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by Paul Miller
January 20th, 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - JAMONES SIN FRONTERAS Gourmet Online Store
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - JAMONES SIN FRONTERAS Gourmet Online Store

Do the colors differentiate any difference in quality? And do the diets impact the flavor profile?

Welcome aboard!
by Paul Miller
January 20th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 44
Views: 1483

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

Looks like Berserker Day is going to be chockfull of Chenin. Anyone taste from the participants and have thoughts? Looks interesting - I'm intrigued.
by Paul Miller
January 20th, 2021, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Ok, breaking the no wine fast soon. Headed to a friend’s heated (i hope) back patio to celebrate the inauguration of Biden/Harris. I am taking a mag of 2006 Taittinger CdC rose. Host will open comparable bottles I suspect. Already told my work colleagues that i will be unavailable shortly. They ret...
by Paul Miller
January 19th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Vermouth?

Interesting. Keep us posted.
by Paul Miller
January 19th, 2021, 6:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 215
Views: 14845

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

I keep getting ads for August Uncommon teas. They seem to make some oddball tea mixtures, some look interesting. Anyone have any experience with them?
by Paul Miller
January 19th, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Mike Cohen wrote: January 19th, 2021, 12:43 pm Still dry. Down 8lbs.

447 hours down. 297 hours to go.
Still dry. Down 7lbs.

Counting down to Feb. 6.
by Paul Miller
January 19th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

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by Paul Miller
January 19th, 2021, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 12799

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Ordered
by Paul Miller
January 18th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WB 'Wine Rules' To Consider
Replies: 25
Views: 1458

Re: WB 'Wine Rules' To Consider

All wines should use Bordeaux bottles, and no wax, no foil.
by Paul Miller
January 18th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)
Replies: 17
Views: 1081

Re: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)

JDVanHoose wrote: January 13th, 2021, 9:53 pm We decided to use old labels for ours...image.jpg
Damn. This winter during the Covid lockdown, we did a major house cleaning, and I threw away a ton of old labels.
by Paul Miller
January 17th, 2021, 12:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed
Replies: 47
Views: 2075

Re: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed

Saw these plates at Crate & Barrel. Has a textured appearance. It’s glazed to and around the edges. But the bottom is not glazed. Any issues? Might need to be careful not to scratch the table. D6397420-30B4-45DE-A708-C7A8A795ADAB.jpeg 421549A4-E988-47F1-9442-CAD17A17E19F.jpeg 5F505D9E-85A1-4277-...
by Paul Miller
January 17th, 2021, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7460

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Bought Carlisle. Rivers Marie is this week.

I’m doing Dryuary. That’s kept me from buying oddball bottles.
by Paul Miller
January 16th, 2021, 3:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 230
Views: 19811

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

Siun o'Connell wrote: January 16th, 2021, 3:43 pm And the wines are great under those screwtops.
This. Screwtop, AND top notch wines.
by Paul Miller
January 16th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release
Replies: 139
Views: 12799

Re: Rivers-Marie ‘19 Pinot Release

Is the offer open?
by Paul Miller
January 16th, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16918
Views: 478846

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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by Paul Miller
January 15th, 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: UPDATE: tercero wines Live Zoom - Tuesday, January 26th 5:30pm PST
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: tercero wines Live Zoom - Thursday, January 28th

It's Dryuary for me. Doing this again in February?
by Paul Miller
January 15th, 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I tried a search, but is there a Tea thread here on WBs? Would like to incorporate some tea drinking. More specifically, I've seen some ads on social media for a tea company called August Uncommon Tea. Anyone have any experience with them? They have some interesting blends. https://august.la/?fbclid...
by Paul Miller
January 14th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1748
Views: 124779

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Ordered 11 and wished for Compagni Portis to round it out
by Paul Miller
January 14th, 2021, 12:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 47241

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Blair Kamin, the architecture critic, is also leaving.
by Paul Miller
January 14th, 2021, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1748
Views: 124779

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

First time I can remember not being offered the Compagni Portis white.
by Paul Miller
January 13th, 2021, 6:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed
Replies: 47
Views: 2075

Re: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed

We do handwash our Berdardaud Christmas plates. They’re handpainted and they have this flat gold that might be real idk. Yep, our China has a gold rim and I have to hand wash. Our "good" china has a silver rim, and, yep, handwash. I've been notified by my wife that we are going china shop...
by Paul Miller
January 13th, 2021, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I honestly can’t tell that I feel any different, other than the obvious if I were to have over imbibed.
by Paul Miller
January 12th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconsidering my position on wax capsules
Replies: 21
Views: 1578

Re: Reconsidering my position on wax capsules

The real question is whether it provides any more 'protection then an aluminum foil - and hownmuch more than without anything at all. It most certainly does. The aluminum foil is just pressed there, it's not sealed airproof. Furthermore, the top is often perforated with two small holes so that it c...
by Paul Miller
January 11th, 2021, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9102

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

@Nola Palomar thanks for asking. My Uncle cared a lot about working people, and food and wine. One thing he was very mindful of right now are all the restaurant workers who have lost their jobs because of pandemic closures. I know that some people are making donations in his honor to the Restaurant...
by Paul Miller
January 11th, 2021, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tragedy at Celler Vall Llach in Priorat
Replies: 15
Views: 1681

Re: Tragedy at Celler Vall Llach in Priorat

Sorry to hear this. I've enjoyed their wines as well.
by Paul Miller
January 11th, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

242 hours down. 492 hours to go. Don't want to jinx things, but so far it's been pretty easy. Not going to restaurants and not socializing makes it much easier. Despite the turmoil in DC (which did temp me to open about 800 beers), it has felt easier than the last few years. All this. I survived la...
by Paul Miller
January 10th, 2021, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9102

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Condolences to his family
by Paul Miller
January 10th, 2021, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

So far so good. Down 3.5 pounds.
by Paul Miller
January 9th, 2021, 8:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed
Replies: 47
Views: 2075

Re: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed

Stephen P wrote: January 9th, 2021, 8:49 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: March 30th, 2018, 10:09 pm http://www.heathceramics.com

Not cheap but indestructible and fantastic. Lots of high end restaurants use their plates and bowls.
Seconded. This is all we have. Timeless designs, and we always get compliments on it.
Some nice looking stuff. And no scratches?
by Paul Miller
January 8th, 2021, 5:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 230
Views: 19811

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

So if BD is the 27th, that means I can't realistically drink any of the wine in January? So I can shop, but still meet the minimum requirement of Dryuary?
by Paul Miller
January 7th, 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

So far, so good. I held firm yesterday.
by Paul Miller
January 6th, 2021, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Maybe a gummy. It’s only 10 calories.
by Paul Miller
January 6th, 2021, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Can I take today off?
by Paul Miller
January 5th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Started the no-alc yesterday, goal is to continue until Friday Jan. 29 and reevaluate. Cutting back carbs as well. The last 6 months has been a free for all of beer, wine, carbs and the results are evident. Time to get some things back in order. We've cut out alcohol in February before but the last...
by Paul Miller
January 4th, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Beringer Chardonnays from 2016 to 1982
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: TN: Beringer Chardonnays from 2016 to 1982

Great notes. Thanks for posting. This was another trip down memory lane. It’s been a long time since I had a Beringer Chard.
by Paul Miller
January 3rd, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Finishing what I hoped to be a good Pinot. Tomorrow. Got my wife to commit tonight. Nothing until my birthday in February.
by Paul Miller
January 3rd, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16918
Views: 478846

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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by Paul Miller
January 1st, 2021, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3602

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

Started with a Mawbry sparkling cider. Now onto... 2011 Cirq, Pinot, Treehouse D3F0F791-009F-454E-A3F3-52887180340D.jpeg Are those plantain chips? They look good. No. Smashed potatoes. You boil them to soften, then smash, drizzle with olive oil and seasoning, then crisp them in the oven. They were ...
by Paul Miller
January 1st, 2021, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6480

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I’m in, but starting on Monday.
by Paul Miller
December 31st, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3602

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

Paul Miller wrote: December 31st, 2020, 4:32 pm Started with a Mawbry sparkling cider. Now onto...

2011 Cirq, Pinot, Treehouse
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by Paul Miller
December 31st, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3602

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

Started with a Mawbry sparkling cider. Now onto...

2011 Cirq, Pinot, Treehouse
by Paul Miller
December 29th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine touring in the time of Covid: Portugal
Replies: 19
Views: 1357

Re: Wine touring in the time of Covid: Portugal

It's now been several years since we went, but had a great time. And as a bonus, many wineries and the Port houses are tourist friendly.
by Paul Miller
December 29th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?
Replies: 55
Views: 2179

Re: Does the size and weight of a wine bottle matter?

My first thought when I saw the thread title was Turley. Over weight and difficult to to store. Only producer that I stopped buying because of the bottle. Damn. I was just about to post this. Scrolled back just to make sure. Figured first person to mention Turley would win a prize. [soap.gif] [stir...
by Paul Miller
December 28th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: how do you pick the bottle you are opening?
Replies: 23
Views: 892

Re: how do you pick the bottle you are opening?

When I read the OP, I immediately thought this was too hard to answer. Then I thought, no, it's an easy question. Now I look at some of the responses, and I am swinging back to hard to answer. Who is drinking with me? Am I alone? With my wife? Friends or Family? How many people? Do they like wine? D...
by Paul Miller
December 27th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Turley Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena)
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: TN: 2009 Turley Petite Syrah Hayne Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena)

Just had a 2005 Hayne Vineyard, and it was drinking beautifully. Pepper, spice, and it still had a lot of fruit.

Still have a 2007 Library left to drink.
by Paul Miller
December 25th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12663
Views: 507936

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Quilceda Creek, Cab, Galitzine Vineyard
Drinking beautifully. Had it with a steak dinner for Christmas.
by Paul Miller
December 24th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16918
Views: 478846

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

2013 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.
Going down smooth and easy.

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by Paul Miller
December 22nd, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Aged Eggnog
Replies: 33
Views: 1282

Re: Aged Eggnog

We just made 3 jugs using Alton Brown's recipe. I know you won't believe me, but we had exactly two glass fulls leftover. So we're giving the fresh stuff a try. Tastes VERY boozy. Between the liquor and raw eggs, I hope we wake up tomorrow.

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