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by Michae1 P0wers
October 14th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 492
Views: 49980

Re: Official WTSO thread

Just went deep on the Fallet-Dart Grande Sélection at $27 while sipping on some Kirkland Signature Champagne ($22, also very nice)... I'm eyeing that one as well. CT notes look quite positive. I've had better luck with WTSO Champagne than LB and other flash sites. They tend to find good Champagnes ...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 11th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6238

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

I'm not sure why the notion of PC sets me off.Maybe it is because I don't really understand it or why people get so wound up about it. Is it just something for people to rant about?? Kinda like geezers going off on helicopter parents?? Are people upset they can't tell Polish/Belgian/Italian jokes a...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 11th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1977
Views: 167258

Re: Steak Porn

Anyone have experience with Mishima Reserve American Wagyu? I have a 20 oz. Ribeye, and curious about cooking temp. I like my steak quite rare but have no experience with cooking Wagyu. Thinking I'll reverse sear.
by Michae1 P0wers
October 10th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3413
Views: 185430

Re: The Bourbon Thread

ERPark wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Enjoying these tonight.......



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Gene, how are you finding these old bottles show?
by Michae1 P0wers
October 10th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19284

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I didn't even think about cheese. Might be a good idea to stock up on Parmigiano Reggiano if prices haven't already jumped in anticipation. Costco sells 2-lb. cryo wrapped packages and I plan to grab a couple of those, which should keep for a very long time. Will likely grab some Pecorino as well. ...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 10th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19284

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Look at the numbers please, please. I hate to be the bearer of unsettling news. If you make 265.0 and you use 500.00 you’re already running a deficit of -235.0 how on earth can you export 185.8 When you are already at -235,000,000 liters??? I submit a SOIVRE for my EVOO when I ship. I harvest, mill...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 10th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19284

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Where can I get some high quality brie? I dont know anything about cheese. Murray's NY is always a decent place to start, if you don't have a local cheese monger you trust. Honestly there's so much good domestic cheese that the cheese part of this equation doesn't hurt too much, at least for soft-r...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 7th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19284

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

For those who are saying that Champagne, Italian wine, and Portuguese wines are not included in the tariffs, I have to wonder if that really matters. Do you expect that importers and retailers will look to offset price increases in French, German, and Spanish wines by also increasing the prices of ...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 7th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19284

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

For those who are saying that Champagne, Italian wine, and Portuguese wines are not included in the tariffs, I have to wonder if that really matters. Do you expect that importers and retailers will look to offset price increases in French, German, and Spanish wines by also increasing the prices of ...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 7th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19284

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

For those who are saying that Champagne, Italian wine, and Portuguese wines are not included in the tariffs, I have to wonder if that really matters. Do you expect that importers and retailers will look to offset price increases in French, German, and Spanish wines by also increasing the prices of s...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 3rd, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19284

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Simple: thanks to everybody who voted for Trump .... This goes back 15 years over a complaint to WTO over EU subsidies to Airbus. That is merely the circumstance which allows this decision, not the actual cause of it. Just because we are now allowed to do this doesn’t mean we have to do so. Very mu...
by Michae1 P0wers
October 2nd, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five from Last Bottle
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Five from Last Bottle

Dan, I also bought and enjoyed that Muscadet. It’s not Pepiere, but at $12 all in, I’m happy with it and should have grabbed more than the five I bought.
by Michae1 P0wers
September 27th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 158
Views: 7639

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

How did I do? chablis.jpg Any update Adam? Curious if you got around to trying the Chablis or any of the others not yet mentioned for that matter. I've enjoyed two bottles of LeFlaive's 2017 Setilles recently and it's an incredibly good wine for the price. Has me thinking about the incredible amoun...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 26th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 158
Views: 7639

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

How did I do? chablis.jpg Any update Adam? Curious if you got around to trying the Chablis or any of the others not yet mentioned for that matter. I've enjoyed two bottles of LeFlaive's 2017 Setilles recently and it's an incredibly good wine for the price. Has me thinking about the incredible amoun...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 26th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6238

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

I think it's one thing to refuse to patronize companies owned by deplorable people, but quite another to write off an entire grape because it was associated with a Nazi decades ago. We probably shouldn't give him a statute either though, and I'd be fine with a rename if they could suggest something ...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 19th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 25
Views: 769

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

I started cooking with my mother very young I would guess around 5 or 6. She was an amazing cook. The opposite of Suzanne, my mother was one of the world's worst cooks. My brothers and learned to cook at a young age in self defense. ^same. But in her defense, my father would eat almost nothing, ver...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 18th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Anyone tried Delamain l'Aigle XO Cognac?
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Anyone tried Delamain l'Aigle XO Cognac?

Hi all, as the weather looks to cool soon, I find myself considering brandy a bit more. A local retailer has a good price on Delamain l'Aigle XO Cognac. I've enjoyed Delamain in the past, and am curious about this bottling. I typically buy smaller house offerings from K&L, but might pick something u...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 13th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 82
Views: 3289

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

So, your posts on this topic are commercial? About how you are doing drier than anyone else? That was anecdotal only, I've posted before in other Riesling threads on how I find it very hard to find truly dry ones. Like here: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=161241&start=50 A...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 12th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 888

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

Thomas Keller's summer vegetable gratin is excellent. Can also be made ahead and reheated.
by Michae1 P0wers
September 11th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 1632

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

I wonder to what extent the avocado shortage that was widely reported earlier this summer (and resulting high prices) have caused this phenomenon. Avocados were $1.50 - $2 each almost everywhere early this summer. Now I'm seeing $.60 per. Seems some aspect of production or picking may have been rush...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 11th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 96
Views: 6230

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Millennials are already shifting their focus. Can't see them buying wines with bloated prices even if they could afford them. I see many anecdotes of millennials who do not drink, who do not date, who are vegan, who do intermittent fasting etc. Well that’s a recipe for extinction... [snort.gif] It'...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 10th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 96
Views: 6230

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

It's a free country. We can all have our own opinions. I'll own mine. Search Nathan’s posts for some... interesting... reading. Or don’t. Common theme of his: decry sweetness in, i.e. Chablis, then recommend Prosecco and Alsatian Riesling as alternatives. [scratch.gif]. You can only cry wolf so man...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 4th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 492
Views: 49980

Re: Official WTSO thread

Nick F. wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 8:14 pm
Anyone ever had anything from fleury estate?
I thought about that one too. Rutherford cab for that price, and appealing CT scores for other vintages was tempting. But I didn’t bite...
by Michae1 P0wers
September 1st, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 158
Views: 7639

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

I also think there's a board skew here in general. I hear speak of $35+ Chards etc as a norm etc. I don't know about your wives, but me coming home with an "everyday" Chard from the supermarket for $35, just isn't gonna go over that well. For her that's a high end wine that needs to be saved and no...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 31st, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 158
Views: 7639

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

If the problem is trying chardonnay that doesn't suck, it can be solved fairly cheaply. All of the suggestions in this thread... I've skimmed through the entire thread, and am familiar with enough of the suggestions to remain firmly convinced that sub-$35 Chardonnay is largely a wasteland these day...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 31st, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 158
Views: 7639

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Any problem can be solved by throwing enough money at it. The vexing question is whether it can be solved on a budget. If the problem is trying chardonnay that doesn't suck, it can be solved fairly cheaply. All of the suggestions in this thread have been around the price point he mentioned. It appe...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 31st, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 158
Views: 7639

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

But all the everyday Chards I buy Can you provide us some examples? Define "everyday chards". From my experience on this board, an "every day" wine can mean many, many things. Stags' Leap was a good example. Found at Costco, bought a bunch of them as the price was attractive and the producer is res...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 28th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174738

Re: Official Costco Thread

Jim Stewart wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 11:35 am
Bought at Avon, MA Costco:
2008 Dom Perignon @ $145
2013 Marchesi di Barolo @$43
Wild Caught Pacific Halibut @ $18/lb
. . .
That's a good price on the Halibut. Hope to see that at my store, but it seems fish pricing varies as significantly as wine selection by store.
by Michae1 P0wers
August 28th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Constellation mute and clueless about losing 19K gallons of Mendo wine. The grower is selling her vineyard because she “
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: Constellation mute and clueless about losing 19K gallons of Mendo wine. The grower is selling her vineyard because s

Ah, here's the problem: "She has not yet retained a lawyer" Certainly they should be able to reject on the basis of smoke taint, and likely the contracts should say on what grounds they can and cannot refuse the wine. However, it seems to me that if they truly lost it they should be liable. Even so...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 28th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Constellation mute and clueless about losing 19K gallons of Mendo wine. The grower is selling her vineyard because she “
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: Constellation mute and clueless about losing 19K gallons of Mendo wine. The grower is selling her vineyard because s

Ah, here's the problem: "She has not yet retained a lawyer" Certainly they should be able to reject on the basis of smoke taint, and likely the contracts should say on what grounds they can and cannot refuse the wine. However, it seems to me that if they truly lost it they should be liable. Even so,...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 28th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 36
Views: 2203

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

Just grabbed some 1e La Foret 2015 to try. So far, I've had mostly Chablis made by William Fevre and Droin (yum). It's been mentioned above, but 2015s won't be the best representation of the site or the producer. It was such a hot vintage that the wines lack typical Chablis cut and precision and ca...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 27th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 36
Views: 2203

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

for under the wire always superb great value Chablis, look to the amazing La Chablisienne coop also. Agreed. WTSO used to offer these regularly at ridiculously good prices, 1ers under $20, but haven't seen them for some time, so they may have changed their distribution. I bought a ton of the '14s a...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 27th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 36
Views: 2203

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

PSA, Vins Rare has some good pricing on 2016 Louis Michel 1ers right now. Forets for $24, Montmains $24, MdT for $30. I'd rather have 2017 than 2016, but decent 1er crus for under $25 is attractive pricing.
by Michae1 P0wers
August 26th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo

I've always wanted to like the Cubillo bottling but it never seems to deliver enough to warrant future purchases. Maybe in some vintages it over performs but the pedigree doesn't seem to follow for me on this bottling. I have thought that sometimes in the past, but the 2009 has been very good. Well...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 26th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 211
Views: 11868

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

Closer to topic, I had a really good piece of Moses Sleeper from Jasper Hill recently. This was decidedly more complex and meatier than I've found it in the past. Quite good.
by Michae1 P0wers
August 23rd, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2904

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

I have a farmer I buy from who breed Black Ameraucana chickens. The coolest eggs FECDB402-B679-4FDE-AB69-E954C591FCE0.jpeg Those are lovely David. My aunt has a farm and I get eggs from her. She used to have a variety of hens and many of the eggs were blue and green, but she has since switched and ...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 21st, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3413
Views: 185430

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Drinking a barrel select Four Roses from Warehouse Liquors (Chicago). I think Four Roses single barrels may be the best deal going in bourbon right now. For my palate, which runs a little hot these days, only Bookers comes close. I'm a big fan as well. In truth though I'm usually happy with the nor...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 21st, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 1348

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

Ugh... which one wards off scurvy? Because that's the one I choose.
by Michae1 P0wers
August 17th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 52
Views: 3160

Re: Wines of Etna

Who do you think make the best QPR Etna Rossos? The Baudry or Prum of Etna if you like. TIA. Slight drift here. I know the topic is Etna, but for pure value Cerasuolo and Frappato should be on your radar. I like Gulfi, COS, and Occhipinti a lot. The Frappatos are brighter, the Nero d’ Avolas are ch...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 15th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5255

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

I'll toss out another name that doesn't make my top five, but I prefer to many of the wineries listed so far. Westry does a great job every year, is less expensive than most comparable wine, and usually makes a better Abby Ridge than Cameron. I also buy their Justice and Oracle regularly. I really ...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 14th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 104
Views: 7970

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Unlike Bordeaux, Napa and Rhône, a bit more ripeness in Chinon and Beaujolais can be nice. While you had to be selective in 2015, as in 2009, there were some major winners. The 2017 vintage, for my palate, has been a hit on every wine that I have tried. Thanks, William, looking forward to trying so...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 13th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5255

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Cameron
Evesham
Patricia Green
Arterberry
Eyrie

Many others but these are the ones that first come mind for me. Still need to try some of these, while there are others I’ve liked but am buying less of these days
by Michae1 P0wers
August 13th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?
Replies: 22
Views: 2379

Re: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?

I've read a couple of his books and I'm pretty sure he admitted he really wasn't "much of a wine guy". I wouldn't put too much value on his choices. He definitely said that in Kitchen Confidential, but I suspect that a couple of decades of touring the world's restaurants as he did might have expose...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 9th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

Re: Vanishing Corned Beef Rounds

I’ll fourth the Ruhlman recipe. Really easy to make and vastly superior flavor and texture. We’ve done side-by-side comparisons on St. Patrick’s Day and people unanimously massively preferred the homemade
by Michae1 P0wers
August 2nd, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 2115

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

I'm a big fan. When it's really hot I just don't have nearly as much interest in red or even many whites. My wine consumption is probably 80% rose in the summer. My core lineup remains the same, though I've made a couple of new discoveries as well. So I have to appreciate the growth in the category ...
by Michae1 P0wers
August 2nd, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes
Replies: 27
Views: 2124

Re: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

I like these wines and have had good luck with some of the board favorite producers listed above. I've also liked Faury's syrah, which I think is also within this appellation. The only thing I'll say is that I've also had some duds for my palate, leaning towards very unripe, which for me can show wa...
by Michae1 P0wers
July 31st, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4592

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

I always wondered what happened to Rick Gregory. He never seemed particularly offensive either. Agree, and his absence is a loss for the wine forum. Can we put to rest the notion that Klapp was “just a misunderstood character” who was otherwise entertaining and had a lot of knowledge to offer? Whet...
by Michae1 P0wers
July 27th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Complex wines and simple ingredients are kind of boring!
Replies: 33
Views: 1370

Re: Complex wines and simple ingredients are kind of boring!

It’s always food first then a wine to match for me. I also think PN is great with salmon though so I guess what do I know. CR sockeye and Cameron DH Pinot was excellent two nights ago and a big hit. But that is a richer salmon. Also like white burg for salmon.
by Michae1 P0wers
July 25th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2360

Re: 2018 Rose

Have been consuming a lot of Borell-Diehl rose of St. Laurent this year. Similar to the Schloss Gobelsburg Cistercien, if simpler and not quite as energetic. Silly cheap, comes in liter bottles, and can be found for under $10. Screwcap too which I much prefer for rose.
by Michae1 P0wers
July 12th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype
Replies: 18
Views: 1323

Re: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype

Never was a joke. Best use for Pinot Noir. This is funny though: “The tannins in the wine balance out the too-sweet Coca-Cola. It just makes a refreshing and incredibly accessible cocktail.” Spoken like a true somm! And you gotta trust anyone who can't even spell the name of the grape: 6 oz. red wi...

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