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by Paul Miller
January 17th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelli White on wine aging
Replies: 13
Views: 759

Re: Kelli White on wine aging

Interesting. Glad there won’t be a test.
by Paul Miller
January 16th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Zealand Recs - Otago Region
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: New Zealand Recs - Otago Region

I'll try this again. You deleted a post, and I lost all my work. I posted the below for a friend, so it may sound funny reading it. She was there to run the marathon. +++ The town of Queenstown is fairly compact, particularly the tourist area. Tons of activities outside of town, from hiking, to rive...
by Paul Miller
January 14th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slovenian Riesling
Replies: 25
Views: 620

Re: Slovenian Riesling

That's from Slovakia and not Slovenia... I'm from New York. I still don't know which one is north of the other between Kansas and Nebraska. You think I know the difference between Slovakia and Slovenia? No, I don´t think so, but you could ... (or even should) ... [wow.gif] So in the US we have "fly...
by Paul Miller
January 12th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago Feb. 11
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Chicago Feb. 11

I would like to join. I live around the corner and frequent Vinci.
by Paul Miller
January 9th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?
Replies: 26
Views: 965

Re: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?

Are your wines distributed to my home state?
Anything you have exclusive to the tasting room that I won't be able to find in a store or restaurant?
by Paul Miller
January 5th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410169

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Liquid Farm, Chard, Golden Slope
by Paul Miller
January 1st, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410169

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Kosta-Browne Chardonnay, One Sixteen, RRV
Crisp. Pectin. Golden. Light oak. Very enjoyable.
by Paul Miller
December 21st, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1495
Views: 102065

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2012 Carlisle Zin, Bedrock Vineyard
by Paul Miller
December 18th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2074

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

I live in Chicago. I’ve had a package make it to the Chicago suburbs only to get sent to Memphis, then to Louisville, and finally back to the same suburban hub before finally being delivered.
by Paul Miller
December 16th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410169

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2007 Kutch Pinot, McDougall Ranch, SC
Actually finishing from last nice. Lost a little spice and backbone overnight. Still ok, but past peak. Drink if you still have any.
by Paul Miller
December 11th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 193
Views: 13721

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 9:40 am
Very excited that Fred Scherrer will be participating for the first time! We've got quite a few newbies that have come from personal recommendations this year, which makes it more interesting than the big 10 last year!!!!
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by Paul Miller
December 7th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 193
Views: 13721

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Andrew Demaree wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 9:03 pm
I reached out to Fred Scherrer. He’s going to look into what participating might entail.

Fingers crossed!
flirtysmile
by Paul Miller
December 3rd, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428809

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

And Paul wins the internet today, while I sit at work and realize I'm going home to hazy IPA. Well freaking done; all I have is this in response... Well, if we can get enough people together in Chicago for a beer dinner, I’ll bring the Double. Because I sure as hell can’t drink one of those by myse...
by Paul Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21867

Re: Ravenswood library offer

For anyone who grabbed the 1989 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, you did very well...just awesomeness and at $25 per, holy man what a deal! Agreed. Actually Pobega’d one and it had more life the a ‘99 Renaissance I had the week before. I’d never guess it was 30 years old. I mean, how much do you t...
by Paul Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410169

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Steve Gautier wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Paul Miller wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Morgan’s release notes say the 2013 Bedrock Bedrock is 55% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane with the rest spread over 20 other varieties.

How much air did the Bedrock and Carlisle get?
They were all pop-and-pour. No decants. We all tended to take small pours and cycle through them.
by Paul Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410169

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

This weekend we had friends over for dinner and had a Zin blowout. 1992 Ravenswood Zin, Sonoma County Started with the Ravenswood I recently got from the library sale. Still drinking nicely. On open, it tasted like an aged wine: that was everyone's first thought - it's an old wine. Would be a little...
by Paul Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21867

Re: Ravenswood library offer

1992 Ravenswood Zin, Sonoma County Had friends over Saturday night. Big Zin night. I had three Zins from Bedrock Vineyard, all from 2013. Did a shootout. But beforehand, I opened the Ravenswood. Still drinking nicely. On open, it tasted like an aged wine: that was everyone's first thought - it's an...
by Paul Miller
December 2nd, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428809

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Went to the Goose Island "Black Friday" tasting for the new BCBS lineup. Actually got VIP tickets for the grand tasting with food and tchotkes. Got a tote bag, a glass, and a fancy book. Also included were two bottles of the variants, in which we got lucky. I expected the coffee and the cherry. Inst...
by Paul Miller
December 1st, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5066

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2012 Sojourn, Campbell Ranch, Sonoma Coast
Deep, dark cherry. Some spice. Smooth, luscious. Paired well with pasta, and good on its own.
by Paul Miller
December 1st, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?
Replies: 47
Views: 2400

Re: so who still gets wine spectator? and why?

How are you getting it for free?
by Paul Miller
November 30th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428809

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Had a few good beer days this week: Went to Scorched Earth Brewery last weekend and brought home this sour. Very sour, but good. Made Chili this week with a KBS and drank another KBS. Went to Goose Island before Black Friday (more on BF to come). Had a Strawberry Cream Ale, and a 2018 BCBS. IMG_5336...
by Paul Miller
November 30th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21867

Re: Ravenswood library offer

To Alex's point, yeah, once opened, time may be of the essence. We have friends coming over tonight who will appreciate the Zin I got. We'll pop it tonight, and I will post later.
by Paul Miller
November 30th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21867

Re: Ravenswood library offer

1991 Ravenswood, Merlot, Sangiacomo Vineyard I've had a number of Pinots and Chards from the vineyard, but nothing from Ravenswood and never a Merlot. Got this bottle from the Library Sale. Allowed to stand upright for close to 2 weeks. Popped and poured. Cork held together, but was very soft, witho...
by Paul Miller
November 29th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the BEST wine holiday?
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: What’s the BEST wine holiday?

Birthdays are always good, but Wedding Anniversaries is the right answer. It ensures her buy in.
by Paul Miller
November 28th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston lodging and restaurants
Replies: 30
Views: 1308

Re: Charleston lodging and restaurants

We've had great stays at the Francis Marion Hotel and the King Charles Inn, but had a bad experience at the Vendue (we were in the annex across the street). There were some very loud late night guests, so not so much a problem with the hotel itself, although they appeared less than concerned about ...
by Paul Miller
November 27th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 43
Views: 1840

Re: Scrambled eggs

What kind of milk have you been using? Mine’s not spicy.

I do like to add Ndjua. It’s a spicy prosciutto spread.
by Paul Miller
November 27th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: JCCellars Syrah BuffaloHill '11....(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: TN: JCCellars Syrah BuffaloHill '11....(short/boring)

I’ve gotten several emails over last week or so. I used to be in their club. They should be added to the “falls under the radar” thread.
by Paul Miller
November 26th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21867

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I'll probably pop my Zin this weekend. Maybe a Merlot before then.
by Paul Miller
November 25th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 193
Views: 13721

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Working on getting some additional players to participate. Have confirmation from one today that will be awesome. Should be a WB crowd pleaser. The one we've been emailing today? If so, yeah, that one will be a big time crowd pleaser Wine Spectator subscriptions and access to Robert Parker? newhere...
by Paul Miller
November 24th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Styro shippers vs Cardboard
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Re: Styro shippers vs Cardboard

You might want to read this

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=164259&hilit=Styrofoam
by Paul Miller
November 22nd, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5066

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

PaulMills wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 5:57 pm
2011 Biggio Hamina Eola Amity. Good tart cherry flavor. Good acidity, but much smoother than a few years ago. I think this wine still has time in the bottle.

Sorry for the upside down photo, ipads are difficult.
You’re drunk [cheers.gif]
by Paul Miller
November 22nd, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21867

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Made it to Chicago yesterday. Should probably cross-post to the styrofoam thread. neener I did almost get myself in trouble. Sent my wife the shipping notice, but they used the name and logo from their new winery. So my wife is expecting wine from them. Instead, she receives Ravenswood. “So there’s ...
by Paul Miller
November 20th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603405

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Two bottles of the Turley Cab
by Paul Miller
November 19th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21867

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Got my shipping notice today. On their way to Chicago.
by Paul Miller
November 18th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montepulciano Help
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: Montepulciano Help

Avignonesi Vino Nobile is right around that point, maybe a tad higher. There's another Vino Nobile I always see at Whole Foods that's good and slightly cheaper.
by Paul Miller
November 18th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 5759

Re: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .

The top 100 seems to suck worse than usual. A to Z Wineworks? Come on! It is just a blend of surplus juice. It also fits WS that the choices from the Penner Ash and Cristom stables are their ripest, least subtle wines. There are, as usual however, a few wines that I have never heard of, and wouldn'...
by Paul Miller
November 17th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 4848

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

I was supposed to set aside a bottle for my wife to open one night she had some charity committee people over. I sort of did, but the bottle was not obvious. Anyway, they all drank some really nice wine, and none of them appreciated it. Similarly, we had friends over for the Super Bowl last year. On...
by Paul Miller
November 16th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (USA, California)
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: TN: 2014 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (USA, California)

Just got my shipment Thursday. Should create a virtual tasting night.
by Paul Miller
November 10th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16473
Views: 428809

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

2016 KBS for Da Bears game
by Paul Miller
November 10th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 117
Views: 9898

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

Got my shipping notice to Chicago
by Paul Miller
November 8th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Wow talk about a high end beer !
Replies: 19
Views: 1424

Re: Wow talk about a high end beer !

I've had a couple of these in the past. Both times I opened and shared with friends. The opinions were always mixed - some people flat hated it, and some of us were just ok with it. Reminded me of a Sherry or a Madeira, but like Michael said, had gone bad... well not really bad, just not really good...
by Paul Miller
November 7th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago-Pizza and Riesling (and Piedmont)-November 19th (Coalfire)
Replies: 32
Views: 1615

Re: Chicago-Pizza and Reisling-November 19th (Coalfire)

This is about the 5th thing I could do that night :-(
by Paul Miller
November 6th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410169

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Tercero Roussanne Zaca Mesa Vineyard
by Paul Miller
November 5th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2393

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

If you need to donate some wine to thin your cellar, I know a good 501c3 that needs bottles for a holiday charity event, particularly wines that are made by women (as Blessons for Women www.blessons.org is a charity that benefits women).
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by Paul Miller
November 5th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2393

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

I have finally gotten better at buying less from favorite lists, or just buying the bottles I know I always like.
by Paul Miller
October 30th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 36090

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Ryan Kilkenney wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Another vote for Cherry Circle Room.
This and Acanto are both good options
by Paul Miller
October 30th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 72
Views: 3419

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Just had some Kentucky Tomme from a producer in Indiana. Got it at Whole Foods. Outstanding!

https://www.cheese.com/old-kentucky-tomme/

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