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by Paul Miller
June 18th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 12
Views: 181

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: 22
Views: 414

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: 22
Views: 414

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: 36739

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: 412

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: 887

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: 13
Views: 850

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: 13
Views: 850

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: 614
Views: 28053

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: 1266

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: 1266

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: 1266

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: 1509

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: 1509

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: 1250

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: 1569

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: 10512
Views: 344584

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: 433

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: 10512
Views: 344584

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: 545

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: 1196

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: 824

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: 433

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: 1400
Views: 88082

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: 10512
Views: 344584

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: 10512
Views: 344584

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: 1291

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: 10512
Views: 344584

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: 920

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: 2293

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: 2293

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...
by Paul Miller
March 28th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 49
Views: 2293

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Bedrock
Sojourn
Passaggio
Tercero
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by Paul Miller
March 24th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about magnum of 1999 Iniskillin Riesling Ice Wine
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Re: Question about magnum of 1999 Iniskillin Riesling Ice Wine

I don’t remember seeing one that dark
by Paul Miller
March 19th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 614
Views: 28053

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Clayton, they did not send the pairings -- just the 35 page list. Perhaps I'll request a copy; thanks for the tip. The top list just put the night too expensive for me. HOWEVER, I never thought to ask for the pairings/list in advance (Doh!). Maybe I would have gone with the basic list. But to Calyt...
by Paul Miller
March 18th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 614
Views: 28053

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Heading to Alinea this coming weekend. Better to pass on the pairings? I asked for and received a copy of the bottle list. Not many bargains, that's for sure. We went about a year ago. We did the middle pairing. Wines were good, not great, but good matches. Type of food is all over the board, so so...
by Paul Miller
March 18th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10512
Views: 344584

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Tercero, Cuvee Loco, Larner Vineyard
50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Mouvedre
A little rustic. Tart cherry, pepper, cocoa.
by Paul Miller
March 18th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1420

Re: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Polish. And linearity.
As in coming from Poland?
by Paul Miller
March 18th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?
Replies: 61
Views: 1420

Re: Whats your favourite wine characteristic ?

Mike Kuller wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 12:05 pm
The fruit of course!

Currant, rasberry in an aged cabernet.

Blackberries in a good zinfandel.

Subtle strawberries in a nice pinot noir.

Peach, pear, apple butter in a cool chardonnay.
Good list
by Paul Miller
March 16th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16153
Views: 381500

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

2019 KBS

Tastes like licorice, although with some air, it is toning. Only poured a half glass. See if better in a couple of days. Come over, and I have a 2016 and a 2018 in the fridge, and we can compare.

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by Paul Miller
March 15th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" zinfandel
Replies: 26
Views: 774

Re: 2005 Martinelli "Jackass Vineyard" zinfandel

As a zin with some age and carrying 17.1% ABV (!!!), I approached this bottle with a high degree of skepticism over burgers at Wakonda DSM last night. Honestly, this is kind of antithetical to my typical preferred style. But, as a legacy of my formerly RP-friendly palate and more carefree spending ...
by Paul Miller
March 14th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine did you not buy today?
Replies: 70
Views: 3060

Re: What wine did you not buy today?

I'm on some mailing lists from wineries that I've visited, ordered from in the past, gone to wine dinner/tastings, corresponded with - not true allocated mailers - that I'll hear from telling me about some new wine, and sometimes they are hard to pass on. Got one the other day for some Rose', and th...
by Paul Miller
March 12th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post wines that tastes like cheese please!
Replies: 26
Views: 947

Re: Post wines that tastes like cheese please!

I am familiar with PAIRING wine and cheese, looking to complement or contrast some flavor component of each. (e.g. acidic grassiness of fresh goat cheese matched with that of some Sauv Blancs). But thinking about WINE TASTING LIKE CHEESE is almost blowing my mind (or what's left of it). I have neve...
by Paul Miller
March 11th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1400
Views: 88082

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2012 Carlisle Zin, Dupratt Vineyard
by Paul Miller
March 11th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BRUSSELS SPROUTS is the new kale
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: BRUSSELS SPROUTS is the new kale

Our version the other night

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by Paul Miller
March 9th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10512
Views: 344584

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2008 Sojourn Cab, Proprietary Cuvée

Great steak wine. Aged perfectly. Pop ‘em if you got ‘em.

Paired with grilled steak, brussel sprouts, and potatoes spiced with Nola’s smoked paprika.
by Paul Miller
March 7th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 176
Views: 5173

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Mine arrived last week. Already using the olive oil and the sherry vinegar. Delicious.

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