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by ClarkstonMark
November 28th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1945 Calon-Segur
Replies: 23
Views: 1038

Re: 1945 Calon-Segur

If you don't mind, when and where did you acquire that bottle?
by ClarkstonMark
November 24th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3988
Views: 223153

Re: The Bourbon Thread

What would be the best vessel to use to distribute some pours of whiskey to use in a virtual tasting? What size should each pour be and how many pours per serving? Should there be a small taste of the featured whiskey and then everyone breaks out their own bottle of what ever they have on hand for ...
by ClarkstonMark
November 21st, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3618

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Happy Birthday!
I had 2011 Black Cat last week over 3 days and it is indeed a really good wine. That may have been my last 2011.
by ClarkstonMark
November 21st, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: And the winner of the Thanksgiving Homeless Shelter Recipe Contribution is . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: And the winner of the Thanksgiving Homeless Shelter Recipe Contribution is . . .

This is going to replace my sweet potatoe dish for Thanksgiving.
Did you use pecans ,and how "chopped" were they?
Thx
edit, just realized this recipe has been available years and I just missed it [cheers.gif]

Go Blue beat U of NJ tonight
by ClarkstonMark
November 17th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 2823

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)

Completely agree with the thought of paying to play (sell). If your selling via K & L and similar sites you pay to play. Why not here? For starters, K&L actually has the legal authority/license to sell wine. I do not think the owner of this site wants any potential hassle of requiring members to pa...
by ClarkstonMark
November 16th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 58
Views: 2823

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner

I agree that people should support the site if they're going to use it to make money. most people should support the site in general if they get a benefit out of it. that said, if the consequence of adding the requirement just means fewer people post deals, I'm not a fan. Make money lol. I have sol...
by ClarkstonMark
November 15th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Art of The Deal
Replies: 47
Views: 2420

Re: Art of The Deal

In the past all you had to do was sign up for Premier Cru's email list.
newhere
by ClarkstonMark
October 25th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 127
Views: 11548

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

His email starts with a b and ends with @b-21.com. If you know the structure of their employee emails, you might be able to guess his email. Or install something on this website and they will give you the email. https://www.zoominfo.com/p/Robert-Sprentall/14266511 He is on Linked IN as well if you w...
by ClarkstonMark
October 21st, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3321

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

People have been being polite. In the plan posted in the OP, the exterior wall of the wine room is no thicker than those of adjacent rooms. This clueless fact added to the clueless 18 ft height ("missile silo" is good) establishes beyond any reasonable doubt that the architect has no clue about bui...
by ClarkstonMark
October 20th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 606
Views: 39606

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Thanks for all the tips, I have plenty of hangers so will try a few more suggestions.
For tonight I used Andrew’s marinade (more or less), and it worked out really well.
by ClarkstonMark
October 19th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3321

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

While the idea of having 18’ ceilings and a library style ladder sounds ‘cool’ (no pun intended), I would rethink it. If you are going that high to boost capacity, meaning you will actually load the upper areas and use them, as I get older the idea of climbing a ladder with a bottle in hand doesn’t...
by ClarkstonMark
October 18th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3321

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

Definitely add a ceiling that is 9-12 ft, then you can put a ledge above to put some decorations/trinkets (maybe old 12 L bottle or a wine barrel if looking for a wine theme)
by ClarkstonMark
October 18th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2427
Views: 206016

Re: Steak Porn

I have some bone in flannery short ribs for tomorrow and I’m torn btw my usual Guinness oven braised (Guinness, beef stock, molasses, root veg) or just grilling them indirectly over low heat to render fat. Alternatively, folks have recommended a high heat grilling but I wonder how you don’t end up ...
by ClarkstonMark
October 18th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 606
Views: 39606

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Gonna grill some hangers for my boys Monday or tuesday ..... give me a marinade please?
by ClarkstonMark
October 12th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale
Replies: 22
Views: 1505

Re: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale

The Tramontina (red) 7 qt is 2.5 lbs heavier than the LC (orange) 6.75 qt. They look to be about the same size.
First use, noticed no difference from the cheaper dutch oven. Can’t judge life time performance, but no reason to expect it won’t last 20+ years as well.
by ClarkstonMark
October 9th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale
Replies: 22
Views: 1505

Re: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale

SO, is there stuff SO much better than non-brand name Dutch ovens to justify the expense? That, even at the sales price, is about 4X more than mine. I don't know for sure, as I only have LC at the moment. But I just purchased 2 Tramontina Dutch Ovens (4 qt and 7 qt) for $70 total at Costco, and I a...
by ClarkstonMark
October 9th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale
Replies: 22
Views: 1505

Re: Creuset 6.75 quart on sale

SO, is there stuff SO much better than non-brand name Dutch ovens to justify the expense? That, even at the sales price, is about 4X more than mine. I don't know for sure, as I only have LC at the moment. But I just purchased 2 Tramontina Dutch Ovens (4 qt and 7 qt) for $70 total at Costco, and I a...
by ClarkstonMark
October 6th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2804

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

I haven’t noticed a tendon for NYS; I slice all steaks before serving anyways, my main issues are more with lack of flavor. Not just asking you, asking in general, as I see it all the time in the steak porn thread ..... Why do you all slice your steaks before serving? Where I come from, where I gre...
by ClarkstonMark
September 26th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 54335

Re: The Cocktail Thread

All those high end ingredients and you use Smuckers.
neener
Just giving you a hard time
by ClarkstonMark
September 20th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16833
Views: 464704

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

It would not surprise me at all that I would prefer Heater Allen’s Rauchbier over Schenkerla as well. And I also love Schenkerla. It’s been a perfect Michigan fall weekend - spent it dong a couple great hikes and now drinking a Bell’s 35th Anniversary Expedition Stout. This is just perfect today. I ...
by ClarkstonMark
September 14th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traverse City Area
Replies: 25
Views: 1223

Re: Traverse City Area

Paul, I don't think LFC serves dinner, but it is right next to Stella which is can't miss in TC. Not on your list, but Poppycocks in TC has pretty good food - not at Cooks House level, but we had a really good meal here about a month ago (also went to La Becasse but that is a decent drive from TC. R...
by ClarkstonMark
September 14th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1536
Views: 89689

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I was recently gifted this https://www.breville.com/us/en/products/ovens/bpz820.html , does anyone have experience with it? We have used the dough recipe that is included in the materials and it comes out decent but not quite the neopolitan chew I am looking for. The dough recipe that came with it ...
by ClarkstonMark
September 2nd, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 2080

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

https://slate.com/human-interest/2012/05/how-to-cook-onions-why-recipe-writers-lie-and-lie-about-how-long-they-take-to-caramelize.html This is a classic. Yep. Exactly. Julia Child tells the truth. So does David Chang in the Momofuku cookbook. Most everyone else lies. Experienced cooks don't fall fo...
by ClarkstonMark
August 28th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ICEOLOGY 101 - THE HUNT FOR CLEAR COCKTAIL ICE
Replies: 18
Views: 1456

Re: ICEOLOGY 101 - THE HUNT FOR CLEAR COCKTAIL ICE

It works perfectly. Crystal clear ice with tap water. The big cubes do take a while ....12+ hrs to freeze. 90% of the time I make those. It only makes 6 at at time so this is by no means mass production. I have no skin in this game. Just some friendly advice. George Thanks. I may reconsider given y...
by ClarkstonMark
August 28th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ICEOLOGY 101 - THE HUNT FOR CLEAR COCKTAIL ICE
Replies: 18
Views: 1456

Re: ICEOLOGY 101 - THE HUNT FOR CLEAR COCKTAIL ICE

I just use this. Works great, very easy, http://www.icemadeclear.com George I was ready to order one right up until I saw the price. I don't make cocktails often enough for that to be worth it. I'll try Tran's methods. Same here. $90 for an ice mold. I need some real life pics from George to consid...
by ClarkstonMark
August 25th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 54335

Re: The Cocktail Thread

Tran, could you post your shaker next time you post a cocktail?

Or anyone, I am looking for a better shaker - any recommendations?
by ClarkstonMark
August 21st, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1741
Views: 93876

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 5:16 pm
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Grilled veal chops, corn and tomato/arugula salad. All produce is local. Accompanied by a 2005 Malvira Roero Riserva Trinita.
that right there is American summer dining at it's best
by ClarkstonMark
July 10th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: life in Piedmont in 1 month
Replies: 30
Views: 3427

Re: life in Piedmont in 1 month

Just read this thread for the first time. I am STUNNED that someone was looking to travel, and is involved in the health care industry, I think. And we wonder why the virus is exploding all across our country. Stunningly stupid or selfish people in this country. Yes, I believe OP is a Dr. Doubt he ...
by ClarkstonMark
June 18th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Covid Era: Overnight shipping
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: Covid Era: Overnight shipping

Have had many shipments delayed. None were wine, but some beer that should have taken 2 days in normal times took 7 (twice). My Flannery order was right on time though If you don't want to pay for overnight that is not guaranteed, then don't. None of the shipping companies are able to meet their com...
by ClarkstonMark
June 8th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8969
Views: 1355241

Re: Update on Acker Hong Kong Auction

I was informed by a friend in Hong Kong that Lot 710 -- the purported 1924 Romanee Conti -- has been withdrawn from the Acker auction. I have received no communication from Acker in response to any of my emails. However, there was an article published on a Hong Kong wine website this morning, which...
by ClarkstonMark
June 2nd, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1741
Views: 93876

Re: What did you cook tonight?

that's got to be horribly inefficient, but cool nonetheless
by ClarkstonMark
May 31st, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16833
Views: 464704

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
May 31st, 2020, 10:55 am

Thx. Will check-in as I get closer. Was surprised to see that MT delivers! I gave a list to a buddy, Venmo’d and I’m picking up tonight.
I would ask Bud nicely if he would part with a 4 pack of that Fieldworks DDH Pulp. Love Pulp and would love to try DDH Pulp!
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by ClarkstonMark
May 29th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16833
Views: 464704

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Oh ya I had these as well last weekend. Bell’s had a very small local release of Bell’s BA Expedition Stout. I was bored so ordered and made the just over 2 hour drive to pick up last Friday. Love this beer, but do slightly prefer Black Note from Bell’s. Another old favorite ... CBS from Founder’s
by ClarkstonMark
May 29th, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16833
Views: 464704

Re: king sue

from Iowa I love that beer. I only pick it up when I travel as it is not available in Michigan. I've drank through most of another shipment of Monkish - Tiger King, Mathew Mathew Mathew (my son's name is Matthew) and Ribidy dibidy - sitting on a couple of the TIPA's for a few more weeks though - an...
by ClarkstonMark
May 23rd, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4434

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Jay Miller wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 2:02 pm
I there a remedial reading class available on Zoom? I was waiting and waiting...

Not 5pm eastern, 5pm pacific. Got it.
I thought this was last Friday.
Then I thought it was last night.
by ClarkstonMark
May 20th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world
Replies: 22
Views: 2842

Re: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world

Northern Michigan (Traverse City etc) is opening this weekend. They could use your tourist money. Some good Riesling, chenin blanc and sparkling wine is produced up there. Pictured Rocks is one of the most beautiful places I've been--just make sure the black flies aren't out. Yes it is, great hikin...
by ClarkstonMark
May 20th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world
Replies: 22
Views: 2842

Re: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world

Northern Michigan (Traverse City etc) is opening this weekend. They could use your tourist money. Some good Riesling, chenin blanc and sparkling wine is produced up there.
by ClarkstonMark
May 18th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 606
Views: 39606

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Last night I had a 20 oz. Flannery California Reserve dry aged ribeye that I dry brined in the fridge for a little over two days that was outstanding. I have a before picture but not one of it after cooking as I was in a hurry to get on a Zoom dinner and tasting. The steak had been in the freezer f...
by ClarkstonMark
May 17th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Cocktail Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 54335

Re: The Cocktail Thread

My girlfriend is a vodka drinker but she has recently started to appreciate gin. A step in the right direction. Here is a Clover Club I made for her recently. I messed something up on this one, but more recent attempts have been much better. She likes a strong drink and I typically make this with 4 ...
by ClarkstonMark
May 15th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 3882

Re: Costa Rica Questions

Unfortunately, we canceled all travel plans. We won't consider getting on an airplane until there is a significant breakthrough in medication or there is a vaccine. We got all deposits back on VRBO/Airbnb/car rental. Hopefully, our flights will be canceled so we can get our money back. That stinks ...
by ClarkstonMark
May 15th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 3882

Re: Costa Rica Questions

this was a great thread, was wondering if trip is still on? I was reading in another forum a post by a guy who has a rental on the beach somewhere in CR, and seems like the country is doing well in fighting coronavirus, but is more or less closed to visitors until at least mid June. Here is his post...
by ClarkstonMark
May 14th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has Anyone Made Mozzarella?
Replies: 34
Views: 2634

Re: Has Anyone Made Mozzarella?

So my update after another two batches is that, while something that looks and mostly tastes like a ball of mozzarella is very easy to make, something that tastes and feels like great mozzarella is decidedly NOT easy to make. That, in a nutshell, is why I do not see myself ever attempting what you ...
by ClarkstonMark
May 9th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16833
Views: 464704

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

The last of my Monkish, until Monday at least as I have another shipment coming next week.
The smell on this beer after pouring is crazy.
Oh, last night I drank a Bomb Atomically and my gf said oh you’re drinking orange juice again - I made her a killer Clover Club cocktail
by ClarkstonMark
April 29th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16833
Views: 464704

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Been drinking tons of Monkish. Love their Hazy stuff especially since it’s been getting kinda hot in SoCal. Today’s drop was unannounced so was able to max out both releases. Now I have too much Monkish. Might have to drop some in the CC. I just paid MBC/shitlord prices for an 8 pack, arriving hope...
by ClarkstonMark
April 29th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Austin Bbq Trip Report
Replies: 25
Views: 2786

Re: Austin Bbq Trip Report

Current situation at Franklin's from a buddy who was there yesterday ...
Order 3 days prior, drive up and they load in your trunk (bed of my pickup). Tip well. No more waiting in lines.
by ClarkstonMark
April 29th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16833
Views: 464704

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Been drinking tons of Monkish. Love their Hazy stuff especially since it’s been getting kinda hot in SoCal. Today’s drop was unannounced so was able to max out both releases. Now I have too much Monkish. Might have to drop some in the CC. I just paid MBC/shitlord prices for an 8 pack, arriving hope...
by ClarkstonMark
April 28th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour - Go big or go home
Replies: 62
Views: 3194

Re: Flour - Go big or go home

How long can you store flour before it goes bad? I know I have used expired flour and not really noticed it,
by ClarkstonMark
April 27th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Clear Ice
Replies: 40
Views: 3373

Re: Clear Ice

I have this at home when I want to make a cocktail. Works pretty well. There’s tons of these on Amazon and they are all the same. Probably all made in the same factory in China. https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Clear-Ice-Ball-Maker/dp/B0713SZD2Y?ref_=ast_bbp_dp 2 batches in, and I am satisfied. Batch...
by ClarkstonMark
April 27th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 6823

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

MitchTallan wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 6:10 am
Disclaimer-I am not sure there is a single hobby known to mankind that gives rise to such strong feelings and opinions as BBQ. So forgive me please for mine.
Well, I don't know, fly fishing maybe?
and maybe the WB Politics forum ...
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