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by ERPark
January 14th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3180
Views: 157236

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Scored 3 bottles of Old Fitzgerald 9 year BiB today in original cardboard box....... [wow.gif]
by ERPark
January 11th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine (and elsewhere!)
Replies: 74
Views: 2534

Re: BerserkerDay in Forbes magazine

Any new signups/friend requests from NBA players? Asking for a Fu......I mean friend.

Seriously, congrats on the shoutout from Forbes!
by ERPark
January 9th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1049
Views: 109439

Re: Official Costco Thread

Got a few bottles of 2016 Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent for $9.97 yesterday.
by ERPark
January 6th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 40
Views: 681

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Right now, all those dates look OK for me. Agree that while a CNY OL sounds good in theory, actually finding a venue that isn't crazy busy is almost impossible. If we decide to do an "off season" OL, then the best deal I've seen is a lunch banquet on Saturday or Sunday. Zen Peninsula in Millbrae loo...
by ERPark
January 5th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3180
Views: 157236

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Livermore Costco has 13 bottles after I left just now. $46.99 and limit of 1 per member. Hurry!
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by ERPark
January 5th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Scotch Under $100
Replies: 89
Views: 2254

Re: Best Scotch Under $100

Alan Rath wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 10:07 am
Not sure if I'm allowed to express an opinion here
The answer would always be a resounding NO, Mr. Alan "Hot Take™" Rath........ neener
by ERPark
January 5th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Margaux,Screagle,DomP,Scavino,MacDonald(s),Carillon Chev,Barca...
Replies: 17
Views: 1344

Re: TN: Margaux,Screagle,DomP,Scavino,MacDonald(s),Carillon Chev,Barca...

Awesome! That lineup is definitely worth the extra teeth brushing..... cheesehead
by ERPark
January 2nd, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 188
Views: 5859

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

I always knew there was something off about you, EG......

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by ERPark
January 2nd, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 188
Views: 5859

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

Easy... 2010 Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (5/24/2018) Manresa (Los Gatos, Ca.) : Awe inspiring wine! Had with the 04...started out pretty coiled and subtle, no reduction like the 04 had...but BOY did this wine snowball into and avala...
by ERPark
December 31st, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3180
Views: 157236

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Costco PSA - Jim Beam Single Barrel marked down to $19.97........


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by ERPark
December 31st, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You can all kiss my Welsh ass
Replies: 71
Views: 3917

Re: You can all kiss my Welsh ass

Waiting for the first tasting note to call out "tastes like kissing a Welsh ass" as a descriptor. One can assume it's not gonna score anywhere close to 93 points overall.
by ERPark
December 29th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: David Partain AAA+++
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: David Partain AAA+++

I'll co-sign Larry's comments! Looking forward to hopefully doing business again with David..... [cheers.gif]
by ERPark
December 29th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Pappy Gone
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Pappy (Pending)

Great transaction. Appreciate doing business with you, David!
by ERPark
December 27th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy is dead at retail
Replies: 88
Views: 4700

Re: Burgundy is dead at retail

This is like the "Seinfeld" episode about Festivus ("The Strike", in Season 9, Espisode 10): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Strike_(Seinfeld) Alan (aka Welshturd) is doing his "Airing of Grievances" schtick yet again. And like a broken record, it again b...
by ERPark
December 20th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Pappy Gone
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Pappy (Pending)

Looking forward to our transaction on the 15 and 20, David!

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by ERPark
December 19th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 990

Re: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition

Weird that I'm seeing this thread for the first time. ''Twas a marvelous get-together in every aspect - company, food and alcohol (there were a few other bottles of non-bubbles to fill out the evening).

I'll have to check the wife's phone for pics/video beyond the Krug that were taken.
by ERPark
December 18th, 2018, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1049
Views: 109439

Re: Official Costco Thread

Saw these at Costco yesterday:


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by ERPark
December 18th, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1049
Views: 109439

Re: Official Costco Thread

John Glas wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 7:56 pm
My brother who lives in Seattle pays more for Washington Wines under $20 than we do in Minneapolis.
That's a function of the high taxes on alcohol assessed by the WA state government.
by ERPark
December 17th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1779
Views: 142786

Re: Steak Porn

Gotta love getting Prime marbling for Choice grade pricing @ Costco.......
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by ERPark
December 10th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15835
Views: 370641

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://i.imgur.com/1K7aSAVl.jpg Monkish Brewing Co. Liquid Flows 8.5% DIPA 100% Nelson Sauvin hopped. A couple months ago I reviewed Broadcasting Live, the 100% Nelson hopped DIPA that was absolutely amazing, probably the best Nelson hopped beer I've ever had. Well Saturday Henry unleashed this be...
by ERPark
December 9th, 2018, 2:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1779
Views: 142786

Re: Steak Porn

Sometimes browsing the Costco meat section yields some amazingness. These ribeyes (no caps) are getting 60 mins in the smoker before flash grilling on a piping hot cast iron for 90 seconds total per side....... IMG_2245.JPG Personally I’ve found the best deals going on Monday, weekend leftovers I g...
by ERPark
November 29th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Dom Perignon
Replies: 20
Views: 1147

Re: 2006 Dom Perignon

What's a good price? My club had their holiday open house last night, and I'm tempted by an offer of 6-packs of 2006 Dom P for $787 all-in ($131 and change per bottle)......
by ERPark
November 29th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3014

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

3 of the 10 soldiers checking in, ready for duty..... champagne.gif

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by ERPark
November 26th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3014

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

I can bring some stickies, if we want to round out the non-bubbles lineup. '83 Dow and an '01 Rieussec (375ml of the Rieussec, lest we lapse into diabetic comas), perhaps?
by ERPark
November 24th, 2018, 10:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3180
Views: 157236

Re: The Bourbon Thread

With all the chatter about various Old Forester bottlings, I'll add that I had a fair bit of the 2018 release of the Birthday Bourbon earlier this week. The higher proof does sneak up on you (in a good way). Tons of caramel and honey on the palate, with citrus lurking beneath. Veddy tasty, to say th...
by ERPark
November 24th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3014

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18

2003 acquired upon release.

1998 from a reputable dealer....../fingerscrossed
by ERPark
November 20th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1854

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

[smileyvault-ban.gif] This might be the worst HOT TAKE™ ever. . Yeah. I know who I won't be listening to reviews from. Not sure why it needs to be all that. It’s just my opinion. And many millions of people like McD’s. Some people think White Castle has great sliders, even when they are not drunk w...
by ERPark
November 20th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1049
Views: 109439

Re: Official Costco Thread

But my favorite is their 2014 Domaine Carneros Brut for $21.99 - Better than the Roederer Brut for $3 more. Small bubbles and a light yeasty flavor will make you think it's french instead of CA. Delicious.[/img] I would disagree. Domaine Carneros tastes like what it is-- a tourist wine that's clear...
by ERPark
November 17th, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1854

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

Joe B wrote:
November 17th, 2018, 8:56 am
I will only sa this about in n out burger. They are missing the clown otherwise it’s a great clone of McD’s.
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This might be the worst HOT TAKE™ ever.
by ERPark
November 14th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This is interesting: Suckling puts his favorite 100 point wines in order of preference.
Replies: 63
Views: 2907

Re: This is interesting: Suckling puts his favorite 100 point wines in order of preference.

I attended a dinner before a Wine Spectator Grand Tour event in Las Vegas which Suckling attended, back when he was still with WS. The 2000 Margaux was served with the main course. Suckling remarked to us "the only reason I gave the 2000 Margaux a 100 point score......was because I couldn't give it ...
by ERPark
November 12th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 173
Views: 6530

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Alan Rath wrote:
November 10th, 2018, 9:59 am
Just had one last night as well with a bunch of winos. Superb Champagne, very fresh, creamy, develops a ton of minerality with air. Held it's own no problem against 2004 Krug Brut.
'Twas a Kobrand labeled bottle, for those keeping score at home.......
by ERPark
November 12th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anyone interested in an offline on Sun Dec 2nd LA area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Anyone interested in an offline on Sun Dec 2nd LA area ?

c fu wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 8:19 pm
sorry bud, Chuckles can't do back to back dinners.

- Mrs. Chuckles aka HFIC (Head Fu in Charge)
FIFY
by ERPark
November 9th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 161
Views: 11163

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Easy peasy. Invite local Berserkers over. Remove foil enclosure. Pop and pour!
by ERPark
November 8th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3014

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area 12-1-18

I just want to absolutely confirm attendance so I know what vintages are truly spoken for. I also want to avoid splitting the bottles too many ways, but don't want to turn people down (I still have more asking about attending) on that account and then have those who I thought were coming not attend...
by ERPark
November 6th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3014

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area 12-1-18

What time would festivities begin on Dec 1st?
by ERPark
November 6th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 2639

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

Costco does a 10% markup on products across the board I believe. Helps explain why they have something like this so cheap, whatever the quality. There's no blanket policy, but per Wikipedia it's claimed that most products are marked up between 8 to 10%, while their Kirkland Signatures products have...
by ERPark
November 5th, 2018, 10:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3014

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

We can only consider Saturdays (or Fridays)?
by ERPark
November 5th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1277

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole

Since a theme seems to have developed of bringing stuff you usually don't, I'll have a 2015 Drouhin Marquis de Laguiche Morgeot Chassagne-Montrachet in hand this evening......
by ERPark
November 3rd, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Krug Vertical Tasting: Longo Seafood, Rosemead CA 12-1-18
Replies: 107
Views: 3014

Re: Krug Vertical Tasting: LA area

Heck, I might be up to flying down for this, given enough advance notice. Could contribute an '03 Krug to the party.......
by ERPark
November 2nd, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: W12 1.75- SoCal
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: FS: W12 1.75- SoCal

It's a "handle" (1.75L bottle) of Weller 12 year bourbon.
by ERPark
November 2nd, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 3066

Re: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019

Possibility is shaping up that I could be in NYC for work sometime around the 12th thru 16th in January. Could offer a '13, '14 or '15 if the dates align.....
by ERPark
October 31st, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3180
Views: 157236

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Bay Area WBers alert! Blanton's at Concord Costco for $46.99 plus tax. Limit of 1 bottle per member. Had about 25 bottles on shelf when I left an hour ago.
by ERPark
October 25th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 161
Views: 11163

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Email just arrived stating same apology and date of next attempt TBD as the updated HTML email from a couple days ago. As I'd mentioned previously in this thread, my suspicion is that this debacle is again more of a poorly written app situation, rather than lack of bandwidth and compute resources. T...
by ERPark
October 23rd, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1277

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5

I should be able to make this.

ChrisStags wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 10:49 am
Where did you find the K&L dinner event page? Couldn’t find it when I looked...
Click on the Local Events tab, Chris.
by ERPark
October 22nd, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3180
Views: 157236

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Costco marked down the Russell's Reserve Single Barrel store pick bourbon. Picked up a few from Richmond this morning.......

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by ERPark
October 22nd, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 300
Views: 25062

Re: Rye

Dammit, wrong thread......
by ERPark
October 22nd, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 161
Views: 11163

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

They just did this first come first serve thing in Washington- most sold out in 2-3 minutes- or wasn't available based on my store preference. Having had access to a bunch of PVW 15, 20 a few years back (and still having a 20), decided to go for (and got) a bottle of the Eagle 17 As one of our most...
by ERPark
October 19th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1779
Views: 142786

Re: Steak Porn

Mmmmmm........

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by ERPark
October 19th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1779
Views: 142786

Re: Steak Porn

Sometimes browsing the Costco meat section yields some amazingness. These ribeyes (no caps) are getting 60 mins in the smoker before flash grilling on a piping hot cast iron for 90 seconds total per side.......

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