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by David K o l i n
September 15th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traverse City Area
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Traverse City Area

From my perspective, it's Mawby, Mawby, Mawby. By far the vinous highlight of our last visit. Ask what aged vintage bubbles they have available from their library. In general, bubbles > still, and white > red. Way too much cloyingly sweet whites, and overworked reds. Loved Mawby (as you could proba...
by David K o l i n
September 15th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 122
Views: 3955

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

I just re-read all of Merrill's posts on this thread and frankly wtf is wrong with all of you with the piling-on? You guys sound like the "silence is violence" mob - making things up to thrust fists in the air while claiming hegemony over science and morals. I agree with her that in general it is b...
by David K o l i n
September 15th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1050

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Mark Y wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 10:46 pm
Balllll gameeee

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I’m in
by David K o l i n
September 13th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 122
Views: 3955

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

- safety: literally, this winery has decided the safety of their team and guests - who may go visit other wineries in a given area - is not a priority and they can be spreading infections due to this carelessness. why should Larry, or anyone else, need to host guests who may have been exposed to C-...
by David K o l i n
September 12th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 122
Views: 3955

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Adam Noble wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 1:45 pm
I’m gonna go ahead and take my mask wearing advice from Dr Fauci v Dr Atlas and friends.
Yup
by David K o l i n
September 10th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visit to Château Chalon: not in Bordeaux and not a château
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Visit to Château Chalon: not in Bordeaux and not a château

Thanks, Alex. I’m a fan of all of the region’s wines. I just uncovered a 1955 Bourdy Vin Rouge (my birth year) from the cellar depths and plan to open it this winter
by David K o l i n
September 9th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1050

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

Betty C wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 7:01 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 5:24 pm
I am pretty meh about Fly By Jing’s product
Any particular reason?
Not much punch. Light on ma and light on la
by David K o l i n
September 9th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses
Replies: 38
Views: 1050

Re: Chili Crisp - Different Brands & Uses

I am pretty meh about Fly By Jing’s product
by David K o l i n
September 9th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 131
Views: 12723

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

Good to see you, Bob. Feel free to stop by for lesser subject commentary
by David K o l i n
September 8th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: Mt. Rushmore

brigcampbell wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Mt Rushmore is awesome, for one hour, then it's "now what?"
The correct answer is “Crazy Horse”. The third hour is the challenge
by David K o l i n
September 5th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 1311

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

alan weinberg wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 10:38 am
I always tweak the recipe. Recipe may say 1 sprig of whatever but what if it is weaker or stronger than usual? So tasting is important.
I never stick to a recipe (other than baking). And I usually don’t follow baking recipes. I use them for ideas
by David K o l i n
September 3rd, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15137

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Who needs free food or booze ?? Free Covid testing with any 5-day stay. Dubai is a almost as fun as Ibiza or Punta del Este. Almost. https://www.smartertravel.com/tips-dubai-warnings-dangers-stay-safe/ Not for everybody https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/01/world/africa/rwanda-paul-rusesabagina-kidnap...
by David K o l i n
September 3rd, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 1311

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

Christine Huang wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 12:00 pm
12 lbs of sweet onions, 10 sprigs of fresh thyme, salt, and 5 or so hours later.
Thank you.

BTW, that may for the inspiration to load homemade bread with scallions. Brilliant.
by David K o l i n
September 3rd, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help!! Identifying Wines from Estate Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1721

Re: Help!! Identifying Wines from Estate Sale

I’ve never heard of Marxen, the Riesling producer, or the vineyard. It’s in the Ruwer Valley (=Ruwerer). You may be pushing your luck with a Spatlese that old. I’d feel a lot safer if it were an Auslese or higher level. The Ruwer is also a place where there is a lot of acid in the wines - this coul...
by David K o l i n
September 1st, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jonah crab
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Jonah crab

I'm not sure what to do with the bodies. We went through a ton of Jonah crab in Maine a couple of weeks ago. Claws only off the boat already steamed. Delicious but takes some picking to get the meat
by David K o l i n
August 29th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best carbonara recipe?
Replies: 29
Views: 2188

Re: Best carbonara recipe?

The worst (and best) carbonara that I’ve ever had was in Rome
by David K o l i n
August 29th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as antiquity
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: Wine as antiquity

Nice!
by David K o l i n
August 26th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"
Replies: 32
Views: 1207

Re: "Guess I've got that old travelling bone"

We just got back from 3 weeks on the road. Chicago to Maine and back with stops in Boston to move our daughter back to Chicago and Syracuse to drop off our son for school. 3,000 miles and happy to be home
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by David K o l i n
August 22nd, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Moccamaster 101 - advice for newbie please
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Moccamaster 101 - advice for newbie please

Use enough coffee took me a while
by David K o l i n
August 22nd, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: KOLOKITHOKEFTEDES
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: KOLOKITHOKEFTEDES

Nice. We’re big on tomatokeftedes.
by David K o l i n
August 22nd, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1281

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Bdklein wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 1:01 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 10:20 pm
Bdklein wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 2:15 pm



Hot and sour, and egg drop , is a great combo .
Not in my house. Although I could probably live with stirring some beaten egg into hot and sour soup, I could. It abide the mixing of the broths
Did you try it ?
Nope
by David K o l i n
August 21st, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1281

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Last night I picked up some Chinese food . The soup I ordered was a combination of Wonton , Egg Drop , and Hot & Sour . Next time I will just mix up the last 2: wonton soup just watered it down. Ewwww Hot and sour, and egg drop , is a great combo . Not in my house. Although I could probably live wi...
by David K o l i n
August 21st, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1281

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Bdklein wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Last night I picked up some Chinese food . The soup I ordered was a combination of Wonton , Egg Drop , and Hot & Sour . Next time I will just mix up the last 2: wonton soup just watered it down.
Ewwww
by David K o l i n
August 18th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 122
Views: 3955

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Bdklein wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Was it Todd or Fu that deleted my post, and why?

Does being a Berserker Business paying member grant special privileges?
Which post ?
The deleted one?
by David K o l i n
August 18th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Daily drinkers: clean winemaking style but savory flavors
Replies: 56
Views: 2149

Re: Daily drinkers: clean winemaking style but savory flavors

I’ve been drinking a good deal of the Terre Nere Etna Rosso ecently and the Sean Thackrey Pleiades is usually delightful
by David K o l i n
August 17th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1281

Re: Food Mashups . . .

Had Trader Joe’s crisp bread, Velvet Peanut butter and a thin slice of raspberry pie and top. The Lord’s best peanut butter and jelly sandwich
by David K o l i n
August 14th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mouton-Rothschild 1994 and a blind tasting of Flannery
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: Mouton-Rothschild 1994 and a blind tasting of Flannery

Thanks for the Mouton note. Have one standing up and I was concerned
by David K o l i n
August 10th, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best hot dogs?
Replies: 60
Views: 2999

Re: best hot dogs?

TimF wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 8:57 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Costco is still $1.50
Still gross. My wife buys them for dog training.
Can’t argue that. You must hate your dog
by David K o l i n
August 9th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best hot dogs?
Replies: 60
Views: 2999

Re: best hot dogs?

Costco is still $1.50
by David K o l i n
August 7th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Nice Lunch
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: A Nice Lunch

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 4:42 pm


The best ’68 Burg I can remember having. I can’t remember having any other ’68 Burgs.


This. Great notes as usual
by David K o l i n
August 7th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 525
Views: 33130

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Chris Blum wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 4:59 pm
UPDATE: Bryan fixed it lickety split. We’re not sure why the order didn’t populate on their shipping calendar.

Birthday dinner is saved. [thumbs-up.gif]
Nobody does customer service better. Nobody
by David K o l i n
August 7th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SQN offer at cost
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

Re: SQN offer at cost

Gone
by David K o l i n
August 5th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: Mt. Rushmore

For the most part I disliked South Dakota. Mt. Rushmore is my least favorite park by a mile. I'd take a trip to any of the places Mark and Robert mentioned above over it. I suppose it's something people should/want to see though. There's virtually nothing in the Badlands in the way of amenities so ...
by David K o l i n
August 4th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: Mt. Rushmore

Adam Noble wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 6:48 pm
There is the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD.
A bit out of the way, but it’s the only time I’ve seen Elvis done in corn.
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by David K o l i n
August 4th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6549

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 10:02 am
Thx!
Got mine late afternoon and the mailer arrived today also
by David K o l i n
August 4th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 122
Views: 3955

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Larry, your initial post suggested that you've already tried to politely inform the winery that they are not following the law and they rebuffed your efforts. There's no reason to pussyfoot around. They shouldn't have broken the law in the first place and you've already put them on notice. I think ...
by David K o l i n
August 4th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 122
Views: 3955

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Larry, your initial post suggested that you've already tried to politely inform the winery that they are not following the law and they rebuffed your efforts. There's no reason to pussyfoot around. They shouldn't have broken the law in the first place and you've already put them on notice. I think ...
by David K o l i n
August 3rd, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah
Replies: 54
Views: 1583

Re: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah

Kris Patten wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 10:09 pm
Sirah....BTW.
¿Que? ¿Sirah?
by David K o l i n
August 3rd, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 22
Views: 945

Re: My. Rushmore

any hotels or restaurants near there? Not anything worth going out of your way for. As long as you’re there, don’t miss Crazy Horse (for a significant donation, they’ll take you up to the work site) or Custer State Park (drive the loop and Needles Highway). Deadwood is another option if you have ti...
by David K o l i n
August 3rd, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah
Replies: 54
Views: 1583

Re: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah

Thackrey Orion and Sirius
by David K o l i n
August 3rd, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?

If you are staying over night or longer, there is a mandatory 14 day quarantine depending on what state you are coming from. https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy/faqs Yup. Thanks. We’re trying to figure out how to time a 3 day COVID test given unpredictable timelines for r...
by David K o l i n
July 31st, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5946

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Get weller, Buzz
by David K o l i n
July 31st, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6549

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

On the fence on whether I’m going to pick up my allocation. I think many spots may open up as a result of COVID
by David K o l i n
July 29th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 90
Views: 4238

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

My current box is standard grain. I’ve been cooking with it for 50+ years, so I don’t have a lot of the issues that others, do I can’t find “standard grain” on the net. Can you post a picture? Same as it’s always been. Flakes, broken flakes, smaller pieces. Same with my Maldon and fleur de sel imag...
by David K o l i n
July 28th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Eisele Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: TN: 2017 Eisele Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

Once total wine mispriced this wine at $35. I bought every bottle. Now it’s $90-100 and not worth it at that tariff but a very nice note, Sean. I loved and consumed mass quantities at $35. Surprisingly, when I stopped buying the cab (which I also loved) because of price increases, my allocation dis...
by David K o l i n
July 28th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palate sensitivity over time...
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Palate sensitivity over time...

My senses have dulled over the years. I haven’t noticed a change in my abilities to perceive TCA or Brett, but my ability to perceive the high toned volatiles have definitely receded
by David K o l i n
July 28th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3573

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

Time to bust my Zojirushi fuzzy back out. I havent used it for ages.
by David K o l i n
July 28th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 90
Views: 4238

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

My current box is standard grain. I’ve been cooking with it for 50+ years, so I don’t have a lot of the issues that others, do
by David K o l i n
July 28th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 90
Views: 4238

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

TimF wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 4:42 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 3:47 pm
TimF wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 1:47 pm
I’m never buying Morton’s again.
Que?
Look up thread about six or so posts.
I occasionally eat whole apples (core and all) so my cyanide resistance is probably sufficient from the seeds. You may want to stay away from processed
apple products as well

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