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by Brent C l a y t o n
November 28th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave Wine Storage in Laundry Room
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Eurocave Wine Storage in Laundry Room

Joe W i n o g r a d wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 11:53 am
What is the best pairing for tide pods?
Gronk and Ham.
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by Brent C l a y t o n
November 23rd, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine retailer in TX?
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: Wine retailer in TX?

My friend who is the TX rep for Lanson Champagne says:

Dallas: Pogo's
Austin: Austin Wine Merchant
Houston: Houston Wine Merchant

I assume you are looking for wine?
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 22nd, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3988
Views: 223169

Re: The Bourbon Thread

$55 is pretty high for eagle rare 10.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 22nd, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 443
Views: 40788

Re: Your Gin?

Old Tom is definitely a good crossover style for Gin-->Whiskey or vice versa.

Gin season is winding down for me, but I have been doing mostly Perry's Tot from NY Distilling this year. Great QPR for a navy-strength gin ($22 retail), the high abv, juniper focused style I prefer, and local.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 22nd, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 973

Re: Help, I need some new pots

Misen non-stick pans are awesome. I haven't tried any of their other stuff. I have a few All-Clad pots which I like. You might be covered if you have cast iron already, but my Turk forged iron fry pans were game changers. https://kaufmann-mercantile.com/products/turk-forged-criss-cross-iron-fry-pan?...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 16th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2667

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

It's a skill. You need to practice. I've been trying for 28 years and still haven't figured it out.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 15th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1398

Re: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?

I still eat octopus. I've eaten dog and whale in the past. I still eat horse (in Europe) and enjoy it. Of course, everyone is free to do as they wish with their diet for whatever reasons they choose. I have come to the conclusion that if if I am not going to go vegetarian/vegan, I don't see much po...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 15th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 62
Views: 3019

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

I have been really lazy recently about making a stop at the Asian market. Just a heads up for anyone unfamiliar, the cheapest price on Amazon for LGM is $10 for a 2-pack. I just paid $2.49 at the supermarket.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 15th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 72cl Wine Bottles
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: 72cl Wine Bottles

Check out a Chambers list of back vintage Piedmont wines sometimes. The large format sizes can get really funky.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 15th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 2677

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

So, the OP kind of changes the parameters by qualifying that his 'everyday' wines are 5-15 years old. I am ITB and my 'everyday' wines are generally current vintage (1-4yrs old) samples. I have all manner of double hinge waiters corkscrews lying around and they are just fine for this purpose. I look...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 15th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: TN: 1995 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese

David,

How was the color?

Thanks for the note.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 9th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey samplers
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Japanese Whiskey samplers

Chris,

Well go for it if you think he will enjoy it. They are premium selections. I think the main argument here is if he would be better off with two ~$100 750ml's vs a set of tasters. If he's not a big drinker but wants to try things, and it is a gift, I see the value in the tasting set.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 9th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey samplers
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Japanese Whiskey samplers

Cheaper than the bar, but a decent amount of money for not a lot of whiskey...
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 9th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: TN: 2015 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Thanks for the note David! I just remembered I have some 2014 in storage, time to pull a box out and check up on it.
by Brent C l a y t o n
November 9th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TODAY - Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest - NOW WITH ZOOM INVITE ADDED TO POST #1
Replies: 32
Views: 1675

Re: Virtual celebratory Berserkerfest

Is this with or without politics? I'm confused. I would do either as long as I can haz some of Jay's brisket.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 30th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36392

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Wow sorry I missed this. Plus, I read all 8 pages so my 2 cents... The last time I checked the CC was about $16 retail, so while not the same deal still a deal and I think I'd be ok with a full Groupon credit and a case of free wine. As far as estate vs not estate... Bob used to share a winery/barre...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 22nd, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 67
Views: 4112

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

Sigh. It's nice to reminisce. My first DRC was a 1990 Romanee St Vivant that I split with the guys at work. We chipped in $25 each on a Friday. We all had a nice sized glass. 88-89-90 JJ Prums and Willi Schaefers were like $15-30. Paid cost $66.67 for 1990 Grange. I remember when we joked about how ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 16th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 2659

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

Michael,

You might want to take a look at Chris's signature line. He builds cellars for a living. Honestly I came to the thread to see if he'd replied yet as I was going to recommend him for a 'large wine cellar' buildout as the thread title suggested.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 15th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 2659

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

I used to sell to a guy who had two prefab units in his garage. They were each the size of an Airstream trailer, built more or less like a walk in fridge, and held something like 2000 bottles each. But yeah, there is a difference between a wine fridge or storage unit and a 'wine cellar.' We have had...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 15th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?

Count me in the 'around $20 to last 20 years is tough' crowd. I think you should aim closer to $50 average but you can certainly help the average with some $20-25 Rieslings. That said, I'll toss a hat into the ring. Check out 2017 Maculan Brentino Merlot-Cabernet from Breganze in the Veneto. I curre...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 15th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large wine cellar recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 2659

Re: Large wine cellar recommendations

When I read the title and then opened it to see that the OP was looking for something to hold 300-500 bottles I LOL'd.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 15th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?
Replies: 46
Views: 2934

Re: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?

I think Syrah has the greatest variance. I've been drinking through some Aussie Shiraz recently and have done side by side comparisons and I preferred the Liberte. Definitely agree with Barbera. I see your point about Nerello Mascalese but I find the nose to be a bit more muted in the younger wines ...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 15th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stand Mixers - help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 1866

Re: Stand Mixers - help please!

Tim,

I have never done more than 1kg of flour, but you should be fine with 1.5kg. 2kg might be towards the limit of what it can hold.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 15th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stand Mixers - help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 1866

Re: Stand Mixers - help please!

Christine Huang bought this one for breadmaking. It looks pretty badass.

https://pleasanthillgrain.com/ankarsrum ... 0sQAvD_BwE
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 15th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stand Mixers - help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 1866

Re: Stand Mixers - help please!

Hi Tim, I have this one. I love it. I never have issues with dough making. https://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-Professional-Stand-Mixer-Red/dp/B0026C8J9Y/ref=asc_df_B0026C8J9Y/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=343238601593&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7608094707160035135&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdv...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 15th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?
Replies: 46
Views: 2934

Re: Do Wine Glasses Make A Difference?

Liberte is my favorite all around glass. It works well for pretty much all whites and I even like to use it for certain red varieties like Syrah, Nero d'Avola, Sangiovese, Zinfandel and Nerello Mascalese. I also really like the Grassl tasting glass for everyday use. They are a bit more sturdy and wo...
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 11th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Starting a Wine Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Starting a Wine Collection

Nothing from Italy. Nothing from Rhone. You need more stuff. Assuming you're in continental Europe I guess it's not easy to find decently priced stuff from the US, AUS & NZ.
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 11th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 41
Views: 2948

Re: 20Yr Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve Bourbon

Anybody had a Tico sighting recently? I ran into PMC at the Phish shows in Boston last year. He is only on Instagram now. Good memories!
by Brent C l a y t o n
October 7th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7524
Views: 473961

Re: de Negoce offer

lol
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by Brent C l a y t o n
September 28th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1514

Re: wood boxes-what to do?

Mark,

You're on LI right?

Wood boxes are not quite as ubiquitous as they once were. Especially if you have 'keepers' you could easily sell them on Craigslist. 1st Growths, cults and other 'top' wines could fetch $25per or more.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 23rd, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1636

Re: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine

Nice article Robert and well deserved. Let me pour you some Richter some time soon.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 16th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 68
Views: 2742

Re: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?

I wasn’t a huge fan of the 97 Chave hermitage I opened last year. What does that mean? I recall the 97 northern Rhones being a little on the lean side, especially when you compared them to the generally great to outstanding trio of 98-99-00. I don't see David chiming in here yet so I'll be the cont...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 15th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 62
Views: 3019

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Like everything else, sold out, but...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 9th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project
Replies: 34
Views: 2145

Re: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project

Release price is $26/bot. That’s pretty reasonable. The shipping is a beast though, $44 for a six pack. I guess this is pretty standard these days.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 4th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST

I'm sad that Todd, Chuck and Georgie were all too busy to check in with the little people. [cry.gif]
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 4th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST

If I still have my faculties at 9pm Eastern I will tune in.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 4th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 NJ Wholesalers fined big bucks
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

Re: 2 NJ Wholesalers fined big bucks

Yeah 90k is nuttin.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 3rd, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine storage at a generic self-storage facility?
Replies: 19
Views: 1010

Re: Wine storage at a generic self-storage facility?

Hey all, Longtime lurker, first time poster. Glad to be a part of the community. In the coming months we're making a move from Los Angeles to Raleigh, NC - where, based on my initial research, I can't seem to find a dedicated wine-storage facility. Even if we choose to build a cellar in our new pla...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 234
Views: 26486

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

JM is great too!

Diamond Reserve is from El Dorado, it's their entry level well rum. Perfectly fine.

Overproofs are trickier to work with, you might want to stick with something more standard. I think JM is closer to 90pf, El Dorado is 80pf.
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 234
Views: 26486

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Jay, Yes, there is a difference. What flavors do you like? Jamaican pot still or Rhum Agricole will give you richer texture and more of that gassy note. Basic stuff will be, well, basic. Don Q is solid for a basic one that you can find. Diplomatico Planas is a big step up but not quite to the pot st...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin, not so rare?
Replies: 11
Views: 1424

Re: Marcassin, not so rare?

Skurnik is the distributor of record in NY. I'm fairly confident the facts line up as discussed. Almost zero restaurants can afford to take these wines right now. Morrell is a sensible place to go to with this kind of wine, I'd guess they were offered a decent quantity just so Skurnik can clear it o...
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jonah crab
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Jonah crab

I've been getting claws for $7-10/lb. Just steam and eat!

There was a great Jonah crab dish I used to get from a now closed restaurant in Hell's Kitchen that served the crabmeat warm with some pea shoots and kohlrabi and a drizzle of olive oil with a little yuzu. It was great!
by Brent C l a y t o n
September 1st, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for cellar
Replies: 29
Views: 1431

Re: Wines for cellar

Welcome!

Don't overthink it. Buy some stuff. Have some meals. You'll figure it out.
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 30th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO
Replies: 16
Views: 2344

Re: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO

For additional context: Aldo Conterno’s top wine is the Granbussia, and this year’s release *would* line up with the 2013 vintage, which was meh and Granbussia was not produced. So this was the most expensive wine in the container. You can all go back and forth with your subjective opinions of the w...
by Brent C l a y t o n
August 28th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO
Replies: 16
Views: 2344

WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST FOLKS!!! There were 120 bottles allocated to the US market. An enterprising thief broke in to our shipping container, unpacked all the bottles, and repacked the empty wood cases on to the pallet. We found out the wine was gone when they went to break down the pallet here in t...

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