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by JoeD
November 7th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 1673

Re: time to talk turkey

Heritage turkey around 12-15lbs. Brine for 12hrs. Dry in fridge for 1 day. Dry rub and evoo. Compound butter under skin. Beer can style (pear juice goes REALLY well) on the BGE, indirect - start with some mild apple smoke, raise temp to 325ish for majority of cook, hotter to finish/crisp skin toward...
by JoeD
October 29th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking for people interested in getting paid for hosting wine tastings via video chat
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: Looking for people interested in getting paid for hosting wine tastings via video chat

I nominate board member Bobby Gilbane; this seems like something he would accel at. Depending on the fees rendered, costumes could be involved.
by JoeD
October 22nd, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 80
Views: 5776

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

sandler or wilde farm
by JoeD
October 3rd, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?
Replies: 18
Views: 2321

Re: Unicorn Wine: D&R Legends...Where to find?

Mr Lewis: Given the comparative scarcity of this D&R wine, that would not be a fair trade.
by JoeD
September 24th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: Oahu wine stores and restaurant recs

Hi All - We are headed to the Four Seasons Ko Olina in Kapolei - any recco's on that side of the island?
by JoeD
September 14th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

I had a run of 06 mayacamas merlot bottles with a similar blob. Someone on this board suggested pectin. Also Harmless
by JoeD
August 5th, 2019, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small BBQ: 62 Lafite, 74 HB, 78 Martha’s etc
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: TN: A small BBQ: 62 Lafite, 74 HB, 78 Martha’s etc

Noah - thanks for hosting! You did a great job with the Pastor and the Flannery taste off. The 'big 4' you described well. I also enjoyed the Cameron, Leroy, ESJ, Jadot Mag, L'anglore Tavel. Thanks for having us over!
by JoeD
August 2nd, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4807

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Hi Marc, Yes, that's right after the blues won... long history of phish & Hockey going back to the Vermont days (Legion of Doom line late 90s). I believe Trey played prep at Taft. AS for the 18s - yes, I tasted them all out of barrel in March. Some really interesting stuff coming. The carignane is d...
by JoeD
August 2nd, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4807

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

These are some of the best D&R wines to date! Hardy knocked it out of the park with the 18s.

and yes, thank you Evan :)
by JoeD
June 13th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty be Rowdy
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Dirty be Rowdy

Pro Tip: do NOT sleep on the 18s
by JoeD
June 13th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2872

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

a remember some years ago, there was a weirdo rolling around DC with "NAPACAB" or something like it.
by JoeD
June 12th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83613

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Hey All - is the plan to still do this weeks tasting on Bobbys catamaran? Docks in front of the wharf @ 1pm?
by JoeD
June 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1643

Re: BIRTHDAY WINE - HELP A BROTHER OUT

One idea
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by JoeD
May 18th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83613

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

see everyone in a few hours, the waygu brisket just came off the egg. should be able to time it perfect for burnt ends.
by JoeD
May 13th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83613

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Interesting weekend, for sure. Who would have thought a '85 groth reserve mag would taste like "100 points", while a '97 Harlan tasted like Sherwin Williams.

when is VatanaThon?
by JoeD
May 7th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 25
Views: 1570

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

Ethan - what is your use case for Propane? Not judging in any way - but you noted you already have a BGE. Do you not like direct grilling on Charcoal? Too long to heat? I have an egg which I use for most things, but people always ask me if I still have a propane grill. I do not see how I would use i...
by JoeD
May 6th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83613

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Smart move on the last minute change in venue - the weather held out, chef's lamb shanks were awesome, and a good time was had by all! Im a big time Chave fan!!!

whats up next?
by JoeD
May 1st, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83613

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

What time is everyone starting this weekend? Still doing "masters of the Northern Rhone" theme?
by JoeD
April 29th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83613

Re: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

We really should get that 30 years of Dominus dinner on the books.
by JoeD
April 25th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs over time - 2016 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas - amazing stuff, crazy QPR
Replies: 27
Views: 1443

Re: TNs over time - 2016 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas - amazing stuff, crazy QPR

Nice note Todd. I find these Alturas, especially young, are much more expressive day 2 & 3 of being open. I opened a vertical of the 2009-2016 about a year ago - all showed well. Paul & Jackie are really dialing in their style, understanding of the site - things are headed in a great direction. Here...
by JoeD
April 24th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: my Ultramarine for Dom/Krug MV
Replies: 0
Views: 337

WTT: my Ultramarine for Dom/Krug MV

I ended up with too many bottles of 13 & 14 Ultramarine. Open to trade offers for Krug MV, Dom, or other interesting champagnes. Located in DC.
by JoeD
April 11th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paradise Island-Bahamas
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Paradise Island-Bahamas

Busting out an old thread...

Anyone been to Atlantis recently? Any feedback to share on food, drinking, etc?

Has anyone brought wine to Bahamas? I see you are allowed to bring 1L of HARD Booze, but nothing about a case of wine... can I just pay a duty and cruise through?
by JoeD
April 10th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 451
Views: 45656

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Thanks, Mark. These are tiles 36" * 6" pieces @ $4-5/FT2. So far, holding up great.
by JoeD
April 10th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 451
Views: 45656

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Here is mine. Designed by me, lots of help from contractors, and my father in law on the racks. 11' x 10' x 6'4" maybe 1400ish bottles total mix of case on the bottom to max space (think stuffing cases in the corners), double-deep single racks on top. https://i.ibb.co/tC43rC5/IMG-1976.jpg
by JoeD
April 4th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3375

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

Jordan, welcome. Here is my journey, maybe a decade in.... At first, I lived in a condo. I bought a 85 bottle glass unit, filled it up. Next I got a Eurocave from WE on sale, 200ish bottles, filled it. Boxes of wine on the floor everywhere. Then I started renting a locker offsite, then a 2nd one. I ...
by JoeD
April 1st, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Gone - thanks~
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: TreeHouse and Trillium DC

updated
by JoeD
April 1st, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Gone - thanks~
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Gone - thanks~

Hey All - due to a little mix up.... my brother called me and asked if I want any TreeHouse & Trillium, and my reply was "Sure bring me 10 cases." He did. After this weekend I have 9.25 cases left, which is too much according to my wife. Your price is what he paid. DC only, no shipping. Will conside...
by JoeD
March 30th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle
Replies: 56
Views: 3131

Re: "Steak" wine for party around $30 bottle

I wouldn’t hesitate to go with something like Bedrock OV Zin @ $20ish
by JoeD
March 19th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy - Winter Revival Case
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Dirty & Rowdy - Winter Revival Case

I am psyched these are starting to ship. The '18s are super fun wines! PS- If anyone ever needs to reach me quick, the email on the contact page goes to my inbox and the phone #on the website is my cell. I can usually text back quickly. 'Fun' is an understatement.... the 18s are VERY good!
by JoeD
September 28th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Invino Offer on Tensley Syrah
Replies: 25
Views: 1599

Re: Invino Offer on Tensley Syrah

I picked up a few cases for my parents, friends, cellar defenders.... Larry it was the '15 SBC Syrah. Crazy deal!
by JoeD
September 27th, 2018, 5:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CT microbrews
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: CT microbrews

Trillium is planning a farmhouse brewery in No Stonington. Might be some time, however: https://www.boston.com/news/beer/2018/0 ... onnecticut
by JoeD
August 10th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finally Found A Use For It
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Finally Found A Use For It

This reminds me of the time I blinded some of my wine friends two bottles of Silver Oak Napa. They loved them. That opinion held until everyone saw what they were, and claimed that they knew better.

Long story short, use these bottles to humble your friends.
by JoeD
August 10th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine rack - 2 deep options
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Wine rack - 2 deep options

Those look exactly like the racks used inside the Vinotemp. I am sure there is a OEM that makes them somewhere. Have you thought about making them? NOt sure if your handy at all. That would be a pretty easy & quick build. You could also use heavy duty cardboard tubes and simply stack them - some boa...
by JoeD
July 19th, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV
Replies: 21
Views: 1598

TN: Kirkland Brut Champagne NV

I think what Jeb is trying to say here is that he thinks Kirkland Champ is >>> UltraMarine. While I recently had this bottle of Kirkland, and only picked up a little bit of tropical frozen pits, I do see where he is coming from. Even those with a elementary-level understanding of Economics can see t...
by JoeD
June 26th, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicagoland cellar: shopping for a skinny glass door
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Chicagoland cellar: shopping for a skinny glass door

Mark - check with mobile home parts stores, they might have something similar to what you are looking for.
by JoeD
June 1st, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All of the Halcon Alturas!
Replies: 6
Views: 609

All of the Halcon Alturas!

Last weekend, after a few shot bottles of older Beaucastel, I wanted something fresh and fun. One thing led to another, and I decided to open a complete vertical of Halcon Alturas. Overall, every vintage showed great, with no bad bottles. I think these wines generally taste better after 24-48 hours ...
by JoeD
May 31st, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Back Yard Pig Roast
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Back Yard Pig Roast

Dennis - If you are going to do this a semi-often, You might consider a La Caja China or similar brand. They can be moved into place, and wheeled away when done (Wife points!). We did a 55LB'er a few weeks ago, in about 5 hours, and it was a hit... ask your buddy Hardy :) Did you inject? Were you ab...
by JoeD
March 16th, 2018, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy Release - Jan 19th
Replies: 60
Views: 3565

Dirty & Rowdy Release - Jan 19th

+1 David. Generally, the more air you can provide, the better they show... even the bubbles! With that being said, if I can manage to keep some around for 8-10 years, I'm certain they will not just 'hold on', but evolve into something rather interesting.
by JoeD
February 11th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1232322

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I was at Wegmans in Ashburn, Virginia today, and popped into the 'fine wine' room. These bottles looked highly suspect. Sorry for the crappy photo, was in a hurry.

The '56 and '59 both looked terrible up close, almost like they were created using a circa 1995 dot-matrix printer.
IMG_3339.jpg
by JoeD
January 22nd, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite California Rhone Blends
Replies: 37
Views: 1387

Favorite California Rhone Blends

Halcon esquisto
Dirty & Rowdy MSG
by JoeD
January 12th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Dom Perignon Hit The Shelf Locally Today
Replies: 28
Views: 1964

2009 Dom Perignon Hit The Shelf Locally Today

Tried it ~6 weeks ago, I'm a buyer at $120
by JoeD
January 12th, 2018, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 48
Views: 2493

2008 Dauvissat Clos

Similar experiences here. We bought a case of mixed 05-10 from HDH auction last year, and its been about 50% premoxed. With that being said, the bottles that we 'on' were spectacular. 07 La forest in one evening went: Premox, corked, and then the 3rd one was ok, but fell apart after a few hours. Not...
by JoeD
December 20th, 2017, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mayacamas Chard, Ratti Barolo, Carlisle Zin
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Mayacamas Chard, Ratti Barolo, Carlisle Zin

Dan - thanks for the notes. I remember 6-7 years ago, one of the flash-sale sites was selling '99 Maya Chard mags @ $40, and it was an absolute steal. Wish I loaded up! Our impressions of the '12 Carlisle Bedrock are very much aligned.
by JoeD
December 18th, 2017, 11:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83613

Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Yes, Please. I haven't seen David White rocking his wine-drinking unitard in a long time.
by JoeD
December 15th, 2017, 7:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 83613

Domaine Wine Storage - DC Thread

Darn it, I thought we were going to have a meeting of the palates tomorrow...
by JoeD
September 8th, 2017, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Chardonnay
Replies: 49
Views: 2610

Oregon Chardonnay

Been following this thread, thank to all those who have chimed in. Can anyone recommend a good OR
retailer where I can get a good selection of the above shipped east?
by JoeD
July 28th, 2017, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building A Cellar - What Do You Wish You Knew Before?
Replies: 39
Views: 2428

Building A Cellar - What Do You Wish You Knew Before?

Make sure you can actually get the racks into the room as you build it. Moving them around when installing the big ones can be a challenge in a tight cellar. I didnt have any issues, but it was REALLY close!
by JoeD
July 24th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food near LAX
Replies: 27
Views: 976

Food near LAX

I vote MB Post - had a great meal there last time. If you are too early for dinner, and need refreshments, the Simmzy's around the corner had Pliny the Elder on tap when I was there about 5 weeks ago ;)

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