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by ClarkstonMark
June 15th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 41
Views: 1548

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

SO the camera is a great idea. Will provide proof.
Then what (assuming it is the cleaning lady) ......
- involve police?
- fire her?
- notify other customers?
I would confront her, ask for bottles back (or a $xxx for what you suspect she took), and notify your friends who also use her.
by ClarkstonMark
June 14th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 720

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

Victor Hong wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 2:50 am
My lone holding of the 1995 Bordeaux vintage is Cos d'Estournel.
LLC seems to have done much better in 1994.
94 LLC was awesome indeed. I think I have 1 left
by ClarkstonMark
June 10th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 2742

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

sounds like a pretty risky move to base your presentation on rumors
by ClarkstonMark
May 24th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: LA beer help
Replies: 30
Views: 420

Re: LA beer help

Is bottle logic worth the drive? big fan of their stouts (FO, etc).. but they are a 40 mins drive from Monkish.. do they have a good tap room where u can try the rare stuff? I’d say it is, depending on what’s on tap. But the room is not big, and no food, they do have food trucks - the day I was the...
by ClarkstonMark
May 15th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying online
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Buying online

I used to use http://www.buffship.com/ to ship to Michigan. Not sure if they ship to NY.
by ClarkstonMark
May 12th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16138
Views: 381281

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Last couple of Heater Allen’s. These beers make me feel like I’m back in Germany.
by ClarkstonMark
May 11th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Re: Washington State Beer Help

Scott Tallman wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Glad you had a good trip, Mark. Hope you got the Sandy Paws bottle with my awesome dog on the label. [wow.gif]
Is this your dog?
Tasty beer on a chilly evening in MI.
by ClarkstonMark
May 9th, 2019, 3:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Re: Washington State Beer Help

Ironic you went for the Oregon Heater Allen. It’s been a while since I’ve been beer drinking in Seattle but Hales in Ballard had great beer many moons ago. Does Mr. Hales post on WB? neener I would have looked for it if I had known about it, but I did not even get to try all the recs in this thread...
by ClarkstonMark
May 7th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Re: Washington State Beer Help

Following up on this ..... Some really great weather last Sunday-Tuesday! My visit started with lunch at Brouwer's ..... great mussels and had the holy mountain Citra Pale Ale. Stopped at Bottleworks and picked up their last bottle of Heater Allen. Drove up to Garden Path and picked up a couple more...
by ClarkstonMark
May 7th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 808

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

just as a reference point, 6 years ago when i moved into my current house there was a large viking cart grill. all of the grates, bars needed replacing. if i had used all viking replacement parts (i didn't) i was well over $1700!!! almost the price of a summit at the time. i would have much preferr...
by ClarkstonMark
April 30th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16138
Views: 381281

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Tree House Brewing – Alter Ego, NEIPA, 6.8% First ever Tree House for me. I detoured our last day of driving back from FL to MA last week to swing by the Charlton MA location. They had a good selection of recently canned beers and after waiting in line for about one hour I came away with a case, ar...
by ClarkstonMark
April 23rd, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ISO Upgrades for Delta International Flight
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: ISO Upgrades for Delta International Flight

For cheap. Not really possible. U could potentially trade for lots of miles and try to upgrade with Miles. Probably 60k+ miles per ticket to upgrade. OP can find out how many miles needed by calling/tweeting DL. May also see the option online, but not sure. As far as I know, the number of miles nee...
by ClarkstonMark
April 14th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Re: Washington State Beer Help

I expect that we will be making a delivery to the Puget Sound area before you are up there. Pretty much all the places mentioned buy beer from us. Garden Path is usually a big purchaser, and is the Masonry. Bottleworks usually buys quite a bit of bottle/cans as well. Thanks Rick, good to hear my fi...
by ClarkstonMark
April 13th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Re: Washington State Beer Help

Scott Tallman wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 10:25 am
Mark, one place I neglected to mention is No Anchor downtown. A gastropub that focuses on food paired with beer. Usually a solid tap list, so worth visiting even if not eating there.
Thanks, No Anchor looks good and walkable from hotel
by ClarkstonMark
April 13th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1215
Views: 63372

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Detroit Pizza is good if you want the thick crust (your's looks awesome btw) .... where did you get the pan?
by ClarkstonMark
April 13th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Re: Washington State Beer Help

You guys are awesome. Thanks a lot. I'll actually be heading to Bellingham Monday late afternoon after meetings in Vancouver, so I may not be able to stop in Burlington, but thanks for suggestion. But maybe I will spend Sunday night in Bellingham instead of Seattle - that will make my Monday drive t...
by ClarkstonMark
April 13th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Washington State Beer Help

Looks like I will have a Sunday and Tuesday afternoon/evening in Seattle (4/28-30), and a Monday evening in Bellingham. Alternatively I might drive up to Vancouver BC on Sunday, and just have Tuesday in Seattle. Any of you Wash. beer drinkers have some recommendations? I'll be needing to eat some lu...
by ClarkstonMark
April 9th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16138
Views: 381281

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

We're canning for the first time tomorrow. Das Bier (Kolsch) and Pils. We're doing a lot, and I'm not sure where we're going to put it in the Brewery, but based on initial orders, it will be manageable within a few days. When is the first Seattle delivery? Pretty sure my consumption of your beer is...
by ClarkstonMark
April 8th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Phoenix/Scottsdale Recs
Replies: 16
Views: 440

Re: Phoenix/Scottsdale Recs

I too love Mastro's, but you can get that in Chicago. I do go there (Old Town) every time I'm in Scottsdale because my gf loves the lemon martini so much (and the butter cake!). I like The Mission, but wish it wasn't so dark in there. I enjoyed Virtu, but it has been a couple years since I have been...
by ClarkstonMark
March 23rd, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2278

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

My freezer is set at 0, and refrigerator at 37. That's the way my fridge came, but I could adjust.
24h in refrigerator does not thaw my steaks. Are my settings colder than you guys who thaw in 24h?

and Flannery rocks.
by ClarkstonMark
March 18th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How regulated is the term, "Wagyu?"
Replies: 20
Views: 725

Re: How regulated is the term, "Wagyu?"

https://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/article/kobe-wagyu-steak-myths Fascinating article, thank you! My personal once a year splurge is not Kobe but A5 Miyazaki beef. Oh yes, that stuff is unreal. It’s hard to rank “best ever” but Curtis Duffy, ex-Grace in Chicago served some M-...
by ClarkstonMark
March 17th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Beijing and Shanghai dining help.
Replies: 64
Views: 2405

Re: Beijing and Shanghai dining help.

Marshall, I was just in Shanghai last year (check out my FB album for pics) and had a wonderful time, so I am very envious of your upcoming trip. One of my musts whenever I visit is the Din Tai Fung in Xiantiandi. Yes, I know there is one in Arcadia and (now) in Costa Mesa, but these two US locatio...
by ClarkstonMark
March 9th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16138
Views: 381281

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Wow ... that is "hyped"? I tried it last summer while vacationing in Northern Michigan and thought it very good. it is not, however, on par with the best. I traded DDH M43 4:4 for Monkish a couple weeks ago. Maybe curiosity is better word for it than hyped. A lot of hopheads want to try M43. M43 is...
by ClarkstonMark
February 24th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 525

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

http://tomatoesapizza.com/ 24369 Halsted Road Farmington - New Haven pizza - my favorite pizza in Michigan Jennifer's Cafe 4052 Haggerty Rd, Commerce (http://jenniferscafe.net/) Carrot soup and maurice salad (get it chopped) - this place is nothing to look at, and no atmosphere AT ALL, but good food...
by ClarkstonMark
February 19th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: Why is wine shipped off commerce corner at buyer’s risk?

I never added buyers risk (as far as I can recall) for shipping to my CC posts, and if anything ever happened to one of my transactions, I would have shared the loss with the buyer.
It doesn’t make sense to me either.
by ClarkstonMark
February 11th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Solo trip ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Solo trip ideas

Few years back I did Tokyo solo, as well as Istanbul, Jerusalem, and Rome (I did 3 separate trips, but you could combine) - wasn't really planning on it, but these 3 trios ended up being sort of a tour of religions.
by ClarkstonMark
February 5th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Grill / Smoker / Other Meat Prep
Replies: 24
Views: 995

Re: Grill / Smoker / Other Meat Prep

Grill: Weber Kettle and 18 year old Viking propane when i am lazy
Smoker: Bradley Electric puck smoker (I am lazy)
SV: Have the Anova, but have not used it yet. One day I will try it ....
by ClarkstonMark
January 30th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1971

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

On Berserker Day, I did something I don't usually do: purchase from multiple producers in one day. This got me thinking, as each buying process was somewhat different, with little uniformity between ordering platforms. Of note, one winery used PayPal, while the others use their own ordering process...
by ClarkstonMark
January 30th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 174
Views: 14673

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Everyone that gets Pappy iis struggling with how best to allocate it.
Nothing will please everyone
by ClarkstonMark
January 30th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: First attempt at apple pie
Replies: 25
Views: 773

Re: First attempt at apple pie

I think your lattice needs work. It tbat doesn’t look bad for a first try
by ClarkstonMark
January 27th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EMH BLACK CAT BERSERKERDAY OFFER
Replies: 76
Views: 3210

Re: EMH BLACK CAT BERSERKERDAY OFFER

Hope I wasn't too late. Been traveling today and just got to hotel. Looking forward to trying 13/14's, as the 11 I had over the holidays was really amazing!
by ClarkstonMark
January 25th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Flannery - extended aging question.
Replies: 23
Views: 750

Re: Flannery - extended aging question.

Let’s say you have the choice of a pack of 21/28/35/42/49 day aged. Vs 56/63/70/77/84 day aged. Are the 70+ too gamey? I think I tried a 60 day once and found it gamey too. Hmmmm. Tough call. Ok thanks everyone. I don't think it is a tough call at all, especially when your experience is that 60 is ...
by ClarkstonMark
January 19th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hangover Prevention - supplements
Replies: 45
Views: 1591

Re: Hangover Prevention - supplements

YLee wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 10:41 am
Best cure for hangovers is to drink more.
32oz of water before bed and all is well
by ClarkstonMark
January 11th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

With a 10 year old, and I despise chicago pizza, I would say go to Lou Malnati's.
But if he is picky he may be smart and also despise chicago pizza
by ClarkstonMark
December 27th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Green Bean Casserole - “The mother of all comfort foods”
Replies: 23
Views: 722

Re: Green Bean Casserole - “The mother of all comfort foods”

Generation after generation in Massachusetts (in our family and any I knew of) never heard of this, much less served it. Then my brother married a girl from New Jersey, and it was traditional at their house for Thanksgiving. We thanked her for introducing it to us when she joined our family, or whe...
by ClarkstonMark
December 27th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions
Replies: 115
Views: 7723

Re: DIY condo closet cellar build: pics + questions

As this was an enriching and at times frustrating experience, I decided to compile a brief and approximate list of my material costs to build this cellar in hopes that it gives others better insights on what is to be expected if undertaking a similar project. While building in such a small space pr...
by ClarkstonMark
December 26th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Transporting 18L wine Portugal -> US
Replies: 17
Views: 925

Re: Transporting 18L wine Portugal -> US

Checking a 70-100LB bag/box on Delta will run you $200.
You can certainly do this if you want to.
What airline are you flying?
by ClarkstonMark
December 26th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you serving with your holiday dinner?
Replies: 39
Views: 1463

Re: What are you serving with your holiday dinner?

Christmas Eve with pierogi, ham, and kielbasa 2011 EMH Black Cat - 2 bottles, both amazing, pop and pour maybe not the best pairing for what was served, but I have been meaning to open some Black Cat and one of the guests just loves Cab Christmas Day 2008 Paloma Palomita Syrah with beef tenderloin F...
by ClarkstonMark
December 25th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16138
Views: 381281

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

11.99 is not bad. Most BCBS is sold at or around that price (unless talking Costco)
by ClarkstonMark
December 25th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1307
Views: 61193

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Prime Rib Fail. Pulled it from the oven when the temp hit 120° and left it sit on the counter covered for and hour. Over that time the internal temp jumped to 146° and I ended up with medium well meat. Last year I pulled it @ 130° and sliced it within 10 minutes and it was rare. WTF? I'd get a new ...
by ClarkstonMark
December 24th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 1129

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

My first time drinking a Péché Mortel . This is a wonderful coffee stout. Warmed me right up.
by ClarkstonMark
December 24th, 2018, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 1129

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Do I get double credit? Allagash Currieux AND, as an extra added attraction, Jamesons Irish Whiskey aged in IPA barrels. The Allegash Currieux is one of my top 5 beers, along with Three Philosophers, Traquair and Scaldis. I'll leave room for the fifth. Maybe that porter from Battle Creek or Kalamaz...
by ClarkstonMark
December 23rd, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: FEDERAL INDICTMENT - Safe Harbour Wine Storage and Bill Holder – CRIMINAL
Replies: 130
Views: 23319

Re: Update: FEDERAL INDICTMENT - Safe Harbour Wine Storage and Bill Holder – CRIMINAL

Paying the fence for stolen goods does not paint the complainant in a particularly good light. Something seems very fishy here, beyond the storage place. Yes, I think Todd should clarify if ... 1. The retailer admitted he bought wines that he knew were stolen 2. The retailer bought wines that he la...
by ClarkstonMark
December 18th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation
Replies: 65
Views: 1129

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Craft Beer Intermezzo for McMinnville Education Foundation

Krombacher Pils from a pint can purchased at an Rewe outside Frankfurt a couple weeks ago. my TN skills are not great. this has some taste at the forefront that I can't quite identify from memory (this was last nigth). Maybe Rick knows what it is. Or maybe I'll crack the second can later tonight and...
by ClarkstonMark
December 18th, 2018, 6:13 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 23
Views: 799

Re: Nashville music/club question

Jan...Not knowing your taste in music, check The Opry, 3rd & Lindsley, City Winery, Bluebird Cafe...there are so many. I suspect most venues won't have their May schedule. Check The Nashville Scene website too. Thanks Adam. I'll look into those venues. I'll be down there with my wife and another co...
by ClarkstonMark
November 25th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16138
Views: 381281

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Mike Maguire wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Had the 2018 BCS and BCS coffee stout on tap, both were excellent, as well as The BCS from bottle.I thought this years version was a big step up from last years.
the coffee was barleywine or a previous vintage?
by ClarkstonMark
November 10th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never ending wine releases
Replies: 66
Views: 3213

Re: Never ending wine releases

I guess what everyone really needs to figure out is how much wine they plan on consuming over the next XXX years, how much they currently have in their cellars, and how much, if any, they plan on selling. I totally get the 'I need to get that one' mentality - but at some point, you may amass more t...
by ClarkstonMark
November 8th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hops and site selection...how far behind wine grapes?
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Hops and site selection...how far behind wine grapes?

From what I hear in Michigan, all the "desirable" hops cannot be grown because they are proprietary or something like that. So the hops industry in Michigan is really struggling because all they can produce is "undesirable" hops.

I guess my point is that hops are already there.

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