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by T@ntina A
March 21st, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ordering lobster online
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: ordering lobster online

Thank you for these suggestions, I'll report back on which ones I try and how it went!
by T@ntina A
March 21st, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 88
Views: 4022

Re: The joy of home cooking. Your favorite recipes?

• Grease a shallow, non-stick pan lightly with butter or oil. • Grease both sides of either an aluminum foil or parchment paper disc, fitted to at least the pan rim. • Spread a thin layer of raw pizza dough onto the foil or paper disc. Brush the top lightly with oil. • Place face upward, disc downw...
by T@ntina A
March 18th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 88
Views: 4022

Re: The joy of home cooking. Your favorite recipes?

Victor Hong wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 9:04 pm
I love to make eggplant stew, bean soup, stovetop thin pizza, and omelet.
What is stovetop thin pizza?
by T@ntina A
March 18th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 88
Views: 4022

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

I am a bbq nerd and this is my go to rub recipe. I love using it on St Louis style ribs, and you can have it with or without your favorite sauce.
Also fantastic on chicken and pork.

https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/ ... s-Dry-Rub/
by T@ntina A
March 18th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Aspen, Telluride and Vail Restaurants

The more years that I have been traveling to the Rockies, the more my luggage consists of food and wine to cook my own meals. I know what you mean! I was able to get in and snowboard and get out right before they closed the resorts, super lucky. We did discover a nice restaurant in Edwards called T...
by T@ntina A
March 18th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ordering lobster online
Replies: 4
Views: 903

ordering lobster online

Does anyone have a recommendation for ordering Maine lobster online? I was thinking about supporting local businesses while living it up --while we still can champagne.gif
I have ordered from a couple of places in the past but the results have been inconsistent.

Thanks in advance!
by T@ntina A
March 18th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video offlines...could they become a thing?
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: Video offlines...could they become a thing?

This is a great idea. Even though we are social distancing, it does not mean we should be isolated. Being open to any creative ways to stay connected is great. I have been a part of online communities all my life, and some of my good friends I have never even met in person. I find that connecting on...
by T@ntina A
February 24th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5917

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

I see a few mention of ice cubes in wine. That's probably more acceptable than what my best friend's mom does. She only drinks warm champagne [drinkers.gif]
by T@ntina A
February 24th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mosel for a Riesling Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 3411

Re: Mosel for a Riesling Newbie

How far in advance do you need to make appointments with these producers? I am thinking of going at the end of April/early May. It sounds like they are pretty welcoming and generous with their time! Wow. Just wow. What a trip! Highlights - amazing hospitality, great scenery, oh and yeah, incredible ...
by T@ntina A
January 20th, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 23335

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

Sorry to hear this. There has been a lot of change at Clown Bar. Chef Sota left and is now running his own spot Maison Sota which I highly recommend. They have been through a few managers and the owners split up. Glad you liked Rigmarole. As for Septime your only hope is to stop by right before or ...
by T@ntina A
January 18th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 23335

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

I was in Paris in early December, thank you for whomever first recommended Rigmarole, it was really fantastic. I love how they talk with you about things you like and what things you don't. Then they customize a tasting menu for the table. Everything was really delicious and expertly prepared. They ...
by T@ntina A
August 15th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Napa - Mid Sept 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 2921

Re: Napa - Mid Sept 2019

I'm actually out there for a WSET 3 boot camp so I won't be doing a lot of producer visits outside of the scheduled ones for the class. But I will have time to meet up for dinners etc.
by T@ntina A
July 31st, 2019, 10:38 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: 7996

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

How was the 2007 magnum of James Berry??? Oops, I forgot to open it. I went down to the cellar and Tantina was whining and complaining about the lack of good Burgundy, so I got a 2005 Nuits St. George Les Didiers and forgot the Saxum. The 2009 JBV from Magnum was fantastic. Lol Jay - I don't think ...
by T@ntina A
July 30th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Napa - Mid Sept 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 2921

Napa - Mid Sept 2019

Anyone else in Napa at this time?
by T@ntina A
July 30th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 121
Views: 5496

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

I lose track, I dunno. Then, in the fall, I am pleasantly surprised by all the 'free' wine arriving! ^ This Question? How do you know if you've received everything you ordered? Or even the correct number of bottles, wine, vintages, etc. ? There have been a few occasions where if I hadn't follow up ...
by T@ntina A
July 30th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5978

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Mike Reff wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 8:35 am
I have two videos to share, but it is too large to post?
Probably easiest to upload it on youtube as "unlisted" and then share the link here.
by T@ntina A
July 30th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5978

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Tina and I were trying to figure out which one of us won for furthest away. She and her + 1 Jason were delightful to meet and talk to. She's the one who brought the 09 Roumier. It was good and surprisingly semi-approachable. Ed--so sorry I didn't get to see you, but kid-wrasslin' comes first, right...
by T@ntina A
July 28th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 121
Views: 5496

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

Anton D wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 2:38 pm
I lose track, I dunno.

Then, in the fall, I am pleasantly surprised by all the 'free' wine arriving!
^ This
by T@ntina A
July 28th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5978

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Notable Berserkers: Dan Hammer - black T shirt on left Jonathan Sirot - Turquoise Shirt Clifton Dong - rught side, smiling, light blue shit Brent Clayton - In back right behind Sirot Gil Bauer - in front of Clayton, face half obscured by wine glass. large group.jpg aww I guess I am not notable I am...
by T@ntina A
July 28th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconditioned Wine
Replies: 24
Views: 1394

Re: Reconditioned Wine

I received an email from SommSelect to purchase some 1979 burgundy and seems like a great chance to try aged burgundy for a somewhat reasonable price but it looks like the wine was decanted and rebottled. Would that cause the wine to oxidize faster and possibly go bad. Below is the part of the desc...
by T@ntina A
July 12th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450125

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Jean - Marc Morey Chassagne - Montrachet 1er cru Les Chenevottes
by T@ntina A
July 11th, 2019, 12:33 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: 7996

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

Jay - thank you! Food choices look amazing. Super excited for this event.
I need to change my reservation to + 1 (instead of of +2)
by T@ntina A
June 29th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450125

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Etienne Boileau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
by T@ntina A
June 29th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13715
Views: 669244

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Domaine des Marrans, Fleurie “Les Marrans” X 2
MV André Clouet, Grand Cru Brut Rosé “No.3” X 3
by T@ntina A
June 29th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)
Replies: 50
Views: 2097

Re: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)

Mel Hill wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 2:51 pm
YLee wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Mel Hill wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Thanks to this thread we are headed to Rue Cler tonight
Check out Brewery Bhavana if you like that type of cuisine.
Thanks will have a look. Headed to Mateo tomorrow night
Enjoy - Mateo is really good. The rabbit, octopus, and meatballs are excellent!
by T@ntina A
May 1st, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting Question
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: Tasting Question

If there's even a decent wine shop near you, I would go there and ask for their suggestions. That would be a lot easier and just as helpful (for your purpose) as trying to track down a bunch of specific wines people suggest here. ^ this It should be relatively simple to find typical varietals (depe...
by T@ntina A
April 26th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?
Replies: 34
Views: 1042

Re: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?

We've got a potential celebration with the kids coming up tonight and I would love it if they could saber a bottle of sparkling juice, though I've never tried one with a bottle cap. Has anyone tried this or know if it works? I'd like the kids to do the sabering, so if I can't do the juice, I'll hav...
by T@ntina A
April 26th, 2019, 4:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Had a shipment arrive yesterday at 7pm. It was pretty hot here yesterday - close to 85. When I felt the wine it was a bit warm. I literally had nightmares all night about my wine being ruined. [cry.gif]
I am done with shipments for the season.
by T@ntina A
April 16th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13715
Views: 669244

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2012 Dom Jean Tardy & Fils, Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier Vieilles Vignes x 3
by T@ntina A
April 16th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 62
Views: 5263

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

We were about to rendezvous with William Kelley at Au Fil du Zinc in Chablis. Patrick asked me how I knew William. Having explained that I met him in an online wine chat room, Patrick responded with ‘that is not good cyber safety daddy’. +1 [rofl.gif] Thanks for posting this - it's made me green wi...
by T@ntina A
April 11th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450125

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Brocard Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre
by T@ntina A
April 9th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine-searcher pro price increase
Replies: 50
Views: 4204

Re: wine-searcher pro price increase

It's now $65 a year. Do you still subscribe to this at this price?
by T@ntina A
April 9th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 2001

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

+1 I have to agree - not a big fan of Stone crab claws.
by T@ntina A
April 9th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

Does anyone have experience with Fedex Home for wine deliveries? I read this is different from Fedex ground because they have more flexibility (they only deal with residential deliveries) and also deliver on the weekends. I see a lot of hate on the boards for Fedex [swearing.gif] But I have my fing...
by T@ntina A
April 9th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

I’ve specified ground (vs air) and had packages arrive both FedEx Ground and FedEx Home. Other times I’ve specified FedEx Ground (“Pls. don’t ship FedEx Home”) and still had packages arrive via FedEx Home. Sometimes the FedEx tracking says Ground but it’s a Home truck that shows up. Now I just ask ...
by T@ntina A
April 9th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

I actually had wine delivered via Fedex Home this past Saturday even though the tracker indicated Monday. No biggie since I was home...and I like it when wine does not sit in warehouses (or trucks) over the weekend. Nice - out of curiosity how far away was the wine coming from and how many days did...
by T@ntina A
April 9th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

I’ve had good experiences with fedex home...but OMG what i cute weimy. I had to say goodbye to my baby (Maxine) in Feb ‘18. She was a few months shy of turning 18. I miss her something fierce. Your avatar made my day :) Aww thanks. Weims are awesome :) Sorry about Maxine, I know it leaves a big hol...
by T@ntina A
April 8th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

I actually had wine delivered via Fedex Home this past Saturday even though the tracker indicated Monday. No biggie since I was home...and I like it when wine does not sit in warehouses (or trucks) over the weekend. Nice - out of curiosity how far away was the wine coming from and how many days did...
by T@ntina A
April 8th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 465
Views: 48672

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Dave Gottschalk wrote:
April 14th, 2015, 11:44 am
David Cohen wrote:If not mistaken there is a cellar door disguised as a small home bar to "hide" whats really behind it.
Not exactly the same, but here is my door.DSC_8273.jpgDSC_8274.jpg
Love the hidden cellar idea. This is a great thread - trying to get some ideas!
by T@ntina A
April 8th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The Night I Gave Out My First Perfect Score(s)
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: TN: The Night I Gave Out My First Perfect Score(s)

THE NIGHT I GAVE OUT MY FIRST PERFECT SCORE(S) - Santa Monica, CA (4/7/2019) 1990 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape My first perfect score (little did I know that I would give a second 100-point score late...
by T@ntina A
April 8th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 50
Views: 2460

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

I have these in whites and reds for our rentals - they hold up really well and are not bad at all.

by T@ntina A
April 8th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Kind of Wine Snob Are You?
Replies: 79
Views: 3764

Re: What Kind of Wine Snob Are You?

Here's another good reason for being a wine snob. Well not in my case at least [scratch.gif] https://www.foodandwine.com/news/wine-tasting-engages-your-brain-more-any-other-behavior Really interesting article and fun thread to resurrect! I know after I really concentrate on tasting wine and writing...
by T@ntina A
April 8th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Fedex Home Delivery

c fu wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 10:41 am
Fedex home delivery delivers tuesday-saturday. That's pretty much the difference from ground which is Monday-Friday. It also costs more
Hmm interesting. I know the cheapest option I had was home delivery.
by T@ntina A
April 8th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Days of Glory and Burgundy/Pinot Noir
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: Three Days of Glory and Burgundy/Pinot Noir

Thanks for the notes - I forgot this documentary was on my list. Need to watch this!
by T@ntina A
April 8th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Home Delivery
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Fedex Home Delivery

Does anyone have experience with Fedex Home for wine deliveries? I read this is different from Fedex ground because they have more flexibility (they only deal with residential deliveries) and also deliver on the weekends. I see a lot of hate on the boards for Fedex [swearing.gif] But I have my finge...
by T@ntina A
April 6th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12039
Views: 450125

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Had a double blind tasting and the wines were:

2017 Didier Dauvissat Chablis
2015 Melville pinot noir
2016 Graillot Crozes Hermitage
by T@ntina A
April 5th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13715
Views: 669244

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe La Crau CDP X 2
by T@ntina A
April 5th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as cancer agent
Replies: 32
Views: 2353

Re: Wine as cancer agent

Well no one is going to say that correlation is causation, especially in NEJM. My point was the only way to really determine whether a study has validity is to look at the data. Should we assume that NEJM has more stringent peer review? Sure, but as a reviewer for numerous journals, I can tell you ...
by T@ntina A
April 4th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what is too hot for shipping?
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: what is too hot for shipping?

I think we can have an overly limited view of appropriate weather for shipping. If it’s 70 in your town, what was the low, 55? 48? What about everywhere else the wine is going on it way to you? When is the exact perfect moment to ship, and then how does everything get out precisely at the moment? N...

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