel X is my house Riesling) Thivin ESJ Rocks and Gravel (PA state system got a bunch on some sort of close-out) Texier CdR Produttori (Langhe Nebbiolo and Normale) Baudry Patrice Rion Loring and KB (still drinking down overstock from Parker board years - mostly ...
by Kevin Porter
October 18th, 2018, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage

Not very convenient to Bucks but does Zippy (Scott Ziskind) still run a facility near Philadelphia? zipco wine cellar services inc
by Kevin Porter
October 9th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Predicting how a wine will develop.
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Predicting how a wine will develop.

Don't forget the biodynamic calendar - not all days are days
by Kevin Porter
October 7th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Suggestions for a Very Specific Venue
Replies: 74
Views: 1683

Re: Wine Suggestions for a Very Specific Venue

Understanding that there is no such thing, how about Fume Blanc? It has name recognition, particularly Mondavi’s, and provides that ABC frisson.
by Kevin Porter
September 10th, 2018, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petrus And Tax
Replies: 75
Views: 3399

Re: Petrus And Tax

Sorry to pile on, but PA does not allow residents to purchase alcohol from private sellers or even retailers (other that the PA Liquor Control Board stores). It is only within the past year or so that we can purchase from wineries, provided that they comply with relatively onerous licensing processes.
by Kevin Porter
September 8th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine
Replies: 83
Views: 3528

Re: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine

Thinking on this I think the delta for me is really intellectual wines versus (strike me down if I use the H word) shall we say exuberant wines. As I look for something to accompany ground turkey soft tacos I want the latter and cellar the former. To quote the good Jay Miller “fruit is not necessari...
by Kevin Porter
September 8th, 2018, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine
Replies: 83
Views: 3528

Re: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine

I voted 'yes' based on an understanding of 'fine wine' similar to Sarah's excellent description. I too often (and too often) stare at my very modest collection of bourgogne rouge and blanc; langhe nebbiolo; entry level riesling; chenin, chinon and muscadet; cru beaujolais; etc. and despair that I ha...
by Kevin Porter
August 22nd, 2018, 5:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Low Cost Kindle Versions of Cookbooks
Replies: 55
Views: 3335

Re: Low Cost Kindle Versions of Cookbooks

Burma: Rivers of flavor by Naomi Duguid @ $1.80 today.
by Kevin Porter
August 21st, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: AI vs personal selling
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: AI vs personal selling

You might get better response in the 'Wine Pimps' forum. I think you're speaking of direct to consumer sales (as opposed to distributor to retailer). Obviously , this is a complex question with no single right answer. I suspect that many on this board have relationships with 'boutique' wine stores w...
by Kevin Porter
August 17th, 2018, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "traditional" California wines
Replies: 61
Views: 2572

Re: "traditional" California wines

I expected to see Seavey mentioned by now. Then again, I haven't heard them mentioned in any context in years. What's going on with them? I checked their web site and they're still pulling big points from AG and others - why no chatter?
by Kevin Porter
August 16th, 2018, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for Weekend Party - PnP - Please help
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: Wine for Weekend Party - PnP - Please help

Hmm - Knoxville wine stores don't seem to put their inventories on-line. Can you get Baudry Chinon? Edmunds St. John El Jaleo? Cru Beaujolais?
by Kevin Porter
August 16th, 2018, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for Weekend Party - PnP - Please help
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: Wine for Weekend Party - PnP - Please help

It would help to know where you live and shop for wine. Berserkers often provide very specific recommendations to requests such as this.
by Kevin Porter
August 11th, 2018, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fake wine that tastes the same as the real stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 1959

Fake wine that tastes the same as the real stuff

jcoley3 wrote:Off the top of my head, think of Butternut Chardonnay and Butter Chardonnay thrown up against Rombauer.
Apt phrasing (my emphasis added).
by Kevin Porter
August 9th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 9766

Your dumbest purchase

I've always been a bottom-feeding bargain hunter so it's tough to point to a specific purchase but I wish that I had not bought so many points/dollar back in the day. Could have been Marquis Phillips; 2000 Charmail; CdPs; etc. Breaks my heart to think of the Burgs and Rieslings I could have bought (...
by Kevin Porter
August 9th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine book for newbies?
Replies: 74
Views: 2001

Best wine book for newbies?

But, would you really suggest a beginner start by trying to learn all the different regions of Italy. And, if you do, what book on Italian wine would you suggest that a beginner start with. Italian Wine for Dummies Depending on your willingness to disassociate from the author Vino Italiano by Joe B...
by Kevin Porter
August 6th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Undercharged $100 for a bottle of Armagnac. WWJS do?
Replies: 43
Views: 1831

Undercharged $100 for a bottle of Armagnac. WWJS do?

You did the right thing, but to I can't answer your question as I have no idea James Suckling would have done. I suspect he would say he never has to pay for wine.
by Kevin Porter
August 3rd, 2018, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 122
Views: 5070

The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

A recent release from Kalin - 1995 Kalin Cellars Chardonnay Cuvée CH Sonoma
by Kevin Porter
July 27th, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?
Replies: 39
Views: 2501

Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?

Website works for me now - https://downtoearthwines.net/products-page/. Looks like perhaps it was down for (much needed) revamping.
by Kevin Porter
July 25th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 452
Views: 83017

Philadelphia, PA

The pic on the Park Place website with the server holding a bottle of Sandlands and a bottle of Dirty and Rowdy is great. Now I really need to go [cheers.gif]
by Kevin Porter
July 20th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA on Fass Selections - regarding policy on wines over 5 years of age
Replies: 246
Views: 11152

PSA on Fass Selections - regarding policy on wines over 5 years of age

I think that direct-from-domaine matters because corked is corked at bottling. If the bottle has passed through several buyers working with the producer might be a challenge, but if the seller bought directly from the domaine then the seller should be able to arrange a refund. (if that's not why Cha...
by Kevin Porter
July 11th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of your regular bottles jumps in value.
Replies: 137
Views: 5433

One of your regular bottles jumps in value.

Just don't do what I do - don't drink them because they're worth too much and don't sell them because there is too much friction. You'll end up sitting on a bunch of pointy Cali pinot of very questionable aging potential. [berserker.gif]
by Kevin Porter
July 11th, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 2015 No. Rhône to Stock Up on? Jamet or Juge?
Replies: 23
Views: 1805

Best 2015 No. Rhône to Stock Up on? Jamet or Juge?

A. So wrote:Chave is a producer whose release prices have held fairly steady. (c.f. Allemand, Clape, Juge, and to a lesser extent Jamet)
And they are consistent 93 point wines.
by Kevin Porter
July 10th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: 2 Questions in 1: Aged Bordeaux / Advice for Retailer
Replies: 14
Views: 759

2 Questions in 1: Aged Bordeaux / Advice for Retailer

This has been said many times but just in case - corked wines are corked when bottled. There is some debate as to whether poor provenance can exacerbate 'corkiness' but for all intents and purposes treatment by the seller has no impact. Nonetheless, I would expect the retailer to refund you, particu...
by Kevin Porter
June 28th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Cape May
Replies: 27
Views: 696

Cape May

I'm generally with Sarah on this but I did have a fantastic dinner at the Red Store on Cape May Point. I'll qualify that it was one dinner a few years back and the perfect night in their outdoor garden certainly contributed. That said, I thought that they did a great job preparing local sea food and...
by Kevin Porter
June 8th, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BREWPUB/WINE BAR SERVICE QUESTIONS -
Replies: 23
Views: 913

BREWPUB/WINE BAR SERVICE QUESTIONS -

Sounds great - good luck with it! I'm sure the music as well as the food, beer, and wine will be great. I see why you're pondering the questions you are and asking opinions. This is nothing you haven't thought of but the general rule-of-thumb would be table service at the four tops but I think price...
by Kevin Porter
June 4th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 452
Views: 83017

Philadelphia, PA

Hearthside (https://www.hearthsidebyob.com/).

It sounds like David will be (or was) in the Fairmount/Art Museum area. Perhaps A Mano, Tod Wentz' Italian BYO.
by Kevin Porter
May 31st, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Proof of purchase required for corkage in PA?
Replies: 31
Views: 1127

Proof of purchase required for corkage in PA?

I haven't done that - do they put a PA tax sticker on?

My guess is that the regs haven't been adjusted since that became legal and you've found a loophole. If I were the owner of a BYO which had recently been harassed or fined I wouldn't be interested in the nuance.
by Kevin Porter
May 31st, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Proof of purchase required for corkage in PA?
Replies: 31
Views: 1127

Proof of purchase required for corkage in PA?

There seems to be a perception that the PA purchase requirement is a Morimoto rule - it is not; it is a PA PLCB and/or Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement rule. Licensees are strictly liable for any violations of the Liquor Code and must ensure that alcohol is not being served to minors or visibly ...
by Kevin Porter
May 30th, 2018, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bottle Lock
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Wine Bottle Lock

Useless, however I would consider a breathalyzer lock on my cellar.
by Kevin Porter
May 29th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 452
Views: 83017

Philadelphia, PA

I’m not familiar with Umai Umai nor can I think of good options in that area. Marigold Kitchen in West Philadelphia is an easy drive from there and a cool BYO experience. Keep in mind that Royal Sushi is a 12 seat back room within Royal Isakaya - a much tougher reservation and very different experie...
by Kevin Porter
May 29th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 452
Views: 83017

Philadelphia, PA

It comes up now and again and then goes away. Probably when PLCB is interested in enforcement because sales are flagging. This is kind of cross-posted with the thread in Wine Talk but Royal Sushi in Royal Izakaya if you had your heart set on sushi. I love Vedge and it is not something that you'll ex...
by Kevin Porter
May 29th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Proof of purchase required for corkage in PA?
Replies: 31
Views: 1127

Proof of purchase required for corkage in PA?

As others said, I just avoid corkage by going to BYOs. Every few years some BYO will post a requirement that bottles must bear a PLCB sticker. I assume that it is because there has been a push to enforce laws that would hold the restaurant responsible for opening illegally imported wine. The require...
by Kevin Porter
May 27th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese
Replies: 5
Views: 352

TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese

Thanks for the note. Did you pair this with food? I love base-level Rieslings with the very spicy curries that I eat but clearly don’t want to dull my palate when I open one of these.
by Kevin Porter
May 26th, 2018, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official thread for CDP bashing.
Replies: 45
Views: 2202

Official thread for CDP bashing.

Funny thread. I wonder how many of the other bashers are, like me, ultimately mad at themselves for falling for the hype and ending up with a bunch of wines that don't pair well with the way they now eat (sushi aside) and that they don't really like (and wish they'd spent that $$ on burgs and nebbio...
by Kevin Porter
May 8th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mangled Mispronunciations
Replies: 88
Views: 2125

Mangled Mispronunciations

I mangle mispronunciations frequently - every time I pronounce something correctly in fact. (it's pronounced "Pee-dant")
by Kevin Porter
April 23rd, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Clarice Wine Company email
Replies: 42
Views: 2217

Hello, Clarice.

I was expecting a chianti TN
by Kevin Porter
April 7th, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: California cabs <$50 and <15%
Replies: 27
Views: 1346

TN: California cabs <$50 and <15%

John Morris wrote:
Kevin Porter wrote:What happened to the Louis Martini? I thought you liked that best or did I misread?
? Haven't had one of their wines in maybe 20 years.
Yep, the notes in your other thread were Mike Kuller’s not yours. I plead PC issues leading to berserking by phone
by Kevin Porter
April 7th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: California cabs <$50 and <15%
Replies: 27
Views: 1346

TN: California cabs <$50 and <15%

What happened to the Louis Martini? I thought you liked that best or did I misread?
by Kevin Porter
April 4th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 273
Views: 11688

Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

If anyone needs any help I’m well ahead of schedule and will gladly take wines off your hands. I’m thinking particularly of Maureen who must have excess Truchot, but I’m an equal opportunity Good Samaritan.
by Kevin Porter
April 2nd, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the best online wine board?
Replies: 38
Views: 2739

What is the best online wine board?

With the qualification that I’m a lurker there (here to) I’ve learned a ton about AFWE wines and enjoyed some great creative writing at Wine Disorder. Be prepared for an even more insular and self-referential community than here but the expertise and distinct voices are worth it. It’s a bit quiet an...

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