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by Steven Miller
February 28th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 466
Views: 25313

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

The JFK multiple simultaneous arrival nightmare is what motivated me to join the program.

That particular terminal has since been overhauled and is now used for Domestic flights. I'm sure the new terminal 4 can be quite awful without GE.
by Steven Miller
January 21st, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?

Bdklein wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Thanks all.
Please report back where she went.
by Steven Miller
January 19th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5657

Re: Why sous vide?

We've been requesting chuck eye from our butcher. cut roughly 1.75-2" thick and well marbled. The Sous Vide process results in an amazing steak at a fraction of the price of other cuts.
by Steven Miller
January 18th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?

On our next visit we want to check out some of the 3 star top end restaurants like this one:

https://guide.michelin.com/hk/en/hong-k ... restaurant
by Steven Miller
January 18th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?

For Lunch Tim Ho Wan or One Dim Sum are both excellent. You can dine at Tim Ho Wan in NYC now... so I would choose the other. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g294217-d2540306-Reviews-One_Dim_Sum_Chinese_Restaurant-Hong_Kong.html Spendy but awesome - Michelin 2 star. https://www.tripadv...
by Steven Miller
January 17th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?

is she staying in HK itself or Kowloon?

Is she comfortable straying far from her hotel, or prefer to find things close by?
by Steven Miller
January 16th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15956
Views: 374935

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I've had pretty decent luck finding beers that aren't common here in PDX using Tavour Some recent Tavour purchases I like include: Brewmaster Jack Prinsipia (Belgian Quad) Brewery Vivant Wizard Burial Ground (Belgian Quad) Elevation Beer Company Apis IV (Belgian Quad) Taxman Brewing Port Barrel Tax ...
by Steven Miller
January 16th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5657

Re: Why sous vide?

You will waste a few paper towels taking as much of the soggy out as you can before the sear.
by Steven Miller
January 16th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5657

Re: Why sous vide?

I’ve never “Sous Vided” but grill steaks all the time by searing both sides and then bringing it to temperature off heat. By doing this, I can place rosemary/garlic/pepper/wine containers in the grill so the flavor is immersed in the steaks. Not sure how you really add flavor in sous vide. Do you p...
by Steven Miller
October 29th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15956
Views: 374935

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Winter ales are appearing now in Oregon. Just had two so far, and neither did much for me. The most surprising Pfriem's Belgian Christmas Ale. Last years was amazing and disappeared off the shelves in a flash. This year's a total meh. Totally atypical for Pfriem.
by Steven Miller
September 28th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 6993
Views: 558813

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

The name isn't so tarnished that others aren't afraid to carry the flag.

https://www.premiercru.hk/
by Steven Miller
September 20th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15956
Views: 374935

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Just got to Prague. Had two different beers so far, and neither is as good as the Augustiner. Close, but not as good. So far the overall quality here seems better, but we have four breweries to visit tomorrow or Saturday. I've never seen Augustiner in the US. Do they export? https://www.augustiner-...
by Steven Miller
September 17th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations
Replies: 51
Views: 1763

Re: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations

Here is a good resource on appliance reliability by brand. Yale only rates the brands they sell.

https://blog.yaleappliance.com/bid/8633 ... nce-brands
by Steven Miller
September 5th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 2541

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

Odds I will come on Friday are zero.
by Steven Miller
August 25th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations
Replies: 51
Views: 1763

Re: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations

We landed this counter depth Whirlpool for $1,000 less than it's currently selling for. Home Depot had a crazy sale on its release a year ago. I would put this fridge on the consideration list. Never had a fridge that makes it so easy to access everything. (Note all the colors except black or white ...
by Steven Miller
August 13th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5657

Re: Why sous vide?

I've never tried doing sous vide fish in advance and then warming at the last second before plating. We've tried it 3 times so far with varying results. The big winner for us, is how little fish smell pervades the kitchen after dinner.
by Steven Miller
August 12th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MASSIVE site overhaul (finished!!!) THANK YOU!!!
Replies: 190
Views: 8026

Re: MASSIVE site overhaul coming... SITE SHUTDOWN SUNDAY AUG 12!

One thing I would like is a "subscribe" option that gave me a link to click to see the latest posts in subscribed forums/posts. I don't want an email. I just don't want to see a list that 99% Asylum.
by Steven Miller
August 12th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MASSIVE site overhaul (finished!!!) THANK YOU!!!
Replies: 190
Views: 8026

Re: MASSIVE site overhaul coming... SITE SHUTDOWN SUNDAY AUG 12!

I liked the kick to upload a new one. :-)
by Steven Miller
August 12th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MASSIVE site overhaul (finished!!!) THANK YOU!!!
Replies: 190
Views: 8026

Re: MASSIVE site overhaul coming... SITE SHUTDOWN SUNDAY AUG 12!

Noticed that Avatars have stricter rules on size. Uploaded a new one that meets the "rules".
by Steven Miller
August 8th, 2018, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3357
Views: 292390

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

The 2015 La Paulee being closed out thru Garagiste has NOT been posted to the Scott Paul website.

http://scottpaul.com/wines/
by Steven Miller
August 8th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3357
Views: 292390

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Another crazy low Scott Paul offer today. Scuttlebutt is they are going under.
by Steven Miller
August 6th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

Thomas Houseman winemaker at Anne Amie sent his notes as a PDF. If there is a motivated individual here who will transcribe that would be awesome. Otherwise, download and read!!
SAnnie Amie18080608550.pdf
Thomas Houseman notes
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by Steven Miller
August 1st, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

I would have expected this one to have more highlights than I am perceiving from the notes. Was the Thomas too bretty? I had a few unexciting '07s at IPNC this year, so get that they aren't all home runs. The ones that got it right are in my wheelhouse, however. Cheers, fred The Thomas was quite br...
by Steven Miller
August 1st, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

This event has legs. Advance planning looks like this: July 29th, 2019 - Archery Summit (Ian Burch) - 2012 Vintage July 27th, 2020 - Cristom (Gaironn Poole) - 2013 Vintage July 26th, 2021 - Elk Cove (Todd Stewart) - tbd Vintage Vintage choices thru 2020 are from the past attendee survey I ran last A...
by Steven Miller
July 30th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

The 30 wines from today's Throwdown.
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by Steven Miller
July 30th, 2018, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

I didn't take any detailed notes, instead just highlighting what stood out for me about each wine. Flight 1 - WV + Chehalem Mountains We started off with a strong flight. Some gems here. Anne Amie L'Iris - Pretty. Adelsheim Bryan Creek - Rich. Needs decanting if not simply more time in bottle. Antic...
by Steven Miller
July 30th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 228
Views: 12583

What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Today we had both the 2007 Whistling Ridge and the Souris at the Throwdown. The first didn't show well, but the Souris was singing. Beautiful wine! Look for notes from attendees in the Throwdown thread.
by Steven Miller
July 30th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

Today's flights Flight 1 - WV + Chehalem Mountains Anne Amie L'Iris Longplay Lia's Vineyard Adelsheim Bryan Creek Antica Terra Botanica (Magnum) Grochau Cellars Cuvee des Amis Flight 2 - Marine Sedimentary Soils Belle Pente - Belle Pente Vineyard Lemelson Stermer Willakenzie Aliette (Magnum) Matell...
by Steven Miller
July 29th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

Added Andrew Turner, Valley Wine Merchants.

Will be an awesome tasting tomorrow!
by Steven Miller
July 26th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 39
Views: 1540

Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

I love the tertiary flavors that come with age.
by Steven Miller
July 26th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 2541

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

i would drive up (pending no conflicts).
by Steven Miller
July 26th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

Added Will Hamilton (Violin Wines) and Kevin Chambers (Oregon Wine Board, Koosah Farm).
by Steven Miller
July 25th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 13952

Portland Eats

No one here (that I know of) will recommend S&S over Pinolo. Glad you found it!
by Steven Miller
July 23rd, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 202
Views: 5657

Why sous vide?

by Steven Miller
July 22nd, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and weed go to war in Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 1823

Wine and weed go to war in Oregon

Anton D wrote:
Hopefully, we will see Oxycontin sales crash, too.
Prescription Oxy is being made harder to get, but that does nothing to stop the crisis which is fed by illegal Oxy, Fentanyl, and Heroin thru the black market aka drug dealers.
by Steven Miller
July 18th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

Since the waitlist is empty... and it's possible one or two more might drop. Feel free to add your name to this thread.
by Steven Miller
July 18th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

For those new to the Throwdown you can follow our history here. 1st Annual - The shitty 2007 vintage retrospective, August 1st 2011 held at Patty Green hosted by Jim Anderson The thread that started it all. The Bob Wood (RIP) defense of the 2007 vintage. Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir 2nd Annu...
by Steven Miller
July 18th, 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown, July 30th 2018, Salem OR

Berserkers, The 8th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown once again features the 2007 Oregon Pinot Noir Vintage. I did not open this to the broader group as past-attendees more than filled the event! Date: July 30th 2018 Time: Tasting starts NOON sharp, but please arrive 30 minutes early so ...
by Steven Miller
July 14th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1179554

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Blaming the US for everything is a common theme. Instead of just saying there is a growing market for cheap Rosé, the headline just assigns blame. Clickbait is growing tiresome. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/how-could-10-million-bottles-of-cheap-spanish-rose-be-passed-off-as-french-b...
by Steven Miller
July 3rd, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 13952

Portland Eats

We did a Riesling pairing once -- meaning everyone brought a different bottle. That worked pretty well. I've heard their pairings are good, but haven't gone that route. I think Paul W. has.
by Steven Miller
June 19th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 13952

Portland Eats

Downtown... Little Bird upstairs can easily handle 12. Higgins can handle 12 but not sure they will set aside that much space on a Saturday. Other choices Imperial Departure Bistro Agnes (a bit small but worthwhile if they will take a rez for 12 Roe (seafood) Outside of downtown more options of cour...
by Steven Miller
June 18th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Portland Eats
Replies: 246
Views: 13952

Portland Eats

Roger Ouellette wrote:Going to be in Portland in November for our son's wedding and was reading fine dining reviews on Yelp.

Anyone been to Willow? Nothing but 5 star reviews and lots of high praise.
Yelp?

Tell us more about what you like and the PDX gang will set you straight.
by Steven Miller
June 14th, 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Billions Wine Sightings
Replies: 23
Views: 3358

Billions Wine Sightings

We have a Billions thread going here:

https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vi ... 5&t=138102
by Steven Miller
June 5th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New York wine consumers, please note.
Replies: 36
Views: 2738

New York wine consumers, please note.

This is what I detest about government. There could not possibly be a rational NYS Assemblyman or Senator who thinks this is right. However, the power of the all mighty dollar corrupts their thinking. Appalling! You are being too polite. They are bought & paid for. The only way to overcome is to co...
by Steven Miller
May 30th, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette in December?
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Willamette in December?

All poking fun aside. Put together your short-list and then make appointments with those who will be available. You'll have a great visit.

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