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by Scott G r u n e r
May 19th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 25
Views: 682

Re: Impossible burgers

Jim Brennan wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 8:02 am


GMOs are a bullshit Boogeyman however, with most of the objections being little different than anti-vax.
very much this.
by Scott G r u n e r
May 19th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 25
Views: 682

Re: Impossible burgers

My personal view (and actually shared by several vegetarians I know) is that trying to mimic meat with non meat ingredients is missing the point of being vegetarian. Fake meat is Like going to a brothel for a kiss. If I eat vegetarian I dont want fake meat, I want good tasting and presumably healthy...
by Scott G r u n e r
May 18th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which syrahs are retirement worthy?
Replies: 43
Views: 2168

Re: which syrahs are retirement worthy?

First, Robert… You're saying that Cayuse will let me keep buying BF and Cailloux (my original get) and not take GOK? That would be great. I just assumed that GOK was the price I had to pay. It's not bad wine, just not that interesting compared to their syrahs. I am not Robert, but yes. I know from ...
by Scott G r u n e r
May 16th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 96
Views: 4277

Re: Robert Parker retires

Most influential wine critic, possibly in history. A truly remarkable career- wish him nothing but 100+ pointers in retirement.
by Scott G r u n e r
May 15th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1459

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

It's a bit of a muddy definition that you can not watch DVD's but you can go to a movie theatre or watch them on airplanes. Brett Favre.

Let's go back to a real hypothetical like consuming zero sodium chloride in any shape or form.
by Scott G r u n e r
May 15th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1459

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Give up wine. There are many other beverage options that I could live with. Without salt, the world is bland and uninteresting place. Wine with cardboard tasting food sounds like a the devil's take on corked irony.
by Scott G r u n e r
May 15th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1017

Re: Using corked wine making Coq au vin

The relative quality of the wine makes zero difference if you're stewing something for ages. Just pay a few dollars more for the best quality beef chuck/ round and make sure you season & sear each piece well. That's infinitely more important than the wine used. Agree 100%. So even if you can salvag...
by Scott G r u n e r
May 13th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1017

Re: Coq au vin

I had good results with the Alton Brown version. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alt ... pe-1952021
by Scott G r u n e r
May 6th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd recent palate sensation
Replies: 12
Views: 687

Re: Odd recent palate sensation

Root phase
by Scott G r u n e r
May 6th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 730

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

Cast Iron all they way, IMO. Take longer to heat, but worth it. I have had two gas grills over the past 20+ years. Both Weber and will always buy Weber for gas grill. They built well, built to last, and they stand behind their products and design them to be, for the most part, maintainable. One of m...
by Scott G r u n e r
May 5th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 40
Views: 1499

Re: 2018 Rose

This years Gramercy cellars rose is very good. The best they have made. I haven’t yet tasted my usuals (Triennes, amentzoi rubentis, etc).
by Scott G r u n e r
May 3rd, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Technical data for wine. Tell the whole story.
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: Technical data for wine. Tell the whole story.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 4:51 am
Whenever I look at the tech data on winery websites, the ABV is always there.

And then there's the residual sugar myth...unless you're talking about some $75 version of Apothic.
If it is a myth, prove it with the data. Pretty sure the data is readily available and just needs to be typed/printed
by Scott G r u n e r
May 2nd, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1545

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

The hilarious thing about all this is I am not sure anyone is actually disagreeing that much. JK is speaking purely from his own perspective as a taster/drinker (which is absolutely correct), whereas Wes and myself are leaving room that others may perceive TCA differently and not notice or mind a mi...
by Scott G r u n e r
May 1st, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1242

Re: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?

Should read some of the old garagiste offers if this seems to cross a line for you. :)
by Scott G r u n e r
April 30th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1545

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Another classic Berserker exchange.
I don’t go full berserker very often, but when I do I prefer dos equis.
by Scott G r u n e r
April 30th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1545

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

I disagree that your TV hypothetical is more apt. In your example no one can consume the TV content even should they want or choose to. The TV Volume analogy is far more apt, IMO. Low volumes some can hear, some with less sensitive hearing cannot. Is the TV on? Yes. Can the TV content be consumed? Y...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 30th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1545

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

If you don't know you have cancer until it's stage 4, do you actually have cancer? Sounds like a dumb philosophical POV when applied to reality. Trying to live in absolutes is so freaking silly. And using cancer as an analogy to the extent of which a wine is corked is [rofl.gif] [head-bang.gif] Oh ...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 30th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1545

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

If you don't know you have cancer until it's stage 4, do you actually have cancer? Sounds like a dumb philosophical POV when applied to reality. Trying to live in absolutes is so freaking silly. And using cancer as an analogy to the extent of which a wine is corked is [rofl.gif] [head-bang.gif]
by Scott G r u n e r
April 30th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1545

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

Yes and no. There are degrees of corkiness, but for me I can’t drink a wine that smells, tastes corked. So while there are different levels of corked, the decision for me is binary
by Scott G r u n e r
April 29th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Coravin'ed Champagnes
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Some Coravin'ed Champagnes

The cork has to be easier to get through than the metal cap...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 25th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are you into wine ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1383

Re: Why are you into wine ?

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by Scott G r u n e r
April 24th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Shocking finds at a Miami Costco today
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: Shocking finds at a Miami Costco today

Costco isn’t retail! Costco is.....*Costco*!
by Scott G r u n e r
April 24th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 cristal to break new grounds
Replies: 25
Views: 1720

Re: 2018 cristal to break new grounds

YLee wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Scott G r u n e r wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 1:33 pm
2009 available at bountyhunterwines for 199.99. Discount of $25 with code HAPPYBDAY25
No idea of how solid this retailer is, caveat emptor.
Don't see it. Guess sold out.
Aw geez you are right. I may have gotten the last one. Sorry

Coupon code good for any order over 150
by Scott G r u n e r
April 24th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 cristal to break new grounds
Replies: 25
Views: 1720

Re: 2018 cristal to break new grounds

2009 available at bountyhunterwines for 199.99. Discount of $25 with code HAPPYBDAY25
No idea of how solid this retailer is, caveat emptor.
by Scott G r u n e r
April 24th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8215

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Was it really the threat from Tanzer integration that broke the deal or the sharing of community notes in general? Bob had frequent paranoid episodes leading to rants about "Blobbers" and the internet's propensity to give anyone with connectivity a voice in wine opinion... It would not surprise me t...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 22nd, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8215

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Lisa is 100% out of touch with this market. This is not the market she is going for though I am not sure she is in touch with that market either. I feel she is targeting the rich, mostly international, trophy hunters.
by Scott G r u n e r
April 19th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BS pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 1487

Re: BS pricing

All press is good press. They got them some press.
by Scott G r u n e r
April 19th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8215

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

And as far as walls go, many have tried it elsewhere on the web and unless there is something so compelling that you 'can't live without it', it simply does not work. That said, that was not the reason that board 'failed' - it had more to do with stifling alternative viewpoints (and, in all honesty...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 19th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8215

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Walls are funny. East Germany used to say the Wall was to keep people safe from the west, but of course the truth was that the wall was to keep people from leaving for the west.

Maybe they needed more tanks and barbed wire when they built the wall around the ebob forum.
by Scott G r u n e r
April 17th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4132

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

new world palates are simply old world palates still in larval stage. [stirthepothal.gif] Clearly there is room for both, and I have seen fervency on both sides. If there is more fervency on the old-world side, I wonder if it stems from the contingent of the "old world" crowd that cut their teeth on...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 16th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Darioush - Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: TN: 2005 Darioush - Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

That is my experience with many ultra-ripe, ultra-rich, ultra charred oaky cabs- Once the fruit fades, only bitter burnt flavors and booze remain. If you like the style, drink'em young.
by Scott G r u n e r
April 15th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 3827

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 6:03 am
YLee wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Chill out.
That's actually the problem.
Just wanted to let you know, I got the joke. I see others did not.
by Scott G r u n e r
April 13th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 85
Views: 4157

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Yeah. My guess was close to double that. A bit more than Ron’s though I dont recall the exact. Oh well. I had a friend guess 16,000 though so don’t feel too bad.

Congrats Mike! Look forward to your note. ;)
by Scott G r u n e r
April 13th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 390

Re: Washington State Beer Help

There are others that know this scene better, but Chuckanut in Bellingham makes one of the best german style pilsners in the state, and has some other good beers. In Seattle you should visit Holy Mountain (wild yeast, brett, barrel beers) and Fremont (lots of styles, but excels at ipa IMO) off the t...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 12th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1422

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

I would say asparagus is one of the worst, too. Braised greens can go well IMO (kale, collard, etc). Similar as to you are thinking about spinach, but of course cooked longer to break them down.
by Scott G r u n e r
April 11th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 85
Views: 4157

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Very quick notes (from memory) on the Cayuse wines- several were tasted twice as we got there late on Fri so also came back Sat AM. Need to double check on all of the vintages- but believe they are what were just purchased in the fall and will be picked up NEXT year. 2017 Edith Rose- (from bottle) L...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 11th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 397
Views: 33787

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

maureen nelson wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Not really very good shots I admit
Look good to me! really nice work!
by Scott G r u n e r
April 10th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 397
Views: 33787

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

I built a 6' x 10' room in my garage last winter (no, a car won't fit any longer). All the racking I built from pine and the floor is plywood panels covered in corks from all the bottles of wine we have ever opened (so I can take the panels with us when we buy a new house). Cooling is just a window...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 10th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1336

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

AAgrawal wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 3:01 pm
I'm low tech. Zip ties and rubber O-rings on individual racking, rubber ties for vintage view (from the company), and I only put cheap stuff in the few X-bins that I have.
I'm even lower tech. Fingers crossed.
by Scott G r u n e r
April 10th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 1980

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

Have to add... if you ARE going to choose heavy bottles, only choose bordeaux style heavy bottles as they will still typically fit in most racking. Just please avoid tall ones that mess with double depth configurations etc Burg/champagne heavy bottles are the worst offenders to practicality in the c...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 9th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 1980

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

I assume that some use the thicker bottles to help reduce temperature variation? I like this angle too- makes sense the extra weight is added thermal mass. That is an interesting thought, though I've never ever ever heard it used as a justification for larger bottles. And I'm not sure how true that...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 9th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 397
Views: 33787

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

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by Scott G r u n e r
April 9th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 1980

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

First choice- regular bordeaux bottle. You can rack them, you can stack them. Second choice regular burgundy bottle. Easy to rack, harder to stack. The ONLY wines that need to be in different bottles than that are champagne, port (I suppose due to tradition), and other size formats than 750ml. I am ...
by Scott G r u n e r
April 6th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 85
Views: 4157

Re: Cayuse Weekend

The champagne is pinot meunier (at least primarily). Next years production will be double.

Appreciate the reccos from folks on new places to try.
by Scott G r u n e r
March 31st, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Roasted Short Ribs
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Roasted Short Ribs

Curious why convection if they are foil wrapped? (Serious question) I use convection in situations where I am trying to speed browning but thought it only mattered with open air food
by Scott G r u n e r
March 27th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 54
Views: 4311

Re: Japanese Whiskey

Was really impressed with Nikka Coffey Grain. If you see it, grab some.
by Scott G r u n e r
March 27th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Say you know someone and they only think wine is red...
Replies: 52
Views: 1848

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

Rombauer. Definitely. Or Sonoma Cutrer
by Scott G r u n e r
March 18th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you view the money you spend on wine
Replies: 42
Views: 2160

Re: How do you view the money you spend on wine

robert creth wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm
I hold pretty tight to a 2 grand limit per year.
admire this. this budget is basically blown by 1 mailing list allocation- which is also why I dumped most mailing lists. :)
by Scott G r u n e r
March 11th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.
Replies: 26
Views: 1814

Re: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.

Who is she anyway ? What restaurant brought her to fame for her to be considered a celebrity chef ? There is a Cat Cora named restaurant in one of the SFO terminals. Does that help? I researched this once before and recall being somewhat unimpressed with her resume. In general it seems the American...

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