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by mseeber
March 21st, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boulder CO wine shops
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Boulder CO wine shops

Also, there are now 5 or 6 Costco’s that can sell wine. Ft Collins (Timnath) and Denver (Quincy) are the closest. Both about 45 minutes to an hour from Boulder.
by mseeber
March 19th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boulder CO wine shops
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Boulder CO wine shops

I am partial to West End Wine Shop for non-baller French, Spanish, Italian and California wines. More of a neighborhood feel. B-Town has some interesting selections although not a huge inventory. Cured is a good recommendation for AFWE, especially if you need a picnic spread (charcuterie and cheese)...
by mseeber
March 2nd, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release
Replies: 23
Views: 752

Re: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release

I find $40 shipping on a 6 pack hard to swallow. For their larger production wines which are widely available, there is little reason IMO to deal with shipping when I know I can get it for the same price in a store nearby. If I really want limited production, large format, or otherwise unique offer...
by mseeber
February 2nd, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferrière 2000 and Lafon-Rochet 2003
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Ferrière 2000 and Lafon-Rochet 2003

I purchased a couple bottles of the ‘09 Ferrière at Costco in July 2015, and have noticed subsequent vintages (paid around $42/bottle) at Costco as well. So it is definitely out in the wild.
by mseeber
January 29th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does QVC get away with shipping wine to almost everywhere?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: How does QVC get away with shipping wine to almost everywhere?

my understanding is that since Granholm coveri s wineries, not retailers, the list of states that allows retailers to ship is much more restrictive. Do I have that wrong? You're correct. Perhaps they are taking the orders but having the wines ship directly from the producers? A quick perusal of all...
by mseeber
January 27th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: [CLOSED] Greyscale Wines - Great Deals 25-55% Off Premium Napa Valley Wines (Shipping Included)
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Greyscale Wines - Great Deals 25-55% Off Premium Napa Valley Wines (Shipping Included)

Couldn’t pass up the ‘14 Merlot six-pack...thanks for the great offer! Looking forward to them. What do you recommend for a drinking window?
by mseeber
January 13th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 82
Views: 4132

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

Travis, likely. I'm working on a solution to this. I have 120 stems out - which is GREAT...but at some point it's prohibitive. So, i'll ask all of you this. If I went and created a demo case and put 1 of each in them and that case could be reused over and over - would you let me send it to you, use...
by mseeber
January 7th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Texas BBQ Spring Break
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Texas BBQ Spring Break

We just spent Christmas - New Years at The Woodlands Resort and had a great time. We went into Houston one day and ate at The Pit Room and it was a great BBQ experience. Rendered Brisket fat in the tortillas was worth the eventual angioplasty. Lots of good restaurant choices in the area, although la...
by mseeber
January 5th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 82
Views: 4132

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

Email sent!
by mseeber
November 6th, 2018, 6:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1549

Re: Turkey- Where do you buy it?

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 6:17 am
Direct from the winery.
I hope you don’t Pobega it... [berserker.gif]
by mseeber
October 25th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 122
Views: 4624

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

These wines will surprise a lot of folks if they have never tried Colorado wines. Especially the Palisade fruit. I’d be interested in hearing about the port from whomever receives it although I wouldn’t be upset if Kyle decided to set it aside for me.
by mseeber
September 14th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 532
Views: 24870

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Mark Mason wrote:
September 14th, 2018, 4:03 pm
Bill, you get great deals on your beef. I pay three times that.
The Costco prime beef ribs are a great deal. I’ve cooked them many times to great results. The pricing here in Colorado is pretty much the same as Texas it seems...must be the same territory for buying.
by mseeber
July 28th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 532
Views: 24870

The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Thanks. The flat has the fat in it. Just limited fridge space at the moment. If put on sausages or a rack of ribs for fun, does that change the time required? Unless the ribs or sausages are frozen I can’t imagine it would change much. As long as they don’t restrict air flow too much it shouldn’t b...
by mseeber
July 27th, 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 532
Views: 24870

The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I love this thread and enjoyed everyone’s thought on smoking meat. For years I have done ribs and think I have that down to a science. Saying that, I am going to start branching out to Brisket based on an article I just read. My question pertains to cooking time. How much difference in smoking time...
by mseeber
July 19th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Measuring cesium in California wines
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Measuring cesium in California wines

Markus S wrote:Wow, 2 threads on cesium in the same day. How cool is that?!
There will probably be half as many tomorrow... [snort.gif]
by mseeber
July 3rd, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's in your Dom P gift box???
Replies: 8
Views: 906

What's in your Dom P gift box???

Pretty common for Costco. They often have mixed vintages (a few bottles per case) for a specific wine if you look closely. Especially if it is a nicer wine. Mislabeled boxes notwithstanding.
by mseeber
April 4th, 2018, 6:00 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Colorado summer vacation?
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Suggestions for Colorado summer vacation?

The train museum in Golden is worth it whether or not you are a kid (assuming trains are your thing).
by mseeber
April 3rd, 2018, 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Colorado summer vacation?
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Suggestions for Colorado summer vacation?

Estes Park is a parking lot most of the summer. We took our 3 year old and 1 year old to Colorado Springs and stayed at the Broadmoor. You can sometimes find deals there and there is a ton to do in the area for both kids and adults (cog railway up Pikes peak, Garden of the Gods, horseback riding, Ai...
by mseeber
March 31st, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed

Another recommendation for Crate and Barrel. We are really happy with their basic white Aspen line. They look great after many years of daily use and Crate and Barrel has kept the pattern around for a long time, allowing us to expand the set last year. Prices are great as well. We have the Crate an...
by mseeber
March 7th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: North Carolina (maybe South, too) beach rental reccs?
Replies: 37
Views: 1227

North Carolina (maybe South, too) beach rental reccs?

I haven’t been in several years but Oak Island NC is an option. Close to Southport which has some decent dining options and is a good spot to relive your favorite Dawson’s Creek moments. Houses are very hit or miss depending on budget and proximity to the beach. Likely quieter than some of the bette...
by mseeber
March 2nd, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best IPA with significant distribution?
Replies: 40
Views: 2128

Best IPA with significant distribution?

Bells Two Hearted
by mseeber
February 10th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurant recs for Boulder CO
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Restaurant recs for Boulder CO

Black Cat is less fussy (than Flagstaff) and the food is well done (nearly everything comes from the chef’s farm including meats). The wine pairings aren’t necessarily a good value but there is some fun wine in the list. Frasca has the best wine program hands down in Boulder that isn’t Flagstaff Hou...
by mseeber
January 27th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Princess and the Peasant - SALE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY, 1/30
Replies: 61
Views: 2207

Princess and the Peasant - High Altitude Pinot Noir and Old Vine Carignan

Order in for the 6 pack of PN & Carignan (combined with SR Bubble Box). Let the best spouse win!
by mseeber
January 27th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Signal Ridge Vineyards - SALE EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY, 1/30
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

Signal Ridge Vineyards - What Altitude Tastes Like

Order in for the Bubble Box (combined with the P&P Pinot / Carignan 6-er). No brainer...and the one time I'd be happy to discover a wrinkle [snort.gif]

Cheers! Looking forward to the glugging!
by mseeber
January 27th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JB Neufeld BDIX - Artisan Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1697

JB Neufeld BDIX - Artisan Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

In for a 6 pack (Offer 2). Awesome deals and I look forward to tasting these!

Cheers!
Mark
by mseeber
January 26th, 2018, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 413
Views: 30796

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Signal Ridge - Tiny Pink Bubbles - Why does this disappear so quickly? It has a great mousse, is super fresh and lively. This is a Chardonnay / Pinot Noir blend and at under $20/bottle on BD is an easy decision to load up. Princess & Peasant Carignan - Vibrant, fresh, fruity (more blackberry than bl...
by mseeber
January 23rd, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AR Rose Release
Replies: 5
Views: 251

AR Rose Release

I've stopped buying A-R directly solely because of shipping, and just wait for whatever my local wine shops happen to get (and if I miss out on something ultra-allocated and unique then I will live). Based on conversations elsewhere on WB, they (A-R) certainly are not making money on shipping, but $...
by mseeber
January 14th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In search of German cookbook
Replies: 5
Views: 384

In search of German cookbook

Mimi Sheraton’s The German Cookbook is a good one
by mseeber
January 14th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 2018?
Replies: 71
Views: 5411

Berserker Day 2018?

I can’t remember the terms last time, but i recall a small group wound up with most of the wine. Perhaps have folks rank their desired wine, and then allocate the first 3 or 6 (or more if the collection is large), first come first served, then once the collection is exhausted or everyone’s first lot...
by mseeber
December 18th, 2017, 3:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Life Hacks for the Reluctant Home Cook
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Life Hacks for the Reluctant Home Cook

"Whatever you do, don’t pay someone to mail your dinner to your house in parcelled-out pieces, like sad grownup Legos" - [winner.gif]
by mseeber
December 17th, 2017, 8:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ribbe - source?
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Ribbe - source?

Chris Blum wrote:Next up on the norske menu....smalahove???
Not enough aquavit in the world...
by mseeber
December 17th, 2017, 8:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ribbe - source?
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Ribbe - source?

Nice! Yes, we had both Aalborg aquavit (group favorite- mostly caraway, anise) and Vikre Ørevann Aquavit (my favorite - caraway plus citrus and cardamom). Both went well with a plate of Swedish krumkake and ginger snaps. Not bad for my first attempt but your BIL seems to have it down pat!
by mseeber
December 17th, 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ribbe - source?
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Ribbe - source?

The ribbe was quite the hit. I will have to do it again once my cholesterol returns to normal. The butcher (Blackbelly Butcher in Boulder) was awesome to work with and for about $10/lb provided a very lovely skin-on, bone-in (spare ribs) belly with the ribs split into thirds to facilitate serving. I...
by mseeber
December 12th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ribbe - source?
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Ribbe - source?

Alright...arm twisting was successful (not to mention receiving ok from the accountant/wife). I just got off the phone with Blackbelly and for $10/lb ($22/kg) the are going to hook me up (around $60 all in on a 5 lb / ~2.3 kg belly). Skin on belly with ribs attached, bones cut into thirds to ease se...
by mseeber
December 11th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ribbe - source?
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Ribbe - source?

Mark, have you tried Blackbelly Butcher? I would give them a ring. I have purchased various items from there in the past, however, the price premium gives me pause as this is my first go at making this item. If successful this time I may try BB next time so I don’t waste $100. $3/lb for boneless be...
by mseeber
December 11th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ribbe - source?
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Ribbe - source?

Thanks for the tips! I am going to attempt this with a thicker boneless pork belly (purchased a 9 pounder, will probably keep 1/3 for another use since I am also making meatballs and gravlax). I plan to cook this on Saturday so I will try to remember to update this thread with a couple pics and resu...
by mseeber
December 9th, 2017, 8:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ribbe - source?
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Ribbe - source?

It doesn’t look like Ingebretsen’s ships... :(
by mseeber
December 8th, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ribbe - source?
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Ribbe - source?

Does anyone know where I could find this particular cut of pork? (Ribbe) It is common in Norway but I’m striking out with my local “butchers.” It looks like pork spare ribs with the belly and skin attached or maybe it’s just bone-in pork belly. (http://norwegianarts.org.uk/christmas-dinner-the-norwe...
by mseeber
November 17th, 2017, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 122
Views: 4624

Give CO wine a taste...

Hopefully Scott High (co-owner of Colterris) is there when you visit. He has an interesting background (he drove us around on his property when we were there, chatted with us for over an hour teaching us about the area and their vision. Both he and his wife are very hospitable) and clearly loves wha...
by mseeber
November 17th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 122
Views: 4624

Give CO wine a taste...

I would add Colterris and Canyon Wind (now closed) to the top 5 in the state despite Jay & Jen Christianson’s decision to switch gears (selling their vineyards and tasting room to Colterris) and focus on other endeavors. Has anyone tried Continental Divide wines? It looks like Jay is consulting the...
by mseeber
November 17th, 2017, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 122
Views: 4624

Give CO wine a taste...

I would add Colterris and Canyon Wind (now closed) to the top 5 in the state despite Jay & Jen Christianson’s decision to switch gears (selling their vineyards and tasting room to Colterris) and focus on other endeavors. Has anyone tried Continental Divide wines? It looks like Jay is consulting ther...
by mseeber
November 14th, 2017, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge- A great customer service story.
Replies: 19
Views: 1338

Ridge- A great customer service story.

This seemed like an appropriate place to tack on my kudos. I recently ordered half a case from Ridge and due to a computer system issue, they were unable to process my order in a timely matter. As a result, they upgraded my shipping to Priority which will allow it to arrive sooner than it would have...
by mseeber
November 11th, 2017, 6:56 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Need KC BBQ restaurants
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Need KC BBQ restaurants

Arthur Bryant’s is a good stop for old school BBQ. Skip Jack Stack if anyone recommends it for BBQ.
by mseeber
November 10th, 2017, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is It Important for a Region to have a Signature Grape??
Replies: 39
Views: 1189

Why Is It Important for a Region to have a Signature Grape??

Here is another way to look at it: a region becomes famous for a wine because people like it, buy, and want more. So people who want to get in on the action don't plant Sangiovese or Barbera in Bordeaux, they plant more Cab and Merlot. Oregon becomes successful with Pinot Noir...success oriented pe...
by mseeber
October 18th, 2017, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Open technique BBQ competition
Replies: 26
Views: 970

Open technique BBQ competition

There are countless recommendations about how to achieve BBQ perfection, but the best advice I have is make a plan and stick to it. The biggest issues I have encountered are controlling the variables like managing the stall (pork shoulder) or controlling temperature issues. Most of the tricks the pr...

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