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by AlexS
May 22nd, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: TN: 2009 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Craig G wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 6:24 pm
Yes, 2017 is out and it’s very tasty. They’ve been serving and selling it at recent Ridge events. I’m not sure if it’s in stores.
2014 & 2016 Geezer are soooooo good and the 2015's no slouch either - can't wait to try the 2017, will grab some for sure when it hits retail!
by AlexS
May 13th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1056

Re: Using corked wine making Coq au vin

I'm extremely sensitive to cork and have never had an issue cooking with tainted wine. I suppose it's possible it was there and I just didn't notice it. I've never experimented below boiling temperatures. I am not a scientist, only an experienced cook and braising with corked wine has never been an...
by AlexS
May 13th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 24
Views: 838

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Mine arrived today, looking forward to giving it a spin (err, roll...).
by AlexS
May 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1056

Re: Using corked wine making Coq au vin

I've tried using corked wine for cooking and it always shows through. Like Todd, I'm very sensitive to TCA so there is that as well though.
by AlexS
May 11th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 24
Views: 838

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Robert M yers wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 9:00 am
Stan Y. wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 5:21 am
The magnets which hold the blade to the block also help hold the sharpening surface of the cylinder evenly against the blade?

There's a 25% coupon on Amazon for this.
Hints on where the coupon is?
It's a little checkbox, only for Prime tho.
by AlexS
May 11th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 24
Views: 838

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Yeah, I'm def buying this to sharpen my Japanese knives, have never felt like learning how to use sharpening stones and paying a pro knife sharpener ain't exactly economical. Will be sure to do a review once I've tried it.
by AlexS
May 10th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Beduccini (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley)
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: TN: 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Beduccini (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley)

Worth noting, the Beduccini isn't straight Puccini fruit.

I bought this, will give it a few years or more before opening.
by AlexS
May 10th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Togni Vertical: 1983 to 1996
Replies: 24
Views: 914

Re: Togni Vertical: 1983 to 1996

Wow, awesome tasting - very jealous here too.
by AlexS
May 9th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Radio-Coteau Syrah Las Colinas (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: TN: 2016 Radio-Coteau Syrah Las Colinas (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Mike, awesome note. I would love to try a R-C Syrah, wish more of Eric's wines made it to Milwaukee.
by AlexS
May 4th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?
Replies: 55
Views: 1343

Re: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?

Jim, that's really interesting on oak showing more with age as opposed to becoming more absorbed as most conventional wisdom would seem to indicate...will definitely keep that in mind going forward. Totally agreed on Syrah from SQN always being better than the Grenache. I've only had a few vintages ...
by AlexS
May 4th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?
Replies: 55
Views: 1343

Re: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?

Worst: Grenache +1 Other grapes may strive to reach the depths of an oaky Grenache, but none can surpass it. +2. I was surprised I had to scroll down as far as I did before someone mentioned it. Nothing trashes a red grape like new oak trashes Grenache. I've been unable to keep from cringing at CdP...
by AlexS
May 4th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help to pick unusual wines
Replies: 32
Views: 948

Re: Help to pick unusual wines

On that note, François Labet of Château de la Tour fame makes a fun Pinot Noir from grapes he grows in Corsica.
by AlexS
May 4th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9743

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

I like my NoRho syrah with some age on it. I find when its young that I get this kind of vulcanized / tire shop smell. So I'll wait a couple of years. Two cases is a lot though! Your money helped build this mansion of oak :) https://cdn1.wine-searcher.net/images/news/44/51/guigalmain-10004451.jpg H...
by AlexS
May 4th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9743

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

I picked up some of that 15 Crozes, but have not tried it yet. Really liked his 03 Crozes, which drank well beyond a decade. It's probably time to test an 09 2003 Crozes was one of the first case purchases I ever made, bought 2 in fact. Had my last one a few years ago, was still alive. Hopefully yo...
by AlexS
May 4th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help to pick unusual wines
Replies: 32
Views: 948

Re: Help to pick unusual wines

Tannat from Uruguay

They probably even have some at Binny's.
by AlexS
May 4th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9743

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Slight thread drift but had the 2015 Guigal Crozes-Hermitage a few months ago...granted, Guigal's Crozes has never been amazing but it used to at least present an accurate representation of the appellation -- now? Complete spoof city, shockingly so. Given what others have said, I'll have to grab a r...
by AlexS
April 23rd, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite Pu-Erh tea?
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: What's your favorite Pu-Erh tea?

Monitoring this thread...would love some recs for the actual tea, not just good suppliers.
by AlexS
April 21st, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vegan (!) Spicey Tofu with Chinese Eggplant
Replies: 14
Views: 359

Re: Vegan (!) Spicey Tofu with Chinese Eggplant

Side dish?!? More like a main!

That said, looks absolutely delicious.
by AlexS
April 21st, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Exposition Three Weill Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: TN: 2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Exposition Three Weill Vineyard

Beautiful note, thx David!

How were the other wines?
by AlexS
April 21st, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 435
Views: 42333

Re: Official WTSO thread

Should also add that the regular 2014 Liparita Napa Cab is pretty good too.
by AlexS
April 21st, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 435
Views: 42333

Re: Official WTSO thread

Had some WTSO shipments arrive, here's a couple winners:

Côte de Beaune Monopole 2017 Domaine Cauvard Les Monts Battois $22.99 13%
Les Vins de Vienne Cornas Les Barcillants 2016 $32.99 13%

They both really exceeded expectations, very above average for WTSO.
by AlexS
April 21st, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 46
Views: 1824

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

Wow Victor, the wine looks awesome. Can't wait for the TN.
by AlexS
April 20th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 46
Views: 1824

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

Victor, so sorry for your loss - here's to a fantastic bottle of Bordeaux and many cheers made in his memory!
by AlexS
April 19th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1125

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

BedrockFest would be awesome! Sounds like a great night. Yes. We must align our Berserker powers to make this happen! I have lots of great Bedrocks sleeping, all nine expositions, OV mags, Oakville farmhouse etc. They are some of the most anticpated wines i own Same, along with a few other unicorns...
by AlexS
April 19th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1125

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

Alex, we did not have the opportunity to decant, but it was already amazing on pop and pour. About 1/3 of the bottle is left (we had four wines), so I can revisit as the evening draws to a close. Awesome, so glad! Looking forward to some notes, would also love hearing about the other wines you open...
by AlexS
April 19th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1125

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Check that, it’s always better to be lucky. I don’t think Korgan changes the Caritas due to a lawsuit. You’re thinking If the “Heirloom” thing. Caritas was changed so people would not confuse with Ceritas which was a brand before Morgan bottled the Carit...
by AlexS
April 19th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1125

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

Drew Goin wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Amazing tasting notes!!

Thanks guys!
Thx Drew!
by AlexS
April 19th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1125

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

Oh man, I have a 2012 Exposition #3 standing up for dinner this weekend. Mouth...watering...can’t...wait. David, consider giving it a 2-3 hour decant if you can - that's what we did last year in Nashville and it really benefited from the air (I believe it was Adam Landa's wine of the night). I woul...
by AlexS
April 19th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1125

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

As Rich mentioned, even though I was arriving back in Milwaukee from a long week of CBC in Denver, the fact he was in town for that one evening and was free to hang & pop some corks was just too great of an opportunity to pass by on. So even after long a very long week of work/travel for both of us,...
by AlexS
April 19th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1125

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

Joe B wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 10:49 am
Looks great but I am really hoping there were more than two of you drinking
The restaurant staff was very happy!
by AlexS
April 19th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1125

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 9:05 am
my god, are you dudes ugly! [berserker.gif]
^ lmao [rofl.gif]

But too true - worst camera angle ever! :(

I'll have some notes to follow-up on Rich's excellent post...wines were just incredible, truly lucked out!
by AlexS
April 14th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16069
Views: 379562

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

We're canning for the first time tomorrow. Das Bier (Kolsch) and Pils. We're doing a lot, and I'm not sure where we're going to put it in the Brewery, but based on initial orders, it will be manageable within a few days. Just seeing this now - congrats Rick!!! Now about shipping a few to Milwaukee....
by AlexS
April 3rd, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard

Completely agreed, this wine very much speaks of Oregon yet certainly reminds of Burgundy.
by AlexS
April 3rd, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard

Holy crap Buek - I'm drinking the same wine tonight! Haha. That exclaimed, your note on it is absolutely spot-on - this is some ridiculously good juice, effortless drinking yet the definition of structured elegance and one that has years of life ahead of it. Just a complete wine and my only regret t...
by AlexS
April 1st, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2200

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Grabbed some T-bones, hard to beat $24.50 per 16 oz.

Also grabbed some CA Reserve skirt steaks, which are seriously incredible...
by AlexS
March 31st, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Florida Fish of the Week
Replies: 32
Views: 1461

Re: Florida Fish of the Week

Damn Albert, that looks delicious - are those langoustines or split lobster tails? "Giant" prawns?? :)
by AlexS
March 31st, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 22
Views: 911

Re: TN: 2006 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 3:07 pm
Phil Restine wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 12:19 pm
Y’all can have every last bottle because I wouldn’t even wash my dog with this stuff.
Which wine would you wash your dog in exactly?
Image

Just guessing.
by AlexS
March 29th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2099
Views: 129269

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

bamp Had a bottle of 2015 Bedrock Zinfandel Esola the other night - wow! Easily one of the most red-fruited Bedrock Zins I've ever had, fruit was sumptuously juicy and full-flavored despite the wine being more on the elegant side in terms of both body and abv (14.4%) for a Bedrock Zin. Delicious jui...
by AlexS
March 26th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3328
Views: 166444

Re: The Bourbon Thread

It's decent but I'm not sure if it's really any better than Jefferson's Reserve. Otoh, I really like the Jefferson's Reserve releases that are aged in wine barrels (Groth & Pritchard Hill, haven't had the Pichon Baron).
by AlexS
March 24th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charity Tasting Blowout! (Ramey, Bevan, Once & Future, Bedrock, Matthiasson, Betz, etc.)
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: TN: Charity Tasting Blowout! (Ramey, Bevan, Once & Future, Bedrock, Matthiasson, Betz, etc.)

Fantastic notes, thx David. Can't wait to try the 2017 Bedrock OV Zin once I unbury it.
by AlexS
March 18th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Sandlands (red) Table Wine (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

TN: 2017 Sandlands (red) Table Wine (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

2017 Sandlands Table Wine - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County (3/18/2019) Popped and poured, dark purple/ruby. Forward nose of fresh cherries, raspberry leather, herbaceous accents and hints of vanilla spice. Medium-light body. Palate of vibrant red fruits, stone fruits and a ...
by AlexS
March 17th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have a wine cellar? Probably the answer is YES: But do you have...
Replies: 24
Views: 2003

Re: Do you have a wine cellar? Probably the answer is YES: But do you have...

Bobby, such an awesome story - cheers to the two of you and your family too! Only thing missing is a "then" pic to accompany the now.
by AlexS
March 17th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Release today
Replies: 43
Views: 3135

Re: Myriad Release today

I popped a GIII tonight thinking I could give him some feedback but alas... The Round Pond is really nice. Probably the most AFWE Cab he has made though so everything builds in intensity off that. Had the Round Pond tonight with dinner. It was amazing, decanted for about 3 hours and wow. The dark f...
by AlexS
March 17th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Old North Rhone Night - Chave, Jaboulet and Guigal
Replies: 8
Views: 778

Re: Great Old North Rhone Night - Chave, Jaboulet and Guigal

Great notes Jim, sounds like an awesome tasting - would love to try all of those wines.
by AlexS
March 12th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Release today
Replies: 43
Views: 3135

Re: Myriad Release today

Why are people so worried about opening a young Myriad Cab?? Decant it, allow 60-120 minutes of air and embrace the LOVE.
by AlexS
March 12th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.
Replies: 26
Views: 1826

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

Flay was on the original Iron Chef...iirc, he greatly "offended" the Japanese by stepping on his cutting board after the battle.

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