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by Scott G r u n e r
September 22nd, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 81
Views: 5077

Re: Cayuse is Live

markjchambers wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 10:39 am
I have 4 mags and I have no idea what to do with them. My oldest is from 2012.
Open them with friends? [drinkers.gif]
by Scott G r u n e r
September 20th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Puzzled by Pale Ales
Replies: 22
Views: 351

Re: Puzzled by Pale Ales

I am seeing a lot of “hazy” pale ales these days for sure. They can be hit or miss just like their big siblings. Personally I avoid the maltier ambered pale ales which seemed to dominate the market for years and go for the cleaner, fresher lighter styles of pale ale- for lack of a better description...
by Scott G r u n e r
September 19th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 26
Views: 1104

Re: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape

commercial post: I import Pegau to most of the U.S. I like the 2003 better than Scott does. IMO, it is still a little primary (from memory from a bottle early this year), but should improve for 5 years. Dan Kravitz Pegau came in second in this batch if it is any consolation... :) I didnt dislike it...
by Scott G r u n e r
September 19th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 26
Views: 1104

Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape

I bought sparingly in 2003 based on concerns for the vintage- but I did buy some- at the time I think part out of FOMO if the Bob was right, and in part wanting to keep verticals or some silly thing like that. Some of the Seattle crowd did a couple of fun tastings at Le Pichet to taste them young, b...
by Scott G r u n e r
September 15th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)
Replies: 33
Views: 1640

Re: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)

Why would you do this to yourself?
by Scott G r u n e r
September 15th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Swedish single malt whiskey created by AI
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Swedish single malt whiskey created by AI

Drinking it makes you smarter.

https://mackmyra.co.uk/products/intelligens

For futurama fans I wonder if this will be like when Bender learned to cook?
by Scott G r u n e r
September 8th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 33
Views: 1165

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

I have seen this some. More common for me is buying underripe peaches or nectarines and seeing them turn directly from rocks to rot
by Scott G r u n e r
September 8th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4491

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

Well if lightstrike is the culprit seems an after market tint/uv screen on the cooler door is an easy fix
by Scott G r u n e r
September 7th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4491

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

The pinenuts thing is going to affect all taste though, not just specific cooler stored wines. Red Herring
by Scott G r u n e r
September 7th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4491

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

A (somewhat) controlled experiment would be to buy two bottles from same source. Store one in the cooler, one on the counter, allow them both to come up to same temp, then taste and compare. I have noticed wines stored in the regular fridge too long can become off, but that takes longer than a month...
by Scott G r u n e r
September 6th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10806

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Polaner is recalling to then resell at higher margins
by Scott G r u n e r
September 1st, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2585

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

As I understand white eggs became the standard in the market due to there are easier to candle and identify imperfections in the embryo. Brown eggs are more prone to have imperfections (e.g. blood spots) on the embryo which do nothing to the taste/quality of the egg, but consumers found off putting
by Scott G r u n e r
August 31st, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 1008

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

Bluestar open burners and separate electric oven stack would be my first choice. Though i would consider induction as well.

No opinion on spice drawer. I have a spice cabinet right next to the range hood and that works great for me
by Scott G r u n e r
August 30th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying wine with bitcoin?
Replies: 51
Views: 2553

Re: Buying wine with bitcoin?

Protection against fraud Any business that accepts credit cards or PayPal knows the problem of payments that are later reversed. Chargeback frauds result in limited market reach and increased prices, which in turn penalizes customers. Bitcoin payments are irreversible and secure, meaning that the c...
by Scott G r u n e r
August 30th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying wine with bitcoin?
Replies: 51
Views: 2553

Re: Buying wine with bitcoin?

How much work is it to implement? Seems a definite edge case for now at least, but if it is fairly quick and easy to implement and maintain... but guessing there are far better ways to spend developer time right now.
by Scott G r u n e r
August 26th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3316

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I will likely go to Popeyes sometime this week for a sandwich. But if you're in Seattle and need a good fried chicken sandwich, try Sodo Chicken located at the corner of 4th Ave S and Michigan in Sodo next to Katsu Burger. I had it today (all the talk of chicken caused a craving), and while the bun...
by Scott G r u n e r
August 25th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3316

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I wish there was a popeyes closer to me, we have a couple instances of that other gay-bashing chicken place that I wont give a penny to.
by Scott G r u n e r
August 17th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

I loved evineyard.com until the wine.com transition screwed it up. Prices immediately jacked up and they started charging sales tax. :)
by Scott G r u n e r
August 16th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

As I understood wine.com... they structure things is state to state, each state having a separate inventory (and presumably warehouse facility) enabling them to comply with rules for each state... Who the hell fronted them the money necessary to build/buy/rent warehouses in 50 different states? Tha...
by Scott G r u n e r
August 16th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

well, my point is that because it is legal to ship here, the "store" can comply with the rules while shipping wine from CA to me. You are correct, but that is outside of their model, hence the resistance. I would guess they have a very firm company policy against making exceptions, regardless of ac...
by Scott G r u n e r
August 16th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1703

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

As I understood wine.com (take that as a significant caveat) the way they structure things is state to state, each state having a separate inventory (and presumably warehouse facility) enabling them to comply with rules for each state. So if you say shipping to CA you will get a very different inven...
by Scott G r u n e r
August 9th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2080

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

This is a bit anecdotal, but in several higher end grocery stores, which used to have a reasonable selection of good quality rose options, now seem to have almost all gimmicky or crap domestic rose. “Mr. Pink” and the like, and only one or two of the type of rose that I would buy. Granted this is an...
by Scott G r u n e r
August 9th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge American Oak Article
Replies: 48
Views: 2494

Re: Ridge American Oak Article

Older silver oaks I have had are like drinking from. Pickle barrel... no thanks. Of I had to choose lesser of two evils or a form of over oaked, will take vanilla over pickle any day of the week.
by Scott G r u n e r
August 8th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds

The ruhlman cure is a winner IMO.

Now I have another reason to dislike Arbys
by Scott G r u n e r
August 6th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2297

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.

I would say I am jealous of this tasting but that is forbidden.

Nice notes, heckuva tasting!
by Scott G r u n e r
August 6th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3801

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

Of the lists you mention, Alban is the only one who is a hostage mailer. In a sense you can call SQN eba release a hostage as it is essentially a six bottle bundle, and if you don’t buy you won’t get offered the next year. Cayuse similar but in 3 packs. You might contact HDH or similar retailers th...
by Scott G r u n e r
August 5th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot
Replies: 165
Views: 8079

Re: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot

Robert Grenley wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 1:47 am




I am late to this thread, but there is no greater red varietal than Pinot Noir, and there is no greater white varietal than Chardonnay, and that is that. Mike down.
What did Mike do to you? Seems uncalled for.
by Scott G r u n e r
August 5th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4438

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

You are allowed to post on ultra expensive wines and tastings permitted you ship me one representative bottle per occurrence. Thank you.
by Scott G r u n e r
August 3rd, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2080

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Oh yeah! Forgot about Lancers
by Scott G r u n e r
August 2nd, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wax manufacturer recommends.
Replies: 36
Views: 1487

Re: Wax manufacturer recommends.

I think foil is the way to go. Just one consumers vote. :)
by Scott G r u n e r
August 2nd, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2080

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

I walked through the total wine Rose section not long back- An entire aisle devoted to pink stuff- There was maybe 1 or 2 that I would be willing to buy and I love good rose.
by Scott G r u n e r
August 1st, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2080

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Mateus made rose before it was cool. That is true. Though this bottle style is new.

Sweet nasty rose, but nonetheless
by Scott G r u n e r
July 31st, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The true impact of berserkerfest...
Replies: 2
Views: 535

The true impact of berserkerfest...

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2019/07 ... 564578341/
Binge drinking is increasing among seniors, study finds
by Scott G r u n e r
July 30th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle weight
Replies: 40
Views: 1445

Re: Bottle weight

Many of these biggest offenders big ass bottles are on wines that never hit (or rarely hit or dont rely on) retail. SQN? Turley (sure the juveniles maybe).

Marketing at retail is a strawman argument for a large percentage of these offenders
by Scott G r u n e r
July 30th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconditioned Wine
Replies: 24
Views: 1313

Re: Reconditioned Wine

The major red flag here that no-one seems to have caught is they are saying the reconditioning process involved decanting the wine? That's not how you recondition wine. My immediate thought as well. Seems very different than the typical re-corking process and with much more impact to the wine itsel...
by Scott G r u n e r
July 29th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4520

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Image

Comes in black... with a beard.
by Scott G r u n e r
July 27th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas BBQ Spring Break
Replies: 17
Views: 1179

Re: Texas BBQ Spring Break

All I truly know about Texas BBQ is Killen’s but what I know is gooooooood.
by Scott G r u n e r
July 26th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 18
Views: 1361

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

YLee wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 9:33 am
Scott G r u n e r wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 8:39 am
Markus S wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 8:10 am
Yeah, that's not bad at all.
Disagree. It is a good $30 too much, but understand you are speaking relative to actual pricing in the market...
Where can we get it for $55?
You can't. Hence I no longer buy it. :)
by Scott G r u n e r
July 26th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4520

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

I simply do not understand the fairly common desire to have board trolls. The board is a better place when people are respecting each other instead of insulting one another. This is a persistent theme here, and I have never understood it. You can find assholes by the bushel-full everywhere you turn...
by Scott G r u n e r
July 26th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 18
Views: 1361

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Markus S wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 8:10 am
Yeah, that's not bad at all.
Disagree. It is a good $30 too much, but understand you are speaking relative to actual pricing in the market...
by Scott G r u n e r
July 24th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2288

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

I initially assumed that this thread was resurrected as an Alan Eden tribute... Somewhat classic for him. re: cloudiness- I had a 2017 Beaujolais that was reasonably cloudy the other day- it was a "natural" wine and unfiltered and un-fined so assume that had something to do with it. Have also had so...
by Scott G r u n e r
July 21st, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best review site
Replies: 33
Views: 2315

Re: Best review site

The one region every publication now misses though is under $25, they are all trying to out trophy taste eachother to some extent and highest score wins with retailers and general consumers. This is a great call out- easy to find reviews on the big names, well established names, and ultra expensive...
by Scott G r u n e r
July 21st, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 6010

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Have had a ton of bad, insipid, or sugary sweet industrial plonk at weddimgs or events primarily. Too many to remember and many were dumped and forgotten. The worst wines that I expected to be good were the clos st jean cdp from the mid 2000’s- just awful raisiny hot wines to my taste. And the 98 Ca...
by Scott G r u n e r
July 17th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2944

Re: What meals did you grow up on

How many of your parents had a bowl of bacon grease or other grease that sat on the stove for easy access? Was there a huge can of Crisco in the pantry? I still keep the bacon grease. Though I filter it eith a coffee filter. Use it for bruss sprouts, roast potatoes, fried eggs.... i keep in coffee ...
by Scott G r u n e r
July 17th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2944

Re: What meals did you grow up on

I keep a lot of traditionals in the mix that I ate and learned to cook as a kid.

Classic (to me) Beef Stew
Betty Crocker Pork Fried Rice
My mom’s lasagna
American “Italian” Spaghetti- made with ground beef and mccormick spaghetti with mushrooms seasoning packet.
Meatloaf
by Scott G r u n e r
July 14th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 109
Views: 6655

Re: Downstream Wines

After reading this and the faethm thread I think I am finally cured of FOMO as I felt nothing. I suppose Cambie’s name involved helped somewhat too. Add Rolland for the trifecta.
by Scott G r u n e r
July 9th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon
Replies: 47
Views: 2656

Re: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon

I’m 90% convinced that a fair number of “winery direct” wines are essentially private label wines that have no business existing- think two buck chuck. Stick with known producers.
by Scott G r u n e r
July 9th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2461

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

Was at a restaurant recently that focuses on “natural” wines and discussing why and what they look for and why. Boiled down to balance, interesting complexity, freshness, pairing well with food, etc. My comment was that they were really looking for good wine, not necessarily natural wine.
by Scott G r u n e r
July 7th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 349
Views: 29425

Re: Your Gin?

Just got some genever from amsterdam. Curious how it is in drinks

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