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by Paul Miller
April 18th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots

Need detailed tasting notes for each [snort.gif]
by Paul Miller
April 15th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 541

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

Drizzle some olive oil on oyster mushrooms and lightly grill. Slice and use as a pizza topping. We make a lot of pizza on our outdoor grill, and these are a great topping.
by Paul Miller
April 12th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Vall Llach, Priorat
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: TN: 2001 Vall Llach, Priorat

I have just a few. I better research them.
by Paul Miller
April 8th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1381
Views: 86235

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

I Pobega’ed the 2017 SC Zin. Definitely killed a baby tonight.
by Paul Miller
April 6th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Sojourn Cab, Propriety Cuvée Tart raspberry, chocolate. Very smooth. Do you think its ready or would you wait to open the next one? This was the Berserker Day freebie. I have at least another one I previously bought. I will probably wait another 3 years on it. It’s not too early, but another c...
by Paul Miller
April 6th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Sojourn Cab, Propriety Cuvée
Tart raspberry, chocolate. Very smooth.
by Paul Miller
April 5th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with liver
Replies: 48
Views: 1151

Re: Pairing with liver

So what I've gleaned from this thread is that liver pairs with wine.
by Paul Miller
April 1st, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2013 Tercero Mourvedre Santa Barbara County
Lots of aroma, fruit and floral. Opened with lots of sweet-to-tart fruit. A vein of Thanksgiving spice and Worcester sauce. Second glass was already much smoother mouthfeel. Delightful wine.
by Paul Miller
March 31st, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 22
Views: 838

Re: TN: 2006 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

larry schaffer wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 12:51 pm
Phil Restine wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 12:19 pm
Y’all can have every last bottle because I wouldn’t even wash my dog with this stuff.
Tell us how you really feel [snort.gif]

To each their own, my friend.

Cheers!
+1
by Paul Miller
March 30th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 41
Views: 1562

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

No. I have to do the de-styrofoaming of the bottles first. Every bottle cleaned of the little bits and pieces. My cats have a bad habit of trying to eat the bits. I post this once or twice a year at shipping season when the styrofoam bits get brought up. While holding the bottle over the styrofoam ...
by Paul Miller
March 28th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 41
Views: 1562

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

No. I have to do the de-styrofoaming of the bottles first. Every bottle cleaned of the little bits and pieces. My cats have a bad habit of trying to eat the bits. Yes, those pesky bits are definitely annoying. I use our Dyson hand held when this happens I got a shipment a couple weeks ago, and it w...
by Paul Miller
March 28th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 41
Views: 1562

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Bedrock
Sojourn
Passaggio
Tercero
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by Paul Miller
March 24th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about magnum of 1999 Iniskillin Riesling Ice Wine
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Question about magnum of 1999 Iniskillin Riesling Ice Wine

I don’t remember seeing one that dark
by Paul Miller
March 19th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Clayton, they did not send the pairings -- just the 35 page list. Perhaps I'll request a copy; thanks for the tip. The top list just put the night too expensive for me. HOWEVER, I never thought to ask for the pairings/list in advance (Doh!). Maybe I would have gone with the basic list. But to Calyt...
by Paul Miller
March 18th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 580
Views: 25310

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Heading to Alinea this coming weekend. Better to pass on the pairings? I asked for and received a copy of the bottle list. Not many bargains, that's for sure. We went about a year ago. We did the middle pairing. Wines were good, not great, but good matches. Type of food is all over the board, so so...
by Paul Miller
March 18th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Tercero, Cuvee Loco, Larner Vineyard
50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Mouvedre
A little rustic. Tart cherry, pepper, cocoa.
by Paul Miller
March 18th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1183

Re: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Polish. And linearity.
As in coming from Poland?
by Paul Miller
March 18th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1183

Re: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?

Mike Kuller wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 12:05 pm
The fruit of course!

Currant, rasberry in an aged cabernet.

Blackberries in a good zinfandel.

Subtle strawberries in a nice pinot noir.

Peach, pear, apple butter in a cool chardonnay.
Good list
by Paul Miller
March 16th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16006
Views: 377114

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

2019 KBS

Tastes like licorice, although with some air, it is toning. Only poured a half glass. See if better in a couple of days. Come over, and I have a 2016 and a 2018 in the fridge, and we can compare.

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by Paul Miller
March 15th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" zinfandel
Replies: 26
Views: 738

Re: 2005 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" zinfandel

As a zin with some age and carrying 17.1% ABV (!!!), I approached this bottle with a high degree of skepticism over burgers at Wakonda DSM last night. Honestly, this is kind of antithetical to my typical preferred style. But, as a legacy of my formerly RP-friendly palate and more carefree spending ...
by Paul Miller
March 14th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine did you not buy today?
Replies: 70
Views: 2973

Re: What wine did you not buy today?

I'm on some mailing lists from wineries that I've visited, ordered from in the past, gone to wine dinner/tastings, corresponded with - not true allocated mailers - that I'll hear from telling me about some new wine, and sometimes they are hard to pass on. Got one the other day for some Rose', and th...
by Paul Miller
March 12th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post wines that tastes like cheese please!
Replies: 26
Views: 921

Re: Post wines that tastes like cheese please!

I am familiar with PAIRING wine and cheese, looking to complement or contrast some flavor component of each. (e.g. acidic grassiness of fresh goat cheese matched with that of some Sauv Blancs). But thinking about WINE TASTING LIKE CHEESE is almost blowing my mind (or what's left of it). I have neve...
by Paul Miller
March 11th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1381
Views: 86235

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2012 Carlisle Zin, Dupratt Vineyard
by Paul Miller
March 11th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BRUSSELS SPROUTS is the new kale
Replies: 22
Views: 684

Re: BRUSSELS SPROUTS is the new kale

Our version the other night

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by Paul Miller
March 9th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Sojourn Cab, Proprietary Cuvée

Great steak wine. Aged perfectly. Pop ‘em if you got ‘em.

Paired with grilled steak, brussel sprouts, and potatoes spiced with Nola’s smoked paprika.
by Paul Miller
March 7th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 164
Views: 4475

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Mine arrived last week. Already using the olive oil and the sherry vinegar. Delicious.
by Paul Miller
March 4th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BRUSSELS SPROUTS is the new kale
Replies: 22
Views: 684

Re: BRUSSELS SPROUTS is the new kale

My mother who used to steam the crap out of brussels sprouts until they were yellow green and my father who made me eat them until I gagged poisoned my interest in the mini cabbage. It wasn't until a friend grilled mini sprouts that they tasted awesome. There's a restaurant near us that does a kung...
by Paul Miller
February 28th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended thru Fri, 2/1 - tercero wines BD10 Offers - Including My 2018 Mourvedre Rose!
Replies: 101
Views: 2848

Re: Extended thru Fri, 2/1 - tercero wines BD10 Offers - Including My 2018 Mourvedre Rose!

Just got my half-case of 2018 Rosé. Had to Pobega one.

Light salmon in color. Some floral aromas. Crisp. Combo of Jolly Rancher and citrus/nectarine. Delicious.

Will put the other 5 away and wait for warm weather.
by Paul Miller
February 24th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Carlisle, Zin, Sodini Vnyd. We had a 2015 Carlisle Dry Creek Zin (15% Petite Sirah) last night which rocked. Very expressive nose and big and luxurious on the palate. If you have a few try one soon, but there's no hurry. This one seems to be made for the long haul. I'm sure your 2012 Sodini is...
by Paul Miller
February 24th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Carlisle, Zin, Sodini Vnyd.
by Paul Miller
February 22nd, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Turley White Coat
Heavier and tarter than some years.
by Paul Miller
February 17th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 33
Views: 1296

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

Wasn’t there another thread awhile back about if a particular soil imparted that characteristic into the wine? For example, if grown in soil containing limestone, does that impart a limestone taste into the wine, and if so, how/why? No! Soils affect wine -- through water and heat retention, for ins...
by Paul Miller
February 17th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 33
Views: 1296

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

Christopher Barnes wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 9:01 am
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by Paul Miller
February 17th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Not really opening a bottle, but was at Whole Foods last night in their wine bar. They always have two wines on tap, a white and a red. Last night it was a Carbonic Sangiovese from Stoplman. Was quite tasty. Light and fruity with some spice.
by Paul Miller
February 17th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

jon leifer wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 7:15 pm
2016 Seghesio Arneis, delightful wine, went very nicely with gnocchi tonight
Is that a wine that is widely distributed? Never seen it. Would love to try.
by Paul Miller
February 17th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 33
Views: 1296

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

Great and interesting OP.

Wasn’t there another thread awhile back about if a particular soil imparted that characteristic into the wine? For example, if grown in soil containing limestone, does that impart a limestone taste into the wine, and if so, how/why?
by Paul Miller
February 14th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 95
Views: 3480

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

This thread is full of fail
by Paul Miller
February 13th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still read Wine Spectator?
Replies: 41
Views: 1587

Re: Do you still read Wine Spectator?

I still get it. More of a lifestyle magazine now. Learn a few interesting things for travel ideas.
by Paul Miller
February 13th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam corks?
Replies: 132
Views: 2858

Re: Diam corks?

... TCA can get into a wine in the cellar. Also, reduction can sometimes be confused with TCA... the rule is that TCA gets worse with air time , reduction gets better (reduction reduction!). ... Interesting, and thanks for noting this. I had a domestic Pinot (2010) the other night, that at first wa...
by Paul Miller
February 12th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing scam
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Wine pairing scam

Art R wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 7:53 am
seems pretty demeaning to midwesterners.
And to the digerati
by Paul Miller
February 11th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wine Regions You Neglect
Replies: 45
Views: 1540

Re: Great Wine Regions You Neglect

France
by Paul Miller
February 10th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who bottles salmanazars or balthazars in Napa/Sonoma/Norcal?
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Who bottles salmanazars or balthazars in Napa/Sonoma/Norcal?

So you're giving your soon-to-be-former coworker a white elephant? [pwn.gif] How about a nice 3 bottle lot, 6 bottle lot, or magnum of their favorite Napa wine in it's wooden presentation box? How often will they have occasion to drink a 9L or 12L bottle? [scratch.gif] How are they going to pour it?
by Paul Miller
February 4th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Tercero, Cuvee Loco, Larner Vineyard

Pobegaed a bottle that arrived today. No travel shock.

Tart. Rustic. Smooth mouthfeel. Pepper, cranberry.
by Paul Miller
February 3rd, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10352
Views: 335091

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2009 Kosta-Browne, Kanzler Vineyard
by Paul Miller
February 2nd, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Vin Chicago?
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Tell me about Vin Chicago?

It’s one of my favorite shops here in Chicago. Ordered online for pickup, but have never had anything shipped.
by Paul Miller
January 30th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 450
Views: 33409

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2017 Tercero Rose’

My last one. Got to make room for the 2018’s.
Excellent balance of tart watermelon and strawberry. Nice acidity. Light salmon color.

Drank this all summer. Take advantage of the extended offer.
by Paul Miller
January 30th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Easter Island / Torres Del Paine Question
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Easter Island / Torres Del Paine Question

I may be comparing apples to oranges, but in terms of experiences, how do the Easter Islands compare to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu?
by Paul Miller
January 30th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural Wine & Whole-Cluster Ferments??
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: Natural Wine & Whole-Cluster Ferments??

I see it less as a trick, and more of a choice/decision.

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