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by Bill Tex Landreth
June 20th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11101
Views: 495965

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Six bottles of 2015 Shafer One Point Five for $65 a bottle and six bottles of 2015 Round Pond Rutherford Cab for $36 after 20% off case discount. Sounds like a hell of a deal. Local or online? Local grocery chain HEB. They had 20% off all cabernet based wines last week if you got a case. They are r...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 20th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11101
Views: 495965

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Six bottles of 2015 Shafer One Point Five for $65 a bottle and six bottles of 2015 Round Pond Rutherford Cab for $36 after 20% off case discount.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 20th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2130
Views: 130993

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Really tasty with Tacos al Carbon last night.
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by Bill Tex Landreth
June 20th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - How About Aug 10th?
Replies: 24
Views: 687

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - How About Aug 10th?

Booo

I'll be with the family at the beach for my birthday.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 19th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter
Replies: 28
Views: 2322

Re: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter

Bought some at costco for $325/bottle. I'll just be patient. As for the letter, I agree, I've seen worse. Jason's missives from Hundred Acre are always a hoot. Also laughable is anyone that "truly humbled and honored to offer their wine". [snort.gif] I was about to ask how this compares to Scarecro...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 18th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 638

Re: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions

Spottswoode for sure.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 18th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 22
Views: 575

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

Poppy Davis wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:37 am
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:36 am
Link?
www.homeandcooksales.com
Thanks, sister.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 17th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3480

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

I'm trying remember how far back it was this individual started posting stuff that had me looking for the law enforcement agency of jurisdiction to both request a welfare check and warn that agency of potential hazardous situations involving John. He needed help but I couldn't determine his potenti...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 17th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 1111

Re: True Confessions

Easy Cheese and Ritz Crackers
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 16th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1914
Views: 153656

Re: Steak Porn

Love the Wagyu/Akaushi flat iron. Very beefy and mineral driven.

Here is a closeup if the marbling after a two hour salting:
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by Bill Tex Landreth
June 16th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1914
Views: 153656

Re: Steak Porn

Pair of 14oz Wagyu strips from No 9

This cow was 87.5:12.5 Black Wagyu:Angus. Getting closer to purebred.
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by Bill Tex Landreth
June 16th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1345
Views: 145867

Re: Official Costco Thread

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Nick F. wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 1:03 pm
2012
Not their strongest vintage, but still a great deal.
Yeah, I broke down and got six for easy summer sipping for ranch mimosas.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 15th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Taste Talk
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Champagne Taste Talk

Miller High Life tastes like the Champagne of Beers, I know that much.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 15th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

Really more for my 90 year old Father in Law than me - I'll be busy cooking. Cedar-planked troll-caught Chinook salmon Roasted Asparagus Bill Landreth's Corn Locally grown "Hood" strawberries with Vanilla Ice Cream Nice. I plan on a wagyu strip and ribeye from No 9 with sides being roasted broccoli...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 15th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3480

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Wonder how his previous run ins with law enforcement will play out in court?
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 14th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Calif Dessert Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: TN: Two Calif Dessert Wines...(short/boring)

Casey Hartlip wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Dan Sch wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 1:58 pm
This GW sounds very similar to the one Elke made that same year 2013, except that it seems to have a bit more botrytis than you described. Really good stuff!
Same wine. We sold those to Elke as shiners.

I only have 4 cases of 12 packs left. More than I can drink.
Send some to Merrill.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2797

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Ummm...

OK
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 14th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3480

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Wow, just wow.

I thought he was running a multi-billion dollar investment fund.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 14th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2775

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 11:59 am
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 7:08 am
I have been buying/eating the hangers from Flannery since at least 2009. I have frozen them for months into years (found in bottom of freezer) and not once have I had a texture or flavor issue with them.
Maybe you just got mad freezing skills?
Yeah, that's the ticket.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 14th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2797

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Anyone know how long on the wait list to buy? I signed up about two years ago. Depends on production i believe, last few years there have been very few drop offs from the list so there is not a lot of movement. I seem to recall 3000 people on wait list so if 100 a year drop off which is highly unli...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 14th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 35
Views: 1846

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

The wine is fantastic, indeed. I believe 2016 across the board is going to turn out to very special.

We opened a '16 Fleur Cardinale Wednesday night and it was singing after a four hour decant. Pure decadence in a bottle.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 14th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2775

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

I have been buying/eating the hangers from Flannery since at least 2009. I have frozen them for months into years (found in bottom of freezer) and not once have I had a texture or flavor issue with them.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 13th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA vs NAPA wine
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: WA vs NAPA wine

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:50 am
I think NAPA has better auto parts, but I could be wrong.
No, I think you are right on the money.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 13th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA vs NAPA wine
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: WA vs NAPA wine

Quilceda Creek isn't a deep red?

How about Cayuse or any of the Charles Smith wines?
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 11th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano

What aisle was that in? At that pricing, it's making me reconsider some life choices. Also, nice avatar. It’s with the cheeses innth cold section. I'm guessing this is a regional offer. Was at Costco yesterday to grab some copper river salmon and didn't see anything of the sort (I also wasn't looki...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 11th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano

Corey N. wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 9:51 am
What aisle was that in? At that pricing, it's making me reconsider some life choices.

Also, nice avatar.
It’s with the cheeses innth cold section.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 11th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano

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by Bill Tex Landreth
June 10th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: TN: 2015 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Costco has ‘15 and ‘16 for $30 a bottle. Always a good midweek drinker.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 9th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1307
Views: 61231

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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by Bill Tex Landreth
June 8th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 554
Views: 25913

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

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Going with half post oak and half pecan on the smoke. Three hours in.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 7th, 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7595

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

I’m in the camp of predicting trouble for napa cabs in the $100-$200 price range. Napa in general seems to have fallen out of favor with the somms I know. These folks seem to gravitate to more classically styled wines with higher acid and structure. I also don’t seem many of the millennial hipster ...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 1633

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

MBerto wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Michael Martin wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 10:02 am
Best mass produced fries (and perhaps arguably the best burger) is Shake Shack.
Hold on to your butts...

Best mass produced fries are........

.....

McDonald's. I'll die on this hill so be ready.
I can support this opinion.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - How About Aug 10th?
Replies: 24
Views: 687

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Planning Stage

I am out until the October time frame with work commitments and travel all over the country.

We will be slaughtering another beef critter in the next two months, so if there is interest in an October get together, I can have our guy fabricate accordingly.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 1633

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

I always enjoy these threads. Arguing about which fast food chain's fries or burgers are best/worst is like arguing about which mass produced grocery store wine is best/worst. Not really, IMO. Plonk TO ME isn’t enjoyable, and there is a vast difference between it an better wines. I am sure that som...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 1633

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

They are awful. However they likely have the highest margin on fries in the business since the only people involved with the fries are a potato farmer and some minimum wage skater dude. In our neck of the woods, the people behind the counter are paid considerably more than minimum wage, and I have ...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?
Replies: 37
Views: 1833

Re: What happened to all the love for Anthill Farms?

Darlings of the board can have a mercurial course. I was on the mailing list for one of the wineries you mentioned. I somehow missed a release and got cold shouldered. Asked to resume and was placed at the "first timer" level. So, screw them. No names. I am sure any of the three mentioned would hav...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 64
Views: 5813

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

People love to predict apocalyptic endings to successes like Napa, and extrapolate massively from one (unclear) data point. I will take the opposite tack. Napa is here to stay and will be a premium wine region for the rest of our lives (absent some hideous externality like a world war or some such)...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 554
Views: 25913

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Joe Dulworth wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 8:42 am
[good.gif]

Now to convince HEB to finally enter Tarrant County, right?
They are building one in my hood at the intersection of 287 and Debbie Lane. Opens next summer.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 554
Views: 25913

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Joe, it is in the meat/seafood area and not with the other paper/plastic/aluminum products.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7595

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

simply put, if you don't like it, don't pay it. bitching and moaning isn't going to make them drop their price... put up or shut up. James So your method is to just let the wineries increase 20% a year and never say anything ? seems like a cop out So, I should call up winery X and tell them that th...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 64
Views: 5813

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Bryant has a $300 Million dollar art collection?

Yeah, no doubt sales are falling at that release price point these days. Makes you wonder how much cult wine is sitting in libraries waiting for auction.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 6th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 554
Views: 25913

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 Bill Tex Landreth
June 5th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 554
Views: 25913

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.
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 5th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 20
Views: 754

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

. . . Good fish is very difficult to get in Philadelphia . . . What? No H-Mart? It has become my go to place for fish. Any place that gives you two choices of sizes of live Abalone can't be all bad. I have also had good luck at Costco with fresh tuna. I work near H-Mart on 32nd street. It is not a ...
by Bill Tex Landreth
June 5th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 554
Views: 25913

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...

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