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by Edward H. Earles
April 18th, 2021, 1:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 890
Views: 62562

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Brian, I found a store in Greensboro and another in Michigan that sell black puddings and white puddings. PM me if you want the web sites, although you can find them easily enough with a google search. I plan to visit Greensboro next month and will return with black and white puddings, kippers and f...
by Edward H. Earles
April 18th, 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17085
Views: 497730

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

No one in our area pursues the English styles. I was a home-brewer for several years back in the 1990s and nearly always employed noble hops from either Britain or the continent. I settled for a Cuvee Renee at that store the other day. I drank it the next night....it was quite good, but I'm still cr...
by Edward H. Earles
April 18th, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17085
Views: 497730

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I have a brief update in regard to the question I posted above. Today I made a visit to The Beer Trappe over in Lexington, which has a very large selection of gourmet beers, in an attempt to source some of my British favorites. To my surprise there were none of those present, in fact they only had ...
by Edward H. Earles
April 16th, 2021, 9:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17085
Views: 497730

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I have a brief update in regard to the question I posted above. Today I made a visit to The Beer Trappe over in Lexington, which has a very large selection of gourmet beers, in an attempt to source some of my British favorites. To my surprise there were none of those present, in fact they only had 5...
by Edward H. Earles
April 14th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 17085
Views: 497730

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I have a question, and I suspect someone here will be able to answer. I've noticed that quite a few of my preferred British beers (Timothy Taylor Landlord, Caledonian's Golden Promise, Young's Ram Rod, etc) are now extremely hard to find. Are the breweries not exporting to the U.S. now, or does this...
by Edward H. Earles
April 14th, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9619

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

By the way, for those of you who'd like to know what's really behind the earth's changing climate, here's where to find the best analyses: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHSoxioQtwZcqdt3LK6d66tMreI4gqIC- To make your way through this playlist will take some investment of your time, but I re...
by Edward H. Earles
April 14th, 2021, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news for Kentucky Consumers
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Good news for Kentucky Consumers

For the record, the state law was officially changed in May of last year. I would guess I have received approx 75 cases since then, including dN from both UPS and Fed Ex. Speaking for my area of Louisville, UPS is significantly better than Fed Ex! My understanding of that law change was that it app...
by Edward H. Earles
April 14th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news for Kentucky Consumers
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Good news for Kentucky Consumers

I won't have to drive to Cincinnati anymore to pick up those orders. I wonder if other retailers will follow suit.
by Edward H. Earles
April 14th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good news for Kentucky Consumers
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Good news for Kentucky Consumers

I just got an e-mail from WTSO stating that they are now able to ship to Kentucky again! Alyssa Hughes (WTSO) Apr 14, 2021, 10:50 AM EDT Good Afternoon, I hope you're well! Thank you for being apart of the WTSO family. It looks as though we have some orders on hold in our warehouse for you that have...
by Edward H. Earles
April 14th, 2021, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9619

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

By the way, for those of you who'd like to know what's really behind the earth's changing climate, here's where to find the best analyses: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHSoxioQtwZcqdt3LK6d66tMreI4gqIC- To make your way through this playlist will take some investment of your time, but I rec...
by Edward H. Earles
April 14th, 2021, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9619

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Snow chaos in Europe caused by melting sea-ice in the Arctic https://cage.uit.no/2021/04/13/snow-chaos-in-europe-caused-by-melting-sea-ice-in-the-arctic/ 4-13-2021 The April snow falling on fruit blossoms in Europe these days may be directly connected to the loss of the sea ice in the Barents Sea i...
by Edward H. Earles
April 13th, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9619

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

As I understand things, frost damage isn’t always immediately apparent. Yes you can have obviously frosted shoots but buds can take days or more to reveal the extent of damage. I’ve heard of situations where it looks like things might be ok but then no. And vice versa, where buds that surely were c...
by Edward H. Earles
April 13th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 890
Views: 62562

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

In honor of Rabbie Burns, I opened this Glenfarclas 21 that my father purchased at the distillery 25+ years ago. Less sherried than current Farclas and a little smokier. Alas, no haggis this year. My neighbor has 4 sheep. I'm going to see if I can talk her out of one (or, at least, out of the pluck...
by Edward H. Earles
April 13th, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 890
Views: 62562

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: March 4th, 2021, 8:35 am
Corey N. wrote: March 4th, 2021, 6:01 am US suspends tariffs on single malt Scotch whisky

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56279525
This is SUCH good news.
Does anyone have an estimate of when we'll see the impacts in stores? Caol Ila 12 is $100/bottle here now. [swearing.gif]
by Edward H. Earles
April 13th, 2021, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9619

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

John Morris wrote: April 9th, 2021, 2:27 pm Evidently Rioja has suffered, too:
Crap. I thought that region had escaped damage.

What's next? A failure of the Bavarian hop crop?
by Edward H. Earles
April 11th, 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9619

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Any updates on % damage by region?
by Edward H. Earles
April 10th, 2021, 3:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9619

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Armand Heitz's point of view: https://armandheitz.com/blogs/le-carnet/lutter-contre-la-nature That is well-reasoned. One thing that no one wants to contemplate, however, is that the Beaufort Gyre in the Arctic is now impounding an enormous amount of very cold fresh water, more than the long-term av...
by Edward H. Earles
April 9th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 9619

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Northern Italy has been hit hard too. Here's this from today's Financial Times: " Temperatures also dropped to below zero across the north of Italy, after weeks of sunshine and warm weather. Nebbiolo, Moscato and Barbera winemakers in Piedmont said that between 50-80 per cent of their annual pr...
by Edward H. Earles
April 8th, 2021, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 819
Views: 93431

Re: Official WTSO thread

A couple of years back, "Platinum" (which required a request to access, nothing more) was changed to "Premium", which requires no special request. I used the terms interchangeably, which may account for the confusion.
by Edward H. Earles
April 7th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 819
Views: 93431

Re: Official WTSO thread

I got a 2009 Figeac at the same price about a month ago.

Edit: I think the "Platinum" and "Premium" pages are merged now. But those good offers are snapped up quickly, they don't last long.
by Edward H. Earles
April 7th, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 819
Views: 93431

Re: Official WTSO thread

They had 2010 Figeac for $209.99 yesterday on the Platinum page, I bought one.
by Edward H. Earles
March 31st, 2021, 6:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4186
Views: 246490

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Andrew Kotowski wrote: March 31st, 2021, 4:55 am Just in case there was ANY confusion - that post was an absolute joke, as was the $150 valuation (per above note).
But he's already shipped you the bottles! [wow.gif]
by Edward H. Earles
March 31st, 2021, 6:53 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10150

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Bdklein wrote: March 30th, 2021, 5:36 pm
Edward H. Earles wrote: March 30th, 2021, 9:06 am My peach trees are blooming and we're supposed to have a low of 21 on Thursday night..... :( :(
Where ??
I'm in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. I'm not a west-coast grower, I'm just a gardener commiserating with those of you dealing with frost.
by Edward H. Earles
March 30th, 2021, 12:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4186
Views: 246490

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Perusing Wine-Searcher just now, I saw that the "average price" for W. L. Weller 12-year old is $312. Back in 2014, I was visiting a relative in Texas, and we dropped into a store in Dallas, where I found that bottling for, as I recall, $33 each. So I bought 3 for a friend in Virginia. I h...
by Edward H. Earles
March 30th, 2021, 9:06 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10150

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

My peach trees are blooming and we're supposed to have a low of 21 on Thursday night..... :( :(
by Edward H. Earles
March 19th, 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 196
Views: 17970

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

Brent S wrote: March 17th, 2021, 9:49 am b-21
2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
$40
no joke. I bought a case.
Crap, I wish I'd seen that. I'll probably never see a deal like that. I'd probably have bought two cases.
by Edward H. Earles
March 19th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 196
Views: 17970

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

Vine Republic has a bunch of good Chianti deals now. I was all set to place a big order with them, but in an e-mail exchange with someone at the store, I learned that they don't ship to Ohio (I'm in KY, so I have to ship to Cincinnati), so.....no order. Have at it.
by Edward H. Earles
March 19th, 2021, 8:51 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10150

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

28 inches!! Did you build an arc?
by Edward H. Earles
March 19th, 2021, 7:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Looking for an olive oil recommendation
Replies: 37
Views: 1683

Re: Looking for an olive oil recommendation

We go through a LOT of olive oil. I go to a Persian grocery in Lexington and buy 3L bottles of Lebanese olive oil. The brand I have in the house now is "Lebanon Valley", but everything I've bought at that grocery has been excellent. It's as good as most pricey boutique oils, but comes at a...
by Edward H. Earles
March 19th, 2021, 7:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has anybody eaten basque cheesecake?
Replies: 20
Views: 1466

Re: Has anybody eaten basque cheesecake?

My wife makes 'em, both sweet and savory. We love them.

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by Edward H. Earles
March 19th, 2021, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High QPR Nebbiolo?
Replies: 59
Views: 3746

Re: High QPR Nebbiolo?

2012 Molino Barbaresco Ausario This one might not be that easy to find, but it's a treasure. My tasting note on CT from 1/29/2020: 92 points (Tasted after a short decant)....WOW, this is good. Upon entry, the mouth is greeted by generous flavors of rose hips, red currant, and black cherry, which are...
by Edward H. Earles
March 19th, 2021, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 819
Views: 93431

Re: Official WTSO thread

Yes, good deal on 2009 Cristal which is actually drinking quite well; but, customer service at WTSO has clearly changed from pleasant and extremely helpful to loud, obnoxious and extremely unhelpful, self-righteous and annoying. When did that start with customer service? Always had good service and...
by Edward H. Earles
March 12th, 2021, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 819
Views: 93431

Re: Official WTSO thread

Any of you folks bite on the 2010 Valandraud for $266?
by Edward H. Earles
February 27th, 2021, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 819
Views: 93431

Re: Official WTSO thread

They had 2009 Figeac on the premium page earlier in the week for $209.99. I bought one for me and one for a friend.
by Edward H. Earles
February 26th, 2021, 4:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 890
Views: 62562

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

BryanG wrote: February 26th, 2021, 2:52 pm
I'm drinking the Caol Ila 2018 Year Feis Isle that offers the same type of smoke and salinity, plus a nice nice bit of oily/waxy elements.
That sounds nice. Where do you get it?

I haven't seen it around where I live.
by Edward H. Earles
February 23rd, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8491
Views: 624622

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

Based on the few clues they give, it might be Barnett Spring Mountain District C.S. If this is the case, I'd suggest reading the CT tasting notes before buying.... https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?Table=Notes&iUserOverride=0&szSearch=2009+Barnett+Vineyards+Cabernet+Sauvignon+Spring+Mou...
by Edward H. Earles
January 28th, 2021, 4:20 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 160
Views: 10150

Re: 2021 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Bump for bookmark.
by Edward H. Earles
December 24th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4186
Views: 246490

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: 819
Views: 93431

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

TISTHELITA
STARCRAWL20
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: 8491
Views: 624622

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: 8491
Views: 624622

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: 890
Views: 62562

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: 890
Views: 62562

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: 819
Views: 93431

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: 890
Views: 62562

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: 819
Views: 93431

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: 4186
Views: 246490

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: 4186
Views: 246490

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...

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