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by Bdklein
December 1st, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 590
Views: 46068

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Just opened #41 fresh off of the UPS truck! My plan is to slow ox it for the day and consume during/after dinner. I poured a few ounces out just to see how it is. It's very modern styled, large scaled, oak/vanilla/ripe fruit. I'll wait to add more notes until this evening, but in short--this is exa...
by Bdklein
December 1st, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: McRib...
Replies: 33
Views: 1477

Re: McRib...

Never had one -do I dare?
by Bdklein
December 1st, 2020, 12:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Small under the radar high quality Napa area wineries
Replies: 32
Views: 1590

Re: Small under the radar high quality Napa area wineries

Greg Harter wrote:
November 30th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Agree with EMH and William and Mary. would also add Beta.
Are they wineries? Or wines ?
by Bdklein
November 30th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 590
Views: 46068

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Just opened #41 fresh off of the UPS truck! My plan is to slow ox it for the day and consume during/after dinner. I poured a few ounces out just to see how it is. It's very modern styled, large scaled, oak/vanilla/ripe fruit. I'll wait to add more notes until this evening, but in short--this is exa...
by Bdklein
November 30th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7554
Views: 477252

Re: de Negoce offer

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
November 30th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Bdklein wrote:
November 30th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Can't get the search to work for this .

Were there guesses/answers to the winery/vineyard for 41?
And what's the assessment of the wine?

TIA
Roberts & Rogers Louer Family.
Thanks .
by Bdklein
November 30th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Small under the radar high quality Napa area wineries
Replies: 32
Views: 1590

Re: Small under the radar high quality Napa area wineries

Curious if anyone knows of high quality wineries in the Napa area (including all the AVAs). Interested in cab based wines. I tried searching for this already and only came up with the post for Oregon. Thanks! What's your definition of a winery? Do you need a place to visit/taste/buy and where they ...
by Bdklein
November 30th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7554
Views: 477252

Re: de Negoce offer

Can't get the search to work for this .

Were there guesses/answers to the winery/vineyard for 41?
And what's the assessment of the wine?

TIA
by Bdklein
November 26th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving
Replies: 49
Views: 1373

Re: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving

We went conventional.

Made cornbread, mashed potatoes, cranberry/pineapple/strawberry sauce/relish, and stuffing. Going to make roasted veggies.

Half-turkey (fresh/organic) just went in :
by Bdklein
November 26th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JJ Prum Riesling -Are These a Good Deal?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: JJ Prum Reisling -Are These a Good Deal?

Josh Grossman wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 7:47 am
Bdklein wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 7:43 am
Bought 1 of each . Plan on giving them at least 5 years each . Thanks all.
Where was the offer from? Thanks
https://www.postwines.com/
Syosset NY
by Bdklein
November 26th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JJ Prum Riesling -Are These a Good Deal?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: JJ Prum Reisling -Are These a Good Deal?

Bought 1 of each . Plan on giving them at least 5 years each . Thanks all.
by Bdklein
November 26th, 2020, 2:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bootleg Booze Found: They Can Sell It?
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Bootleg Booze Found: They Can Sell It?

Interesting story. Wonder how they can legally sell it (guess through 3rd party?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/25/us/whisk ... index.html
by Bdklein
November 25th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JJ Prum Riesling -Are These a Good Deal?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: JJ Prum Reisling -Are These a Good Deal?

Kris Patten wrote:
November 25th, 2020, 6:23 pm
I'd buy one of each as you want to find a Pradikat(s) you move forward with....Kab, Spat, or Aus.

I prefer them in that order, some people love Auslese, great way to find out for $110.

They will all be delicious young.
Thanks, yes I plan on buying 1 of each.
by Bdklein
November 25th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JJ Prum Riesling -Are These a Good Deal?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: JJ Prum Reisling -Are These a Good Deal?

I think many (myself included) would say that the Bernkastler Badtstube is probably their least impressive single vineyard. That said, Prüm is Prüm and it's pretty great, too. As far as which one, I think it depends on how long you want to hold them. If you are looking for shorter term drinking (me...
by Bdklein
November 25th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JJ Prum Riesling -Are These a Good Deal?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: JJ Prum Reisling -Are These a Good Deal?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
November 25th, 2020, 5:10 pm
For those sale prices I'd go for it.
Which one(s)?
by Bdklein
November 25th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JJ Prum Riesling -Are These a Good Deal?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

JJ Prum Riesling -Are These a Good Deal?

Pricing anything special ?? Have never had. If i were to buy/try one , which one
by Bdklein
November 24th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6104

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

brigcampbell wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Bdklein wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 6:39 pm
I don't do tasting notes (just don't know how to taste wine) but hope this does the trick for the donation.
You do have an eye for granite though. LOL
Thanks. It's my friends house and his wine. Guess I'm a leech. But it's for a good cause.
by Bdklein
November 24th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6104

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

I don't do tasting notes (just don't know how to taste wine) but hope this does the trick for the donation .

It was good. No signs of over maturity at all. Sweet, but not sappy. It was what it should be. Typical Kosta Browne .
by Bdklein
November 20th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Cellars Fall Release
Replies: 96
Views: 12765

Re: Realm Cellars Fall Release

No 2020 Realm ???
by Bdklein
November 20th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Closed
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Threesome

I had to pay $200 for my last threesome, and I got a rash .
by Bdklein
November 17th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?
Replies: 60
Views: 3703

Re: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?

NickRut wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Bdklein wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 8:21 pm
NickRut wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 6:40 pm
What the heck is GTS?
https://seavervineyards.com/wine


Thank you! I assume GTS is really good? Seems limited?
I like it; it's the most expensive wine I buy/bought . It's around $150 with pricey shipping. If it wasn't Tom Seaver's wine I wouldn't buy it .
by Bdklein
November 16th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?
Replies: 60
Views: 3703

Re: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?

NickRut wrote:
November 16th, 2020, 6:40 pm
What the heck is GTS?
https://seavervineyards.com/wine
by Bdklein
November 15th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?
Replies: 60
Views: 3703

Re: Your favorite Thomas Rivers Brown wine?

Seaver GTS Cabernet Sauvignon
by Bdklein
November 15th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lutenica-Anybody Else Love it?
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Lutenica-Anybody Else Love it?

Stumbled upon it while perusing a grocery store shelf . Yummy .
by Bdklein
November 14th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Honeycrisp apples
Replies: 53
Views: 3950

Re: Honeycrisp apples

Too many places growing Honeycrisp in climates/areas where they don't belong just to get on the bandwagon.

I recently had some SugarBee (derived from Honeycrisp) and they are great!!
by Bdklein
November 14th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Bruce Klein A++
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Bruce Klein A++

Great guy!!
by Bdklein
November 12th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 742
Views: 80837

Re: Official WTSO thread

Stemmler Pinot Noir up there for $19.99 is a good buy.
by Bdklein
November 12th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perchance Estates
Replies: 35
Views: 2634

Re: Perchance Estates

I'm definitely not knocking the wine at all, especially as I've loved every Mike Smith wine I've had, but what makes someone buy an unreviewed bottle of Perchance GIII for $215 when you can buy two GIII offerings from Myriad for significantly less? Is it just curiosity? What am I missing? If money ...
by Bdklein
November 10th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1413

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

There are probably 8 reasons why.
by Bdklein
November 5th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Geriatric Cellar Planning
Replies: 70
Views: 3787

Re: Geriatric Cellar Planning

If I may offer a perspective from someone far further from having to consider these questions (I’m 32). My grandfather loved Red Bordeaux and my grandmother loved Sauternes. Their drinking decreased substantially in their 80s, but they saw that I (in my earliest 20s) was starting to develop a real,...
by Bdklein
November 4th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 669
Views: 55191

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

Having a professional knife sharpener work on your knives makes a world of difference .
by Bdklein
November 2nd, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9298

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Victor Hong wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 5:22 pm
A $15, 28-year-old Napa merlot yielded a cork with barely any saturation.
I was hoping for dirt under the fingernails, long fingernails, and/or hairy knuckles, but no such luck. Utterly disappointing.
by Bdklein
October 31st, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 37402

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I mean pure!! Lol
by Bdklein
October 31st, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 37402

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

First snow of Fall today. Unusually early for us along coastal southern New England. Had to scramble to get my sprayer winterized in the snow before tonights temps go below freezing. The winery that we make our wine at is having an outdoor tent wedding tonight. While doing punchdowns late today I s...
by Bdklein
October 29th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 97
Views: 3833

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

My one last bottle of Seaver GTS Cabernet Sauvignon . It's a 2012 (I hope to buy again this January) and in 5 years the Mets will win the World Series !!
by Bdklein
October 29th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next week
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Re: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next week

Jim F wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Having said that, they claim that they were now backing off a bit, much as others in Napa have been doing.
Not doubting you , but based on what ?
by Bdklein
October 29th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next week
Replies: 21
Views: 1517

Re: Offer for Lewelling 2018 Cab next week

I'm a long term buyer too but I feel like a bit more money I can get much better wine . Becklyn NV Cab jumps out as one example . Anyone else feel the same ??
by Bdklein
October 26th, 2020, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 127
Views: 11562

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

I think you should make a road trip and see how they respond in person. Could be interesting material for WB.
by Bdklein
October 18th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - New load of Ridge ATP at K&L
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: PSA - New load of Ridge ATP at K&L

What's ATP?
by Bdklein
October 18th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 3136

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

Suggestions on where to pick up a couple of 1971's? It's my wife's birth year. Need to go low acid due to ulcer (probably from living with me).
by Bdklein
October 17th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar Sale: Odds & Ends (Rougeard, Italians, Rhones, Burgs, etc)
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Cellar Sale: Odds & Ends (Ultramarine, Italians, Rhones, Burgs, etc)

Dennis Atick wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 9:17 am
B. Buzzini wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 8:08 am
i don't see the ultramarine?
What a tease [wink.gif]
Any possibility of the vintage/variety/price? Just trying to get a feel for the market.
by Bdklein
October 17th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18341

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

OwenB wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 4:32 am
I know there are various strong views on reviews and scores, but I think that’s the difference between a year (2017) with 92/93/96 (AG/LPB/JD) and one (2018) with 98/96/98.
Glad I got me some 18, baby !!!
by Bdklein
October 16th, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Vintage, other than smoke
Replies: 15
Views: 1378

Re: 2020 Vintage, other than smoke

Thanks for posting!!!
by Bdklein
October 15th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best DC or mail order source for a turkey?
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Best DC or mail order source for a turkey?

maureen nelson wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 7:14 pm
I need a small fresh bird for three of us for thanksgiving. From where should I order it?
Do you have a local good butcher shop ? I would talk to them over the next few weeks .
by Bdklein
October 14th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Paella
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Paella

Those both look amazing !! If they taste half as good as they look that would be fine with me !!
by Bdklein
October 13th, 2020, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becklyn 2018 Release
Replies: 38
Views: 3021

Re: Becklyn 2018 Release

These should be shipping this fall, correct?
by Bdklein
October 8th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2827

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

I enjoy a good skirt steak too. But $30/lb is off the charts. The expensive food store by me has it for $18/lb and Whole Foods has it for $13/lb. I can get domestic wagyu skirt here for $11 a pound. $30 is unbelievably expensive. I pay about $13-14/lb for regular (non-wagyu) skirt steak around here...
by Bdklein
October 7th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2827

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

Nick F. wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Anyone have a great skirt steak marinade?
Chopped Garlic
1/2 part orange juice
2 parts Peter Luger steak sauce
2 parts Soy Vay Island Teriyaki

Give it 12 hours min .
by Bdklein
October 6th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2827

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

Jay Miller wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 4:34 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Eric Ifune wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Most underrated is the Chuck.
Pot Roast, yum!
+1

But skirt steak is the best cut. neener

so quick to cook, so much flavor
Love skirt steak . Local butcher shop is expensive ($29.95 a pound) but it's always a hit with family and guests.

And I hate ribeye. That fat is so gross.
by Bdklein
October 6th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 80% Loss of Wine Due to Glass Fire ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2084

Re: 80% Loss of Wine Due to Glass Fire ?

JFPelletier wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 3:56 pm
How about the August smoke issues? Is it a total tally between the glass fire and the august smoke?

Just curious,

JF
Maybe my title was misleading.
by Bdklein
October 6th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 80% Loss of Wine Due to Glass Fire ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2084

Re: 80% Loss of Wine Due to Glass Fire ?

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 2:28 pm
No. most was picked according to my eye.
Glad you are ok, but I don't understand what you mean by no .

Is that answer to my question. ? Or your opinion of the article ?

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