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by Tom G l a s g o w
May 19th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3347

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Don’t be stealing my country schtick!!!

Sir, I know country. I’ve loved country my whole life. Country is me. I live country. You are no country boy.
You’re the country lawyer, David is the country doctor.
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 19th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?
Replies: 21
Views: 1060

Re: Do you sort of loose your producer label mojo drinking in Europe?

Once spent a day driving about and tasting wine with an Italian restaurateur looking for a variety of house wines. Incredibly inexpensive wines with excellent quality. Most probably don't travel more than a few dozen km. I seem to have overdone it since I ended up vomiting out the window of his Jag...
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 18th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3347

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

CJ Beazley wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 10:45 am
Anyone willing to cop to a spiral notebook?
No, but that would be an improvement over multiple legal pads.
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 18th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 42
Views: 2092

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

James Billy wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 9:44 pm
The workers in Socialist countries get sufficient pay as to not need a tip. [snort.gif]
The state doesn’t own the means of production in the US. Some distribution systems are state owned (PA & NH).
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 14th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 474
Views: 26891

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Paul McCourt wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 10:35 am
Note: you need a passport w a chip. I don’t know if anyone doesn’t have that anymore

And yeah, it is very good news at heathrow.
I saw that you needed a chip and panicked. Turns out chips were added in 2007.
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 14th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 474
Views: 26891

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

I have used GE moe than a few times and it has usually saved me considerable time. Just came home from the UK and it allowed me to bypass a hundred+ person line at JFK that I would have otherwise stood in. That alone made it worth it. The fact that a credit card I have picks up the fee makes it eve...
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 12th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2217

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Any advice on cooking the Wagyu pave steaks?
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 10th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 24
Views: 856

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Martin Zwick wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Here comes a hand crafted knife sharpener from the Black Forest. It got great reviews in Germany. I will order it soon.
Video included on their website.

https://www.horl-1993.com


ENJOY
Martin
Sold out on their website (maybe USA only).
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 7th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.

I've been reading about things that can show up in wine and I want to experiment. Does anybody know where one can purchase small amounts of Mega Purple? I found a gallon for 200 dollars, but that's a bit large of a serving. Anybody know any smaller lot sources? Pint, quart? I'm also starting an exp...
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 7th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Has Anyone Tried "The Meater" (Remote Thermometer)
Replies: 14
Views: 735

Re: Has Anyone Tried "The Meater" (Remote Thermometer)

GregP wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Jay Selman wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 10:34 am
The only big concern I would have is that its missing the ability to identify (name) individual probes (when using more than one).
Just a buy a phone for each :-)
Burner phone?
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 6th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Has Anyone Tried "The Meater" (Remote Thermometer)
Replies: 14
Views: 735

Re: Has Anyone Tried "The Meater" (Remote Thermometer)

cjsavino wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 10:52 am
Any more feedback on these, got an ad in my FB feed

https://store.meater.com/
The max temperature seems low in the mid 500s.
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 6th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener
Replies: 21
Views: 679

Re: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener

Japanese Knife imports are great, they are high end though so not much in the way of starter stuff. CKTG in Wisconsin is also great, Mark who runs it does get occasionally knocked in the knife forums but its not justified, he does a great job of balancing commercial awareness with good product good...
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 6th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener
Replies: 21
Views: 679

Re: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener

Using a belt grinder on a fine steel knife should result in all nice things being taken away from you. Steel was forged by hand then hand made into a glorious knife then you take an industrial tool and hack it like its an axe blade. Japanese knives must be hand sharpened on stones, if your to lazy ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 5th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing - Canada and US
Replies: 30
Views: 1169

Re: Wine Pricing - Canada and US

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 5:00 pm
RichardFlack wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Not quite sure I see the connection...
845 posts and this I’d the first you’ve noticed Thread drift?
Or ugly Americans for that matter.
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 5th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing - Canada and US
Replies: 30
Views: 1169

Re: Wine Pricing - Canada and US

RichardFlack wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Not quite sure I see the connection...
845 posts and this I’d the first you’ve noticed Thread drift?
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 2nd, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 176
Views: 5051

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

OK, got our Non Plus Ultra sampler and need some serving suggestions from the more experienced that go beyond "put it on a cracker" for the sardines, mussels, et al. Admit I've never worked with these in the canned form before. Thinking there's probably some quick pasta or other recipe suggestions ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 1st, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 20
Views: 597

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Lots of recent recommendations in that thread. Not sure why you would restrict yourself to bistros. Le Bon George’s is in the 9th.
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 1st, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1557

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

I got into an argument (at a Passover Seder, where else!) about whether a wine can be slightly or partially corked. One side of the argument is that it either is or is not and that there is no suck thing as levels of corkiness. The other side is that TCA is a chemical and it's all about concentrati...
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 1st, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 955

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

Damn you Yaacov, I just bought one.
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 1st, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Formerly Known as Leo's Blind Tasting Group - April 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: Formerly Known as Leo's Blind Tasting Group - April 2019

. . . Yes it was amazing that after 37 years the Grange should still taste overwhelmingly of vanillin oak neener The white Chaves were magnificent and in my top 5 of an amazing night. There is something seriously wrong with your palate. The Grange was expressive red fruit which had not yet fully em...
by Tom G l a s g o w
April 30th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 28
Views: 955

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

Andrew Demaree wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Am I missing something, or are you guys really saying that a $110 corkscrew is a bargain?
Apparently, it’s a good price.
by Tom G l a s g o w
April 30th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1557

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

Another classic Berserker exchange.
by Tom G l a s g o w
April 22nd, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: London / Solo Diner

David Kaufman wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 1:42 pm
+1 for Barrafina, especially as a solo diner
Any of the four locations ?
by Tom G l a s g o w
April 22nd, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?

Anton, all the time you spend here and leave us hanging?
by Tom G l a s g o w
April 20th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Hosting a Hi Fi Club meeting, what to cook?

Cold cereal buffet, but seriously a hot dog buffet is time consuming?
No kids at home to help out?
by Tom G l a s g o w
April 16th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 3834

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Alan Eden wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Alan

Nobody will ever confuse me with liking Burgundy.

I dont wish Burgundy any ill will, just not crying for them

Alan
Then why post in this thread?
by Tom G l a s g o w
April 12th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 1020

Re: Amalfi in March

Sounds like a good trip. I love Amalfi (my fiance and I met there 7 years ago). IMHO the time to go is May. Enough Ferry service to make it doable. I would never drive on that road. The Ferry was canceled once and we had to take the bus instead and that was enough for me. Hopefully never again in a...
by Tom G l a s g o w
April 11th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine-searcher pro price increase
Replies: 50
Views: 3764

Re: wine-searcher pro price increase

wine-searcher has nothing to do with inventories, they rely on the store to supply them by various methods and the most often is daily for merchants that pay and use a data feed. At one point, they were scraping data, no? I can't think most stores are doing this daily, based on my experiences. Too ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
April 9th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Are Sous vide steaks fatty ?
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Are Sous vide steaks fatty ?

Anton D wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Alan, you should sous vide at 225 degrees for 12 hours in smoky water to really get the connective tissue to reach full tenderness and fat breakdown.
But only your finest Wagyu or similar
by Tom G l a s g o w
April 4th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 78
Views: 2706

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

Williams Sonoma has a special on the basic Hestan pan down from $149 to $99. Canceled my back ordered one and bought two at new price. Very happy with the one that has arrived. Thanks, I just ordered one. Looking forward to trying it out. I did as well, thanks I only see the 8.5” at that price.
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 30th, 2019, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 88
Views: 3498

Re: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without

.....the Durand. The price is ridiculous for what it is, but it really is indispensable. An Ah So costs 10 bucks. A corkscrew costs 10 bucks. One of each that fit together costs $200!? Come on man. I want one, but I struggle with that. I sure wish I thought of it. Jeff I struggled with that same in...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 29th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2217

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Anton D wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 8:34 am
Received my (never frozen) "Midlife crisis" pack yesterday and Friday will be a meat tasting of the different ages.

Will report with "tasting notes."

Do you steak lovers chew and spit?
Only in instances of unanticipated gristle.
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 27th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2217

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

Had a Waygu Filet from Flannery bought during BD9 (that's over a year ago).. tasted great.. definitely not the same as me freezing a left over steak and making it a few weeks later.. On Saturday night, we had a Flannery 16oz Domestic Wagyu Strip that I purchased maybe two years ago. Had no issue wi...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 21st, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 1980

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

You fill it to the top with water, put the tablet in there, let it sit for awhile, then come back and empty it and rinse out. For drying, I have something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Decanter-Scratches-Cleaning-Standard-Decanters/dp/B01LX77V6T/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1R7C3GN8G27TF&keywords=decanter+d...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 21st, 2019, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 1980

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

I think breakage is not going to be any greater with a dishwasher unless you pack it carelessly. Breakage certainly happens with hand washing. Stemware is delicate by nature. I've run into issues with an odd smell from some stems washed in washers. It's an odd mineral like, old detergent smell that...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 19th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion
Replies: 53
Views: 2065

Re: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion

Trust you to come up with a nasty and completely wrong assumption. In this case, a friend is going to a major BYO, and needs a bottle. Sorry, not my intent. The work expensive just indicates to me that it is about appearances and not just the best wine. Obviously that's not the case, Thanks, Alan, ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 19th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 1980

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

I never store the glasses bowl down. I get if they have sat a while there may be an odor, probably from the dust. Any glass sitting around a month with visible dust needs to be cleaned anyway.
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 19th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 1980

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

I wash all in dishwasher (GGG, Zalto, Spiegelau) 95% of time. Never had breakage nor spotting (soft water here). I'm more likely to get cabinet smell (on a stem that hasn't been used in months) than dishwasher smell, but a little "priming" takes care of that. I've run into plenty of soapy glasses a...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 19th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 1980

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

I only use the dishwasher for my GGGs and Grassls on a normal cycle with a Cascade pod at the same time that I’m washing a normal load. I’ve found that the rinsing agent can result in a natural wine funk but either a quick rinse with water after I pull them from the dishwasher or a rinse with wine ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 18th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 1980

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

GregT wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 6:04 pm
JosephK wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 4:01 pm
every now and then they come out with a horrible smell, sort of snail smell
Awesome! I've never read that description before. Hope to see it in a tasting note soon. [cheers.gif]
As long as it’s your tasting note, I’m ok with it too.
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 18th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 1020

Re: Amalfi in March

Yep, getting the bus can be tough. The Italians don’t queue like the Brits. We learned quick. The Capri furnicular can be tough to get on too. Taxi might be a better more expensive option.
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 18th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 1980

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

We used to have an Asko that wouldn’t accommodate stems. Just bought a top of the line Bosch with water softener. Seems to do a good job but mostly I’ve washed Riedel and Gabriel machine made. I did try some GGG. I haven’t tried Zalto Bordeaux, need to get my courage up. Less water spots after addin...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 18th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 1020

Re: Amalfi in March

In Positano, La Sponda is a pretty nice restaurant. expensive, at one time considered the most expensive restaurant in Italy. If so Italian restaurant prices are cheap compared to French 3 stars.
Da Gemma in Amalfi was another good place, but not really expensive.
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 18th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 1020

Re: Amalfi in March

We stayed in both Positano and Capri ten years ago at the end of September with two days in Capri and two days in Napoli. Two days in Capri was enough but it is nice being on the island in the evening when the crowds leave. We took a day trip to Amalfi via ferry and then a bus up to Ravello. Ravello...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 16th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 176
Views: 5051

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 6:12 am
I have a loomo from last year that is unopened and has been refrigerated. Think it is still OK? I hope you get better soon.
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 16th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 176
Views: 5051

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

I have a loomo from last year that is unopened and has been refrigerated. Think it is still OK?
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 16th, 2019, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy - Winter Revival Case
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Dirty & Rowdy - Winter Revival Case

Mark Senn wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 9:04 am
Thanks...search that internet thing an had no luck. Hopefully Hardy chimes in...
You deleted the email offering?
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 15th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm shipment into Bomb Cyclone
Replies: 22
Views: 1431

Re: Realm shipment into Bomb Cyclone

Suppose to arrive tomorrow. Realm does not use styro. They ship in boxes. Lots of wind and snow so trucks coming from Utah where it was this morning, might have issues coming over the mountains. Glad that the really high winds are on the eastern plains of CO. Great, I have one Bedrock shipment in U...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 13th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm shipment into Bomb Cyclone
Replies: 22
Views: 1431

Re: Realm shipment into Bomb Cyclone

Suppose to arrive tomorrow. Realm does not use styro. They ship in boxes. Lots of wind and snow so trucks coming from Utah where it was this morning, might have issues coming over the mountains. Glad that the really high winds are on the eastern plains of CO. Great, I have one Bedrock shipment in U...

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