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by David K o l i n
July 26th, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody in for the latest Kutch release?
Replies: 22
Views: 1283

Re: Anybody in for the latest Kutch release?

I’m for the Chardonnay. Every release. A bit Pinot heavy now

Had the ‘09 McDougall over the weekend and it was in great form, particularly if you like tart cherries
by David K o l i n
July 25th, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I thought it could not get worse….
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: I thought it could not get worse….

Everyone knows that fried chicken is the only proper filling for donut sandwiches
by David K o l i n
July 25th, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 510
Views: 52865

Re: Chicago and suburbs

We went to Virtue in Hyde Park last night and had a terrific meal. Southern influenced. I had chicken gizzards with dirty rice as a starter and walleye with shrimp and etouffe and buttered Geetchee grits as a main and both were excellent. Similar replies from the other diners. $25 corkage, but bewar...
by David K o l i n
July 21st, 2021, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Aubert Abreu Cabernet - Any Notes or Experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: 2005 Aubert Abreu Cabernet - Any Notes or Experience?

A back of the wine locker find. Do any of you have experience with, or notes on, this wine? CellarTracker is bare. TIA 89783864-14A5-4AAC-80A8-B3AAB794F805.jpeg CT was bare, because someone made a brand new dupe with basically no data. I merged this into the wine that has been in our database for 1...
by David K o l i n
July 21st, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Aubert Abreu Cabernet - Any Notes or Experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: 2005 Aubert Abreu Cabernet - Any Notes or Experience?

Scott Jameson wrote: July 21st, 2021, 5:38 pm Here's some notes. None are mine, but I had the wine twice, once in 2011 and again in 2018. It was hot, spoofy, and generally unpleasant. Hopefully your bottle will be better.

https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=374249
Thanks, Scott. I’m not sure it will be. 15.8% ABV
by David K o l i n
July 21st, 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Aubert Abreu Cabernet - Any Notes or Experience?
Replies: 8
Views: 389

2005 Aubert Abreu Cabernet - Any Notes or Experience?

A back of the wine locker find. Do any of you have experience with, or notes on, this wine?

CellarTracker is bare. TIA

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by David K o l i n
July 20th, 2021, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What food processor should I buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: What food processor should I buy?

I think Cuisinart 14 is still the best, but the Breville is very good from what I here
by David K o l i n
July 18th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first experience with Txakolina
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: first experience with Txakolina

Best place to try a Sidre in in Northern Spain. A couple of dollars a bottle in restaurants. We always have a bottle of Txakolina in our fridge in the summer
by David K o l i n
July 17th, 2021, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13214
Views: 565806

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1998 Pertinace Barbaresco Vigneto Castellizzano. In a very sweet spot
by David K o l i n
July 14th, 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you had any of these Chinese wines?
Replies: 24
Views: 860

Re: Have you had any of these Chinese wines?

My read is that the articles and tasting notes are done by Zekun Shuai, an associate editor, not Suckling, from the byline at the end of the article. Am I misreading this? The only Chinese wines I ever had were from 30 years ago when I was working in Beijing. No bueno
by David K o l i n
July 13th, 2021, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Champagne--can't open
Replies: 26
Views: 913

Re: Help with Champagne--can't open

Didn't know this was a thing. What's this tool called? A Champagne tap. I have several, including shorter ones. Careful using Google search. It’s also a reference to a first rate spinal tap Interesting. Thanks for the heads up in the google search. Stumbled on this video with a quick google search ...
by David K o l i n
July 13th, 2021, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Champagne--can't open
Replies: 26
Views: 913

Re: Help with Champagne--can't open

Get one of these. Put the cage back on without the crown cap. Screw this all the way through the center of the cork. The Champagne will come up through the holes at the base right above the screw and the glow can be controlled through the thumbscrew at the top. Champagne on tap! image.jpgAF527007-9...
by David K o l i n
July 13th, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with Champagne--can't open
Replies: 26
Views: 913

Re: Help with Champagne--can't open

Get one of these. Put the cage back on without the crown cap. Screw this all the way through the center of the cork. The Champagne will come up through the holes at the base right above the screw and the glow can be controlled through the thumbscrew at the top. Champagne on tap! image.jpg AF527007-9...
by David K o l i n
July 12th, 2021, 6:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: UK Banning Boiling Lobster
Replies: 25
Views: 1199

Re: UK Banning Boiling Lobster

Not for me, but for a dinner companion. It was served alive. Brutal. There are a limited number of laws - seven - that Jews are permitted to impose on non-Jews as badges of civilized existence. One of the seven is that you are forbidden to eat the flesh of an animal that is still alive. It is consi...
by David K o l i n
July 12th, 2021, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best .375 Champagne
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: The Best .375 Champagne

We had a Krug 163ème from 375 for our anniversary last night (from a 3 bottle stash I had forgotten about). I know that Krug advises drinking them early, but The wine was not that advanced except the mousse was almost gone. I’ve had this experience several time before. Cork issue? Or just a standard...
by David K o l i n
July 7th, 2021, 5:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: UK Banning Boiling Lobster
Replies: 25
Views: 1199

Re: UK Banning Boiling Lobster

Is steaming OK?
by David K o l i n
July 6th, 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pour with shakshouka?
Replies: 34
Views: 1282

Re: What to pour with shakshouka?

Arak at our house
by David K o l i n
July 4th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sorrento, Capri & Amalfi
Replies: 25
Views: 713

Re: Sorrento, Capri & Amalfi

Brad- We're staying Positano in Sept. I've seen many posts recommending a visit to Ravello. It looks like a ferry to Amalfi then bus to Ravello ? Seems easy enough during the day but thinking dinner would be difficult to make it back other than car service or taxi back to Positano ? I saw you and G...
by David K o l i n
July 1st, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: At last- Popeyes after a year
Replies: 32
Views: 1341

Re: At last- Popeyes after a year

Victor Hong wrote: July 1st, 2021, 11:50 am The stuff freezes well. Re-heat by placing in a skillet over medium fire.
Who ever has left over fried chicken?

Popeyes was a client in the ‘80’s and ‘90s. Al Copeland was a piece of work. And the chicken is great
by David K o l i n
June 29th, 2021, 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Key West—anniversary in late June
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Key West—anniversary in late June

Congrats on 36. Well done!
by David K o l i n
June 28th, 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Good frozen dinners or snacks to microwave or put into the oven.
Replies: 35
Views: 1075

Re: Good frozen dinners or snacks to microwave or put into the oven.

PeterJ wrote: June 28th, 2021, 8:39 am Costco sells several dinner entrees that are cooked sous vide so you just have to heat them up. A few of the better ones are lamb shanks, lemongrass chicken, and stuffed chicken breast.
Do they come in less than 12 packs?
by David K o l i n
June 24th, 2021, 9:26 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Diamond Creek from the 1970s: N
Replies: 25
Views: 4422

Re: Diamond Creek from the 1970s: N

Wish I could be there
by David K o l i n
June 22nd, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why Are There Restaurant Threads Here ?
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Why Are There Restaurant Threads Here ?

Doesn’t this belong in the restaurant forum?
by David K o l i n
June 22nd, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Carbon Steel pans
Replies: 20
Views: 2818

Re: Carbon Steel pans

Just bought the 10” Misen for fun
by David K o l i n
June 20th, 2021, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible. JJPrum 2005 WS Spatlese
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Incredible. JJPrum 2005 WS Spatlese

The only thing that’s moved over the past 16 years is a loss of sulphur. Incredible
by David K o l i n
June 19th, 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chicago - one night only. ISO wine.
Replies: 20
Views: 1121

Re: Chicago - one night only. ISO wine.

Blackbird is finished. I love Sepia
by David K o l i n
June 16th, 2021, 9:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chicago - one night only. ISO wine.
Replies: 20
Views: 1121

Re: Chicago - one night only. ISO wine.

Not too much on the Alsatian side that I can think of, nor anything on the top of a building (there is the Signature Room on the Hancock if you don’t care about high quality), but some French quality alternatives include: - Les Nomades (I was a member when it was a private club 25 years ago - been b...
by David K o l i n
June 15th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Albuquerque and Santa Fe Restaurant Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Albuquerque and Santa Fe Restaurant Suggestions

They have a nice list indeed, Doug. They also have an off menu mole selection at Sazon. They bring small samples to the table and have several proteins you can pair them with. I am not a fan of wine and mole matches, so we passed on the wine. I did like the huge painting of a bandito that they had i...
by David K o l i n
June 15th, 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Portugal, Lisbon & Algarve Restaurant & Activities no kids Rec
Replies: 40
Views: 1143

Re: Portugal, Lisbon & Algarve Restaurant & Activities no kids Rec

It’s just a little over a week until the annual Festa de São João do Porto. About the most fun that I’ve ever had on vacation, but you have to like crowds and getting constantly hit by strangers with squeaky plastic mallets and garlic flowers.
by David K o l i n
June 15th, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chicago - one night only. ISO wine.
Replies: 20
Views: 1121

Re: Chicago - one night only. ISO wine.

Did the restaurant start with an E (Everest)? If so, permanently closed
by David K o l i n
June 15th, 2021, 7:50 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Albuquerque and Santa Fe Restaurant Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Albuquerque and Santa Fe Restaurant Suggestions

Gabriel’s just outside do SF is great, a local favorite for New Mexican fare. The Compound and Geronimo are a couple of others. But it has been a while….. We had a nice lunch at Gabriel’s with a friend. It was on a Saturday at 2 pm and the lines were long as they were still social distancing, even ...
by David K o l i n
June 15th, 2021, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Pair of 1974s for a Belated Birthday Dinner
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: A Pair of 1974s for a Belated Birthday Dinner

Wonderful notes, Sarah.
by David K o l i n
June 14th, 2021, 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Albuquerque and Santa Fe Restaurant Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: Albuquerque and Santa Fe Restaurant Suggestions

We ate at Sazon and Radish and Rye (birthday dinner) on our trip. Sazon was very good but very expensive for the fare(the opinion may be the result of 10 days of Mexican and New Mexican cuisine). I think their appetizers were their high point (my wife still trembles over their 3 stuffed squash bloss...
by David K o l i n
June 12th, 2021, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some people have all the luck
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Some people have all the luck

Sick
by David K o l i n
June 10th, 2021, 7:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 765
Views: 56671

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Adventures in beef. Hope I have a better experience than Dan
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by David K o l i n
June 4th, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The ultimate smoked brisket
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: The ultimate smoked brisket

[rofl.gif] on forgetting to photograph the final product.

Thanks for the tour
by David K o l i n
June 3rd, 2021, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine EVER!???
Replies: 57
Views: 2915

Re: Best Wine EVER!???

1961 Latour. Took my breath away
by David K o l i n
June 2nd, 2021, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Noon Eclipse (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: TN: 2004 Noon Eclipse (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)

I won’t sell wines that are a mess. I think I have one more Someone will like them. I think the issue is not that it is a bad wine it just doesn't fit your tasting preference. If it was cooked or corked that would be a different story. As I stated I will not drink an Orin Swift wine as I hate them ...
by David K o l i n
June 2nd, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Noon Eclipse (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: TN: 2004 Noon Eclipse (Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale)

I won’t sell wines that are a mess. I think I have one more
by David K o l i n
June 2nd, 2021, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: 2002 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper

I corrected my fat fingers twice to no avail. Lest’s try this again. 1997
by David K o l i n
June 2nd, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: 2002 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz E & E Black Pepper

Thanks, Jason. I just pulled a 2997 out of storage and am hoping for similar results
by David K o l i n
May 25th, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Key West—anniversary in late June
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Key West—anniversary in late June

Congratulations, Scott! I’m a KW old timer, so I’m not sure I’d be if much help, but 36 is amazing
by David K o l i n
May 24th, 2021, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SCHEDULED DOWNTIME: SUNDAY MAY 23 @9AM PACIFIC
Replies: 15
Views: 2982

Re: SCHEDULED DOWNTIME: SUNDAY MAY 23 @9AM PACIFIC

I think the threads are still being indexed by the servers in the background. Aside from things that have been posted recently, as of m writing of this, running various searches, nothing post-2013 comes up. Correct - still indexing, there’s a LOT to index! SOP for the search function? Same as it ev...
by David K o l i n
May 19th, 2021, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: broken wine fridge
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: broken wine fridge

You’ll be fine short term without a fridge at that temp. Longer term as well

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