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by Chris Blum
June 14th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1310

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Wow. That’s a fun list
by Chris Blum
June 8th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 75020

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

About the Hebrart mags, I’m kinda conflicted. I love champagne magnums, but.... don’t these wines take a while to enter their window???

Thanks
by Chris Blum
May 27th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay are awesome. I’d budget 3 hours. Cap’n Fish whiskey and Puffin tour is popular but fun. In Boothbay Harbor...Shannon’s Unshelled was the best lobster rolls of the entire trip and Ports of Italy was really solid for dinner. The Hoot in Northport is amaz...
by Chris Blum
May 27th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bolognese Sauce
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Re: Bolognese Sauce

I've followed the Accademia Italiana della Cucina's official Bolognese recipe (using white wine) on many occasions and it is outstanding. https://www.italymax.com/the-official-bolognese-recipe/ This is closer to mine. I’m not 100% convinced of the milk trick so I don’t always add dairy to the sauté.
by Chris Blum
May 27th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Balkan Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: Balkan Help

Man, you are testing my memory. These impressions are like a decade old. In Bled, we had our best meal at Ostarija Peglez'n. I’d avoid the overrated Penzione Mayer. Wanted to try Restavracija 1906. Pizzeria Gallus would be a good spot to feed the teens and yourself. Korcula — I’m sorry I can’t remem...
by Chris Blum
May 25th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bolognese Sauce
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Re: Bolognese Sauce

I use more vegetables; at least twice that. I’d advise chopping the carrots as small as possible. Like Ken mentions, bison meat (or elk) is fun to mix in. Deeper flavor, maybe a beefy version of the flavors from your chicken livers) I use red wine, and again... a lot more; maybe 1/2 bottle and less ...
by Chris Blum
May 24th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 75020

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Yeah I kinda assume some of the wines are just not in quantities that a blast makes sense. You’re gonna piss off more customers than you make happy by “including them”.

If there’s a wine I hear about, I ask.
by Chris Blum
May 23rd, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Minors - an unTapped market?
Replies: 0
Views: 689

Minors - an unTapped market?

Business consultant Nathan Fielder has a genius idea to increase sales...

by Chris Blum
May 22nd, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: BOOZED AND INFUSED -- My Infused XO Brandy aka Homemade "Cuvée de Centenaire" Grand Marnier Project
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: BOOZED AND INFUSED -- My Infused XO Brandy aka Homemade "Cuvée de Centenaire" Grand Marnier Project

Those actually look pretty great. Since it’s settled so much, I suppose you could just use some tubing to rack off the clear 90% into the fancy “company bottle” and then drink the delicious 10% sediment “Private hooch” Again, I kinda feel like a dick for even suggesting it, cuz it’s not necessary an...
by Chris Blum
May 22nd, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1473

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

Good luck. Keep an eye out for this guy. He’s got a thing for beer smugglers.
by Chris Blum
May 22nd, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: BOOZED AND INFUSED -- My Infused XO Brandy aka Homemade "Cuvée de Centenaire" Grand Marnier Project
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: BOOZED AND INFUSED -- My Infused XO Brandy aka Homemade "Cuvée de Centenaire" Grand Marnier Project

Just aesthetics, but since you’ve taken this project so far, would you using a fining agent to get rid of the cloudiness?

(Not suggesting it needs it, but you’ve kinda awesomely geeked out on this so far)
by Chris Blum
May 22nd, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 661

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

What lens did you use?
by Chris Blum
May 21st, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2246

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

So many options. Riesling, Pinot, Zinfandel, CNdP, Syrah, Hell, even a sparkling moscato would taste great.

I’d *love* to try Rayas with it.

My tummy is rumbling.
by Chris Blum
May 19th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 2293

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

Why not expect people to provide a modicum of customer service as part of their job?
by Chris Blum
May 16th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 2293

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

I’m not gonna tip on top of a tasting fee. Sorry, not sorry.
by Chris Blum
May 13th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 57
Views: 1301

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

Jay Miller wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 11:32 am
Chris Blum wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 7:19 pm
To me saki is much more like a spirit.
No wonder, he's been dead for 103 years now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saki
Michael Martin wrote:
May 12th, 2019, 11:35 am
I think the closest “thing” to wine without grapes is Apothic Red.
You win the thread.
😂😂😂 blush
by Chris Blum
May 12th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 57
Views: 1301

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

To me saki is much more like a spirit. It’s “hot” to my palate; more so than the AbV should seem.

I’d say some dry ciders are pretty vinous. And some barrel aged beers can be port-like.
by Chris Blum
May 8th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 75020

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

The vazart NV bdb is a great value. Delicious
by Chris Blum
May 6th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues w/ Wine Larder NYC merchant not fulfilling wine orders
Replies: 27
Views: 1855

Re: Issues w/ Wine Larder NYC merchant not fulfilling wine orders

The guy from Wine Larder (Joey something) is active on Commerce Corner if you want to send him a DM
by Chris Blum
May 4th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cotat & Snapper
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Cotat & Snapper

That looks bleeping awesome! 👍
by Chris Blum
May 4th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz

Wow, where do you get fresh rockfish? Jeally
by Chris Blum
May 4th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: Pairing help. Fish Veracruz

Any High acid Mediterranean white, bright rose, Barbera or other high acid, low tannin red. I think your gamay would work fine.
by Chris Blum
May 4th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

The view from flyover country...

StirCrazy w canola oil, topped w melted butter and salt.
by Chris Blum
May 4th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Anyone Heard From Jay Carroll?
Replies: 16
Views: 2050

Re: Anyone Heard From Jay Carroll?

He’s no longer on Facebook
by Chris Blum
May 3rd, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3590

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

I mostly have older ones but I do have a few ‘14s that I got as swaps when Premier Cru couldn’t source some wines I’d bought.

I’ll have to pull a couple.
by Chris Blum
April 27th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1307
Views: 61231

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Ragu Bolognese
by Chris Blum
April 26th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any wine with lower than 5% alcohol or alternative?
Replies: 85
Views: 2124

Re: Any wine with lower than 5% alcohol or alternative?

The Bordelet age pretty well, too.
by Chris Blum
April 22nd, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 75020

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I was sure I posted in the other thread. Sorry. I was on a phone.
by Chris Blum
April 22nd, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 75020

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

‘16 Dagueneau Silex Mags $269 could be a special experience in 20 years.
by Chris Blum
April 18th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Sous Vide Easter Ham
Replies: 18
Views: 842

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: 1500
Views: 75020

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: 1500
Views: 75020

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: 1328

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: 1328

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: 205

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: 796

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: 4508

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: 4508

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: 2157

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: 2145

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: 806

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

Got mine at the Belz Outlet in orlando
by Chris Blum
February 3rd, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Super Bowl Wine Pairings
Replies: 32
Views: 1217

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: 1214

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: 1620

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: 971

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.

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