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by Paul Miller
July 14th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10568
Views: 351762

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: 1529

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: 1202

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: 12932

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: 468
Views: 36242

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: 787

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: 1219

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: 2346

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: 3723

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: 1071

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: 54
Views: 4112

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: 2164
Views: 135076

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: 16184
Views: 386138

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: 28
Views: 1120

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

Image

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: 1071

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: 1071

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: 38303

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: 891

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: 1001

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: 1499

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: 1499

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...
by Paul Miller
May 14th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 623
Views: 31193

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Dined at PST last weekend on Friday night and enjoyed. I thought it was on the 'very good' end vs excellent, but still very enjoyable. I thought the pita was a little weird, but still delicious. Pizza, very good. All the veg items were excellent. Duck entree was very unique and the highlight of the...
by Paul Miller
May 8th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 37
Views: 1510

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

AA does sell buy-ups at the end of the year if you are close to EXP; but with credit card EQMs and a few reasonably priced J trips to Europe it is not hugely expensive to get there. EQD makes things a bit harder but you can offset some of the with credit cards too. And for the upgrade question abov...
by Paul Miller
May 7th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 37
Views: 1510

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

I really don’t understand the complimentary upgrade process. I’m Platinum for Life, and never get offered a chance to move up, and I’ve been on flights with empty seats in First Class.
by Paul Miller
May 3rd, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 37
Views: 1510

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

There used to be a site that would help you figure out the cheapest/shortest flights out of your city to help meet eligibility. If you needed two more segments, or 5,000 miles, would help you pick the cheapest way to do so.
by Paul Miller
May 3rd, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 40
Views: 1688

Re: 2018 Rose

Tercero 2018 was very nice. Anyone checked in on a 2017 Tercero recently? PA State stores seem to have a decent amount of it at $30 (quicker than having it shipped at least) I just finished one over a couple of days this week. Aromatically it is spectacular and is drinking really well. I think it d...
by Paul Miller
May 3rd, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 40
Views: 1688

Re: 2018 Rose

Opened a Tercero. Been one of my go-to roses the last 2-3 years, and this one did not disappoint.
by Paul Miller
May 2nd, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 69
Views: 1500

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

Tier 1: Calif, Oregon, Washington
Tier 2: Arizona, NM, New York
-- now we get into "drinkable" --
Tier 3: Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Illinois, NC, Virginia, Missouri, RI, Penn
-- and finally, hard to swallow --
Tier 4: Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Minn, Georgia
by Paul Miller
April 30th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1864

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

I don't seem to detect taint as much as my wife, but I have a friend that seems especially sensitive to it.
by Paul Miller
April 23rd, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10568
Views: 351762

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Turley Zin, Juvenile

Really tasty. Pobega’ed. A year would help. Guessing this is a young drinker. Easy to drink wine. Lots of red fruit. Lots of aroma.
by Paul Miller
April 21st, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Vall Llach, Priorat
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: TN: 2001 Vall Llach, Priorat

Decided to pop a Priorat. 2008 Ferrer Bobet. I think it’s someone’s second label. Nice wine. Was probably a good time to open it.

Medium body, some nice tanin. Somewhat rustic. 15% alcohol not overpowering. Dark red cherries, some vanilla, clove, leather, chocolate, licorice. Great QPR.
by Paul Miller
April 21st, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10568
Views: 351762

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Ferrer Bobet, Priorat
by Paul Miller
April 20th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cork recycling day
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: Cork recycling day

Whole Foods takes them
by Paul Miller
April 18th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

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: 1052

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: 9
Views: 471

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: 1410
Views: 90513

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: 10568
Views: 351762

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: 10568
Views: 351762

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: 1458

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: 10568
Views: 351762

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: 992

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: 49
Views: 2481

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: 49
Views: 2481

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...

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