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by Robert M yers
May 7th, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Amaro / Digestif / Bitter are you drinking?
Replies: 35
Views: 1889

Re: What Amaro / Digestif / Bitter are you drinking?

That's dirt cheap, and fast! It's almost certainly baked into the cost of those bottles, but still, something I've never seen from a UK retailer shipping stateside. I'll have to browse that site in more detail now Yes I’ll be going back tonight, they have some awfully tempting Campari I’d like to t...
by Robert M yers
May 7th, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Amaro / Digestif / Bitter are you drinking?
Replies: 35
Views: 1889

Re: What Amaro / Digestif / Bitter are you drinking?

25 pounds! They must be absorbing some of the cost, I could barely ship ground to CA for that price....
by Robert M yers
May 7th, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Amaro / Digestif / Bitter are you drinking?
Replies: 35
Views: 1889

Re: What Amaro / Digestif / Bitter are you drinking?

I’ll be sipping this 1930-40 Fernet Branca thanks to the rec from Max in another thread. I have no idea how they got it here that fast...took 2 days from England! DFFBA959-FD25-4885-9B40-2639EF2D46ED.jpeg Does anybody have any thoughts or suggestions on how to approach this? It’s 45% (current Branca...
by Robert M yers
May 7th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Rye
Replies: 359
Views: 39171

Re: Rye

Andrew Kotowski wrote: May 7th, 2021, 8:58 am
Gerry Morrisey wrote: May 7th, 2021, 8:41 am I apologize if I've asked this before but does anyone know if they still make Wild Turkey 101 rye? I found it made a good Manhattan and haven't seen it anywhere in a couple of years.
They definitely make the Rare Breed Rye.
They still make it, it’s all over around here.
by Robert M yers
May 7th, 2021, 5:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4218
Views: 250945

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Nice score, is Elmer still on the shelf in WA?
by Robert M yers
May 6th, 2021, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forgotten purchases...
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

Forgotten purchases...

New one for me... Retailer sends me an email that they have some bottles of 2015 Balthazar Cornas that I ordered and we have never squared up on. I have no personal record, but that is no verdict on my intentions from the supposedly 2019 order. I paid the $69 per for the wine, weird angle is that th...
by Robert M yers
May 5th, 2021, 9:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Vintage Amaro?
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Vintage Amaro?

For anyone interested, Chambers St is not able to ship out of state. However, Frasca turned me onto the Old Spirits Company in the UK (https://www.oldspiritscompany.com/). Great selection, shipping to US starts at 25 GBP. Thanks for that heads up! I’ve been looking for a retailer like this for year...
by Robert M yers
May 4th, 2021, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Rosé “La Fe”
Replies: 63
Views: 4441

Re: Realm Rosé “La Fe”

This is the minority of California (and the world) forum, thanks for the enlightened insight on the majority though.
by Robert M yers
May 4th, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4218
Views: 250945

Re: The Bourbon Thread



Probably not a huge surprise They stopped into Acker.
by Robert M yers
April 25th, 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's Ramp & Morel Season
Replies: 26
Views: 998

Re: It's Ramp & Morel Season

A few eggs with the ramps...
by Robert M yers
April 25th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dutch Oven Hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: Dutch Oven Hunter

alright Bruce I’m going to request a link to see this.
by Robert M yers
April 24th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: We stumbled into Ramp paradise.
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: We stumbled into Ramp paradise.

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Newfoundland’s work on their own timeline. Truffle/ramp sniffing dogs they are not...I tried she was not interested.

The neighborhood is getting ramps tomorrow

I’m also planting a half dozen around the yard to see if we can start a colony here.
by Robert M yers
April 24th, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's Ramp & Morel Season
Replies: 26
Views: 998

Re: It's Ramp & Morel Season

Wasn’t paying attenetion and Should have added my post here...Abbie I know you are close by if you’re looking for a patch I can point you there :)
by Robert M yers
April 24th, 2021, 11:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: We stumbled into Ramp paradise.
Replies: 5
Views: 483

We stumbled into Ramp paradise.

99328CA2-44AC-4C78-A533-C33FDA8282E3.jpeg I’m lucky to catch fresh ramps one time a year here. We were just talking about it yesterday that I need to be on the lookout, so I don’t miss the grocery/farmer market drop this year. Taking Jezmund for a walk today and saw a familiar floppy leaf. Dug it u...
by Robert M yers
April 23rd, 2021, 12:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Riesling blow out
Replies: 22
Views: 1731

Re: Riesling blow out

What do you find a match for this food wise?
by Robert M yers
April 20th, 2021, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9537
Views: 765584

Re: de Negoce offer

R Roberts wrote: April 20th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Cameron Hughes wrote: April 20th, 2021, 12:42 pm
Jay $$ Winton wrote: April 20th, 2021, 10:54 am I appreciate Cam's response. Now about that VIP list......
Yessir, what about it?
Since you volunteered: what's the threshold to gain entry?
Over 1300 posts in one thread? [berserker.gif] You have some work to do....
by Robert M yers
April 10th, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 108
Views: 7211

Re: Goldbelly experiences

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Momofuku Bo Ssäm worked out great.
by Robert M yers
April 9th, 2021, 3:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?

Well that’s a nice perk, but one I probably wouldn’t tell AnyBody about!
by Robert M yers
April 8th, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9537
Views: 765584

Re: de Negoce offer

Welcome aboard Jim. Please do follow up with a review, you can explain as well as anybody. Just focus on the essential traits you find stand out. We all over think tasting notes... Unexplainable how he sucked me in with the $8 wine. I’m just guessing this is a wine to be casually consumed and will m...
by Robert M yers
April 7th, 2021, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum James Berry Vineyard ... Collectible ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1584

Re: Saxum James Berry Vineyard ... Collectible ?

I get your frustration with the system, and Saxum is “collectible” but it’s not a trophy wine in the sense of an international auction atmosphere. There are many great wines with high scores from the Rhône that are not in their collectible category either. Yet They often put chapoutier and Guigal in...
by Robert M yers
April 6th, 2021, 9:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Olive Oil -- It's Here, It's Here!
Replies: 133
Views: 14839

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

Order is in. Rare wine co.
by Robert M yers
April 5th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?
Replies: 22
Views: 1847

Re: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?

I’ve given up any hope here. Generally stores here get new shipments Once a week and the flippers are lining up at every store hours before opening in hope that something new and valuable came in. Our liquor agency put a locator on line and it’s actually just helped the flippers find the stuff earli...
by Robert M yers
March 31st, 2021, 9:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 117
Views: 6936

Re: Keto diet tips

Day 13 and down 14 lbs. Running really tight low carb and have energy, but exercise tolerance has plummeted. Feel fine otherwise and half way to goal, though I know that first two weeks’ loss are a lot of water weight and much faster loss than what’s ahead. Congrats Alan. Results are addicting and ...
by Robert M yers
March 27th, 2021, 6:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 108
Views: 7211

Re: Goldbelly experiences

We had Slanted Door Pho last night. It was unique enough in the broth and Caramelized onions to make a fun dish. The value is always questionable but I think we are going to start ordering more and think of it like going out which we are still not comfortable taking part of.
by Robert M yers
March 26th, 2021, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 73
Views: 4528

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Mike, that’s a new name for me but I looked him up on Livingston’s site which led me here

https://www.mwines.com/jacques-lemenicier/
by Robert M yers
March 25th, 2021, 9:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4218
Views: 250945

Re: The Bourbon Thread

561F31FC-0EC5-45D8-90D8-69705A2D0D4B.jpeg Got the 15yr old Dickel in the mail yesterday so popped a bottle. A bit of sweetness on the nose caramel and spicy spices (cinnamon/nutmeg?) very nice nose. Poured a splash of Weller SR to compare. Umm no.... Poured a splash of Weller 12 to compare. Ok here...
by Robert M yers
March 19th, 2021, 10:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4218
Views: 250945

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Has anybody tried the Dickel 15 yr? Picked up a few as it seems too good of pricing these days for 15 yr old whiskey.
by Robert M yers
March 13th, 2021, 3:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Beer - Results
Replies: 124
Views: 10901

Re: Old Beer - Results

B1893ABB-F4A0-4AE4-A5EE-66CB2706F672.jpeg 2013 Alvinne Phi. Fresh as can be...orchard fruit with a hit of lime, slightly bruised fruit but not battered. Tons of carb surprisingly for lift along with plenty of acid. Are these immortal? Alvinne is a producer Most always get good results from but is o...
by Robert M yers
March 13th, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 117
Views: 6936

Re: Keto diet tips

I tried those Alan and found them the equivalent of chewing rubber bands, but I don’t like rice noodles in general. If you are looking for a More traditional pasta like texture Try the liviva I mentioned, they carry them locally here so I don’t think they should be hard to find. Another good meal fo...
by Robert M yers
March 12th, 2021, 9:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 117
Views: 6936

Re: Keto diet tips

Of course meat, yet I tired of bacon fast and I’m not a huge steak eater, but I’m big on chicken and sausage. Also I love eggs so breakfast burritos (and all breakfast..omelets ect for that matter) I can eat just fine anytime. I used EggLife and folio cheese wraps for a bit. After awhile the egg one...
by Robert M yers
March 12th, 2021, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9537
Views: 765584

Re: de Negoce offer

So can we conclude that a Jeb 95-98 does not move markets...
by Robert M yers
March 10th, 2021, 8:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 117
Views: 6936

Re: Keto diet tips

Thanks, I feel so much better without the extra leg too. I imagine my success was in the fact that if I ate 10 grams plus one glass of wine and one gin and diet tonic I’m still only at 15 grams of carbs. I took the food intake pretty serious to start (no cheating), but have really loosened up now an...
by Robert M yers
March 10th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 117
Views: 6936

Re: Keto diet tips

low carb Atkins started yesterday. Did it once for 4 years, “cheating” only on weekends. Got fat again, gained what I call the COVID 19. The tough part during induction and ongoing weight loss is the lack of wine. Will review this thread for Sarah’s ideas. I never gave up alcohol, although early I ...
by Robert M yers
March 6th, 2021, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon
Replies: 442
Views: 14187

Re: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon

The new feature seems somewhat problematic for all the issues previously raised. But that’s minor compared to the recent customer service issues I’ve heard about from other WB members. See the email response from WineBid below when told that a perspective consignment was going to another auction si...
by Robert M yers
March 5th, 2021, 12:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Faury St Joseph (hedonism)
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: TN: 2017 Faury St Joseph (hedonism)

Best to go straight to the source, thanks as what I was told is obviously incorrect. .9 ha is not much for VV. If they are low yielding that would be a few hundred cases.
by Robert M yers
March 4th, 2021, 7:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: TN: Pliny the Younger
Replies: 14
Views: 1609

Re: TN: Pliny the Younger

I hope everyone here takes the following comment in the spirit with which I offer it, which is in pure jest. That disclaimer aside, I have to chuckle at the irony of a bunch of wine-geeks who, by 99% of the World's standards, spend way too much money on wine sitting around commenting about the luna...
by Robert M yers
March 3rd, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 115
Views: 9406

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

Benjg wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 3:53 pm Not a Wolfpack member, but got their spring release email today. Really surprised that they were offering free shipping. Bought some rosé and some Chardonnay. Looking forward to drinking these this summer.
Thanks for pointing that out, went back and ordered a mixed case.
by Robert M yers
March 3rd, 2021, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott Wolfpack
Replies: 115
Views: 9406

Re: Walter Scott Wolfpack

Tasting kits are back if anybody is interested this go around
by Robert M yers
March 3rd, 2021, 7:09 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whiskey and “coke” blasphemous or a real drink?
Replies: 17
Views: 988

Re: Whiskey and “coke” blasphemous or a real drink?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 3rd, 2021, 7:07 am nothing wrong with making cocktails with high quality liquor, within reason.
Agreed, where does your reason end on the spectrum of bourbon?
by Robert M yers
March 3rd, 2021, 7:05 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whiskey and “coke” blasphemous or a real drink?
Replies: 17
Views: 988

Re: Whiskey and “coke” blasphemous or a real drink?

I do drink what I like...always! I don’t mix “great” bourbon with coke or really any mixed drink but I also find the concept of not mixing such a high proof interesting. I was searching for an article I’d read before about the origin of mixing Coke and came up empty so I thought I’d pose the questio...
by Robert M yers
March 2nd, 2021, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 3344
Views: 421070

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

Just bought Tyrrells vat 1 for $42... went back to the well and it vanished. One hit wonder...somebody must have cut it off quick?
by Robert M yers
March 2nd, 2021, 10:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whiskey and “coke” blasphemous or a real drink?
Replies: 17
Views: 988

Whiskey and “coke” blasphemous or a real drink?

Guilty here, but I’ve liked a VERY stiff whiskey with a splash of Coke. I’m talking maybe a 10:1 or greater ratio here...literally a splash. Still a crazy proof drink when drinking barrel proof or the like. Whiskey classics often call for some degree of sugar and maybe there’s something to it? I don...
by Robert M yers
March 2nd, 2021, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Faury St Joseph (hedonism)
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: TN: 2017 Faury St Joseph VV (hedonism)

What does the "hedonism" refer to? The importer here does to import the same regular St. Joseph label sold in the US, but rather the regular (non-VV) St. Joseph they sell here is labelled hedonism. They've told me it's the exact same juice sold in the US under the regular label, but I've ...
by Robert M yers
March 1st, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7117
Views: 660809

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

might want to start here

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name dropping Lazar seems an odd choice pileon [scratch.gif]
by Robert M yers
March 1st, 2021, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2463

Re: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!

Does anybody remember Wino Depot. That was another spring off of the mess that ended eRP.
by Robert M yers
March 1st, 2021, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9537
Views: 765584

Re: de Negoce offer

Michael Singsen wrote: March 1st, 2021, 4:11 pm Can you suggest a comparable 40 for 18 opportunity somewhere else? Thx.
Since this offer sings the praises of Chablis I’d look there. Lots of nice wine @$20.
by Robert M yers
February 17th, 2021, 5:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Las Vegas Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1186

Re: Las Vegas Suggestions

If I’m there for one night (it’s never happened) I’m going to Raku. Not glamorous but so fun, if the dining style fits.
by Robert M yers
February 17th, 2021, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 SQN Eleven Confessions Estate Offering
Replies: 86
Views: 8260

Re: 2017 SQN Eleven Confessions Estate Offering

The offer clearly says what may happen, but it never has (and as I said I’m a procrastinator) and that was my point. I still think it’s a less “friendly” approach for your long time customers, but clearly that’s not for me to decide. Thankfully I’m a good learner [cheers.gif]
by Robert M yers
February 13th, 2021, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 SQN Eleven Confessions Estate Offering
Replies: 86
Views: 8260

Re: 2017 SQN Eleven Confessions Estate Offering

I failed to catch and respond my email in time (But still within the ordering window). When I tried to order a couple of days ago, the offer was sold out. Frustrating that I’ve been ordering since 07 and have never felt the need to rush into a SQN order, but I guess the model is changing. I emailed ...
by Robert M yers
February 12th, 2021, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Osamu Uchida Miracle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: TN: 2018 Osamu Uchida Miracle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

2019 @ flatiron if anybody is interested. I grabbed some, would love to hear some additional impressions if anybody has tried it.

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