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by Bill Tex Landreth
August 4th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10847
Views: 393424

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Damn Tex you had a good night. Not too shabby, and dinner was just as good. How was the Leo Poy? Had a 1999 Nicolas Potel Nuits St. Georges Les Vaucrains last night. Really lovely bottle. Really showing well for the vintage. Not roasted or stewed in the least. Probably not built for 20 more years, ...
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 4th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10847
Views: 393424

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

NickRut wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 9:05 am
Damn Tex you had a good night.
Not too shabby, and dinner was just as good.
by Bill Tex Landreth
August 1st, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1356
Views: 70056

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Chicken Tikka Masala, Chana Saag and some Jeera Rice
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by Bill Tex Landreth
July 30th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1486
Views: 176091

Re: Official Costco Thread

Able to snag a sixer of these. Apparently no more available in the NorCal region....... 7EC073BC-B017-4D19-A9BD-F57CD253FA7D.jpeg did you hear, our buddy from los gatos was able to grab almost a case of 2015 Thibault Liger Belair Richebourg on clearance for 299.97/bottle. Coming to a Wine Spectator...
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 30th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Re: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder

And depending on the audience, I would up the gochujang by double.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 30th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Re: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder

Joe Chanley wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 8:53 am
that sauce sounds like it would be good on anything... was it really viscous once you reduced and strained or still loose?
Fairly viscous
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 30th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Re: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder

Circling back around... The finished product was very good and we fed a pretty good crowd of adults and children. I will say that the injection did not have any major affect on the flavor of the pork once it came to temp. I pulled the shoulder after it rested about an hour and the flavors just weren...
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 22nd, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Re: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder

Mike Davila wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 12:29 pm
So I’m curious Tex, how did this turn out?
Pretty good. I’ll post a detailed impression when I get home.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 22nd, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1356
Views: 70056

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Kris Patten wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 7:43 pm
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Flannery Strip with Chimichurri and Black Beans for an Argentinian dinner.


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Anything out of ordinary with your chimichurri prep?

TIA
Pretty standard

Parsley
Cilantro
Raw Garlic
EVOO
Red Wine Vinegar
S&P
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 20th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16316
Views: 422421

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Just released yesterday. Bought in a whim.
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by Bill Tex Landreth
July 20th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Re: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder

Four hours in:
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by Bill Tex Landreth
July 19th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Re: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder

Sauce simmering away yesterday.
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by Bill Tex Landreth
July 19th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder

I have been following all the "Fusion" BBQ here in TX in general, and in Austin specifically, and wanted to try my hand at something new for tomorrow night. Plan is to inject a 10lb shoulder with a Korean "BBQ Sauce", rub with simple sea salt and evaporated cane juice, and then rest in the reefer ov...
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 18th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1356
Views: 70056

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Six confit duck legs for rillettes.
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by Bill Tex Landreth
July 17th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 35
Views: 2486

Re: Cellar thief emails?

What is a ‘rad somm’?
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 17th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11909
Views: 570295

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Southlake

L to R: $90, $43, $160 and $190
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 17th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11909
Views: 570295

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Costco run today:

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by Bill Tex Landreth
July 16th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167362

Re: Steak Porn

Can't be 100% all of the time.

As an aside, the strawberries look fantastic.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 16th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167362

Re: Steak Porn

I cooked a 'Jorge' last weekend on my Ranch Kettle. Four hour heavy salting and then a hard direct sear for 3 minutes each side over post oak and then indirect on the cool side rotating every few minutes to even out cooking. Took it to 125 (about 40 minutes total) and then rested for 10 minutes unde...
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 15th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 3075

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

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The next ‘Black Cat’ to fawn over.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 14th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11909
Views: 570295

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Case o 2008 Delamotte BdB
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 12th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1356
Views: 70056

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Chicken Tikka Masala

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by Bill Tex Landreth
July 12th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 32678

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

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ABX and hormone free brisket from Cedar River Farms in Greeley, CO. Sold ungraded, but easily hits USDA Prime. Heavy salt and pepper rub with post oak smoke to follow.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 9th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Fraud Prevention Survey
Replies: 17
Views: 1366

Re: Wine Fraud Prevention Survey

In addition to external signs, you might factor in is radioactive isotopes (if I'm recalling the physics correctly). All wines produced from 1945 on have at least minute amounts of radioactivity from Hiroshima and Nagasaki and later tests. That's one of the ways it was possible to confirm that Hard...
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 6th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schott Zwiesel bar glass deal
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Schott Zwiesel bar glass deal

Cost Plus World Market also has 50% off the SZ Tritan Forte Red Wine 8 pack that brings it down to $30. If you are a member of their club, you also get 20% off that price.

Wife had a $10 credit, so we got 16 stems for super cheap.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 4th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 25
Views: 2182

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Jud, reach out to Denny. He has been several times in the past few years. He and Sheri go for like 10 days at a time and spare no expense.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 4th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 32678

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Brisket looks legit there Don.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 2nd, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist
Replies: 16
Views: 1402

Re: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist

Jean at Alpha Omega would be a great resource.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 2nd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10192

Re: 2008 Salon

Wow.

That really limits this to a very select few. I had an open order with my local wine guy for the 2008 Salon with the hopes that it would show up in regular distribution channels like DP and Cristal. He obviously had not heard this from his distributor. Guess my order won't even get a nod.
by Bill Tex Landreth
July 2nd, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Mailer - Arkenstone Vineyards
Replies: 44
Views: 1982

Re: New Mailer - Arkenstone Vineyards

I agree that their SB is the best that I have had full stop.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 30th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167362

Re: Steak Porn

First Rib Eye from No 9

Simple salting and seared in a dry pan
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by Bill Tex Landreth
June 30th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1356
Views: 70056

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Brussels Sprouts with House Cured Lamb Pancetta
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by Bill Tex Landreth
June 25th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1356
Views: 70056

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Not really cooked tonight, but having torshi (Persian sour mixed pickles) that have been in the reefer for 2 1/2 weeks.
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by Bill Tex Landreth
June 25th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 112
Views: 8841

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Showed up in DFW for $21.99 a bottle.

Bought one to try tonight and will report back.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 25th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 45
Views: 4524

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

Has anyone ever tasted the HSS and the Odette Reserve Cabernet? Both are now at similar price levels, and the vineyards are separated by what, two miles at most? Would be interested to hear anyone's experiences, thanks... That's actually a great comparison. IMO they have similar styles, more classi...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 25th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Shafer HSS offer
Replies: 45
Views: 4524

Re: 2015 Shafer HSS offer

As stated above, the wine is readily available at retail. Texas has seen recently HSS, One Point Five and Red Shoulder Ranch at price points well below release from the winery.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 25th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla

Daughter not a fan of onions, otherwise I agree they are good in there.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 24th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla

Magnus Solhjell wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 2:04 pm
It looks great. If you want a faster version, Ferran Adria uses potato chips (!) instead of thinly sliced potatoes. I haven't tried it myself, but I probably will next weekend.

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Interesting
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 24th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calistoga wineries
Replies: 64
Views: 3320

Re: Calistoga wineries

Given the 40+ year track record of Chateau Montelena, how can anyone state that from an objective perspective "nothing extraordinary 'yet' in Calistoga"? It is fine and well to have personal opinions but going based purely on personal opinion is really misleading to the OP. I am pretty sure that co...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 23rd, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla

I brought home 15 dozen yesterday
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 22nd, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla

David K o l i n wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 11:59 am
That looks pretty nice, Bill. We’ve been eating a lot of these over the last week
I have an over abundance of farm fresh eggs to the tune of 20-25 dozen a week from the ranch. Have to eat them every way possible.

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