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by Scott G r u n e r
June 17th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3288

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Scott, That's still recent stuff. He was way over the line long before those reports. Agree- the thread is recent (assuming 2014 is considered recent) but it references stuff going back to the early 2000's. Plus a data point that goes beyond Berserkers and eBob- I am sure there are are other boards...
by Scott G r u n e r
June 11th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 1652

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

I am 93 points on the clape joke and the 93 points schtick
by Scott G r u n e r
June 10th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

The average price of wines I bought today is $10
by Scott G r u n e r
June 9th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 51
Views: 1496

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Shake Shack is meh. Chick fil A awful. In N out is mediocre- prefer well done with lots of salt and some peppers. I am with Michael. Best are 5 guys. Not always perfect, but twice fried and when fresh and properly salted.... I ate at Five Guys once. The burger was Ok, but the fries were a bag of gr...
by Scott G r u n e r
June 9th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 51
Views: 1496

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Shake Shack is meh. Chick fil A awful. In N out is mediocre- prefer well done with lots of salt and some peppers.

I am with Michael.
Best are 5 guys. Not always perfect, but twice fried and when fresh and properly salted....
by Scott G r u n e r
June 8th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Filters
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Coffee Filters

JDavisRoby wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 8:44 am
Didn’t even think about stopping at Trader Joe’s. Bet the price is solid on those.
Probably 1/3 of the price of the name brand
by Scott G r u n e r
June 7th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Filters
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Coffee Filters

Trader Joes unbleached
by Scott G r u n e r
June 5th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 39
Views: 1269

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

I haven't found myself digging most of the flavored mustards- though haven't tried the chablis/truffle one mentioned. Have had a bunch of different herb, garlic, tarragon, etc, mustards and most don't do much for me. I use grey poupon for cooking a lot. For fancy mustards I use Maille- the self impo...
by Scott G r u n e r
June 5th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 29
Views: 1939

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

by Scott G r u n e r
June 1st, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leonetti Cellar - Purchase from list or secondary market
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Leonetti Cellar - Purchase from list or secondary market

List is comparably priced to secondary in my experience. Dont feel you have to take the full allocation when first offered- usually a huge amount (2-3 cases). You can usually wait for the secondary offering and get what you want in the quantities you want.
by Scott G r u n e r
May 30th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 29
Views: 1939

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

I would be very very interested to try, but have to admit the pricing is pretty aggressive and makes me feel like I would be buying for FOMO more than anything else. I have no doubts it will be good and interesting. Christophe does not half ass anything and it will surely push some boundaries. Just ...
by Scott G r u n e r
May 30th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Locker at Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1507

Re: Wine Locker at Restaurant

Interesting. I must admit, whenever I saw wine lockers inside restaurants, I assumed they were for wines that the renters brought in from home and were going to pay corkage on. I didn't realize they were for wines bought through the restaurant. The restaurants I know here with WineLockers are exact...
by Scott G r u n e r
May 29th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Kris Patten wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 9:31 pm
B. Buzzini wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Coravin
Someone already did...hence fill and offer at auction. [pwn.gif]

To pile on, I'd trust Ray's opinion, he drinks at this level and age of wine.
My thought exactly. That is a super low fill.
by Scott G r u n e r
May 29th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 39
Views: 2970

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

There was a time 15-20 years ago that inexpensive oregon pinot gris was my go to white- King Estate on the cheap low end, Eyrie and others higher up. We liked that it wasn't oaky like many chardonnay, less aggressive grapefruit and grassy as many of the sauv blancs. Now anytime I try it, it just see...
by Scott G r u n e r
May 26th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Biodynamic taste better?
Replies: 81
Views: 2742

Re: Does Biodynamic taste better?

I've noticed that you get better tasting fruits and vegetables when shopping in the organic aisle. Let's face it. Tomatoes, strawberries and many other fruits were starting to taste like cardboard. I cannot say why organic produce tastes better... Organic is quite possibly a red herring here. For t...
by Scott G r u n e r
May 24th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is your favorite arrondissement in Paris and why?
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: What is your favorite arrondissement in Paris and why?

Personally I like to stay in the Marais. Close to the action but a bit quieter and more residential feeling. But for one night could easily see myself in St Germain or closer to whatever you plan to do.
by Scott G r u n e r
May 19th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 40
Views: 1321

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: 40
Views: 1321

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: 2421

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: 125
Views: 7109

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: 1503

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: 1503

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: 1121

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: 1121

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: 13
Views: 788

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: 814

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: 1509

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: 838

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: 1569

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: 1289

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: 1569

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: 1569

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: 1569

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: 1569

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: 1569

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: 590

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: 1394

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: 12
Views: 1763

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: 1737

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: 1737

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: 8260

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: 8260

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: 1488

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: 8260

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: 8260

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: 4192

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: 630

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: 3837

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.

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