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by David Whitworth
November 5th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lousy tasting note for a Great wine
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Lousy tasting note for a Great wine

2008 Auteur Willamette Valley Pinot Noir I pretty much stink at writing tasting notes, so please keep that in mind. We opened this wine two nights ago and enjoyed it as a pop and pour. The color was a beautiful lighter red, while the nose screamed of red fruits. On the palate, again bright red fruit...
by David Whitworth
September 18th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release
Replies: 133
Views: 8602

Re: 2015 MACDONALD Tuesday, September 18th Release

AlexS wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 1:57 pm
I can't find the 2012 release email, would think production was somewhere in between 2011 & 2013. Either way, looks like they've leveled out at 345 cases, which is where I'm assuming production will remain until some of their contracts expire.
2012 release was 143 cases
by David Whitworth
August 28th, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations
Replies: 51
Views: 1492

Re: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations

We are starting to build a new home and have specified Miele appliances for the kitchen. 36" range top (4 burners with a griddle), convection wall oven and a steam/convection combi oven. Miele refrigerator and a Miele dishwasher round out the package.
by David Whitworth
August 2nd, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Charleston in early August?
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Charleston in early August?

My wife and I have stayed at the Harbourview Inn in Charleston and loved it. It has a great location close to many attractions. They currently have a 20% off incentive to book a room soon.

David

https://harbourviewcharleston.com
by David Whitworth
March 13th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Kauai Lodging?
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Kauai Lodging?

We were on Kauai last September and split our time between the Westin Princeville (just up the road from the St. Regis) and the Sheraton Poipu. Both properties were great for our needs and both were convenient to the sites we wanted to visit.
by David Whitworth
February 26th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vacation plans for 2018?
Replies: 55
Views: 1477

Vacation plans for 2018?

No real vacations in our immediate future. We break ground on our "retirement" home this summer so any travel that we do will be back and forth to the east coast to check building progress. And that, my friends, is no vacation.
by David Whitworth
January 27th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: VELETA Gourmet BDIX - FREE SHIPPING - EXTENDED
Replies: 89
Views: 2931

VELETA Gourmet BDIX - FREE SHIPPING & RAFFLE

I wanted to order a Gran Reserva ham, but I was overruled by you know who.

So, I'm in for some Lomo Embuchado, Cantimpalo Chorizo and QuesoTetilla de Galicia. I see some very tasty tapas in our near future. flirtysmile

Thank you Nola and Juan.
by David Whitworth
January 25th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Email
Replies: 100
Views: 7750

SQN Email

To the OP question- I think this is definitely good news for you (assuming you still want the wines)- when I made the list a similar message preceded. I expect they want to make sure that after 10 years you haven't lost interest- which results in wasted time and money waiting to see who orders thei...
by David Whitworth
September 14th, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Veleta Gourmet Offer
Replies: 57
Views: 2888

Veleta Gourmet Offer

Don't tell my wife that I just ordered a case of the most delicious tuna I've ever had.

[cheers.gif]
by David Whitworth
January 27th, 2017, 8:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!
Replies: 160
Views: 8258

Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!

I'm in. The Veleta tuna, wines, oils, vinegars, and on and on, are such great products.

Thanks, Nola.

David
by David Whitworth
December 23rd, 2016, 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago theater district hotel recs needed
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Chicago theater district hotel recs needed

Thanks again, folks. We're booked at the Palmer House for 3 nights.
by David Whitworth
December 23rd, 2016, 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago theater district hotel recs needed
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Chicago theater district hotel recs needed

Thanks, George. We will be in Chicago Feb 22-26, so I will definitely book a room today.
by David Whitworth
December 23rd, 2016, 11:19 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago theater district hotel recs needed
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Chicago theater district hotel recs needed

Thanks for the suggestions. The last time that I was in Chicago was 51 years ago when I was 7 years old. It's good to know that getting around the city is so easy as that opens up many more options. We plan to fly in on Wednesday and return to Seattle on Sunday. As far as restaurants go, we're prett...
by David Whitworth
December 22nd, 2016, 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago theater district hotel recs needed
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Chicago theater district hotel recs needed

My wife and I are traveling to Chicago in late February to see the musical Hamilton. Can anyone give me some recommendations on decent hotels within walking distance of The PrivateBank Theater? Any nearby Chicago style restaurant recs would be appreciated too.

Thanks,

David
by David Whitworth
November 17th, 2016, 3:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best bacon recommendations needed...
Replies: 71
Views: 4064

Best bacon recommendations needed...

My wife and I love Neuske's applewood smoked bacon. It is the only bacon that we eat, and I order it 5 pounds at a time.

https://www.nueskes.com/store/bacon/

David
by David Whitworth
November 4th, 2016, 2:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 456
Views: 34514

The Cocktail Thread

highly recommended. One of the best cocktails bars in the world The Canon Cocktail Book: Recipes from the Award-Winning Bar by Jamie Boudreau et al. Link: https://amzn.com/054463103X i picked up a copy of this book a few days ago. It has great sections on Tools, techniques, glassware, etc. in addit...
by David Whitworth
October 20th, 2016, 4:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 12
Views: 1327

Misen Chef's Knife

I backed the project and haven't received the knife yet. I'm looking forward to receiving it in the near future.

David
by David Whitworth
August 4th, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Seattle advice
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Seattle advice

A simple day trip that gives you a sense of the region is to take a ferry from downtown to Bainbridge Island, walk around the town, and take the ferry back. No car needed. On a nice day, you get mtn, Puget Sound and downtown skyline views. This. I made that same recommendation to a couple at Seatac...
by David Whitworth
April 2nd, 2016, 2:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Maison Harbour 2014 Burgundy Grand Cru and 1er Cru (Buy Two Get One Free)
Replies: 27
Views: 2136

Maison Harbour 2014 Burgundy Grand Cru and 1er Cru (Buy Two Get One Free)

Our 3 pack of Berserker Grand Cru arrived at our offsite storage facility Tuesday and I was able to get the box today. There was a personalized hand written note in the box from Nicholas and Colleen. What a special touch to do that. Such personal service is almost unheard of these days, and as a res...
by David Whitworth
March 18th, 2016, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: L'Ecole CheninBlanc ColumbiaVlly '14...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 200

TN: L'Ecole CheninBlanc ColumbiaVlly '14...(short/boring)

Nice note, Tom. L'Ecole Chenin Blanc is our go to summer white wine on the deck. Year in and year out, this wine never disappoints. We go through cases of the stuff each year.
by David Whitworth
February 26th, 2016, 6:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Temple of Eastern NC Gastronomy: B's Barbecue
Replies: 35
Views: 2256

Temple of Eastern NC Gastronomy: B's Barbecue

Suzanne - For historical reasons (Pepsi was invented in New Bern NC) most of Eastern NC--unlike most the rest of the South--has traditionally been Pepsi country. The first (yes, the original) Hardee's Hamburgers opened in Greenville NC, in 1960. It served Pepsi, not Co-Cola. We only drank Co-Cola a...
by David Whitworth
February 11th, 2016, 2:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anova Sous Vide Cooker
Replies: 25
Views: 1602

Anova Sous Vide Cooker

We own two Anova Sous Vide cookers and they get used on a regular basis.

David
by David Whitworth
February 8th, 2016, 3:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Asparagus - Help Needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1224

Asparagus - Help Needed

CJ Beazley wrote:
David Whitworth wrote:Thread drift. That looks like a nice gas range top. What brand is it?
It's a Sears & Roebuck but he installed the red knobs so it would look like a Wolf in photos.
[snort.gif] [welldone.gif]
by David Whitworth
February 3rd, 2016, 1:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Asparagus - Help Needed
Replies: 36
Views: 1224

Asparagus - Help Needed

Thread drift. That looks like a nice gas range top. What brand is it?
by David Whitworth
January 27th, 2016, 3:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: VELETA WINES **Offering 9 Deals & FREE SHIPPING!!!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 3189

VELETA WINES **Offering 9 Deals & FREE SHIPPING!!!!!

Just placed my second Veleta order of the day. Tuna earlier and Tempranillo now. As always, Thank you, Nola.

David
by David Whitworth
January 27th, 2016, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Estate Offering
Replies: 99
Views: 8695

SQN Estate Offering

Does SQN have two offers each year? I ask because last year was my first time being offered wine and there were two offers that year. Yes. The Estate (EBA) reds and the white offered in the spring (now) and delivered in the fall. The regular reds and rose (if any) offered in the fall with delivery ...
by David Whitworth
January 27th, 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Flannery Beef - 30% Off Ribeyes & New Yorks, & 30% off Special 60-Day Dry Aged Ribeyes
Replies: 121
Views: 8685

Flannery Beef - 30% Off Ribeyes & New Yorks, & 30% off Special 60-Day Dry Aged Ribeyes

Six 16 ounce strips headed this way next week. I wish that I could eat Flannery beef every day, but SWMBO won't allow that.
by David Whitworth
January 26th, 2016, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Estate Offering
Replies: 99
Views: 8695

SQN Estate Offering

Does SQN have two offers each year? I ask because last year was my first time being offered wine and there were two offers that year.

David
by David Whitworth
January 26th, 2016, 2:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 113
Views: 6002

VELETA GOURMET*** GREAT DEALS **FREE SHIPPING

Hands down, this is the best tuna I've ever eaten. Great stuff, Nola.
by David Whitworth
November 19th, 2015, 1:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Waffle House > French Laundry?
Replies: 43
Views: 1916

Waffle House > French Laundry?

I was born in the South and Waffle House was considered a special treat as a kid. What I like the most is being greeted by staff when entering the restaurant. At a Waffle house in Irving, TX when you enter the entire staff turns toward the door and says "Good morning" in unison. My wife and I went t...
by David Whitworth
November 2nd, 2015, 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: SE US Coast for mid-March, Recos?
Replies: 16
Views: 796

SE US Coast for mid-March, Recos?

Savannah is a great city as is Charleston. We went from Savannah to Tybee Island one day in the middle of the summer 2014 and couldn't find a place to park. Granted, it was a beautiful, hot day so I imagine that was the reason we couldn't find a parking space. There is always Hilton Head, though HH ...
by David Whitworth
October 1st, 2015, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9836
Views: 437256

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I'm being frugal these days. I haven't bought anything since the August SQN offering. It's time for me to cut way back on purchases or throw a big party to create vacant space in storage.

David
by David Whitworth
August 19th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN email- No soup for me, again.
Replies: 38
Views: 2373

SQN email- No soup for me, again.

I joined the waiting list on 12/01/2006 and received my first offer this past Spring so I had a 9+ year wait.
by David Whitworth
August 11th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 446
Views: 24367

Anyone use Global Entry Program?

I'm so glad that my wife and I got Global Entry earlier this summer. We landed at LAX on July 18th and within minutes 3 more international flights arrived at the same terminal. The regular line was very long and we were able to breeze through the GE line in less than 5 minutes. That allowed us time ...
by David Whitworth
August 3rd, 2015, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Vermouth?

Another fan of Carpano Antica here. I won't use anything else in a Manhattan.
by David Whitworth
June 8th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Copper River - Incoming
Replies: 213
Views: 11316

Copper River - Incoming

Can anyone in the Seattle area recommend a good source (price and quality) for wild caught AK salmon right now? Any Costco sightings anywhere yet? Gemini Market, Issaquah (and Renton, but I don't go to Renton). Good stuff, a little more expensive than Cosco, but I'll pay the premium for quality. Th...
by David Whitworth
May 14th, 2015, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Warning: Winery-Credit Card Fraud
Replies: 34
Views: 3510

Warning: Winery-Credit Card Fraud

Amex caught this same $6.00 charge at a winery I've never heard of this past Sunday. Just like that I had a replacement card via Fedex Overnight on Tuesday. There is a reason i carry the Amex card. [cheers.gif]
by David Whitworth
May 7th, 2015, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinotemp Customer Service Issues -- Help Please
Replies: 261
Views: 26199

Vinotemp Customer Service Issues -- Help Please

Berry Crawford wrote:This whole thing is just beyond belief to me. How many sales have they lost from people reading this thread?
Add me to the list of people that will never buy anything from Vinotemp.
by David Whitworth
May 5th, 2015, 10:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kickstarter Project: Reinventing the Espresso Machine
Replies: 23
Views: 1271

Kickstarter Project: Reinventing the Espresso Machine

Interesting piece in last Sunday's NY Times magazine. “Thank you all very much,” Update 57 concluded, by way of goodbye. “Working on this project was the most ambitious and meaningful undertaking any of us have ever attempted. Getting to know all of you, and working to create some seriously cool tec...
by David Whitworth
April 22nd, 2015, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Funny offline experiences
Replies: 69
Views: 4306

Funny offline experiences

I've been to one offline in my life, which was Flannery/Berserkerfest on Lake Sammamish in Ed Murray's home, and I was the subject of the funny experience. I had an ear issue at the time and my equilibrium was out of whack. I feared that the other participants thought that I was gassed when I arrive...
by David Whitworth
April 14th, 2015, 11:00 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 446
Views: 24367

Anyone use Global Entry Program?

...Global Entry requires a more thorough background check and an in-person interview (which includes retina and hand scans). Thanks for the information, Mark. I have my in person interview next month and hadn't thought about retina and hand scans. It's always good to know what to expect going in to...
by David Whitworth
April 7th, 2015, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse weekend wines
Replies: 29
Views: 1429

Cayuse weekend wines

Nice notes, Glenn. They put on a great event every release weekend. For the most part, I found the wines poured to be much more approachable than in past years.

David
by David Whitworth
April 7th, 2015, 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Charleston Recent Eats and Location Q
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Charleston Recent Eats and Location Q

We had an excellent dinner at Halls Chophouse this past summer. The menu is broad, including a kids menu, they have a very nice wine list and when we were there they had a fun jazz duo playing. http://hallschophouse.com/ I'll second Lowcountry Bistro. We had a great lunch there on a blistering hot d...
by David Whitworth
April 2nd, 2015, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Offering
Replies: 127
Views: 9956

SQN Offering

Michael Fess wrote:Wine will ship in Oct/Nov.
Thank you, Michael. [cheers.gif]
by David Whitworth
April 1st, 2015, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Offering
Replies: 127
Views: 9956

SQN Offering

This was my first time ordering and in the excitement (this hobby is a disease) I failed to notice when the wine will ship. Can someone please let me know when this most recent offering is expected to ship?

Many thanks in advance,

David
by David Whitworth
March 23rd, 2015, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5534
Views: 537118

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

but this has a "doxing" feel to it beyond the wine issue. I must admit.... I was thinking the same. +2. I have to tell you, I'm embarassed by this thread. Ray owes me a case of wine. We'll see if he delivers. But this incessant piling on - the rehashing of history, the doxing (particularly by peopl...

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