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by Todd Hamina
December 9th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine to Pair with Caviar?
Replies: 44
Views: 1465

Re: Best Wine to Pair with Caviar?

Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 5:39 pm
How about Muscadet? If it works with oysters it should work with caviar.
+1, this match up is outstanding. The depth of Muscadet/Melon de Bourgogne with caviar, ossetra in particular, is a treat.
by Todd Hamina
December 8th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 127
Views: 6976

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

brigcampbell wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Todd Hamina wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 4:31 pm
I better have some ideas!
No kidding, you get the berserkerday creativity award every year.

I'm in for whatever you put up. My wife and sister think you're cute so you got that going for you...
I should find out if Jason Hagen is out of the woods.
by Todd Hamina
December 8th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020

Although this place is not fancy in any way, shape or form we stopped in here a few times during our leisurely week in Rome because it is flat out delicious.

Pizzeria Florida is all counter service;
Via Florida 25
00186 Roma
Italy
Centro Storico
by Todd Hamina
December 6th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 127
Views: 6976

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

I better have some ideas!
by Todd Hamina
December 5th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 53
Views: 1201

Re: Wine from Normandy?

I used "the Fork" app a bunch, very useful.
by Todd Hamina
December 5th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2007 Biggio Hamina Pinot noir Sixer (6 only). Over.
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: 2007 Biggio Hamina Pinot noir Sixer (6 only). Over.

Check your inbox. I think I can put another together for you. I'm back in Oregon this weekend.
by Todd Hamina
December 5th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 53
Views: 1201

Re: Wine from Normandy?

Done. Nathan S M I T H, what town did she study in?

Andy, $5 I find something. In or out?
by Todd Hamina
December 4th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 53
Views: 1201

Re: Wine from Normandy?

Two weeks ago...
by Todd Hamina
December 3rd, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 53
Views: 1201

Re: Wine from Normandy?

Research restaurants in the town she studied in, pull up their websites, look for wine lists, and try to see if you can get the wines by the glass. I would guess that would be like the cheap stuff she was drinking. Bon chance!
by Todd Hamina
December 3rd, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love a good screw
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Love a good screw

I hope your reading comprehension improves.
by Todd Hamina
December 2nd, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love a good screw
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Love a good screw

I screwcapped only fifteen years ago... which isn't too shabby.
by Todd Hamina
December 2nd, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2007 Biggio Hamina Pinot noir Sixer (6 only). Over.
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: 2007 Biggio Hamina Pinot noir Sixer (6 only).

I am not really in the market for newish Bordeaux right now, but that could change.
by Todd Hamina
December 1st, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2007 Biggio Hamina Pinot noir Sixer (6 only). Over.
Replies: 6
Views: 481

2007 Biggio Hamina Pinot noir Sixer (6 only). Over.

I opened an 07 Momtazi vineyard last week and it was in a good spot. Here's the offer: 2007 Ana vineyard- all Dundee Hills goodness, 20% whole cluster 2007 Deux Vert vineyard- Yamhill-Carlton District AVA, 70% whole cluster 2007 Momtazi vineyard- McMinnville AVA, 90% whole cluster So we came out of ...
by Todd Hamina
November 30th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 41
Views: 2506

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Thank you! Glad you had a good time.
by Todd Hamina
November 30th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love a good screw
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Love a good screw

larry schaffer wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 11:31 am
Todd,

But no hard data to back up your claims - and that will always be the.challenge . . .

Cheers
I always leave out hard data when I'm talking art...
by Todd Hamina
November 29th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love a good screw
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

Re: Love a good screw

There is little doubt in my mind that the aging curve is extremely shallow. If the goal is freshness I believe screwcaps are the way to go. However, if secondary and tertiary aromas are your jam you'll need extra decades. Or just use cork.
by Todd Hamina
November 28th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11366

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

Right, a taco truck run by a winemaker who has worked at Dujac and DRC...
by Todd Hamina
November 27th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 135
Views: 8615

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

I see they have a Corton Charlie on deck. Very interesting.
by Todd Hamina
November 27th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 135
Views: 8615

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Sure, why not.
by Todd Hamina
November 27th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 135
Views: 8615

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

I am bumping this thread up to the top because it is Thanksgiving weekend already. Where does the time go?

Pick from the list, lists, added lists and recommendations here and go show some love to the little guy/gal. Go ahead, love them, and buy their terrific wines.
by Todd Hamina
November 25th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2014 Holmes Gap Pinot noir - Biggio Hamina OVER
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: 2014 Holmes Gap Pinot noir - Biggio Hamina

Ok, four are gone. But I can do two more and then, finito.
by Todd Hamina
November 25th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2014 Holmes Gap Pinot noir - Biggio Hamina OVER
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: 2014 Holmes Gap Pinot noir - Biggio Hamina

1 left for certain. I will double check asap to see how many I actually can offer over the initial four. Thanks!
by Todd Hamina
November 25th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2014 Holmes Gap Pinot noir - Biggio Hamina OVER
Replies: 3
Views: 320

2014 Holmes Gap Pinot noir - Biggio Hamina OVER

I have four cases of this wine. It's delicious and in a good spot, but I felt like having an orphan sale and didn't want to wait until Bday. Here's a Vinous review/tasting note: Light bright red. Highly perfumed aromas of red berry preserves, Asian spices and mocha take on a bright mineral overtone ...
by Todd Hamina
November 9th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5120

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

I'm in France currently, then Italy until the 21st. Next time!

And I'll put it in my phone!!!
by Todd Hamina
November 9th, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5120

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

No, he's talking about me. Since Bill's appointment I forgot, I immediately stop and log it into my calendar on my phone.
by Todd Hamina
November 5th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5120

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

People are late all the time. I wouldn't worry about it since a sale from someone who showed up late is still better than no sale at all.
by Todd Hamina
November 2nd, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

I'll eat your cake. I love cake. Cheese too.
by Todd Hamina
November 2nd, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

I think if the sun shines a lot in a vintage that the wines should show it.
by Todd Hamina
November 1st, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

Right. Be brave Greg!
by Todd Hamina
November 1st, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

And yes Mark, I think you're right. So the arguement of picking to hold onto acid is out the window. Acid is abundant in 19.
by Todd Hamina
November 1st, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

Yes Rick, 96 was a "sneaky good" year. But not for everyone and that will be a truth in 2019.
by Todd Hamina
October 31st, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

Bloom was in early June, which put the sweet spot of 105 days towards the tail end of September. Folks that started early did so against miserable disease pressure. Folks with fine vineyard managers that picked on a reasonable schedule will be rewarded with pretty wines.

Reminds me 1996.
by Todd Hamina
October 27th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"
Replies: 40
Views: 2453

Re: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Eric Lundblad wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 2:05 pm
This is the wine equivalent of TPing someone's house

Now that is some funny shite!
I feel some evil brewing...
by Todd Hamina
October 26th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 119
Views: 6694

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

B. Buzzini wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Do you have a Grocery Outlet?
+1, you can hone your bargain hunting skills. Distributors will "dump" brands they no longer carry and there are deals to be found. There are also many unheard of brands, so you will need to be diligent in your research. Best of luck.
by Todd Hamina
October 23rd, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 71
Views: 2941

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Christine Huang wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 8:21 am
Todd Hamina wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 8:22 am
Rogue Creamery in Central Point, OR is mighty fine.
It seems a lot of people agree with your assessment.
https://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/20 ... 064672002/

So I slowed played the hype a bit.
by Todd Hamina
October 22nd, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 71
Views: 2941

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

+1 Cowgirl Creamery
by Todd Hamina
October 22nd, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 71
Views: 2941

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Rogue Creamery in Central Point, OR is mighty fine.
by Todd Hamina
October 14th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1320

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

What do the Sacklers drink? As I am certain that is the good shit.
by Todd Hamina
October 12th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food in Willamette.
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: Food in Willamette.

Bunk in PDX too.
by Todd Hamina
October 12th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food in Willamette.
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: Food in Willamette.

Mark.Ricca wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 6:09 am
Olympia Provisions anyone?
Very good, not great.

Canard, Little Bird, Davenport all worth a shot in PDX.
by Todd Hamina
October 11th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 2021

Re: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley

Final pick is scheduled for Wednesday (semillon for a client). All of the Pinot noir for still red production has been in for a week. Interesting vintage, and I am curious to see how some people will spin their take on it. I like it, but we brought in clean and late (110ish days post bloom).
by Todd Hamina
October 10th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last Minute Willamaette Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Last Minute Willamaette Trip

Sure, come visit.
by Todd Hamina
October 10th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020

Nice place Stan, thanks.

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