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by Anton D
April 20th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1033

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

Wow! Awesome notes, awesome Berserkers....one of you is a true inspiration!

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by Anton D
April 19th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3898

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

(no but seriously i'm mostly trying to be funny here) Can you explain that better? Please cite the specific words and phrases that constitute the funnyness and describe with precision how the ordering of the concepts contributed to the overall funnyness. Also provide examples of other words, phrase...
by Anton D
April 19th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?

Chuck Miller wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Pigs ears. Drum sticks. Fiddle head ferns. Trumpeter swan. That's all I got.
Took me a second to catch on.

Maybe some Chilean Sea Bass.

Maybe some snacks with Bugles.

Maybe prepare some organ meats to go with sauternes.

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by Anton D
April 19th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 358
Views: 29701

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Rich Brown wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Ha ha! Sorry....I thought the subject was post your Selfie Cellar Pics (which is way more fun) ;)
I see you tend for being California-centric, as do I.

What year is that Sutter Home zin?

I've saved some from the early 70's. Love them!

Lovely cellar!
by Anton D
April 19th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?

Tomorrow is my Hi Fi Club meeting, I am the host. Serving about 14 people. I have an instant pot, slow cooker, normal stove top cookware, sous vide, and some paella pans. I'm hoping for something I can 'pre-prepare' and have cooking/simmering/staying warm so I can enjoy the meeting. In the past, I h...
by Anton D
April 19th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3898

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I love these threads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0BpfwazhUA Snobs for New World Wine, Wine Snobs of the New World, New World Wine Snobs, Anti-Flavor Wine Elite, People's Front of Austere Viticulture, Popular Front for New World Wine...splitters! [cheers.gif] Good wine is good wine, except for ...
by Anton D
April 18th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3898

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Bryan, It's not my fault if folks choose to read something into what I wrote that is not there. I cannot control how lazily people choose to read. Causation and correlation are different, and meaningfully so. Mark (and whomever else) can wave arms and call "red herring" 'till the sun goes down, but...
by Anton D
April 18th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 358
Views: 29701

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Zach and Ryan, those are gorgeous!
by Anton D
April 18th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for Passover wines
Replies: 37
Views: 887

Re: Recommendation for Passover wines

I can't find ingredients in regular wine that would make it non-Kosher. Can someone tell me the difference? Is it fining? Other? As one of my more cynical friends says, the difference between kosher and non-kosher is about 50%. In order to be kosher, wine must be made by observant Jews. In order to...
by Anton D
April 16th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3898

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Wasn't Parker the wine world's preeminent fruit-bomb glop-lover who coined the phrase "anti-flavor wine elite" about people who like to "old world" style better?
by Anton D
April 15th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we not Zerks?
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Are we not Zerks?

Is that a young Victor Hong on the left?

Singing about rent, avocado toast, sailing apparel, and millennials!
by Anton D
April 13th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1367

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

John Morris wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 4:43 pm


I find fennel very wine friendly in many forms -- braised, roasted, sauteed, or mixed with potatoes in a gratin.
I agree! Makes wanna go make some!
by Anton D
April 13th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1211
Views: 62498

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

mike pobega wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 6:09 am
Made a bunch of pies for friends yesterday but in my mind the Detroit (a new style for me) was the star. New Detroit pan just arrived the day before and I could not nor try it.
"Cupped" pepperoni, well done!

Looks delicious.
by Anton D
April 13th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10720
Views: 476228

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Oh, crap. Someone gave me a copy of the new Wine Spectator. I got sucked in what with all those high two digit numbers. Went to Solano Cellars and got some Daniel Rion et Fils 2016 Beaux Monts and 2016 Les Chaumes and then over to benchmark for some 2016 Meo Camuzet Les Chaumes. Ouch. Stupid Wine Sp...
by Anton D
April 13th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1367

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

I forgot baby bok choy!

Just a quick stir fry in your favored accent oil and does well with vino.
by Anton D
April 12th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1367

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

Perfect time of year for baby squashes!

Succulent! Plus, you can mix green and yellow for presentation!

If you are so inclined, larger squashes are great through a noodle-izer and sautéed in your favorite fashion!
by Anton D
April 11th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 358
Views: 29701

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

It is amusing to me to see how “plain” my cellar is compared to others’ cellars. When I was working with the racking salesman my contractor had reached out to I told him I was only interested in maximum storage in light of my desire for individual racking - and nothing that announced “I have discov...
by Anton D
April 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 358
Views: 29701

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Ed Gonzales wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 10:36 am
it took awhile. at least one side is done.
I'm imagining being in that space.
by Anton D
April 11th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 358
Views: 29701

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

A somewhat distorted "pano" of our cellar...we are about three years into our collection. Temperature controlled, access off the kitchen, sound, TV (above door - not pictured)...an amazing place to escape the Texas heat! Red Oak wood work, granite counters & ceramic tile flooring. Our escape [cheer...
by Anton D
April 10th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 358
Views: 29701

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Took a more minimalist approach, space-wise vs my first cellar as I learned that few people like to hang out in 55 degree environments. This required cutting a 5’ hole in the foundation to create the entrance, but it was worth it.A1EF868B-F2D9-4A99-A0B0-E7C04D04A5D9.jpeg1AD05BA8-7DD3-4DED-9B6F-C573...
by Anton D
April 10th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1289

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

I have always approached it fatalistically. I couldn't come up with what I felt was a viable plan for bottle safety that preserved my desire for a harmonious look and feel to the cellar, so I have ignored the risk. I used to keep wine stored in cardboard divider-boxes lying on their sides, stacked u...
by Anton D
April 9th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

BenjaminL wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 4:06 pm
J Scott wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 12:21 pm
I assume that some use the thicker bottles to help reduce temperature variation?
I like this angle too- makes sense the extra weight is added thermal mass.
Plus, heavier bottles throw better.
by Anton D
April 9th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

However, if I’m at a charity event and there is a blind wine pull that I get to select the bottle and have a chance to pick them up. I always go with the heavier bottle. Great call! I'm also at the point where I will start boycotting wine that won't rack easily - they know who they are. [swearing.g...
by Anton D
April 9th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 1914

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

I simply want a bottle that's not overtly fragile.

I've encountered some bottles that, when hefted, made think they were full when they were nearly empty!
by Anton D
April 9th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2079

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Mmmmmm, wedge salad, big ass ribeye, mac n' cheese, corn brulee, sea salt broccoli....other than the lousy red wine, I thought it sounded good!

It's a steakhouse dinner!
by Anton D
April 8th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Are Sous vide steaks fatty ?
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Are Sous vide steaks fatty ?

Alan, you should sous vide at 225 degrees for 12 hours in smoky water to really get the connective tissue to reach full tenderness and fat breakdown.
by Anton D
April 7th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acquisition vs Consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1644

Re: Acquisition vs Consumption

NED VALOIS wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Are we " Wine Hoarders Anonymous " ?? [scratch.gif] rolleyes
WHA???
by Anton D
April 7th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acquisition vs Consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1644

Re: Acquisition vs Consumption

I woke up this AM to news about the first-ever photograph of a black hole. Got me thinking a bit about a black hole model of wine acquisition. I have not developed this model beyond stealing this simplified graphic as a starting point: wine hole.gif My preliminary hypotheses are that (1) many of us...
by Anton D
April 7th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acquisition vs Consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1644

Re: Acquisition vs Consumption

I fully admit that I love buying wine even more than I love drinking it! I understand the part of the spectrum you are describing. I think of it this way... https://photos.smugmug.com/History/Hillary-Agog/i-rS3whtp/0/33fc5d34/L/having%20getting-L.gif (I think one of only a handful of Garfield strip...
by Anton D
April 5th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to keep wine purchased when tasting?
Replies: 29
Views: 1149

Re: Where to keep wine purchased when tasting?

Hi, Frank! Sounds like a jolly good trip! Which places are you going to? I love how us winos call it "wine tasting" but everybody knows we are just "day drinking." [cheers.gif] I vote ship, as well, and there are places you can consolidate, but don't know if you'd really be saving that much. If you ...
by Anton D
April 4th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TCA Has No Smell..
Replies: 30
Views: 1514

Re: TCA Has No Smell..

Hmm, I don't think his statement "TCA has no smell" is true. Certainly you can smell pure TCA on its own, without being in wine (or anything else). It is an EXTREMELY pungent and strong aroma. Is he really saying that TCA only serves to amplify other aromas around you? Given that badly wine always ...
by Anton D
April 4th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TCA Has No Smell..
Replies: 30
Views: 1514

Re: TCA Has No Smell..

I have a sample of a few crystals of TCA, compliments of a friend at ScottLabs, that is soaking in vodka. The small jar is enclosed in two ZipLok, placed in a jar that has a tight clamp on the top, w/ a piece of SaranWrap sealing the opening. Yet I can pick up the jar, thru all the seals, and smell...
by Anton D
April 4th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TCA Has No Smell..
Replies: 30
Views: 1514

Re: TCA Has No Smell..

Fascinating! This is an interesting in vitro article: https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/09/12/1300764110 We know the correlation with the presence of TCA is real...https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/jib.230 I knew a oenophile neurologist who thought TCA affected wine "odor" by all...
by Anton D
April 4th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to the high bidder
Replies: 21
Views: 2234

Re: Congratulations to the high bidder

Bargain price for that actually. Talk about something I would never have thought I would say about a $32,000 bottle of wine. That said, a bottle of Krug Clos d'Ambonnay at $2,700 comes with a huge velvet-lined hinged black wood case decorated with mother of pearl leaves on silver vines. So why is a...
by Anton D
April 3rd, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Knowing a wine
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Knowing a wine

Same as the number of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
by Anton D
April 3rd, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to the high bidder
Replies: 21
Views: 2234

Re: Congratulations to the high bidder

Wow, that’s cray cray. They could have had a Queen of Hearts!
by Anton D
April 3rd, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rochioli Single Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Rochioli Single Vineyard

We are still drinking them from the later 90's and they hold up well, as well. Anton - I assume you're referring to the reds here? I agree with Douglas that the chardonnays are best within 6 years from vintage and I don't think I've ever gone past 10. The pinots, on the other hand, are just hitting...
by Anton D
April 3rd, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rochioli Single Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Rochioli Single Vineyard

Agree about their quintessential Californianess. I enjoy them greatly and they are in the pantheon of Peter Michael, Aubert, and Lynmar type quality. If I had to ever use that crap term "hedonistic," it might apply to these a little bit. Maybe I'd go with opulent. [wink.gif] I just feel luxurious wh...
by Anton D
April 2nd, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Florida Fish of the Week
Replies: 32
Views: 1375

Re: Florida Fish of the Week

This has been a great thread.
by Anton D
April 2nd, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1690

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Al Osterheld wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 7:54 am

...buyers decided there was too much FG Bordeaux for them to really be "the best" and they turned their attention to certain high end Burgundy.

-Al
Completely agree.

Looking forward to the genus in Burgundy who can jigger the names...


阴茎

Hǔ yīnjīng

Or...

犀牛角

Xīniú jiǎo
by Anton D
April 2nd, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines
Replies: 28
Views: 1716

Re: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines

To toss in a white wine, I love the Mondavi I Block.
by Anton D
April 2nd, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines
Replies: 28
Views: 1716

Re: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines

John picked what I would have picked.

I’d put the Alpha Omega in there, as well.
by Anton D
April 1st, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you drink
Replies: 54
Views: 2353

Re: How much do you drink

So far, there are two Berserkers I have got to get to know better!
by Anton D
April 1st, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you drink
Replies: 54
Views: 2353

Re: How much do you drink

NED VALOIS wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 8:35 pm
2-3 bottles a week & I share it with Anton's wife too ! neener
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by Anton D
April 1st, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you drink
Replies: 54
Views: 2353

Re: How much do you drink

I answered 2-3 bottles per week, but shared with my wife.
by Anton D
April 1st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1690

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

FWIW, I’m not sure Cristal is still a good example of a Veblen good. It was primarily rappers driving that status, and they dropped the brand when they felt the love was not reciprocated. As far as Neal’s point, Cristal is not a Veblen good to him, whether or not it is still a Veblen good in the br...
by Anton D
April 1st, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1690

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

While Crystal is a true Veblen good, much of the wine we, as collectors purchase, are actually Giffen goods. Like Veblen goods where demand increases with price, Giffen goods demand also increase with price because their correlated Veblen goods become too expensive driving up demand and subsequent ...
by Anton D
April 1st, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1690

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Definitely a Veblen good. Without these Veblen Wines (we should copyright that) many oenophiles would have no satisfying way to fulfill their need to work social signaling into the hobby. If there were no Veblen wines, would we have ever had the bozos in the "heavy lumber" wine tasting crowd? It ta...
by Anton D
April 1st, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pinot noir you wouldn’t serve to your worst enemy
Replies: 22
Views: 2152

Re: TN: Pinot noir you wouldn’t serve to your worst enemy

Mark B wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 6:25 am
The new toilet outclassed the wine.
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by Anton D
April 1st, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 74
Views: 1690

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

Definitely a Veblen good. Without these Veblen Wines (we should copyright that) many oenophiles would have no satisfying way to fulfill their need to work social signaling into the hobby. If there were no Veblen wines, would we have ever had the bozos in the "heavy lumber" wine tasting crowd? It tak...

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