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by Paul Miller
November 19th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 298
Views: 14795

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Got my shipping notice today. On their way to Chicago.
by Paul Miller
November 18th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montepulciano Help
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: Montepulciano Help

Avignonesi Vino Nobile is right around that point, maybe a tad higher. There's another Vino Nobile I always see at Whole Foods that's good and slightly cheaper.
by Paul Miller
November 18th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 5193

Re: And the Wine Spectator Wine of the Year is . . .

The top 100 seems to suck worse than usual. A to Z Wineworks? Come on! It is just a blend of surplus juice. It also fits WS that the choices from the Penner Ash and Cristom stables are their ripest, least subtle wines. There are, as usual however, a few wines that I have never heard of, and wouldn'...
by Paul Miller
November 17th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 3533

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

I was supposed to set aside a bottle for my wife to open one night she had some charity committee people over. I sort of did, but the bottle was not obvious. Anyway, they all drank some really nice wine, and none of them appreciated it. Similarly, we had friends over for the Super Bowl last year. On...
by Paul Miller
November 16th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (USA, California)
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: TN: 2014 Bonny Doon Vineyard Le Cigare Volant (USA, California)

Just got my shipment Thursday. Should create a virtual tasting night.
by Paul Miller
November 10th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424694

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

2016 KBS for Da Bears game
by Paul Miller
November 10th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 110
Views: 8111

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

Got my shipping notice to Chicago
by Paul Miller
November 8th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Wow talk about a high end beer !
Replies: 19
Views: 845

Re: Wow talk about a high end beer !

I've had a couple of these in the past. Both times I opened and shared with friends. The opinions were always mixed - some people flat hated it, and some of us were just ok with it. Reminded me of a Sherry or a Madeira, but like Michael said, had gone bad... well not really bad, just not really good...
by Paul Miller
November 7th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Chicago-Pizza and Riesling (and Piedmont)-November 19th (Coalfire)
Replies: 25
Views: 796

Re: Chicago-Pizza and Reisling-November 19th (Coalfire)

This is about the 5th thing I could do that night :-(
by Paul Miller
November 6th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10931
Views: 398446

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Tercero Roussanne Zaca Mesa Vineyard
by Paul Miller
November 5th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2266

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

If you need to donate some wine to thin your cellar, I know a good 501c3 that needs bottles for a holiday charity event, particularly wines that are made by women (as Blessons for Women www.blessons.org is a charity that benefits women).
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by Paul Miller
November 5th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2266

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

I have finally gotten better at buying less from favorite lists, or just buying the bottles I know I always like.
by Paul Miller
October 30th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35415

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Ryan Kilkenney wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Another vote for Cherry Circle Room.
This and Acanto are both good options
by Paul Miller
October 30th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 66
Views: 2257

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Just had some Kentucky Tomme from a producer in Indiana. Got it at Whole Foods. Outstanding!

https://www.cheese.com/old-kentucky-tomme/
by Paul Miller
October 29th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2136

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

G. Greenbaum wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 9:45 am
Canary Islands.
This
by Paul Miller
October 25th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What US State Grows Your Favorite Grapes?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: What US State Grows Your Favorite Grapes?

Red Muscadine: Arkansas
by Paul Miller
October 25th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35415

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Saw this on Facebook Starting Friday, November 1, join Dutch & Doc's for their Balena pop-up, which will feature a menu of Balena favorites like the tagliolini nero with crab and sea urchin. You won't want to miss it! Make your reservation ASAP before availability is gone. #DutchandDocs 73209656_278...
by Paul Miller
October 23rd, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 110
Views: 8111

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 5:00 pm
Just got an email saying that despite taking my order, they are having issues registering the wines for shipment to Connecticut.
Same for Illinois
by Paul Miller
October 22nd, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5333

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

No email for me
by Paul Miller
October 20th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581240

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Boony Doon and Ravenswood sales.
by Paul Miller
October 20th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 62
Views: 3764

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

Most of our homemade pizza we cook on the grill. So with a red pizza, it’s almost always a Zin.
by Paul Miller
October 15th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10931
Views: 398446

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2018 Passaggio, Trousseau Gris, Fanucchi
Great food wine, especially spicy food.
by Paul Miller
October 15th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 298
Views: 14795

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Had 8 bottles selected, but only 5 made it to checkout.
by Paul Miller
October 14th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5333

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

mark rudner wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 2:57 pm
i asked for 1+1 thinking if i'm not a pig maybe i'll be ok
not much to go around
That was my thought
by Paul Miller
October 14th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5333

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

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by Paul Miller
September 29th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2312
Views: 150256

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Old Vines
by Paul Miller
September 22nd, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting corked out of my mouth
Replies: 38
Views: 1343

Re: Getting corked out of my mouth

Chew on some saran wrap?
by Paul Miller
September 19th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424694

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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by Paul Miller
September 17th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)
Replies: 33
Views: 1173

Re: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)

Someone on Facebook just posted this from National Geographic https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/asia/georgia/partner-content-georgia-tbilisi-bohemian-city/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=facebook::cmp=sp_georgia::add=fbt20190917travel-newgeorgiatbilisi::rid=&sf219559879=1&fbclid=...
by Paul Miller
September 17th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1235

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

My oldest Saxum is a 2006 James Berry. Too young?
by Paul Miller
September 17th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)
Replies: 33
Views: 1173

Re: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)

Thanks for the detailed notes. We've been considering this trip. A friend runs some photo tours, and he just added Georgia & Armenia. Would probably have gone this year except it overlaps the Chicago Marathon. We may go with him next year. Here is a link to his tour: https://photoenrichment.com/trea...
by Paul Miller
September 17th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry
Replies: 32
Views: 2874

Re: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry

I have one bottle left, a 2005 Gap's Crown Pinot. I may have to open it this weekend in honor.
by Paul Miller
September 8th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 122
Views: 6109

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: 122
Views: 6109

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

No mold?
by Paul Miller
September 5th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BBQ Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 1263

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: 55
Views: 3785

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: 6342

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: 1130

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3398

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Are we talking chicken eggs?
by Paul Miller
July 31st, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms
Replies: 30
Views: 1635

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: 2706

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: 5595

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: 3151

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: 10931
Views: 398446

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: 5595

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: 5595

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Hoping for Aloha shirts

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