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by Anton D
June 16th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 20
Views: 312

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

Went with my boys birth years, 1996 Bruno Giacosa Riserva Falletto and the 1998 Giacosa Le Rocche del Falletto. Both decanted @ 3:30...The '96 is going to be special!! I'm looking forward to following it throughout the night. The '98 is no slouch either. Both should pair well with grilled lamb chop...
by Anton D
June 16th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 20
Views: 312

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 1:21 pm
My two cats suggested the 1999 Ridge Lytton Springs to go with my braised short ribs.
I’m picturing them eating your short ribs. I see it as a Kliban cartoon!
by Anton D
June 16th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 411
Views: 36024

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

B. Buzzini wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 10:06 am
Not mine...but I like! champagne.gif

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If only those were Armand de Brignac!

Besides, how would one choose?
by Anton D
June 16th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 2030

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Steve - I have 3 cameras at my place. That only covers a sliver of the possible areas. If someone is determined to steal, they don't have to do it within the coverage zone. Additionally, its genuinely difficult to monitor them historically, even with motion sensors, and capture something that might...
by Anton D
June 16th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 18
Views: 462

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

No.

If wine could be dealcoholised and also be dehydrated to make roll ups, how many would you eat each day?

If your favorite wine could have the alcohol removed and made into an everlasting gobstopper in the form of a pacifier, would you ever take it out of your mouth?
by Anton D
June 16th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 28
Views: 2295

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

I am trying to imagine a life so perfect and placid that an incident like that might be the worst thing that happened on a given portion of a day, let alone start an ongoing tantrum that drew forth such relentless foul humors. Is a judge allowed to tell a plaintiff to ‘put on his big boy pants’ and ...
by Anton D
June 16th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 2030

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

alan weinberg wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 8:26 pm
invite her to a 2005 Bordeaux tasting and see what she brings.
Loved that!

Also, check her Cellar Tracker notes. See if it fits her profile or if she slipped up and made a note about your wine.
by Anton D
June 16th, 2019, 12:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 2030

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

That's ironic, as we were just discussing this in our household. SO's grandmother had an heirloom ring go missing, and basically the only person who ever accessed their house, was their cleaning person. This same person had been there for 15 years, and had never had anything like this associated wi...
by Anton D
June 15th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 53
Views: 2030

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Agree....camera first!
by Anton D
June 14th, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 31
Views: 857

Re: True Confessions

T Welch wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 10:09 pm
I remember Herb Caen writing that Velveeta was in the gourmet food section in Chico markets. [wink.gif]
Not just in it, it was it!

I grew up in Reno. There, my mom told me the Kal Kan was “Mexican Food.” I thought the pig aortas were calamari.
by Anton D
June 14th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recipes: Health(ier) EASY, quickly made or set up day before.....or just ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 1107

Re: Recipes: Health(ier) EASY, quickly made or set up day before.....or just ideas?

Jolly Green Giant frozen broccoli with cheese sauce. Jolly Green Giant frozen Brussels Sprouts in sauce. Both low cal and put them on a baked potato. You can pre-bake your potatoes and keep them in the fridge. Then slice one in half and warm it as you make the vegetables. Trader Joe’s pre-prepared F...
by Anton D
June 14th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 31
Views: 857

Re: True Confessions

In n Out fries.
by Anton D
June 14th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 31
Views: 857

Re: True Confessions

Satay hamburgers. Spam Musubi. Velveta, Aniseed, red wine, etc spaghetti sauce. Fondue cheese for mac and cheese. Making chili but using all North African spices. Corn, peas, potatoes, and a dab of truffle oil pizza. Pasta with only lemon, olive oil, and finely grated mizithra cheese. Peppercorns in...
by Anton D
June 14th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Before you take any advice from Alan, go read to the NBA thread in the Asylum.

[drinkers.gif]

I went to post this and got the internet worries: I love Alan and only meant to tease him. He is the real Alan, after all! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
June 14th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 27
Views: 895

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

If you have never had Ceritas chard, consider that bottle.

For Burgundy, the 06 Meo Camuzet.

The 97 Dom. de Marcoux is well placed.

I have no idea about the Keep pinot meunière but it’s practically free! From Napa?
by Anton D
June 14th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1818

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

The label on that Illiteracy wine bottle is illegible.
by Anton D
June 14th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2681

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

I'm waiting for the real Alan to post.
by Anton D
June 13th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time
Replies: 13
Views: 1392

Re: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time

Mark B is vindicated!!!!
by Anton D
June 13th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Roy Piper
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: 2017 Roy Piper

In, and an odd thing to add: Roy is so great I might buy even if I got no bottles. He embodies what I think we should be about.

Someday, I’m gonna shake his hand.
by Anton D
June 13th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine . . . the scourge of baseball.
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Wine . . . the scourge of baseball.

Luckily, the nation has moved beyond blaming one of those two things for the country’s problems!
by Anton D
June 12th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Leo, 6 weeks = 42 days.

Maybe we could talk you into a nice natural datura salad?
by Anton D
June 12th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Right on cue, Leo! [rofl.gif] Did you notice the time frame, you dipshit? You think a six week antacid trial gonna kilt him? [beatoff.gif] Tell him to take a vitamin, Leo. Go look up computer screen radiation risks and the cardiac benefits of niacin supplementation. Like I said, watch out for crazy,...
by Anton D
June 12th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

C Chan wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 6:56 am
Sorry to be ignorant - what is jade tiger abalone?
I think it’s some sort of weird sexual act.
by Anton D
June 11th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

I just got a PM from Francoise. He says, “That bastard!”

;)

Thanks for the awe inspector notes!

What a great step back into history!!!
by Anton D
June 11th, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1818

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

If it’s just to have a drink, a gin and tonic.

Next up would be pinot noir.
by Anton D
June 11th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1100AD <- Savagnin Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: 1100AD <- Savagnin Blanc

It's really fascinating. The New York Times has a story today : Other seeds seemed to be separated from their contemporary relatives by only one reproductive cycle in almost two millenniums. One seed found in a first-century Roman well was closely related enough to have shared a parent with Pinot N...
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1100AD <- Savagnin Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 630

Re: 1100AD <- Savagnin Blanc

Wow! That is so cool!

Thanks for posting that.
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

AFA Serenade it was during grape sampling. It was pretty severe and scary, kind of like anaphylaxis. I thought I may have ruined the wine for me to drink but I don't seem to have a reaction to the wine as I tried a bottle last night without problem, it was delicious. There are many different amines...
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

That sauternes is very acidic, actually. I'd look for a higher pH wine for your challenge. Interestingly...you seem to have some correlation with the pH. https://winefolly-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ph-of-common-drinks.png https://winefolly.com/review/understanding-acidity-in...
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Has your eosinophilic esophagitis ever been treated? Doctors split on it being GERD or autoimmune (I suspect they are related). Antacids can reduce it 99%. I have been able to control it by going on elimination diets. My bloodwork did not get worse when I consumed vodka and red wine while on the el...
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 2749

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

Philip - I am not sure of the usefulness of the linked story to your top-down processing work, but I much enjoy the work Lettie Teague did with Chris Camarda (Andrew Will winemaker/owner) in creating a 1982 Mouton and deceiving a group in a wine tasting. https://www.foodandwine.com/articles/wine-sc...
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: T/N - Carter Cellars - The O.G. - 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: T/N - Carter Cellars - The O.G. - 2016

Thanks for that note: a glimpse of unicorn wine for me!

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by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

AFA Serenade it was during grape sampling. It was pretty severe and scary, kind of like anaphylaxis. I thought I may have ruined the wine for me to drink but I don't seem to have a reaction to the wine as I tried a bottle last night without problem, it was delicious. There are many different amines...
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Even without a verified test, the plan of action would be the same...avoidance. I can see where having a specific answer would be comforting, but your drink/not drink list would remain idiosyncratic and arbitray - there's no solid way to predict your tolerance in a situation with wine you haven't en...
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

It would be most helpful to understand the specific wines that affect you - you mentioned the one red, but which specific whites? I also like the idea of trying them blind to see. One last thing to try - and this may sound strange - but have someone take one or two of the whites that you react nega...
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: When Tom Hill comes to town
Replies: 11
Views: 948

Re: TN: When Tom Hill comes to town

Holy cow, I never thought about a visit from Tom Hill.

I better transfer some wine from the cellar to the garage!

_

Thanks for the great tasting note, he seems like a wonderful chap.
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2409

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

This review says about 10 bucks....

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com ... le-average
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Not meant to be a complete answer, but also review burning mouth syndrome, which can have a wild course...https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/burning-mouth-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20350911 That doesn't fit all your issues, but you also mentioned some sort of autoimmune issue, which m...
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

You don’t have trouble with stinging insect reactions do you? There are cases of wine allergic reactions happening because of the wasps/yellow jackets/hornets that get crushed in the wine press... As a child I did, reaction to bee stings. Haven’t been stung by a bee since then as I’m now an urban j...
by Anton D
June 10th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7475

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

You'd be surprised. I did a tasting at Scherrer and asked Fred to break out some older Zin. He opened an 05 that if you tasted blind you would like guess aged cab or Bordeaux blend. It was rather eye opening I had a '73 Ridge Geyserville Zin two years ago that drank like an aged BDX, it was tremend...
by Anton D
June 9th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1643

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

There is an easy test for this. I don’t know where you live. If you are near Chio, CA, we will test you for free. Otherwise see a local board certified allergist and the discussion can continue! Seriously, free and we’d make you dinner later and drink wine you can tolerate. (Now I hope you live near...
by Anton D
June 9th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines

mango/cucumber/yogurt fish recipe is their best ever Oh my. [bleh.gif] You mean best mango/cucumber/yogurt fish recipe surely! Fruit and fish is a no no. Other than tomatoes, peppers, squash, or beans. Although I did have a friend from the West Indies who frequently made ackee and saltfish, and tha...
by Anton D
June 9th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7475

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

I think you pay the Napa Premium, for sure. We upgraded to a multi phase or “continuous phase” or something 5HP well pump last year that does 60 GPM and it seemed dirt cheap. I bet zip codes make a big difference. The aquifer makes a big difference. We had a well that half mile away wouldn’t presen...
by Anton D
June 9th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem 2016 Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon, 750mL, $195.00 ea.
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: Williams Selyem 2016 Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon, 750mL, $195.00 ea.

Hmmm, I’ve only seen the one.

I am such an utter dumbass, I think I filed my other bottles in some unmarked boxes and can’t find any to check.

I will keep looking.

I think they were 80 bucks back then.
by Anton D
June 9th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines

If anyone has the July 31, 1994 issue, the mango/cucumber/yogurt fish recipe is their best ever.
by Anton D
June 9th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7475

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

I think you pay the Napa Premium, for sure.

We upgraded to a multi phase or “continuous phase” or something 5HP well pump last year that does 60 GPM and it seemed dirt cheap.

I bet zip codes make a big difference.
by Anton D
June 9th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1307

Re: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19

Wow again!

Two things:

1) Higher rez pics of the Cellar!

2) We are about to replace our deck, what is yours? The texture looks interesting!
by Anton D
June 9th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem 2016 Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon, 750mL, $195.00 ea.
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: Williams Selyem 2016 Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon, 750mL, $195.00 ea.

2008 was their Haystack Peak cab release. Maybe now they have an ongoing grape source?

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by Anton D
June 9th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1848

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 8:50 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 7:12 am
I am so distressed to have started this thread
Greatest. Thread. Ever.
Well, you’re worth the effort!
by Anton D
June 9th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 48
Views: 1848

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 7:12 am
I am so distressed to have started this thread
I want your life!

One that is so perfectly tuned and minutely set that something as slight as this thread could render me distressed.

[drinkers.gif]

I hope this thread is the worst thing that happens to you all day! [cheers.gif]

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