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by Edward H. Earles
December 24th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Andrew Kotowski wrote: December 18th, 2020, 5:46 pm Blantons in the house!!!
Yow! My favorite.
by Edward H. Earles
December 23rd, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85352

Re: Official WTSO thread

Toby P wrote: December 22nd, 2020, 11:47 am Couple more $10 off $50 coupons below, I grabbed some of the Broccardo Barolo off the last chance page

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Where do you find WTSO coupons?
by Edward H. Earles
December 17th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 586656

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

Patrick T a y l o r wrote: December 17th, 2020, 12:38 pm
J. Rock wrote: December 17th, 2020, 12:18 pm Got some 2018 Halcon Vineyards Esquisto. Excited to finally try some Halcon.
Yeah, I hope that one comes back around today.
I tried to get that one and somehow I'd gotten logged out. By the time I could log back in it was gone.
by Edward H. Earles
December 17th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8277
Views: 586656

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

Taylor Fladgate 2017 Vintage port up now. Didn't buy because I probably won't live into the drinking window.

Edit: I changed my mind, and bought one. Maybe I'll get lucky and live into my 90s.
by Edward H. Earles
December 7th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 837
Views: 57855

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I bought a bottle of the regular Highland Park bottling a few days ago. I hadn't had one in years, and wanted to compare it to others using my current palate. It was good enough, but seemed shallow in comparison to most Islays. It probably will be the last bottle of that Scotch that I buy. It's an ...
by Edward H. Earles
November 30th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 837
Views: 57855

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I bought a bottle of the regular Highland Park bottling a few days ago. I hadn't had one in years, and wanted to compare it to others using my current palate. It was good enough, but seemed shallow in comparison to most Islays. It probably will be the last bottle of that Scotch that I buy. Which do...
by Edward H. Earles
November 30th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85352

Re: Official WTSO thread

M.Sysak wrote: November 30th, 2020, 7:05 am Magnum Day on WTSO until 8 pm EST
Thus far I've only seen a couple of interesting offerings, and they were overpriced.
by Edward H. Earles
November 19th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 837
Views: 57855

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I bought a bottle of the regular Highland Park bottling a few days ago. I hadn't had one in years, and wanted to compare it to others using my current palate. It was good enough, but seemed shallow in comparison to most Islays. It probably will be the last bottle of that Scotch that I buy.
by Edward H. Earles
November 18th, 2020, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85352

Re: Official WTSO thread

Cadence Tapteil 2016 up now, $30. Gets great reviews on CT, but I still have yet to find a WA wine that turns my crank.
by Edward H. Earles
November 17th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Further notes: I'm enjoying a shot of Old Forester 1920 now, and I have to say, that I can't think of a corn-rye Bourbon that can beat this one on a QPR basis. Stagg, maybe, if you can find it at release price....but I've never seen it in a store.
by Edward H. Earles
November 17th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I've had every offering from Van Winkle including Pappy's 20+ year old Bourbon. I've also had a boat load of other Kentucky boutique label Bourbon's. I recently bought a bottle of Weller's 12 year old and am hard pressed to identify something I like better. Unfortunately, it's super hard to find. I...
by Edward H. Earles
November 17th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I've had every offering from Van Winkle including Pappy's 20+ year old Bourbon. I've also had a boat load of other Kentucky boutique label Bourbon's. I recently bought a bottle of Weller's 12 year old and am hard pressed to identify something I like better. Unfortunately, it's super hard to find. W...
by Edward H. Earles
November 17th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I've had every offering from Van Winkle including Pappy's 20+ year old Bourbon. I've also had a boat load of other Kentucky boutique label Bourbon's. I recently bought a bottle of Weller's 12 year old and am hard pressed to identify something I like better. Unfortunately, it's super hard to find. I...
by Edward H. Earles
November 13th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85352

Re: Official WTSO thread

Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey 1er Cru Champs Martin 2018 is up now, $30. I'm thinking of biting.
by Edward H. Earles
October 29th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Re: Barrels Distillers set records for bourbon aging in warehouses https://www.wkyt.com/2020/10/29/distillers-set-records-for-bourbon-aging-in-warehouses/ FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - It’s a milestone that bourbon drinkers can toast to. Kentucky bourbon makers stockpiled a modern-era record amount of produ...
by Edward H. Earles
October 26th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41282

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Accuweather is predicting a near-apocalypse for Southern California. Y'all be careful.
by Edward H. Earles
October 21st, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 763
Views: 85352

Re: Official WTSO thread

John Glas wrote: October 20th, 2020, 1:44 pm Anyone seeing anything worth buying on the six for $120 mix and match?
Nah. This is all unexciting stuff they've had trouble unloading, so they're putting lipstick on it.
by Edward H. Earles
September 28th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61367

Re: #GlassFire

Bump for bookmark.
by Edward H. Earles
September 22nd, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41282

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I see a stem in there. What's your percentage of whole-cluster?
by Edward H. Earles
September 15th, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 837
Views: 57855

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I've been enjoying the Bruichladdich "Classic Laddie" of late.

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by Edward H. Earles
September 8th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41282

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Casey Hartlip wrote: September 8th, 2020, 8:45 am Figuring out why we're missing estimates is berry size. Thought be had 24 bins of Gewurtz this morning turns out to be 18. Looking at the berries and they are small.
Concentrated flavors, though? Might be a legendary Gewurz.
by Edward H. Earles
August 29th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41282

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

N Weis wrote: August 26th, 2020, 6:37 pm I feel like I normally do in late October right now (braindead, punchy, tired), but it's not even September.
I feel like that, and I'm not even a winemaker! rolleyes
by Edward H. Earles
June 26th, 2020, 4:00 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41282

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: 613
Views: 41282

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: 613
Views: 41282

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: 8277
Views: 586656

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: 4108
Views: 234470

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: 613
Views: 41282

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: 4108
Views: 234470

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: 4108
Views: 234470

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: 763
Views: 85352

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: 4108
Views: 234470

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: 763
Views: 85352

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: 613
Views: 41282

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: 8277
Views: 586656

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: 613
Views: 41282

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: 4108
Views: 234470

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: 6438

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: 613
Views: 41282

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: 837
Views: 57855

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....
by Edward H. Earles
February 1st, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

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: 763
Views: 85352

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: 4108
Views: 234470

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: 763
Views: 85352

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: 4108
Views: 234470

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: 4108
Views: 234470

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: 613
Views: 41282

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: 613
Views: 41282

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: 2262

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: 1560
Views: 99083

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 &q...

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