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by Mel Hill
June 10th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs
Replies: 22
Views: 414

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: 983

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: 11891

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: 20
Views: 733

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: 742

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: 227

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: 227

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: 312

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: 2284

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: 1860

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: 694

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: 63390

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: 674

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: 490

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: 10260

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: 10260

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: 914

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: 961

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: 5998

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: 692

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: 692

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: 6697

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: 6697

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: 341

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: 7859

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: 7859

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: 9220

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: 7643

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: 16153
Views: 381500

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
by Mel Hill
November 15th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Rouge - worth $80??
Replies: 64
Views: 4694

Re: 2016 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Rouge - worth $80??

$100 at Mondo Vino in Denver
by Mel Hill
November 11th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 206
Views: 10260

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

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maybe a bit too ripe!
heated 20 min at 200
by Mel Hill
November 7th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 2016 SQN Rätsel Syrah and Dirt Vernacular Grenache
Replies: 26
Views: 1059

Re: FS 2016 SQN Rätsel Syrah and Dirt Vernacular Grenache

Gary Margol wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Allocation cost is $2302 for 6 btls of each, delivered.
$80 per

#notgoodatmath
by Mel Hill
November 5th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 206
Views: 10260

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

we heat it and it's really good and as Chris notes, it comes with instructions on how to heat it.
by Mel Hill
November 5th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 206
Views: 10260

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

I didn't order any direct from them this year due to the availability at WFs here in Denver. Getting one local for $12.99 kind of made me regret paying MSRP plus shipping for 3 more from them in 2017.
by Mel Hill
November 5th, 2018, 6:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Pasta Extruders?
Replies: 7
Views: 399

Re: Pasta Extruders?

Frank Drew wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 11:04 pm
Well, not everybody.
I believe Victor is referring to post consumption extruded pasta
#keepingitclassy
by Mel Hill
October 14th, 2018, 2:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle chillers
Replies: 41
Views: 1476

Re: Bottle chillers

mythbusters says add the salt for faster cooling
by Mel Hill
September 28th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 95-97 Alban’s
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: 95-97 Alban’s

I would agree with Ian. the Alban wines got much bigger around 2000. I very much enjoyed the 1995’s I got on closeout for $24!
by Mel Hill
August 28th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Could Bern's handle a big group of Berserkers???
Replies: 29
Views: 1476

Re: Could Bern's handle a big group of Berserkers???

you could do a group of tables with different budgets for wine.
by Mel Hill
August 22nd, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walmart wines are coming
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: Walmart wines are coming

I bought walmart wine for my wife’s
book club YEARS ago.
by Mel Hill
August 17th, 2018, 8:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocado Ice Cream turned brown
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Avocado Ice Cream turned brown

no idea why that happened but I'd add some salt and more acid and try again.
by Mel Hill
August 13th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How I spent my time while WB was down
Replies: 58
Views: 1810

Re: How I spent my time while WB was down

I drove from northern Wisconsin back to Denver. Wife and son flew back so I got to turn up the music to eleven!
by Mel Hill
August 8th, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Soliste Cellars Pinot Noir L'Ésperance
Replies: 7
Views: 474

TN: 2012 Soliste Cellars Pinot Noir L'Ésperance

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trying this tonight! the notes here
are making me happy to have taken the recommendation to buy it!
by Mel Hill
August 4th, 2018, 1:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BGE arrives today!
Replies: 45
Views: 2405

BGE arrives today!

Pull meat off grill wrap in Foil then wrap it in Towel Place in the Cooler i I use a slightly different technique for the first step. I place the brisket on a V rack. I then wrap the rack with butcher paper. The idea is that the brisket never sits in its own juices. It seems to give me a better bar...

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