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by Robert M yers
March 28th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Frozen meat: yea or nay?
Replies: 39
Views: 945

Re: Frozen meat: yea or nay?

I was searching for room in my freezer tonight and came across a factory vacuum sealed log of andouille sausage from Cochon meats. Totally forgot about it obviously as it’s been in there for possibly 3 years. The fda says frozen meat is edible indefinitely, is that true? It’s thawing now, but is tha...
by Robert M yers
March 28th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais for drinking at release?
Replies: 27
Views: 661

Re: Beaujolais for drinking at release?

William, do you find them unapproachable early though. I’m often excited at the fact that there is potential in many, but I still don’t find them without merit when consumed young. Maybe that’s an unsung beauty of Beaujolais, one of the widest drinking windows of any region?
by Robert M yers
March 28th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais for drinking at release?
Replies: 27
Views: 661

Re: Beaujolais for drinking at release?

I drink a lot of Beaujolais and I’ve only ever had one bottle that I can think of where I thought it was backwards. (Clos de Metz). The single vineyards or luxury cuvées are often more dense and darker fruited, but to me they have not been unapproachable. I wonder if because they aren’t cherry fruit...
by Robert M yers
March 27th, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 43
Views: 2885

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

Who has the largest cellar of Juge, I’m going to get on the phone tomorrow. [rofl.gif]
by Robert M yers
March 26th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 165
Views: 20201

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

I loved the Grenache, but it is not in the SQN style. It to me was a combo of new world/cdp blend, lighter on the body but intense flavor that was in perfect balance. I probably won't open the Syrah for a year or two given Jeb's note, but my guess is it will also not align to a copy-cat SQN profile...
by Robert M yers
March 26th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR 2016 Di Costanzo Farella
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: TNR 2016 Di Costanzo Farella

Thanks Erin,

All the reviews (including yours) kind of point to a similar streak in the wine that sounds so alluring to me. I really would like to give it a go and would prefer to support you direct if you still have some available. I’ll send you a pm.
by Robert M yers
March 26th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 165
Views: 20201

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

The price is aggressive for a first release, so I think it’s fair to assume that they were banking on the family name lending some baseline of quality. I don’t know If we know how much Manfred was involved, if at all, but would anybody pay the price if we flat out knew he wasn’t? Probably not. Even ...
by Robert M yers
March 25th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?

Thanks all for the Great guidance. I just learned today we didn’t win the lottery, might be a good thing for many reasons this year. Hopefully will try again next year. I’ve suggested some of the VA climbs but brother seems infatuated with the # height. I’m going to work on that psychology. The ones...
by Robert M yers
March 25th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 165
Views: 20201

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

I’m interested to read people’s notes. I had a crew of friends do a local tasting and....well...it wasn’t great.... oh really? good, but not up to the hype or just bad...? About 10 of my friends went to the tasting at the Ojai Valley Inn a while back. They are huge fans of Saxum and SQN and own a t...
by Robert M yers
March 25th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24739

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Just bought 2015 Lanesson for $15 per. You have to make the commitment and buy the shipping pass, once you use it twice it’s all gravy. There are great deals To be had, but I don’t think anybody here is buying from wine . Com without these coupons. I didn’t even know they existed before this, which ...
by Robert M yers
March 25th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR 2016 Di Costanzo Farella
Replies: 7
Views: 720

TNR 2016 Di Costanzo Farella

So, I’ve been wanting to try this wine since I read the WS review a few months ago. The review compares it to Fernet Branca which I love, but I’m not sure I’ve ever had a wine make me think of it. Has anyone that’s had the wine even considered such a descriptor and is it really as unique as spectato...
by Robert M yers
March 24th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2233

Re: Truffles 2019

$19 per ounce now and free shipping but minimum 1/2 pound. I’m tempted but that’s a lot of truffles while in isolation!
by Robert M yers
March 23rd, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Olive Oil -- It's Here, It's Here!
Replies: 131
Views: 12997

Re: Olive Oil -- It's Here, It's Here!

It’s time again for The Rare Wine Co. offer. Any thoughts as to if the Franci Villa Magra and the Il Carnasciale are worth the up charges?

Edit to say I ordered the Franci, the limit went from 2 to 1 very quick.
by Robert M yers
March 22nd, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?
Replies: 25
Views: 1768

Re: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?

All the people who can afford it now will be able to afford it then. Ain’t no rich people heading toward Cru Bourgeois. Unemployment could be 20-30% and it won’t affect Lafite or Louis Vitton. Agreed, and Lafite has so much money they might not release any wine until the recovery. They aren’t exact...
by Robert M yers
March 22nd, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Checking In On TimSpear/Clos Mimi???
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Checking In On TimSpear/Clos Mimi???

Had a Bunny Slope years ago that had turned. I found this link when searching for the name of the bottling. Seems like they lost their license for some infraction http://wineindustryinsight.com/?p=14337 I do remember when they were well thought of 15-20 years ago.
by Robert M yers
March 22nd, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 58
Views: 1570

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

William Segui wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 11:17 am
This has been a winner at my house - easy, delicious and freezes easily.

https://www.wellplated.com/crock-pot-mexican-casserole/
Ive got this going in the crock pot right now, my first ever one pot dish!
by Robert M yers
March 22nd, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with this burgundy list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Help with this burgundy list...

Any 15 Jadot pleasers in here? 2015 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares $280 2015 Louis Jadot Chambertin $300 2015 Louis Jadot Chambertin Clos De Beze $300 2015 Louis Jadot Chambolle Musigny $52 2015 Louis Jadot Chambolle Musigny Les Baudes $84 2015 Louis Jadot Chambolle Musigny Les Feusselottes $77 2015 Louis...
by Robert M yers
March 22nd, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with this burgundy list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Help with this burgundy list...

If you are trying to just take advantage of deals, I’d wait 9 months. It’s gonna be a bloodbath out there. Think about the effect that every fine dining restaurant in the world shutting down will have on the price of wine. A I have a bunch of $ on credit. I don’t want to wait with uncertainties tod...
by Robert M yers
March 22nd, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with this burgundy list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: Help with this burgundy list...

To be a contrarian, where are all these producers going to sell their wine if the bottom drops out of the global economy in 6 months? Not to mention retailers. I for one, am waiting. The old saw of "you can't catch a falling knife" in the stock market does not apply when this is a guillotine. Valid...
by Robert M yers
March 21st, 2020, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with this burgundy list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Help with this burgundy list...

What will I be sorry I didn’t buy from this list 10-25 years down the road, if anything. Many more to come I just cherry picked some that looked like decent deals. Let me know what you burgheads think. 2017 Bachelet Cote Nuits $55 2017 Denis Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles $110 2017 G-C VV ...
by Robert M yers
March 21st, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 25
Views: 1028

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

I’ve been looking for Fermin Iberico de Bellotta pork for awhile now since our local grocer stopped carrying it. I finally found a source and put in an order. Seriously takes pork to the next level, the fat is just insane. Best bacon I’ve ever had as well, but the other cuts are really the highlight...
by Robert M yers
March 20th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 134
Views: 10149

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Thanks for the thought Fred, alas I don’t have Facebook. If anyone sees anything please yell out. I did look today on Cajun Grocer and saw that they now have Crawfish Monica! I had to order that plus extras of course. I always have at least 2 bowls at Jazzfest and while it turns out Ok at home, it’s...
by Robert M yers
March 16th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 134
Views: 10149

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

I’d order frozen gumbo right now from my favorite haunts in New Orleans. Cochon used to sell mail order but I haven’t looked lately after they stopped years ago.

I order stuff from Cajun Grocer now and then but find it to be hit or miss.

Does anybody else have a link to to good stuff down there..
by Robert M yers
March 15th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advicer ?

We were planning on doing it in a day, but that seems like a Very long day. I didn’t know camps were available, so I’ll look into that as it seems like it might make it more enjoyable overall not to push so hard. As far as experience, I’ve hiked backcountry all over The west in my mid to late 20’s. ...
by Robert M yers
March 14th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?

My brother, 10 years younger than my 47 wants to climb a mountain. Ive climbed lots of mountain trails and backpacked extensively all over the west in the late 90’s when I lived in Montana. Brother throws out some crazy mountains we should climb. I suggest we do Whitney to simmer but keep the flames...
by Robert M yers
March 13th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2233

Re: Truffles 2019

Sabatino again has 40% off Winter40 code. Might as well enjoy staying in this weekend.
by Robert M yers
March 9th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7315

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Yes, I think there are many ways that things could evolve and there will be more clarity in a couple of months. My only scheduled vacation is a rare family reunion in Montana in mid-summer. -Al My wife and I were just talking this morning about moving back and settling to Polebridge. We lived in Wh...
by Robert M yers
March 7th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once and Future Save the Date
Replies: 39
Views: 2332

Re: Once and Future Save the Date

Michael Martin wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Robert M yers wrote:
March 7th, 2020, 7:56 pm
What’s the price point range on these? Assuming Carlisle and Bedrock esque?
Not really. Joel has his own style.
Pricing style? neener
by Robert M yers
March 7th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once and Future Save the Date
Replies: 39
Views: 2332

Re: Once and Future Save the Date

What’s the price point range on these? Assuming Carlisle and Bedrock esque?
by Robert M yers
March 7th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7315

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

I’m thinking JazzFest may be the next to cancel. First year I’ve ever been happy that I procrastinate to buy airline tickets. I do have all kinds of late night show tickets, but that’s only 400-500 bucks. I’m pretty sure if your in the medical field or work with The public your going to have been ex...
by Robert M yers
March 4th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Promontory
Replies: 24
Views: 2577

Re: Promontory

Sounds like a great tour. Do you think a place like this is happy to have you if you don’t buy, or only buy a bottle?
by Robert M yers
March 4th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3899

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

My good friends all know I’m into wine. Many do not know HOW into wine I am. I’ve learned unless they show continued interest there is a place to stop with the geekiness. For me, bringing glasses to their house is beyond that line. If I’m going to their house then the focus is on the company and the...
by Robert M yers
March 1st, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Beer - Results
Replies: 104
Views: 7936

Re: Old Beer - Results

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7 year old Van Winkle barrel aged stout. Holding strong, silky smooth with nice character.
Would love a snifter of Pappy next to it though :)
by Robert M yers
February 28th, 2020, 1:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal on Lumpp
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Deal on Lumpp

Glad to hear you liked it Michael, I’ve got one on tap for the weekend.
by Robert M yers
February 27th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Coche Rougeots/1991 Bertheau Bonnes Mares...
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: 2001 Coche Rougeots/1991 Bertheau Bonnes Mares...

Don’t brush your teeth right before drinking. I’m not sure my last Coche was proper after that :)

Looks like a good weekend is on the books!
by Robert M yers
February 27th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help identify a vintage wine case mark
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Help identify a vintage wine case mark

They work, you can just click the full editor link below though and upload from your photo album. Super easy.
by Robert M yers
February 26th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)
Replies: 25
Views: 2489

Re: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)

alan weinberg wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Craig G wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Easy pass: “No thank you.”
Hard pass: “Talk to the hand.”
bought some on prearrival last Nov for $125/bottle.
I was hoping for better but that may turn out to be a very wise decision
by Robert M yers
February 26th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 63
Views: 5630

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135

Sokolin is not exactly a price leader.
by Robert M yers
February 24th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35323

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

I’m in Ohio and I just tried to order one, but it is 97 for me too. Sorry for the false alarm as I missed that restriction.

How about Roederer Brut 2012 $50 after discounts, has anybody liked?
by Robert M yers
February 24th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35323

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Surprised no one has gone for the $269 08 Cristal + a $30 bottle.
by Robert M yers
February 23rd, 2020, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5632

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Took an 82 Haut Brion to a restaurant. Was taken away to decant and mistakenly served to another table. I'm curious what the restaurant/server did after they made this mistake The manager came over with our waiter in tow and had the waiter apologize and explain what happened. The manager then compe...
by Robert M yers
February 22nd, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5632

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

RickieM wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 12:59 pm
The boss took us to lunch at a Chinese restaurant and ordered a bottle of wine. The waiter didn't bother to remove the foil, just pulled the cork out of the bottle tearing right through the foil, left the foil in place and poured the wine.
Hmmm, I don’t even own a foil cutter [berserker.gif]
by Robert M yers
February 19th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis
Replies: 6
Views: 538

2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Le Vin des Amis

I took notice last year that JLL had reviewed the 17 version of this quite a bit higher than normal, so I decided to get a six pack. An expensive wine probably for its unheralded grape origin but wow was I impressed. So much Rhône character in a glass and imo really a deal at $35. Here’s my CT note:...
by Robert M yers
February 19th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Saxum Magnums - 2007-10
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: Saxum Magnums - 2007-10

Once a Season shipping bump...
With reduction
by Robert M yers
February 19th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cleveland tips?
Replies: 30
Views: 1446

Re: Cleveland tips?

Good thought on the breweries as I agree they are the best beer around. If you want neipa then Masthead is the only place making it proper here. I like to stop in NobleBeast for interesting samplers and a good bar bite (after picking up cans at MastHead) as They are within easy walking distance.
by Robert M yers
February 19th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Saxxum
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: LTB Saxxum

Just a fair warning at this point...after supposedly agreeing to buying/paypal on Feb 7th/8th contact stopped. I’m not worried as I’m not out anything (I thought I was doing a favor to sell older JB at current cost), but a weird disappearance...
by Robert M yers
February 18th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal on Lumpp
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Deal on Lumpp

https://craftcurd.com/products/francois ... 4909315095

$25

Seems like a good deal...
If anyone has experience with the wine I’d love to hear it.
by Robert M yers
February 16th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Verite wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1082

Re: Verite wines

I think it was the 07 vintage when they went crazy on pricing. Before that I think you could pick them up relatively cheap at sales ect. Then the 07 100pt came and they temporarily raised prices to like $600 before settling in where they are now.
by Robert M yers
February 15th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35323

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

I had one show up a couple days ago and one didn’t, the site says 24hrs for wine.com. When I put the info in the “Where’s my money” link they credited it instantly. I was impressed with that, they said here’s your money we will research it later essentially.
by Robert M yers
February 15th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Cleveland tips?
Replies: 30
Views: 1446

Re: Cleveland tips?

Cool, I didn’t know the farm was that next level!

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