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by Paul Miller
July 10th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 45
Views: 3047

Re: Sojourn Cellars

Had the 2017 Hame Ranch Cab the other night. It's a big, heavy-duty Cab. Went great with a steak.
by Paul Miller
July 10th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42367

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Band of Bohemia Michelin-starred brewpub temporarily closes amid employee complaints and a restaurant industry reckoning Michelin-starred restaurant Band of Bohemia has temporarily closed its doors and issued a public apology after online accusations of fostering a hostile workplace and mismanagemen...
by Paul Miller
July 8th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42367

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Apparently Alinea did this, and some people are not happy.

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by Paul Miller
July 5th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2722
Views: 179490

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Had a 2015 Carignan last night for the 4th. Delicious.
by Paul Miller
July 5th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sippin' Tequila Recs
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Sippin' Tequila Recs

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Fortaleza anejo
^^^ This...

.. and this >> viewtopic.php?f=18&t=58469&hilit=tequila
by Paul Miller
July 1st, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bunch of Pax wines.
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: TN: Bunch of Pax wines.

Thanks for posting. I purchased the last two wines. Can’t wait to open.

I had your Tokay the other night and was delicious.
by Paul Miller
June 27th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Sleep (or Lack Thereof)
Replies: 48
Views: 2512

Re: Wine and Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

Nobody actually sleeps better after drinking alcohol. You may feel that you do, because you fall asleep faster and/or stay asleep better, but the beneficial things that happen in your brain during unadulterated sleep don't happen as well or at all if you've had alcohol. You may not care, because at...
by Paul Miller
June 23rd, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449135

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2019 Turley White Zin
This was really nice. Soft. Peach. Went great with Indian food. Glad I have another bottle.
by Paul Miller
June 23rd, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 77
Views: 3726

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

The biggest holding in my cellar is American Pinot, but then I'll get bored and venture off to Zins, or Rhone varietals, or some Cab, but then swing back to Pinots. And then it repeats. What hasn't repeated, is I've whittled most of my Pinot purchases to only a couple of producers, as I began to fin...
by Paul Miller
June 22nd, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

He’s not a bullfrog?
by Paul Miller
June 20th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42367

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Did the Alinea steak dinner last night. Was RICH! And I'm paying for it today. Last night I was STUFFED. Was tasty, although a bit salty. Started with a lobster bisque. Then did the steak, salad, and potatoes. Ended with strawberry shortbread. 104467866_10207078929609757_1127409772118701622_n.jpg 10...
by Paul Miller
June 19th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13674
Views: 667142

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Pax
by Paul Miller
June 17th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I just ordered more from Pax. #BLM
by Paul Miller
June 17th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: TN: 2002 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

I haven’t had one of their wines in awhile. Need to go find one. Paul, I see your local. I have the 97,2001 and more of the 2002. I’ll save em. When COVID is over, you’ll come over and join some of the other local hooligans and we can put together a nice vertical with some flannery. What is Todd’s ...
by Paul Miller
June 17th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: TN: 2002 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

I haven’t had one of their wines in awhile. Need to go find one.
by Paul Miller
June 17th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Perhaps my original reply to this topic (#5) would have better been stated as follows: An certain winery sent an unsolicited email supporting a social activist movement that has become divisive and politically volatile. As my email address was provided for business purposes only, I was annoyed and ...
by Paul Miller
June 16th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Posting as Pics as it is very visual.
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by Paul Miller
June 16th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I can forward it to you. I'd appreciate a copy/paste to the thread if that's not too political; posting without comment seems to be information rather than politics. I would be surprised if it's much beyond a basic statement of alignment. I was going to, but I deleted it and can't find it in any em...
by Paul Miller
June 16th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Andrew Gold wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 12:00 pm
I am no longer a Pax customer after their recent BLM email. I don’t need any social activism. They should stick with making and selling wine.
Care to expand on what the email contained?
Support for BLM
by Paul Miller
June 15th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1531

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

This ties into the discussion, but is not about the glass. What do folks use to keep flying proteins from landing in your glasses when outside? Not a huge problem here in Southern California, but it must be bad in some of those "buggy" states back east. The Vinglace and others have a lid. I guess t...
by Paul Miller
June 14th, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1531

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

We recently got glasses from Vinglace. https://www.vinglace.com/collections/the-wine-glass Similar to the metal ones above, but with a glass insert. GREAT call with the Vinglace Paul! I had never heard of these but had to give em a try after reading your post. Used one by the pool this afternoon an...
by Paul Miller
June 13th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?
Replies: 29
Views: 792

Re: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?

Too cold in Chicago today to open a rose.
by Paul Miller
June 13th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449135

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Once & Future Wine Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard
by Paul Miller
June 13th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42367

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Did the Boka lamb last night. Enjoyed everything.

Doing Alinea steak next Friday.
by Paul Miller
June 12th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virginia wineries worth visiting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1016

Re: Virginia wineries worth visiting?

Has anyone been to Effingham Manor?
by Paul Miller
June 10th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Those Damn Wax Capsules....
Replies: 59
Views: 2910

Re: Those Damn Wax Capsules....

Ha! Just had this experience tonight. Drilled straight into it. No probs. But then wouldn’t budge. Had to peel off the wax before the cork would budge.
by Paul Miller
June 10th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite lower alcohol wines
Replies: 33
Views: 846

Re: Favorite lower alcohol wines

Drinking a 2018 Sabelli-Frisch Marsanne tonight. It's 12.5%. I think a couple other of his wines have been low. And it's very nice!
by Paul Miller
June 8th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker Down?
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Cellar Tracker Down?

Works for me
by Paul Miller
June 8th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2722
Views: 179490

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Gotcha. The wine had always drank super young/structured with the oak standing out a bit (at least to me). Sounds like its loosening up a bit. Thanks! There was a CellarTracker tasting note this weekend that said it needed 2 hours to start shedding the oak and after 4 hours , it was a different win...
by Paul Miller
June 8th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2722
Views: 179490

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 Bedrock Cuvée Karatas How was it? Reading some recent notes saying its really starting to come around. Soft, mellow palate. Some sweet butter and caramel notes. Some green fruit and grapefruit. Golden color. Enjoyed, but not my favorite white. I haven’t seen any past notes, so not sure how to ...
by Paul Miller
June 7th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2722
Views: 179490

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2012 Bedrock Cuvée Karatas
by Paul Miller
June 4th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449135

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2010 Rivers-Marie Napa Valley Cab
by Paul Miller
May 25th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449135

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Jean Edwards, Cab, Rutherford
Great wine outdoors with grilled steak, potatoes, asparagus.
by Paul Miller
May 18th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Zoom Event--Mark and Jeff Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards--Thursday, May 28th 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Paul Miller wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Ugh! I had one Pisoni left, and I drank it last week.
Found a Roar
by Paul Miller
May 17th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42367

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

George Hejna wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 11:40 am
Duck was not worth the $$ IMO. Legs were great, breast - texture was off. Sides were great.

Elske's salmon was excellent across the entire menu. Assuming you like Scandinavian food.

George
Thanks for the feedback. The cost is hard to swallow.
by Paul Miller
May 17th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42367

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Wow. I missed seeing that. I love duck. How did you hear about it? Lee Wolen's social media through a friend. George Well, I'm following him on Instagram now! Trying to decide. Duck on Wednesday, or duck lasagne on Thursday? Did the pork on Friday. Was delicious. Pictures don't do justice. IMG_3437...
by Paul Miller
May 12th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42367

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

They "released" 12 - 21 day age ducks for pick up this Wednesday. I was able to grab a couple. Looking forward to it. Also Elske has a salmon dinner this weekend that looks great. George Wow. I missed seeing that. I love duck. How did you hear about it? Lee Wolen's social media through a friend. Ge...
by Paul Miller
May 12th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you ever gone out and purchased every available bottle of a wine?
Replies: 84
Views: 5597

Re: Have you ever gone out and purchased every available bottle of a wine?

A few years ago, sort of the old Pax made a rosé that came in an odd shaped bottle. Sam’s/Binny’s had it, and also had Mags. Loved the wine for summer. I ultimately cleared the shelf at Binny’s.
by Paul Miller
May 12th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42367

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Doing Boka again this Friday. They changed their menu. Trying the pork. They "released" 12 - 21 day age ducks for pick up this Wednesday. I was able to grab a couple. Looking forward to it. Also Elske has a salmon dinner this weekend that looks great. George Wow. I missed seeing that. I love duck. ...
by Paul Miller
May 11th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you control your alcohol intake?
Replies: 83
Views: 11410

Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

I keep everything corked until I’m ready to drink it
by Paul Miller
May 11th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42367

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Doing Boka again this Friday. They changed their menu. Trying the pork.
by Paul Miller
May 11th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6243

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

This is rich. A bunch of 1%ers on a wine board ripping a 1% grape grower. [popcorn.gif] Mmm...if I sound like a 1%er that’s mostly because I read a lot of books when I was a kid. 20 years in restaurants didn’t exactly make me wealthy, and neither has starting a winery. It has kept me enjoying my wo...
by Paul Miller
May 11th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6243

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

Victor Hong wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 11:30 am
John Ammons wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 10:46 am
Presuming the picture that ran with the article is current, he is quite the healthy looking 80 year old.
Clonal grafting.
Good rootstock
by Paul Miller
May 9th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443193

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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by Paul Miller
May 4th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449135

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2012 Kosta Browne, Pinot, Pisoni Vnyrd.
by Paul Miller
May 4th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42367

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

We did Boka last night. Very tasty. Quite a few people lined up by the curb to get their meals. Seemed to be more Boka cars than Alinea. They were then sending people in cars around the corner to relieve congestion. Since I walked up, I sat just briefly in their outdoor patio. Several other people a...

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