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by John Davis
April 3rd, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling
Replies: 54
Views: 2078

Re: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling

DeLille Chaleur Blanc is a great white Bordeaux blend. Their reds are good, too, but I love their white.

JD
by John Davis
March 31st, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: What are doing to support restaurants during Covid19?

Lots of (now curbside) take out and delivery. They have got to be struggling. I’ve talked to some beer/wine/liquor reps who are freaking out as well.
by John Davis
March 18th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2251

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

RIP. The man had a hell of a ride. Loved his writing.
by John Davis
March 17th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most aromatic value white wine recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Most aromatic value white wine recommendations

I would imagine, from a value standpoint, current vintages of E. Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc might fit the bill. I don't think you'll find much oak/butter, but it's an iconic producer and the grape varities in the blend tend to be quite aromatic, albeit more fruit aromas than the ones you mention. ...
by John Davis
March 17th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 10466

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

2002 Monte Bello in decanter and a pot roast in the oven. would love a TN. just picked up a bottle 3 days ago of that 02 Didn’t take a note but from memory, a good Monte Bello, just now beginning to hit maturity. Decanted for a couple of hours. Very well balanced and enjoyable but still on the tigh...
by John Davis
March 14th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 10466

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

2002 Monte Bello in decanter and a pot roast in the oven.
by John Davis
March 1st, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3906

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Another bring the wine but not the glasses or a glass opinion. If you want to bring a bit lesser, but by no means mediocre, wine, fine if the stem issues is that much of an problem. Have them over to your place and have light discussion about glassware, maybe. Give them stems next opportunity or occ...
by John Davis
February 23rd, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1579

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

I’ve had Weber Kettles before and love them. I now have a BGE and a gas grill. I use the gas grill more simply because it less work. And I generally use the BGE for slow cooks. Though I do use it for grilling, too. I think some things taste better over charcoal and with some there is little differen...
by John Davis
February 20th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2890

Re: Question for mailing list members

All reputable stores have as good provenance. Why do you assume provenance is not there? If you are not a regular customer, and know the shop, it's easy to be fooled in cool weather. I have been in a few shops, in the U.S. and abroad, that were brutally hot in summer, but seemed fine in winter. I k...
by John Davis
February 10th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tench Winery
Replies: 56
Views: 6533

Re: Tench Winery

Glad I saw this thread, forgot all about it, in for 3 each.
by John Davis
February 1st, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years
Replies: 79
Views: 3850

Re: 2015 Cali Cab to Age 25 Years

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 7:01 am
NickRut wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 6:44 am
Justin Wittkopf wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 6:36 am
MacDonald

Can you point us where to get MacDonald for somewhere in his price range? I’ll take a dozen.
The mailing list
Which is closed, right?
by John Davis
January 31st, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne with Omakase
Replies: 24
Views: 894

Re: Champagne with Omakase

Neal.Mollen wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 1:09 pm
I'd almost certainly go with the rose.
I agree. Will hold up with wide variety of flavors.
by John Davis
January 29th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 149
Views: 8997

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Grabbed 10 btls. love their stuff!
by John Davis
January 26th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 101
Views: 3526

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Corey Porche wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 4:36 am
Roederer and Krug
Same.
by John Davis
January 5th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley recs?
Replies: 49
Views: 1740

Re: Anderson Valley recs?

The views at the Heritage House are fantastic. Yeah, it is a bit of a drive but a pretty one.
by John Davis
January 4th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 2692

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

We use ketchup in some bbq sauce recipes. Sometimes/usually on fries but that is about it. Oh, and sauteed beef/calves liver! [swoon.gif]
by John Davis
January 2nd, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Box Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 2830

Re: Box Wines

Big House or Black Box.
by John Davis
December 25th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cinnamon Ice Cream.
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Cinnamon Ice Cream.

Haven’t made that in forever....now I am going to have to.....
by John Davis
December 20th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?
Replies: 29
Views: 1619

Re: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?

Christmas Eve, Calf’s liver and onion, don’t ask me how we got there but I am o.k with that Christmas dinner Standing rib roast. Haven’t decided on wines yet as wife and I are the only wine drinkers.
by John Davis
December 17th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux Night: 78 Margaux, 2000 Palmer, 89 Montrose, 96/98 Calon Segur
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: Bordeaux Night: 78 Margaux, 2000 Palmer, 89 Montrose, 96/98 Calon Segur

Pretty much agree with Joshua. He 78 was the 11th bottle of a case I’ve had over the last 8-9 years. This was probably the best that I have had. Lots of graphite, cedar, completely integrated, its on the downside-but far from dying-so drink now. This showed very, very well. The Palmer was excellent ...
by John Davis
December 3rd, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?
Replies: 47
Views: 2534

Re: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?

I get mine for free as well using miles on an airline I haven't flown for years. It's about the right value for Wine Spectator. I like keeping WS in the bathroom when I have a few minutes to kill every morning. [snort.gif] [/quot Pretty much the same. It is more of a lifestyle magazine anyway. But ...
by John Davis
November 28th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 43
Views: 2595

Re: Scrambled eggs

I use the Gordon Ramsay method. Crack the eggs into a non-stick pan over medium heat and constantly stir with a spatula until they begin to cook and thicken a bit. Then toss in butter (tbsp to 4eggs) and continue to stir, remove from heat, add s&p to taste and continue to stir over heat until desir...
by John Davis
November 28th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Beringer Knights Valley Reserve
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: 2016 Beringer Knights Valley Reserve

Ahh, drank an ocean of the Knight’s Valley in the mid 90’s. Found a bottle of 92 maybe 5 years ago in the back of the cellar. It had seen better days but it did bring back memories.
by John Davis
November 19th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1209

Re: Cellar advicea

Hate diamond bins. Had them in my first cellar (27 years ago?) and didn’t put them in my next two builds. Pain in the ass unless all of you bottles are the same size.
by John Davis
November 19th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 48
Views: 3923

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

Haven’t thought about those wines in years. I remember them fondly and can’t remember why I stopped drinking them.
by John Davis
November 7th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3893

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Also don’t buy many WBs anymore, either. Still drink Chards just not a lot from Burgundy. We do order it occasionally in restaurants (assuming reasonable prices when and if you can find them) and if they are premoxed it isn’t my loss.
by John Davis
November 7th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 2182

Re: time to talk turkey

Also use a BGE ad do Turkey (or just a breast) a few times per year.
by John Davis
November 5th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2542

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

Parties and off site storage here.
by John Davis
November 3rd, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys
Replies: 70
Views: 4532

Re: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys

I don’t that Rhys wasn’t mentioned matters, either. Is it possible Rhys doesn’t send wines to WS to taste and thus the omission?
by John Davis
October 31st, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 663
Views: 37761

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Had an early dinner at Cherry Circle Room before a Bears game recently and recommend it.
by John Davis
October 30th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews
Replies: 83
Views: 5702

Re: Peter Luger's - no corkage and bad reviews

When we were there they had some Ridge on what they call a list. So I guess we got lucky but their list does indeed suck.
by John Davis
October 29th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Peter Luger NYT review.
Replies: 63
Views: 3500

Re: Peter Luger NYT review.

RyanC wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 2:54 pm
M.Kaplan wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Pete Wells is a crummy restaurant critic and Peter Luger is a shadow of its former self (and has been for a decade). Both things can be true.
+1
+2
by John Davis
October 29th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 12559

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

So my trip to the US including Las Vegas is getting closer. As one of the evenings is on NYE, do you need to book well in advance? Was planning to book early December, or is that too late? My wife is pregnant so wine will be less of an option unfortunately. Still considering Lamaii + Sparrow & Wolf...
by John Davis
October 20th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Where Does Dessert Go For You?
Replies: 17
Views: 1835

Re: Where Does Dessert Go For You?

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 9:37 am
Prefer cheese to sweets, and in general can do without desserts, but would put dessert last if I was doing both. Transition back to savory cheeses, even with sweet or fruity accompaniment, doesn't work well for me.
Same.
by John Davis
October 9th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list help - Frasca October 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Wine list help - Frasca October 2019

We were there in July and I think John K.’s advice is excellent. That is pretty much we did. Great restaurant- enjoy!

JD
by John Davis
October 4th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 45
Views: 4780

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

Bailed off the list after many years quite a while ago. Past what I was willing to pay for that wine.
by John Davis
October 1st, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 663
Views: 37761

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

We went to Lulu (first time) and loved it a couple of months ago.

JD
by John Davis
October 1st, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 35
Views: 5129

Re: London Recos

We really enjoyed the Taj St. James’ for a hotel. Great location, great staff.

JD
by John Davis
September 25th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block
Replies: 37
Views: 3627

Re: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block

Just went to an industry thing and some of his wines were featured. Agree with OP’s opinion of th Puligny-Montrachet Folatieres. Liked several of the wines of wines. His Bourgogne Rouge Eclat de Calcaire would be a very good value if they had any to sell. Also impressed by the Corton Charlie and the...
by John Davis
September 22nd, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Minnesota Wine Cellar Home Assistance Requested
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: Minnesota Wine Cellar Home Assistance Requested

I have sold a few houses with cellars. Agree, with many here. Feature the cellar in advertising. But at the end of the day, once you sell the house the new owners will do what they like.

JD
by John Davis
September 19th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 25
Views: 2145

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

Young. I don’t specifically remember but as soon as I could sit on a counter and stir, crack eggs, etc... later westood on a stool. Myself and a couple of siblings learned to cook early.

JD
by John Davis
August 27th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 24
Views: 766

Re: Orlando

I can’t help but going to be in the area in November. Initial research was not promising.
by John Davis
August 27th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I buy from people's cellars?
Replies: 31
Views: 2359

Re: How do I buy from people's cellars?

I have bought and sold from other people on many occasions. Sometimes we just traded. It is getting to know the people that is the hardest part. Commerce corner is a great start. I doubt any police force is going to waste resources on individual citizens making a deal on a few bottles here or there.
by John Davis
August 13th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 155
Views: 12559

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Also had a good meal at Carbone. We’ve only been once but it was very good.

JD
by John Davis
August 9th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Milbrandt Vineyards Chardonnay (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: TN: 2017 Milbrandt Vineyards Chardonnay (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

Pretty good producer for across the board value.

JD

*i sell these wines, too.
by John Davis
August 8th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Price versus Retail (Napa)
Replies: 43
Views: 2835

Re: Winery Price versus Retail (Napa)

What state do you live in? A lot let you buy alcohol at Costco without a membership (including CA).
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Indiana, too.
by John Davis
August 8th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Golf in/near Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 2401

Re: Golf in/near Las Vegas

Forgot about Royal Links and it is fun layout-forgot about that. I would have had better memories if we weren’t operating on 2 hours sleep in a 50 degree rain. Stay away fro Desert Pines.

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