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by Sean Moore
February 9th, 2016, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 55
Views: 1807

TN: 2013 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

DavidZ wrote:
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
DavidZ wrote: I also don't think there's any need to respond further in this thread
Yet you did anyway.
Further means, "after this", you silly pedant.
[wow.gif] Now, this was funny.
by Sean Moore
February 9th, 2016, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An embarrassment of riches, or, drinking good wine with non- geek friends.
Replies: 41
Views: 2293

An embarrassment of riches, or, drinking good wine with non- geek friends.

Jay Miller wrote:Where's the good wine?
And the fresh wine? Geez, the freshest wine you served is already years old. champagne.gif
by Sean Moore
January 29th, 2016, 10:38 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Big Island Hawaii - Condo rental recs?
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Big Island Hawaii - Condo rental recs?

Try Kolea. You can walk to A-Bay and Kolea's own infinity pool and hot tub, as well as to a few restaurants and a market. Viking grill on every lanai.

http://www.waikoloavacationrentals.com/kolea-rentals/

(includes pool access at nearby Hilton)
by Sean Moore
January 26th, 2016, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good, cheap Pinot suggestions
Replies: 87
Views: 6143

Good, cheap Pinot suggestions

PeterH wrote:Local Seattle wine merchant Esquin...
And they have 2014 Folk Machine Pinot for $18.99 when it's $23 from the winery!
by Sean Moore
December 4th, 2015, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy & Beaujolais, not impressed
Replies: 135
Views: 4383

Burgundy & Beaujolais, not impressed

Five.
by Sean Moore
December 4th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy & Beaujolais, not impressed
Replies: 135
Views: 4383

Burgundy & Beaujolais, not impressed

I flew into San Francisco once. Looked around and decided to have lunch at a local Olive Garden. It sucked. Then I went to McDonalds for dinner. It sucked. Why do all restaurants in San Francisco just suck so bad? Why do people say that it's a good food city? My experience says that it sucks. The S...
by Sean Moore
November 25th, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deaf Is Not The Ente
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Deaf Is Not The Ente

Craig G wrote:
Jeremy Holmes wrote:Is what Blixa sang as 'Death Is Not The End' on Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds' Muder Ballads album
Please tell me you'll soon be quoting Jim Thirlwell in a tasting note!
Don't hide it. Provide it!
by Sean Moore
November 23rd, 2015, 1:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best way to cook wagyu?
Replies: 31
Views: 1402

Best way to cook wagyu?

I'm in the sous vide/Searzall camp.
by Sean Moore
November 19th, 2015, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 29
Views: 784

Vibration

I'm 94 on vibration.
by Sean Moore
November 9th, 2015, 10:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Indian food @ home, who's got it down?
Replies: 32
Views: 1257

Indian food @ home, who's got it down?

P. Willenberg wrote:Anyhow, Vij's books may appeal to you, or I can name a few more traditional books if you'd prefer, but I think you'll be disappointed with the results.
I'm a fan of Vij's books ever since making his chicken curry recipe.

https://andreawoo.wordpress.com/2012/01 ... ken-curry/
by Sean Moore
November 5th, 2015, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pinot Noir NOT from Burgundy, California or Oregon?
Replies: 32
Views: 1388

Best Pinot Noir NOT from Burgundy, California or Oregon?

David Cooper wrote:I would love to agree with post 7, but this wine is the best Canadian Pinot Noir that I have had:

Le Clos Jordanne Pinot Noir Le Grand Clos.
Sounds like I need to find some!
by Sean Moore
November 4th, 2015, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pinot Noir NOT from Burgundy, California or Oregon?
Replies: 32
Views: 1388

Best Pinot Noir NOT from Burgundy, California or Oregon?

scott c wrote: Canada -- ?
New York -- ?
I'll suggest Blue Mountain Vineyard (BC) and Forge Cellars (NY) as two savory and delicious examples that are reasonably priced.
by Sean Moore
November 3rd, 2015, 12:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anyone here have a Ratio Coffee Maker?
Replies: 45
Views: 1666

Anyone here have a Ratio Coffee Maker?

The new Chemex Ottomatic is an alternative to the Ratio.

http://www.clivecoffee.com/product/chem ... maker.html
by Sean Moore
November 2nd, 2015, 12:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: King Crab Season!!, mail order?
Replies: 10
Views: 927

King Crab Season!!, mail order?

FYI for locals, both Ballard and Central Markets had fresh king crab over the weekend.
by Sean Moore
October 30th, 2015, 10:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: King Crab Season!!, mail order?
Replies: 10
Views: 927

King Crab Season!!, mail order?

Ho Ho on South Weller has had live king crab in the past, but it's a restaurant. And the crabs are wedged in the tanks (much like Asian markets in BC). Now whether it's worth the tariff is another matter entirely. I'm pretty high on Dungeness as well, but if you must, try: http://www.akgourmet.com/2...
by Sean Moore
October 28th, 2015, 9:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Anyone here have a Ratio Coffee Maker?
Replies: 45
Views: 1666

Anyone here have a Ratio Coffee Maker?

I seriously considered it but didn't pull the trigger as my wife prefers espresso... and less than 4 coffee brewing methods on our counter. I did as well, especially at last year's price for $100 less. I thought I might replace the Technivorm, but then realized that doesn't see much use since my wi...
by Sean Moore
October 23rd, 2015, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 21
Views: 1200

TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva

We just had the 2010 Riserva a few nights ago and it's pretty special for the price. I also appreciate that it's generally available at local grocers when we need a quick Chianti fix. (On a side note, I just found and bought 6 of the 2010 Rancia for the absurd price of $26.99 at Seattle Wine Co. in ...
by Sean Moore
October 9th, 2015, 3:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Seattle Restaurants Recommendation
Replies: 74
Views: 5168

Seattle Restaurants Recommendation

Very much agree that Un Bien is legit.
by Sean Moore
October 9th, 2015, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Rata
Replies: 31
Views: 2810

La Rata

I'm cracking one very soon for research purposes.
by Sean Moore
October 8th, 2015, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas Fall 2015 Release‏
Replies: 31
Views: 2207

Ceritas Fall 2015 Release‏

Magnum library releases, hmmmm.
by Sean Moore
October 6th, 2015, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommended wine shops in Seattle?
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Recommended wine shops in Seattle?

theocorrel wrote:Also - Patrick at Vineyard Wine Shop has the backroom with some older Barolo and Burgs, if that is what you are looking for.

Theo
FYI, the Vineyard is moving to Shoreline.

I frequent the aforementioned Vineyard, both M&S, Esquin, and Vif.
by Sean Moore
September 25th, 2015, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Rata
Replies: 31
Views: 2810

La Rata

I asked for a couple as I was intrigued after noting the 13.4% abv and reading descriptors like "graceful." This morning's email suggests that the interest was huge.
by Sean Moore
September 23rd, 2015, 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Orvieto?
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Orvieto?

We spent 2 weeks in the area at: http://www.emmavillas.com/en/Villa-Cleofe-12.aspx (we had a large group) in between trips to Rome and Venice. Day trips to Orvieto, Assisi, and Gubio were all definitely highlights, but my favorite experience of the entire trip was the visit to Civita di Bagnoregio. ...
by Sean Moore
September 21st, 2015, 9:31 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Kosta Browne SVD allocation available at cost
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Kosta Browne SVD allocation available at cost

1 bottle of each except Gary's and Rosella's. You can use my password and ship directly to you.

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by Sean Moore
September 17th, 2015, 11:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Kosta Browne SVD allocation available at cost
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Kosta Browne SVD allocation available at cost

Drop a line if you'd like to purchase my allocation directly. 6 bottles.
by Sean Moore
September 1st, 2015, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse/No Girls/Horsepower/Reynvaan "poll"
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Cayuse/No Girls/Horsepower/Reynvaan "poll"

Proper Wines (an estate vineyard in the Rocks, wine made by Sean Boyd from Rotie) sells their Syrah for $34/btl, just a FYI. Really? Where? That's a great price! Their website shows the 2012 at $42 per and I've not seen it any cheaper than that on the shelf here. I may need to make a trip down to O...
by Sean Moore
August 31st, 2015, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse/No Girls/Horsepower/Reynvaan "poll"
Replies: 22
Views: 2475

Cayuse/No Girls/Horsepower/Reynvaan "poll"

I buy a smattering of Cayuse and No Girls from a friend who never wants his full allocation, but I've yet to try the HP. As for Reynvaan, while I like it well enough (though much less than Cayuse and No Girls), it is usually easy to find at retail with little to no mark up. Given the price creep on ...
by Sean Moore
August 27th, 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of the best champagnes I`ve ever had!
Replies: 32
Views: 2314

One of the best champagnes I`ve ever had!

Nice notes and a classy post!
by Sean Moore
August 12th, 2015, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: sqn summer offering
Replies: 65
Views: 3555

sqn summer offering

I just ordered with no issues and the rose was still available.
by Sean Moore
July 30th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sean Thackrey Takes On The Low Alcohol Brigade
Replies: 81
Views: 2545

Sean Thackrey Takes On The Low Alcohol Brigade

Markus S wrote:Why is it always a Californian who gets upset by this?
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by Sean Moore
July 16th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Big island food recs?
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Big island food recs?

It's been a while since I went but Merrimans was the best on the island at the time. We just returned from a 2 week stay at Kolea in Waikoloa, and dined at Merrimans while there. It was pretty good, but a cut below the Kauai location. Big Island Brewhaus, also in Waimea, is definitely worth a visit...
by Sean Moore
July 15th, 2015, 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: My number one advice for those who travel
Replies: 24
Views: 2338

My number one advice for those who travel

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:talk to strangers!
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by Sean Moore
July 14th, 2015, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Raise a glass with me tonight...
Replies: 36
Views: 1118

Raise a glass with me tonight...

My best wishes to you and your daughters especially during this trying period.
by Sean Moore
June 29th, 2015, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any early info on the West Coast for 2015 vintage?
Replies: 59
Views: 3057

Is it too early to shit on the U.S. 2015 vintage?

It's never too early.

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by Sean Moore
June 29th, 2015, 10:04 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Rome Rest. Recommendations
Replies: 81
Views: 3855

Rome Rest. Recommendations

by Sean Moore
June 25th, 2015, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Kutch Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 96
Views: 4103

TN: 2012 Kutch Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

I've a 2012 Falstaff in the decanter as I write for an early peek in a few hours.
by Sean Moore
June 19th, 2015, 10:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What to do with leftover pork broth?
Replies: 24
Views: 616

What to do with leftover pork broth?

Suntan oil.
by Sean Moore
June 9th, 2015, 9:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)
Replies: 121
Views: 6676

Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)

In no particular order...

Olympia Coffee Roasters
Coava
Wrecking Ball
Cherry Street (Dillano's)
Bluebeard
Heart
Slate
by Sean Moore
June 8th, 2015, 10:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Copper River - Incoming
Replies: 224
Views: 13552

Copper River - Incoming

Michael Davidson wrote:$15/lb at Ballard Market right now for sockeye.

Michael
This! Whole fish for $9.99 per.
by Sean Moore
June 8th, 2015, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scott Paul changes
Replies: 18
Views: 1520

Scott Paul changes

Vincent Fritzsche wrote:Kelly's wines are simply beautiful. Full of emotion. I highly recommend them, particularly Maresh vineyard.
+1 (and it's "Kelley," which Vincent doubtless knows but was victimized by zee autokorrect!).
by Sean Moore
June 3rd, 2015, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: where are board members from?
Replies: 117
Views: 4184

where are board members from?

West Philadelphia.
by Sean Moore
June 2nd, 2015, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Left handed wine woes
Replies: 33
Views: 1616

Left handed wine woes

Scott Brunson wrote:Lefty here--I use my right hand.
Same.
by Sean Moore
May 21st, 2015, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article on Russian River PN
Replies: 117
Views: 5185

Article on Russian River PN

Alan Rath wrote:The Sauvignon Blanc, to me, is grossly overripe and lacks any authentic SB character.
Yes, but would you think twice about dumping the wines in your sink for fear of damaging the pipes?
by Sean Moore
May 13th, 2015, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Steinberger (and Levenberg) Give SQN Its (Long Over-) Due!
Replies: 1039
Views: 50140

Steinberger (and Levenberg) Give SQN Its (Long Over-) Due!

Gary York wrote:I would drink beer over SQN.
Let me guess. Imperial Stout?
by Sean Moore
May 12th, 2015, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Book Offer out
Replies: 171
Views: 12912

SQN Book Offer out

l'm not being dramatic when I say I literally cannot peruse this book. I'd think twice about throwing it away for fear of damaging my rubbish container.

Your pal,
Mike Steinberger

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