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by jrozes
September 9th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Making a good Vesper
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Making a good Vesper

Well, if you want the original, it's "three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel." Mr. Bond goes on to recommend a grain-based vodka instead of the potato vodka he'd been served. Kina Lill...
by jrozes
August 7th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 3015

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

Not on this board to my knowledge, but the Momtazi family filed suit against a neighboring operation, claiming grape purchase contracts were cancelled over fears of taint.
by jrozes
June 26th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 2 Drawer Dishwasher - odd question
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

Re: 2 Drawer Dishwasher - odd question

Our problem was knowing which drawer to load so we don't get to the end of the day with two half-filled drawers. We just tie a ribbon on the handle of the "active" drawer with a cow hitch. It's easy, effective, and my kids learned another knot.
by jrozes
April 17th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 1135

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

Dennis Atick wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 3:14 am
Grateful Dead show. Giants Stadium. June 1991. I probably should write a book about it. [wink.gif]
The face melter Dark Star teases sprinkled throughout the second night were great fun, weren't they? That one and RFK were the highlights of the tour for me.
by jrozes
April 10th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1601

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

Though I cannot, of course, match Nathan's extremeness in the saying of it, homeowner's insurance typically doesn't include earthquake coverage, or if you buy earthquake coverage, it's expensive and there is a very high deductible. So I doubt insurance is going to help you with bottles lost in an e...
by jrozes
January 31st, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 349
Views: 29424

Re: Your Gin?

Been enjoying Gray Wolf sassafras finished gin with Fever Tree elderflower tonic. Quite different from the usual, and very nicely balanced.

Disclaimer: the owner is a childhood friend
by jrozes
January 10th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Expensive $200+ vs Moderately priced $40-$150 priced wines?
Replies: 17
Views: 2168

Re: Expensive $200+ vs Moderately priced $40-$150 priced wines?

Farming is a definitely a big part of it. Quality and quantity/efficiency are opposite ends of the vineyard management spectrum, though the distance between extremes varies somewhat depending on the variety. Winemaking matters too, but there's a saying that great wines are made in the vineyard.
by jrozes
January 9th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Expensive $200+ vs Moderately priced $40-$150 priced wines?
Replies: 17
Views: 2168

Re: Expensive $200+ vs Moderately priced $40-$150 priced wines?

That said, is it a good idea to purchase lower priced makers in high priced local regions? IE: a lower priced DOCG Borolo will probably be the same quality as a DOCG Borolo from the same year/locale? In my experience, buying bottom-tier producers from top-tier regions is a strategy that rarely pays...
by jrozes
December 12th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Scott Paul Audrey back vintage blowout
Replies: 10
Views: 985

PSA: Scott Paul Audrey back vintage blowout

Vinopolis is clearing out back vintages of Scott Paul Audrey. They have 2007 ($24), 2009 ($29), 2011 ($24) and 2013 ($21.90).

Old vine Maresh fruit, made by Kelley Fox. These went for $50-70 on release.
by jrozes
December 12th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauternes twinky
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Sauternes twinky

Did you dunk?
by jrozes
October 25th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 219
Views: 20636

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

I'm going to plead stupidity... what does "fogo" mean in this context? He likely meant hogo , which comes from the French haut gout , used to refer to the (desirable) funky smell wild game can take on. It's just a fancy word for the weird, slightly-off-but-in-a-good-way character you'll find in cer...
by jrozes
October 6th, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Thomas
Replies: 38
Views: 3310

Re: 2016 Thomas

Evidently my reading comprehension was off last night. Slight price increases from last year (Joe 5Pak is $370 vs. $360 last year).
by jrozes
October 5th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Thomas
Replies: 38
Views: 3310

2016 Thomas

I always look forward to reading John's postcards and was excited to see a little purple envelope in today's mail. Witty as always, and prices remain unchanged from last year.
by jrozes
August 10th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 15444

Portland Eats

For the local crowd, I found this interesting -> http://feastmeatswest.com/2018/03/22/choosing-restaurants-in-portland/ Somebody has wayyyy too much time on their hands, but the list overlaps with many of the posts here. The author is a coworker. A little background: https://pdx.eater.com/2018/8/9/...
by jrozes
July 19th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Measuring cesium in California wines
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Measuring cesium in California wines

A (very) brief paper measuring Cs-137 levels in Cali cab and rosé pre- and post-Fukushima:

Dating of wines with cesium-137: Fukushima's imprint

TLDR; there's a detectable increase, but levels remain firmly in the "so what / who cares" range. No mention of the specific wines tested.
by jrozes
July 18th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC ‘treasures’ from Drouhin’s cellar to be auctioned
Replies: 68
Views: 6477

DRC ‘treasures’ from Drouhin’s cellar to be auctioned

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/drc-treasures-from-drouhins-cellar-to-be-auctioned/ Choice quote: Sotheby’s wine specialist Serena Sutcliffe MW said: “I think it’s almost unheard of that a cellar of such treasures can become available to anyone in the world who happens to be passionate abo...
by jrozes
June 5th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Cameron Ribbon Ridge
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

2014 Cameron Ribbon Ridge

jrozes wrote:It's my understanding that this is no longer the case as of the 2016 vintage, which is sourced from AR, CE and RR. Downside of course is that there'll be less to go around. [snort.gif]
Replying to myself, see Rick Allen's posts in this thread: 2016 Cameron Pinot Noir Willamette Valley.
by jrozes
June 5th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Cameron Ribbon Ridge
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

2014 Cameron Ribbon Ridge

I realize I'm splitting hairs in complaining about ~$20 bottles of Pinot, but I have to say that my only 'relative' disappointment in Cameron wine is the Willamette Valley Pinot. I don't like when he (they, there is another) blend inferior Yamhill/Ebola Hills or whatever Lemelson fruit with their p...
by jrozes
May 16th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Flannery 35% off ny strips
Replies: 27
Views: 1774

Flannery 35% off ny strips

I've been buying the steaks for years, but finally took the plunge on the burger builder. Grilled the first ones last night - prime brisket, wagyu chuck, short rib & fat blend. Kept it simple with a little dijon and aged cheddar. Holy smokes!
by jrozes
April 24th, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Matello Pinot Noir Souris (Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 14
Views: 582

TN: 2012 Matello Pinot Noir Souris (Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Thomas, PGC Ana, Kelley Fox Mirabai, Scott Paul La Paulée and Cameron Reserve consumed in the last year have all been excellent.
by jrozes
March 20th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Syrah in Pinot Noir
Replies: 24
Views: 2944

Syrah in Pinot Noir

Penner-Ash has made a "Rubeo" bottling for quite some time that's a 70/30 blend of PN and Syrah. But, they're being open about it. How is it? Does the Syrah show or merely support? Where's the Syrah from? Waxwing did a 50/50 blend after Scott tried a bench test with a couple barrels he was declassi...
by jrozes
March 19th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 154
Views: 10040

Anyone using Weinboxes?

I am having difficulty getting 12 wine bottles in a Weinbox. Would appreciate a tutorial on YouTube by you who have gained proficiency! [training.gif] Lay two bottles side-by-side at the back with the necks pointing to the front Lay two bottles side-by-side at the front with the necks pointing to t...
by jrozes
March 19th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 154
Views: 10040

Anyone using Weinboxes?

Anyone use these for stemware/Glasses? Need a way to store all my beer and wine glasses but any slender cabinet we like is at least a few hundred bucks. Thinking 2 of these should fit all my liquor glasses for now but wondering if they’d be a good option They have small little fins on the bottom to...
by jrozes
March 19th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Syrah in Pinot Noir
Replies: 24
Views: 2944

Syrah in Pinot Noir

Penner-Ash has made a "Rubeo" bottling for quite some time that's a 70/30 blend of PN and Syrah.
by jrozes
March 16th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 219
Views: 20636

RUM ... talk to me, people

I was able to procure a few bottles of Samaroli at too-good-to-pass prices. The 2003 Caribbean (95% Cuba, 5% Trinidad) has a beautiful, easy-going harmony and weightless elegance that demands attention and restraint. The 2001 Fiji is singular, complex and feral with a wild edge, esters and hogo for ...
by jrozes
March 16th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 55
Views: 5096

Japanese Whiskey

Travis @llen wrote:I know it is partially off topic, but the nikka gin is great! Major citrus and yuzu flavor.
Thanks for sharing that. I've been curious to hear what it's like for a while now.

Any cocktails it works particularly well in?
by jrozes
February 27th, 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kitchen Knife Sharpener?
Replies: 32
Views: 1669

Kitchen Knife Sharpener?

I've been using a Tormek T8 for several months now after a decade of hand sharpening with water stones. It's probably overkill for just kitchen use, but it's been a godsend for our growing pile of things that need to stay sharp.
by jrozes
February 23rd, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gabriel Gold Glas
Replies: 26
Views: 1805

Gabriel Gold Glas

I lost one in the dishwasher after a year of regular use. It wasn't touching anything, just came out cracked from the rim downward. I wash them by hand now in the morning.
by jrozes
February 14th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How green is your closure?
Replies: 1
Views: 70

How green is your closure?

Green Issues Drive Innovation in Wine Closures

Interesting back-and-forth in the comments from various industry reps.
by jrozes
January 25th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Favorite experience in the Mosel?
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Favorite experience in the Mosel?

Side trip to Burg Eltz, dinner outdoors in the ruins of a delapidated monastery above Bachrach, sounds corny, but a day boat down the Rhine. We did a Rhine excursion on our first day after flying in from the west coast and found it a nice way to overcome jet lag. Burg Eltz is indeed pretty spectacu...
by jrozes
January 24th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Favorite experience in the Mosel?
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Favorite experience in the Mosel?

For shopping, check out Weinhaus Porn in Bernkastel-Kues - great selection, friendly people. Also check out the vinothek at the Zeltinger Hof. Markus is great and has a pretty awesome selection by the glass, bottle and to-go (the latter category having some shockingly low prices).
by jrozes
January 24th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot noir, in a warmer world
Replies: 26
Views: 1669

Pinot noir, in a warmer world

I suspect that the Bloomberg article originated as a press release from the winery, and was barely edited. I suspect you're correct, but I'm not too worried about the prices they're asking having much effect on the region as a whole. They're taking a different approach than most folks around here, ...
by jrozes
January 19th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most bizarre places/times people etc where you have bought wine.
Replies: 40
Views: 2420

The most bizarre places/times people etc where you have bought wine.

It's not wine per se, but while hiking in Italy on a rocky trail ascending a steep ridge flanked by vineyards and orchards, we came by a farmer selling his limoncello. Amalfi coast?? I would guess one of the hilltop route crossings in Cinque Terre........ Bingo. Hole in the hedge midway between Mon...
by jrozes
January 18th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most bizarre places/times people etc where you have bought wine.
Replies: 40
Views: 2420

The most bizarre places/times people etc where you have bought wine.

It's not wine per se, but while hiking in Italy on a rocky trail ascending a steep ridge flanked by vineyards and orchards, we came by a farmer selling his limoncello.
by jrozes
January 3rd, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 154
Views: 10040

Anyone using Weinboxes?

I'm reorganizing my cellar and would be happy to organize a group buy for people in the Portland, OR area. Drop me a PM if you're interested.
by jrozes
November 16th, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Verona and Lombardy, where to go and what to do?
Replies: 24
Views: 1066

Verona and Lombardy, where to go and what to do?

Teatro Romano - we watched a performance of The Rite of Spring there while a lightning storm played out on the horizon. Even our kids were impressed.
by jrozes
November 7th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Getting around in Mosel
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Getting around in Mosel

A car is a must. There are automatics to be had, just book in advance.
by jrozes
November 7th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Patty Green
Replies: 124
Views: 5187

R.I.P. Patty Green

Deepest sympathies to Jim and the PGC crew.
by jrozes
October 2nd, 2017, 3:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Applications: Saffron
Replies: 17
Views: 1015

Favorite Applications: Saffron

Risotto alla Milanese and a Valtellina nebbiolo.
by jrozes
January 4th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biodynamic tasting calendar put to test
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Biodynamic tasting calendar put to test

Saw this on @HeadStoryteller's twitter feed: Expectation or Sensorial Reality? An Empirical Investigation of the Biodynamic Calendar for Wine Drinkers Wendy V. Parr , Dominique Valentin, Phil Reedman, Claire Grose, James A. Green Published: January 3, 2017 Choice quotes: The study’s aim was to inves...
by jrozes
December 29th, 2016, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The Golden Age of White Burgundy
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Article: The Golden Age of White Burgundy

In a puff piece on white burg for Le Pan, Tim Atkin performs this spectacular bit of hand waving: "The concerns about the premature oxidation of white wines in bottle have largely disappeared, thanks to a better understanding of how it was caused, and the best producers are making outstanding wines ...
by jrozes
December 21st, 2016, 10:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Sandwich? - With Poll
Replies: 116
Views: 4051

Best Sandwich? - With Poll

No love for the humble meatloaf sandwich? For me, one of those foods that shines best in leftover (sandwich) form.
by jrozes
November 19th, 2016, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cru Beaujolais with grilled salmon - Yes!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Cru Beaujolais with grilled salmon - Yes!!!

If you're excited about the Beaujolais pairing, try an Assyrtiko or Kerner next time and you'll lose your mind. Every time these threads come up, lots of people say Pinot Noir or whatever red is the best pairing, but they haven't tried side by side comparisons with acidic, concentrated whites. I've...
by jrozes
November 16th, 2016, 2:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ground Venison Recipes?
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Ground Venison Recipes?

+1 on the Bolognese. Or a puttanesca.

FWIW, IMO, gaminess is overwhelmingly caused by failure to make a quick, clean kill and even more often by improper field care.
by jrozes
June 9th, 2016, 2:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Really, Oregon?!
Replies: 50
Views: 3470

Really, Oregon?!

My experience with OLCC is that their prices are pretty good compared to stores north of the border in WA. They also have an online product search that I've found to be helpful. http://www.oregonliquorsearch.com The interface is a little clunky, but yeah, every bottle in every store in the state.
by jrozes
April 27th, 2016, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Lesh's Wine Cellar
Replies: 26
Views: 2428

Phil Lesh's Wine Cellar

I have nothing to add except this:

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by jrozes
April 22nd, 2016, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Caroline Pinot Noir 2012, Biggio-Hamina Cellars
Replies: 23
Views: 768

TN: Caroline Pinot Noir 2012, Biggio-Hamina Cellars

Kelley Fox's wines are worth seeking out, and she has distribution in the UK. I'm pretry sure Eyrie and Drouhin do as well.
by jrozes
April 5th, 2016, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d'Orveau
Replies: 21
Views: 1301

TN: 1999 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d'Orveau

I had a 2007 like that, as if a comtesse wearing her finest lace fell into the loo at a music festival.
by jrozes
April 4th, 2016, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1985 Jadot Ursules
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

1985 Jadot Ursules

Thank you all for the replies!
by jrozes
April 1st, 2016, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: do you exercise to combat the empty calories in wine?
Replies: 93
Views: 3573

Poll: do you exercise to combat the empty calories in wine?

"I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises." -- Neil Armstrong

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