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by David K o l i n
March 27th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2435

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

That was great fun. Thanks Frank, Jamie and the participants
by David K o l i n
March 27th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 226
Views: 13903

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

My 10+ year old Moccamaster died this am. $310 for a replacement is a bit of a shock, but I may have to suck it up
by David K o l i n
March 26th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4059

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Steve L Gellman wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Is everyone wiping down their packages
Nope. Package goes into quarantine on the front landing for a couple of days. I have no confidence in wiping cardboard completely to get all those little buggers
by David K o l i n
March 26th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4059

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

UPS dropped off without signature or sight this afternoon

And Pequod’s pizza for dinner
by David K o l i n
March 26th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2435

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET

Frank Murray III wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 2:23 pm
David, get after it. I gotta bottle too i need to taste. You joining tomorrow?

Jeff, good one. I've got very little 2010 left. Hope to see you tomorrow.
Planning on it, Frank
by David K o l i n
March 26th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 58
Views: 1597

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

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Victor Hong wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 6:45 am
Nola Palomar wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 4:35 am
Going to dust off that bread machine.
Same here. Mixing bowl, wooden spoon, flour, yeast, and water.
Mixing bowl, hands, flour, yeast, water And bench scraper
by David K o l i n
March 26th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4059

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Just seems totally sketchy. Person making your food may be healthy but can unknowingly pass on the virus as it sits on nice warm food (perfect environment). The risk reward for me isn't worth it, but for those who can't buy groceries and make a meal, this may be your only option. Keep clean!!! Hmmm...
by David K o l i n
March 25th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4059

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Just seems totally sketchy. Person making your food may be healthy but can unknowingly pass on the virus as it sits on nice warm food (perfect environment). The risk reward for me isn't worth it, but for those who can't buy groceries and make a meal, this may be your only option. Keep clean!!! Same...
by David K o l i n
March 25th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4059

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

FedEx required signature. Regular driver
by David K o l i n
March 20th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corn Wine?
Replies: 13
Views: 578

Re: Corn Wine?

John Morris wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 6:03 am
Corn wine is nothing. You should try baixu, Chinese sorghum liquor. Weirdest smell I’ve ever come across in an alcoholic beverage.
No nothing quite like it. Had more than my share working in China, particularly mao tai
by David K o l i n
March 20th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 58
Views: 1597

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

So, that turned out OK, RPS? Two halves garlic cloves doesn’t sound nearly enough
by David K o l i n
March 20th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”
Replies: 34
Views: 2050

Re: And my Wife said “Quick buy more wine!”

Paul Flynn wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 7:14 am
During the fall shipping season 6 different deliveries, all on different days over approximately 2 weeks, all by the same UPS guy. As he hauled the last case up my steps he said, "I think you have a drinking problem!"
It was very funny.
I would have responded “Not any more. Thanks”
by David K o l i n
March 18th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 58
Views: 1597

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

Shashouka for family brunch today
by David K o l i n
March 18th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2191

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

His son Bart said on his Facebook page that he is unable to return to England because of C-19. That sucks
by David K o l i n
March 18th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines to AVOID due to VIRUS
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: Wines to AVOID due to VIRUS

And not just because of the virus
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by David K o l i n
March 17th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2191

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

So sorry to hear. Godspeed Mr B
by David K o l i n
March 17th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 58
Views: 1597

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

I made a huge pot of vegetable soup over the weekend (carrots, celery, onion, fennel bulb, potato, green beans, garbanzos, frozen corn, frozen peas, lacinto kale, red bell pepper, Parmesan rinds, Rosemary, small pasta, parsley, and 3 quarts of vegetable broth). Doesn’t take too long and the family w...
by David K o l i n
March 12th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7390

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

M.Kaplan wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 7:07 pm
The flights and the airports.
Thanks. Looking forward to my ORD to LAX flight on Saturday now
by David K o l i n
March 12th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7390

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

My son who also lives in LA has a reservation at Alinea Saturday. He and his friend planned to take the red eye after work tomorrow to Chicago and have dinner Saturday. He reached out an hour ago to his lifelong buddy, Ted Long, who is responsible for ambulatory care at New York City Health + Hospi...
by David K o l i n
March 12th, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7390

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We’re off to LA on Saturday for a week. Summer plans to Europe are on hold
by David K o l i n
March 7th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7390

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

With refundable airfares and refundable AirBNbs/VRBOs, I would think twice about scheduling travel if I could get insurance that covers nice quarantine accommodations (including food and wine)
by David K o l i n
March 4th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7390

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

M.Kaplan wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 11:36 am


Scheduled to go to the retail real estate convention in Las Vegas in May. Obviously, a game time decision.
May not be your choice. The International Housewares Convention here in Chicago (60,000+) canceled this month’s convention this week
by David K o l i n
March 2nd, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens
Replies: 18
Views: 656

Re: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens

A couple ideas for day trips out of Athens that are absolutely worthwhile

https://travelpassionate.com/top-day-tr ... ns-greece/

Delphi and Cape Sounion/Temple of Poseidon are very enjoyable. If you head to the latter, the are some fun tabernas on the waterfront
by David K o l i n
February 29th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7390

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Oh man. Honeymoon plans have been booked for weeks now. Southern Spain (and Mallorca) plus central France. At this point we are trudging ahead unless something out of our control happens. COVID aside, congratulations Jorge! Thank you Counselor! Indeed, Jorge. Bury yourself on Mallorca. If if have t...
by David K o l i n
February 28th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7390

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Our France and Benelux trip this Spring is on hold.

Our trip to LA in two weeks is not
by David K o l i n
February 26th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road to Hana
Replies: 27
Views: 787

Re: Road to Hana

Paia Fish Market is a good alternative to Mama’s if you are interested in something a lot more casual (and inexpensive)
by David K o l i n
February 25th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tinned Fish & Wine Pairing (Conservas)
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Tinned Fish & Wine Pairing (Conservas)

Sounds awesome, Mark. Thanks
by David K o l i n
February 22nd, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tinned Fish & Wine Pairing (Conservas)
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Tinned Fish & Wine Pairing (Conservas)

Great eel as well
by David K o l i n
February 21st, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 liquid farm white hill
Replies: 15
Views: 1006

Re: 2016 liquid farm white hill

I love the White Hill
by David K o l i n
February 12th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22279

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

My Amex card had not been compromised, but I replaced it
by David K o l i n
February 11th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22279

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Dale Williams wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 5:09 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Still waiting to hear from Flannery on which card I used
You can't look at your charges?
I can, but I have a lot of cards. IDing which would make it easier
by David K o l i n
February 11th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22279

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Still clean, and Bryan reached out by text to assure me which CC I need to keep monitoring.

I told him if he’d just keep selling us Rudd steaks once in awhile all will be kosher.
Still waiting to hear from Flannery on which card I used
by David K o l i n
February 11th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22279

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I just want to say all you people who DIDN'T buy Flannery should be ashamed of yourselves. Unless your vegetarian... Unless my vegetarian what? Good catch. Unless your vegetarian wife catches you at a late night hanger tryst with your non-vegetarian girlfriend. My vegetarian wife will never find me
by David K o l i n
February 11th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22279

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Alan Rath wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 9:36 am
I just want to say all you people who DIDN'T buy Flannery should be ashamed of yourselves. Unless your vegetarian...
Unless my vegetarian what?
by David K o l i n
February 9th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another one bites the dust...Noon Eclipse 2001
Replies: 36
Views: 1560

Re: Another one bites the dust...Noon Eclipse 2001

126, and a couple of my favorites didn’t make the list. I bet I’d do less well with a list of California wineries
by David K o l i n
February 9th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another one bites the dust...Noon Eclipse 2001
Replies: 36
Views: 1560

Re: Another one bites the dust...Noon Eclipse 2001

Opened a 2001 Wendouree Shiraz/Malbec last night, which was singing. Surprising (but not stewed on overwhelming) fruit not obliterated by tannins. Excellent
by David K o l i n
February 4th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Italian Cold Cut Sandwich
Replies: 33
Views: 1732

Re: The Italian Cold Cut Sandwich

MBerto wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 9:06 am
To paraphrase my grandfather, does your cold cut sandwich NEED pesto?
Why, yes it does. When basil is out of season
by David K o l i n
February 3rd, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Italian Cold Cut Sandwich
Replies: 33
Views: 1732

Re: The Italian Cold Cut Sandwich

MBerto wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 3:46 pm
What is that, avocado? My nonna would beat you with a wooden spoon for that!
Pesto. Shame on you. There’s avocado on my wife’s vegetarian version, though.
by David K o l i n
February 3rd, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Italian Cold Cut Sandwich
Replies: 33
Views: 1732

Re: The Italian Cold Cut Sandwich

You forgot the tomato focaccia
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by David K o l i n
February 1st, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 7134

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

Cryo for a week is fine. And no fear of freezing if the seal is intact. Cooked a ribeye this week that have been frozen for 6 months and there was no indication in the final product that it had been frozen
by David K o l i n
January 31st, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1974 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: TN: 1974 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma

Thanks. The wine was quite persistent and I consumed it over the next four hours. And although it was clearly in the downward slope, it reminded me of how much I loved Cali Cabs from that era.

And Sally came through as well
by David K o l i n
January 30th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1974 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma
Replies: 6
Views: 526

TN: 1974 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma

Tasted with Sally. Another wine that I’ve dragged around the country over the past 40+ years, often subject to less than ideal (winter in Michigan, summer in Florida) conditions. This wine shows some indicia of abuse. Top shoulder fill. Cork 1/2 inch below the lip and fell into the wine when touched...
by David K o l i n
January 30th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another one bites the dust...Noon Eclipse 2001
Replies: 36
Views: 1560

Re: Another one bites the dust...Noon Eclipse 2001

I had a similar experience not too long ago with this wine. Fortunately, my wife is immune to its gravitational pull
by David K o l i n
January 30th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 7134

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

Nice, Michael. My order got sidetracked as a result my fat fingers on my phone entering the wrong address, but Dana has been great at getting it righted. 20oz ribeye from the last order has been salted and sitting and waiting for tonight [EDIT - hard to imagine a better steak than last night’s anywh...
by David K o l i n
January 30th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

rolleyes
by David K o l i n
January 30th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

This. why even bother? Because at this time in my life, my friends are more important and I need the reminders. Why do I need to bother with whether that's private or not. It's not like we're talking about pictures of me in a hospital gown. ETA; turns out I post who I drank it with in the private n...

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