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by Brian Tuite
November 19th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 24
Views: 1076

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 11:50 am
Production will quadruple, no doubt. The Pahlmeyers did a great job establishing the brand, and it fits perfectly with Gallo's push to acquire luxury brands and move upmarket
Nope, that won’t happen. Gallo is very smart.
by Brian Tuite
November 19th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Napa/Sonoma Blind Tasting Contest
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: Recommendations for Napa/Sonoma Blind Tasting Contest

You can’t go wrong with any of these...

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by Brian Tuite
November 15th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 48
Views: 3768

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

Kris Patten wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Got a box yesterday from Will congratulating me on new baby with a couple of his 2017s and a card.

Super cool gesture, huge thanks Will.
Will is good people!
by Brian Tuite
November 13th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 16
Views: 1442

Re: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

AlexS wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Okay, based upon all of the positive notes, I popped one tonight.

Yup.

Totally legit, probably the best early drinking Bedrock OVZ since the incredible 2013 - entirely youthful and utterly forgiving.

DO IT, DO IT NOW
That’s the spirit!
by Brian Tuite
November 13th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2017 Becklyn Horizontal, Santa Rosa - Rosso’s
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: 2017 Becklyn Horizontal, Santa Rosa - Rosso’s

Stephen Chen wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Interested if you'll have me but out of town until the 16th...
This is going to be a tough time of year to pull this off anyhow so depending on participation levels the date is still TBD. I’ll add you to the list, glad to have you!
by Brian Tuite
November 12th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2017 Becklyn Horizontal, Santa Rosa - Rosso’s
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: 2017 Becklyn Horizontal, Santa Rosa - Rosso’s

I’d be up for this! Tasted the ‘15 Missouri Hopper recently and was very impressed, and I haven’t been back to Rosso’s yet since I moved here. I don’t have any Becklyn to contribute myself but could bring something else perhaps? I have all the wines, I just need people to help drink them. If you’re...
by Brian Tuite
November 12th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 16
Views: 1442

Re: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine - USA, California (11/12/2019) Have now opened two bottles. One pop n pour the other followed for three days. Easily the best Bedrock Old Vine to date. This shows fresh across the palate, lighter bodied, a melange of Sonoma, Contra Costa and Amador fruit wit...
by Brian Tuite
November 12th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8322

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

I wished listed 0 and got them all!
by Brian Tuite
November 12th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2017 Becklyn Horizontal, Santa Rosa - Rosso’s
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: 2017 Becklyn Horizontal, Santa Rosa - Rosso’s

Updated post heading. I want to go horizontal to make the wine pour vertical down my gullet.

All the Becklyn ‘17s, horizontally.
by Brian Tuite
November 12th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you always taste before you buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 1286

Re: Do you always taste before you buy?

No, I just see what Suckles likes and back up the truck.
by Brian Tuite
November 12th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2017 Becklyn Horizontal, Santa Rosa - Rosso’s
Replies: 10
Views: 299

2017 Becklyn Horizontal, Santa Rosa - Rosso’s

Time to take a look at the ‘17 Becklyn lineup. I have one of ea for this offline. Who’s up for this? In the coming few weeks, maybe a week night? 5-6 people, 8 max. What: 1 ‘18 Sauv Blanc 1 ‘17 Napa Cab 1 ‘17 Moulds 1 ‘17 Missouri Hopper 1 ‘17 Pangkarra Where: Pizzeria Rosso, Santa Rosa When: TBD, s...
by Brian Tuite
November 12th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 16
Views: 1442

Re: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

Bud Carey wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 6:26 am
Hmmm. Looks like I might have to pop one of mine soon. Thanks for the notes, BT.
Definitely give it ample air.
by Brian Tuite
November 12th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 16
Views: 1442

TN: 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine - USA, California (11/12/2019) Have now opened two bottles. One pop n pour the other followed for three days. Easily the best Bedrock Old Vine to date. This shows fresh across the palate, lighter bodied, a melange of Sonoma, Contra Costa and Amador fruit wit...
by Brian Tuite
November 11th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: CARROTS à la Eric Ripert/Le Bernardin
Replies: 13
Views: 1108

Re: CARROTS à la Eric Ripert/Le Bernardin

We’re beginning to harvest our carrots here. This is a timely thread, thank you!
by Brian Tuite
November 10th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8322

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Waited till the last day of the offer as usual. 2 of everything short of magnums. Must start drinking to make space now.
by Brian Tuite
November 9th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Berserker Abroad...
Replies: 19
Views: 1162

Re: A Berserker Abroad...

That was a most excellent adventure! Wish you had gotten to go too. Thanks for sharing!
by Brian Tuite
November 9th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 60
Views: 2416

Re: Shipping companies hates me

Most all the drivers know me and know there are only adults living here. I have an agreement with them. They can put deliveries in my garage. No problem. They get a nice tip every year. This week I had a FedEx Delivery notice in my email. I left the driver a note, signature and instructions on my fr...
by Brian Tuite
November 9th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 129
Views: 5986

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Man stabbed to death over argument in line for a PCS: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/05/us/popeyes-sandwich-stabbing/index.html Nobody ever died for dear old Diavola. Though it is “to die for”. I’m torn between getting stabbed in line or getting my car smashed in the drivethru. I may never try this sa...
by Brian Tuite
November 8th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 298
Views: 14797

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I was at an HVS tasting last night in Sonoma. Joel was pouring his O&F wines but had a magnum of ‘99 Old Hill on the back counter. I asked him who I had to kiss to get a pour of it. He told me it was corked. Crap. He lamented that he should have brought a back-up. Nose was destroyed but the palate w...
by Brian Tuite
November 6th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2266

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

PARTY !!!!! champagne.gif [cheers.gif] [wow.gif] champagne.gif I voted Other. Run out of space, gotta drink it down. Off-site ain't happening. I feel the same way. Finally got everything in controlled storage at home now I have 4+ cases of wine between Bedrock, Desire Lines and Carlisle to pick up....
by Brian Tuite
November 5th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8322

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

202 750ml bottles and 6 Magnums... Drumroll please...

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Uh, no way!
by Brian Tuite
November 5th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

One has to wonder how the power blackouts and evacuations affected so many wineries with fermentations going. For grapes still hanging (like cab) smoke taint may be an issue. Grapes still hanging better be designated as late harvest sweet wines because there’s no way they are making dry wines out o...
by Brian Tuite
November 5th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 129
Views: 5986

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I value my time more than that and would not compare a fast food restaurant to waiting for a table at Diavola. Different strokes I guess. That's bogus. Diavola doesn't even serve chicken sandwiches. Who even goes to a restaurant that doesn't have chicken sandwiches? neener Well, you got me there Al...
by Brian Tuite
November 5th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 129
Views: 5986

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

If this sandwich were offered at a bar & grill for $13 with a side of fries or side salad, no one would bat an eye. This is truly one of the best cheap eats in America for $3.99. That's what's funny to me, with these line-ups. Don't people put any $ value on their time? Maybe if you're on a very ti...
by Brian Tuite
November 5th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 129
Views: 5986

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

If this sandwich were offered at a bar & grill for $13 with a side of fries or side salad, no one would bat an eye. This is truly one of the best cheap eats in America for $3.99. That's what's funny to me, with these line-ups. Don't people put any $ value on their time? Maybe if you're on a very ti...
by Brian Tuite
November 5th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2012
Views: 169918

Re: Steak Porn

Had some fun grilling some skirt steaks last night. Red-hot fire, enjoyed the pics below. You know, if you leave the grill off and just lay those huys directly onnthe hot coals (assuming it’s hardwood) it gives you a great crusty sear while leaving the middle nice and med-rare. Try it sometime. 2-3...
by Brian Tuite
November 4th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8505

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Did the Picanha last night on Weber rotisserie (gas), just used sea salt for the prep as per tradition, took about 15 minutes or so on medium-high heat and turned out super nice - varied from medium-rare to medium on larger steaks and medium to medium-well on the smaller pieces which were intention...
by Brian Tuite
November 4th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

That was close!

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Clockwise from upper left: Sodini Ranch, Limerick Lane, Windsor Oaks
by Brian Tuite
November 3rd, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8505

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Brandon R wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Brian, please report back when you do that Picanha. I got a 3.5 pounder too and don't want to screw it up.
I cooked the rib eyes tonight so the Picanha will not be for at least a week now. I’ll let you know how it works out though.
by Brian Tuite
November 2nd, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Do you think things will get back to “normal” for most of the county sooner than they did after Tubbs? Definitely. Short term business will suffer due to the extent of the evacuations and power outages. Many grocery stores as of yesterday still had either not opened or had no perishables in the ref...
by Brian Tuite
November 2nd, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Now that the worst part of this fire is in the tail lights I’d like to personally thank everyone who reached out with “thoughts and prayers”, offers of housing and just plain support. For us it was an inconvenience at best although very stressful. For others it wasn’t so good. This was a grim remind...
by Brian Tuite
November 2nd, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 4:56 pm
Those fire crews, on the ground and in the air, are simply amazing people. [cheers.gif] (Where's the "we're not worthy" smiley?)
Right here —-> [worship.gif]
by Brian Tuite
November 1st, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1466

Re: Is there a better Halloween wine than EMH Black Cat ?

Armida Poizin
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Not for the wine but the bottle fits the theme. Black Cat has to be #1 though.
by Brian Tuite
October 31st, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Beautiful news ! If anything can be done to recognize the work of the amazing firefighters please post here. We have some friends in Windsor and would be happy to contribute. Headed very much in a direction towards normalcy. It was actually a beautiful day in Alexander Valley today. I never thought...
by Brian Tuite
October 30th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

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Power back on, life returning to normal.
by Brian Tuite
October 30th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8505

Re: Another Flannery PSA

https://youtu.be/cEgNPDXKVX8 I like this method for the cooking of the pichana As he said “I know your mouth is watering right now...” I was wiping my mouth with a napkin. OMFG, I’m all over that! Interesting was his statement that the true Picanha is only 2-1/2lbs and anything over that will not b...
by Brian Tuite
October 30th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

brigcampbell wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 7:55 am
Winds kicking up this morning?

It was roaring off and on in socal
Dead calm here in Podunk.
by Brian Tuite
October 30th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70741

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Kincade Fire/Breakfast Version on the wood stove.

Breakfast Quesadilla, eggs, bacon, cheddar, pepper jack, Totrtillas, Tapatío.

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by Brian Tuite
October 30th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Does anyone know if Verite or Trinite Estate are in danger? I believe they in the Chalk Hill area. The fire burned right over Chalk Hill, Verité is in the middle of it. No word on whether they or Calluna Estate sustained damage. They had some new construction going on at Verité when I drove by last...
by Brian Tuite
October 30th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2785

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

You evacuate to friends in Napa, make an appointment at Frogs Leap and have the best 3 hours one could have. Especially considering your house may burn to the ground. PS: I am not minimizing the concern we have nor the highest regard we have for the firefighters and first responders. Just trying to...
by Brian Tuite
October 28th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

It’s nice to be home on my easy chair with the hum of the generator in the background. Enough power for all the refrigeration. I shut off the cellar as the temp outside is 62° and dropping and diverted that power to my router so we can communicate and keep up on the latest news. Dava is using up the...
by Brian Tuite
October 28th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Yesterday a fire broke out along Interstate 80 in Vallejo it burned right to the shores of San Pablo Bay at the Carquinez Bridge. 3 miles away on the other side of the bridge a fire broke out along the Cummings Skyway from embers of the Sky Fire in Vallejo. I don’t care how many goats you put out th...
by Brian Tuite
October 28th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Spent the morning driving back and forth between Forestville and Santa Rosa picking up an empty gas can, refueling the generator and then refilling the can and bringing it back to the house. Perfect driving conditions. Nobody on the roads. Power in Larkfield so I didn’t have to go far for fuel. Foo...
by Brian Tuite
October 28th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2785

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

Honestly, I think wine would be the last thing on my mind at a time like that. But to those who say the wine is "replaceable", I sincerely doubt insurance would give you the current value of rare Burgundy, Piedmont, Rougeard and Rhones. Most likely you would get back what you paid, not the current ...
by Brian Tuite
October 28th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Spent the morning driving back and forth between Forestville and Santa Rosa picking up an empty gas can, refueling the generator and then refilling the can and bringing it back to the house. Perfect driving conditions. Nobody on the roads. Power in Larkfield so I didn’t have to go far for fuel. Food...
by Brian Tuite
October 27th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

A good Twitter follow is Kent Porter a photographer for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

https://mobile.twitter.com/kentphotos
by Brian Tuite
October 27th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18996

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Jeremy C wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Good luck to you all who are directly impacted by this. I do hope that it gets contained soon.
Containment isn’t expected for 2 weeks.

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