Search found 1692 matches

by Tom G l a s g o w
November 20th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why do my pans keep warping?
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Why do my pans keep warping?

Thanks, All. Victor - that's a great idea. Will do that. I think it has something to do, like Brian said, with a combination of the fact that it's an electric cook top and gets crazy hot. Also, I often preheat dry pans with nothing in them, so that could add to it. I never go from hot to cold quick...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 18th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11775

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Dan Hammer wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 4:26 pm
SeanHarding wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 4:13 pm
I got my wished for 1X Gewurztraminer
Me too!
Same.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 14th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: shipping routes from Los Angeles
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: shipping routes from Los Angeles

This is a generalization, but for the most part FedEx typically ships ground in trucks, while UPS transports via train. Definitely a generalization, as I see an awful lot of UPS trucks on the road when I’m traveling across the country. I see boatloads of UPS and FedEx trucks but I doubt they’re tra...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 14th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 2627

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

Rich Brown wrote:
November 14th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Alex Valdes wrote:
November 14th, 2020, 2:22 pm
I use a Laguiole key daily and Durand for older.
Yep, this is the move!
I have one of the Laguiole but used it once and didn’t like it. I’ll have to try it again. The trouble with the Durand is remembering to use it.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 14th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 2627

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

The coutale is similar to the Le creuset that I use. I’d recommend the coutale, the Le creuset version is no longer made.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 14th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 75
Views: 6171

Re: New Breville Pizzailo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Thanks Kevin, I think you’re the only person here with both. Know to convince the wife, she doesn’t understand why you would make your own. BTW, have you roasted vegetables in the Breville? Bill has both too. Yes, I've done a bit but not much. Bill has posted some good stuff on PizzaMaking.comg, li...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 14th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 75
Views: 6171

Re: New Breville Pizzailo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

If you had to choose between this and the anova oven, which would it be? If you like Neapolitanish pizza, the Breville hands down. I waited a year for the second generation ('820), which improves some of the features and reduces the liklihood of breaking the stone (although it still happens), and h...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 14th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 75
Views: 6171

Re: New Breville Pizzailo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

I watched this video and the amount of smoke the Breville produces would not be fun in my kitchen. Also, for $799, I could buy a real ooni wood fired pizza oven for $400 and spend the rest on good pizza wine. I have owned and Uuni or ooni for 3 yrs and since we are empty nesters, I use it for much ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 13th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds
Replies: 32
Views: 2396

Re: Kelley Fox - no 2020 reds

Some wineries, Navarro for instance, released some 2008 wines with the explicit caution that they were smokey. A friend bought some and liked them. I did not. They were nowhere as smoke infused as the original Ex Umbris made by Owen Roe after a Washington wildfire, and sold with a smoke alert. I ju...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 13th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine aging and group think
Replies: 141
Views: 5962

Re: Wine aging and group think

Some people are Pobegas, some are Audouzes. I think that's a false dichotomy - I open plenty of young Burgundy and ancient Bordeaux, and I think that's not at all unusual. It's all context dependent. Many like both? Not sure what context means, necrophilia with Claus and cradle robbing with Brian?
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 13th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine aging and group think
Replies: 141
Views: 5962

Re: Wine aging and group think

I'll try to make myself more clear. I do not doubt there are people in Finland and other places that drink very old nebbiolos. My point was that in the United States, my experience in the wine community is a very significant preference for nebbiolo with massive amounts of age on it. Festa di Barolo...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 13th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201317

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

AD Northup wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 6:00 pm
2014 Weill
Well?
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 13th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2997
Views: 201317

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Barnyard funk to the max! The nose and taste are so opposite and different. Wow!!! I think it’s one of the more unique Bedrocks and that’s saying something. I love ‘em. I think they are really interesting. So far I agree 100% as more unique!!! I was considering skipping it this release, thanks I th...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 13th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release
Replies: 164
Views: 11775

Re: Bedrock Save the Date Winter 2020 Release

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
November 13th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Nibbled it down to a nice case, was really proud of myself. Then realized I neglected the CA Syrah.

I’m so weak.
Only the first order counts on Friday the 13th.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 13th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 193
Views: 11711

Re: Grassl Glassware

If your holding the stem and bowl while drying you’re doing in wrong, any glass would break. The crus are too narrow to dry by hand so I always dishwasher those.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 10th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 193
Views: 11711

Re: Grassl Glassware

I broke a Grassl in our Bosch. It was in the upper rack, but we also have the utensil third rack that we never use so I’ve taken it out. The rails for the third rack are at the top and 5he upper rack got too high, so I tried to lower it. The stem snapped because of the excess pressure, dumb mistake....
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 10th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1314

Re: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?

I’m thinking about giving up octopus, probably will not give up calamari.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?
Replies: 29
Views: 1314

Re: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?

I’ve never had Octopus and they are on my list to skip .... spent some time at Scripps Aquarium talking with the Octopus scientist who explained how their octopus gets really depressed when he doesn’t have interesting challenges to figure out ... sentient beings are not on my dining table. I don’t ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 6th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Moccamaster 101 - advice for newbie please
Replies: 21
Views: 1466

Re: Moccamaster 101 - advice for newbie please

I would recommend you make sure you run de-scaler thru it every 150-180 brews depending upon on your water. I also recommend you tinker with grind size. I prefer a little coarser grind on my Moccamaster. I also like to keep the brew filter switch on shut for about 30 seconds once water hits the gri...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 3rd, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10859

Re: Wine for election night?

At this point my inclination is to ignore the whole thing today and go to sleep early tonight. Hopefully results will be in tomorrow but no need to stress myself out waiting. Same here. Not sure I'll be able to sleep, but will give it a shot. That’s what I tried in 2016, didn’t work still couldn’t ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 3rd, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Is this thread headed for the HOF for most overwrought analysis of a bottle that no one but the OP tasted?
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 3rd, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 56
Views: 1940

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

No one has a Zoom account that can handle more than 100 people?
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 2nd, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Wrong or not Chris.p has taken all the criticism in stride. I understand that may not be the usual reaction of posters here and may be upsetting to some.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 2nd, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

chris.p wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 5:42 pm
Victor Hong wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 5:29 pm
I am too poor to drink in your league.
Dude, if I purchased a 20 bucks wine with terrible condition, I would still feel bad.
After you drink more you’ll learn that’s just the way it goes. It’s why I don’t buy expensive bottles, plus I doubt they would live up to expectations.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 2nd, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 10859

Re: Wine for election night?

Al Osterheld wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 12:05 pm
Treating it like just another evening, will figure it out tomorrow.

-Al
So champagne
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 2nd, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9260

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

Mel Knox wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 7:41 am
The bottle could be taken to a lab like ETS for analysis.
Results guaranteed within 12 months?
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 1st, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 119
Views: 10029

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

I ordered some of the Conterno Sensory glasses. Pretty, but I will confess I'm sort of scared to use them given the price. I did use one for an older Clos des Papes last night. I discovered many wines other than Bordeaux taste better out of the Zalto Bordeaux. I compared a young CNdP from the Zalto...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 31st, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 560
Views: 34896

Re: Ravenswood library offer

My case arrived today. Pulp shipper and bottles are upright, which gives me the excuse to open one. Opened the 1996 Cooke Zinfandel. I decanted but it wouldn’t have been necessary, a few bits of large sediment. Cork looked good so I didn’t bother with the Durand, that was a mistake sine the cork bro...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 31st, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 61
Views: 5024

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 5:31 pm
zachys was pretty cheap to ship to CA; not sure why. it's exorbitant to ship to PA, probably b/c they need a 3rd party shipper.
How exorbitant?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 30th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 560
Views: 34896

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Wish we could get Joel here to tell us his experience with any of these wines
You took point, let’s get that first tasting note up.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 30th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 560
Views: 34896

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Is this sale over? Long over and it was a special offering to certain customers. I thought so, but never hurts to ask. Thanks. I forgot I asked Joel if I could buy a case. I think my order arrives Monday. Won’t surprise me if Maureen and the principals of the cellar reduction thread arrange an inte...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 30th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 560
Views: 34896

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Here's the line-up. Got two identical cases so two of each wine 1986 Sonoma County Cabernet 1988 Dickerson Zin 1989 Cooke Zin 1990 Sonoma County Zin 1992 Sonoma County Merlot 1992 Sangiacomo Merlot 1994 Gregory Cabernet 1994 Pickberry 1997 Barrica Zin 1997 Rancho Salina Red Wine 1998 Rancho Salina ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 30th, 2020, 1:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 560
Views: 34896

Re: Ravenswood library offer

JDavisRoby wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Is this sale over?
Long over and it was a special offering to certain customers.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 29th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!
Replies: 89
Views: 8151

Re: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!

The reader comments are all over the place.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 28th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Champagne under $40
Replies: 102
Views: 5498

Re: Best Champagne under $40

I hope it doesn't upset anyone to speculate about this, but I do wonder if this category (unlike the more expensive categories, which seem to be strong and strengthening on their price points) might see some buying opportunities at significant discounts, due to how much Champagne in this price rang...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 27th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1521
Views: 93961

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

I don't view it as an offer of settlement. I view it as pre-negotiation posturing from someone who has the upper hand, or believes he has the upper hand, or wants his opponent to think that he believes he has the upper hand. But it's better than "we have no interest in a deal." if it’s not a offer ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 27th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1521
Views: 93961

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

This doesn't say much, and it seems like more of a "we're right and you're wrong" way of saying "we want a deal," but the USA issued this statement and it hasn't been posted yet, so here it is, FWIW. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wto-aircraft/u-s-regrets-eu-move-on-tariffs-seeks-deal-on-boeing...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 27th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pennsylvania (PLCB) Special Orders
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Pennsylvania (PLCB) Special Orders

Believe me, it is as difficult for the suppliers as it is for you. No question the system sucks for everyone. So I’ve hemmed and hawed about the Sake. Are we ok with shipping? Otherwise I’ll let you know about when I’ll be back east. PM works. Hi Tom - yes, we should be fine to ship now. This sake ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 27th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pennsylvania (PLCB) Special Orders
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Pennsylvania (PLCB) Special Orders

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
October 27th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Believe me, it is as difficult for the suppliers as it is for you. No question the system sucks for everyone.
So I’ve hemmed and hawed about the Sake. Are we ok with shipping? Otherwise I’ll let you know about when I’ll be back east. PM works.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 24th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When do you return wines to a retailer?
Replies: 26
Views: 1427

Re: When do you return wines to a retailer?

I recently read a CT note on 2016 Pergole Torte which hits on this topic...can the retailer resell this or go they get screwed? “October 20, 2020 - blind tasted with Sergio Zenato amarone 2013 & Carpineto CC Riserva 2015. Didn't get the hype with this wine. Maybe it is in fact to young at this poin...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 23rd, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 163
Views: 5283

Re: Real winenerd wines

J Dove wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Where’s Robert Callaghan when you need him?
A long wait is traditional.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 19th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1662

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Nice - what part of town? I grew up there in the South Hills, Upper St Clair. Go get the Capicola with a fried egg and tell me it's not the best low brow comfort food you've ever eaten. We’re downtown, where the locals say nobody lives. Alright, I’ll try one. Admit ordering a “cheesesteak” was like...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 19th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1662

Re: Goldbelly experiences

You are a fool! neener All of the sandwiches are served on Italian bread. It's kind of what they do - you probably didn't like the fries and slaw on the sandwich either. They got their start by serving truckers hence piling everything in between 2 slices of Italian. It's like someone going to Katz'...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 19th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1662

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Yeah primantis is garbage. The one time I went I was eating some sawdust dry sandwich and asked for sauce and the server was like “we don’t use sauce”. I told him “yeah I can tell...” first and last visit. Fool that I am, I ordered a cheesesteak for my first Primanti’s visit. It was served on white...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 18th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3310

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

I don’t think that’s the temperature being envisioned for the wine cellar - it was only an example. And it is unusal for the temp to reach 95F in Florida. (It's the humidity that kills you.)] Bu it does seem a safe bet that this architect has little experience with wine cellars. I hope Robert isn’t...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 18th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 5088

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Sure I’ll drive the 120 mile round trip to save the environment. Nobody buys wine from WV or OH for shipping, so make it a 400 mile round trip. I was figuring he probably went on trips to out of state shops to buy wine anyway if the PLCB selections aren't great. True in the eastern part of the state.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 18th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 3310

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

ClarkstonMark wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 5:53 pm
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)
Or Madeira. But watch out for that ladder after having a few glasses. And up and down the ladder one bottle at a time?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 18th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which compressor to buy for Wine Cellar - Converted Bathroom
Replies: 24
Views: 1260

Re: Which compressor to buy for Wine Cellar - Converted Bathroom

That is good information about the noise, Luckily in Quebec we have more of a humid than dry climate, yet with a duct already installed in the bathroom due to the fan would it not be more practical to install a split system, I know more $$$... You need to make sure a split system wouldn’t be oversi...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 17th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 5088

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Marshall Manning wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 10:52 am
AD Northup wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Not the PA LCB... :(
Ha! I'd imagine there are shops in a nearby state that would like them if you do any business there?
Sure I’ll drive the 120 mile round trip to save the environment. Nobody buys wine from WV or OH for shipping, so make it a 400 mile round trip.

Go to advanced search