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by J Diven
January 21st, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

And I may have to turn in my AFWE card for this, but I liked the Cali Cab Franc - what is the producer? I forgot and the picture of the label doesn't really help. Roark Wine Company 2016 Cabernet Franc Santa Ynez Valley It was in the fridge so I had to let it warm up a bit. Nice streak of acidity t...
by J Diven
January 21st, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Ryan - I seem to remember it was some producer in Santa Ynez I had never heard of - I haven't followed central coast wines in several years. I still have the bottle at home and can look tonight if Bryan doesn't answer. I'll also give it a try, but 3 days later is a little unfair. Thanks for the comm...
by J Diven
January 18th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

For sparklers I have a Piñon Vouvray and a Patrice Colin Pineau d’ Aunis.
Others are bringing Champagne, so I think we are covered.
Should be plenty of food.
by J Diven
January 18th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Dave Sun had an emergency and had to bow out.
I have pm’d Eric...

More food updates above in post #1.
by J Diven
January 17th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Thanks for all the organizing Jim. Do you have an idea on the setup? Flights? Stations? Do you need any help prepping anything? I’m available if so. Cheers I think the plan is to sip a little champagne and maybe some Loire sparkling or PetNat until the wines show up. Then we can figure it out. Shou...
by J Diven
January 17th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Okay, with Carol being out, I also adjusted the count down by one for my wife who will not really be drinking much of anything. So as a result I have added Bryan and Lauren off the wait list and they have confirmed. Unfortunately as the event is tomorrow, it does not look like we will be able to add...
by J Diven
January 16th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Okay, i've updated food and tentative wines on the 1st post. For people warning of having few reds, this is shaping up to be quite an interesting aged cabernet franc event. I can certainly augment the sauvignon, dry chenin, and melon categories as needed. I have Foreau and Huet demi sec, and still s...
by J Diven
January 15th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Pierre-Yves as we've been corresponding in PM, the 1989 L d'Or would be fantastic. I have a 1997 and some 'middle aged' vintages (05, 07, 09) we could open as well. That combined with Olga Raffault Les Picasses - I also have 1989 as a backup, as well as 02, 05, 07, 10 to augment Del, and maybe match...
by J Diven
January 15th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

We'll bring baguettes, rillettes, and cheese; unless anyone demands a repeat of the lamb sandwich. I thought the Lamb Sandwich was pretty tasty actually. And easy to eat in a milling around event, but up to you. We do have a fairly large dining table, and two living room areas on our main level, bu...
by J Diven
January 12th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

So just a reminder - do let me know if you cannot make it - we have a large number of attendees and a wait list. And, please do let us know what if any food you will be bringing. Also - I have been meaning to let people know - we do have a dog. She is short haired and does not shed a lot, and we wil...
by J Diven
January 7th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Thanks Jared, we’ll catch up one of these days. Can’t help much with the Napa cab but open to N Rhône anytime. Okay so we are less than 2 weeks out and we have a waitlist, so please do let us know if you need to drop. Del, you had a tentative guest - Dave - can you confirm him? I will start a food l...
by J Diven
December 31st, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Jim, My wife would like to take part. Looks like a large crowd is attending. Maybe this time we should really do flights. No problem I have added Carol. I think I agree, but we should clarify 'Flights'. I don't have the room, or glasses to do formal flights. But if, as I think you mean, we group th...
by J Diven
December 31st, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Bryan Carr wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 10:47 am
Hiya, just catching up after being home got the holidays, Lauren and i are free as well, so count us in if there’s room!
We are getting crowded, so I have wait listed you for now, but I imagine that you will get in fairly shortly.
by J Diven
December 23rd, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

You are welcome Pierre-Yves.

Attendees updated.
Some of you have identified bottles, i'll work on listing that and talking about food after the 1st.
Have a great holiday everyone.
by J Diven
December 14th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Sorry Brian. next time.
I have updated Post 1 with the date, theme, and attendee list.
Let me know +1 counts or names, etc.
Don't think we need to cap attendance yet anyway.
by J Diven
December 1st, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

UPDATE: January 18 Okay, we have settled on Saturday January 18th. Start time 6:00PM - Sharp if possible! Feel free to stop in a few minutes early. Theme is 'Loire'. That said, no good Champagne will be turned away. Several of you have said you have little Loire Red - so no good burgundy will be tur...
by J Diven
November 11th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8370

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

We calculated that we had not been to Cafe Du Monde in almost 11 years, but we had first timers with us for part of this trip so we also visited. A sunny day, so it was the quicker take out line, then enjoyed on a bench in Jackson Square admiring the cathedral. Shake em up in that bag with the power...
by J Diven
November 7th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8370

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Just adding some notes from our late October visit. Dinner: La Petite Grocery - This is a good solid offering if you have not been. Modern american restaurant with southern influenced ingredients. Ricotta Dumpling, and Paneed Rabbit, very nice pork chop, salads, etc. Very nice wine list, but a bit e...
by J Diven
November 7th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Orleans dining.....thinking about "newer" places
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Re: New Orleans dining.....thinking about "newer" places

We were there last week. We did visit a couple of the newer places that were mentioned in the thread we had going back in April. I will add some comments there as I think that will be the best place for it - that was a good thread. We did go to one place that opened just a few weeks ago - Rockrose i...
by J Diven
October 16th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3591

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Turns out I have a pretty decent, 10 year old St. Joseph blanc to contribute. For reds, 15-20 year Cote Rotie, Hermitage, Cornas. I'll bring an assortment and we can decide which to open. I'm not going to have a chance to cook this time around so it'll be something simple/store bought. But it sounds...
by J Diven
October 14th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whisperkool Obsolescence
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

Re: Whisperkool Obsolescence

Btw, I never posted on my repair experience because I never had one. I did have a refrigeration guy stop by once but he politely declined. I’m ashamed to say the 2 old units are still sitting out in my garage waiting to be carted away by mr junk.
by J Diven
October 14th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whisperkool Obsolescence
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

Re: Whisperkool Obsolescence

My WhisperKool 4200 just froze up. It is 13 years old so I was lucky. Now what? Do the new 4000 units fit in the same space dimension wise? The SC4000i fits in the same opening as the 4200. Mine has been running flawlessly for the nearly 4.5 years since this thread. It seems to be a much improved u...
by J Diven
September 21st, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3591

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

I’m good w N Rhone. I have lots of aged reds, however not much in the way of whites unfortunately.

Good w Peter’s this time, turns out my wife is planning some interior painting that week.
Happy to host next - maybe when together we can plan say a mid January event?
by J Diven
September 14th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3591

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

terrance.c wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 10:43 am
Jim, you mean 10/19?
Yes sorry. Fat fingers
by J Diven
September 12th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3591

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

In for the 2 of us 10/19.
We haven’t hosted for a few years, so happy to do it if you want the (west) Ballard area.
by J Diven
May 19th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 4257

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

Started w CT in 2004 when I had a little more than a few hundred bottles and have never looked back. I only have around 1700-1800 bottles but the idea of using a spreadsheet or paper instead would be absurd. The mobile version is very limited and I almost never use it. If it were improved I would ce...
by J Diven
April 30th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8370

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Doing coquette for the first time tomorrow. Can you give me some idea of the tasting menu? Unless I know the chefs food a blind 5 course makes me a Bit nervous. It just doesn’t leave a lot of leeway for an off coarse or one that’s just not a favorite. Did you find the pairing a value? Was it 5 smal...
by J Diven
April 29th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8370

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Dinner: Coquette - tasting menu, wine pairings. this was a great meal and sure seems like a required stop every trip. DTB - ‘Coastal Cajun’ modern place out in Carrollton. Some nice fresh dishes here, some traditional, some a bit innovative. Carrollton Market - This was delish and worth a return tri...
by J Diven
April 19th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8370

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Had a delicious dinner at Saba last week. We ordered a variety of plates and it was more than enough food. They are doing really great stuff there - it's pretty much the opposite of traditional New Orleans cuisine, but I do think it's one of the best restaurants in the city. Stopped in for lunch We...
by J Diven
April 10th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8370

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

I've been to both Bywater and Compere and preferred Bywater. Primarily because of the menu and dishes. I've had lunch and dinner at Compere. Preparation was excellent but overall the menu just didn't do it for me. We really enjoyed Bywater and the menu choices. I would add Pesche to your list over ...
by J Diven
April 6th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8370

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Turkey and the Wolf referenced on a thread from last year over here...

http://winedisorder.com/comment/56/9421/
by J Diven
April 6th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8370

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Any updates from March visits? We are there 4/13-4/20, staying in Uptown, and have a number of things set up including Coquette, Compere Lapin and Maypop. Considering Bywater... I will be there next week (4/10-12) and have dinner reservations at Saba. Will report back. My daughter goes to Tulane an...
by J Diven
April 5th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8370

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Any updates from March visits?
We are there 4/13-4/20, staying in Uptown, and have a number of things set up including Coquette, Compere Lapin and Maypop.
Considering Bywater...
by J Diven
February 9th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals
Replies: 27
Views: 2798

Re: Mailing List Good and Bad Deals

Like Lee (who I know, but didn’t know was on the list) I often buy from Vincent. It is the only regular winery direct list I buy. The wines are great, the prices are great, there is no minimum or allocation, and if you buy enough you can get discounted or free shipping. Some of the wines are availab...
by J Diven
December 31st, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1995

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

First, dinner at a local place offering flights and pours of several grower champagnes. Partial Offering
Then home for popcorn and a bottle to ring in the New Year - what will depend on how overboard we go with dinner I suppose.
by J Diven
November 16th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais Day!
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Beaujolais Day!

We went to a Beaujolais celebration event last night at our local 'french' place (Bastille for Seattle people). The only nouveau they poured was Drouhin which was very nice - a very good quaffing wine. That said, I don't generally buy or drink the stuff. When I see it in the stores it is generally p...
by J Diven
September 28th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 3733

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

Looks like Y is going to come, so I will have a +1.
Are we kicking in for food, or doing pot luck?
If pot luck I'll bring a pot of something braised - pork most likely.
by J Diven
September 18th, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 3733

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

I’m good for Saturday. Have a 90s era bottle as well. Also some early to mid 2000s.
Saturday provides a bit of time to throw some food together as well.
I’ll see if Y wants to attend.
by J Diven
August 26th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 3733

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

I’m good for 9/28-9/30.
Prefer Sat or Sun to Friday and probably a lot easier for any Portland folks making the trip.
But Friday could work too if that’s all people have.
by J Diven
August 1st, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 3733

Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

I’m in and have a fair bit of older WV Pinot.
Mark you own 0 OR Pinot ???
Sacrilege. Think of your children.
by J Diven
April 10th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Phoenix-Scottsdale
Replies: 59
Views: 3550

Phoenix-Scottsdale

Follow up report from last weekend. I ubered to AZ Wine / Atlas Bistro on Thursday. AZ Wine as mentioned by Bill was a bit sparse in selection. Many empty sections on shelves, and I would have loved to buy many of the options that were out of stock. That said, there was certainly enough to buy for t...
by J Diven
March 30th, 2018, 5:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Trip to Seattle
Replies: 46
Views: 1655

Trip to Seattle

Hal Blumberg wrote: [...]Unless we decide on a theme, I will probably bring a Northern Rhone and a riesling or chenin blanc.

Cheers,

Hal
If we don't end up w/ a theme, PM me your N Rhone and i'll pull something interesting to compare.
by J Diven
March 29th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Trip to Seattle
Replies: 46
Views: 1655

Trip to Seattle

Thanks for taking the ball Travis! I'm sure we can order a few things off the list. So I'm in for sure - with 10 slots it seems like we have room for a few others. I don't have strong feelings about it but, can probably make most themes work. (I don't have any Washington Grenache [cheers.gif]) Left ...
by J Diven
March 28th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Trip to Seattle
Replies: 46
Views: 1655

Trip to Seattle

I wouldn’t have any objections to WG except I just called there and they have a 2 bottle limit per table for outside wine. Corkage is $20 which is fine I guess, but the bottle limit is a showstopper I think. So if anyone has a connection there, let us know. I haven’t been for several years when I st...
by J Diven
March 25th, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Trip to Seattle
Replies: 46
Views: 1655

Trip to Seattle

Open too. Haven’t seen you guys for a while. Venue is the question. Downtown the restaurant in Nordstrom was okay but not great - empty so they let us do whatever. The roast chicken was decent. I’ve done Tamarind Tree in the ID. $15 corkage. Vietnamese fusion. I’ve heard Cafe Presse is good but have...
by J Diven
March 25th, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Wine Check
Replies: 20
Views: 1021

The Wine Check

Has anyone used this product? And if so, do you think there is a value-add versus just buying a cardboard box and wine shipping styrofoam inserts, and checking that on the flight? (I *assume* I'll be able to buy a box and styrofoam inserts at my destination, but that'll still probably set me back $...
by J Diven
March 14th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Phoenix-Scottsdale
Replies: 59
Views: 3550

Phoenix-Scottsdale

And the cocktails at Kai are pretty inventive too. My wife is a cocktail fan so I’m sure we will give that a try. I see you are in the bitters business. My wife used to work in the same building as Scrappy’s Bitters in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Scrappys was in the basement but she said t...
by J Diven
March 12th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Phoenix-Scottsdale
Replies: 59
Views: 3550

Phoenix-Scottsdale

If you've not been to Kai (or if it's a return visit) you are in for a treat. It is by far my favorite place in PHX metro for fine dining. I've tasted native ingredients there that I just haven't seen anywhere else. They put a lot of care into their btg pairings too (Kevin Lewis is the somm in char...
by J Diven
March 11th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1742
Views: 211343

Official Costco Thread

Yes, saw that. Just not a fan.
2nd bottle of L Michel just fine naturally.
Risk buying more? Probably
by J Diven
March 11th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1742
Views: 211343

Official Costco Thread

Today in SODO DP 2009 $139 Fleur Cardinale 2014 $36 Louis Michel Butteuax 2015 $30 Montus Madiran 2012 $40 Lots of new WA wines heading into Taste WA. SODO still had the Louis Michel yesterday, I picked up 6. Nice deal I thought. Unfortunately the one opened last night was the most horribly corked ...

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