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by TGigante
June 27th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy bitten
Replies: 29
Views: 1811

Re: Burgundy bitten

Go buy the 5 pack that Marcus offered of the Goodfellow Heritage Pinot Noir (from Oregon) for.. something like $55 per bottle shipped. it's delish.. and similar to burg ( whether or not he intended it to be ). Or just take a new mortgage on the house and enjoy the ride.. Your post is very appreciat...
by TGigante
June 24th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 46
Views: 2376

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

I use the Raticator - https://www.raticator.com/ The success rate of this thing is just stupid good and there is no messy clean up (I've placed a motion detecting Blink camera to see the results). The trap is infra-red triggered so it's essentially sleeping most of the time, making it super efficie...
by TGigante
June 24th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1574
Views: 83979

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Rich Salsano wrote:
June 22nd, 2020, 4:09 am
Swordfish puttanesca over angel hair pasta.
WOW
I so want to make this
Please post recipe Rich
by TGigante
June 22nd, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2128

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

Wait, wine illiteracy is how most of us started in this hobby. neener Guilty as charged At the time I thought wine coolers contained real wine Wine spritzers were a good thing (probably still are if you use some Paul Maison “Chablis” ( which to me at the time was the same as anything else labeled C...
by TGigante
June 22nd, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2128

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

............... First rule of fine wine: never, under any circumstances, waste in on those who are *wine illiterate,...... Wait, wine illiteracy is how most of us started in this hobby. neener Guilty as charged At the time I thought wine coolers contained real wine Wine spritzers were a good thing ...
by TGigante
June 15th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2198
Views: 189294

Re: Steak Porn

[pwn.gif] Can you souis vide above medium? What is max temperature it can be brought to in the water before grilling? You can sous vide to any temp you like (max on my Joules is 208°F, I've gone as high as 203°F, but not for steak!). There may actually be an advantage, if someone is insisting on a h...
by TGigante
June 13th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?
Replies: 29
Views: 769

Re: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?

Queued up
2012 Schramsberg Brut Rose
2017 Keller Estate Rose of Pinot Noir
by TGigante
June 12th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 5:03 pm
I'm drinking some riesling.
Anyone drinking red?
by TGigante
June 12th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 104
Views: 4737

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

I'm partial to the Peter Martin Ray and Trout Gulch (both local SCM sites near my house) but I need to try the Zephyr. Let's talk QPR for a second because I love Ceritas and Rhys but not in the QPR Champion Realm: Best QPR Chardonnay in America: Cameron Dundee Hills < $20 Goodfellow RR, Dundee Hill...
by TGigante
June 12th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday

What are we drinking?
Have to pull something
by TGigante
June 9th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1078

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

So one more question...I currently have two blue rhino tanks that I swap out as needed at HD. Can I take those tanks to a refill place, or do I have to buy a tank from the refill place? no problem with refilling ANY tank as long as it is within the 12 years from the date on the tank I recall paying...
by TGigante
June 7th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2198
Views: 189294

Re: Steak Porn

Thanks Steve
by TGigante
June 7th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2198
Views: 189294

Re: Steak Porn

Can you souis vide above medium? What is max temperature it can be brought to in the water before grilling?
by TGigante
June 5th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373164

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Has anybody picked up their Barolo Mystery wines from April 10th? Not sure when they were delivered, I'm just curious... Covalli, which got a 92 JS. I can't find tasting notes, and the asking price is ~$25. At roughly $19 from Garagiste, probably a pass if not purchased blind. I hope not a fin toss...
by TGigante
June 5th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1078

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

I would love to hear elaboration on this. I have done both ways and noticed zero diff, but I may just not have paid attention Recently went to a local propane refill rather than the exchange, definitely a heavier fill. I had three tanks to fill and he said I was getting the equivalent of four of th...
by TGigante
May 29th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2766

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
May 28th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Are you interested in wines or money laundering operations?

If wines, you might try some of the quarterback wines- Passing Time, Doubleback. Much more about wine if you are into that.
Anyone tried Vermeil?
Or changing sports, Yao?
by TGigante
May 29th, 2020, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2766

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

Kelly
Wine from the state of Virginia is another topic that was discussed on another thread on this forum.

A number of folks think that these wines in general pale to fine wines made in other regions of the US. Trump and other producers may be challenged from the start by the terroir
by TGigante
May 24th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1830

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Can anyone reroute or do you have to sign up for My UPS to do it? in my experience Not all packages can be rerouted by the recipient. The sender has to enable it. For example Ridge shipments can’t be rerouted by the receipient. Yep. It’s not as receiver friendly as Fedex. Also most of the time UPS ...
by TGigante
May 24th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dry high acid white recommendations?
Replies: 30
Views: 1124

Re: Dry high acid white recommendations?

Tinah
Albarino could scratch your itch
I popped a Crawford Family yesterday and it had a nice brazen acidity to it

Currently a 6 pack special @ $20 per
by TGigante
May 24th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1830

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

Thanks Michael, David
Looks like my Patty Green shipment just docked today here in NJ at my local distribution center

Will let it ride for delivery. I have had zero problems with UPS deliveries

FedEx I usually route to Walgreens
by TGigante
May 24th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?
Replies: 38
Views: 1830

Re: UPS really screwed up? What are my options?

I switched all wine deliveries from my business to my house due to my impending retirement. So the first time we sat around on a Friday (didn’t want to miss it and have it sit in a hot truck over the weekend) waiting for the delivery guy felt like we were watching paint dry. Then I discovered the “...
by TGigante
May 22nd, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4164

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 4:37 pm
How funny, I just put a hanger in the fridge to thaw for cooking tomorrow!
+2
by TGigante
May 22nd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373164

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Vince L. wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 1:07 pm
When do they reveal what their Mystery Wine is? After you've been allocated, or literally when it arrives at your doorstep?
Garagiste never reveals the name. You find out when you open the box. Or someone who is local and picks up in Seattle mighty post here 1st
by TGigante
May 19th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 548
Views: 44833

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Andrew K. wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Dave McIsaac wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Michael gave a nice write-up about this in the Quarantine thread for Franny
Well, I saw the critic comments and ratings but they weren't in line with my palate so I wondered what the actually hierarchy was.
All 3 are the same price point
by TGigante
May 17th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1574
Views: 83979

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Braised Oxtails
by TGigante
May 17th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1574
Views: 83979

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Rich Salsano wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Made some loaded entree salads the past two days. One with Flannery dry aged NY strip. The other with Nueskes bacon and soft boiled egg. Both delicious.
Very nice
Tell us about the wine pairings, Rich
by TGigante
May 16th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 537
Views: 47420

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Robert Pollard-Smith wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Ohhh, sounds good, Sir!
Trying to find uses for the vermouth as it has a short shelf life

A Martinez next
by TGigante
May 16th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 537
Views: 47420

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Have a bit of blended whisky to use up, and was looking for simple cocktails utilizing ingredients on hand . I ran across Blood and Sand, which is— 3/4 ounce Scotch whisky 3/4 ounce cherry brandy 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth 3/4 ounce orange juice Orange peel for garnish Stirred with ice, strained into...
by TGigante
May 16th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 548
Views: 44833

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Syrah Deux Vert - This was my last pre-lockdown wine at a friend's house on 3/14 So far during SIP: 2016 Tercero Mourvèdre Rosé 2014 Zepaltas Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2013 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Berserkers' Cuvée (not a Berserker Day purchase) 2014 Liche...
by TGigante
May 16th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy
Replies: 17
Views: 1526

Re: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy

TGigante wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 5:31 am
Tuning in now to see if I can catch it
Coming up now after commercials
by TGigante
May 16th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy
Replies: 17
Views: 1526

Re: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy

Tuning in now to see if I can catch it
by TGigante
May 14th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 421
Views: 26608

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Just cooked some Flannery dry aged ribeyes. Pan sear and oven finish. Threw on a rub of minced garlic and rosemary and some salt/black pepper about 4 hours before cooking. This was delicious. The intensity of the meat flavor and balance of the rosemary with the nutty/mushroom aged flavors from the ...
by TGigante
May 14th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 7658

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

Anybody have any insight on this? Bruce, there was mention in one of the articles posted that part of their contract to sell to Constellation is coming to an end. I think it mentioned 2020. Might have been in the To Kalon thread Gotcha , thanks . If it is 2020 that’s still 3 years to release before...
by TGigante
May 14th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 7658

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

not confirmed info: but from what I have heard they are in the process of taking back some of their contracts to put those grapes into future production so they will be increasing total bottles over the next few vintages - for anyone who is waiting Anybody have any insight on this? Bruce, there was...
by TGigante
May 13th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 7658

Re: The Official MacDonald Waitlist Thread

Bdklein wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 12:42 pm
February 13 2016 and no soup for me (yet)
I'm in on 9/25/15 and still in the soup line with you. Hopefully we both get in this year
by TGigante
May 13th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15
Replies: 18
Views: 1841

Re: PLEASE NOTE: Forum will be closed May 15

Peter Shurman wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 8:13 am
Hope that The Todd reconsiders not closing this forum and all the offers that go along with it.

[cheers.gif]
+1
by TGigante
May 11th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373164

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

There have been a LOT of mystery offers lately though. I was on a virtual wine tasting with Peay wines last week and Andy Peay mentioned that they are not getting any orders from restaurants any more. I am 100% sure that is true for all wineries. While the % will vary of course, that's is a good 15...
by TGigante
May 11th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker's Favorites - VOTE - Burgundy Cote de Nuits Red
Replies: 109
Views: 6987

Re: Berserker's Favorites - VOTE - Burgundy Cote de Nuits Red

Bigger holdings in the cellar Grivot, Fourrier, Barthod, Mugneret Gibourg, then tight for 5th: Roumier, D Laurent and Hudelot Noellat I think in the whole thread you are the first one to mention Dominique Laurent. Curious if you know the breakdown of newer vs older and if you notice a difference. I...
by TGigante
May 10th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373164

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

1995 Felsina Chianti Classico Berardenga Riserva just offered up.
I was drinking the 1994 version of this on the Berserker Zoom on Friday and really loving it at 26 years. I had purchased it from Garagiste in 2013. Going to give the 95 a spin
by TGigante
May 9th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best blueberry pie
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Best blueberry pie

alan weinberg wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 3:26 pm
3:2. About five cups. They barely cook. Just a couple minutes. Lots of pop when eaten.
Thanks
Enjoy
by TGigante
May 9th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best blueberry pie
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Best blueberry pie

alan weinberg wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 2:06 pm
6D6D56CE-E7DC-481C-8DBF-CE9701474741.jpegmade it again. Added a bit of cinnamon, ginger, lemon zest, a bit more cornstarch. Easy part is it cooks on stove in minutes.
Looks great Alan
What’s the ratio of fully cooked berries to ones you add at the end?
by TGigante
May 9th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6219

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

I am surprised that Andy is not aware of the generational theory of the drinks business. It boils down to, What ever my dad and his geezer friends are drinking, I am drinking something else. A variation on this is in the idea that Florida is where brands go to die. My generation-- baby boomer--dran...
by TGigante
May 9th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4164

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, time TBD

Need a meat sale now to restock :) insider tip: hanger steak sale launches tmrw :) -k Is there a promo code, or is the discount automatic? As I recall, discount usually shows up as a direct reduction of each item's price Dan. It will show the normal price and then next to it the discount will be in...
by TGigante
May 9th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short Spot for Patricia Green Cellars on Tastemakers
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Short Spot for Patricia Green Cellars on Tastemakers

Dry muscat featured as the welcome wine.
Hope to pair this up with some oysters at the Jersey Shore in a few weeks.
by TGigante
May 9th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 421
Views: 26608

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Haven't gotten any email notice or seen the hanger discount on the site yet. Anyone else?
Nothing yet. No discount on the site at this point
by TGigante
May 8th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 88
Views: 3921

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

Since my daughter is vegetarian, for the most part, I make at least one fully vegetarian meal per week, and this one was a huge hit (though I'd quadruple the amount of fried sage, if not more. One tablespoon is NOTHING) https://cookieandkate.com/creamy-vegan-butternut-squash-linguine-with-fried-sag...
by TGigante
May 8th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 188
Views: 7680

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 7:44 am
Stotter and Glas, what time? Brunson wants earlier!
5:00 PT 8:00 ET?
by TGigante
May 7th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 128
Views: 12230

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

Robert
I made Mamma’s pecan pie for Thanksgiving but didn’t get a taste as it was gone Lickety split.

Only comment was. How come pecans are not at the top of the pie?
by TGigante
May 6th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour - Go big or go home
Replies: 62
Views: 2171

Re: Flour - Go big or go home

I use it for a killer blueberry cake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0YIJQ1jgEI Here you go: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/cake-of-the-day-huckleberry-cafes-blueberry-124157623726.html From the book Huckleberry which I cannot recommend enough. She was the pastry chef at Rustic Canyon and now ope...

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