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by Kevin Porter
June 18th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 31
Views: 2262

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
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

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: 610

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: 610

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: 463
Views: 86027

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: 1419

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: 1419

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
Topic: Speaking of Saveur
Replies: 11
Views: 768

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: 57
Views: 3040

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: 1318

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
by Kevin Porter
May 9th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux
Replies: 45
Views: 2007

Re: TN: An unimportant tasting of 2016 Bordeaux

I only read about important tastings and not unimportant tastings. Did it at least use Callaway's jailbreak technology? https://cmp.callawaygolf.com/jailbreak/ I did not realize until recently that this was important in winetasting events. I initially read this as "Callahan's Jailbreak technology" ...
by Kevin Porter
May 6th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Any interest in old KB? - All SOLD thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Any interest in old KB?

Apologies for not responding to each PM - there is some interest so I’ll soon post more details. Here's what I have. Condition: - some scraped labels; fills are all good; no depressed or popped corks. Preference to local pick-up (Philadelphia area) and/or larger orders. I'll ship larger orders at yo...
by Kevin Porter
May 6th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Any interest in old KB? - All SOLD thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Any interest in old KB? - All SOLD thanks

I have a handful (15 if my CT inventory can be believed) of '02 - '06 KB Pinots. They've all been stored in my Eurocave at 55 since purchase from KB (except that the '02 Kanzler was purchased from the PA State system). These hit the 'sour spot' for my consumption - too expensive for everyday drinkin...
by Kevin Porter
May 6th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener

Alan Eden wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 11:43 am
if your to lazy or dumb to do this then you should just buy cheap shitty knives that nobody cares how they are sharpened
I guess that's me - I appreciate your advice. Also, "you're".
by Kevin Porter
May 4th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stupid poll time
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Stupid poll time

Casey Hartlip wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 4:44 pm
......drink a beer with Brett Favre!
Or hang out with Jonathan Favre et al and drink all those wines over a weekend
by Kevin Porter
May 3rd, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Technical data for wine. Tell the whole story.
Replies: 25
Views: 838

Re: Technical data for wine. Tell the whole story.

For my purpose the most critical datum is always there - the importer's name. But I understand that's only important for old world-oriented bottom-feeding bargain hunters like me.
by Kevin Porter
April 26th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1194

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

Congratulations and thank you! Without you, "Missing, presumed drunk" would mean something else entirely.
by Kevin Porter
April 20th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?
Replies: 18
Views: 606

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: 824

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: 113

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 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: 129
Views: 3828

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: 3329

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: 1415

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: 1678

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: 1990

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: 1593

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: 626

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: 2608

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: 704

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: 85
Views: 4172

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: 2524

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: 85
Views: 4172

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: 85
Views: 4172

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: 2714

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: 329

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: 8106

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: 1550

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: 757

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: 1696

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: 1696

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: 837

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: 1959

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: 837

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: 837

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: 394

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: 1994

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: 1927

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.

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