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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: 27
Views: 1355

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: 39
Views: 1269

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: 11458

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: 27
Views: 1355

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: 1576

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: 1239

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: 54
Views: 2742

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: 1432

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: 2255

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: 11
Views: 485

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: 353

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: 1669

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: 212

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: 212

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: 7564

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: 755

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: 54
Views: 2742

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: 64
Views: 5563

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...
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 4th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 52
Views: 4129

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Markus S wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 8:31 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 4:35 am
I think Weygandt is in DC.
I thought Weygandt lives in PA where his company is based but he has the shoppe in DC.
Distribution company is in PA.
by Tom G l a s g o w
June 4th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2758

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

My only concern is that there is actually not nearly enough available dry Rieslings with some age in the US market! I’d love to find more (any??) to backfill and to experiment with aging. I love the stuff young but aged examples have been really nice too. There hasn't been a ton of new release dry ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 28th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 99
Views: 4180

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

Just went back and bought the 270wi refurb for 379. Looking at some YouTube videos it seems like for the most consistent coarse grind the other burr helps, but shouldn’t be absolutely necessary. I’ll play around and get it later if I think it would make a difference. Going from a chopper to this sh...
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 27th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine country vacation suggestions.
Replies: 35
Views: 1669

Re: Wine country vacation suggestions.

We have two unplanned weeks off September 14-29. We are really bad about planning ahead. We have done most of “Wine Country” in the USA (Napa/Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Cruz Mountains, Willamette Valley). Any suggestions for this time of year outside of the US? We would probably not go to Burgundy,...
by Tom G l a s g o w
May 26th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Inexpensive coffee grinders?
Replies: 99
Views: 4180

Re: Inexpensive coffee grinders?

Almost pulled the trigger on a refurb 30 for $180, but then they wanted $50 to ship. Just better of getting a new one with free shipping on Amazon. Has anybody bought the optional burr unit for the Sette line which supposedly makes better drip grinds? Looks super easy to swap out but they don’t giv...
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: 3437

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: 1081

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: 3437

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: 44
Views: 2293

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: 26966

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: 26966

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: 2284

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: 33
Views: 1277

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: 867

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: 783

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: 783

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: 722

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: 722

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: 1178

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: 1178

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: 5173

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: 646

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: 1569

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: 958

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: 881

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: 958

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: 1569

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: 1140

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: 606

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: 606

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?

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