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by Kevin Porter
October 17th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Downtown Philadelphia Wine Shop Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 97

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: 1123

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: 1835

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: 4083

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: 1601

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
Topic: Scallop and sole night...searing is hard.
Replies: 7
Views: 708

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
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1275

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
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1275

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
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1275

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: 158
Views: 7663

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 Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1821

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
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 1377

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: 1739

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: 108
Views: 5277

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: 108
Views: 5277

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: 2382

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
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 24
Views: 1365

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
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 2169

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: 2994

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: 1120

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: 5563

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: 766

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: 2263

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
Topic: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

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: 3632

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: 2481

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: 1220

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: 2875

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: 1181

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: 5763

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: 11222

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: 9360

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: 37
Views: 3003

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: 732

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: 732

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: 469
Views: 89134

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: 1617

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: 1617

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: 13
Views: 1162

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: 4485

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: 1436

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: 2284

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: 450

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: 450

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: 23
Views: 1114

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: 887

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: 1005

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: 1580

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: 802

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.

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