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by Paul Miller
September 8th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4413

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

Maybe we should go back to the title of the thread - "wine cooler"

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Do your wines have a tinny taste?

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by Paul Miller
September 6th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4413

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

No mold?
by Paul Miller
September 5th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BBQ Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: BBQ Tour

Driving to Memphis? Stop along the way in DeValls Bluff, Ark, and eat at Craig’s.
by Paul Miller
September 3rd, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 51
Views: 2888

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

OK, I will likely buy some incoming (again) for this comment, but may I ask why fully 50% of your many posts are to alert fellow WB's of mailing list offers? If we exclude the topic of golf, it would be closer to 75%. What am I missing? Your fellow WB's who are on the list would see the same thing ...
by Paul Miller
September 2nd, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 128
Views: 5942

Re: Worst wines you've had?

DFW used to have a tasting room/bar serving Texas wines. They had a dessert wine made with pecans. I’ll never brush that taste out of my mouth.
by Paul Miller
August 12th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...

A local source does a very nice maple syrup aged in bourbon barrel - now that makes sense to me. We lacquered a turkey with it one year ... yum. Not quite sure what the point of that is, since the maple syrup already has a strong caramel note. I would think that would overpower the barrel tastes. N...
by Paul Miller
August 10th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2492

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Are we talking chicken eggs?
by Paul Miller
August 4th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer
Replies: 141
Views: 10170

Re: Venice (Italy) help for a first timer

Riviera Ristorante
http://www.ristoranteriviera.it/

Osteria Enoteca Ai Artisi
http://www.enotecaartisti.com/
by Paul Miller
July 31st, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms
Replies: 30
Views: 1574

Re: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms

z_hart wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 2:43 pm
Steve Crawford wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 10:54 am
semi related, is smoking still allowed within panchas? (fingers crossed for a yes)
Nothing better than smoking a pack of cigs to get ones palette right.
Are you chewing gum?
by Paul Miller
July 28th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 2599

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

Have you tried Shady Lane? Going to a wine dinner this Wednesday highlighting their wines. Paul: My recollection is that they weren't at the same level as some of those I had mentioned, but it has been a number of years since I've had them, so I'd approach with an open mind. Leaving for the dinner ...
by Paul Miller
July 28th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5450

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

C Chen wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 11:50 am
So many posts, so few pics. *tears*
Was Jay the only attendee?
by Paul Miller
July 28th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3071

Re: All Natural Wine

We were in Copenhagen in June, and yes, natural wines are a thing there. So many local bars and restaurants were serving them, it was almost impossible to avoid them. However, I must admit, I enjoyed most of them. Some were a bit “different,” some were fun, many enjoyable, but almost none that I wou...
by Paul Miller
July 27th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10734
Views: 387059

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Sojourn Cab, Home Ranch
by Paul Miller
July 27th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5450

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Kevin Porter wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 4:53 pm
But not tiki torches
True
by Paul Miller
July 27th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5450

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Hoping for Aloha shirts
by Paul Miller
July 24th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 2599

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

Have you tried Shady Lane? Going to a wine dinner this Wednesday highlighting their wines. Paul: My recollection is that they weren't at the same level as some of those I had mentioned, but it has been a number of years since I've had them, so I'd approach with an open mind. Leaving for the dinner ...
by Paul Miller
July 23rd, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 144982

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Michael Martin wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 7:32 pm
Paul Miller wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 7:30 pm
Had a bottle of Shebang tonight at Whole Foods!
The 11th cuvée’ isn’t toooooo bad.
This was the 12th. I liked it, especially for $15.
by Paul Miller
July 23rd, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 144982

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Had a bottle of Shebang tonight at Whole Foods!
by Paul Miller
July 23rd, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 144982

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

EHeffner wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 8:48 am
Paul Miller wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 7:28 pm
2017 Schmiedt Road Zin
Thoughts?
I would give it a couple more years. I enjoyed it, was easy to drink, but I unfortunately didn’t take any notes.
by Paul Miller
July 22nd, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 144982

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2017 Schmiedt Road Zin
by Paul Miller
July 22nd, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16251
Views: 412379

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Une Annee
Skokie, IL
http://uneannee.com/

Mostly natural, wild fermentation, and fruit beers. French and Belgian styles.

Went with brother in-law and his son. We each bought a 3-glass sampler and shared all 9 beers. Good stuff. One of my new favs in the Chicago area.

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by Paul Miller
July 22nd, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8478

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Condolences to Alan’s family
by Paul Miller
July 22nd, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 2599

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

Michigan is in Tier 2, you just haven't tried the right wineries. Anyone who has not tasted a range of Wyncroft wine from Michigan should not be qualified to rank tiers. Bookcliff, Carlson, and Infinite Monkey Theorem might change opinions about Colorado. H. Wiemer, Red Newt , and other NY Riesling...
by Paul Miller
July 14th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10734
Views: 387059

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Sojourn Pinot, Sangiacomo

Opening with lots of fruit. Easy drinker right now.
by Paul Miller
July 8th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone up for 200% new oak
Replies: 27
Views: 1682

Re: Anyone up for 200% new oak

John Morris wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 8:53 pm
At least it’s not bourbon barrels.
Don't they call that "Double Oaked?"
by Paul Miller
July 2nd, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Help needed: Napa/Sonoma trip with a twist

Any alumni in the business out there?
by Paul Miller
July 1st, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13912

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I enjoyed it back in the day. As someone else noted, a lot of ITB posters. Learned a lot, and suddenly people started disappearing. Then they started to charge for it, and I left.
by Paul Miller
June 30th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37382

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Tonight a 2013 Jean Edwards Seventy-Four Forty-One Napa Cab. Just opened 20 minutes ago. Plum aroma. Dark, dense fruit. Nice tannins. Should go well with the steak I’m grilling.
by Paul Miller
June 30th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: TN: 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon

Thanks for posting. My wife just got a bottle at work as a thank you.
by Paul Miller
June 28th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

by Paul Miller
June 26th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 55
Views: 2637

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

anthonyshideler wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 10:15 am
Luis Seabra and Dirk Niepoort. What these guys are doing with old vine field blends in Portugal is nothing short of spectacular.
I was wondering when someone would mention Portuguese blends
by Paul Miller
June 24th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3945

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

We were in Copenhagen a couple of weeks ago, and it was in the mid 80s
by Paul Miller
June 22nd, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs
Replies: 26
Views: 1747

Re: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs

Ended up spending the whole day Monday at the Art Museum- so that cut my visit time down - But two breweries really did stand out - DOVETAIL - Really well made lagers - with a surprising Rauchbier - OLD IRVING BREWING CO: Tried everything on tap, mainly hazy Double IPAs - all well made - balanced -...
by Paul Miller
June 21st, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 5679

Re: The wine you don't want

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 12:09 pm
Victor Hong wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 11:33 am
Yes, but only because my cat does not drink.
My cat does.
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by Paul Miller
June 19th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2225
Views: 144982

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Evanghelo Heritage
by Paul Miller
June 19th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16251
Views: 412379

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I went to Mikkeller Portland last week on the way to Lake Chelan. Had an electric, salty, nervous, wonderful Pils and a wholly forgettable Imperial IPA. The pop-up is across the street from Pigeon and has a see-and-be-seen kind of vibe. Food looked great but I just had beer. Just got back from Cope...
by Paul Miller
June 18th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 1985

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

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https://www.simplyorangejuice.com/product/limeade

3-4 parts Simply Limeade
2 parts Tequila
1 part triple sec (Grand Gala works well)
by Paul Miller
June 11th, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs
Replies: 26
Views: 1747

Re: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs

May want to list where you're staying, as you may have some choices that are walking distance that will be more 'worth it' than trying to schlep all over just to get to one that might be the 'best'. Driving can be a real headache there. I am going to be all over the place. Staying by the O'Hare Air...
by Paul Miller
June 10th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs
Replies: 26
Views: 1747

Re: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs

Dovetail
The Mousetrap (Off Color brewery)

Both making great local brews.
by Paul Miller
June 3rd, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Chicago and suburbs
Replies: 490
Views: 39621

Re: Chicago and suburbs

Dawali moved to the West Loop. Not sure if it’s still BYOB. Now out of my neighborhood.
by Paul Miller
June 1st, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: JEC Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19

Used to live down the road in Bedminster. Was always a nice place to go, and that was over 25 years ago.
by Paul Miller
May 31st, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Faroe Islands (Updated with Koks Review)
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Faroe Islands (Updated with Koks Review)

Is tip included, or how much tip is expected?
by Paul Miller
May 31st, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Foreign Transaction Fees
Replies: 17
Views: 2212

Re: Foreign Transaction Fees

Thanks for the responses.
by Paul Miller
May 30th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Foreign Transaction Fees
Replies: 17
Views: 2212

Foreign Transaction Fees

When traveling outside the US, I am sometimes asked when I use my credit card if I want the transaction to be in US Dollars, or if in the local currency. For example, if I buy a pair of shoes in Italy that cost Euro 200, do I want the transaction to be in Euros, or have the charge made in Dollars. W...

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