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by ERPark
October 16th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 55
Views: 1012

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

Wes Barton wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Our default theme is: DRC and other wines that will go well with the food.
You left out the Coche-Dury, Wes.....
by ERPark
October 15th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends

alan weinberg wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 7:30 pm
looks great. Where’d you eat and how was it?
They be at the Pacific Club. Total hood rat spot in Newport Beach.
by ERPark
October 14th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Once in a life time Krug Clos du Mesnil vertical (85-96) and friends

Damn, that’s a heckuva lineup! Well done, and too bad the ‘90 couldn’t show it’s stuff.
by ERPark
October 13th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 59
Views: 5285

Re: Japanese Whiskey

Wrong. Rayko Walkeryoshi is now making Japanese whiskey......... hitsfan
by ERPark
October 10th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3415
Views: 185514

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Gene, how are you finding these old bottles show? Confirmation bias aside, I think they’re showing really well. I’ve had experiences with dusties previously, and always found them to be fascinating in how they’re typically smoother and more “straightforward” in how they present themselves. Not sayi...
by ERPark
October 9th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides
Replies: 33
Views: 1708

Re: TN: 2010 Gonon St Joseph Vieilees Vignes - and some side by sides

That was a heckuva night. For the ‘10 Gonon VV to be the clear WOTN (well, except apparently for Yao) when every bottle was showing well is really saying something about the VV. Lineup was: 1975 Clos de la Coulée de Serrant (came in towards the very end of the night) 1990 Chave Hermitage 1990 Verset...
by ERPark
October 7th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 55
Views: 1012

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

George Chadwick wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 7:42 pm
ERPark wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 6:55 am
e chin wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 11:09 pm
Monday's are booked for me till the end of the year.
What’d you do this time that has made your wife ground you?
Court ordered rehab class.
Counseling for battered husbands?
by ERPark
October 7th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3625

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

Realistically, if they and their parents make correct life choices, then that’s an easy yes. Speaking of reality, going back to the original premise of this thread, you fail at it yet again. Your rote answers of “build more everything, and problems are solved” doesn’t easily apply in Napa/Sonoma. Y...
by ERPark
October 7th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3625

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

Please quit regurgitating the same ol’ same ol’ generic pablum that you usually do. Instead, kindly and specifically advise us how an agricultural community that has metamorphosed into a luxury destination can solve issues around housing, infrastructure and transportation without resorting to emine...
by ERPark
October 6th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3625

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

Please quit regurgitating the same ol’ same ol’ generic pablum that you usually do. Instead, kindly and specifically advise us how an agricultural community that has metamorphosed into a luxury destination can solve issues around housing, infrastructure and transportation without resorting to emine...
by ERPark
October 6th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3625

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

Please quit regurgitating the same ol’ same ol’ generic pablum that you usually do. Instead, kindly and specifically advise us how an agricultural community that has metamorphosed into a luxury destination can solve issues around housing, infrastructure and transportation without resorting to eminen...
by ERPark
October 6th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living
Replies: 93
Views: 3625

Re: Another needle in the bubble: The cost of Wine Country living

Victor Hong wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Workers should buy the very few homes which zoning laws allow to be constructed. Then, the artificial, NIMBY-driven appreciation can supplement their wages.
No doubt your landlord appreciates the monthly check from you supporting his/her wages........
by ERPark
October 5th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3415
Views: 185514

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Enjoying these tonight.......


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by ERPark
October 4th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Vintage bourbon from ‘70s & early ‘80s (and a couple from the ‘90s)
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Vintage bourbon from ‘70s & early ‘80s (and a couple from the ‘90s)

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by ERPark
October 4th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Vintage bourbon from ‘70s & early ‘80s (and a couple from the ‘90s)
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Vintage bourbon from ‘70s & early ‘80s (and a couple from the ‘90s)

Greetings WBers! Lucked out and stumbled upon a decent stash of “dusties” from the ‘70s, ‘80s and a couple from the ‘90s. All the bottles from the ‘70s and ‘80s have tax strips, with bottle dates discernible on the bottom of the glass (except for the Cream of Kentucky). Now a note about my pricing. ...
by ERPark
October 4th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 55
Views: 1012

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

e chin wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 11:09 pm
Monday's are booked for me till the end of the year.
What’d you do this time that has made your wife ground you?
by ERPark
October 1st, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?

$110 for essentially 12 year old Macallan (the Veuve Clicquot of Scotch) Many of the single cask offering from K&L are 't-spooned' from another distillery and are technically not single malts. This offering appears to be a single cask, single malt and I've known David OG for, well, forever (he and ...
by ERPark
September 28th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3415
Views: 185514

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Made my first ever “dusties” score, and boy was it a doozy. Still sifting through everything, but bottle dates are from mid 70s to late 90s. Concentrated mostly in late 70s to early 80s, so tax stamps galore! Got a fair amount of multiples, so will be posting some in Commerce Corner soon to share wi...
by ERPark
September 28th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 55
Views: 1012

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

I’m available for these right now.
by ERPark
September 23rd, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dinner in Oakland
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Re: Dinner in Oakland

I’ve been to Oakland more times than I can count. I’ll walk, use BART or Uber to get around. Downtown, Rockridge, Mosswood, Piedmont, etc. al good. Just curious on new places to try. Doesn’t have to be high end. For instance, where in Chinatown would you go for dim sum and is there a good Sichuan p...
by ERPark
September 23rd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dinner in Oakland
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Re: Dinner in Oakland

How did I miss this thread??!! While Oakland isn’t a metropolis, it’s not a small town either. The area by the airport is a food desert, besides In N Out, compared to what’s in the Rockridge district or even downtown. Where you’re staying, where you are willing to venture to (Oakland still has its d...
by ERPark
September 17th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 1578

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

I’ll be there!
by ERPark
September 16th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 32667

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Costco Business Centers will almost always have skin on pork belly available right next to the skinless version. No bone-in option, though.
by ERPark
September 14th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 2158

Re: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions

ScottieV wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Get a bottle of Blanton’s or others that have a dump date on your birthday.
Blanton’s brand started in 1984.

Getting a birth year bottle from 1969 is the likelier route to success.
by ERPark
September 12th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17997

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Too many posers already in this thread...... neener

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by ERPark
September 12th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17997

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Anyone read the mailer from MacDonald? I for one will try to avoid any products from Constellation forever. Alex told me the story while we rode around playing golf a couple weeks ago. Had the ‘16 and ‘17 from bottle side by side at the 19th hole afterwards. ‘16 is SOOOOOO good. ‘17 is tasty but st...
by ERPark
September 12th, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 4493

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Been away from board for a bit. I’m in for this.
by ERPark
August 31st, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Wow, quite the memory! Yes, I did have some form of “golfer’s elbow” awhile back. Doctor referred me to a physical therapist, who advised I needed to do some strengthening exercises that differed from my occasional gym routine. Pain subsequently went away. Golf game still in need of some work, but m...
by ERPark
August 31st, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Ed Steinway wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 8:11 am
I grew up playing Green Hills, in Millbrae, which is very similar. Apologies for the thread drift!

Ed
Played GHCC a few times. Reminds me a fair bit of Peninsula CC just a few towns south of there.
by ERPark
August 31st, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Nice course. Played it once as a teenager. Not a lot of flat lies, from what I remember.

Ed
Yep, plenty of opportunity to practice every manner of non-flat lies on basically every hole.
by ERPark
August 31st, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

David Baum wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 10:20 pm
I only got to play with Alex twice this month. #humblebrag #61kallday #thxforthe3literAlex
What’d you think of the 2017, though?

[snort.gif]
by ERPark
August 30th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

Unfortunately, wasn’t Augusta National!

We played at Sequoyah CC in Oakland.
by ERPark
August 30th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1723

19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

So after an afternoon of some challenging golf at my club, was blessed to have one Alex MacDonald provide bottles of his (and of course his brother Graeme’s) 2016 and 2017 vintages as post-round libations. Both bottles had been double decanted for almost 24 hours prior. The 2016 reminded me a lot of...
by ERPark
August 30th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174839

Re: Official Costco Thread

That's insane! The reason is probably it was their last bottle. I've bought wines at 50% off the lowest local competitor, but it was always the last bottle they had. It really is! And you're spot on - guy told me they were discontinuing it and had a couple left so they reduced the price. But man......
by ERPark
August 28th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3415
Views: 185514

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Got intro’ed to a secret little hideaway of a bar in San Francisco last night. Surprised to see bottles of Old Fitzgerald 13 year BIB, Weller CYPB and Old Forester Birthday available, and at very reasonable pricing to boot. Felt like the OFBB was off, as it was almost empty and the flavor was harshe...
by ERPark
August 28th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden
Replies: 29
Views: 2364

Re: Harlan Estate - 2016 The Maiden

I recall someone saying American wine is better than French wine. This person is renowned for having impeccable taste in everything. So Harlan is easily better than any French wine from Hot Brian.......
by ERPark
August 26th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3796

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

it's the best national fast food item I can think of. My in laws are picking up my daughter from school tomorrow so my wife and I are going to have a dinner date. She texted me and asked if we could get Popeyes and eat the sandwich there instead of doing take out due to the kid. I might even splurg...
by ERPark
August 26th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3796

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

AlexS wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 11:01 am
ERPark wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 9:07 am
So I went on a bit of an odyssey thru southeastern Atlanta this past Wednesday afternoon, in my quest to have the Popeyes chicken sando
Dude, you lost me at "sando"
Reedin’ be tuff fo you cheesebillies....... cheesehead
by ERPark
August 26th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16306
Views: 422241

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Just reupped my Ambassadors of Sour membership for 2020 with The Rare Barrel.
by ERPark
August 26th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3796

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

So I went on a bit of an odyssey thru southeastern Atlanta this past Wednesday afternoon, in my quest to have the Popeyes chicken sando before my flight out of Hartsfield Jackson. The first Popeyes I tried was on Tara Blvd in Jonesboro. They were out of both of the chicken sandos, as well as the jam...
by ERPark
August 24th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167292

Re: Steak Porn

According to the LA Times, Costco will no longer sell ribeye cap steaks: https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2019-08-21/costco-ribeye-caps-meat Well don’t go telling him about Flannery. Those are hard enough to get. Two Costcos I went to today didn’t get the memo. I’m guessing that this is an edict ...
by ERPark
August 18th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 2300

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

I confirmed for 9 ppl with the owner this evening. He can accommodate additional people, but he has to order and prep for at least 9, and will charge accordingly.
by ERPark
August 16th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 2300

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

I need to provide the owner the number of attendees there will be. Please note that if you have indicated you are attending, then cancel the day of, the restaurant will still charge the group for your place. It’s their policy when doing a prix-fixe menu in their private space. Doc Dan, I’ll let the ...
by ERPark
August 11th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 2300

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

You should be good, Craig. Can probably get 16 folks in there without feeling crowded.
by ERPark
August 11th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 2300

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

OK, you gals and guys are confirmed for Yuzu on Tuesday, Aug 20th at 6:30PM. Unfortunately, I’ve been scheduled to be out of town that day, but will stay in contact with the owner to finalize final headcount of WBers attending. Please take me off the attendee list........ [cray.gif]
by ERPark
August 9th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174839

Re: Official Costco Thread

Grabbed a case for everyday drinking, and another case to stash away for a few years.......

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by ERPark
August 9th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 2300

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

There’s usually a grilled organic Jidori chicken as one of the apps, so some red burg could also be in play. Plus, the chef/proprietor is always provided pours, and he has a varied palate like any good WBer would have....... champagne.gif
by ERPark
August 9th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 2300

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

No sake, please. The owner of Yuzu has a side business exporting/importing wines into Japan. They have a good-sized list of sake, so let’s focus on wine, please. I’ll reach out to the owner and confirm here shortly that the private room will be available to us on the 20th. Will also advise the owner...

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