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by Brian Tuite
September 16th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

The first time I started cooking creatively was at about 20 yo. Creative cooking became far more regular around the age of 25. But first time I started cooking meals for the family was probably in middle school; I don't think I was yet cooking for the family when I was in 5th grade, but I might hav...
by Brian Tuite
September 16th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: At What Age Did You Start Cooking?

I cooked my first dinner for my family when I was about 12. My. mom left me the recipe for Hamburger Stroganoff. I added all the ingredients to the pan at the same time. For some reason the meat never cooked right. ;-)
by Brian Tuite
September 14th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5238

Re: Another Flannery PSA

We did Jorge tonight--129 sous vide for 90 minutes and Weber charcoal to finish. Maybe we should do a little hotter than 129 because of the thickness+bone. I would like a little less time on the charcoal. But, 1st world problems (it was still spectacular) What do you think? I think I need to thaw o...
by Brian Tuite
September 14th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

Could be lees or could be protein dropping out of the solution. I’ve had similar in a Wind Gap Syrah. The wine was fine, I filtered out the blob. D3055659-E9FD-4E0F-B246-9A56E171C4DD.jpeg Man, that is some freaky looking sh*t my man!! Glad the wine was fine.....but how long did you debate about whe...
by Brian Tuite
September 14th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1968
Views: 165768

Re: Steak Porn

Snak River Farms Rib Eyes. I cut the cap off one and made a medallion since my Wife won’t finish even the trimmed steak. 4 alternating minutes over direct fire, 4 minutes indirect, 5 minutes rest. https://i.ibb.co/s5Hfbtd/FC28-B62-A-6-CAF-46-B2-BE34-6562-D782-B018.jpg https://i.ibb.co/3kw3NPY/45-CE4...
by Brian Tuite
September 13th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

Could be lees or could be protein dropping out of the solution. I’ve had similar in a Wind Gap Syrah. The wine was fine, I filtered out the blob.
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by Brian Tuite
September 10th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jolie-Laide Fall Release
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Jolie-Laide Fall Release

I like this release. Going for a mixed case.
by Brian Tuite
September 7th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5238

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Troy Stark wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 2:41 pm
The Holsteins are Cows not Steers. Better beef.
Edit; are you saying Flannery sources cow meat instead of steer meat? That would be unusual.
I’m saying I wanted to delete that post but fu¢ked up and made a new post with a dot by mistake. newhere
by Brian Tuite
September 6th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5238

Re: Another Flannery PSA

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by Brian Tuite
September 6th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5238

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Troy Stark wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Elliot Steele wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 2:42 pm
As far as I know the California Reserve is Holstein (dairy) cattle and the Midwestern is Angus.
Thanks!

(Steers don't produce milk, though, just for the record. Ha!)
The Holsteins are Cows not Steers. Better beef.
by Brian Tuite
September 5th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5238

Re: Another Flannery PSA

My order had a lot of brown. Is this normal? The steaks were shipped frozen, but arrived thawed. The foam was detached on one side. The ice packs were still frozen. They’re dry aged, they come a shade of brown. They are shipped fresh, not frozen. Your steaks will be fines as long as the vacuum seal...
by Brian Tuite
September 4th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5238

Re: Another Flannery PSA

My order had a lot of brown. Is this normal? The steaks were shipped frozen, but arrived thawed. The foam was detached on one side. The ice packs were still frozen. They’re dry aged, they come a shade of brown. They are shipped fresh, not frozen. Your steaks will be fines as long as the vacuum seal...
by Brian Tuite
September 4th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up

That Limerick Lane was great. Went over this morning but it was appt only so we visited Christopher Creek and a few others before heading to the airport. Good Dolcetto! Brian is simply a stellar host and we liked him so much we went back! Hope we didn't impose too much. David is indeed a brisket go...
by Brian Tuite
September 3rd, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up

Some pics from the day. https://i.ibb.co/N3pVJrN/E39615-DD-D955-48-AB-A299-A2-B3676-AC635.jpg https://i.ibb.co/4jcVfqL/705-DE7-DA-AF05-4019-AD6-A-0344-C8-D4801-A.jpg https://i.ibb.co/Y74sbV1/36-FDFFEC-DBC2-43-A4-89-D0-968-A52-EF5-FBD.jpg https://i.ibb.co/QmhpKDZ/7037-C027-A6-C0-48-E6-BE4-B-2-C1-C4-F...
by Brian Tuite
September 1st, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up

A little foggy this morning so just some quick thoughts. Zinfandel sure can age when made well. 2013 is an enormous year for Zin and Field Blends. Let them rest and they’ll reward you. David J is a brisket God. Ho Li Fuk! A few stars from the evening 1979 Edmeades DuPratt 1995 A. Rafanelli Dry Creek...
by Brian Tuite
August 31st, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

Oh man. So much wine, so much food, so mUch fun. Notes on the AM.
by Brian Tuite
August 31st, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

Mike Stoneking wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 7:19 am
We will bring some sausages or Salumi from Journeyman Meat Co. in Healdsburg. Had their Salumi tray last night and it was awesome. Brian, do you have Salumi covered?
I have Prosciutto/Serrano and a hot and mild Secchi but by all means bring more!
by Brian Tuite
August 30th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

Worked right down to the wire this evening but I got the new bathroom functional. 2 weeks ago it was just studs and no roof. Nothing like having a deadline. 2168946F-F09F-4ED3-ACBB-70E2AE9314C5.jpeg A3516722-4D5A-46BE-A5F2-10D9D9601C27.jpeg Anybody bringing something for the grill? I have meat pulle...
by Brian Tuite
August 26th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: The New York City offline curmudgeon thread

The guy who buys Popeye’s Chicken sandwiches and saves them until we are at 30,000 feet over some flyover States before opening them up to eat.
by Brian Tuite
August 26th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5238

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Crap, I ordered Burger Blend last week and threw in 10 shortloin tails to round it out for free shipping. If only...

Timing is everything.
by Brian Tuite
August 26th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA

M. Taylor wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 6:30 am
David Baum wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 4:14 pm
Not tasting at Aubert unless on list.

Hit Brasswood for lunch and get mozzarella appetizer. It's legendary
This — the mozzarella is amazing
Don’t look for it on the menu because it’s not there. Just ask for it.
by Brian Tuite
August 26th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

Looking at my stems and my go-to party stems are dwindling in numbers. If we plan on doing some flights you might want to bring a couple with you if you are a local.
by Brian Tuite
August 26th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3236

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

c fu wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 10:32 pm
If you haven't eaten it and don't plan on eating it, this is not the thread for you.
There you go, moderating again. [thankyou.gif]

Perhaps Paul can start a poll.
by Brian Tuite
August 25th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3236

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

It’s fast food, I have no desire to waste the calories.
by Brian Tuite
August 25th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suntacular 2019--a bunch of Champagne TNs and some red wines
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Suntacular 2019--a bunch of Champagne TNs and some red wines

Thanks Frank. $5 per note donated to Laura’s House!
by Brian Tuite
August 23rd, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Macario Montoya delivers the QPR: 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Educated Guess
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Macario Montoya delivers the QPR: 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Educated Guess

Macario has been there over a year now. Does a great job with everything he touches.
by Brian Tuite
August 23rd, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Copain Hein PN Anderson Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: TN: 2001 Copain Hein PN Anderson Valley

Wells ended up putting Hein into the Les Voisins along with Abel and Henneberg. I didn’t realize he SVDd it at one time.
by Brian Tuite
August 22nd, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA
Replies: 24
Views: 1266

Re: Wineries to visit around Calistoga CA

J.Vizuete wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 3:30 pm
Envy - email Leah and taste/buy some Carter/Quivet/Myriad, etc
^^ This ^^
by Brian Tuite
August 22nd, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1968
Views: 165768

Re: Steak Porn

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm
According to the LA Times, Costco will no longer sell ribeye cap steaks:

https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2019 ... -caps-meat
Well don’t go telling him about Flannery. Those are hard enough to get.
by Brian Tuite
August 22nd, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: looking for cheap wine decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

GoVino
by Brian Tuite
August 22nd, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage

Still sitting on my ‘09.
by Brian Tuite
August 22nd, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

Advance weather looking good. 86° and clear. Should make for a relaxed evening unlike last night where as of 5am this morning the mercury has not dropped below 70°.
by Brian Tuite
August 21st, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2726

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

c fu wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 7:29 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 5:51 am
Todd Hamina wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Fu is power crazed, no? Moving threads...
Where’s Alan Eden when you need him?
WWAED?
FIFY!
by Brian Tuite
August 21st, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1981 Joseph Swan Vineyards Zinfandel
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: TN: 1981 Joseph Swan Vineyards Zinfandel

I’ve always found old Swans to give strawberry notes. Nice pull.
by Brian Tuite
August 21st, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2726

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

Todd Hamina wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Fu is power crazed, no? Moving threads...
Where’s Alan Eden when you need him?
by Brian Tuite
August 21st, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Halcon Vineyards Visit August 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Halcon Vineyards Visit August 2019

Thanks for the write-up. Halcon is a special place, Paul and Jackie are awesome and the wines are fantastic. We did a vertical of the vineyard production of Syrah a couple years back. That drive up the hill makes one appreciate the price point of the wine before you ever take a sip.
by Brian Tuite
August 19th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

David J wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 4:20 pm
I think I have a 13 or 14 oakville farmhouse i can bring. Also I have turley Haynes vineyard which give us some Napa old vines. I’m not sure how many bottles I need to bring....
Don’t sweat it. There will be plenty of wine. Bring what you want to taste, no pressure.
by Brian Tuite
August 19th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

Larry P wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 6:46 am
It looks like the date is not going to work for us. Sorry, we'll have to catch up next time.
[cry.gif] We’ll miss you two.
by Brian Tuite
August 18th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

Here are my wines for the event. 2013 Scherrer Winery Zinfandel Scherrer Shale Terrace 2013 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley 1993 Ravenswood Zinfandel Old Hill 2009 Carlisle Zinfandel Montafi Ranch 1979 Edmeades Vineyards Zinfandel DuPratt Vineyard D-D-D-D-D-D-Dude!!!!!! I also have to ...
by Brian Tuite
August 18th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 995

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

Chicen Pot Pie FTW!

Yeah, I know it’s not on the list but it’s the only Swanson frozen meal I will eat.
by Brian Tuite
August 17th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Countdown

So - is the plan to do flights of three or four? I have a suspicion people will be bringing OV Zins so I'll bring a flight of OV Carignan. We usually just open bottles and go for it more casually than the Syrah nights. Sit around the table, pass the bottles back and forth, munch on goodies, shoot t...
by Brian Tuite
August 14th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2492

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

What do they do to them to make them stay fresher longer and who feeds their chickens meat?
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by Brian Tuite
August 14th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2492

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Bdklein wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 5:50 pm
are gross. And not natural .
I agree. pileon
If the farm isn’t within 20 minutes of home I don’t buy the eggs. Besides, eggs aren’t supposed to come with brand names on the shells.
by Brian Tuite
August 13th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land
Replies: 24
Views: 1422

Re: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land

mbeckman wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 10:21 am

Here is the report, there seems to be a hefty dose of deceit throughout, and the images look bad.

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/northcoa ... Report.pdf
Wow, just wow!
by Brian Tuite
August 13th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville - The Round-Up
Replies: 98
Views: 3753

Re: It’s been too long, Old Vines Offline #6 - Aug 31st, Forestville

ncostanzo1 wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Just checking in on this, in general is there an span of years of Old Vine wines you a re looking to share with each other or just specifically wines from Old Vines?

Thnx!
Not really although a sub-theme will be 2013. Are you interested in joining us Nick?

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