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by Chris Foley
December 7th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 41
Views: 1391

Re: Scrambled eggs

About a teaspoon of water per egg helps emulsify the yolk into the albumen for a more uniform mixture. I only use a fork, not a whisk, to avoid over-working it. I cook them in a non stick sauté pan at a medium low heat and spread 1/8 to 1/4 tsp of butter or olive oil in the pan before adding the egg...
by Chris Foley
December 3rd, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 799
Views: 39150

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Total Wine has used this as an excuse to raise prices on much of their Bordeaux, regardless of vintage. They started with a 25% increase on all 2016s already on the shelf as well as new arrivals. A week later the increase included 2015 bottles at a somewhat lower percentage, and now includes a major...
by Chris Foley
October 28th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 72
Views: 3030

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

My youngest brother's wife makes cheese in Maine: https://lakinsgorgescheese.com/
Her newest cheese, Rockweed, won an award at the Big E this year.
by Chris Foley
October 26th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone going dry on Monday for Prohibition?
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Anyone going dry on Monday for Prohibition?

I hope that its not a thing.
by Chris Foley
September 10th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 2403

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Are you storing them near other fruit like bananas? Some fruits emit gasses that do speed up the ripening process. Store avos alone to let them naturally ripen. Especially in the wintertime I put them in a bag with a couple bananas so they will ripen within a couple days. If they take much longer t...
by Chris Foley
September 3rd, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau de Lamarque, Haut Medoc - Classic, Excellent QPR
Replies: 25
Views: 1087

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau de Lamarque, Haut Medoc - Classic, Excellent QPR

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 8:46 am
Our lexicon might be different,
...
Greenness in my notes is usually designated by the term vegetal, or more specifically green pepper or green bean if I think they apply.
The 1988 Ch. de Fieuzal I drank recently was way into the green bean spectrum.
by Chris Foley
September 3rd, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau de Lamarque, Haut Medoc - Classic, Excellent QPR
Replies: 25
Views: 1087

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau de Lamarque, Haut Medoc - Classic, Excellent QPR

Two of your descriptors are consistent with herbaceousness: tobacco and forest floor.
This seems like a wine I should look more closely at too since I already buy a lot at TW, although its $27 in my area.
by Chris Foley
August 25th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 24
Views: 2011

Re: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil

John Chapman wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 4:31 pm
This year for some reason the basil has flourished.
...
You still have too much John?
I'm just across the river.
by Chris Foley
August 25th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 24
Views: 2011

Re: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil

Sherbet/Sorbet! I’ve done the Sorbet by making a simple syrup (3C water, 3C sugar) then adding basil leaves (2-3C packed) to the hot liquid and steeping them for about 10 minutes at a low simmer. Press out the solids through cheesecloth and let the liquid fall into a sheet pan. Freeze, then scrape ...
by Chris Foley
August 20th, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 1987

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

I'll go with the boneless "ribs". At least with mixed vegetables you can create additional variety.
Just think of the hours spent every day, pondering the evening's vegetable selection: "Hmm, maybe this time I'll pick out the corn and save it for another meal."
by Chris Foley
August 15th, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Cali Cabs Bdx blends Mon Sept 30th Avert West Hartford
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Cali Cabs Hartford Ct September

I drink Bordeaux nearly every day. A slight change of pace won't do me any harm. :D
by Chris Foley
August 14th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Cali Cabs Bdx blends Mon Sept 30th Avert West Hartford
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Cali Cabs Hartford Ct September

I might be able to sneak away from work for this. Later in the month is a little better for me.
My cellar isn't too deep with California wines but I do have 4 different 2014 Cabs/Bdx blends, all from the same producer.
by Chris Foley
August 8th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3514

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

I admit to being flavor curious.
by Chris Foley
August 1st, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: High Tanin Acidity Wine
Replies: 21
Views: 1894

Re: High Tanin Acidity Wine

... For reds, I would definitely suggest getting some Nebbiolo. Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo and Vietti Perbacco are two nice values. You might even find Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco in that range, or at least very close to it. Also, Travaglini Gattinara. All of these will have lots of acidit...
by Chris Foley
July 25th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4752

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

We could invite Dennis back. Being from NJ I doubt he's lost his edge after hanging out at CT for the last couple years. [stirthepothal.gif]
by Chris Foley
July 14th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1795

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

Is that what the youngsters call boofing?
by Chris Foley
July 12th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1364

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

... and indoor growing is a terrible drain on electricity ... LED technology makes indoor growing very efficient. Compared to the old technology, yes. Compared to the sun, not at all. Even LEDs use a lot of electricity when you're talking about large scale operations. I bet electricity for lighting...
by Chris Foley
July 12th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1364

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

Doug Schulman wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 1:40 pm
...
and indoor growing is a terrible drain on electricity
...
LED technology makes indoor growing very efficient.
by Chris Foley
July 12th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1364

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

... You can probably get four crops of cannabis per year ... I don't think so. Cannabis depends on change in length of daylight to initiate flowering. So really one crop per year. I don't believe the auto flower varieties are all that viable from a commercial perspective. Indoors you might squeeze ...
by Chris Foley
July 11th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1795

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

I voted Bordeaux because I drink Bordeaux with food nearly every day.
by Chris Foley
July 4th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7191

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Waay too political...
by Chris Foley
July 2nd, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7191

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Glycerin (glycerol) is a higher alcohol if I'm not mistaken.
by Chris Foley
June 28th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2931

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

YLee wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:49 am
Chris Foley wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:00 am
1990 or 2000 Chateau Margaux.
I will sell you my 2000 chateau Margaux. [dance-clap.gif]
Can you wait until I have $1000 for the stated purpose? Unless someone is handing out Grover Clevelands it will be a while.
by Chris Foley
June 28th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2931

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:57 am

Looks to be just over a grand. :(
I might make Ben an offer anyway.
by Chris Foley
June 28th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2931

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

I’d take 1986 Mouton over 1990 Latour. And it can be found for $1k or less. I also thought about '86 Mouton which is one of my bucket list wines, but stories I've heard about bottle variation make it less desirable to me than the '90 Margaux. Cellaraiders has a bottle of the Margaux right now for j...
by Chris Foley
June 28th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2931

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

1990 or 2000 Chateau Margaux.
by Chris Foley
June 27th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 84
Views: 6544

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Charlie Carnes wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 10:52 am
I've always called myself an entremanure!
That must be similar to a kindasewer.
by Chris Foley
June 24th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 7438

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

I couldn't get her interested in either the Berserkerfest or the gardens.
So that means if I come it will be solo like last time unless someone else from the Hartford area wants to carpool.
by Chris Foley
June 24th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Value BDX Futures / Farming Technique
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: 2018 Value BDX Futures / Farming Technique

Larose-Trintaudon has been Biodynamic for a number of years already.
by Chris Foley
June 22nd, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 7438

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

I've started talking to my wife about the PepsiCo sculpture gardens in the hopes she will agree to a day trip in White Plains on 7/27.
by Chris Foley
June 12th, 2019, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2711

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Stupid poll.
I never drink wine to "chill out and destress after a shitty day."
by Chris Foley
May 28th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range
Replies: 18
Views: 1882

Re: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 3:24 pm
...
Talbot
...
If you like classic left bank Claret, the 2014 Ch. Talbot is a must buy IMO - but it's the only vintage that you're likely to find for less than $50.
by Chris Foley
May 27th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range
Replies: 18
Views: 1882

Re: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range

Lilian Ladouys
Meyney
Senejac
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou
Pagodes de Cos
Dame de Montrose

edited to add - for 2015 in particular:
Siran
Labegorce
du Tertre
Cantenac Brown
by Chris Foley
May 27th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
Replies: 9
Views: 2799

Re: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park

There's a nice botanical garden near Boothbay Harbor, on the way up the coast.
by Chris Foley
May 27th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who’s the reddest of red Bordeaux :)
Replies: 17
Views: 1418

Re: Who’s the reddest of red Bordeaux :)

I think, of the left bank appellations, Margaux is more likely to show a red fruit profile.
by Chris Foley
March 11th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 10654

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

I just opened my last bottle of EVOO from the previous order so I'm good for a few more weeks. :)
I think the winter weather may have finally broken in the NE so it should be safe to ship this way soon.
by Chris Foley
February 6th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pichon Baron Vertical: Sun May 5th Avert West Htfd: 2 spots open
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Any interest in a Pichon Baron Vertical in Ct ?

I'll be happy to contribute a bottle of 2014 if there's enough interest to have it in/near Hartford.
by Chris Foley
December 12th, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 57
Views: 2599

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

These are not in order of preference, but in order of quantity currently in my cellar: Producer Bottles Château Talbot 30 Château Lilian Ladouys 24 Château Marsac Séguineau 23 Château Lanessan 20 Château Sénéjac 17 Château La Cardonne 16 Domaine de Chevalier 14 Château Cantemerle 13 Château Cantenac...
by Chris Foley
November 29th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 7182

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

I'm happy paying $45 at Total Wine.
by Chris Foley
November 29th, 2018, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 7182

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

Marc Frontario wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 5:22 am
Alfert....just backfill as many '82 Talbot as possible! Stay focused here!!!
Right now you can get 3:1 of the 2014 vs. 1982. Its excellent now and bound to get better with age. No barnyard but enough tobacco leaf to make you happy. [cheers.gif]
by Chris Foley
November 29th, 2018, 4:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 7182

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

Here is my end comment: Classic never goes out of style. Have you tried the '14 Talbot yet? I have not, but did buy it - three. I bought pretty broadly in this vintage, mostly in 3 packs depending on the wine. Some I tried, and then grabbed more. Is this one I should grab more? Open one now and the...
by Chris Foley
November 28th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 7182

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Here is my end comment: Classic never goes out of style.
Have you tried the '14 Talbot yet?
by Chris Foley
October 30th, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: NY Wineries Sued.....
Replies: 18
Views: 1130

Re: WS: NY Wineries Sued.....

Seems like computer monitor and smartphone manufacturers are the problem.
Until they make screens braille capable what's a winery supposed to do?
by Chris Foley
October 28th, 2018, 4:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 5224

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

b. c@stner wrote:
October 27th, 2018, 1:43 pm
It's palate, not palette :)

Any French wine drinker knows the difference...
[highfive.gif]
by Chris Foley
October 24th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An Alternative Vino-Universe where Leve and Alfert agree on a Bordeaux
Replies: 10
Views: 628

Re: An Alternative Vino-Universe where Leve and Alfert agree on a Bordeaux

I'm getting my '14 Lanessan and Potensac both from Total Wine. I have to pay $27 for the Potensac but the $18 price for the Lanessan makes up for it.
by Chris Foley
October 20th, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Chateau Montrose 2nd Wine...Le Dame de Montrose
Replies: 23
Views: 1651

Re: 2010 Chateau Montrose 2nd Wine...Le Dame de Montrose

There's no comparison between the '14 and the '10. $35 is a fair price for the '14 and $55 is a bargain for the '10.
by Chris Foley
October 17th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekly Wine Consumption Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 1324

Re: Weekly Wine Consumption Poll

I drink wine nearly every evening, and rarely drink any other alcohol. My wife's consumption is 10% or less of mine. Cellartracker says I Drank or Removed more than 300 bottles in 2016 and in 2017, so around 6 bottles per week on average, but that does include wine shared with friends and family. A ...

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