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by Stan Y.
January 23rd, 2022, 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Retirement Location - Knoxville / Chattanooga / Nashville
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: Retirement Location - Knoxville / Chattanooga / Nashville

You wouldn't consider Asheville, two hours east of Knoxville would you? Apparently it's something of a mecca for retirees. Looks like median home price similar to Nashville though. But I hear it may be easier to ship wine to NC than to TN :-).
by Stan Y.
January 21st, 2022, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WK's new 2020 and 2019 Burgundy Report
Replies: 105
Views: 4772

Re: WK's new 2020 and 2019 Burgundy Report

Can someone just build boil for me what badass bottles are available for under 75 bucks? I read it but it is all Greek to me. Try Fornerol's 2019 Côte de Nuits-Villages! Speak of the devil. This is my 3rd and last bottle which was profoundly tutti-fruity and strange two times prior, quite good toda...
by Stan Y.
January 20th, 2022, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?
Replies: 35
Views: 1392

Re: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?

If your dishwasher allows using a rinse aid, I would use that. There was a topic on this a month ago. Complete drying and minimizing water spots is exactly what Jet Dry / Finish is supposed to be for.
by Stan Y.
January 19th, 2022, 3:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wok hei on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Wok hei on the way

C. Mc Cart wrote: January 19th, 2022, 12:45 pm I tend to lose hand hair those nights (hair hai?), just by shaking the wok back & forth over the flame.
I already joked with my wife about losing my eyebrows to this!
by Stan Y.
January 19th, 2022, 10:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wok hei on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Wok hei on the way

Wow, that is totally legit Sarah! You have that much firepower indoors???
by Stan Y.
January 19th, 2022, 9:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wok hei on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Wok hei on the way

Paul Bacino wrote: January 19th, 2022, 9:06 am I got the Big Kahuna..I like it for frying too
That is cool - I went back and forth on that, something that would work for frying too vs the narrow concentrated flame. And the Kahuna looks built better.
by Stan Y.
January 19th, 2022, 8:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wok hei on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Wok hei on the way

Seems like so many folks here have the cute 900 degree pizza ovens that I am just mildly envious of. What I've been lusting after though is a hotter-than-hell wok burner for that "wok hei" aroma and flavor that I am glad has a name these days. Kenji Lopez-Alt has done some videos on approx...
by Stan Y.
January 16th, 2022, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 wines that impacted you
Replies: 60
Views: 2715

Re: 2021 wines that impacted you

I have never drunk much Champagne, but a stunning Selosse Initial and Egly Rose in 2021 showed me the error of my ways.
by Stan Y.
January 16th, 2022, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bernard Amiot
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Bernard Amiot

I remember drinking the 1er cru Chambolles from the early 90s long ago, with tea-like earthy complexity, and at the time they didn't seem like they'd age so well. But they were quite enjoyable. They were a Rosenthal import weren't they?
by Stan Y.
January 16th, 2022, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett #9
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: TN: 2015 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett #9

Just picked up 3 bottles of '97 (anniversary year) Saarburger Rausch Auslese gold capsule at auction on a whim at a very reasonable price. I have always enjoyed the Kabs and Spatlese so I figured what the heck, since my wife likes good Riesling with residual sugar. BTW Brian I think your description...
by Stan Y.
January 16th, 2022, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003013

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote: January 16th, 2022, 12:35 pm 2016 Domaine de Chevalier . . . on futures!
It is just about the only thing I have bought at my neighborhood Total Wine the last few years...very delicious approachable and modern, but far more interesting and complex than domestic wine at that price point.
by Stan Y.
January 15th, 2022, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zorb. Kind of cool—oxygen scavenger.
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Zorb. Kind of cool—oxygen scavenger.

no affiliation but I’ve talked to the maker—same group that does Pungo. Looks pretty cool to me. https://www.pungo.net/zorb Probably going to order one. Looks like you can use the generic oxygen absorber packets that Amazon sells? I never got Repour to work to my satisfaction presumably due to eith...
by Stan Y.
January 11th, 2022, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: TN: 2018 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanée

I had a similar impression, and even wondered if the wine was sound. I've only had these since 2012 but it was my least favorite I've tried. Good luck with the leftovers, I still have a bottle or two.
by Stan Y.
January 11th, 2022, 3:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: American Truffle farming.
Replies: 65
Views: 4135

Re: American Truffle farming.

Are the bianchetto truffles really better than good black Perigord truffles? I am seeing $50/oz on those vs. $75 for bianchetto.
by Stan Y.
January 11th, 2022, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what 2019 Northern Rhone Syrah's are you buying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1344

Re: So what 2019 Northern Rhone Syrah's are you buying?

I had a very tasty and chuggable les Vin des Amis (Clape) last week. Better than Barou St Joseph even if in the same style. Wish is wasn't 50 bucks. Faury VV has settled down nicely, was a little shut down for a few months. Just based on these I think I'll like '19 a lot more than '18.
by Stan Y.
January 11th, 2022, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Chave
Replies: 25
Views: 1789

Re: Buying Chave

Buy the good vintages not 100 pointers that fetch even more, look at Allemand pricing, then congratulate yourself for how much money you saved. p.s. The white is great and ages really well but I personally don't seek out $300 white wines to cellar. Still have my last bottle of 1990 I've been sitting...
by Stan Y.
January 7th, 2022, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos de Vougeot: rising stars?
Replies: 27
Views: 1831

Re: Clos de Vougeot: rising stars?

I still buy some de la Tour VV frequently starting with 2008, when AM did a comprehensive tasting...just got the '19. Have actually consumed only '15 and '17 though, and I'll be pretty old before I drink more.
by Stan Y.
January 4th, 2022, 10:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Coffee Arsenal?
Replies: 94
Views: 5153

Re: Your Coffee Arsenal?

Weighing the beans is just part of the ritual, takes maybe 30 seconds. Tap the grinder to loosen grinds from yesterday, tap the grounds container into the trash, weigh beans directly into the container, dump into the hopper. Anything that automates this is just more moving parts to wear out.
by Stan Y.
January 4th, 2022, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Eric Texier Côtes du Rhône-Brézème Vieille Serine Domaine de Pergaud
Replies: 27
Views: 1201

Re: TN: 2007 Eric Texier Côtes du Rhône-Brézème Vieille Serine Domaine de Pergaud

David, I want to thank you for keeping this wine all down the road, until it delivered everything the grapes had to deliver. I know that less than 1% of those bottles made it to this point, and I realize that it is a lot of effort, patience and money to ask. But truly, I grew those grapes and made ...
by Stan Y.
January 3rd, 2022, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4247

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

I'm so anal about odors on stems that I had a special cabinet built for glassware made all from glass and steel so that no wood or wood treatment odors would taint them. Yes! My 86 year old father stores his glasses in a wood cabinet that was painted 20 or more years ago with an oil-based paint, an...
by Stan Y.
January 3rd, 2022, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you ever serve boxed wine at a holiday party?
Replies: 167
Views: 4962

Re: Would you ever serve boxed wine at a holiday party?

Some of those box wines at Wine Authorities are imported by the specialty-mostly-organic-Italian importer Piedmont Wine Imports here from small/craft/biodynamic wineries like http://carussin.it . Some small hipster wineries making good-quality and reasonably-priced wine are "bottling" in t...
by Stan Y.
January 3rd, 2022, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many hours/days into 2022 before you bought your first wine
Replies: 99
Views: 2993

Re: How many hours/days into 2022 before you bought your first wine

A discussion here had me thinking about something for a week or so; a good seller I've worked with before that normally runs a little high had this listed at a fair price--about what it would cost me in in the UK--and I'd watched folks take a bottle or two at a time from a case until it was time to ...
by Stan Y.
January 2nd, 2022, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4247

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

I've definitely experienced this - bottle after bottle, another trip to the cellar, still not right, with no obvious explanation. Thankfully it is relatively rare. Very frustrating especially when I've set my mind on something older and better.
by Stan Y.
January 1st, 2022, 4:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coconut Arborio rice pudding
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Coconut Arborio rice pudding

If you add some cardamom sultanas and nuts you'd just about have kheer. Love it when something this satisfying is so easy to make.
by Stan Y.
December 31st, 2021, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your NYE bubbly going to be?
Replies: 87
Views: 2641

Re: What’s your NYE bubbly going to be?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: December 31st, 2021, 1:28 pm My other favorite in the Egly line-up! Enjoy.
Never had it before, when folks used to bring Egly in locally they never selected this one, nor the rose, so I had both hitch a ride recently with some Ramonet. The rose was exactly what I want in a Champagne.
by Stan Y.
December 31st, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your NYE bubbly going to be?
Replies: 87
Views: 2641

Re: What’s your NYE bubbly going to be?

Egly-Ouriet "Vieillissement Prolonge"
by Stan Y.
December 31st, 2021, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 5305
Views: 656897

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Zachys has freeship: "FREE SHIPPING on New In-Stock Orders $99+ | Promocode HOLIDAYFREESHIP" Just tried to order a single 375 of d'Yquem from Zachys...the cost to ship a single 375 ground to the east coast is $52.36. Plus insurance. That has to be the highest per-bottle ground shipping co...
by Stan Y.
December 31st, 2021, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cooking Wine
Replies: 23
Views: 875

Re: Cooking Wine

Chapoutier Belleruche white for me, 13 bucks at my WF, very bright, fullish, fresh. Surprisingly good wine in many vintages.
by Stan Y.
December 31st, 2021, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Advice: To be a snob or hold my tongue?
Replies: 56
Views: 2734

Re: Seeking Advice: To be a snob or hold my tongue?

Hold tongue. Bring good wine, and good glasses. Don't geek out. My dad likes drinking the cheapest wine he thinks is decent at TJs. If I'm just stopping by he'll offer me a glass but we have an understanding. He always has a Sierra Nevada product in the fridge, thanks that works for me. But he enthu...
by Stan Y.
December 29th, 2021, 11:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bucket List Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1435

Re: Bucket List Restaurant

A quite good and low-key local place in Durham just announced that the executive chef at a bucket list restaurant--Sierra Mar / Post Ranch Inn--is taking over as head chef there. So I can have my bucket list and eat it too, albeit without the view.
by Stan Y.
December 26th, 2021, 8:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2927
Views: 252021

Re: Steak Porn

You aren't the only one Alan - last time I tried this I must have had the pan beyond screaming hot, it erupted in flames instantly. I'll experiment with WF steaks instead of Flannery next time :-).
by Stan Y.
December 26th, 2021, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Château Cantenac Brown (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 18
Views: 767

Re: TN: 2003 Château Cantenac Brown (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

Andrew K. wrote: December 25th, 2021, 8:15 am Absolutely. Have one left in the cellar from a 3 pack I picked up last year and have another full case on the way! Hard to beat at $110 with 18 years of age.
A very nice buy at $110, looks like it's $150-170 now!
by Stan Y.
December 26th, 2021, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Château Cantenac Brown (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 18
Views: 767

Re: TN: 2003 Château Cantenac Brown (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

Latour and DRC, at least in theory - didn't buy enough to sample.
by Stan Y.
December 26th, 2021, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Château Cantenac Brown (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 18
Views: 767

Re: TN: 2003 Château Cantenac Brown (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

Thanks - my son is '03 and although I did buy him a few truly great wines I've wanted to backfill some things like this.
by Stan Y.
December 26th, 2021, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 3071
Views: 199871

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Opened '06 CdC with my family yesterday. Quite the crowd pleaser and perfectly fine, but I always somehow expect a bit more than I get with this given the love.
by Stan Y.
December 25th, 2021, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Christmas weekend wines
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: TN: Some Christmas weekend wines

I opened '90 Jadot Beze and '90 Chave. The Beze started out a little clumsy but with air was quite good if big-boned. Dense long and dark-fruited. The Chave was about as good as it gets, delicate rose color but mouthwatering juicy acid, highly complex, perfect balance. Started with '06 Comtes...perf...
by Stan Y.
December 24th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2927
Views: 252021

Re: Steak Porn

Not cooked, but totally feels like steak porn. Morgan Ranch standing rib roast. I reallllllly am resisting the urge to cut these into four giant steaks! Dang, what a rib cap! Do those come fresh or frozen? I'm liking the idea of 4 giant steaks but don't want to thaw and re-freeze. That is the bone-...
by Stan Y.
December 21st, 2021, 5:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PANETTONE
Replies: 27
Views: 1405

Re: PANETTONE

To me, the stuff is bread with too much sweetness and too little texture. Fruitcake in drag. That's part of the fun, it is the anti-matter of fruitcakes. Edit: love the hanging upside down part of the prison article, I had no idea. (Panettone is apparently hung upside down to cool to prevent it fro...
by Stan Y.
December 20th, 2021, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer for newbies?
Replies: 348
Views: 15317

Re: Envoyer for newbies?

Is Haskell's still cooking all the wines sitting out on their shelves? Whether it's in the hot, humid, summer without adequate A.C., or in the winter, when they've got the heat cranked, Haskell's probably takes the cake for worst in-store storage conditions for any wine-specific retailer I've visit...
by Stan Y.
December 19th, 2021, 7:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you have a favorite tea kettle - I need to replace the POS we have.
Replies: 22
Views: 1096

Re: Do you have a favorite tea kettle - I need to replace the POS we have.

A tea-loving acquaintance loves his electric kettle for the precise temperature control. Can't remember the brand.
by Stan Y.
December 18th, 2021, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Georges Lignier et Fils Bonnes Mares
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: TN: 1993 Georges Lignier et Fils Bonnes Mares

Saw that color change from muddled brown on opening to the more expected slightly-orangy transparent garnet red happen pretty dramatically on Thanksgiving day with a Mugnier wine, over the period of an hour...pretty cool!
by Stan Y.
December 18th, 2021, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Matt is a good guy
Replies: 426
Views: 18980

Re: Matt is a good guy

To put some fun back to this. 1. Wine was returned. 2. On my way back home, I got rear-ended by a Mustang. The Mustang driver's insurance company denied his coverage, so I have to use my insurance to fix my car and pay a $1000 deductible. 3. For those saint who likes to educate @Michael Martin, @Ph...
by Stan Y.
December 13th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PANETTONE
Replies: 27
Views: 1405

Re: PANETTONE

Coffee for sure!
by Stan Y.
December 13th, 2021, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Bordeaux In-Stock Anywhere???
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

Re: Zalto Bordeaux In-Stock Anywhere???

And not cheap for Spiegelau at $30 a glass here, but half the price of Zalto. I have 6 Zalto Bordeaux that I am taking care of a little better than usual now given the supply chain issues; I also have some different Spiegelau for larger family dinners that I'm not too happy with, so neat to see this...
by Stan Y.
December 13th, 2021, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Bordeaux In-Stock Anywhere???
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

Re: Zalto Bordeaux In-Stock Anywhere???

LasseK wrote: December 12th, 2021, 11:56 pm Just get a Spiegelau Definition Bordeaux glass until Zalto's are back stock again? It is almost 1:1 with Zalto's.
The entire Definition line looks almost 1:1. In the picture on Amazon the Bordeaux glass stem looks like it may be a hair thicker.
by Stan Y.
December 12th, 2021, 4:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PANETTONE
Replies: 27
Views: 1405

Re: PANETTONE

Also love it as bread pudding with small pieces of high-quality chocolate; the lightness of texture works well with the custard, and the citrus top note adds such wonderful complexity. I bought some 40€ higher-end Panettone a year or two ago and should continue to try others, since what we had was b...
by Stan Y.
December 12th, 2021, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else struggling with B21 shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1585

Re: Anyone else struggling with B21 shipping

It was just that one week with temps in the low 70s when apparently everyone wanted wine shipped, and it's been back to 80+ since. I figure I'll just wait out the general holiday shipping mess and shoot for early January. I got the same vibe as Rob did though when they emailed me a "Your B-21 I...
by Stan Y.
December 9th, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 F. Mugnier NSG Clos de la Marechale
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: 2006 F. Mugnier NSG Clos de la Marechale

08 good recently too, but needed decanting and a bit of time. Just a 'single yum'.
by Stan Y.
December 8th, 2021, 5:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rogue River Blue Cheese
Replies: 30
Views: 1670

Re: Rogue River Blue Cheese

A proud-to-be-American, not afraid of flavor cheese board tonight...Harbison and Boxcarr Rocket's Robiola in addition to the RRB. IMG_6349.JPG Love all those cheeses...but technically that's a cheese plate, not a board champagne.gif . Well I was doubly wrong, brain fart, it was washed-rind Willough...
by Stan Y.
December 8th, 2021, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer for newbies?
Replies: 348
Views: 15317

Re: Envoyer for newbies?

Someone who buys crap ton of wine is no longer a cherry picker, they are a valued customer. Or should be.

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