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by LMD Ermitaño
September 17th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I'd like to thank you LMD for introducing me to Aberlour A'bunadh. It's become one of my favorites and judging from how it disappears off of the shelves, must be very popular. Happy to know you got to enjoy something I posted about! Absolutely my pleasure. I recall the first time I got to try the A...
by LMD Ermitaño
September 17th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706511

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just a few to try out:

1995 & 1996 Daniel Rion VR Les Chaumes
1995 J. Roty Charmes Chambertin TVV
1993 de Vogüé Bonnes Mares
by LMD Ermitaño
September 17th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Last night’s nightcap - as good as ever. My eldest (the only one of my children that likes whisky) likes it a lot. I've always loved the Highland Park 18. The Oban 14 is a heck of a burner bottle. [cheers.gif] Yup, the Highland 18 is a house favourite. Definitely the Oban 14 is a good anytime whisk...
by LMD Ermitaño
September 14th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Got this inexpensive one as a “burner bottle” (i.e., a bottle that one can drink anytime without giving a thought - I recently learned the term from my eldest son while discussing inexpensive yet decent whiskies). I’d had it before in a bar stopping off after dinner with a lot of wine; so didn’t rem...
by LMD Ermitaño
September 13th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Well done Noel. I’m reading a very interesting article about the ‘Pepsi crown’ scandal, what a massive debacle-I can’t believe I’ve never heard about it before. I remember the general story; but only really because of 2 things: 1. When the Pepsi bottling/distribution rights for the Philippines were...
by LMD Ermitaño
September 13th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1641
Views: 87736

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 10:37 am
Your pics are enough to get me on a plane to Manila, damnit!

Masarap ang pagkain!
Just say when.

I didn’t include the photo below of the appetizers because I didn’t cook them; but...
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by LMD Ermitaño
September 13th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

6 bottles for 6 people for Sunday lunch in anticipation of my 2nd son’s birthday on Monday (a work day, he asked it be held today so his girlfriend could attend and get home before the Metro Manila quarantine related curfew). 6A6FC1F5-524F-46F9-B101-E552C3182DEB.jpeg 3 bottles of 2008 Delamotte Blan...
by LMD Ermitaño
September 13th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1641
Views: 87736

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Made the starter and main course for Sunday lunch at home today. EAF16EC5-6EAC-411D-8196-7FC203E5E716.jpeg Seared foie gras with onion marmalade (under) and a reduction made from some of the pairing ‘90 Yquem, foie fat, balsamic vinegar, a little molasses & wild honey. 3BC34E5A-F5C7-489B-BEA3-742002...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 29th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1641
Views: 87736

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 8:27 am
Laughed audibly at “turns very dark such that the crust can look burnt.”

Buddy, I feel your pain on that one, as I post everything on Instagram :) #ICookedItPerfectly
Understandably so. I mean, it’s not like one could prove all possible doubters wrong, no?
by LMD Ermitaño
August 29th, 2020, 1:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 105
Views: 4760

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

Of all the bottles I’ve opened since the March Metro Manila lockdown (and there have been a lot), the one that has been the most stunning, hands down, has been the 1964 Bodegas Franco-Españolas Excelso Gran Reserva night before last over dinner at home. I got it (among others) from the winery’s libr...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 28th, 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1641
Views: 87736

Re: What did you cook tonight?

I cooked the main course last night: D56DCF8F-B04F-4A98-A72E-9CB3C8A8849A.jpeg Pan-seared duck breasts (dry rub of 5-Spice, sea salt, pepper, and orange & lemon zest)... 13BAC516-2FBB-4A0B-9982-F276DC93A8F2.jpeg ...and pan-seared foie gras. The accompanying sauce I made from the duck fond/drippings...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 28th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1641
Views: 87736

Re: What did you cook tonight?

I cooked the main course last night: D56DCF8F-B04F-4A98-A72E-9CB3C8A8849A.jpeg Pan-seared duck breasts (dry rub of 5-Spice, sea salt, pepper, and orange & lemon zest)... 13BAC516-2FBB-4A0B-9982-F276DC93A8F2.jpeg ...and pan-seared foie gras. The accompanying sauce I made from the duck fond/drippings,...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 28th, 2020, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With dinner at home last night with the wife, 3 sons & my wife’s sister: a couple of bottles of ‘08 Delamotte BdB (for apéritif), a ‘05 Domaine Faiveley Corton Charlemagne (for the starter), and, a ‘98 Domaine François Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Grands Epenots & a ‘64 Bodegas Franco-Españolas Gran ...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 25th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Last night’s nightcap - as good as ever. My eldest (the only one of my children that likes whisky) likes it a lot.
by LMD Ermitaño
August 25th, 2020, 12:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706511

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some more bottles of:

2008 Delamotte BdB
Pierre Peters L'Esprit 2014 BdB
1998 François Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens.
by LMD Ermitaño
August 20th, 2020, 2:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Almost polished off this Old Pulteney 12 last night - it was dark and stormy; so had some with a go-to cigar at my front porch. 744EBA97-2915-4F27-BFFC-505C80044856.jpeg Got these just an hour ago. I’ve had (and liked) the Highland Park 18 before; not yet the Aberfeldy 16. 8952C165-D5C8-4D5A-AC1C-C9...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 20th, 2020, 2:08 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 855
Views: 31690

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Old reliable Montecristo 4, consistently good, hardly ever a tight draw/plugged one. Am working my way through a box at home. Had one last (dark & stormy) night.
by LMD Ermitaño
August 16th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 80
Views: 8748

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Have been enjoying Montaraz Único jamón Ibérico de bellota gran reserva at home lately for pica-pica time. Fattier than my previous house jamón de bellota (Carrasco Guijuelo - both are 100% Ibérico); but, somehow, not ponderous on the palate. Sold in Metro Manila (by Terry’s Selection) at the equiva...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 15th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With last night’s pica-pica:
by LMD Ermitaño
August 13th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706511

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Several bottles of 2014 Pierre Peters L'Esprit Blanc de Blancs just to try out; and a few more 1998 Domaine Francois Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots.
by LMD Ermitaño
August 9th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

For this Sunday dinner.

For apéritif:
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With dinner (pan-grilled herbed lamb chops):
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by LMD Ermitaño
August 7th, 2020, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706511

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I had the 2008 a couple of times over the last year and a half. It is very enjoyable now but my guess is that it will improve a good bit. I am holding mine for them to get more age. The 2012 I would hold. Very promising but very young. It would not be a disaster to drink it but it will get a lot be...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 3rd, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706511

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

The 2008 is fabulous (as is the 2012) [winner.gif] Good to know; thanks, Howard. Delamotte BdB (both NV & vintage) are pretty regular buys for me; but I don’t recall having tried their ‘08 yet. I trust you mean it’s already drinking enjoyably even now? I had the 2008 a couple of times over the last...
by LMD Ermitaño
August 2nd, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706511

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some 1999 & 2008 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs. The 2008 is fabulous (as is the 2012) [winner.gif] Good to know; thanks, Howard. Delamotte BdB (both NV & vintage) are pretty regular buys for me; but I don’t recall having tried their ‘08 yet. I trust you mean it’s already drinking enjoyably even now?
by LMD Ermitaño
August 2nd, 2020, 1:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706511

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some 1999 & 2008 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs.
by LMD Ermitaño
August 1st, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Dinner tonight was pick-up from a nearby Italian restaurant - simple & comforting - the wines too: 2019 Forchir Pinot Grigio “Lamis”, and, 2013 Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione (decanted for aeration for 2 hours before pouring).
by LMD Ermitaño
July 31st, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With dinner at home last night (Miyazaki A5 chateaubriand tournados Rossini):
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With dessert (plum cake):
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by LMD Ermitaño
July 31st, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2306
Views: 197656

Re: Steak Porn

Finished off the last of the slab of Miyazaki A5 chateaubriand last night, with the rest of the foie gras as well, as a makeshift tournados Rossini (substituted the truffles with porcini; and vintage port for the madeira). 10C69AF0-8E56-4A53-AEED-07493D3E60C6.jpeg B0276A8A-13DB-41E8-9F2B-30D88FFCE61...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 30th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Finished the last of a bottle of Old Pulteney 17 Years a few nights ago; so, passed by the nearby liquor shop (where I had purchased it) for another. Out of stock, unfortunately. Got a bottle of the 12 Years just to try out - anyway, if I don’t like it, my eldest son would likely drink it. Tried a b...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 27th, 2020, 11:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706511

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Picked these up to see where they’re at now, and if worth buying more. Have you tried the LMHB yet? I have a single bottle left and thinking it might be time to check in this fall or winter. Yup, I opened it during dinner of the 31st May 2020. With aeration in decanter for around 1 hour & 45 minute...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 26th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Really enjoyed this bottle. Must get more.
by LMD Ermitaño
July 25th, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

From last night at home.

With pica-picas of terrine of duck foie gras; and escargots à la bourguignonne:
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With dinner of Algerian couscous:
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by LMD Ermitaño
July 16th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2306
Views: 197656

Re: Steak Porn

This past Sunday, woke up noontime after a Zoom drinking session that ended at 5am. Made a quick run for a Miyazaki A5 chateaubriand slab (a little over 2 kilos), had them slice it up, and used the equivalent of around half the slab to cook Sunday dinner at home. I wanted to make tournados Rossini;...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 16th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2306
Views: 197656

Re: Steak Porn

This past Sunday, woke up noontime after a Zoom drinking session that ended at 5am. Made a quick run for a Miyazaki A5 chateaubriand slab (a little over 2 kilos), had them slice it up, and used the equivalent of around half the slab to cook Sunday dinner at home. I wanted to make tournados Rossini; ...
by LMD Ermitaño
July 12th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Sunday dinner this evening.
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Aperos & pica-pica.
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Dinner proper.
by LMD Ermitaño
June 23rd, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

[worship.gif] Glendronach does some really, really good stuff, especially if it’s been finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Went deep on a few cases of the 19 year single cask from 1995........ 47DFD6A5-EC36-40C5-88BB-4468AE73FE54.jpeg Sounds good! Found some via winesearcher - offered in London ...
by LMD Ermitaño
June 22nd, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Glendronach does some really, really good stuff, especially if it’s been finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Went deep on a few cases of the 19 year single cask from 1995........ 47DFD6A5-EC36-40C5-88BB-4468AE73FE54.jpeg Sounds good! Found some via winesearcher - offered in London at the equiva...
by LMD Ermitaño
June 22nd, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Picked this up yesterday out of curiosity, thinking my eldest would like it. He, apparently, knew about it; but hadn’t tried it yet - seemed quite excited; so I was pleased. Had some with him after dinner: lots of Sherry character, for sure, with pronounced dusty old wood notes, chocolate, slight sm...
by LMD Ermitaño
June 15th, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2141

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

Probably Ribera del Duero because:

1. The language isn't an issue;
2. I love the food & wine in Spain in general; and,
3. Pretty easy drives to Madrid, Segovia, Salamanca, etc. for when I get bored at home.
by LMD Ermitaño
June 7th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 97
Views: 8768

Re: Japanese Whiskey

When my eldest got home from work that night*(Tuesday), I told him I had gotten him a bottle of the Yamazaki 12. After dinner, I asked him if was going to try it out; and he replied he’d try it on Friday night as it was a weeknight. I told him one shot wouldn’t hurt; so we both had a bit. BD9F0378-...
by LMD Ermitaño
June 1st, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With dinner at home last night, Sunday the 31st May 2020, with the wife & 3 sons. Kumusta. How was the Mission HB? Thinking if I should wait few more years. Mabuti naman, salamat. In a nutshell, unlike (sadly) many Bdx these days, it was right up my alley, in that it was refined, classically lined,...
by LMD Ermitaño
June 1st, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With dinner at home last night, Sunday the 31st May 2020, with the wife & 3 sons. Very nice! How was the CdC? I'm holding on to one more bottle and would love your impressions Hi. This was a magnum, by the way. I’ve had 3 over the past 3 months (2 of which from the same batch I opened at home durin...
by LMD Ermitaño
June 1st, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With dinner at home last night, Sunday the 31st May 2020, with the wife & 3 sons.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 25th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12318
Views: 466957

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

With luganighe & mushrooms rigatoni (wine decanted 2 hours for aeration).
by LMD Ermitaño
May 24th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52151

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

Had a friend stop by for some social distancing cigar smoking on the patio today and went a little nutty. Among a lot of great bourbon, some Balvenie 30 and Highland Park 25. Both exceptional, the Balvenie has the slight edge in my mind Nice! The Balvenie 30 I like a lot. I have yet to try the High...
by LMD Ermitaño
May 22nd, 2020, 1:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14418
Views: 706511

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some 1999 Dom Pérignon & 1999 Col d'Orcia BdM Pogio al Vento Riserva (magnum format).
by LMD Ermitaño
May 18th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1641
Views: 87736

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Spaghetti with Small Asian Shore Crab Roe (“taba ng talangka”) & Scallops.
by LMD Ermitaño
May 17th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Graciano?
Replies: 24
Views: 1066

Re: Graciano?

Bodegas Contino (part of the CVNE group) has been making graciano based wine for many, many years. Try the ones made during the time of Jesús de Madrazo (left in mid 2017).
by LMD Ermitaño
May 15th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Definition of Everyday Wines - "Daily Drinkers"
Replies: 93
Views: 3437

Re: Definition of Everyday Wines - "Daily Drinkers"

Due to reasons of health (acid reflux; and, I’m hypertensive - the latter runs in my family) and weight (I’m, admittedly, a bit vain), I no longer drink wine everyday. That said, like many who have responded, what bottle(s) I open mainly depends on what the food is. As regards price, for an everyday...
by LMD Ermitaño
May 10th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 80
Views: 8748

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

I got more of Carrasco Ibéricos’ hand-sliced jamón Ibérico. I have a new house jamón. Luscious stuff.

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