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by Jay Selman
March 14th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 27403

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Jesse Koehn wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 5:07 pm
I didn’t get anything, had well over 200k in points. Would have loved a 15 yr or WLW
That’s a lot of points are you “in the business”?
by Jay Selman
February 20th, 2020, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22359

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

I had to drink a whole stein of beer to get over the trauma. Probably a mis steak doing all these puns. You had to know people would milk the jokes dry. But you got admit they were well done. It’s rare that people could find humor here. Betcha Flannery is getting grilled by many customers. I’m just...
by Jay Selman
February 18th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 27403

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

I got the GTS so it’s something Vs a nothing
by Jay Selman
February 18th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22359

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Wow this sucks for all. Some people might have a real beef here about what happened, and will steer clear of the website. It cud be worse. Nothing to have a cow over. I have herd Bryan has this udder control. I had to drink a whole stein of beer to get over the trauma. Probably a mis steak doing al...
by Jay Selman
February 15th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22359

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Bdklein wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 11:05 am
Wow this sucks for all. Some people might have a real beef here about what happened, and will steer clear of the website.
It cud be worse. Nothing to have a cow over. I have herd Bryan has this udder control.
by Jay Selman
February 13th, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22359

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Ian, I would recommend that you still call and ask your credit card to look if there have been any attempts. I had several fraudulent charges that went through, but I also had double that number that were caught and were blocked. If you used your card to buy Flannery this year, I would definitely g...
by Jay Selman
February 12th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22359

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Tell me more. How is this of any use unless the scammer hacks the passwords (either on the phone or somewhere else). Many, MANY companies have a "Forgot your password? Enter this code we texted to you" feature. So often with just access to the phone number, you can gain access to accounts you don't...
by Jay Selman
February 11th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22359

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

Worth repeating: Keep in mind You should never use “real” information when it applies to security authentication. For example I don’t use my mothers real maiden name I have a fake maiden name I use. I don’t use my real place of birth, first school, etc I use something different. Social media is a go...
by Jay Selman
February 11th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22359

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I feel terrible for Bryan, he had zero responsibility or fault here and yet this sort of thing can't help but be bad news for his business. I will say, I called him on a different matter recently, and the customer service, responsiveness and communication were A+. I'll definitely keep supporting hi...
by Jay Selman
January 28th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone using Kampot peppercorns?
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Anyone using Kampot peppercorns?

Just read this article and thought I'd ask for opinions before placing an order: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200115-the-worlds-most-prized-pepper Don't recall seeing them before. Penzey's doesn't carry them but Google turned up several sources. I bough some from the Pepper Project a few years...
by Jay Selman
January 15th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4948

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

is anyone else here a fan of using a baking steel over a baking stone?
by Jay Selman
December 18th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 51
Views: 5721

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

Offer what you don't want to your friends. There are always takers. I have done this in the past but now I realize how wrong I was. By ordering more than I really wanted and then sharing with friends (at cost) I was preventing other people from moving up on the list. SQN could do something really c...
by Jay Selman
December 4th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 51
Views: 5721

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

B. Buzzini wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Offered two box sets?
Yes
by Jay Selman
December 4th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 51
Views: 5721

2016 The Third Twin offer is out

The 2016 Nuestra Señora del Tercer Gemelo @1,250/boxed set of 5 bottles.
by Jay Selman
December 4th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: I have become the Wine Nazi!
Replies: 10
Views: 2381

Re: Re:

Like people who walk into my shop, and ask what is good. Probably the most common question I get when pouring at consumer tastings is "anything good today?". I've taken to saying, "no, all crap today." I say it with a smile, and they always chuckle, probably not realizing that I have drawn attentio...
by Jay Selman
December 4th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: I have become the Wine Nazi!
Replies: 10
Views: 2381

Re: I have become the Wine Nazi!

So Yesterday I poured what was probably my 5,000th tasting. This was a Charity tasting to help a local group aiding the elderly and poor. We handed out booklet listing each and every wine being poured, and the tables. Each table had the actual bottles set up on the table and in the order they were ...
by Jay Selman
December 4th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BUTTERMILK CHICKEN
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: BUTTERMILK CHICKEN

Much has been written about the science behind marinades. My experience tells me they work, but when evaluated by professionals, I tend to doubt the true impact.
by Jay Selman
October 28th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 27403

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

the customer that has shelled out thousands more than me, is a better example of "motivated". I think that is making a big assumption that they care about bourbon and spent thousands more with the intention of getting a bottle of PVW at the end. Peter V is a good example of someone that made sure h...
by Jay Selman
October 28th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 27403

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Let’s stop focusing on what’s best for the individual here, since TW isn’t in the business of caring much about your feelings. If I’m a TW beancounter, then my perspective is similar to one Nino Brown in the movie “New Jack City”: “Money talks. Bull$hi£ runs the marathon.” Logically, TW should care...
by Jay Selman
October 28th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 27403

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

I think this is way more fair than the old system. The best thing about it is that with the old system you got one shot of picking a bottle. If you missed it there wasn’t that much time to go back and try another selection. Way more fair? Hmm. Depends on your POV. This new system makes it easy for ...
by Jay Selman
October 27th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 229
Views: 27403

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

I’m a bit more optimistic about my chances even though my points are not very high. I’m making a couple assumptions about the way they will do it. 1) One bottle per customer. 2) I’m assuming it’ll be done like a raffle. Those with more points have more “tickets” (opportunity to be selected). It woul...
by Jay Selman
October 24th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 72
Views: 4311

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

MBerto wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Go find some Bent River or Good Thunder from Alemar Cheese Co - was first served these in a fancy schmnacy NYC cheese bar despite them being made in my backyard.
Oh I forgot about good thunder. that’s a terrific choice I just don’t see it very often.
by Jay Selman
October 22nd, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 72
Views: 4311

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Lot of people rave about this, but too salty for me. Have you tried Moses Sleeper? Jay, no I haven't, will keep an eye out. We eat a lot of Mt Tam, because it's relatively mild and goes with most everything. If I could afford the calories, I'd eat a lot more Epoisses, which is the holy grail of che...
by Jay Selman
October 22nd, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 72
Views: 4311

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Maybe not the very best but very good: Consider Bardwell Farm The Dorset and Pawlet are tasty
by Jay Selman
October 22nd, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 72
Views: 4311

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Alan Rath wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 2:21 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
Jasper Hill Farms - Harbison

Drops mic...walks off stage
Lot of people rave about this, but too salty for me.
Have you tried Moses Sleeper?
by Jay Selman
October 22nd, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 72
Views: 4311

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 10:10 am
Jasper Hill Farms - Harbison

Drops mic...walks off stage
Agree on Jasper Hill. However, I adore the cheese from Andante Dairy.
by Jay Selman
September 25th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 5120

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th

Andre M wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 5:21 pm
I called the restaurant and max is 3 bottles. She won’t entertain my request to have additional bottles.
Do they have a private room? If so, the rules likely be different
by Jay Selman
September 24th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 5120

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th

mike pobega wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 2:16 am
Is Nicks BYOB?
Yes. No charge first bottle. 2nd bottle $15. I don't know how they handle groups.
by Jay Selman
September 24th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 5120

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th

I am interested also.
by Jay Selman
September 8th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 34081

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I’ve used a rib rack so they are stacked vertical rather than laying on the grill grates for the 3 & 1, but never while wrapped in the foil. That would be an interesting foil or paper wrap job. Anyone else use a rib rack? For the first 3 hours, I tend not to use a rib rack. I just lay them flat on ...
by Jay Selman
September 8th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 6123

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Bruce Leiser_owitz wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Jay Selman wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Can’t believe I almost missed such a perfect evening. Flawless
Good to see you, Jay. I think you brought those spring rolls? Pretty damn tasty!

Bruce
I love those spring rolls. Made by a place called NEM in Westminster.
by Jay Selman
September 7th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 6123

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Cris - thanks (the tree out back must be producing like crazy, huh? jealous...) Naw. The neighbors cut that down. I just bring it because I know how to make it decent and it's great in the summer. I can do spring rolls if people would rather and Jay doesn't want to bother. I live near more than one...
by Jay Selman
September 6th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 6123

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

GregP wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Crap, I need to up the game now on Rossi Burg offering...
You just figured that out?
by Jay Selman
September 6th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 6123

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

If I am not too late and if here is still room I would like to attend. I am not much of a cook, but I could still bring something. Perhaps spring rolls (not fried)? Or I can make a decent hummus. Let me know. Either sounds awesome - will be PLENTY of meat for the grill, as I have a huge zabuton and...
by Jay Selman
September 6th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 6123

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

If I am not too late and if here is still room I would like to attend. I am not much of a cook, but I could still bring something. Perhaps spring rolls (not fried)? Or I can make a decent hummus. Let me know.
by Jay Selman
September 5th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 34081

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I prefer butcher paper over foil. I also prefer to make sure the meat does not rest directly on the paper. I do this by putting the meat on a v-rack and then wrap the paper around the rack.
by Jay Selman
August 2nd, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 49
Views: 5730

Re: SQN offer out

Bought everything. 9 + 9 + 2 (mags). Just to repeat what I have often said, if anyone wants some of my allocation at cost, I am glad to share but request the following:

1 - You do not resell
2 - You are in OC (no shipping)
3 - You do the same for someone else
by Jay Selman
July 29th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Restaurant Recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 21913

Re: Restaurant Recommendations

BTW, a new restaurant opened called Knife Pleat (where the old Marché Moderne used to be located in Costa Mesa). First class restaurant in every sense. $35 corkage. We went to Knife Pleat this past weekend and I would say they are aiming for first class but have missed the mark on the food. Things ...
by Jay Selman
July 14th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 34081

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
July 13th, 2019, 6:36 pm
My new toy

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BBQ porn. Sweet!
by Jay Selman
June 24th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Restaurant Recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 21913

Re: Restaurant Recommendations

BTW, a new restaurant opened called Knife Pleat (where the old Marché Moderne used to be located in Costa Mesa). First class restaurant in every sense. $35 corkage.
by Jay Selman
June 17th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Shake your Medoc booty!)
Replies: 946
Views: 46337

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

In addition to the Ray Walker thread, I vote to include this discussion as a "least likely to die a natural death" thread.
by Jay Selman
June 7th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Copper River - Incoming
Replies: 224
Views: 14217

Re: Copper River - Incoming

I agree on the gray flesh, but the way I deal with that is to drill flesh side down first, then flip to skin side and finish. When I take it off the grill, sometimes the skin sticks, sometimes it comes off. Either way, I then flip the finished filet over, scrape off the now cooked gray flesh (which...
by Jay Selman
June 7th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 34081

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

MBerto wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Anyone used an integrated propane grill smoker? My new grill (weber s-470) has a small smoker box in the main chamber, designed to be filled with chips, with a small dedicated burner. Seems like it could be a good for a dummy proof thing like pork butt.
I have that model and it works great.
by Jay Selman
June 7th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 4633

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Any more reviews? I'm considering one of these. I have been happy with it. Easy to use, and it does work. My knifes were somewhat neglected so the first session required about 5 min per side. It take some practice to roll the cylinder back and forth against the knife with even strokes. I sent them ...
by Jay Selman
June 5th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 34081

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

A local grocery store is now selling the pink butcher paper that Franklin swears by. I plan on wrapping one rack and leaving one naked to see if there is any difference between the two. Will report back. Which store? I've been looking for it myself and so far I'm striking out. H-E-B in Burleson. I ...
by Jay Selman
June 5th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Shake your Medoc booty!)
Replies: 946
Views: 46337

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Many years ago I created a spreadsheet to compare the descriptors used by critics for the same wine. I was generous in scoring a "match" For example "red fruit" by Tanzer would be a match for "cherries" by Parker. However "cherries" would not be a match with "raspberries" (MisMatch). There were far ...
by Jay Selman
June 5th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 34081

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Now that we are back in smoker season, thought I would bump this up. Doing a couple of short rib plates Saturday for old high school friend and his wife. I am switching up my basic rub with the following to get a bit more "bite" on the bark: 1 Cup Sea Salt (Kirkland) 1 Cup Medium Grind Black Pepper...
by Jay Selman
May 28th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 4633

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Rich Salsano wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 11:15 am
I bought one as well and while I need to actually sit and sharpen some of my better knives, I tested it out on a crap knife I keep around and it was tomato slicing sharp after using this. So far, so good.
How do you quantify the level of sharpness?
by Jay Selman
May 11th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 41
Views: 4633

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Im a purist Japanese knives need to stone sharpened end of story, anything else is lazy. Can you elaborate a bit on the first part this point? Is there an underlying technical basis? At face value it would seem that any system that reduces some of “human error” inherent in a non mechanical approach...

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