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by Edward H. Earles
December 2nd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 514
Views: 52953

Re: Official WTSO thread

Lot of good CDP but I'm loaded up with CDP (same wines, just regular bottles) so I didn't bite. Evidently plenty of other did, though, as they sold out quickly.
by Edward H. Earles
November 26th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

That is a good deal.
by Edward H. Earles
November 26th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Otto Dobre wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Costco has a 2 bottle package of Old Forester for $64.99. Includes the 1920 Prohibition and the 100 proof bottle.
Buy, Buy, Buy.

Edit: Enjoying a wee dram of 1920 as I write this. $50 here in KY for the 1920. Best Bourbon deal going.
by Edward H. Earles
November 23rd, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 15 vs 16 barton
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: 15 vs 16 barton

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 12:52 pm
In all the discussion regarding the 16 barton, it seems like the 2015 version of this is available at ~80/btl. Can anyone compare the two versions?
Where do you live? Cheapest '15 LB in our state is $145.
by Edward H. Earles
November 23rd, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I live in a state which allows Costco to sell liquor, and our Costco never has anything interesting in the distilled spirits category. Once in a blue moon a good deal on wine, but never liquor.
by Edward H. Earles
November 12th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12227
Views: 587997

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picked up a 2005 Calon-Segur today.
by Edward H. Earles
November 8th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12227
Views: 587997

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Not the most recent purchase, per se, as it was paid for in May, but we just now received the box......from Paolo Bea.

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by Edward H. Earles
November 7th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7232
Views: 444836

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Does anyone know the source of the Sleeper Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2016 that's up now?
by Edward H. Earles
November 4th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 117
Views: 8423

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

"2015 Paola Bea Santa Chiara Umbria Bianco Stunning deep bourbon colour. And stunning wine (this is an orange wine). Scents start off sort of a mulchy-mineral mix, but unripe citrus steals in. Tremendous palate presence adds a marzipan component and steely acidity, yet with ripe yellow fruit too an...
by Edward H. Earles
November 3rd, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2185

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Petrichor yet.

Also, another vote for Windy Oaks here....best California Pinots I've had.
by Edward H. Earles
November 3rd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes
Replies: 32
Views: 2673

Re: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

There are a few down in Pic St. Loup who've asked me to include their wines in N. Rhone tastings I talked to them about.... That's a good place to look for undiscovered treasure. Here's a tasting note for one I had a few years back: 2010 Domaine Clavel Pic St. Loup Bonne Pioche Very old-school and ...
by Edward H. Earles
November 3rd, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 117
Views: 8423

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

We had a lot of good wine this year. Two that come quickly to mind as candidates are a 2007 Pegau Cuvee Reservee CdP (no surprise there), and a 2012 Paolo Bea Arboreus (if you ever come across this, buy every bottle!). 2019 isn't over, and we have many nice wines on deck..... [cheers.gif]
by Edward H. Earles
November 3rd, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Entire list by the glass with a catch...
Replies: 18
Views: 1488

Re: Entire list by the glass with a catch...

The Enotecha Vigna Nuova in Florence, Italy (Via dei Federighi, 3/R, 50123 Firenze) does this also, and I do recommend the place; they have a large selection (>500 wines) that is intelligently chosen, and excellent service as well.
by Edward H. Earles
October 30th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Local Headline: It’s official. There are two barrels of bourbon for every person living in Kentucky https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Its-official-There-are-two-barrels-of-bourbon-for-every-person-living-in-Kentucky-564111211.html FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky’s bourbon industry set two records f...
by Edward H. Earles
October 26th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19225

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

(Bump for bookmark)
by Edward H. Earles
October 16th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12227
Views: 587997

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Case of Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel 2018. Wife loves the Zins.
by Edward H. Earles
October 13th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10992
Views: 401954

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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From an event at our house this evening.
by Edward H. Earles
October 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10992
Views: 401954

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

https://i.postimg.cc/3whgYyfK/Patricia-Green-Volcanic.jpg Berserker-Day purchase, showing well. Generous black cherry, with hints of cocoa, leather, and cigar ash. Acids and tannins are in perfect balance....well made. Drink now. One of my favorites! What’s in those canning jars in the pic? Habaner...
by Edward H. Earles
October 10th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 680
Views: 34672

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 5:06 pm
How are you getting Syrian oils? They are essentially forbidden from US markets due to sanctions.
I don't know, I hadn't thought about that. They're on the shelf.
by Edward H. Earles
October 10th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 680
Views: 34672

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

As regards olive oil: I've taken to buying Lebanese and Syrian olive oils from a Persian grocery. Great oil, of high quality, and less expensive than oil from European countries. I buy big bottles (1.5 liters and larger) and we use a lot of it now.
by Edward H. Earles
October 10th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 514
Views: 52953

Re: Official WTSO thread

Did anyone bite on the Travaglini Gattinara 2009 yesterday? It looked like a great deal, but it's moratorium time for me, so I resisted.
by Edward H. Earles
October 9th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2323

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

Victor Hong wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 8:33 am
Nobody has yet suggested any wines from Virginia.
Nor will we.
by Edward H. Earles
October 8th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 680
Views: 34672

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Nola, would this tariff apply to your Jamon Iberico?
by Edward H. Earles
October 8th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2323

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

I agree that Ridge Monte Bello is a good choice, provided that it's well-aged.

For a younger Cab, look at Altamura.
by Edward H. Earles
October 8th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10992
Views: 401954

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Mending Wall Petite Sirah. I love this wine and vintage. Each bottle should also come with a pack of crest teeth whitening strips. It'll make your entire mouth, tongue and teeth completely black. I tasted that vintage at the Mending Wall winery, and regret not loading up on it at the time (I w...
by Edward H. Earles
October 8th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10992
Views: 401954

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

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Berserker-Day purchase, showing well. Generous black cherry, with hints of cocoa, leather, and cigar ash. Acids and tannins are in perfect balance....well made. Drink now.
by Edward H. Earles
September 16th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 866
Views: 41702

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

RichardFlack wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 7:42 am

I’m guessing you dont like kippers either? But you probably love Stilton or Roquefort? [stirthepothal.gif]
I love kippers, and eat them frequently.
by Edward H. Earles
September 11th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 866
Views: 41702

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Oxford marmalade is one of those Brit things that make no sense to most rational people. Like beans on toast or marmite or Scotch eggs or steak and kidney pie. Any of those in a tasting note and I'm running far away. You forgot cold bathrooms (which, thankfully, are rarer now than they used to be).
by Edward H. Earles
September 11th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 866
Views: 41702

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Can you actually ping someone that is 103? Marmite is nasty nasty stuff. On our trip to New Zealand in 2002, at one B&B our hostess served us toast, and there was a jar of Marmite on the table. I'd never tasted it before. It looked like peanut butter, so I spread it on my toast as if it were peanut...
by Edward H. Earles
September 4th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 866
Views: 41702

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Bruce Sanderson should be forcibly retired, he's now well into the "subtract 5 points" category, soon to go the way of James Suckling. As an example, I see he gave the Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico 2017 94 points. CT average is about 89, and I think that's about right, having tasted it a...
by Edward H. Earles
September 3rd, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I'm into another bottle of Old Forester 1920...this is quite enjoyable.
by Edward H. Earles
August 21st, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

To whomever it was, a few pages back, who recommended the Old Forester 1920, thank you.
by Edward H. Earles
August 10th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 156
Views: 11409

Re: Top US Syrahs

I am very surprised that Petrichor has received no mention here (someone please correct me if it was mentioned, and I missed it....)....after drinking much American Syrah, I think that Petrichor may be at the top of the heap.

Beyond Petrichor, I like Reynvaan, Cabot, Nicora, and Halcon.
by Edward H. Earles
August 10th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I was treated to a shot of Old Pogue Master's Select last night, and thought it was quite good.
by Edward H. Earles
August 6th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 514
Views: 52953

Re: Official WTSO thread

mattcitrang wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 6:45 am
Anything of interest in today’s Cheapskate Marathon?
Nothing yet, as far as I've seen (I'm just checking in periodically). Mostly brand-X stuff.
by Edward H. Earles
July 31st, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 3081

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

Start at Ridge. Visit their Lytton Springs winery just north of Healdsburg and taste through their wines. Most are $30-40. Their small-production single vineyard zins are all fantastic but Geyserville is the true star - beautiful young and even better with 10-20 years on it. Bedrock’s Old Vine Zin ...
by Edward H. Earles
July 30th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Craig G wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 10:42 am
Foul odor and odd taste is exactly how I remember Jim Beam.
LOL!! Is this from on the way in, or on the way back out? [wow.gif]
by Edward H. Earles
July 30th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Franklin County water customers tasting effects of Jim Beam fire https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Franklin-County-water-customers-tasting-effects-of-Jim-Beam-fire-513388511.html By WKYT News Staff | Posted: Tue 11:40 AM, Jul 30, 2019 FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Some in Franklin County are complaining ...
by Edward H. Earles
July 20th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 514
Views: 52953

Re: Official WTSO thread

I on the other hand have had excellent results with Italian wines from WTSO. You just have to know which ones to buy.... [cheers.gif]
by Edward H. Earles
July 11th, 2019, 3:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Jim Beam to face fines after fire leads to environmental problems

https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Jim-B ... 47032.html
by Edward H. Earles
July 5th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I imagine so. By the way, Jim Beam announced that those 45,000 barrels amounted to only 1% of their Bourbon inventory!!
by Edward H. Earles
July 3rd, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

https://i.postimg.cc/hjdDT7kT/Jim-Beam-Spill.jpg This is turning into an environmental disaster. The non-muddy liquid you see in this photo of the Kentucky River is cask-strength Bourbon, mixed with some water from the fire department, and charcoal. Millions of fish will die, and the tens of thousa...
by Edward H. Earles
July 3rd, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

45,000 barrels up in smoke...
by Edward H. Earles
July 3rd, 2019, 2:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Major fire at Jim Beam bourbon warehouse in Woodford County

https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Barre ... 56632.html
by Edward H. Earles
June 18th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Alan Eden wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Holy crap. Is land so expensive around there they they have to resort to a "structure" like this?
Scary, where are the floors !!
They are splinters amidst the fallen barrels.
by Edward H. Earles
June 17th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I don't think the issue is land. Margins on Bourbon production used to be quite a bit lower than they are now. And building codes in decades past were pretty slack, compared to what they are now...so the structural supports in those rickhouses are all wooden (mostly oak), with no steel reinforcement...
by Edward H. Earles
June 17th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3458
Views: 188790

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Another Bourbon rickhouse collapsed about midnight last night. The O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro, Ky., appears to have lost about 4500 barrels; I don't know if they attempt to salvage any in such a situation. Fortunately no people were hurt or killed. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QojfiWkAEIdlH...
by Edward H. Earles
June 12th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 90
Views: 5298

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

We drank a 2010 Pietro Rinaldi last night that was delicious, tasting as if it had just entered its drinking window.
by Edward H. Earles
June 4th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208193

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

What happened to all of the posts from between February 1st and June 3rd? Or am I confusing this with another thread?
by Edward H. Earles
April 19th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 8818

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

About 40% of the still whites we drink are Sauvignon Blancs, and the vast majority of them are from New Zeland. We drink them all year 'round. Lately, mostly the 2017 Whitehaven. NZ SBs are great values, generally.

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