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by Kevin Porter
March 28th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2726

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: 4
Views: 350

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: 14
Views: 567

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: 388

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: 12
Views: 433

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: 24
Views: 1629

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: 4964

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: 247

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: 1473

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: 5105

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: 1118

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: 1118

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: 1118

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 - its all about BALANCE
Replies: 97
Views: 8253

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: 3034

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: 3034

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: 1733

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: 129
Views: 5516

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: 1273

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: 2105
Views: 181310

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: 731

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: 12937
Views: 629910

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: 1080

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: 125

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: 4410

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: 1329

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: 740

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: 2494

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: 740

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 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1314
Views: 76496

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: 2419

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: 6431

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: 12937
Views: 629910

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: 3478

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: 3478

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: 4330

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: 1657

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: 984

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: 2561

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: 1449

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: 2073

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: 2034

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: 4622

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: 1699

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: 1893

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: 2555

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: 2555

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: 2555

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: 9503

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

I have heard that some people are allergic to terroir.

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