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by Edward H. Earles
June 26th, 2020, 4:00 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 15570

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

We try to produce as much of our food as we can. Here are some photos of dishes my wife makes from our own produce: Tomato tart: https://i.postimg.cc/KvmcNSzH/Tomato-Tart-8-18-2019.jpg Butternut squash and arugula pesto pizza on gluten-free chebe crust: https://i.postimg.cc/k4TXS51Q/Arug-Pizza-2-5-2...
by Edward H. Earles
June 26th, 2020, 3:49 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 15570

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I'm not a commercial farmer, just a home gardener. I raise mostly heirloom varieties.

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by Edward H. Earles
June 25th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 15570

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I live in KY and raise fruits and vegetables, but no grapes. If you want to see pictures of my stuff I'll be glad to share them.....here's a photo from last August.... [cheers.gif]

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by Edward H. Earles
June 25th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 506893

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

Anybody know anything about the Recoltant Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2018 up now on Last Bottle for $29?
by Edward H. Earles
June 21st, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205856

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Old Forester 100 @ $22 is even harder to beat.
by Edward H. Earles
June 8th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 15570

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Casey--If I were you, I'd leave that field idle. Economically, things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get better. The bottoms will drop out of many markets. I'd bet that, a year from now, we might see 30% unemployment in this country. It's a time for retrenchment and belt-tightening.
by Edward H. Earles
June 7th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205856

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Another vote here for the Weller 107. Pricey, but delicious. Speaking of such Bourbons, you folks should check out the Old Pogue Master's Select. My CT review: Very good: Very, very peppery, with nutmeg, black pepper, white pepper, orange peel, and hints of surghum syrup. Fragrant, long finish. My ...
by Edward H. Earles
June 5th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205856

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Another vote here for the Weller 107. Pricey, but delicious. Speaking of such Bourbons, you folks should check out the Old Pogue Master's Select. My CT review: Very good: Very, very peppery, with nutmeg, black pepper, white pepper, orange peel, and hints of surghum syrup. Fragrant, long finish. My f...
by Edward H. Earles
June 4th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 646
Views: 67950

Re: Official WTSO thread

Fontanafredda Lazzarito Barolo 2000 up for $70 now.
by Edward H. Earles
June 4th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205856

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Brandon R wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Larceny Bourbon is about $28 around here and garnered 92 points. Has anyone had it, and how is the quality?
Never had that one, but I like the wheated Bourbons, and that one is $22 at our local Total Wine. Might have to give it a try.
by Edward H. Earles
June 3rd, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 646
Views: 67950

Re: Official WTSO thread

WTSO has had a lot of good offerings lately, which I would have bought if I had room to store any more wine... rolleyes
by Edward H. Earles
May 12th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 15570

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I just perused the 10-day weather animations over at Windy.com and it looks like Northern California is in for a long stretch of cool, cloudy weather. Is 2020 turning into 2011 yet?
by Edward H. Earles
April 12th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7789
Views: 506893

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

Good reviews on CT though. I'd probably spring for a few if I wasn't moratorium-ing.
by Edward H. Earles
March 22nd, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 15570

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Casey, what are you hearing from your customers about grape demand? In our state, as in some others, restaurants and bars have been ordered closed to dine-in customers. That's got to put a damper on the wine market.
by Edward H. Earles
March 20th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205856

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Leonard Taylor wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 2:47 pm
I just don't see how you can beat the 1920. Damn, it is incredible.
Enjoying that now, as we speak (er, type)...... [cheers.gif]
by Edward H. Earles
March 6th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 98
Views: 5825

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

Go to your nearest Total Wine and get a bottle of 2015 Tenuta del Portale Aglianico del Vulture. This is that winery's regular, entry-level bottling, SKU # 96044750-1. I don't know of another wine under $20 out there that can touch it. And it's WAAAAAAAAYYYY better than anything coming from the Wagn...
by Edward H. Earles
February 12th, 2020, 4:15 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 15570

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Casey Hartlip wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 5:22 pm
The grape market will be a very big story as spring develops. More on that later.
There are lots of reports of a California grape glut in the wine press.
by Edward H. Earles
February 4th, 2020, 4:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 742
Views: 50635

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve.jpgNot personally a Scotch drinker, but I keep it around for some very good friends and my son-in-law. Picked up a bottle of The Dalmore "Port Wood" Reserve the other day and they just loved the stuff. I wish I had friends who kept Dalmore around just for me. rolleyes
by Edward H. Earles
February 1st, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205856

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I’d highly recommend picking up the ECBP C919, makers RC6 and Booker’s country ham, all are exceptional as well, especially the C919. I picked up bottle of the crazy hyped Stagg Jr Batch 12 the other day and was underwhelmed. The ECBP C919 was easily the best bourbon I’ve had last year, barely nudg...
by Edward H. Earles
January 31st, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 646
Views: 67950

Re: Official WTSO thread

I just bit on a couple of the C Elizabeth Game Farm Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Looks like a good deal, but I note that they age in American oak rather than French, so I only ordered two, on the chance that they might be too oaky.
by Edward H. Earles
January 29th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205856

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I like it. Not as strong (harsh) as the 1920, with a little sweetness on the finish. Good substitute for Blanton's. I don't find the 1920 harsh at all; it seems smooth to me. By the way, I picked up a bottle of the 1920 at the local Total Wine yesterday, and under the bottle was a sign that said, "...
by Edward H. Earles
January 29th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 646
Views: 67950

Re: Official WTSO thread

Double Canyon Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain 2017 Red Wine is up now. Anyone know anything about this? I can't find anything on CT, or even on Double Canyon's web site. The ad lists the varietals, but not the percentages of each.
by Edward H. Earles
January 26th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205856

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Has anyone tried the Old Forester 1910? I like it. Not as strong (harsh) as the 1920, with a little sweetness on the finish. Good substitute for Blanton's. I don't find the 1920 harsh at all; it seems smooth to me. By the way, I picked up a bottle of the 1920 at the local Total Wine yesterday, and ...
by Edward H. Earles
January 24th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205856

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Has anyone tried the Old Forester 1910?
by Edward H. Earles
January 21st, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 15570

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

It is raining steadily and has been all morning here UpValley. I don't keep track of rainfall totals, but here in Calistoga I am betting we have better than average inches so far this season. The National Weather Service's interactive Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service website shows Calistoga a...
by Edward H. Earles
January 21st, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 15570

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Zihuatenejo, eh? Did you do any offshore fishing while you where there?
by Edward H. Earles
January 11th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 2129

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

What a great thread. Clash of the first-world-problem titans. [wow.gif]
by Edward H. Earles
January 7th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1348
Views: 80239

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

Time for a reality check. Let's boil this down: on one side, we have Boeing, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, and on the other side, a bunch of Eurocrats who are unelected, and answerable only to the German financial elite. The aforementioned corporations all have very strong ties to the American "d...
by Edward H. Earles
January 3rd, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Beaujolais TN thread - post notes here
Replies: 120
Views: 11785

Re: 2015 Beaujolais TN thread - post notes here

2015 Domaine Lucien Lardy Morgon Côte du Py My CT note: This was a smart purchase, I must say. After a 2-hour decant: Pleasant and effusive aromas of strawberries and freshly brewed coffee greet the nose. These reach the palate as well, along with cranberry and mahogany. Great QPR @$18 from WTSO. Dr...
by Edward H. Earles
January 2nd, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 283
Views: 15570

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Bump for bookmark.
by Edward H. Earles
December 21st, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3679
Views: 205856

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kirk.Grant wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 6:17 am
Michael Sopher wrote:
November 16th, 2016, 9:54 am
Scooped up 4 bottles of Blantons this AM at Total Wine in Norwalk Ct $48 per.
Are these hard to find? They sit on the local grocery store shelves here for about $54
We can't find them at any price in KY. Local demand outstrips supply by about 1000/1.
by Edward H. Earles
December 9th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 742
Views: 50635

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

These are currently the offerings at my neighborhood Costco...any thoughts or experiences? Balvenie 17 yo $149.99 Glenmorangie 18 yo $99.99 Aberfeldy 16 yo $79.99 The Macallan 12 yo triple cask $59.99 JW Blue 155.99 Even though I live in Bourbon country, my love and passion is wine. When I'm in the...
by Edward H. Earles
December 2nd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 646
Views: 67950

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: 3679
Views: 205856

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: 3679
Views: 205856

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: 1184

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: 3679
Views: 205856

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: 13674
Views: 667146

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: 13674
Views: 667146

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: 7789
Views: 506893

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--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 15688

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: 2460

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: 2853

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--TABULATIONS COMPLETE (OP)
Replies: 193
Views: 15688

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: 1571

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: 3679
Views: 205856

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: 19911

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: 13674
Views: 667146

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: 12032
Views: 449141

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: 12032
Views: 449141

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...

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