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by Tom G l a s g o w
January 22nd, 2022, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 1117
Views: 78312

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know a good fellow upon meeting or tasting the wines. I'm glad that you enjoyed the wine and hopefully you have some first hand guidance for next weeks festivities. I would suggest 2 x all Goodfellow offers next week. Hopefully, Brian and Rodrigo will leave some for the rest of ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 22nd, 2022, 6:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova's countertop combi steam oven is out
Replies: 163
Views: 14540

Re: Anova's countertop combi steam oven is out

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote: January 22nd, 2022, 9:48 am Sous vide cheesecakes cooked in APO (176°F/SVM/100%/Full x 90m, starting with a cold oven). Not having to fool with a water bath and all that "finger-tip tight" nonsense (which is wrong) is great too.
No recipe?
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 22nd, 2022, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BD13 - picking up steam
Replies: 128
Views: 8343

Re: BD13 - picking up steam

Are the Flannery steaks shipped frozen? If not, are people freezing some cuts upon receipt? I freeze mine and have had some a year later and still great. The dry aging reduces the moisture so they are less impacted by freezing. Exactly. I’ve had them frozen more than five years with no noticeable c...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 21st, 2022, 12:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Classic Manhattan
Replies: 31
Views: 1074

Re: Classic Manhattan

MC - they are the same; the bonded is non-chill filtered. you'll see it called out on the back label. to me, it's not appropriate for a manhattan since it's the main spirit and it's not very flavorful - it's quite plain. i like it for shaken drinks however as it provides correct flavor and sufficie...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 20th, 2022, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Frog's Leap Zinfandel (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: TN: 2019 Frog's Leap Zinfandel (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Nalle and Limerick Lane have long been on the list, just never got around to it. Carlisle I for some reason associate with a bigger style, not sure why. I'll have to give those a try. Is anyone of them participating in BD13? A few people responded apparently believing you’ve tasted/drank Carlisle, ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 20th, 2022, 4:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Attention Bourbon Drinkers
Replies: 24
Views: 968

Re: Attention Bourbon Drinkers

M.Kaplan wrote: January 19th, 2022, 10:33 am Every man must pick a hill on which to die; I've chosen bourbon. It is unfit for human consumption and, like other corn products, is best used for two things: pig feed and cask seasoning for whisky. Thus endeth the lesson.
I’m with you on your new religion, but if tithing is involved forget it.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 20th, 2022, 4:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: I have a bottle of creme de cassis...what to make with it?
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: I have a bottle of creme de cassis...what to make with it?

Haven't had this since college! All I remember is that it make a really ugly color of cocktail. As to vanilla ice cream, if you've never tried it, put a few drops of good quality balsamic vinegar on it. One of those "who ever thought of that?" ideas that is actually really good. Like oliv...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 20th, 2022, 4:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Classic Manhattan
Replies: 31
Views: 1074

Re: Classic Manhattan

Manhattans- my new favorite thing. And this from a Burgundy nerd... [wink.gif] -2 parts Rye whiskey, higher alcohol; cask strength or bottled in bond. -3/4 part Spanish vermouth- I favor Gonzalo Byass La Copa Rojo -2 dashes Angostura bitters -2 cherries- your choice On ice, till the bite of the whi...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 20th, 2022, 2:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eleven Mad goes Vegan
Replies: 147
Views: 8891

Re: Eleven Mad goes Vegan

It has become abundantly clear from all the experiments that most (nearly all or maybe even all) restaurants can't make it work on their own. -Al ... so far. i don't think the idea has been given a proper chance yet. imo, it's inevitable. but it also means that eating out will be more expensive. Mo...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 20th, 2022, 10:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eleven Mad goes Vegan
Replies: 147
Views: 8891

Re: Eleven Mad goes Vegan

Here’s where I was/am coming from: I believe servers (some more than others) are quite adept at reading their customers; I suspect this skill includes developing a sense of which customers tip well and which don’t. I would expect a server who is reading a table as one that will likely not tip well ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 19th, 2022, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?
Replies: 35
Views: 1393

Re: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?

Al Osterheld wrote: January 19th, 2022, 5:08 pm
Scott Brunson wrote: January 19th, 2022, 4:49 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 19th, 2022, 4:21 pm What’s a dishwasher?
HRH’s pet name for me.
My first college job. Useful experience.

-Al
HS here at a retirement community. Lots of HS girls as waitresses. Running the dishwasher was way better than pots and pans.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 19th, 2022, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?
Replies: 35
Views: 1393

Re: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?

So are we just gonna skip the fact that some of you people put your stems in the dishwasher? [stirthepothal.gif] newhere I break fewer stems now that I clean them in the dishwasher. It runs counter to our fussy impulses as wine geeks, but the dishwasher is usually the best way to wash stemware. Bet...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 19th, 2022, 4:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wok hei on the way
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Wok hei on the way

I tend to lose hand hair those nights (hair hai?), just by shaking the wok back & forth over the flame. I already joked with my wife about losing my eyebrows to this! That's one of the reasons we usually use a Cantonese wok, like in the picture, except when the dish demands a northern wok or wh...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 17th, 2022, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Extremely Broad Generalizations Based on Over-Extrapolations from Limited Experience Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 2826

Re: Extremely Broad Generalizations Based on Over-Extrapolations from Limited Experience Thread

I recently purchased a bottle of Red Burgundy from Wegmans, and it was virtually indistinguishable from inexpensive Sonoma PN. I’ve thusly concluded that all the Burgundy nuts on WB have been hoodwinked by a loose conglomerate of dumb French farmers into believing they’re trafficking in a highly co...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 17th, 2022, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand cru vs monopole cru
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: Grand cru vs monopole cru

Andrew K. wrote: January 16th, 2022, 12:06 pm Exclusive offers that come up every few weeks and Berserker Day special offers. And a special forum where Todd live streams his daily hot yoga sessions.
It isn’t the $75 extra that concerns me, but all the additional can’t turn it down offers.
Sale today only $67.97.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 16th, 2022, 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 46
Views: 7111

Re: New Orleans Hotels

Roosevelt Counselor, unless you’re dipping into NOLA pros. They work that Ritz bar with the band. I always feel so popular there. Went to the Sazerac for some after dinner whisky. That is a swank bar with beautiful people. I see Big Doc holding court there. Whisky list was ok. We then hit a more lo...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 15th, 2022, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #rieslingstudy and Cosmic Tex-mex Cuisine
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: #rieslingstudy and Cosmic Tex-mex Cuisine

Thank you and glad you liked it, Robert! Just to be clear, my Curtis Vineyard Riesling is barel fermented, but in completely neutral oak. We're talking 8th fill old oak barrels here, so they should not impart any, or extremely minimal oak influence. However, it does go through ML and as you know, b...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 15th, 2022, 4:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eleven Mad goes Vegan
Replies: 147
Views: 8891

Re: Eleven Mad goes Vegan

EMP announced that they are moving to a gratuity-not-included model starting next month. Gratuity included models (pioneered by Danny Meyer / USHG) were an admirable goal but unfortunately did not work out. However, based on what's currently listed on Tock for the dates they cite, pricing ($335/hea...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 15th, 2022, 4:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 234
Views: 17868

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

How are the caffeine levels, Jay? Of you send me your address, I will send you a bullet . . . of tea. Woah, my big city lawyer friend. Just a country banker asking because his wife bought his some tea for Christmas because he’s been enjoying it as a nightcap substitute for bourbon or scotch. Unfort...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 15th, 2022, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 669
Views: 42593

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Julian, Even at the cellar/cave they have in Chinon, they'll only sell you three bottles - and they definitely don't pour it for tasting! It seems like it's the only wine that doesn't have any information on their website either. I opened my first 2015 this past summer to get a feel for it, and I w...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 13th, 2022, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any great whites from Alto Adige?
Replies: 59
Views: 1930

Re: Any great whites from Alto Adige?

Gee, I was thinking of mentioning Cantina Terlano, one of the very greatest white wine producers in the world. A few other board members got there first newhere . The basic Pinot Bianco is excellent. Vorbourg Pinot Bianco has become a staple. Is Alto Adige the only place in the world where Pinot Bi...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 13th, 2022, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews
Replies: 252
Views: 16747

Re: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews

This thread is such a beautiful trainwreck Yup. My favorite part is how people get to baselessly make egregious claims and conspiracy theories about wine critics, and then not have to answer when they are questioned. What's yours? My favorite part is how probably >50% of the posts have nothing to d...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 13th, 2022, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Sandlands have a Spring release
Replies: 16
Views: 807

Re: Does Sandlands have a Spring release

Brian Tuite wrote: January 13th, 2022, 10:34 am How timely. I popped a ‘19 Red Table Wine last night. Was great!
I had one over the weekend, I think these needed a year. This bottle was great, way better than the previous two.
I favor giving Sandlands a few years as a general rule, but I know allocations are limited.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 13th, 2022, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews
Replies: 252
Views: 16747

Re: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews

Still waiting to hear how I was crass . . . I disagreed with him about Pegau being bretty - is that crass? Hardly a day went by on the Parker Board without Larry Schaffer finding an excuse to insert himself into a thread and tout his wines by issuing a warm and welcoming invitation to visit his tas...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 13th, 2022, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 234
Views: 17868

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

JDavisRoby wrote: January 12th, 2022, 8:52 pm How are the caffeine levels, Jay?
So that’s why Jay is so excitable.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 12th, 2022, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews
Replies: 252
Views: 16747

Re: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews

R. Gaston wrote: January 12th, 2022, 6:26 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 12th, 2022, 6:20 pm Hearsay is always so compelling.
Pictures are also soooo compelling…

But you know everything so all good…
Holding back evidence from the court of public opinion?
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 12th, 2022, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.
Replies: 342
Views: 19862

Re: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.

So I guess this begs the question - if you don't detect it, is it 'still there'? Is this a situation like TCA where if you don't detect it, to you, the wine is still fine but is technically 'flawed'? I know I'm starting to go down some rabbit holes here, but I think the general consumer needs to co...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 12th, 2022, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 281
Views: 10554

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

Plus, I just learned today that I got selected via the lottery for the Berlin Marathon. I debated entering the lottery, but friends said, "Do it. Your chance of getting randomly picked is slim, and if you do, it's your vacation." I got picked on my first try. So... now I need to run three...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 11th, 2022, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 281
Views: 10554

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

Paul Miller wrote: January 9th, 2022, 8:11 am I started on Monday. Also joined a health club for the first time in 30 years. Down 6 pounds. I feel better when I get up in the morning.
We all do.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 11th, 2022, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!
Replies: 93
Views: 4530

Re: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!

This thread prompted me to add up mine for 2021, and I am shocked, truly shocked at my outlay. I somehow deluded myself that 2021 expenditures hadn’t been that bad. I’m on a buying freeze for the month at present and I just extended it at least until April! Berserker Day and your usual 3 mailing li...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 11th, 2022, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!
Replies: 93
Views: 4530

Re: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!

Jeff_M. wrote: January 11th, 2022, 3:03 pm 21' spending was down $6K from 20' spending. I still bought too much last year.
Not a good non-answer answer, makes people wonder.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 11th, 2022, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!
Replies: 93
Views: 4530

Re: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!

Interested to hear what our $50k+ club is spending per bottle on average… care to entertain it? Probably $200-250 for me. Cellar is up to 3,100 bottles. Really need to thin that out a bit. Anyone wanna come to Atlanta to drink some wine? Hey Nick, we are here for you man... champagne.gif Am in the ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 11th, 2022, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what 2019 Northern Rhone Syrah's are you buying?
Replies: 24
Views: 1344

Re: So what 2019 Northern Rhone Syrah's are you buying?

ybarselah wrote: January 11th, 2022, 6:12 pm
Ramon C wrote: January 11th, 2022, 10:56 am Bought 2019 Gonon Saint-Joseph. No idea why, other than it hit my comfort price point.
have had it twice so far - it's absolutely amazing. had high expectations and was blown away.
Decanting advice?
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 11th, 2022, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3717
Views: 264487

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Boom! Nice work buddy - LOVE that wine!! Totally agree - pretty damn impressive for a first at bat ! Sadly only 1 left so my hope is to hold it for a long time to see where it goes. MTP may his first wine at the age of 5 or so. I doubt 2007 was his first at bat. You know what I mean man. Yeah, the ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 11th, 2022, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3717
Views: 264487

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2007 Bedrock Heirloom Very nice last night, but the second half was spectacular tonight. I’m underestimating the aging curve on these. 40% new oak. I have no idea where that is at this point. Here on night two, this is still all about big, boisterous, brambly fruit. A great match with lasagne tonig...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 11th, 2022, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DurandCorkscrew: What Am I Doing Wrong??
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: Yup...

I'm genuinely impressed you were able to get it to work that way even one time. Ok, this is a little awkward! I’ve been using Tom’s described method successfully since I received my Durand a year+ ago; 6-8 bottles uncorked! I thought it was a little finicky and required a bit more precision than a ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 10th, 2022, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews
Replies: 252
Views: 16747

Re: Galloni and 19 Napa Reviews

We have board members that I respect who believe winemakers are part of terroir. I don’t agree, but if winemakers are part of terroir, then surely smoke effects are, also. I just hope everybody is upfront with it. Honestly this is the first time I have ever heard for smoke taint to be acceptable, h...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 10th, 2022, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A burglary berserkers will cringe at
Replies: 50
Views: 3801

Re: A burglary berserkers will cringe at

On a lighter note, my one experience with wine-related theft at my house was pretty amusing. I had ordered 4 or 5 cases of empty bottles for my home winemaking a number of years ago, and somebody stole them off my front porch. While it was mildly annoying to have lost them and have to buy them agai...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 7th, 2022, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 208
Views: 20554

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

after reading through this thread (which was very helpful!) i finally went ahead and placed an initial order of 30 weinboxen (via amazon) and deployed them today. fwiw, it took me maybe an hour to unpack and assemble 30 weinboxen. mostly i am positive, but i was surprised at how many of my morgons ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 7th, 2022, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.
Replies: 342
Views: 19862

Re: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.

I appreciate how Jeb Dunnuck called a spade, a spade. Being politically correct is not what I pay my subscription for. I really thought he would be more open about the vintage. You removed the context from what he said in your OP. That's anything but calling a spade a spade. What matters is which w...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 7th, 2022, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4248

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

Interesting, Tom. Of course I should know better--if I've learned one thing about wine it's that there are no hard and fast rules, you can for example always be surprised and find a bottle of a wine you thought you didn't like or didn't think would fit that is in fact really good. That's one of the...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 7th, 2022, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4248

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

To get back to the original question, are "Off Wine Days" a real thing? Well they are for me. There are days when I just know I won't enjoy any wine very much, everything will be "meh" at best, and sure enough whatever I open doesn't enchant. Why that is, or when it will happen ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 7th, 2022, 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 95
Views: 8761

Re: Charleston, SC recs

I'll be in Charleston in early May to take my mom on a little mother-son trip for her 70th. She likes champagne and seafood and grew up in New Orleans and Galveston. I've read every post on this thread. Was thinking Husk one night, then Leon's and 167 Raw for lunch the next two days. Need two more ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 7th, 2022, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: I Still Hate Champagne
Replies: 59
Views: 2579

Re: TN: I Still Hate Champagne

I am with you Alex! I thought I was one of the very few people who disliked Champagne. For me the gas completely distracts from the taste of the wine and I don’t get anything beyond the fizz. I have had older Champagnes which lost their gas and liked them. But why would one go looking for flat cham...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 7th, 2022, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.
Replies: 342
Views: 19862

Re: Smoke Taint 2020 Northern California.

I think that it’s important to remember that smoke taint does have some commonality with barrel toasting(also burning wood) and that when using carbon to fine for smoke taint, whether via RO or just fining the wine, it will also strip some of the compounds we normally associate positively with barr...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 7th, 2022, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: I Still Hate Champagne
Replies: 59
Views: 2579

Re: TN: I Still Hate Champagne

You mean to say you get no kick from Champagne? That mere type of alcohol doesn't thrill you at all? That's OK, we get a kick out of you! champagne.gif Thanks for the cool tasting notes, those two wines are new to me. Anton I can’t tell what parts of your post are serious and what parts are in jest...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 7th, 2022, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: I Still Hate Champagne
Replies: 59
Views: 2579

Re: TN: I Still Hate Champagne

Great, guy who despises Champagne develops a taste for Bouchard.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 5th, 2022, 7:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Vermouth
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Vermouth

Siun o'Connell wrote: January 5th, 2022, 6:16 pm No Antica?

I'm eager for SunBreak!
Lots of Antica, this is something new here (apparently the original vermouth?). If it’s good the PLCB won’t restock it. $12.99 per 375 ml.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 5th, 2022, 4:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Vermouth
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Vermouth

Half bottles of Carpano just showed up at PLCB: traditional (Rosso), dry and blanco.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 4th, 2022, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Electric Corkscrews??
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: And....

TomHill wrote: January 4th, 2022, 3:42 pm And down the road, like all Teflon-coated corkscrews, eventually the teflon is
going to wear off. And with the ChefMan, there is no obvious/easy way to replace the screw.
But, at only $18, the solution is just to buy a new one.
Tom
What could be more American?

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