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by Kevin Porter
November 25th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5844

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: 12208
Views: 587209

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: 3277

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: 3277

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: 15
Views: 3001

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: 667

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: 942

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: 2432

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: 656

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: 66
Views: 1358

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: 1953

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: 4311

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: 1650

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: 1223

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: 1805

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: 1805

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: 1805

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: 159
Views: 8430

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: 2572

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: 1889

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: 1778

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: 6690

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: 6690

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: 2417

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: 1910

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: 2704

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: 3077

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: 1142

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: 5717

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: 786

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: 2282

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: 1913

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: 3658

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: 2523

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: 1230

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: 2987

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: 1195

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: 5986

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: 11403

Re: Top US Syrahs

ESJ
Lagier Meredith
Rhys
Qupe
by Kevin Porter
June 18th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 9453

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Good luck! Thanks! 4 opinions today, none of them about wine. The double jeopardy case is an interesting one. By a 7-2 vote, the Court reaffirmed the "dual sovereign" exception to the double jeopardy doctrine. As a matter of constitutional law, a person can't be tried twice for the "same offense," ...
by Kevin Porter
June 9th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 3558

Re: True Confessions

American cheese (but at least not the individually plastic wrapped stuff).
by Kevin Porter
June 7th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

Apparently our friend Bobby has consumed enough wine that he is now at least partially grapevine (or olive or almond). That or he is (again) gently trolling us. And I fell for it . . . You presumably have better things to do that haunt the board and learn the predilections of the posters. Please do...
by Kevin Porter
June 6th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

Apparently our friend Bobby has consumed enough wine that he is now at least partially grapevine (or olive or almond). That or he is (again) gently trolling us.
by Kevin Porter
June 6th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 473
Views: 90269

Re: Philadelphia, PA

awilliamson4 wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Andiario in West Chester, PA allows corkage at $10 per bottle.
Thanks - I was going to ask if I could ever get a reservation.
by Kevin Porter
June 6th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1626

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

I'm glad that you were paid appropriate tribute. What did you son get assigned? The age and lack of spending money must have presented an interesting challenge. Please post notes.
by Kevin Porter
June 4th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1626

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

Is there any question?? 2016 CA Cabs so that you may argue from information.
by Kevin Porter
June 1st, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Speaking of Saveur
Replies: 13
Views: 1173

Re: Speaking of Saveur

I really liked the content in “Art of Eating” but got frustrated with spotty (theoretically quarterly IIRC) delivery and high relative cost. I just checked the website and am tempted to try again.
by Kevin Porter
May 30th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4507

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

ChrisStags wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Wow that fill is really terrible!!! Not sure auction houses would even except this anymore. What auction house sold this to you and take the money and run 🏃 🏃 🏃!!!!
Oh, they might well except it [snort.gif]
by Kevin Porter
May 18th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contrary to many others, I have no love for Bob Parker...
Replies: 19
Views: 1448

Re: Contrary to many others, I have no love for Bob Parker...

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 9:21 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 6:45 am
Helicopter, helicopter!
I had completely forgotten about that!
I’m jealous of you

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