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by Brian Tuite
July 12th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone)
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: TN: 2010 Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone)

M. Dildine wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 6:52 am
Nice note Brian! I was a big fan of that wine.

I too partook of one of Wells' old Copains last night with a really pretty, red fruited '15 En Haut.
Thanks Mike, I’m going to miss drinking his wines. Any intel on what he’s up to these days?
by Brian Tuite
July 12th, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone)
Replies: 2
Views: 50

TN: 2010 Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone)

2010 Copain Syrah Brosseau Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Chalone (7/11/2020) 4 years since my last note and hitting the decade mark since the vintage. This wine is still toeing the line nicely. Opened at cellar temp on a very warm afternoon and followed through the evening. True to for...
by Brian Tuite
July 12th, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...

F.Daner wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 4:38 am
Brian- where is the winery located ?
You know where T-Vine is on your way out of downtown Calistoga on 29? Same driveway, one door to the North.
by Brian Tuite
July 11th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...
Replies: 23
Views: 716

Re: Sonoma cabs from the '80s and '90s...

Lyeth Estate if you can find it.
Gallo Sonoma
by Brian Tuite
July 11th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: In praise of leftovers
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: In praise of leftovers

Brian Gilp wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 9:36 am
I make cog au vin a day ahead so that it can sit overnight.

Beef curry is better on day two but it rarely lasts.
Chili!
by Brian Tuite
July 11th, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Is the Deal with Carneros?
Replies: 68
Views: 4089

Re: What Is the Deal with Carneros?

Carneros produces great Syrah. Look no further than Las Madres and Hudson.
by Brian Tuite
July 9th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 422
Views: 26863

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I reloaded on burgers recently and Bryan had all the burger blends on sale so I tried something new. 8D4742A5-BAE2-4489-960B-A47394A6A4D4.jpeg 657A54D5-D098-484A-81DB-40BFB7C76FFF.jpeg It was tasty as ever, I always added Dry Aged Steak Ends to my custom blends and always order the Adventurous Blend...
by Brian Tuite
July 9th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2454

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

If I stopped buying now I’d be out of wine in a matter of 2 or 3 years the way we go through it. No need to stop but I am looking at what I buy and limiting my purchases to wines that will mature before I do. I’ll be 60 next year so I’m not sure what that means exactly but I’ll do my best. Stopped a...
by Brian Tuite
July 7th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80433

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

If your dough is too sticky, you may have a dough management issue. One of the effects of fermentation/proofing/shaping is for the flour to absorb moisture and to bind up excess moisture in the gluten structure - resulting in a less sticky dough. The pros use all manner of metal and wooden peels wi...
by Brian Tuite
July 7th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80433

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I’ve had issues dealing with the dough sticking to my peel. I can’t find the right combo to get it to slide off unless I overdo cornmeal or flour as can be seen from the pic in my last post. Using a metal peel. Does wood work better for releasing the dough? If your dough is too sticky, you may have...
by Brian Tuite
July 7th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80433

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I’ve had issues dealing with the dough sticking to my peel. I can’t find the right combo to get it to slide off unless I overdo cornmeal or flour as can be seen from the pic in my last post. Using a metal peel. Does wood work better for releasing the dough? Generally, sticking (more to less): metal...
by Brian Tuite
July 7th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80433

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I’ve had issues dealing with the dough sticking to my peel. I can’t find the right combo to get it to slide off unless I overdo cornmeal or flour as can be seen from the pic in my last post. Using a metal peel. Does wood work better for releasing the dough?
by Brian Tuite
July 6th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Banana Bread
Replies: 26
Views: 1152

Re: Best Banana Bread

Really cool, Brian, and thanks for posting. My Wife mixes the entire thing with a wooden spoon. The bananas are put in a ziplock and stored in the freezer when they start turning brown until we have 6-12. When thawed and mashed they have the consistency of super ripe mango. Nuts in The bread but on...
by Brian Tuite
July 6th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80433

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Last night. SourDough with Caputo 00 was an ambient ferment of 18hrs and cold ferment of 4 days. Had great sour flavor.
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by Brian Tuite
July 5th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Banana Bread
Replies: 26
Views: 1152

Re: Best Banana Bread

Passed down from generation to generation. We chop walnuts and add to batter. Makes an incredible Banana Nut Muffin too.
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by Brian Tuite
July 5th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Banana Bread
Replies: 26
Views: 1152

Re: Best Banana Bread

Milk in Banana Bread? [scratch.gif]
by Brian Tuite
July 5th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me rub my butt
Replies: 17
Views: 596

Re: Help me rub my butt

Pork butt loves paprika and brown sugar along with the salt and pepper. I like this. This is my present mix that I use for pork butt and definitely for baby back ribs. This is a modification of my brother's personal rub. It is absolutely wonderful. Salt and pepper before applying this to your likin...
by Brian Tuite
July 4th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Happy 4th of July - TN: 09 Shafer Hillside & 01 Harlan Estate
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: A Happy 4th of July with a Shafer & a Harlan Tonight

‘13 Williams Selyem Estate Mag
‘18 Limerick Lane RRV
‘08 Keating Montecillo Cab

Burgers, Hot Dogs and Flannery Hot Smoked Beer Sausages.
by Brian Tuite
July 3rd, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449138

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Damn tasty!
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by Brian Tuite
July 3rd, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me rub my butt
Replies: 17
Views: 596

Re: Help me rub my butt

Pork butt loves paprika and brown sugar along with the salt and pepper.
by Brian Tuite
July 2nd, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 6:53 pm
T Welch wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 6:28 pm
It looks fantastic except for those two tasting cubicles in front. I appreciate the need for social distancing, but they seem a little small.
Yeah, it would be quite awkward with my part of of 4 in there.
Those cubicles are reserved for a$$holes only.
by Brian Tuite
July 2nd, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Stopped by Rivers-Marie today...

Stopped by the new Rivers-Marie winery today on business. It’s starting to look complete. The crew was doing landscaping work and Will says they are shooting for an Aug 1st opening. Have been inside and everything is ready to go. The barrel room is active with upcoming releases in barrel. Seems like...
by Brian Tuite
July 1st, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80433

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Made the dough last night, 10hr room Temp ferment, 10 hr cold ferment. First one is Tomato paste/oregano/EVOO, Mushrooms, Burrata, Pancetta, sliced garlic. 6367E54E-B52A-415A-BFDA-B4E3BCE555B5.jpeg Forgot to pic #2, just buratta, basil, tomato paste/oregano/sliced garlic. Lastly # 1 plus pepperoni, ...
by Brian Tuite
July 1st, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 11:46 am
I am glad to know that the wineries I purchase from actually stand for something.

It strikes me as rather emblematic of privilege to proclaim "I don't want to hear it." It's easy enough to delete the email if you don't want to read it.
But, but, but...
by Brian Tuite
July 1st, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I know this has been said, but not supporting business or people that have discriminatory viewpoints or policies, or actively denigrate the environment is not political- it is simply doing what is right. I should actually go further that in many cases not supporting them is not enough- you should a...
by Brian Tuite
July 1st, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Anton D wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 10:19 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 6:13 am
Anton D wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 2:37 pm
I boycott one winery because of their ridiculous PIA wine bottle size.
More for me!
No, I am not talking about Carlo Rossi.

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by Brian Tuite
July 1st, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I boycott every winery in Sonoma because I am sick of seeing a sticky about tips on visiting Sonoma on this Board. What makes Sonoma so important of all the winemaking regions in the World? Why not Mendocino or Central Coast or Temecula? Temecula needs all the visitors they can get. The other stick...
by Brian Tuite
July 1st, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Anton D wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 2:37 pm
I boycott one winery because of their ridiculous PIA wine bottle size.
More for me!
by Brian Tuite
June 30th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 52
Views: 3812

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

"Dear Matthew You get first dibs! Your 2018 Myriad Cellars Portfolio Cabernet LOYAL BUYERS Release is Now Open. Loyal Buyers receive this offer one week early. Your offer features the following wines and all wines are offered on a first-come/ first-served basis, while supplies last." First dibs heh...
by Brian Tuite
June 30th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84351

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Happy 35th Anniversary to HRH Yukon Gold Crisps in Duck Fat House Made Crème fraîche Ossetra Caviar Malossol Garlic Chive https://i.ibb.co/9bMHMMz/EB100-BC4-87-C8-4028-AB2-B-00-AB52-A66857.jpg Foie Gras Sourdough Toast Apricot Coulis Hawaii Pink Salt https://i.ibb.co/sVG4G6S/27-F9-F7-EF-72-D7-425-B...
by Brian Tuite
June 30th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 52
Views: 3812

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

So I am not seeing any round pond, Peterson, Three Twins & Steltzner. But I am seeing Beckstoffer Georges. Any clarification would be helpful. 2018 Myriad CS 2018 Myriad Beckstoffer Georges III Empyrean CS 2018 Myriad Beckstoffer Georges III CS That’s not the portfolio release, It’s the GIII releas...
by Brian Tuite
June 30th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 52
Views: 3812

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

So I am not seeing any round pond, Peterson, Three Twins & Steltzner. But I am seeing Beckstoffer Georges. Any clarification would be helpful. 2018 Myriad CS 2018 Myriad Beckstoffer Georges III Empyrean CS 2018 Myriad Beckstoffer Georges III CS That’s not the portfolio release, It’s the GIII releas...
by Brian Tuite
June 29th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 189837

Re: Steak Porn

Flannery California Reserve Ribeye

Indirect on the Weber @450° 6min one side, 4min other side Then 2min per side over flaming coals to sear. Rest 4 minutes.

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by Brian Tuite
June 29th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some TNs: Rhys, Scherrer, Carlisle, Pisoni, Mouzon-Leroux, Bouchard, Marie-Courtin,
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Some TNs: Rhys, Scherrer, Carlisle, Pisoni, Mouzon-Leroux, Bouchard, Marie-Courtin,

Nice notes as usual Frank, we popped a ‘14 Helfer last week That did not show the Heavy oak signature you had with the ‘15. Ours was quite good, I ordered a couple more.

We also opened my last Marie Courtin Resonance and it was lovely. May have to reload there as well, thanks for the recco.
by Brian Tuite
June 28th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84351

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Flannery Hanger Stir Fry Seared the marinaded meat let rest and sliced. Hot stir fry oil, add Carrots and Ginger, then Onion, Yellow Bell Pepper and Broccoli, then the beef, then Garlic Scapes, Shiitake Mushrooms and Basil. Added some of the marinade back into the pan, heated through and served over...
by Brian Tuite
June 28th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?
Replies: 51
Views: 1830

Re: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?

GregT wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 11:40 am
No meaning and no purpose

I agree with Wes, the question is strange.

I like wine. So I drink it. That's all.

I like to read. I like chocolate. I like to garden. I like to travel. I like to visit friends. No deeper meaning to any of those either.
That’s deep man.
by Brian Tuite
June 28th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world
Replies: 22
Views: 1479

Re: Road trip in the USA in the Covid world

Unnecessary travel IMO is irresponsible considering COVID19 is no way near contained/controlled. But what do I know, you’re the doctor.
by Brian Tuite
June 27th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 189837

Re: Steak Porn

Mel Hill wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 12:25 pm
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Saw these today at Costco in Denver burbs.

Never cooked a thing this thin or with that much fat.
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by Brian Tuite
June 27th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Garlic Stems?
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Garlic Stems?

Glad to hear it, thanks to all for the suggestions. I’ll put some in my Jerk Chicken tonight and I may have to do another Hanger Steak stir fry this weekend to use the rest up. [berserker.gif]
by Brian Tuite
June 27th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?
Replies: 51
Views: 1830

Re: What is the meaning of your wine hobby?

For me it has been the joy of meeting and building friendships with a ton of great people who share the same “hobby” or who partake in the production and sales side of the industry.
by Brian Tuite
June 27th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 52
Views: 3812

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

I mistakenly bought off the save-the-date email. [pwn.gif]
by Brian Tuite
June 27th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Garlic Stems?
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Garlic Stems?

I know they are referred to as garlic scapes on some varieties but this is different garlic. I picked 6 head from my garden this morning and while cleaning them I felt it a waste to toss the stems as they could be of use. Can I use these in a similar way to say leeks or green onions to add a mild ga...
by Brian Tuite
June 25th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12032
Views: 449138

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Hubba hubba! Hopefully I can save a taste for tomorrow but that may not be possible.
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by Brian Tuite
June 25th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 52
Views: 3812

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

Meanwhile none of it will sell out so it's all a game. Bullshit. I slept in last years Three Twins and it sold out during tier 1. The SVD wines regularly sell out. You would know that if you ever scheduled a winter or spring tasting and found you were tasting the Napa Valley, a GIII if you were luc...
by Brian Tuite
June 21st, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding
Replies: 90
Views: 7746

Re: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding

Another unsucky 2018 Zinfandel... Carlisle Sonoma County.
by Brian Tuite
June 21st, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2158

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

See, if you were sheltering in place like a good American this would never would have happened.
by Brian Tuite
June 19th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 425
Views: 32185

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

This week some ‘17s

2017 Myriad Napa Valley
2017 Becklyn Napa Valley

The Myriad was the more powerful of the two while the Becklyn more polished at this point in development. Happy I opened both.
by Brian Tuite
June 18th, 2020, 11:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19105

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I’m boycotting this thread.
by Brian Tuite
June 18th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release
Replies: 52
Views: 3812

Re: Myriad 2018 Portfolio Cabernet Release

David Baum wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 12:58 pm
New on list. How does base cab compare to other similar Mike Smith wines? Seems like a great value at $70
It’s a no brainer. I popped a ‘17 Napa the other night and it was excellent.
by Brian Tuite
June 18th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3125

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

David Baum wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Buying cabernet
All 4 bottles?

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