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by Mel Hill
August 14th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16234
Views: 397024

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I’d rank them in the top five for NEIPA here in Colorado.
by Mel Hill
August 13th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16234
Views: 397024

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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East Coast Transplant, DIPA from New Image
This is the best batch (or, maybe the freshest)
I’ve had. These guys make a bunch of good beers!
by Mel Hill
August 12th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two bottles of the same wine exactly one year apart
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: TN: Two bottles of the same wine exactly one year apart

Happy 30th wedding anniversary! champagne.gif
by Mel Hill
August 8th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 25217

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Al Osterheld wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 8:23 am
There may be bodies buried under the reservoir.

-Al
Jimmy Hoffa?


[wow.gif] champagne.gif
by Mel Hill
July 30th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 53
Views: 2109

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

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Enjoyed a bottle of the 2008 this spring
Best value on the list at $88
by Mel Hill
July 27th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16234
Views: 397024

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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Casey Brewing and blending Blackberry variant

This guy has a great touch with these fruited sours!
Little bit of funk, great balance. Looking forward to visiting the tasting room in Glenwood Springs next week
by Mel Hill
July 19th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alban Summer Release
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Alban Summer Release

I’d like to try the
Roussanne if anyone in Denver wants to share the allocation?
by Mel Hill
July 9th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1344
Views: 67403

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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Flank steak, yam and roasted veg
by Mel Hill
July 8th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 9509

Re: Why sous vide?

What kind of styrofoam do you use around them? Anyone using one of the Cambro like containers with the lid made for sous vide? We had something large and flat shipped and the packaging had huge sheets of 1” closed cell styrofoam I just measured the outside dimensions of the Cambridge and built a 2”...
by Mel Hill
July 8th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 9509

Re: Why sous vide?

Cambro containers purchased from Amazon.
I build styrofoam insulated boxes around them
to keep in the heat during long cooks
by Mel Hill
July 6th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pasta maker
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Pasta maker

The KA three roller set is kind of pricy, I bought the solo flat roller then got a $20 hand crank (used, unused) for the various cutters it came with.
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by Mel Hill
July 3rd, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13596

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Title is a bit deceiving, while Mark may have hosted it, it was Robert Parker's board... IIRC, the Squires board existed long before it became Associated with RP. Back around 1998 there were a few wine boards WCWN Robin Garr (sp?) board Mark Squires board All of these were after Compuserve, Alt-win...
by Mel Hill
June 29th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)
Replies: 50
Views: 1850

Re: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)

YLee wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Mel Hill wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Thanks to this thread we are headed to Rue Cler tonight
Check out Brewery Bhavana if you like that type of cuisine.
Thanks will have a look. Headed to Mateo tomorrow night
by Mel Hill
June 29th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)
Replies: 50
Views: 1850

Re: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)

Thanks to this thread we are headed to Rue Cler tonight
by Mel Hill
June 23rd, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 62
Views: 2038

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

In Colorado I'd suggest looking for cans or draught beers from Weldworks Outer Range Cerebral New Image 4 Noses Agree. I haven't tried either Outer Range or Cerebral, but will look for them my next ale run. Weldworks is killing it. [drinks.gif] I’ve only purchased them at the brewery, I don’t think...
by Mel Hill
June 20th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 62
Views: 2038

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

In Colorado I'd suggest looking for cans or draught beers from

Weldworks
Outer Range
Cerebral
New Image
4 Noses
by Mel Hill
June 10th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs
Replies: 26
Views: 1388

Re: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs

How is Metropolitan? They are lager focused aren’t they?
by Mel Hill
June 7th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The End Of Days
Replies: 17
Views: 1146

Re: The End Of Days

I’ve heard murmurs about these monster wines
Glad you all are here to document them
I’m green with envy but now I’m
Out of time
by Mel Hill
June 7th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Copper River - Incoming
Replies: 224
Views: 13534

Re: Copper River - Incoming

We are a week in to the season here in Colorado
by Mel Hill
June 2nd, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1702

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

That list looks about what we do except I can’t get two family members to eat chicken thighs unless I get
rid of all the “bits” I will spend the time now and then but they prefer BSCB
by Mel Hill
May 23rd, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Buttermilk roasted chicken.
Replies: 9
Views: 1548

Re: Buttermilk roasted chicken.

I like to add some Nashville hot spice mix to my buttermilk and then Soak the chicken for a couple of days. Cooks up great, nice and juicy with mild heat and crispy skin
by Mel Hill
April 23rd, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Wine stains on carpet
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Wine stains on carpet

Not sure I’d worry about a stain on dark colored carpet! But you are correct, I assumed it was a light colored carpet. As always, test any cleaning chemicals to make sure you won’t be creating a larger problem
by Mel Hill
April 23rd, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Wine stains on carpet
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Wine stains on carpet

Rearrange the furniture, she might not notice.
Consider yourself written out of the will. [berserker.gif]

For fresh wine stains mix Dawn dish soap 50/50 with hydrogen peroxide and apply to the stain liberally
Blot the stain instead of rubbing it in to the carpet.
by Mel Hill
April 17th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Anyone been to the Great Sand Dunes National Park?
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Anyone been to the Great Sand Dunes National Park?

we live a couple of hours north and have been once. Gordon's advice is spot on!
Going there during the surge flow is pretty cool if your timing works out
https://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit/medano-creek.htm
If you come to CO, you are welcome to come to dinner.
by Mel Hill
March 27th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2821

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

that pan has been run thru the dishwasher. A bit of barkeepers friend and a scrub will remove that clouding
by Mel Hill
March 8th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.
Replies: 26
Views: 2077

Re: Cat Cora storms out of Alinea: looks like a chef with too strong a sense of entitlement.

Charlie was a bit of a jerk in high school. he and his “gang” known as “the danger boys” would come to my sister’s keg parties (it was the ‘70’s) and do mean things like kick our pug and climb the side of our house.
by Mel Hill
February 2nd, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Elusive Chicken Breast
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: The Elusive Chicken Breast

got home late last night and prepped a bag of Costco CB. trimmed and sliced them into pallards. a generous douse of salt then coated them with a mixture of 0% greek yogurt and curry powder. let them sit while the oven pre-heated to 425 convection. roasted them for about 12 min then flipped the chick...
by Mel Hill
January 12th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1215
Views: 67066

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

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pesto, cherry tomatoes burratta and then
some arugula after coming out of the oven
by Mel Hill
January 4th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Salsa Verde the easiest sauce to make.
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Is Salsa Verde the easiest sauce to make.

I use a grill basket on a gas grill to get my
Mallard on. I then add cilantro and lime juice to the food processor.
by Mel Hill
December 28th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HappyBirthday, TomHill
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: HappyBirthday, TomHill

Happy birthday Tom!

between the two of you is me....
by Mel Hill
December 25th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 206
Views: 11030

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!pn

[smileyvault-ban.gif] 🤫12-17 had a touch of ammonia on Saturday night
by Mel Hill
December 25th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 206
Views: 11030

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

12-17 had a touch of ammonia on Saturday night
by Mel Hill
December 23rd, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Cuvée A Pascal S. - Now Served Blind!
Replies: 22
Views: 1038

Re: TN: 1995 Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Cuvée A Pascal S.

Mike Evans wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 6:49 am
I drank my last 1995 Laurentides a few years ago and it was very good. I still have a little 1997 Sierra del Sud and 1998 Sagesse and Laurentides that I probably ought to drink.
just checked and i’ve got a sierra del sud 1997 too! time
to try it
by Mel Hill
December 17th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?
Replies: 27
Views: 1101

Re: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?

Ask Todd for his fail sauce! It’s the best!
by Mel Hill
December 14th, 2018, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?
Replies: 119
Views: 6492

Re: Annoying Amazon pop up. Add, or Malware?

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i’ve been getting this one off and on for a week or so from this site on my iphone [truce.gif]
by Mel Hill
December 11th, 2018, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA thalabert
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: PSA thalabert

I bought on Saturday, the card got charged then and the only contact from them has been the automatic acknowledgement email. I have responded to that email with a shipping question and nada....
by Mel Hill
December 8th, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA thalabert
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: PSA thalabert

have you purchased from these folks before?
by Mel Hill
November 28th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7129

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

Fake accounts are not allowed or tolerated here! FAKE NEWS!
by Mel Hill
November 28th, 2018, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 7129

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

"Jason Hernandez, who was the government's lead attorney during the Kurniawan trial"
had to look it up....
by Mel Hill
November 28th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colorado Wine, worth the trip?
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Colorado Wine, worth the trip?

Creekside and Bookcliff are both solid recommendations
by Mel Hill
November 22nd, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 8683

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

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my favorite of the whites
by Mel Hill
November 22nd, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?
Replies: 216
Views: 8683

Re: What are people drinking for Thanksgiving?

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3L of the CnP and a 6pk of
each of the NR’s
by Mel Hill
November 19th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 115
Views: 9687

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

tis the season! We make this at least once a year maybe twice. sometimes I add some chocolate to the bottom of the crust
by Mel Hill
November 19th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pax Sonoma-Hillsides 100pts Vinous
Replies: 104
Views: 7932

Re: 2016 Pax Sonoma-Hillsides 100pts Vinous

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had one tonight and it was spot on.
by Mel Hill
November 15th, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16234
Views: 397024

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

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speaking of Weldworks....
picked this up today!

I’ll second 4 noses and new image breweries for their NE IPAs and their full line ups. Though some of the NI
beers seem fall off pretty quickly but when fresh
they are really good

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