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by Chris Blum
April 18th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Sous Vide Easter Ham
Replies: 18
Views: 696

Re: Sous Vide Easter Ham

Bump...

The ham is in the fridge. Same butcher, same technique planned.
by Chris Blum
April 9th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1344
Views: 66753

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I agree about the rosé but just to be clear; this is the Cuvée Anaïs Jolicoeur.
by Chris Blum
April 9th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1344
Views: 66753

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I’ve enjoyed Camille Saves rose, but has anybody had this? I’m in for a couple.
by Chris Blum
April 9th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1024

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

Yeah, maybe lack of skillz, but I get crab mulch or wasted meat.
by Chris Blum
April 9th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1024

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

Never been impressed and the work:enjoyment ratio is high.
by Chris Blum
April 2nd, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you serve your Piesporter
Replies: 0
Views: 186

How do you serve your Piesporter

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by Chris Blum
April 1st, 2019, 3:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauternes and Saffron...
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Sauternes and Saffron...

I totally get what you are saying about saffron in Sauternes. Maybe it has something to do how certain people process saffron’s flavors, but count me in.
by Chris Blum
March 18th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 90
Views: 4202

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

Mitch's model stock portfolio: 600 shares ATG American Truss & Girdle Co. 100 shares RWD ReWindR (New Jersey based Start up producing high quality VCR tape rewinding machines) 400 shares BGY United Buggy Whip 250 shares AM Allegheny Musket 300 shares WFC Wells Fargo (Bought by mistake, not realizing...
by Chris Blum
March 17th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 90
Views: 4202

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

Making oatmeal with rolled oats right now. 2c old fashioned rolled oats 2c coconut milk 1c water (plus another cup for steam) Dried fruit of choice Baking Spices of choice Pinch of salt Insert wire rack. Find an oven safe bowl that fits and mix all ingredients in that bowl. Pour that second cup of w...
by Chris Blum
March 13th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heeee's Back - Gary V.
Replies: 32
Views: 2099

Re: Heeee's Back - Gary V.

Yeah, I’m good. Thanks.
by Chris Blum
March 12th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sotheby's 'Transcendent' Auction
Replies: 34
Views: 2095

Re: Sotheby's 'Transcendent' Auction

So, the Transcendent Collector comes back every 10 years in search of balance?

I think I might have an ID....
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by Chris Blum
March 7th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?

Got mine at the Belz Outlet in orlando
by Chris Blum
March 1st, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

I didn’t know until recently that bourbon doesn’t need to be made in Kentucky. I’d always assumed that.
by Chris Blum
February 17th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Who/what is to blame for the failure of Maison Ilan: I started a list but I'm sure I'm leaving someone out. Ray (and others), please feel free to add to the list... haters racists investors/lenders Zach Velcoff The Camus family The French & their fiscal reporting deadlines various growers Casey Cow...
by Chris Blum
February 16th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

What happened to the l’americaine brand and the whole Paris, KY story? Are we talking bourbon now? Wish I could be open about this since it is an interesting story. I’m not going near it on this forum. So you don’t think that the huge rollout for a product that seemingly never existed and certainly...
by Chris Blum
February 16th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

What happened to the l’americaine brand and the whole Paris, KY story?
by Chris Blum
February 16th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Anton is right. Narcissists are transactional people. Ray would not be posting on this thread if he didn’t need to. He wants something, and it sure as hell ain’t a clear conscience.
by Chris Blum
February 14th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Actually, that’s not really what “irony” means.
by Chris Blum
February 14th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 452
Views: 30645

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

C’mon Ray, you can BS rubes who haven’t seen your act....that’s truly your highest calling. But this group has witnessed you in all of your duplicitous glory. You are a huckster. You’re good at it. It’s a valuable skill. Go be the best huckster you can be; whether it’s bourbon or car parts, wine, lu...
by Chris Blum
February 3rd, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Super Bowl Wine Pairings
Replies: 32
Views: 1190

Re: Super Bowl Wine Pairings

06 Prüm Graacher-Himmelreich auslese. Shocker...still primary, but delicious.
by Chris Blum
January 31st, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quivet wines
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Quivet wines

The SB is pretty nice. It’s a nice balance for me when I’m in the mood for that profile - slightly ripe flavors but a nice acidic backbone.
by Chris Blum
January 31st, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: passive cellar too cold?
Replies: 33
Views: 1579

Re: passive cellar too cold?

Mine (mostly below grade) is colder than usual but nothing to worry about.
by Chris Blum
January 30th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cristal 2008 - Re-Load
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Cristal 2008 - Re-Load

I think he’s extending the 4-pack pricing of $229.99 to all quantities, even if you only buy a single bottle.
by Chris Blum
January 30th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Incredibly rare imperial of Ridge Monte Bello 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Incredibly rare imperial of Ridge Monte Bello 2014

I’d pop it at age 50 and not look back, but you are right
by Chris Blum
January 27th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED- LORING WINE COMPANY BD10 OFFERS - ** NEW OFFER ADDED **SAVE 50%
Replies: 39
Views: 2299

Re: LORING WINE COMPANY BD10 OFFERS - SAVE 50%

As somebody who keeps finding these in the cellar, I will vouch that these wines do age really nicely. Very different than the young versions. I initially bought them a value clear defenders, but they are delicious with some time.
by Chris Blum
December 9th, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2059
Views: 194770

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

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by Chris Blum
December 9th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best torch for searing etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Best torch for searing etc.

No problem. My point is that cheap is good. Go to any commercial kitchen and you’ll find torches from a hardware store, not from Williams-Sonoma.
by Chris Blum
December 7th, 2018, 6:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?

Do we still have an NSFW forum?

In all seriousness... make a buttload of popcorn?
by Chris Blum
December 3rd, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best torch for searing etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Best torch for searing etc.

I’m not joking..
by Chris Blum
December 2nd, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?
Replies: 30
Views: 2817

Re: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?

I can’t believe 2 other people besides me have watched “So I Married an Axe Murderer” enough to quote it.
by Chris Blum
November 26th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 4563

Re: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey

Good read, thanks
by Chris Blum
November 21st, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1344
Views: 66753

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I too didn’t get that mailing, so I’m thankful for this heads up. I’m trying to add various champagne mags.
by Chris Blum
November 21st, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Thanksgiving for 10 (plus leftovers) for....$48?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: Thanksgiving for 10 (plus leftovers) for....$48?!?

Turkey has traditionally been a loss leader in the grocery business but it’s changed a bit. The local Target has frozen turkeys at $1.34 for 10-14#. And that’ll be close to local grocery stores. The HyVee offered this: 223B7D48-7C98-411E-B4A1-DCAF0636DE80.png “Flyover country” is pretty cheap compar...
by Chris Blum
November 17th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines
Replies: 25
Views: 2044

Re: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines

PaulMills wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 7:54 pm
As soon as they come out with a Maru counterpart, I will buy it.
I always thought Kobayashi wines were undrinkable. That was their whole point.

(But maybe I’m just thinking of Frank Cornelissen)
by Chris Blum
November 7th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rick Allen ! I'll finally get to drink your beer !
Replies: 36
Views: 1057

Re: Rick Allen ! I'll finally get to drink your beer !

It’s across the board really good, but the Czech style lagers are outstanding.
by Chris Blum
November 1st, 2018, 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The best or memorable vacation spot was...
Replies: 47
Views: 2152

Re: The best or memorable vacation spot was...

A few come to mind, kinda ranked I guess...

Varenna, Italy
Chateau Lake Louise, Canada
Virgin Gorda, BVI
Chiapas, Mexico
Tokyo
Julian Alps & Lake Bled
Loire Valley
Paris
Hallstatt, Austria
Venice
Sedona
Amalfi Coast
by Chris Blum
October 31st, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1985

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

Culver’s is bottom tier for me. Bland
by Chris Blum
October 29th, 2018, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine

The orange wine thing is something she’s kinda stuck on. At least stylistically I need to stay in that lane. Thanks guys.
by Chris Blum
October 29th, 2018, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine

Any advice or recommendations for my friend’s Orange wine gift?
by Chris Blum
October 28th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine

What might be a safer option for the gift (under $40)?
by Chris Blum
October 28th, 2018, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine

The deal is, a friend us trying to impress her wine geek SiL with a bottle and she’s focused on orange wines. I ordered these to sample one and provide one for the gift. BTW, She LOOOOVED it.

The Moroccan spiced chicken and root vegetables we ate with it were really good though.
by Chris Blum
October 28th, 2018, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine

Opened a second bottle that was slightly more open and a bit less dark. It was still, for my palate, not worth the price of admission.
by Chris Blum
October 27th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine
Replies: 31
Views: 829

2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine

I’m stumped. I don’t know if this wine is stylistically correct or oxidized.

Nose muted, oxidized stone fruit, tight waxy uninteresting finish.
by Chris Blum
October 26th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Suggested wine pairing for confit de canard ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1003

Re: Suggested wine pairing for confit de canard ?

Best pairing I’ve ever had was a mature beaujolais. But it was in France and I was on vacation and the restaurant was quaint, so... YMMV
by Chris Blum
October 16th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 4695

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

There are a lot of nice wines. There are always deals to be found. You are just one more guy who does this. The difference is that you are starting your business by antagonizing your customers in a very public way. And then when people point it out to you, you shrug and say “whatever, I gotta be me”...

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