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by David K o l i n
December 2nd, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: “Gravity Pulls” Chardonnay from Championship Bottle
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: TN: “Gravity Pulls” Chardonnay from Championship Bottle

Just opened my first the evening, Marcus.

What you said.

I reread Saul’s note on the website, which reflected my impression - a Chardonnay that combines the characteristics of Chablis and Northern Italy. Great persistence after being open for an hour and keeps drawing me back
by David K o l i n
December 1st, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: McRib...
Replies: 33
Views: 1520

Re: McRib...

So gross
by David K o l i n
November 30th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 181
Views: 13848

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Nice list!

You should add:

Championship Bottle
Lumos Wine Company


Also, as noted above, Flaneur is not really teeny-tiny.
Thanks, Marcus. Just brought in my first six pack from Championship.
by David K o l i n
November 29th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese
Replies: 14
Views: 715

Re: TN: 2005 Joh Jos Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese

Very timely and useful note, Gavin. Just repatriated a couple of bottles from my offsite
by David K o l i n
November 28th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most impractical wine in the cellar?
Replies: 75
Views: 3064

Re: Most impractical wine in the cellar?

A five liter 1997 Ca’Vite Merlot. We got it from a friend who was doing a wine tasting many years ago who didn’t want to lug it back. I have no idea why we agreed to.
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by David K o l i n
November 26th, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7236

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Steve Saxon wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 9:23 pm
02 Dom
89 Pichon Baron
01 Pegau Laurence

The Laurence was killer good.
Great line up Steve. Pulling for the Laurence
by David K o l i n
November 26th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7236

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

A couple of changes. The wife talked me out of the Krug, so I substituted a Mawby Grace.
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Also, the 97 Dunn HM had a split cork, so I substituted a ‘95
by David K o l i n
November 25th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving
Replies: 49
Views: 1379

Re: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving

Jay Miller wrote:
November 25th, 2020, 11:43 am


But I will be baking a Mama Fleming's pecan pie.
Done
by David K o l i n
November 25th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7236

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Krug MV 164, Kistler/Kistler Chard 2001, Dunn HM 1997 and Dow 1977 Port. Let’s see how the Kiisstler and Dow have held up
by David K o l i n
November 25th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving
Replies: 49
Views: 1379

Re: Forgive me WB...for I have sinned. I'm mailing it in for Thanksgiving

At Siun’s suggestion, we ordered a roasted turkey from Sun Wah. If it half a good as their roasted ducks, we’ll be pleased. Preparing the rest at home
by David K o l i n
November 18th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help, I need some new pots
Replies: 28
Views: 1017

Re: Help, I need some new pots

I never regret going for my All-Clad, although I have quite an assortment in my collection (including some Cuisinart steel from 40 years ago. Indestructible

I don’t use their frying pans, though - mostly restaurant nonstick and cast iron
by David K o l i n
November 17th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

I don’t have any issues with Karma. I didn’t ask for the wine. But I’m happy to donate the wine to a restaurant. Not sure it will help their cause, though
by David K o l i n
November 16th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

My note to her yesterday specifically mentioned my intent to initiate a chargeback today
by David K o l i n
November 16th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

From this morning: “Hi Dan [sic], I don't blame you a bit. I have been in contact with Groupon's customer service every day last week and they are working with engineering to get this processed. I completely understand the frustration on your part, and I'm just as frustrated since I have put so much...
by David K o l i n
November 15th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 145
Views: 13950

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

Robert Pollard-Smith wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 7:37 pm
I so want to make this (since first posted), but I would be assigned the of task eating the whole thing.
That would suck
by David K o l i n
November 15th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

I’ll initiate a chargeback Monday. Our daughter was looking for some wine on Friday and took a couple bottles out of the ‘18 case after Nikki told me I could keep it. If I end up having to send the case back, I’ll substitute a couple of bottles at my discretion. I’ll be sure to make sure the substit...
by David K o l i n
November 15th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 145
Views: 13950

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

Bump for the holidays I've had several requests for this, from those who no longer have access to the 'other site.' Mama's Pecan Pie _______________________________ Mix: 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons flour Add: 2 beaten eggs 2 tablespoons milk 1/2 cup melted butter 1 teas...
by David K o l i n
November 15th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Nope
by David K o l i n
November 13th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clothing Optional release
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: Clothing Optional release

Bought a three-pack. Not a huge natural wine fan. But I’m a big Hardy fan
by David K o l i n
November 10th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 46180

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Yep ... my chef SIL is trying to figure out what a CIA degree and some very good credentials mean these days ... btw George, did you used to go to North Pond a lot? He remembers there was a Mr H they liked cooking for frequently. BTW, if anyone is looking for Thanksgiving turkey, last year we order...
by David K o l i n
November 10th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 46180

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

I'm friends with the chef of the George Trois restaurant group. In a nutshell, he said that if he doesn't stay open, he's going to have to close permanently. The restaurant business is already quite brutal; I worry about him every day. I saw a post of his from today, I think, that said stop nibblin...
by David K o l i n
November 10th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 46180

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

I'm friends with the chef of the George Trois restaurant group. In a nutshell, he said that if he doesn't stay open, he's going to have to close permanently. The restaurant business is already quite brutal; I worry about him every day. I saw a post of his from today, I think, that said stop nibblin...
by David K o l i n
November 10th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

1. Auctions/charitable donations 2. Holiday gifts 3. Sangria Seems IIRC there have been threads about this...what to do with unwanted wine. For a non flawed low oak wine red like this: 1: Short Ribs 2: Boeuf Bourguignon 3: Coq au Vin 4: Demi Glace Just to name a few. I spend at least this much a ye...
by David K o l i n
November 9th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

I was counting on that. And my wife works for Amex
by David K o l i n
November 9th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

I'll believe it when I see it on my credit card statement Can’t argue that. I told Nikki I was initiating a chargeback tomorrow am if I didn’t have a credit on my card today. I can wait until tomorrow. If all else fails, my cousin was a Groupon founder. I think he’s out now, but he “knows people”
by David K o l i n
November 9th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Cash refund tomorrow am. Keep the wine. Per Nikki
by David K o l i n
November 6th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Uh-oh, looks like Groupon might be pushing back. “Just checking in - it has taken me longer to get a Groupon resolution that I had originally thought, but it looks like we should get an answer today. I'll be in touch when I know more, very soon.“ I didn’t realize I was waiting on a Groupon decision...
by David K o l i n
November 5th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one village/town/city in Italy...
Replies: 50
Views: 1798

Re: If only one village/town/city in Italy...

Positano. No, Ravello
by David K o l i n
November 4th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1744
Views: 94104

Re: What did you cook tonight?

J a y H a c k wrote:
November 4th, 2020, 7:32 pm
jeffmazen wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 9:52 am
Just made a pot of Yak and Elk chili for lunch. I'm trying to cook for my FIL who has gall bladder issues and was told to cut the fat.
Have him try ostrich.
And Kangaroo
by David K o l i n
November 3rd, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Their call. Someone probably decided it’s worth their $35-40 new shipment costs to get their wine back. I don’t think we should care one way or the other so long as they pick it up at the drop point
by David K o l i n
November 2nd, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Robert M yers wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 2:53 pm
Sounds like they may want my case of CC back, which is fine, but seems like a lot of hassle for what can’t be much $ after two trips across the country
Same here. Their choice
by David K o l i n
November 2nd, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

NickRut wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 2:15 pm
So email Qupe directly is the play?
Yup. I got a quick response from Nikki. I don’t envy her this job
by David K o l i n
November 2nd, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

[swearing.gif] Case of ‘18 Central Coast.
by David K o l i n
November 1st, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best hot dogs?
Replies: 73
Views: 4632

Re: best hot dogs?

Nobody has mentioned buns. Buns matter a lot. A lot! And far as I know, I can’t get one that doesn’t suck. Make your own. MUCH better than store bought, and it's really not difficult. Linda will know these. King Arthur has a recipe for making comparables B2735AC8-C13A-4945-AE81-FD928BE4229B.png
by David K o l i n
October 30th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Hi this is Mary Ann from Vintage Wine Estates. We sincerely apologize for this situation. If you received wine that was not what you expected please email info@qupe.com directly for the quickest assistance. They'll make it right. Thank you for intervening, Mary Anne. Mine arrive on Tuesday. Hope we...
by David K o l i n
October 30th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 101
Views: 3025

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

Yup. Beetroot is pretty big down there. When I first visited in the late ‘80s, Burger King’s Whopper came with beets.
by David K o l i n
October 30th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best lobster cracker
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: Best lobster cracker

Following. I use the back of my chef’s knife
by David K o l i n
October 29th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Happy to sell you mine, Scott (if it’s not what I ordered). I’m not easy at excusing fraud, even if I thought I got a sharp deal
by David K o l i n
October 29th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Scott G r u n e r wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 7:50 pm
has anyone tried the 2018 central coast? Is it not worth $10 per bottle?
Maybe, but I for sure would not have bought as much of it if I had known I was going to be getting a $20 bottle of wine instead of a $45 bottle of wine.
It would have been a pass for me
by David K o l i n
October 29th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Mine shipped yesterday and is due on Tuesday. Not hopeful.

Definitely will charge it back if it’s not the Hillside. If that doesn’t work, I’ll tell them I ran out of US dollars and have substituted Hong Kong dollars in their place
by David K o l i n
October 29th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Just filed chargeback with CC. This is crazy. I’ve I only filed chargebacks with my CC on products that never actually arrived. I am fully anticipating the wrong wine being delivered tomorrow. In this circumstance, as I obligated to return the wine? Thanks in advance. I think you should give Groupo...
by David K o l i n
October 27th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

Nice!
by David K o l i n
October 23rd, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: TN: 2001 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series

Thanks for the note, Buzz. It’s been at least a decade for me
by David K o l i n
October 23rd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liquid Farm Champagne?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 1567

Re: Liquid Farm Champagne?!?

Definitely from Champagne per the label
by David K o l i n
October 22nd, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

[scratch.gif] If they have 2 six packs don’t they have a case [scratch.gif] 12 bottle case is $99 6 bottle case is $69 So more marginal margin on the 6 bottle - I am thinking that is why the 12s were limited. But in the vein of other posters "Qupe for $11.5 a bottle - I'm in" Qupe for $8.25 a bottl...
by David K o l i n
October 22nd, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 663
Views: 36556

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

I’m for a case of course.

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