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by Tom G l a s g o w
July 18th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)
Replies: 165
Views: 11319

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

Oh yeah, lots of options! We may try Rigmarole or Shu, both look interesting. I also want to try Cezembre which is in our neighborhood, and may try to get in at Septime when reservation time comes around. Definitely Freddy's on our first night when an earlier to bed crash is probably inevitable. We...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 18th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 31
Views: 1187

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

Out of curiosity, what is the temperature range you get in that closet cellar? The coolest passive place I have in my house is under the bed in the bedroom away from direct sun but even then I'm too paranoid to ever store any wine there in the summer. I'm in the hot San Gabriel Valley. For referenc...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 17th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 36
Views: 2500

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

I’ve been studying the end of the Roman Empire and I just don’t see the kinds of conditions present that could lead to that kind of collapse (barring nuclear war). While global warming is really bad, it’s not going to end the world as we know it in the next 20 years. But rising world temperatures, ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 17th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 31
Views: 1187

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

RachelB wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Tom - it was specifically built for the garage by Vino Temp.
But is there redundancy built in? If it fails in summer and you don’t know it, you’re out of luck as you well know.
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 16th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 21
Views: 1754

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

The last release was my first one and I loved Lulu and the Sauvignon Blanc and wish I bought more along with the reds. I'm don't like sweet wine and don't have experience with rieslings. Is this one dry? Should I give it a shot? I've seen positive comments on the board about it. I see Gewurtztramin...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 16th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment
Replies: 36
Views: 2500

Re: Burgundy prices - valuation - investment

William Gladstone wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 6:16 pm
thank you - what does FWIW mean?
It means you need to learn how to use google or another search engine. https://www.google.com/search?q=fwiw&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 16th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 31
Views: 1187

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

please do yourself a favor and never buy anything vinotemp. We bought a custom one for our garage to hold about 300 bottles in 2015. Two weeks ago, it just stopped working, completely blew out and took all of our wine with it. We were on vacation and when we opened the "frig", it was at 84. We chec...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 16th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 71
Views: 4734

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

I'm struggling with this. I am a fan of Rhys, especially their chardonnay, but it's tough to dive into $79 California sparkling wine, without even so much as a Frank Murray tasting note out somewhere on the internets. This will probably follow the well-worn decision path of "can't decide, can't dec...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 15th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 27
Views: 717

Re: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

La Sponda in the le Sireneuse was lovely, but very expensive.
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 14th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boston Retail Scene?
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Boston Retail Scene?

Thread drift - Just got back from 10 days in the Berkshires suffering through the adverse effects of no BYO. You can't bring your own wine to a restaurant, so there is no incentive for the restaurant to exert any effort to have a good wine list. Yes, I know, the lists at Blantyre and The Inn on the...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 14th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for Itinerary that Includes Berlin
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Reccos for Itinerary that Includes Berlin

My wife and I want to go to Berlin in September and we have about three weeks for the entire trip. I would appreciate recommendations on other places to go during the trip that make logistical sense (and not necessarily the "usual," like going to Paris). Ideally we would like to fly in and out of B...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 7th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12938

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

David Glasser wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 4:59 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Closing the board to non-subscribers.
Agree, if asked to point out their biggest mistake, this would be it.

Number 2: not replacing Mark Squires with a more professional moderator when he proved incapable of moderating.
Professional moderator, does Todd know about this concept?
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 7th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris or Lyon
Replies: 33
Views: 1670

Re: Paris or Lyon

Funny, we just booked a trip around Thanksgiving week where we will be spending a few nights in each plus Brussels. (Unfortunately?) we’ll have the 6 and almost 8 year olds which will likely put a damper on our food options—not to mention my desire to go nuts touring Burgundy. Okay okay—so I’m actu...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 7th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 9027

Re: Why sous vide?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 4:53 pm
K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 5:47 pm
I’m confused.

But my sous vide sausages are awesome.
Mike is referring to Sous vide being under pressure. A circulator is also used when cooking sous vide.
I was referring to the image in your reply to Sarah.
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 7th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 9027

Re: Why sous vide?

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 5:47 pm
I’m confused.

But my sous vide sausages are awesome.
Mike is referring to Sous vide being under pressure. A circulator is also used when cooking sous vide.
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 6th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2159

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Anything to do with auction prices. Awesome for you if you don’t have to pay attention to price. But I have limited resources so I have to be interested in the price at which wines are sold and I have to make relative value decisions. For something like this, the auction price is the lowest price a...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 6th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 9027

Re: Why sous vide?

Mike Rodgers wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Curious to see what step(s) were taken to achieve a "Cadaver Look" [scratch.gif]
Just to make sure:
Sous-vide is a cooking method (Thank you Doctor Bruno Goussault)
A circulator is not a sous-vide machine
It’s beating a dead horse ,not a cadaver.
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 5th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 7-1-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1325

Re: Impressions 7-1-19

Nathan, It was the Cuvée Revelation (apologies for not including that) and the guy that brought it bought it in the Bay area, although I’m not sure where. Best, Jim Thanks. Free Wine-Searcher gives a hit at K&L, and apparently you get two more hits if you upgrade to W-S Pro. https://www.wine-search...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 5th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 71
Views: 4734

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Intrigued to try this...with Ultramarine as a benchmark! I'm wondering what 'California expression' is. I'm thinking of heat and wildfires, and traffic jams, with some suffer dudes in for good measure. Getting a little picky here aren’t we? Kevin likely invoked California expression as a way to dis...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 3rd, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22122

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 4:26 pm
Anyone can make rules. As Monty Python might say, these are the rules that are mine. No one has to follow them.
Especially you.
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 1st, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12938

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

My post about not opening it up was a joke.
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 1st, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12938

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Just FYI, it was announced earlier today that the Mark Squires' BB will close for good on or around July 15th (if someone else has already posted about this, my apologies). It had been limping along for several years, so no real loss, but I couldn't help feeling a little nostalgic when I read the n...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 30th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1216

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

Reds - Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo, Lanessan Whites - Peppiere Muscadet, Collestefano Verdicchio Man I wish I could find Produttori Langhe near me for this price. I know it exists... but its at least $4-5 more by me. I would consider lining a wall in my house with it at $17. $28.99 at the plcb. And ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 30th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 17
Views: 1222

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

It is a complex issue. I was diagnosed with afib in Feb 2018. I've had two catheter ablations, most recently Mar 11, 2019. I abstained completely from alcohol for a full 3 months after the ablation, which is the duration of a typical post-ablation inflammation recovery period. I've also done a grea...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 28th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 17
Views: 1222

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

Bobby better be careful.
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 26th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: TN: 2017 Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett (AP 12)

2017 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett Alte Reben An exceptional Kabinett. Really best of class. White Fruit. Yellow fruit. Slate. Minerals. Mint. Florals. And a hint, a subtle hint, of diesel. Ok, more than a hint. Still taught, very linear, takes some coaxing to relea...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 26th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 8:57 am
I am not saying I think this is appropriate, but I could see states saying the "legitimate purpose" is to protect consumers from unscrupulous merchants, e.g. Premier Cru.
What about the PLCB?
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 25th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good thing I’m paying corkage.
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Good thing I’m paying corkage.

I get a bit spoiled as I’m often able to eat at nice steakhouses for work. Still even on someone else’s dime I consider it a poor value as the quality almost never is where it should be. So much better to shell out for good ingredients and cook at home, where the list isn’t 4x retail, the stems don...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 22nd, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Ghosting Incident
Replies: 79
Views: 6319

Re: Retailer Ghosting Incident

Not to feed a fed horse, so to speak, but I'd be very interested in where retailers think the responsibility lies for the mis-shipment described in in the initial post. Was it on me to review the shipping info; was it the seller's responsibility? A shared responsibility? I'm not trying to start a d...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 21st, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 54
Views: 4112

Re: The wine you don't want

dave kammerer wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 4:01 pm
Flickinger has sold most of my SQN. Good prices and excellent service.
Wow, your cat looks thirstier than David’s cat.
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 19th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 33
Views: 1893

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

Seasoning Debuyer pans takes like 20 minutes and is simple. All you do is peel a few potatoes, put them in the pan filled with water and simmer for 20 minutes, hey presto fully season pan. Dont overthink it, plus the seasoning just builds up naturally with use, the trick is never to let soap or det...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 18th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 33
Views: 1893

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

Seasoning Debuyer pans takes like 20 minutes and is simple. All you do is peel a few potatoes, put them in the pan filled with water and simmer for 20 minutes, hey presto fully season pan. Dont overthink it, plus the seasoning just builds up naturally with use, the trick is never to let soap or det...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 17th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 55
Views: 2575

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

For all of the Maille fans out there, if you haven't tried Amora (regular, not extra forte) give it a spin. Agree. Amora Moutarde de Dijon is our go to basic Dijon-style mustard. In my opinion, it is way better than other Dijon mustards available in the US. Beyond that, at any given time, we have 1...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 17th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 198
Views: 12809

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

I snapped the stem of one of my Crus in half.
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 17th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 33
Views: 1893

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:58 am
I bought a set of deBuyer pans years ago on sale and have never gotten around to seasoning them. They've now moved houses with me twice.
I had quite the ordeal seasoning mine. Have yet to use it.
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 17th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best Young Beaucastel!
Replies: 19
Views: 1904

Re: The Best Young Beaucastel!

Consensus is to buy a case and forget about it for 20 years? Or drink early? I only have 3 bottles remaining and will probably drink them all in the next 18 months, it is that delicious and perfectly balanced. I don't doubt it will age but I love it now. Pop & pour, several hour decant? What do you...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 15th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1704

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Where is this?
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 14th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 3944

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 7:08 am
I have been buying/eating the hangers from Flannery since at least 2009. I have frozen them for months into years (found in bottom of freezer) and not once have I had a texture or flavor issue with them.
Maybe you just got mad freezing skills?
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 13th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time
Replies: 13
Views: 1603

Re: Best wine deal I have seen in LONG time

I’ll guess it’s mispriced.
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 13th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2500

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

Robert M yers wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Who has YAKPALET?
Someone who doesn’t know the difference between pallet and palate?
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 12th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurants open for Sunday lunch in Reims?
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Restaurants open for Sunday lunch in Reims?

Neal, sadly I'm just seeing these now! We didn't make it to the Forum but I've heard its an exceptional visit. I actually dropped the guys there a note to hear THEIR opinion(s) of what would be open for lunch on a Sunday, and they offered up Jardin as well. We enjoyed our lunch - it was incredibly ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 12th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?

Mark Hopkins and Fairmont have good views from the top of Nob Hill. Two older hotels somewhat overrun by tourists. The Ritz is down the hill a bit and I’m not sure how good the views are, but it’s newer and typically Ritz.
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 12th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine country vacation suggestions.
Replies: 35
Views: 1974

Re: Wine country vacation suggestions.

Okay, my girlfriend and I compromised on a partial European wine vacation. London, Paris and CHAMPAGNE!!!. champagne.gif Plane tickets purchased (the easy part). Now I have to do some research and make some arrangements. Will search the forum for information about visiting the Champagne region. If ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 12th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Thanks tom. I’ll call. The email did not work.
Only 4 places in France have it listed for sale on WS.
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 12th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: L’Autre Mangot, St Emilion - please help me find for a friend

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 6:50 pm
PS. I swear, this really is for a friend.
Implausible deniability.
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 9th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 8405

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

I think you pay the Napa Premium, for sure. We upgraded to a multi phase or “continuous phase” or something 5HP well pump last year that does 60 GPM and it seemed dirt cheap. I bet zip codes make a big difference. The aquifer makes a big difference. We had a well that half mile away wouldn’t presen...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 7th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County
Replies: 16
Views: 882

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County

My friend Kyle poured this (or an earlier vintage, I can't recall) at a recent poker game and I adored it. How much does this go for off the mailing list? Also, what's the typical allocation of this for mailing list members? TIA! I can’t recall exactly but at least 6 bottles ea Trousseau, Syrah, Ma...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 7th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 3944

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

It appears I’m in the minority since I bought the NY strip. Still the best steak in town.
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 6th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 76
Views: 7193

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

They have 13 acres on Pritchard Hill next to Chappellet and Colgin and close to Ovid and David Arthur. A few years ago top Napa vineyard land was nearing $1M an acre and I imagine this could go for substantially more. The other things to remember is that it's not only the land itself. If it's alrea...

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