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by Kevin Porter
April 20th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?

How adventurous are they? The pressure cooker butter chicken recipe that was recently posted here is very good, easily scaled and pretty hands off.
by Kevin Porter
April 15th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 664

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

I love maitakes (aka Hen of the Woods). This is a great recipe from Veg in Philadelphia - https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/seare ... -mushrooms.

The Offs and Third World at Keystone, Berkeley circa 1981
by Kevin Porter
April 15th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Richard Malloy - A+ Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Richard Malloy - A+ Sale

Rich went above and beyond - from honoring a request I made during what had to have been a very hectic time for him, to better than fair prices, to great communication and finally careful packaging. Highly recommended!
by Kevin Porter
April 15th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 506
Views: 33904

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

"enuindos" deserves the attention it is getting but no comments on "paramount (sic) to slander"? And this sounds right out of Monty Python "you solicitator of liquid garbage stand DIY BRAND".
by Kevin Porter
April 6th, 2019, 3:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 506
Views: 33904

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Hi. I’m Kevin. I’m a victim. Thankfully I didn’t have the money to (try to) buy Burgundy from Mr. Walker but I did by his god-awful ode to himself that was his book.

Please carry on the good work of warning others.
by Kevin Porter
April 4th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 128
Views: 3270

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!

I emailed Wienbau Paetra today to ask about east coast shipping and Bill responded from UPS! You should get tracking info soon.
by Kevin Porter
March 12th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?
Replies: 65
Views: 3245

Re: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?

John Chapman wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 7:13 am
John Kapon was halfway down our table on the other side. At some point early on, I looked over and saw him unwrapping and eating what appeared to be a cheesesteak!
It was really seitan and cashew cream but he authenticated it to be a cheesesteak.
by Kevin Porter
March 10th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Mount Eden with a great vegetarian dinner (long)
Replies: 27
Views: 1386

Re: Aged Mount Eden with a great vegetarian dinner (long)

I’ve very much enjoyed John’s posts and am embarrassed to say that I only now realize that it’s been a while. I’m glad that he’s well and hope to see him posting. Thanks for the great write-up.
by Kevin Porter
March 7th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 - cheap!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1536

Re: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 and 2009 - cheap!!

I thought Yaacov’s response was hilarious
by Kevin Porter
March 2nd, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1911

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

When we last discussed this I expressed concern about driving with an open container. The consensus was that I was paranoid but I remain concerned. I don’t see the benefit outweighing (the admittedly slight) risk. I’ll drink wines that need decanting at home or drop them off in advance.
by Kevin Porter
February 25th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Food Refrigerator as Wine Storage
Replies: 29
Views: 1565

Re: Food Refrigerator as Wine Storage

I don’t know whether it is still marketed but there used to be a tool named “wine stat” that purported to do what you’re asking. I would be concerned about humidity (lack there of) for long term storage.
by Kevin Porter
February 19th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mixing and matching wines
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Mixing and matching wines

Lighter to heavier (not darker), right? Years ago I attended a retailer Ampeau tasting where reds preceded whites because for the wines/vintages offered the whites were more robust.
by Kevin Porter
February 19th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Food and Wine Pairing is Bullsh*t . . .
Replies: 60
Views: 2517

Re: Food and Wine Pairing is Bullsh*t . . .

If you qualify it sufficiently - “general consumer”;”perfect pairing” - then calling it bs becomes a truism. Defined a little less stringently I think it denies the casual wine drinkers the opportunity to move from “wine is a beverage (which should taste the same every time)” to “wine is an agricult...
by Kevin Porter
February 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio
Replies: 19
Views: 696

Re: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio

I’ll play

White - Aligote or Melon de Bourgogne

Red - Gamay
by Kevin Porter
February 8th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 76
Views: 3354

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

OP loves Loire Cab Franc but has a fair bit cellared and wants some Bordeaux for specific meals and/or guests.

I appreciate all the thoughts. Now to post something less controversial- “What constitutes a natural wine?” or “Most Burgundian Kosta Browne?”
by Kevin Porter
February 6th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine
Replies: 63
Views: 2452

Re: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine

Wouldn’t a Sauternes have to be mighty oxidized to meet the ‘red wine’ requirement?”
by Kevin Porter
February 5th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 76
Views: 3354

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

FWIW, I bought a 6 pack of 2000 Charmail and found them hot and goopy except for 1 that I buried and opened this year. I still didn’t like it as much as others (e.g. Cantemerle) but it had calmed a bit. Living in PA complicates access to back vintages (current vintages too but there is a bit more av...
by Kevin Porter
February 5th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 76
Views: 3354

Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

I’m not a huge Bordeaux drinker but I’m intrigued by the hype. I was very happy with several mixed cases of $20 2000 Bords and suspect that 2016 may offer similar opportunities. The catch? I’m 62 years old. I hope that I’ll have a decent palate for 10+ more years but my kids have no interest and I’m...
by Kevin Porter
January 30th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 2687

Re: Burgundy Wines

I’ll bite on the scores. Keeping in mind that critics score wines against the exemplar of their type it would seem that they believe that there is a wider gap between excellent and ideal Burgundy than between excellent and ideal Bordeaux. What it patently does not mean is that the slew of 100 point ...
by Kevin Porter
January 29th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 25% Off Superb Owl Grilling Packs
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: 25% Off Superb Owl Grilling Packs

Thank god you’re not actually offering owl steaks (even if suburb).
by Kevin Porter
January 28th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7926

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Case and a half of Paetra and a case of Goodfellow chards. There is, of course, so much more that I wish I could have afforded. I’m particularly sad to have to have skipped Cowan Cellars, Tercero, Biggio Hamina, and Cabot. Next year!
by Kevin Porter
January 26th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT on 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: NYT on 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape

Don’t just leave that hanging- only en magnum!
by Kevin Porter
January 22nd, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Shipping wine

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 8:54 pm
Drink it all! Drink it all! [berserker.gif]
Unless you're sitting on some gems that need cellar time I'd seriously consider holding a cull party or two and restarting the cellar after moving. I know - not what you asked...but this is Berserkers!
by Kevin Porter
January 18th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...
Replies: 67
Views: 1662

Re: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...

Wes Barton wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Speaking of fruit flies - if you get one in your glass, you'll often pick up VA in the wine very quickly. The acetobacter is spread across the surface and acts quickly, so you can smell it right away.
The perfect answer for OP!
by Kevin Porter
January 18th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...
Replies: 67
Views: 1662

Re: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...

AlexS wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Nate Simon wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Is Pegau considered VA-ridden, or just stinky NOS?
Never heard of VA as flaw in Pegau, mainly just brett.
Timely - Alex is right that common complaint about Pegau is brett but I drank a 2003 last weekend that had no horse but plenty of nail polish remover.
by Kevin Porter
January 16th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Electric Kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 802

Re: Electric Kettle

Mike Wenzel wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 9:02 am
We have this one: Cuisinart CPK-17
Pro tip - don't try to heat it on a gas stove!

Thanks all for all the help but mostly to DSgriwold for the image of the stoned house sitter trying to figure out where the smell of burning plastic is coming from.
by Kevin Porter
January 15th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?
Replies: 29
Views: 1930

Re: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?

I like the idea of Australia as the next northern Rhône but I think alto Piemonte is more likely.

CA Pinot has been the next Australia for some time now. I wonder if luxury cuvees of cru Beaujolais aren’t the next CA pinot?
by Kevin Porter
January 15th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Electric Kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 802

Re: Electric Kettle

That being said, if you are only going to use this for a couple of months, I think you can survive with the cheap model and slightly inferiior coffee. Its still better than starbucks. Thanks all. This is actually one of my questions for those that use one - might I be better off continuing to use i...
by Kevin Porter
January 15th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Electric Kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 802

Electric Kettle

Anyone use one? I make french press coffee every morning and currently use a built-in instant hot faucet. We're about to undertake a 2 month kitchen remodel and will not keep the instant hot in the new kitchen (too unreliable - replaced twice in 10 years and plumber says avg lifespan is just about 5...
by Kevin Porter
January 7th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Banff Skiing
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Banff Skiing

Caveat - it has been at least 15 years but I made two trips, staying at the Post in LL both times. I'd have a hard time going elsewhere. It is not difficult to get from there to Sunshine. I was a high intermediate skier at the time and though Sunshine was gorgeous but I didn't find that much terrain...
by Kevin Porter
January 7th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (ALL SOLD) FS: DRC La Tache, DRC Romanée St. Vivant
Replies: 17
Views: 1968

Re: FS: DRC La Tache, DRC Romanée St. Vivant, Chateau Margaux, Colgin

Not a buyer (which is reflective of my financial status not a comment on pricing) but publishing your location would help w/r/t hand-off.
by Kevin Porter
December 24th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline protocol
Replies: 55
Views: 1907

Re: Offline protocol

It’s Christmas Eve so I’m fighting back the response the question deserves. Suffice to say that “mine’s bigger” is not an offline theme that appeals me.
by Kevin Porter
December 14th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: YOERG BREWING COMPANY: Now open
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: YOERG BREWING COMPANY: Now open

Congratulations and good luck! I think you're hiding your light with the music selections but I get and respect the concept and respect your steadfastness (akin to your 'no IPAs' stand). I hope to get there someday.
by Kevin Porter
December 11th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You ever get free wine?
Replies: 39
Views: 1630

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: 22
Views: 957

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: 22
Views: 957

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: 11
Views: 704

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: 715

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: 2620

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: 1177

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: 1177

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: 495

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: 2704

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: 254

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: 719

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: 1931

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: 3513

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: 3671

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...

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