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by Kevin Porter
July 10th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 42
Views: 3639

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

Henry Kiichli wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 10:01 am
$$$???
yes
by Kevin Porter
July 9th, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Kikuhime - World Class Sake FINALLY Here and for Sale!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 600

Re: Kikuhime - World Class Sake FINALLY Here and for Sale!!!

Congratulations! Thanks for the update; I've been waiting. I am lucky (?) to be in PA. Similar to Suzanne's question above - how concerned should I be with the PLCB shipping my SLO order within the State in summer heat?
by Kevin Porter
July 1st, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7447

Re: Gary V. Again.

Dan Kravitz wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 5:21 pm
I'm sure that as President, Gary V ....

Dan Kravitz
That scared me - don't give him any ideas
by Kevin Porter
June 24th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1942

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Pepiere Briords; Brun Beaujolais; ESJ Rocks and Gravel; Lauer Barrel X
by Kevin Porter
June 12th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick wines off a wine list
Replies: 39
Views: 1455

Re: Help me pick wines off a wine list

No love for the Sauzet Combettes given that purchaser is protected from pre-mox?
by Kevin Porter
June 7th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 2992

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

33 posts to get to Deibolt-Vallois? Shame!
by Kevin Porter
June 7th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?
Replies: 38
Views: 1727

Re: Do you ever tell a friend the wine he proudly poured had died?

It sounds like your friend is a wine enthusiast. That being the case I would feel fine gently asking if perhaps the wine was not quite right. How about the opposite? I took a Forman cab to a citizen (non wine geek) friend’s house. It was hideously corked and they would not let me replace it, insisti...
by Kevin Porter
June 5th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14497

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund - (DONATION CAP $60,000 REACHED!!)

Thanks for doing this. I know that the cap has been reached but I donated anyway. Perhaps others will do so as well.
by Kevin Porter
May 29th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date
Replies: 26
Views: 1751

Re: PSA: Keep your CellarTracker inventory up to date

“Missing, presumed drunk “
by Kevin Porter
May 15th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Definition of Everyday Wines - "Daily Drinkers"
Replies: 93
Views: 3359

Re: Definition of Everyday Wines - "Daily Drinkers"

I'm a bottom-feeder so almost all of my (approx 300 btl) cellar consists of bottles that cost me < $40. Accordingly, my definition is not based on price but instead on the intellectual demand and 'shareability' of the wine. I tend not to open wines that I really want to contemplate and wines that I ...
by Kevin Porter
May 14th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne stoppers/open bottle storage
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: Champagne stoppers/open bottle storage

though at the high end for champagne stoppers, this one has worked great for me and has easily held the fizz for several days: https://smile.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CTG-00-CHS-Champagne-Stopper-Stainless/dp/B078YQ3P9M/ref=sr_1_7?crid=1XD1ZJYYU2SL&dchild=1&keywords=champagne+stoppers&qid=1589473426&spr...
by Kevin Porter
May 14th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne stoppers/open bottle storage
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: Champagne stoppers/open bottle storage

AD Northup wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 6:28 am
I’m a big fan of this one: https://www.lecreuset.com/champagne-cro ... ack-nickel

Only downside is that it doesn’t fit a select few bottles.
Thanks! For how long have you found it to be effective (day/week/etc.)?
by Kevin Porter
May 14th, 2020, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne stoppers/open bottle storage
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Champagne stoppers/open bottle storage

I've watched from the sidelines as WBers whose palates I respect and align with have fallen for champagne. As the only wine drinker in my household I have an established routine wherein I immediately decant 1/2 of a .750 of still wine to a clean .375 bottle and store it in the fridge. I keep these f...
by Kevin Porter
April 30th, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine...Revealed
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: TN: Evolving note on mystery wine...Revealed

it needed decanting [wink.gif]
by Kevin Porter
April 24th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Joh. Jos. Christoffel - Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ** (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Re: TN: 2002 Joh. Jos. Christoffel - Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese ** (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 24th, 2020, 12:43 pm
The UW Auslese* was and still is the star of 2001 and 2002 at JJC.
By definition
by Kevin Porter
April 22nd, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 51
Views: 3382

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

It’s not particularly hard to get wine here. Unless one wishes to get good wine at a reasonable price while complying with the law (the last part is the kicker). Ultimately, I agree. Sarah - I'd also love to get the details on the saki, Can a complete saki neophyte appreciate world class or should ...
by Kevin Porter
April 21st, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 51
Views: 3382

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

Wait, you guys can't just go to another wine shop or order from out of state?... Loaded question! We can legally order wine from out-of-state wineries that have registered with the Commonwealth. We can buy from in-state Supermarkets and ‘Bottle shops’. I’ve not seen a supermarket with wines worth b...
by Kevin Porter
April 21st, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Books - Must Haves
Replies: 46
Views: 6420

Re: Wine Books - Must Haves

Michael O'Brien wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 10:25 am
Another book I didn't see in this thread is one that I find quite useful is: "What To Drink With What You Eat" by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page.
Post 21 neener
by Kevin Porter
April 18th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 92
Views: 2190

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Thanks gents. Perhaps I’ll just dial down the spice a bit. I worry that my usual ‘level 10’ will hide any nuance in the wine.
by Kevin Porter
April 18th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 92
Views: 2190

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

I’m a Riesling bottom feeder and abuser - I drink mostly entry level kabinetts with very spicy southeast Asian food. I lucked into a few each 2001 Prum WS Auslesen and Spatlesen. What shall I pair them with?
by Kevin Porter
April 15th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Isolation ward
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: TN: Isolation ward

Markus S wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 10:09 am

Even if it was shut down (which I don't think it was because it was pretty expressive), would coming out of it give it a middle?
I must have read this 10 times thinking 'Markus is a pretty sophisticated taster why would he think that an expensive wine wouldn't be shut down?'.
by Kevin Porter
April 6th, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Tasting a bottle over several days
Replies: 12
Views: 1323

Re: Tasting a bottle over several days

My wife stopped drinking so I often drink a 1/2 bottle or less. I immediately decant to a clean .375 screw-top bottle (Perrier works for me) and refrigerate.
by Kevin Porter
April 1st, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 73
Views: 3273

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

Thankfully I have had a stomach virus the past two days so my per diem COVID drinking has reduced to fuctional alcoholic. What is this fuctional of which you speak? Right now, much of my consumption is fvck-it-all. Not more but much better - why save? Two steps below raging, which I was flirting wi...
by Kevin Porter
April 1st, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 73
Views: 3273

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 7:46 am
Thankfully I have had a stomach virus the past two days so my per diem COVID drinking has reduced to fuctional alcoholic.
What is this fuctional of which you speak? Right now, much of my consumption is fvck-it-all. Not more but much better - why save?
by Kevin Porter
March 28th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3451

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Out before the plague and when in, solidly in the old world but now wishing to support domestics.
by Kevin Porter
March 26th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Tom K Wine Solutions A+++
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Tom K Wine Solutions A+++

Hear, hear! First transaction was great. Looking forward to many more once we beat the plague.
by Kevin Porter
March 25th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: is this the end of byo culture?
Replies: 33
Views: 2593

Re: is this the end of byo culture?

Substitute 'small chef-driven' for 'BYO'. There is no doubt that the corporate restaurants have a better chance of survival. I don't expect my favorites boites to survive but I can hope that the same relatively low capital need that enabled them to open in the first place enables others to open post...
by Kevin Porter
March 25th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Floyd Cardoz RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Floyd Cardoz RIP

Wow - RIP
by Kevin Porter
March 17th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?

If you decide to stay east, the Adirondacks offer several challenging but not technical day hikes. Mt. Marcy is the tallest Mt in NY. The Marcy hike is challenging due to it's length - just under 15 miles - more than it's elevation gain (3,000 ft).
by Kevin Porter
March 17th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PLCB turning off the lights...
Replies: 51
Views: 3382

Re: PLCB turning off the lights...

Online ordering/delivery is also shut-down. Beer and wine can be bought from supermarkets. I suspect that those lining up were looking to buy spirits.
by Kevin Porter
March 16th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5456

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

2001 Leoville Barton popped and poured a few years ago. Classic bord profile and I paid under $40.
by Kevin Porter
March 2nd, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pittsburgh OL?
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Pittsburgh OL?

Are you familiar with PAWineTalk.com? Not much going on on the board but there does seem to be an active Pittsburgh OL group.
by Kevin Porter
February 21st, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 2103

Re: My five favorite vegetables

Chile crab
MD steamed blue crab
Crab cakes
Crab louie
Crab legs
by Kevin Porter
February 19th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Franny Beck: Maybe the Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever! EXTENDED
Replies: 107
Views: 5690

Re: Franny Beck: Maybe the Greatest Berserker Day Offer Ever! EXTENDED

Just received my 'Open Letter' case, which included a hand-written 'Thank you' card from Michael. While I appreciate the sentiment, its ass-backwards.

Thank you for making these great wines and offering them at such a generous discount!
by Kevin Porter
February 18th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The return of Friday night Pizza TNs (VDLT sampler)
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: The return of Friday night Pizza TNs (VDLT sampler)

Vulgar {deleted} little tamarin
by Kevin Porter
February 17th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The return of Friday night Pizza TNs (VDLT sampler)
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: The return of Friday night Pizza TNs (VDLT sampler)

Hey I just looked it up, I never claimed to understand it (and I don’t). I thought perhaps it would make sense tomorrow when viewed on a non-phone screen.
by Kevin Porter
February 17th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The return of Friday night Pizza TNs (VDLT sampler)
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: The return of Friday night Pizza TNs (VDLT sampler)

Voix de la Terre, I presume
by Kevin Porter
February 5th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Replies: 102
Views: 9793

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

AD Northup wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 6:37 am
PA state store is still selling the 2015 and 13 & 14 Riservas
Yep - they've been on the shelves in the well-heated stores, sometimes in direct sun, in the sun since they hit the market.
by Kevin Porter
February 5th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3120

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Thanks for the heads-up. Off topic (but this is Berserkers) would you be willing to name your other must purchase? I have you to thank for my interest in Birichino and I'm very glad for that. Dirty and Rowdy, especially the Evangelho. Best, Jim Thank you. In retrospect, I should have IMed. No disre...
by Kevin Porter
February 4th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3120

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

Thanks for the heads-up.

Off topic (but this is Berserkers) would you be willing to name your other must purchase? I have you to thank for my interest in Birichino and I'm very glad for that.
by Kevin Porter
February 4th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Italian Cold Cut Sandwich
Replies: 33
Views: 2241

Re: The Italian Cold Cut Sandwich

"Italian cold cut sandwich"??
by Kevin Porter
January 26th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers
Replies: 130
Views: 6603

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 11 Offers

Marcus, if still available I’d like to buy a Berserker’s Chard 6 pack.

Thanks!
by Kevin Porter
January 21st, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS in LA area: 2016 Napa Cab, 100pts
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

Re: FS in LA area: 2016 Napa Cab, 100pts

J Fontamillas wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 1:40 pm
I can't wait for the reveal :D
You're not familiar with SAYBL Vineyards?

(sell, and you're black-listed)
by Kevin Porter
January 21st, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2208
Views: 190502

Re: Steak Porn

reverse seared this indoors. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49418956068_b9a3b5431d_z.jpg ----------------- sliced https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49419424651_0897c18d09_z.jpg ----------------- plated with a serious eats recipe of brussels sprouts with shallot, ginger, fish sauce, honey and...
by Kevin Porter
January 21st, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Training palate - suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Training palate - suggestions?

I learned a lot reading "How to taste" by Jancis Robinson. Kevin Zraly's "Windows on the World Complete Wine Course" seems well-liked as well, though I haven't read it.
by Kevin Porter
January 16th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668941

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: 1085

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: 190

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: 88
Views: 4793

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!

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