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by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Heitz Cab
Replies: 38
Views: 924

Re: TN: 2005 Heitz Cab

Phillip F r a n k s wrote: Nailed it.
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by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 7:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Deep Fryer
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Deep Fryer

zachary l a n g wrote:Also, I know I can use a cast iron pan on the stove-top with a thermometer. The point is to avoid the hassle
Hassle-free.

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by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Heitz Cab
Replies: 38
Views: 924

Re: TN: 2005 Heitz Cab

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Phillip F r a n k s wrote:
Phil is showing up next week with the real stuff.
2007 Heitz?
2007 St. Innocent Momtazi pinot noir, methinks.
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni next to leave the stinking ship...
Replies: 653
Views: 27001

Re: Galloni next to leave the stinking ship...

I made no judgment about her as a person, I merely pointed out the possibility that such a statement is rather sexist, which, to me, it is. Why should it matter as a professional not to be seen drunk in public, regardless of sex? Playing devil's advocate here... Todd you are 100% correct she made a...
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Vines and Pizza
Replies: 36
Views: 1605

Re: Old Vines and Pizza

Please contact Mel Hill for photography lessons. [snort.gif]
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Heitz Cab
Replies: 38
Views: 924

Re: TN: 2005 Heitz Cab

Steve Saxon wrote:
Tom Lee wrote:A "friend" showed up at your place with a young CA Cabernet? You better get back to Seattle asap.

Tom
Tom,

I said a friend of a friend . . .
Does that mean it's time to dump Major Phil? [stirthepothal.gif]
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Birthday Wines: Bdx, Port, OR Pinot, Riesling, CA Cab, Champagne, Jura, Navarra, etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: TN: Birthday Wines: Bdx, Port, OR Pinot, Riesling, CA Cab, Champagne, Jura, Navarra, etc.

Beau Carufel wrote:
Bob Wood wrote:How much air/decant time did you give the S-W?
About two hours, maybe a bit more. No one touched it until probably 9pm and we started around 7 or so.
There's your probable answer. It likely needed 10-12 hours in a decanter to blossom.
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni next to leave the stinking ship...
Replies: 653
Views: 27001

Re: Galloni next to leave the stinking ship...

Nah. When I get up in the morning I have a decision to make. I can read the depressing shit on Google News or I can read the latest chapter in The Adventures Of KlappTrap and Those Who Think He's A Dick and Don't Hesitate To Tell Him. Entertainment value abounds here. [berserker.gif] Yeah but you'r...
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni next to leave the stinking ship...
Replies: 653
Views: 27001

Re: Galloni next to leave the stinking ship...

Yes it does--you have to be able to distinguish many wines, for starters. What it doesn't say is which wines the MW prefers, but a good TN writer can work around that. I expect many on the BB here can do the same. that's just supposition until they do it. There are plenty on here who could be presi...
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni next to leave the stinking ship...
Replies: 653
Views: 27001

Re: Galloni next to leave the stinking ship...

This thread is getting pretty sickening. Dit-to. Wish we could bury it. Nah. When I get up in the morning I have a decision to make. I can read the depressing shit on Google News or I can read the latest chapter in The Adventures Of KlappTrap and Those Who Think He's A Dick and Don't Hesitate To Te...
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Heitz Cab
Replies: 38
Views: 924

Re: TN: 2005 Heitz Cab

Nice rack?
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions for Pac-NWers:
Replies: 47
Views: 1481

Re: Questions for Pac-NWers:

Bill, Puget Sound is in Washington, to the north of us. That's where Seattle is. The Umpqua Valley is to the south, with the Umpqua River flowing into the Pacific Ocean. To the west of the Willamette Valley, the coast gets approximately 90 inches of rain a year and I don't know if anyone measures r...
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article on new Zinfandels on SFGate website today
Replies: 12
Views: 697

Re: Article on new Zinfandels on SFGate website today

Carole Meredith wrote:I read it online so it must be true neener
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by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article on new Zinfandels on SFGate website today
Replies: 12
Views: 697

Re: Article on new Zinfandels on SFGate website today

Carole Meredith wrote:Zin was important hundreds of years before Cabernet Sauvignon was even born.
Eh . . . what do YOU know? Are you some sort of authority on the subject? [berserker.gif] [rofl.gif]
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions for Pac-NWers:
Replies: 47
Views: 1481

Re: Questions for Pac-NWers:

I would think that there would be more interest in cooler microclimates than the Willamette Valley provides. Many years we struggle to ripen pinot noir before it rots as it is. Why would there be any interest in someplace cooler and wetter? Vineyard management without irrigation; lower alcohol, hig...
by Bob Wood
March 4th, 2013, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions for Pac-NWers:
Replies: 47
Views: 1481

Re: Questions for Pac-NWers:

Bill H o o p e r wrote:I would think that there would be more interest in cooler microclimates than the Willamette Valley provides.
Many years we struggle to ripen pinot noir before it rots as it is. Why would there be any interest in someplace cooler and wetter?
by Bob Wood
March 2nd, 2013, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you swirling your wine in the correct direction?
Replies: 52
Views: 2398

Re: Are you swirling your wine in the correct direction?

Beau Carufel wrote:Isn't it easier to just violently shake your glass with one hand covering it?
Even easier to put the wine in a VitaMix.
by Bob Wood
March 2nd, 2013, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers you are currently boycotting?
Replies: 561
Views: 33512

Re: Producers you are currently boycotting?

If it has multiple gears it has French components. Derailleur . . . [snort.gif]
by Bob Wood
March 2nd, 2013, 6:58 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Good Idea For Frequent Fliers
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Good Idea For Frequent Fliers

The airline clubs have plenty of plugs. Go there. George Elitist. Yep, when it comes to travel. Anything that makes it easier. Was in the United Club about 3 hours ago at O'hare. BTW the Palm Springs airport has absolutely the worst security ever and no clubs. [bleh.gif] George Lots of clubs, just ...
by Bob Wood
March 1st, 2013, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers you are currently boycotting?
Replies: 561
Views: 33512

Re: Producers you are currently boycotting?

Larry P wrote:
Bill Gibbs wrote:
M. Dildine wrote:France.
5 months late on this thread [cheers.gif]
Mike's all talk - get him to show up for a wine day and what does he bring? ;)
A freakin' BICYCLE!
by Bob Wood
March 1st, 2013, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The BEST sub $30 CA Pinot available!
Replies: 20
Views: 1482

Re: The BEST sub $30 CA Pinot available!

Tyler Rico wrote:I really like my Mount Eden Estate pintos
Larry Kroger or the car?
by Bob Wood
March 1st, 2013, 5:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: food photos, post yours here!
Replies: 1128
Views: 53101

Re: food photos, post yours here!

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by Bob Wood
March 1st, 2013, 10:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cooking with Cooked Wine?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Cooking with Cooked Wine?

Yes, especially if it's something that's to be simmered for a long time like a stew. I made stew with a bottle of wine that was horribly corked and the flaw was completely undetectable in the finished dish.
by Bob Wood
March 1st, 2013, 10:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Short Rib Recipe?
Replies: 39
Views: 1239

Re: Favorite Short Rib Recipe?

by Bob Wood
March 1st, 2013, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOPN -- Who's not going?
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: WOPN -- Who's not going?

I won't be there either. Hope to not see you again next year. [berserker.gif]
by Bob Wood
February 28th, 2013, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Parker 2010 Bordeaux Scores
Replies: 108
Views: 5353

Re: Parker 2010 Bordeaux Scores

Neal.Mollen wrote:
Russell Faulkner wrote:Did Petrus get 100?
Only Bob, his boss Lisa, and their Singapore investors know for sure
What about Leve?
by Bob Wood
February 28th, 2013, 9:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Oysters!
Replies: 33
Views: 1529

Re: Oysters!

Kumamoto. End of story.
by Bob Wood
February 28th, 2013, 9:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pizza Chronicles: Wood burning pizza in a Weber? You bet.
Replies: 43
Views: 1998

Re: Pizza Chronicles: Wood burning pizza in a Weber? You bet.

mike pobega wrote:Gents, remember, we're speaking pizza here. 6-7 minutes and done.
As is the tendency of all threads, this one has drifted. I fear the pizza ship has sailed, but perhaps it will return on the incoming tide.
by Bob Wood
February 27th, 2013, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What mailing list have you been on the longest? Or what was your first?
Replies: 109
Views: 3257

Re: What mailing list have you been on the longest? Or what was your first?

Ravenswood was my first, in about 1994. That sounds about the time they started their wine club. Were you aware of them when they were still making wine at the Sangiacomo ranch? I'm not sure, Sean. I know that, when I signed on with them, they had fairly recently moved into their little (at the tim...
by Bob Wood
February 27th, 2013, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Washington Cabs $20 to $40
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: TN: Washington Cabs $20 to $40

Sineann wines score well at Loren's tasting. Shocking. [berserker.gif]
by Bob Wood
February 27th, 2013, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Reds...(long/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: TN: Some New Reds...(long/boring)

Haven't seen a charbono since Br. Timothy was making it.
by Bob Wood
February 27th, 2013, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Reds...(long/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: TN: Some New Reds...(long/boring)

Remy Drabkin of Remy Wines in McMinnville makes Lagrein grown in the Willamette Valley, at Illahe Vineyards.
by Bob Wood
February 27th, 2013, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers you are currently boycotting?
Replies: 561
Views: 33512

Re: Producers you are currently boycotting?

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by Bob Wood
February 27th, 2013, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Geeks - what do I have?
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Oregon Geeks - what do I have?

I was gifted a bottle of NV Willamette Valley Strangeland "Chardonnay Decadence" - 14.25 % alcohol and 13 % RS (!) Google acknowledges that the wine actually exists, but there is no more tangible info whatsoever. In fact there isn't much on Strangeland beyond their own website which doesn't mention...
by Bob Wood
February 25th, 2013, 7:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What to do with Salmon trimmings
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: What to do with Salmon trimmings

Sashimi! Bellies are the best.
by Bob Wood
February 25th, 2013, 1:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?

Kettle brand salt and cracked black pepper.
by Bob Wood
February 25th, 2013, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amador County Wineries
Replies: 25
Views: 594

Re: Amador County Wineries

Any recommendations for wineries to go tasting at ? Just Google "Amador wineries friendly to those who end sentences in prepositions." [snort.gif] From Bryan A. Garner, Modern American Usage (Oxford University Press, 2003): The spurious rule about not ending sentences with prepositions is a remnant...
by Bob Wood
February 25th, 2013, 8:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hand made pasta
Replies: 46
Views: 1689

Re: Hand made pasta

I would submit that extruded pastas (for me) are better dried and from a premium producer like Latini are something that I could not produce at home. I would agree with this 100% and add that, IMNSFHO, there are dishes that beg for fresh pasta and those that beg for dried. I realize I'm dealing wit...
by Bob Wood
February 25th, 2013, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA -- Pinot In The Windy City
Replies: 3
Views: 294

PSA -- Pinot In The Windy City

March 7, 60+ wineries from the Willamette Valley. Getcher tix here: http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/ticke ... y-3-7.html
by Bob Wood
February 24th, 2013, 11:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: food photos, post yours here!
Replies: 1128
Views: 53101

Re: food photos, post yours here!

Chicken club with pesto mayonnaise.
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by Bob Wood
February 24th, 2013, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: food photos, post yours here!
Replies: 1128
Views: 53101

Re: food photos, post yours here!

I think I need to re-calibrate my oven. This one isn't quite the way I'd like to see it, with a little too much doneness on the edge. Sure tasted good, though. And before anyone says anything, I tried to play with the pic in iPhoto to get the asparagus to reflect the actual color, but I couldn't get...
by Bob Wood
February 24th, 2013, 10:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bagels at home?
Replies: 22
Views: 518

Re: Bagels at home?

Made these with the Reinhart recipe Ken posted. Excellent, and they got a thumbs up from my Brooklyn-born Jewish neighbor.
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by Bob Wood
February 23rd, 2013, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best places for walk-in tastings in Napa?
Replies: 33
Views: 1594

Re: Best places for walk-in tastings in Napa?

Napa Valley Wine and Cigar, of course.
by Bob Wood
February 23rd, 2013, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow Eric is selling wine on eBay now
Replies: 54
Views: 3251

Re: Wow Eric is selling wine on eBay now

Did Roberto send her?
by Bob Wood
February 22nd, 2013, 10:04 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: SoCal help: Terranea?
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: SoCal help: Terranea?

I just looked at Terranea's website. It's too bad Neal's firm couldn't find an upscale place to have their partners' meeting.
by Bob Wood
February 22nd, 2013, 10:00 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: SoCal help: Terranea?
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: SoCal help: Terranea?

You're not terribly far from Compton and Poppy can help there.
by Bob Wood
February 22nd, 2013, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni next to leave the stinking ship...
Replies: 653
Views: 27001

Re: Galloni next to leave the stinking ship...

Forget it . . . he's rolling.
by Bob Wood
February 20th, 2013, 10:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How to make perfect fried eggs
Replies: 17
Views: 577

Re: How to make perfect fried eggs

Cheese? [snort.gif]

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