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by Mike Rodgers
September 15th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 349
Views: 29434

Re: Your Gin?

Scott Brunson wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Scott Butler wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 10:25 am
Traditional favorites for me are Hendricks and Plymouth Navy Strength, but just bought my first bottle of Aviation and I like it. The price is quite nice as well.
Plymouth Navy Strength+Fever Tree+a properly ripened Key Lime=Perfection. [cheers.gif]
Indeed [cheers.gif]
by Mike Rodgers
July 28th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3092

All Natural Wine

Interesting article on Natural wine.
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/has- ... ium=social
by Mike Rodgers
July 28th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bringing Wine Back to US from Canada?
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Bringing Wine Back to US from Canada?

First you should check how much in duty tax you would pay if you declare VS the potential fines. After that you can decide how much risk you are willing to take. I was never stopped when flying back from Europe, I often would bring back wine, charcuterie etc. Except the time the airline lost our lug...
by Mike Rodgers
July 28th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Report back on a few days in the Jura and Beaujolais
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Report back on a few days in the Jura and Beaujolais

Glad you enjoyed the Jura wines, Vin Jaune is very interesting, can also be pricey.
Did you try dishes made with this? I had a "poulet au vin jaune" Spectacular.....
by Mike Rodgers
July 20th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 349
Views: 29434

Re: Your Gin?

Tried Malfy, an Italian gin infused with lemon. Found it very refreshing, if you like lemon give it a try.
by Mike Rodgers
July 10th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2950

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Awww! Let's talk grease... When I was in Cayman Island I watch a old islander women doing breakfast, Norah was 80 and her assistant 70. Norah did the best turtle soup you can imagine, same recipe as her grandmother, so we are talking pirate time frame here. At breakfast the bacon fat was saved to be...
by Mike Rodgers
July 7th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1380

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

[head-bang.gif] Reservations for the second week of August are not open yet, nearly impossible to get a 8pm table........ Id definitely advise setting an alarm for it. it worked for us and I think we got an 8pm. of course, we were shooting for 7... lol but Ive had good luck with that method twice s...
by Mike Rodgers
July 7th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1380

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

[head-bang.gif] Reservations for the second week of August are not open yet, nearly impossible to get a 8pm table........
by Mike Rodgers
July 7th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11711
Views: 559499

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Hunting for some wine this week, will see what my friends are willing to part with from their cellars or straight to the store.
by Mike Rodgers
July 7th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11711
Views: 559499

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

LMD Ermitaño wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 4:03 am
A few 2010 BDMs just to try and see if worth getting more.
Enjoy the Il Poggione, I have several vintages, always great and consistent year after year. [cheers.gif]
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 349
Views: 29434

Re: Your Gin?

When Hendricks first came out it was a revelation, a slice of cucumber or cucumber skin in your gin tonic and yes, heaven just opened. flirtysmile The second revelation: Fever tree tonic and fever tree elderflower Shortly after Hendricks open up on the us market, Nolet's gin came in an attempt to un...
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mezcal advice?
Replies: 46
Views: 3452

Re: Mezcal advice?

Looking to expand my horizons a bit, and I'm wondering what people think of Mezcal. Does it offer anything particularly distinct from Tequila? Any brands or styles to look for? It's distinctly different from tequila (love both) with a very smoky profile. I use Del Maguey Vida for most cocktails and...
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pasta maker
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Pasta maker

The KA three roller set is kind of pricy, I bought the solo flat roller then got a $20 hand crank (used, unused) for the various cutters it came with. 98AD3597-376D-4FEA-96F3-B42B68664480.jpeg Best hand cranked one outhere, pricey, but top model will last a lifetime. Again, cheaper to get a kitchen...
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 10152

Re: Why sous vide?

If anyone is in need of help with sous-vide cooking, I can help.
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 10152

Re: Why sous vide?

Curious to see what step(s) were taken to achieve a "Cadaver Look" [scratch.gif]
Just to make sure:
Sous-vide is a cooking method (Thank you Doctor Bruno Goussault)
A circulator is not a sous-vide machine
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2950

Re: What meals did you grow up on

David Wright wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 9:41 am
Porcupine meatballs
Can you send a couple of fat rattle snakes?
Will post a great recipe if anyone ask
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2950

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Brandon R wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 2:49 pm
Tuna noodle casserole flirtysmile
Noooooooooooo pileon
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2950

Re: What meals did you grow up on

food I ate growing up: Stuffed green peppers- with ground beef, tomato sauce and rice I had this a few times and hated the green peppers. What's strange is I don't mind that flavor as long it isn't too overpowering in wine. Haven't made stuffed peppers once since leaving home. Although, I love stuf...
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2950

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Forgot calf liver
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2950

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Braised pigs feet in Madeira wine
Braised beef tongue with caper sauce
Boeuf pot au feu
Summer tomatoes filled with ground beef and oven baked
Lake perch filet
Lots of veg from the garden
Something like Italian sausage
Cheese fondue
Raclette
Quiche, all kind
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2950

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Potatoes. Sautéed, rösti, mashed... any kind, any time. A few years ago we went skiing in Switzerland while at my parents for xmas near the border, I had rösti for breakfast at Mövenpick, saucisse and fries at lunch, and tartiflette (potatoes, roblochon, bacon and onions backed in the oven) for din...
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pasta maker
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Pasta maker

Check KitchenAid, they have an attachment for the stand mixer. If you have a sur la table store in you area, go and check it out. Sure is faster then the hand cranked one.
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Scaling a soda syphon batter recipe.
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: Scaling a soda syphon batter recipe.

If you are using a ISI Syphon the valve will automatically release the excess pressure. One cartridge may not be enough to push all the batter out, (not enough gaz pressure for the volume of the vessel) I would do two, try, and if you feel you need more add one more as you go. Remember to sake the s...
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1380

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

Thank you all, Was at Husk last year, loved the bar room attached to the restaurant, GREAT cocktails. Dinner was hit and miss, had the pig ears for app, AWESOME. Grouper was stone cold (left on the pickup window, service was very slow, and please ice the whites, bucket full of ice and water especial...
by Mike Rodgers
July 6th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Grapes Approved for Bordeaux !!! Say What?
Replies: 1
Views: 289

New Grapes Approved for Bordeaux !!! Say What?

Wine Searcher recently posted an article on new varietals that would enter the Bordeaux Blend https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2019/07/new-grapes-approved-for-bordeaux Among the varietals allowed, Touriga Nacional and Alvarinho for the white. Although limited at this time to Bordeaux Supérieur I woul...
by Mike Rodgers
June 30th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)
Replies: 60
Views: 4118

Re: South Florida BYO (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Counties)

Does anyone remembers the long defunct Vinton's restaurant in the La Palma hotel in Coral Gables, Miami?
Trying to get back in touch with some members of the Chaine and the Commanderie de Bordeaux.
Cheers
by Mike Rodgers
June 30th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1380

Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

Hello all,
Going to Charleston SC in August, love BBQ but I need recommendations on top New Southern cuisine restaurants.
Cheers [cheers.gif]
by Mike Rodgers
June 30th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: FS: Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year - SoCal

D Lewis wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 1:51 pm
I believe shipping alcohol is illegal for non-vendors. There's a lot of risk on the buyer's side.
Unless you move cases at the time, risk is very low.

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