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by JDavisRoby
August 14th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Unfortunately the Pastry Ranch has a two night minimum stay.

PM’s and emails on their way to set up appointments. Thanks!
by JDavisRoby
August 12th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Any opinions on renting a car versus using Uber or a private car service?
by JDavisRoby
August 10th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 65
Views: 2137

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

Adam, You didn’t mention Oklahoma which has allowed DTC for about ten months. It’s a $300 permit fee plus registration for use and excise tax which has fees and a $1,000 bond. The ABLE Commission releases a report monthly of the wineries and e-retailers (which I didn’t think could get permits) that ...
by JDavisRoby
August 9th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2162

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

I’m surprised no one has suggested the best way to practice save and sipping.

https://winecondoms.com/
by JDavisRoby
August 7th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 71
Views: 4833

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

I received both of my James Berry and Rosella’s Syrah requests. I don’t see that I got any discount for that putting me at a full case.
by JDavisRoby
August 7th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cold calls from wineries?
Replies: 16
Views: 1367

Re: Cold calls from wineries?

Paul Hobbs has done this with me on their last two offerings. Didn’t really bother me.
by JDavisRoby
August 6th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Todd, are you saying the yurt should be out? https://t.vrbo.io/YfEBvIK3UY
by JDavisRoby
August 6th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?

I will be in Bend in September (after my 24 hours spent in the Portland area posted in the Wine Talk forum) for the third time. We always stay at Pronghorn and don’t venture off property too much but have seen a few places. Really enjoyed Brown Owl for dinner. Good food and great beer selection. Sec...
by JDavisRoby
August 6th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

I've stayed at the Hotel Oregon many times. Avoid it on weekends, especially holiday weekends. Otherwise, you will enjoy the stay unless you need lots of space and total silence. For families I recommend Third Street Flats. If you need luxury, Atticus Hotel fills the bill (in more ways than one). L...
by JDavisRoby
August 6th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Thanks Marcus. I will reach out to schedule an appointment once I have details finalized. Thanks!
by JDavisRoby
August 5th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Peter, I looked at Atticus after reading other threads. It looks very nice but for a quick one night trip it’s hard for me to get excited about paying $400/night.

It’ll just be two of us so a large flat would be overkill.
by JDavisRoby
August 5th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Price versus Retail (Napa)
Replies: 43
Views: 2353

Re: Winery Price versus Retail (Napa)

What about Williams Selyem? Isn’t their wine priced the same to all? So, if a retailer wants a profit they have to mark it up over the winery?
by JDavisRoby
August 5th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Thank you for the feedback. Leaning heavily towards spending the night in McMinnville. Once I get it all ironed out will reach out for a few appointments. I saw a few negative comments on the Hotel Oregon. Stayed at their property in Bend last year. It was not luxurious by any stretch but adequately...
by JDavisRoby
August 5th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 933

24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Have about 24 hours to explore Oregon wine in late September. Land at PDX at 11 AM and have to be back at PDX in time to catch a 2:45 PM flight next day. Would love to see Goodfellow, Biggio-Hamina and PGC in but I’m worried that would be too much windshield time. Better to stay in Portland and expl...
by JDavisRoby
August 1st, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations
Replies: 31
Views: 1389

Re: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations

Valette is quite possibly one of my favorite dining experiences ever. We did a five course chef’s dinner. Food and service was unbelievable. I’ve enjoyed Flanagan wines via friends over the years. Visited them at their new winery in 2017. They were redoing the vineyards at the time but based on rece...
by JDavisRoby
July 30th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2230

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Rented a house in Santa Rosa/Miramar Beach for the week. Thankful for the host to have stocked a Restaurant Ouverture Riedel red wine glass. Also have Nachtmann glassware that seem similar to a Zalto or Gabriel Glass. Now if only I’d brought my wine with me on the plane or if I could find a decent w...
by JDavisRoby
July 25th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11807

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Anyone leave me any Syrah?
by JDavisRoby
July 23rd, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 11807

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

When do they release their syrahs?
by JDavisRoby
July 8th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 9499

Re: Why sous vide?

Cambro containers purchased from Amazon. I build styrofoam insulated boxes around them to keep in the heat during long cooks Cambro is what I was planning to get. But, was going to get them locally at one of the restaurant supply houses. What kind of styrofoam do you use around them? Anyone using o...
by JDavisRoby
July 7th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 9499

Re: Why sous vide?

Did six dry aged strips Friday night in the sous vide. Finished them over charcoal via the Weber kettle. Temp on the grill grate was 600*.

Only issue I had was my stock pot was a little small. What pot or bin is everyone using?
by JDavisRoby
July 4th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Waffle Iron ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1024

Re: Favorite Waffle Iron ?

I don’t recall the brand but it’s a consumer version of the model you see in hotels that flips over and makes two at a time. Perfect for our family.
by JDavisRoby
July 2nd, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?

Agreed. Our stove was on an interior wall with a recirculating fan and it was awful. Priority one in our kitchen remodel was to move the stove to an exterior wall and vent it outside with as short a run as possible.
by JDavisRoby
June 30th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many wines a day?
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: How many wines a day?

Is my life insurance underwriter or actuary on this board?
by JDavisRoby
June 25th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting blog - 'How much did wineries really make in 2018?'
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Interesting blog - 'How much did wineries really make in 2018?'

I’ve followed Rob’s blog for a couple years. Typically a good read for the wine business and banking nerds among us. Was turned on to his blog by a winemaker I was visiting who had hosted his local banker the night before for a tasting. I’m not surprised by his findings. Anecdotally I think the grow...
by JDavisRoby
June 25th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 154
Views: 10130

Re: Top US Syrahs

H Wallace Jr wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Enfield Wine Co.
Arnot-Roberts
Pax
ESJ
Piedrassi
[worship.gif] [worship.gif] La Clarine Farm Sumu Caw syrah. Hank has this site so dialed in. If you like nervy, aromatic, savory syrah, the 2016 is $30 incredibly well spent.
Is La Clarine still using glass closures?
by JDavisRoby
June 23rd, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 9499

Re: Why sous vide?

I’ve never had a protein be mushy, but I’m also really quick to pull them out once I know they’re ready. I’ve read if left in the water too long the mushiness begins to appear.
by JDavisRoby
June 19th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3474
Views: 316414

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

2015 Forman for $80? 2016 Forman second label for $35? Anyone go in on these?

Any intel on the La Grande Roche from Forman?
by JDavisRoby
June 17th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)

The 2016 vintage of this wine might be the worst wine I’ve ever tasted.
by JDavisRoby
June 10th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 87
Views: 2587

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

I have a friend who has an oak allergy. Can’t drink whiskey, wine or any other liquid aged in oak barrels. Has similar symptoms without the throat burning. I’ve never had this level of symptoms but there is no doubt some wines cause reactions for me. Could be red blotches on neck, swelling of hands,...
by JDavisRoby
June 9th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decent Chardonnay reccos?
Replies: 38
Views: 2317

Re: Decent Chardonnay reccos?

Alex N wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 7:16 pm
I had to Google "cougar juice". Haha. I think there are plenty of $20 wines that fit that bill.
I first heard that term a few years back over lunch with Justin Harmon of Argot. Immediately died laughing and knew exactly what kind of Chardonnay he was referencing.
by JDavisRoby
June 9th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19

Warren,

If I may add to Anton’s questions.

3) What approx price do these tasting sell for?

4) Is online bidding available?
by JDavisRoby
June 8th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Filters
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Coffee Filters

I'm a big fan of the Swiss Gold / Cilio filters, personally. I think it makes a difference in flavor (no paper taste, which I didn't realize I was actually tasting) and it's super easy to clean. I'm also using a Technivorm (have been for ~10 years) and it's a great pairing. I have a Swiss Gold as w...
by JDavisRoby
June 8th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Filters
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Re: Coffee Filters

Didn’t even think about stopping at Trader Joe’s. Bet the price is solid on those.
by JDavisRoby
June 7th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 2924

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Victor Hong wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Solution: Drive to McDonald's for fries; drive to In-and-Out for burgers.
No In-and-Out locally but I do this at a regional chain, Braum’s, and McDonald’s fries. Thankfully they are next door. Trick is to get the fries second because cold McDonald’s fries are awful.
by JDavisRoby
June 7th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Filters
Replies: 10
Views: 1220

Coffee Filters

What coffee filters do you recommend? I have a Technivorm Moccamaster (CDT) that is about ten years old. Still going strong. Used the standard Melita natural filters for years. Saw a few others out there. Anyone see a noticeable difference with a different brand? It’s a No 4 cone. For context, I use...
by JDavisRoby
June 5th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 570
Views: 30373

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Now that we are back in smoker season, thought I would bump this up. Doing a couple of short rib plates Saturday for old high school friend and his wife. I am switching up my basic rub with the following to get a bit more "bite" on the bark: 1 Cup Sea Salt (Kirkland) 1 Cup Medium Grind Black Pepper...
by JDavisRoby
June 5th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 570
Views: 30373

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I put a probe in both but only use it as a guide. Don’t pull the brisket until I know it’s visually and texturally done.
by JDavisRoby
June 3rd, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar
Replies: 87
Views: 5469

Re: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar

Mark, 2,700 is an option. It seemed a bit too yellow. But, I’m still in rough framing so it may look better once racking is in.
by JDavisRoby
June 2nd, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar
Replies: 87
Views: 5469

Re: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar

LED’s can are installed. The LED fixture allows for the color temperature to be adjusted. Any suggestions? I have it on 3,000k which is a soft white. Don’t think I want the blue daylight look, but any reasons to go higher on the K scale?
by JDavisRoby
June 1st, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 2120

Re: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

Ever been on a golf course and one hole is raining and another is not?
by JDavisRoby
June 1st, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2856

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Ian S wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 6:42 pm
Victor Hong wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:30 am
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:17 am


Not by smell or sound?
Good point. The visually impaired would need to do so by touch.
Do wineries have Brail on their labels? [scratch.gif]
https://terlato-mchapoutier.com/braille-label/
by JDavisRoby
June 1st, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations from retailers
Replies: 19
Views: 1970

Re: Allocations from retailers

I’ve found developing a relationship with the local wine brokers is great for sourcing harder to get wines. Also get invited to private lunches or dinners with winemakers thru them as well. I wouldn’t say I buy a lot, but they know I do buy and am serious about what I buy. Not just chasing scores.
by JDavisRoby
June 1st, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

So I’m both country club cases, what you purchase has to stay at the club? Would love to extend the right to members being able to buy for home being that we are member owned, but I get the limitations by law I’m guessing. In our state you can buy wine from the club and take it home. But, it is sup...
by JDavisRoby
June 1st, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decent Chardonnay reccos?
Replies: 38
Views: 2317

Re: Decent Chardonnay reccos?

Just got a call from a friend looking for this same type recommendation. I suggested the Mount Eden Edna Valley Chardonnay. Best Cali Chard under $25 in my opinion.
by JDavisRoby
May 30th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts
Replies: 26
Views: 2125

Re: Ceritas VS Arnot-Roberts

Enjoyed a 2017 AR Trousseau tonight. First time I’ve had it. Was more brick colored than I would expect. As it sat and warmed it changed from enjoyable to delicious. Loads of strawberries in my opinion.

Only two cases made it to retail in my state. Thankful to get a heads up to get some.
by JDavisRoby
May 30th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

I’ve lobbied for this at the two clubs we are members of. One is a social club (no golf or athletic component) that has a great wine list (400+ bottles ranging from first growths and American cults to many wines for a weekday meal) but is 100-200% retail. They do have a half price wine night which i...
by JDavisRoby
May 29th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scout and Cellar?
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Scout and Cellar?

Hank Victor wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Low sulfites = Less headaches.....

level 3 sommelier.....

Without looking into it its one of those pyramid schemes that sell you private label wine.
Last I looked the wine wasn’t private label. The labels were primarily labels I’d heard of or seen at retail.
by JDavisRoby
May 29th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scout and Cellar?
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Scout and Cellar?

This started in Dallas. It’s a multi level marketing company using wine as the product. I can’t figure out how it’s legal for an individual to solicit people to attend tastings in facilities without proper permitting, take orders at said tastings, go pick up the wine (in some cases cross state lines...
by JDavisRoby
May 26th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 30
Views: 2528

Re: Wine searcher

Requires an account even if linking over from the Cellartracker app.
by JDavisRoby
May 22nd, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16232
Views: 396228

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

American Solera (founder of Prarie Artisan Ale) Peaceb0ne. Best beer I’ve had in a while.

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