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by JDavisRoby
September 21st, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 77
Views: 3009

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Not a retailer, but Herman Story release notes from Russ From are fantastic.
by JDavisRoby
September 21st, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1033

Re: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?

When I was first getting serious about wine I was a member of Uncorked Ventures. As someone wanting to get into wine beyond my limited local wine shop it was a good option.

https://www.uncorkedventures.com/

I actually was introduced to Patricia Green by this club. 2013 Durant Pinot.
by JDavisRoby
September 20th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: WTF happened to my scotch?
Replies: 19
Views: 568

Re: WTF happened to my scotch?

Need to try Rusty Nail, Penicillin or a Rob Roy for a few good scotch based cocktails.
by JDavisRoby
September 20th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

I enjoy Zin with burgers. Stand up to the fatty meat, condiments and dressings slathered on.

I also like to serve it a touch cool as well.
by JDavisRoby
September 19th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 2535

Re: Chateau Montelena no red wine produced in 2020

MatthewT wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Guessing answer is NO but do some winery's have insurance for this kind of thing?
Not sure about wineries. But, I would hope the vineyards have crop insurance that covers the winery not purchasing their fruit.
by JDavisRoby
September 17th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 2779

Re: Ooni Discussion

I have found that a wood (better yet - composite) peel is best for placing the pizza and a metal one best for removing it. I've found a metal peel much too sticky with the raw dough (too much flour required) and the wood is harder to get under the finished or partially finished pizza without pushin...
by JDavisRoby
September 16th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.

I stamped right into the wood. I have pine racks from Wine Racks of America and they’re very soft. So you have to be careful not to punch it too hard. They are visible enough to be seen but not obtrusive at all. Which is the look I was going for in this scenario.
by JDavisRoby
September 16th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.

I also bought a letter punch set on Amazon and hammered in the “bin” aka column labels into the face of the racking. So F03 is right on the rack. Makes it very easy. I have not done barcoding. The wife hasn’t lifted her side eye for that yet. A letter punch set is an ingenious idea. I am browsing A...
by JDavisRoby
September 16th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.

I spent a lot of time contemplating this myself. I opted to label my racks with letters (A-G) and my columns within those walls 01-10. So, my “bins” in CT are Wall/Column (i.e. F03 (I use a 0 in front of all single digits otherwise the bins won’t be in order)) and will have up to ten different wines...
by JDavisRoby
September 15th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 2779

Re: Ooni Discussion

Does it matter if I use a wood or a metal peel? I have found that a wood (better yet - composite) peel is best for placing the pizza and a metal one best for removing it. I've found a metal peel much too sticky with the raw dough (too much flour required) and the wood is harder to get under the fin...
by JDavisRoby
September 15th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz buys Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 1775

Re: Heitz buys Burgess

A ‘77 Burgess for my wife’s 40th was my first foray into sourcing and pouring older wines on my own. All others to that point had been from friends cellars. It was a wonderful experience. Got me hooked on buying older wines and even buying all the older Burgess I could find at reasonable prices. Esp...
by JDavisRoby
September 14th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7805

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

I see few posts on this board about Full Pull. I dropped Garagiste in favor of FP. Wonder why it’s not talked about more? Regarding Full Pull, I think that they are an excellent resource for Seattle peeps. I've been tempted by a couple of FP offers, but I see more attractive pricing from Portland r...
by JDavisRoby
September 8th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 152
Views: 7805

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Great thread. A couple of my recent OR Chards consumed with some age: 2013 Array Cellars Dijon Clone Otis Harlan Vineyard (a ridiculous deal from Full Pull) - alive and great a week or so ago. 2016 Morgen Long Chardonnay Loubejac - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (4/24/2020) Clean, mineral-driven no...
by JDavisRoby
September 6th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2665

Re: Introducing Claudine Wines w/Special Offer

Hi Andrew, do you ship to Oklahoma?
by JDavisRoby
September 3rd, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is charcoal in short supply?
Replies: 36
Views: 1521

Re: Is charcoal in short supply?

This Frontier Charcoal states on the bag it was manufactured in Mexico and distributed by Royal Oak. So, a new (or, revived) Royal Oak brand?

I’ll give it a try for at least one cook and see how it does.
by JDavisRoby
September 2nd, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?
Replies: 34
Views: 1520

Re: Anyone else getting error messages going to WB?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 8:01 pm
Fixed!!
Like. 😀
by JDavisRoby
September 2nd, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Domaine Eden Chardonnay
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: 2016 Domaine Eden Chardonnay

The Edna Valley Chard is fantastic QPR Chardonnay. It’s a go to for me for sub-$25 white wine.
by JDavisRoby
September 2nd, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is charcoal in short supply?
Replies: 36
Views: 1521

Re: Is charcoal in short supply?

Any experience with Frontier Lump? It’s showed up in the local market where I normally buy Royal Oak. $13 for a 17lb bag. All reviews online at 5-7 years old.
by JDavisRoby
September 2nd, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wine Rewards Program - Seeking Feedback
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: Wine Rewards Program - Seeking Feedback

Landing a helicopter at Screagle?
by JDavisRoby
September 2nd, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Wine Rewards Program - Seeking Feedback
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: Wine Rewards Program - Seeking Feedback

Is this similar to Southwest Dining Rewards?
by JDavisRoby
August 31st, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3368

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Todd, you should be able to install a third party extension to open external links in a new window. But, you’ll need to make sure it works with the theme you have installed. PhpBB extensions used to be easy but as they and the general innerwebs have become more complex they are harder for non coding...
by JDavisRoby
August 29th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ICEOLOGY 101 - THE HUNT FOR CLEAR COCKTAIL ICE
Replies: 18
Views: 762

Re: ICEOLOGY 101 - THE HUNT FOR CLEAR COCKTAIL ICE

This is business based here in Oklahoma that sells clear ice cubes at local bottle shops. They also ship.

https://vaultice.com/
by JDavisRoby
August 29th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine 1980
Replies: 49
Views: 1374

Re: Birth Year Wine 1980

1982 is all about Bordeaux in my limited experience.

I’ve been searching for ‘80’s for a years. Gotten much more expensive the last few months. Bunch of people turning 40 this year, have time to hunt for them and they aren’t taking celebratory trips is my take.
by JDavisRoby
August 25th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1100

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

Sludge is a characteristic of French Press coffee. If your grinding course on a burr grinder you are right on that. After the plunge if you let is settle a bit and "decant" out of the press the first cup should be cleaner. This is one reason to go pour over or Aero Press (what I use every day now) ...
by JDavisRoby
August 23rd, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2328
Views: 198905

Re: Steak Porn

Didn’t get a picture but I tried something new tonight. Skirt steaks. Coffee & cayenne rub. Sat for a few hours after rubbing in pretty generously. Weber kettle (regular charcoal since still a shortage) with a baking steel that was blazing hot. Butter on the steel. Three minutes on each side. Served...
by JDavisRoby
August 23rd, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1100

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

Do you stir the grinds at any point in the brewing process? Yes, twice. Once after the water is added and again just before punch down. I only stir once water added. I would bet the second stir is causing your issues. I see others say not to stir at all. I find the stir make a more consistent cup w...
by JDavisRoby
August 22nd, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1100

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

Do you stir the grinds at any point in the brewing process?
by JDavisRoby
August 22nd, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Moccamaster 101 - advice for newbie please
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Moccamaster 101 - advice for newbie please

I would recommend you make sure you run de-scaler thru it every 150-180 brews depending upon on your water. I also recommend you tinker with grind size. I prefer a little coarser grind on my Moccamaster. I also like to keep the brew filter switch on shut for about 30 seconds once water hits the grin...
by JDavisRoby
August 21st, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns
Replies: 110
Views: 8304

Re: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns

Is this mowing towards Ridge & Mount Eden? Or, staying mainly west along the coast?
by JDavisRoby
August 20th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick pinot question...black tea!
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Re: Quick pinot question...black tea!

My wife finds black tea notes in some of Todd Hamina’s pinots. Most recently 2017 Noel. Can’t recall others but hopefully Todd can chime in. I am a bit surprised she doesn’t also get it from our wines, but Todd is another staunch user of stems. I do find it in Todd’s wines and ours more commonly in...
by JDavisRoby
August 19th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3368

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

I am a big fan of the like function. I run a private board that uses phpBB and we have the like feature and it is great. However, I have the dislike and thread rating feature turned off. That way the popularity contest is lessened a bit. Also, I read the board a ton but don’t always much to add. I ...
by JDavisRoby
August 19th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3368

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

I am a big fan of the like function. I run a private board that uses phpBB and we have the like feature and it is great. However, I have the dislike and thread rating feature turned off. That way the popularity contest is lessened a bit. Also, I read the board a ton but don’t always much to add. I w...
by JDavisRoby
August 18th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick pinot question...black tea!
Replies: 15
Views: 951

Re: Quick pinot question...black tea!

My wife finds black tea notes in some of Todd Hamina’s pinots. Most recently 2017 Noel. Can’t recall others but hopefully Todd can chime in.
by JDavisRoby
August 18th, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us
Replies: 27
Views: 1892

Re: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us

jrozes wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 3:38 pm
NAC is a glutathione precursor that's well studied, well tolerated and inexpensive. Take it an hour before overindulging. Vitamin C may help as well by boosting blood glutathione levels.
I take NAC somewhat regularly. Recommend to be good for liver and brain cell function.
by JDavisRoby
August 17th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 580
Views: 40623

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Thanks Megan, I have no doubt you’ll take care of me! Thank you for the response.

I think part of why I missed was I saw the email, meant to review against what I’d already bought (because the sounded familiar but couldn’t remember) and then didn’t go back until it was too late.
by JDavisRoby
August 17th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 580
Views: 40623

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Have folks bought from the terroir emails Marcus has sent out? I keep missing the deadline. I don’t recall seeing any discussion about these bottles but I may have missed it.
by JDavisRoby
August 17th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)
Replies: 15
Views: 662

Re: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)

John Morris wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 8:47 pm
JDavisRoby wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 8:11 pm
What are the price points on the ESJ’s?
You'd have to read the winery's website.
Thank you for taking the extra time to teach me to fish rather than handing me some simple filets.
by JDavisRoby
August 16th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)
Replies: 15
Views: 662

Re: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)

What are the price points on the ESJ’s?
by JDavisRoby
August 12th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's a fair resolution to a shipping snaffu?
Replies: 27
Views: 1655

Re: What's a fair resolution to a shipping snaffu?

I think the lesson during these times is clear: don't have anything shipped if a delay would be disastrous. Period. This 100x. Been mentioned on some other threads, too. I’m surprised that retailers don’t mention it, but I am also surprised that people are surprised snafus in shipping are happening...
by JDavisRoby
August 11th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glass Wine Cellar against plaster / brick exterior wall
Replies: 27
Views: 1714

Re: Glass Wine Cellar against plaster / brick exterior wall

I used Wine Racks of America and had a great experience.
by JDavisRoby
August 11th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 226
Views: 15348

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

I had Syrah and Grenache in my allocation this morning but when I went to order tonight they were sold out. Main wines I wanted. Still did some chenin and Zin.
by JDavisRoby
July 28th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is charcoal in short supply?
Replies: 36
Views: 1521

Re: Is charcoal in short supply?

Count me in the camp that doesn’t like the Cowboy brand. I didn’t think much about HD being out of Royal Oak on Independence Day weekend but a quick stock check on their all tells me they are out locally. Interesting.

Might have to hit the speciality stores as I just used my last bit this weekend.
by JDavisRoby
July 13th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4407
Views: 254359

Re: de Negoce offer

I took a peak at the listings in CT. The duplicates of these wines is going to be crazy. Already several. They aren’t shipping to my state so I can’t buy but if I could that would drive me nuts. LOL.
by JDavisRoby
July 9th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Herman Story 2016 Chelle Mountain Cabernet 3-pack OWC

Received this email as well today. Last few bottles I’ve opened haven’t been my favorite. But, yet I’m intrigued by this offer.

Any history on this vineyard?
by JDavisRoby
June 26th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Spirits Throwing off my CT Weights!
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Spirits Throwing off my CT Weights!

I’ve thought about doing this. When do you mark it consumed? When opened or when empty? For me that can be many moons apart.
by JDavisRoby
June 25th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 268
Views: 17166

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

I don’t do it every time. Most mornings I don’t have time.
by JDavisRoby
June 25th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recco needed on remote probe thermometer
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Re: Recco needed on remote probe thermometer

What was the issue with Weber iGrill?
by JDavisRoby
June 22nd, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid site had problems tonight.
Replies: 123
Views: 6647

Re: Winebid site had problems tonight.

Also a seller. I was surprised when the usual last minute uptick didn’t happen. My wines seems to be selling at suggested reserve with some of the daily drinkers now seeing a lowering of the reserve. Other sellers seeing the same thing? In my experience, that's pretty typical. At least for wines I ...

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