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by Anton D
February 16th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 210
Views: 7622

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Sounds like the noise and history from the BB is interfering with Ray's new Business. Good to know that you have found God and are here to repent for your sins. You seem to like admitting mistakes, and that is a good thing. I have made tons of them and am making one now by posting in this thread. B...
by Anton D
February 15th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015-$78
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: PSA Robert Mondavi To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015-$78

I missed it, but thank you, Peter, for the PSA!
by Anton D
February 15th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 210
Views: 7622

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Legendary thread in the making.. why didn't we just continue on the prior thread, instead of starting this new one? merge? make the prior thread even more legendary? The other thread is "bygones," it's time for a whole new revision of the history of that debacle. It's like playing the song Margarit...
by Anton D
February 15th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 190
Views: 4809

Re: Why sous vide?

Kevin, that's beautiful. I didn't think to take pics, last night was pork chops sous vided at 132 degree for 4 hours (no specific reason, just timed out that way) with a touch of butter and rosemary in the bag and then dried, sprinkled with harissa and salt, and seared. Easy to do, I got to spent ti...
by Anton D
February 15th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chlorine/chloramine in cellar humidifier water
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Chlorine/chloramine in cellar humidifier water

Use fluoridated water and then the wine will protect your teeth.
by Anton D
February 15th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 210
Views: 7622

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Paul McCourt wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 11:52 am
Like I said, there is some interesting classic pathology here.
It's like seeing people say how Bernie Madoff made them money, so what's the problem?
by Anton D
February 14th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 210
Views: 7622

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Chris Blum wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 5:45 pm
^^^ this guy gets it.
I am just really glad I e-know you.

[cheers.gif]
by Anton D
February 14th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 210
Views: 7622

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Chris Blum wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Actually, that’s not really what “irony” means.
Irony is like rain on your wedding day.
by Anton D
February 14th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 210
Views: 7622

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

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“There's an old saying in Kentucky — I know it's in Burgundy, probably in Kentucky — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”
by Anton D
February 14th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin have “121 mutual friends including Christ”
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Neal Martin have “121 mutual friends including Christ”

Steve Saxon wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 7:49 am
I wonder if Huckabee Sanders writes reviews for him.
Even better, John Baron and David Dennison are giving it thumbs up!
by Anton D
February 13th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin have “121 mutual friends including Christ”
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Neal Martin have “121 mutual friends including Christ”

To my knowledge, I have never friended Christ, so somewhat confused by this. Maybe he meant Charlie, the congressman, and misspelled it. I have several friends named Jesus. As weird as it may seem, my son's girlfriend is the daughter of Jesus. (I never, you know, thought he indulged in that earthly...
by Anton D
February 13th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer
Replies: 29
Views: 1675

Re: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer

I joined the list last week, and got the Chardonnay offer yesterday. I ordered an assortment so I could try all of them, but am most interested in the B. Theriot Chardonnay. We really enjoy Maybach's Eterium Chardonnay, made by TRB from the B. Theriot vineyard. At $90, it's right in Aubert's range,...
by Anton D
February 12th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer
Replies: 29
Views: 1675

Re: Re - 2019 Rivers-Marie Spring Chardonnay Offer

I like these very much and find them very graciously priced.
by Anton D
February 12th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vougeot
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Burgundy: Vougeot

Don't go buy it all: Meo Camuzet

Second place: Daniel Rion et Fils.
by Anton D
February 12th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wine Regions You Neglect
Replies: 45
Views: 1326

Re: Great Wine Regions You Neglect

Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 1:28 pm
If I thought they were great I wouldn't neglect them
Ah, taking the 'parenting approach,' I see! [cheers.gif]
Click to see spoiler:
Joke dislaimer!
by Anton D
February 12th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys offer
Replies: 46
Views: 2723

Re: Rhys offer

Robert M yers wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 8:56 am
Added this cycle but prices are now beyond my comfort zone. I understand the premium for diehard fans, but there is a lot of great wine out there for me to go down this path at this point in my journey.
I am in the same boat as both Roberts.
by Anton D
February 12th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wine Regions You Neglect
Replies: 45
Views: 1326

Re: Great Wine Regions You Neglect

Oh, man.... Australia New Zealand Portugal South Africa Croatia....but I am going to remedy that, I see it as an up and comer. All American points east of California/Oregon/Washington...all the parts of the country that are not included in Ecotopia. https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1347656311l/292...
by Anton D
February 10th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just curious about others collection
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Just curious about others collection

Hi, Harvey! Welcome! We have some things in common. I live in Northern California so admit to a NorCal bias in my adventures. Let's see now... "We have wines we share along with establishing a High end collection for our children.." Yup, they get what's left, but I loaded up birth year wines. In ret...
by Anton D
February 8th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)
Replies: 31
Views: 1527

Re: Flannery Holiday Sale (some good stuff)

California Reserve Dry Aged Ribeye Steak currently 30% off for valentine's Day.
by Anton D
February 8th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Wine List Help - Jiko (Disney Animal Kingdom)

I went through the list.

I recommend you only say, "I am Groot" throughout the entire experience (using different inflections, of course) and see what they serve you.
by Anton D
February 8th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Graciano
Replies: 68
Views: 6409

Re: SQN Graciano

mark rudner wrote:
September 30th, 2017, 9:02 am
97+ from "parker"
Didn't even need to taste it, either!

I bet this is going to be one big ass wine!
by Anton D
February 8th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 3382

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

Interesting topic! We pretty much universally have the waitstaff supervise pouring and our job is to relax, imbibe, and conversate. For a social group event (not a serious tasting event) we will sometimes mention that we would like wine poured as small "sharing pours" so everybody gets a chance to t...
by Anton D
February 8th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Michael vs Aubert
Replies: 29
Views: 1724

Re: Peter Michael vs Aubert

Tim, love that approach. PM chards are my wife's favorite white wines, though we go through no more than a case a year. It's the only wine that she reminds me to order when she sees the mailer. Usually, it's "we're throwing this in the trash, right?" This is a classic "Ginger, or Mary Ann" question...
by Anton D
February 6th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tastings study
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Blind tastings study

Interesting, indeed - particularly doing the test with novices and more experienced tasters. Very interesting is this: An interesting finding of this research is that even when tasted blind, there was a positive correlation between preference and price—the higher the price, the more positive respon...
by Anton D
February 6th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gronk has good taste. I think...
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: Gronk has good taste. I think...

My favorite Hundred Acre appearance was in Parks and Rec: Leslie and Ben travel for work, and the budget is screamingly low, but look what they are having with dinner...at a restaurant! The pic won't post, but here's the link. http://www.nickelanddimewine.com/2011/05/24/is-something-wrong-with-this-...
by Anton D
February 6th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gronk has good taste. I think...
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: Gronk has good taste. I think...

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Love Gronk - that man knows how to party!
You should send him some Black Cat cab!! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
February 6th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine
Replies: 63
Views: 2173

Re: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine

2014 Louis Martini Alexander Valley cabernet.

Parker gave it a 97, if that matters.

Plus, as low as 30 bucks on Wine Searcher!

Plus, it's a name nobody would suspect of being so good.
by Anton D
February 4th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering
Replies: 20
Views: 1397

Re: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering

M. Dildine wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 11:48 am
Williams Selyem has access to exceptional vineyards and Jeff and his team do a great job with the fruit. While the wine is not inexpensive, I'm a big fan.
Agree

Log time fan.
by Anton D
February 2nd, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9355

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

“What really distinguishes this generation from those before it is that it's the first generation in American history to live so well and complain so bitterly about it.” Said 30 years ago...and still complaining, only about those damned kids nowadays. Boomers. We are so entitled that we complain abo...
by Anton D
February 2nd, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh, man, I swallowed but should have spit...Moet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Champagne. Qu'est-ce que?
Replies: 20
Views: 1397

Re: Oh, man, I swallowed but should have spit...Moet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Champagne. Qu'est-ce que?

Just a middle-of-the-road experience for me: 2008 Moët & Chandon Champagne Grand Vintage Collection - France, Champagne (17/11/2018) NobleRottersSydney - Christmas Lunch 2018 (Noum, Surry Hills, Syndey) : {cork} [Greg] 40% chard, then pinots noir & meunier 37% and 23%. Yeasty nose, with grapefruit ...
by Anton D
January 30th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long should you let wine rest after shipping?
Replies: 48
Views: 1516

Re: How long should you let wine rest after shipping?

After I lift and tote a new shipment into the cellar, I let the wine rest while I rest. After I have rested, so has the wine, and we start the dance.
by Anton D
January 29th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years
Replies: 28
Views: 2224

Re: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years

They’ve changed a lot since their early 2000s splash on the scene. Around 2007 or so, they dialed back from huge to medium or medium/large, with alcohols in the 14.5% range. Still darker and more extracted than “traditional” pinot, but less sweet, more acid. Then I think with last year’s releases, ...
by Anton D
January 29th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best bacon recommendations needed...
Replies: 72
Views: 4264

Re: Best bacon recommendations needed...

I have been perusing this thread. Thank you!
by Anton D
January 29th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Where does your personal rating system bottom out?
Replies: 41
Views: 2181

Re: Where does your personal rating system bottom out?

Like the title asks. A wine is totally undrinkable. you hate it. everyone else hates it. what do you rate it? also the flip side. whats it take to be a 100 point, 20/20 wine to you? does it have to be a WOTY? wine of a lifetime? best wine ever made? I'll try and run through your questions in order....
by Anton D
January 29th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years
Replies: 28
Views: 2224

Re: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years

I think they seem pretty similar.

This may be heretical: if anything, they seem a little leaner, less overt cola.

Also maybe heretical: they reminded me of Sea Smoke in the past, just as a potential reference.

I'm usually AFWE, but I like them!

I wanna go see their new facility.
by Anton D
January 29th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh, man, I swallowed but should have spit...Moet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Champagne. Qu'est-ce que?
Replies: 20
Views: 1397

Re: Oh, man, I swallowed but should have spit...Moet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Champagne. Qu'est-ce que?

Burnt rubber, yucky Converse sneaker, spoiled vegetables, "skunk in the distance," chemical, all in a very narrow scent band. I ran out of negative adjectives. It tasted as bad as it smelled. That all sounds like an extreme case of reduction. Thanks! Is this something that can vary from bottle to b...
by Anton D
January 28th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7275

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

NED VALOIS wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 12:01 pm
COFFEE !
I thought that was fascinating!

I don't drink coffee but loved reading about that offer.

Be sure to post a tasting note!
by Anton D
January 28th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh, man, I swallowed but should have spit...Moet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Champagne. Qu'est-ce que?
Replies: 20
Views: 1397

Oh, man, I swallowed but should have spit...Moet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Champagne. Qu'est-ce que?

I bought a 2008 Moet Grand Vintage champagne to take to a blind tasting of "sparklers that can be found locally at retail." This was an abomination. Burnt rubber, yucky Converse sneaker, spoiled vegetables, "skunk in the distance," chemical, all in a very narrow scent band. I ran out of negative adj...
by Anton D
January 27th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7275

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

I'm thrilled that I got to use Preview day to plan and start buying. Most of today's offers I wanted came up early, so I was basically done by around 1 PM. I had a blast enabling others. The selections this year were unbelievable! Everyone really pulled out the stops in their offers this year. I ha...
by Anton D
January 27th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaking 2015 Leroy?
Replies: 74
Views: 3195

Re: Leaking 2015 Leroy?

When I saw the title of the thread, I was worried someone hurt Francois!
by Anton D
January 27th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 836

Re: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard

Yay! I’m Bringing It!

Pleasure to learn about this project and thank you!
by Anton D
January 27th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Where does your personal rating system bottom out?
Replies: 41
Views: 2181

Re: Where does your personal rating system bottom out?

I don't use a scale, it's binary: enjoyed it, or didn't. As for a numerical scale, if I did one, it would use a normal distribution, such that Y = { 1/[ σ * sqrt(2π) ] } * e-(x - μ)2/2σ2, so as to keep the system as simple and comprehensible as possible. Currently, the most popular scoring systems u...
by Anton D
January 27th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7275

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Man, the best and worst day of the year are today.

Best: Because it's Berserker Day!

Worst: It's as far from the next Berserker Day as any day of the year.
by Anton D
January 27th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 74
Views: 3562

Re: Flannery Beef!

Any thoughts on how freezing affects the quality of beef? I have a psychological block against it. TIA! I must say I have had many “love at first sight” grass fed and grass raised beef In Uruguay and Argentina that rival the best corn raised beef in the US. Had my first Flannery dry aged NY strip e...
by Anton D
January 27th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old world tasting like New World
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: Old world tasting like New World

This is a very interesting topic.

I wonder if people are all buying the same automated ultra-sorters? [cheers.gif]

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