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by Poppy Davis
July 19th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly

Sounds like they gaslighted you. [wink.gif]
by Poppy Davis
July 19th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Treasure Cay/Abaco Recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Treasure Cay/Abaco Recommendation

Food: Bring your own and cook. Make a big trip to the big supermarket in Marsh Harbor. The restaurants aren't great and are very overpriced. It's your standard greasy fare. Wine: BYO or just drink rum. I highly recommend the banana daiquiris at the Coco Bar. Also, get Ricardo coconut rum on the rock...
by Poppy Davis
July 18th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 39
Views: 1245

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Pulling the green jacks out of the bins as the wine is being crushed while earwigs are crawling all over you was definitely one of the least sexy jobs I've had.
by Poppy Davis
July 18th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1244

Re: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?

No way the wine is bad at 84 degrees. I have a passive cellar, hall closet really, in southern California and it gets over 80 all the time in the summer. No problem Out of curiosity, what is the temperature range you get in that closet cellar? The coolest passive place I have in my house is under t...
by Poppy Davis
June 21st, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2944

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Pingus flew under the radar today... 6xbottles of the 2005 sold for $3,200 plus 20% BP comes to $640/bottle. Currently lowest WS is $925, $1,300. Crazy. Can we please make a pledge on this board (that goes for you, people who post on commerce corner, as well!) to stop quoting WS for older wines? It...
by Poppy Davis
June 21st, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2944

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

crickey wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 4:07 pm
So why pretend the high end is $700/bottle?
Some auction houses inflate estimates to win consignments.
by Poppy Davis
June 21st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2944

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

jordan whitehead wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 2:58 pm
crickey wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 1:21 pm
Why would anyone pay more than retail?
I'd like to know too as it happens all the time.
It's usually heavy-hitters who have more money than you can imagine. For them, it's a convenience thing. They usually buy a ton of stuff at once.
by Poppy Davis
June 18th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 25
Views: 1475

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

George Hejna wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Some bad reviews out there. Anybody have experience ordering from them?

George
I bought a saucepan a few months ago from them. No problems whatsoever. Shipping is a little slow but worth the wait.
by Poppy Davis
June 18th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 25
Views: 1475

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

Great!
by Poppy Davis
June 18th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 25
Views: 1475

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

I bought a 6qt Dutch oven earlier this week, so they are offering me an additional 20% off one item only. I really have no space and don't really need another pan or pot, but I keep looking at the site trying to figure out what to buy! pileon If I could give that coupon to someone else, I would, but...
by Poppy Davis
June 18th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 25
Views: 1475

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:36 am
Link?
www.homeandcooksales.com
by Poppy Davis
June 15th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3906

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Oh come on, #43 is clearly the best!

"...deep-tissue massages to alleviate his convulsing muscles."

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by Poppy Davis
June 4th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 40
Views: 1659

Re: Impossible burgers

I've been a vegetarian for over 25 years, so I can't really compare them to real meat products. For me, the patty is one of the least important components of a burger. If you have the best patty but put it on a crap bun with shredded lettuce and unripe tomatoes, it's not going to be good. So, I've h...
by Poppy Davis
May 21st, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?
Replies: 62
Views: 3143

Re: Is the number of single vineyard Pinot Noirs being produced in Cali out of control?

I think much of this is simply that most California pinot noir producers don't own their own vines. So many producers just make whatever they can with whatever grapes they can purchase.
by Poppy Davis
March 29th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Mendocino and other Northern/Central CA ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Mendocino and other Northern/Central CA ideas

Alan Rath wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Albion River Inn may be a little more than you want to spend, but, more importantly, there's a llama farm right across hwy 1. We saw llamas out in the field each day we were there, and I think you may be able to visit.
Thanks! I'll check it out.
by Poppy Davis
March 28th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Mendocino and other Northern/Central CA ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Mendocino and other Northern/Central CA ideas

We'll be in Graeagle during July and will want to make our way over to Mendocino. I'd rather break up that trip with an overnight stop somewhere in between. We're into quirky Airbnbs, farm stays, glamping, etc., something budget friendly (sub-$200/night), and anything involving animals is a plus. We...
by Poppy Davis
March 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 78
Views: 3335

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

Joe Chanley wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 8:10 am
additional 20% off at checkout on that sale - THANKYOU20
FYI - this sale is back and the same 20% off one item code is the same.
I just got a 4qt copper core saucepan for $140 all in.
by Poppy Davis
March 10th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?
Replies: 19
Views: 897

Re: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?

take it for a spin yet? What’d you make? Not yet! The generous donor is not local, so it needs to be shipped. I make at least one soup or stew a week. Today I made a tofu bolognese sauce. My old Cuisinart stainless Dutch oven is slightly pitted and my mirepoix got a little over-caramelized, so I'm ...
by Poppy Davis
March 10th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?
Replies: 19
Views: 897

Re: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?

Mike Stoneking wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 8:41 am
So this will happen in SoCal early May.

https://www.delish.com/food-news/a26754 ... lflowFBDEL
Ooh, cool. Thanks, Mike! I'm set on the Dutch oven, but maybe I'll just see what else I "need"!
by Poppy Davis
March 7th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?
Replies: 19
Views: 897

Re: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?

Free is good. Now you need a Staub Haha! No, now I need to dust off my De Buyer Mineral Fry Pan and redo the coating. I could also use another great knife. But I'm pretty lucky to have such a well-stocked kitchen as it is. Again, many thanks to the very generous Berserker who is giving me his pot. ...
by Poppy Davis
March 6th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?
Replies: 19
Views: 897

Re: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?

I've decided I absolutely need a 7 1/4qt Le Creuset round Dutch oven in life. I'm not picky about the color. Where's the best place to buy them? Do they go on sale at certain times of the year? I'm willing to wait a couple of months, but not until Black Friday. We've had good luck at their outlet s...
by Poppy Davis
March 6th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?
Replies: 19
Views: 897

Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?

I've decided I absolutely need a 7 1/4qt Le Creuset round Dutch oven in life. I'm not picky about the color. Where's the best place to buy them? Do they go on sale at certain times of the year? I'm willing to wait a couple of months, but not until Black Friday.
by Poppy Davis
February 27th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Things to do in LA
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Things to do in LA

Bring earplugs to Magic Mountain -- the rides there are extremely loud.

When I visited LA for the first time when I was that age, I thought walking around Venice Beach was really cool.
You might want to see if you can watch the taping of a TV show.
by Poppy Davis
January 18th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to do with an antiquated wine book collection?
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: What to do with an antiquated wine book collection?

Many thanks for all of your input. I guess I'll put some work into logging what I have and then go from there.
by Poppy Davis
January 17th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to do with an antiquated wine book collection?
Replies: 14
Views: 776

What to do with an antiquated wine book collection?

I'm finally getting around to going through boxes and boxes of wine books I've kept for many years. I have several books on wine and winemaking from the 19th century and quite a few from the early 1900s. I also have several from the 1950s-1980s, but I assume those have no value. Does anyone know a r...
by Poppy Davis
January 17th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Lotus of Siam location --- what's the deal?
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: New Lotus of Siam location --- what's the deal?

Actually this is in the Southwest part of the city, very close to IKEA if that helps. It is maybe 5 miles west of the Strip. The project is a big real estate deal with a retail and restaurant component. The old Lotus still has not reopened. It has been down for over a year. Thanks for the clarifica...
by Poppy Davis
January 16th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New Lotus of Siam location --- what's the deal?
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Lotus of Siam opening another location in Vegas

https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/food/lotus-of-siam-freeds-bakery-opening-additional-las-vegas-locations-1574729/?fbclid=IwAR3Lv1kHJE7LIUiAbPHBSbTrX880Uk2uBrGnvkr9d6vE1k0lXSwR-UGtjI0 "More major food and beverage players have signed on as tenants at The Bend, the office-retail development...
by Poppy Davis
November 16th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 64
Views: 2668

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

To the folks who prefer Diamond over Morton's, can you please tell me why? Is there any reason other than a volume measurement of Morton's will be saltier than the same volume measurement of Diamond? It's easier to layer the salt at each step of the cooking process without the dish being oversalted...
by Poppy Davis
November 8th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Efficient garlic/salt shaker ideas for cooking
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: Efficient garlic/salt shaker ideas for cooking

Get an Emile Henry salt pig. You'll have more control over your salt.
by Poppy Davis
November 8th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Shipping/Moving a Wine Cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Shipping/Moving a Wine Cabinet

Just hire a couple of strong guys. Taskrabbit is great for this.
by Poppy Davis
November 7th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???
Replies: 28
Views: 4596

Re: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???

jhans wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 3:31 pm
LVMH?
Louis Vuitton - Moët Hennessy

The owners of Yquem, Krug, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot, Clos des Lambrays, and others:
https://www.lvmh.com/houses/wines-spirits/
by Poppy Davis
November 7th, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???
Replies: 28
Views: 4596

Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???

Through the rumor mill on Facebook. Does anyone have confirmation?
by Poppy Davis
November 6th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever stored a wine shipment and been surprised
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Ever stored a wine shipment and been surprised

When I worked in auctions, we found this happens fairly often. Check your shipments....mistakes happen.
by Poppy Davis
October 21st, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Domaine Leroy ( Declassified) Vosne-Romanee revisited
Replies: 25
Views: 1764

Re: 2004 Domaine Leroy ( Declassified) Vosne-Romanee revisited

David Griffith wrote:
October 21st, 2018, 1:36 pm
IIRC I think the Bourgogne Rouge was $99.99 and the Villages wines were about $269.99 (standard retail at the time)
That's my recollection as well, at least pricing from Premier Cru on pre-arrival.
by Poppy Davis
October 18th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2063
Views: 198563

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Didn't he do this with the BMW parts, too? He went back and said he'd make everyone whole and then it never happened.
by Poppy Davis
October 5th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 2803

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

The credit card was never charged. There's no issue here. The OP feels entitled for no justified reason.
by Poppy Davis
September 25th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 219
Views: 19629

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

Poppy, the Zacapa solera is probably in the wheelhouse. It's definitely sweet and makes a nice rum sour, and a glass of it straight once empty smells like toasted marshmallow according to my 9 year old daughter. Thank you! I looked up the reviews and it's probably good for us. Lots of people saying...
by Poppy Davis
September 25th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 219
Views: 19629

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg38/poppydavis1/5f09a45e-3e17-4b34-9291-15923e7c94bb.jpg We are on the verge of a rum emergency. We brought back a case of this stuff from the Bahamas. This is no Malibu Rum. It's a great sipping rum, best served on the rocks. It's replaced dessert for us and has...
by Poppy Davis
September 24th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 2803

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

Doesn’t really change my comment. It wasn’t in stock cause it was held back for another client. Maybe their Point of Service just isn’t sophisticated enough or someone messed up and forgot to pull it. It sucks but I don’t see it as yanking you around. If their POS isn't sophisticated enough, then t...
by Poppy Davis
September 24th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 1073

Re: California Pinot Noir Club recommendations?

I would recommend visiting several wineries and taste as many different wines as you can. Then buy what you like. There are lots of different styles of Pinot Noir. I wouldn't get on to a winery's list from recommendations. Your tastes might be different from the recommenders.
by Poppy Davis
September 11th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2063
Views: 198563

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 2:22 pm
And the officials who shut him down after all the unpaid bills and rent?
Don't forget the investor who gave him boatloads of money but then turned racist overnight when the business started tanking.
by Poppy Davis
September 11th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2063
Views: 198563

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 2:16 pm
I wonder if the banks that were closed in France all the time were so because they were racist?
Oh, no doubt!
by Poppy Davis
September 11th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2063
Views: 198563

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

What I remember, granted I wasn't following it too closely, but it appeared there was a shit load of genuine support for Ray. The only reason Ray is in this spot is not racism, prejudice, bigotry, malice, ill-will, envy, jealousy, or some bat shit crazy plot....it's because of Ray....Ray Walker. Ye...
by Poppy Davis
September 11th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help build a new collection
Replies: 74
Views: 3480

Re: Help build a new collection

Adding on to the above advice.... At this point, it sounds like you prefer wines that do not age well. Most of these wines are also very, very difficult to sell on the secondary market. I would suggest just buying wine for your current needs for not more than 3 months at a time. Your tastes are very...
by Poppy Davis
September 8th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2063
Views: 198563

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

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Thought I'd save you all from "running to the dictionary."

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by Poppy Davis
September 6th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling Wine
Replies: 105
Views: 6196

Re: Selling Wine

Linda,
Also beware that if you bring the wines with you to New York, you will have to declare them at customs and possibly pay taxes (it seems to vary by the customs agent if they want to go through the paperwork and enforce the rule or not.)
by Poppy Davis
September 6th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling Wine
Replies: 105
Views: 6196

Re: Selling Wine

Also, you keep rewriting this specific line over and over again. You've already found the "somewhere here to sell wine". Unfortunately, you do not have the minimum requirements to do so.....mainly, amount of posts or amount of trust. I think she might be referring to my link to Sothebys in London. ...
by Poppy Davis
September 4th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling Wine
Replies: 105
Views: 6196

Re: Selling Wine

Linda,
My advice is to not try selling your wine here. Most of the people here are in the States. Importing the wine here from Europe is a real hassle. Selling alcohol without a license is illegal in the US. I don't know about the laws in Europe.
by Poppy Davis
August 30th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling Wine
Replies: 105
Views: 6196

Re: Selling Wine

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
August 30th, 2018, 11:09 am
What is a “proper cellar” vs. a “normal cellar”?
I'm guessing active vs. passing cooling. She's in Europe, so a passive underground cellar might be just fine.
by Poppy Davis
August 30th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling Wine
Replies: 105
Views: 6196

Re: Selling Wine

Thank you for your advice,as for storage,according to my husband his uncle had a proper wine cellar,we have had the wine about 6 weeks,we have it in a normal cellar. I think I will take the British guy up on his offer. One thing I do not understand is,people saying if it has been stored correctly,h...

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