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by todd waldmann
April 9th, 2021, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine lockers for single bottles
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Wine lockers for single bottles

Hi, Long story short, I am located in Canada and I am looking to buy single bottles from auction etc. I doubt I will ever have more than 1-2 cases, and I am looking for a wine storage in either California or New York that would support this, I prefer around San Fran, does anyone know if this exists...
by todd waldmann
April 7th, 2021, 3:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1635
Views: 98989

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Does anybody use a steel in their Ooni oven (I've got the Koda 16)?
by todd waldmann
April 6th, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?
Replies: 91
Views: 4119

Re: Issues with Grassl glasses breaking?

I broke one of my new Crus within a couple weeks of receiving them. I was handwashing, only half paying attention, and snapped the stem in half. I have used the dishwasher with good results, other than water spots. Any tips for those who use the dishwasher exclusively for avoiding water spots?
by todd waldmann
April 5th, 2021, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 171
Views: 7823

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

I'll be 60!! in five years. Maybe I'll open my last bottle of '66 Leroy Grands Echezeaux, maybe some of my stash of '05 Truchot, maybe '96 Krug... Who knows? Like Alan, we've started opening a lot more good bottles for no good reason (had an '07 B. Mascarello Barolo last week with homemade pizza).
by todd waldmann
April 4th, 2021, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4336

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Thanks for the notes, Zach! We opened a bottle of the '06 Levet recently and your notes nailed it perfectly. What a wine...
by todd waldmann
March 26th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 18416

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

I’ve had nothing but top notch experiences with buying from Scott. He’s a class act & always delivers.
by todd waldmann
March 20th, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1635
Views: 98989

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Today’s effort (after converting my Ooni Koda 16 to natural gas. No more propane!!)
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by todd waldmann
March 19th, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: when drunk how to sober up ?
Replies: 71
Views: 4463

Re: when drunk how to sober up ?

Classic Berserkers thread: OP asks about how to sober up. The first 45 responses explain to the OP how to help avoid a hangover. Classic. Utterly classic.
It exemplifies both what is so amazing (in a good way) and so amazing (in a bad way) about this place.
by todd waldmann
March 19th, 2021, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In praise of damp cellars
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: In praise of damp cellars

Damp cellars matter. Do you have no filter? Or, conscious? I really enjoy your economic and financial commentary, as well as your non-sarcastic wine posts. But, I have to be honest and say many of your other posts in recent months seem to have moved towards cheap attempts at edgy humor that at best...
by todd waldmann
March 19th, 2021, 7:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1635
Views: 98989

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Thanks for the answers, guys. I made another batch of dough last night and I'll give it a whirl again this weekend. After watching a couple of videos and seeing how the dough behaves, I am thinking some of the issue may have been one of expectations based on the dough recipe I've used in the past.
by todd waldmann
March 16th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1635
Views: 98989

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Ok, experts, I need some guidance. I recently bought an Ooni Koda 16 and am quite happy with it, but am working on my dough. I have used a Cook's Illustrated recipe in the past that is fool proof, but sort of meh. I decided to try the NY style recipe from "The Dough Doctor" on pizzamaking....
by todd waldmann
January 30th, 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What are your current favorite cookbooks?
Replies: 27
Views: 2601

Re: What are your current favorite cookbooks?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 26th, 2020, 5:11 pm New favoriteF08CAFD3-4E48-44F8-A925-2630201E5F46.jpeg
We had reservations to eat there during last year's planned Spring Break trip to the UK. [cray.gif]
by todd waldmann
January 29th, 2021, 2:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 9403

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

Grassl Cru x 6
Glasvin Aromatic x 6
Flannery Beef
by todd waldmann
January 7th, 2021, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9492

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I made it until noon on the 1st. Bought again that afternoon.
by todd waldmann
October 7th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 101
Views: 4299

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

By Sarah's criteria, there really isn't much that I won't eat. I'm not a huge fan of brains & oysters do NOTHING for me. And I was an extremely picky eater as a kid. When my wife and I traveled to Vietnam, we did a street food tour our first night in Saigon. The food was spectacular every place ...
by todd waldmann
September 15th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 125
Views: 7257

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

Kim,

Why are continually quoting Influenza studies to support your assertion that masks have no effect on the spread of COVID-19? And you’ll have to try harder than “they are both respiratory viruses.” That argument is laughable...
by todd waldmann
August 22nd, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Cult Of Champagne
Replies: 53
Views: 2628

Re: The Cult Of Champagne

I'm more tempted to say there's a Cult of Red Wine, as so often the reds are treated like the main event and everything else is secondary, as others have said. Of course there are those of us who don't think that way - some of whom have chimed in already - but it's pretty common with both geeks and...
by todd waldmann
July 24th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: If Everything were Normal, and Teleportation were Possible....
Replies: 45
Views: 2640

Re: If Everything were Normal, and Teleportation were Possible....

Teleportation, eh? I'm cheating a bit, Sarah by naming three meals, but here goes anyway.

Breakfast would be at certain street food stall in Hanoi that serves Char Siu with rice noodles.

El Mercado in Lima for lunch.

And then State Bird for dinner.
by todd waldmann
June 7th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 15871

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

c fu wrote: June 7th, 2020, 3:22 pm We have our first trade. I’m so excited. Someone just traded for the rights to the 16th pick! It seemed touch and go. Thought the trade was off but they just contacted the league office formalizing the deal.

Been waiting for one to happen.
We need an update on the picks...
by todd waldmann
June 5th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 15871

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - Check first post for live draw information - (DONATION CAP $60,000 REACHED!!)

Congrats to all the winners! Now it's time to speculate how the draft will pan out [popcorn.gif] Oh cool, I forgot it was the draft. I thought I won the Pegau. Have tons of that. I do not want the Vatan. I hope 1-18 know Vatan is green thin and weedy shit. I mean really, its from Loire. There is NO...
by todd waldmann
June 5th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 15871

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund -JUST ADDED ROUSSEAU CHAMBERTIN (Currently at $40,60 in donati

Awesome idea and amazing execution, Charlie.

If I win the magnum of Vatan, do I have to grow a beard and start waxing my mustache?
by todd waldmann
February 21st, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Croatia Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 3661

Re: Croatia Recommendations?

We were there (as a family) last summer and had a great time. I liked Split more than Chris did. I got some recommendations from Leo Frokic prior to our trip. Two restaurant highlights: Bistro Ciba in Split was great- small, casual, great food, very busy. We were very obviously the only tourists in ...
by todd waldmann
February 16th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 35
Views: 8106

Re: London Recos

We are seeing Hamilton in the West End next month. I'm looking for restaurant suggestions. We'll be with our two teenagers, who are moderately adventurous.
by todd waldmann
February 7th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MAC&CHEESE
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Re: MAC&CHEESE

My wife usually uses a combination of Gruyere, Fontina, and sharp cheddar. I like it better than Gruyere alone. And we usually pair it with Gruner.

YNWA.
by todd waldmann
January 27th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Din Tai Fung
Replies: 6
Views: 3510

Re: Din Tai Fung

Champagne & Riesling would be my choices for pairing with the food at Din Tai Fung.
by todd waldmann
January 24th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 234
Views: 21636

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

I just was in SF as well and went to Mourad: flippin' fantastic, I thought. We shared the beef short rib dish, which was truly outstanding. We were all stunned at how good it was. Also the eggplant and burrata apps: dope. Thanks for the alternative view I had a feeling it would be better with a lar...
by todd waldmann
December 8th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 234
Views: 21636

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: December 8th, 2019, 9:35 am
todd waldmann wrote: October 29th, 2019, 1:33 pm And I could easily enjoy State Bird once a week and not get tired of it.
My idea of hospice is a bong & a bag in a crib that’s walking distance from State Bird.
That sounds pretty good. I'd want access to my cellar too, though. champagne.gif
by todd waldmann
November 26th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 151
Views: 15319

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

I love the fact that this recipe always shows up around this time of year. Thanks Robert Fleming and his Mama. Agreed. We were discussing Mama's Pecan Pie at work today (I have been spreading the word and several of my employees are converts) and someone new wanted the recipe. I knew if I came here...
by todd waldmann
November 1st, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which grand cru
Replies: 16
Views: 1936

Re: Which grand cru

Kris Patten wrote: October 23rd, 2019, 8:28 pm Mugneret followed by Lambrays.
He may be a Gooner, but he's right about this.
by todd waldmann
October 29th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 234
Views: 21636

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

We had great meals at both Rich Table and State Bird this past weekend. Not the first visit for either one. We will return to both. I love the vibe in addition to the food at both places. And I could easily enjoy State Bird once a week and not get tired of it.
by todd waldmann
September 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 3378

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Thank God! Now, I will rest easier knowing that you are in a better position to look down your nose at the rest of us.
by todd waldmann
September 10th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 3378

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

I can't believe Victor even buys/eats avocados. They require a TON of water to farm. Eating them pretty seriously undermines his holier-than-thou stance and makes it even more difficult to listen to the constant "tsk, tsk, tsk" coming from his keyboard. Victor, how do you even sleep at nig...
by todd waldmann
August 19th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: TN: A bunch of Croatian wines from a recent visit, July 2019

Great notes, Todd! Glad you had a good time. Those are some great notes. We enjoyed a couple bottles of the Krajančić Pošip as well. Also drank a bottle of Krajančić rosé, which was perfectly matched with the setting.
by todd waldmann
July 26th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 234
Views: 21636

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

Todd... A lot of the posts are older and things change. So I was looking for up-to-date tips as I know zero about the city. Understood. An awful lot of what is in this thread is current. It can be tough to decide though since there are so many options. I would second Robert's enthusiastic take on S...
by todd waldmann
July 25th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 234
Views: 21636

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

You just posted a general question about San Francisco restaurants at the end of a four page thread..... on San Francisco restaurants. [scratch.gif]
by todd waldmann
July 24th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 11057

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

A very sad way to be reminded of how much of a community we have here.

As others have said, he will definitely be missed.
by todd waldmann
July 23rd, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Seville/Sevilla
Replies: 12
Views: 2664

Re: Seville/Sevilla

Catch a Flamenco performance at la Casa del Flamenco. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Spain a few years ago.
by todd waldmann
July 22nd, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: SF restaurants
Replies: 4
Views: 2822

Re: SF restaurants

There are several threads in Epicurean Exploits, but this is the most up-to-date one.

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by todd waldmann
July 16th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 62
Views: 4343

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

Of course it depends on the pizza, but in general; youngish Champagne, Tuscan wines without much oak and mature Red Burgs. If she knew you Ray, my wife would blame you for me always pairing Champagne with pizza. I hadn't thought of it until reading some of your posts a long time ago on the Parker b...
by todd waldmann
July 5th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 320
Views: 23563

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Squires' BB was an information goldmine for someone with a budding wine obsession. When it was at its peak, I couldn't get enough. It started dying well before the paywall went up. The death began when Squires began "managing" the board arbitrarily and vindictively. The paywall merely acce...
by todd waldmann
June 28th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 55
Views: 2941

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

Doug Sher wrote: June 26th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Doug Sher wrote: June 26th, 2019, 6:35 am Marcel Deiss wines are often brilliant examples of field blending.
Clearly, Alsace wines are dead at retail.
Agree with both posts, Doug. champagne.gif
by todd waldmann
May 27th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Balkan Help
Replies: 8
Views: 5592

Re: Balkan Help

Thanks, Don. I’ll send him a message.
by todd waldmann
May 23rd, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Balkan Help
Replies: 8
Views: 5592

Re: Balkan Help

Nuthin'?
by todd waldmann
May 21st, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Balkan Help
Replies: 8
Views: 5592

Balkan Help

Next week, we are off to the Balkans- Sarajevo, Mostar, Split, Korcula, Rovinj, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, and Zagreb. We have reservations at JB's in Ljubljana, Monte in Rovinj, and Hisa Franko. I'd love any other recommendations for dining. FWIW, we will be traveling with two teenagers, who are moderat...
by todd waldmann
April 17th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food
Replies: 16
Views: 1286

Re: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food

Nice! Multiple experiences eating street food in Asia rank among my favorite meals ever.
by todd waldmann
April 6th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acquisition vs Consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1938

Re: Acquisition vs Consumption

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: April 6th, 2019, 2:20 pm I fully admit that I love buying wine even more than I love drinking it!
^this.

As I am moving all the wine previously stored elsewhere into my new cellar, the depth of my derangement is becoming all too clear.....
by todd waldmann
March 27th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...
Replies: 52
Views: 2465

Re: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...

Jeremy Holmes wrote: March 23rd, 2019, 8:19 pm Move onto the next person.
Precisely what I was thinking. Don't waste your time!
by todd waldmann
March 26th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park
Replies: 30
Views: 2629

Re: Good Old Days At Eleven Madison Park

Absolutely true. At the time I didn't, but now I think it's pretty funny that he unknowingly brought the bottle back to my table. that is pretty funny, was the wine any good? No clue - didn't taste it. When I confronted him at the dinner he insisted that he brought the bottle of '69 CdlR. I didn't ...
by todd waldmann
February 26th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Seattle Restaurants Recommendation
Replies: 74
Views: 5932

Re: Seattle Restaurants Recommendation

Went to Spinasse last night and it was fantastic. This thread was a huge help. Almost 2 years later, my now 12 year old still periodically reminds us of how good their Tajarin with butter is. [cheers.gif] Went last night. Wowzers!! Amazing tajarin - also absolutely loved the Capunet, swiss chard wr...
by todd waldmann
February 26th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 6117

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

All of the "wow" roses I have experienced, shared one characteristic: Age.

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