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by T Klonoski
September 11th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9761

Re: Fires-Oregon

https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/map/#t:adv;d:2020-09-08;l:noaa20-viirs,viirs;@-119.4,40.2,6z Very well thought out & laid out website. This includes options for both VIIRS and Modus...the two best satellite fire imaging (note, there's some sort of problem with Modus at the moment, so that's tu...
by T Klonoski
June 24th, 2020, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project
Replies: 46
Views: 3011

Re: The Riesling Report - announcing a wicked little hobby project

Miran, you should rate bottles on a scale from 1 to 4 helicopters.
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by T Klonoski
June 21st, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remoissenet
Replies: 19
Views: 909

Re: Remoissenet

Geoff F. wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 4:27 pm
I also went to a Remoissenet tasting hosted by Pierre Rovani last year and thought the wines were quite sound. However, I found Rovani and his opinions to be so unpalatable
LOL, perhaps Pierre himself could use some refreshing.
by T Klonoski
June 8th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (2 different AP numbers)
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: TN: 2001 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (2 different AP numbers)

Those high-botrytis auslese go well with whitefish cooked on the grill, with a moderately spicy marinade sweetened with honey. Interesting interplay of smoky elements.
by T Klonoski
March 3rd, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15199

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

My 17 year old son has a school trip to France booked for mid-April, during spring break. Nonrefundable payments made. Feeling uneasy. Edit: The closing of the Louvre seems an ominous sign. ACIS Educational Travel has just canceled this trip and will apply students' payments to a trip next spring i...
by T Klonoski
March 1st, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Suckling: Great Wines of Italy
Replies: 39
Views: 4370

Re: James Suckling: Great Wines of Italy

My understanding is that many of the "comps" are for those who subscribe to the content on Suckling's website ($145/year), so in those cases he does get something out of it.
by T Klonoski
February 29th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Suckling: Great Wines of Italy
Replies: 39
Views: 4370

Re: James Suckling: Great Wines of Italy

His Chicago event on Monday is sold out, so these must indeed be profitable for him.
by T Klonoski
February 28th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Benton's Aged Whole Hickory Smoked Ham
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Benton's Aged Whole Hickory Smoked Ham

Thin-sliced Benton's with eggs for breakfast is pretty darn great. I have used Betty's idea by dividing it up in freezer bags for enjoyment over a year or so.
by T Klonoski
February 28th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15199

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

My 17 year old son has a school trip to France booked for mid-April, during spring break. Nonrefundable payments made. Feeling uneasy.
Edit: The closing of the Louvre seems an ominous sign.
by T Klonoski
February 25th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Austin Bbq Trip Report
Replies: 25
Views: 2147

Re: Austin Bbq Trip Report

Thanks Dennis. Great combination of words and pictures.
by T Klonoski
January 20th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mendoza: 8 pieces of advice, and thoughts on wine too!
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

Re: Mendoza: 8 pieces of advice, and thoughts on wine too!

Very informative and helpful. Thanks for taking the time to pull this together.
by T Klonoski
January 11th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Caribbean recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 2299

Re: Caribbean recommendations?

A buddy had a situation similar to yours and was pleasantly surprised by the Westin Puntacana.
by T Klonoski
January 1st, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 3327

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

TimF wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 5:10 pm
Chicago dog at a place that really does it well, like Portillos, with cheese fries is “last meal” worthy.
I also like the occasional chili dog. Portillo's does a very good one.
by T Klonoski
December 30th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere
Replies: 52
Views: 2643

Re: In Memoriam: A Tribute to my best friend, Claudine Kargere

Dan, your participation on this board and the Parker board has always been a treasure, and this post is the Crown Jewel.
by T Klonoski
December 30th, 2019, 3:36 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Krakow
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: Krakow

Krakow's National Museum has a da Vinci painting of a woman with an ermine that is a must see. And there is other interesting stuff there. I also recommend Wawel Castle, and Wawel Cathedral. Also St. Francis Basilica. A little more offbeat is a chapel carved into the Wieliczka salt mine: The Chapel ...
by T Klonoski
December 17th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lièvre à la Royale.
Replies: 13
Views: 1867

Re: Lièvre à la Royale.

Seems like a great dish for cold weather!
Which wine did you have with it, and how did it pair?
by T Klonoski
December 11th, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: I have become the Wine Nazi!
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

Re: I have become the Wine Nazi!

Mark Y wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 2:43 pm
A charity tasting.. so people are probably there to have fun.. and most people aren't there to study a booklet?

wow..
I went to his shop a couple of times. Now you know why I've never been back.
by T Klonoski
December 9th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 37353

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Did battle with some mature Pinot vines today. 20 year old cane pruned vines that are cropped for sparkling. This is advanced pruning with a physical aspect to it that makes it very hard. Canes are wrapped on a single wire on each side. Just getting last year's canes off is a work out. Finding 3 or...
by T Klonoski
December 2nd, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5628

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Frank Murray III wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 8:29 pm
all in support of the Badgers....on Wisconsin!
If you can figure out a way for us to beat Ohio State, this pinot hater will make a separate contribution to the cause.
(You do great work)
by T Klonoski
November 26th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 6668

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Based on a positive note on this site about the previous vintage, I picked up a 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg kabinett. Looking forward to it.
by T Klonoski
November 10th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 37353

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Great to hear that you had a good experience, Ben. Thanks for the interesting notes.
by T Klonoski
November 7th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 37353

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Ben M a n d l e r wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Our late harvest Gewürztraminer just came in today (from San Benito county). That’s a wrap for us.
Ben, would be interested in any highlights (or lowlights) from your first harvest.
by T Klonoski
November 5th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: To Tariff or Not to Tariff
Replies: 7
Views: 2916

Re: To Tariff or Not to Tariff

I would up prices moderately but offer deeper discounts than normal for large orders.
by T Klonoski
October 22nd, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 75
Views: 6071

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Hook's is terrific. I also like several of Carr Valley's cheeses in Wisconsin, especially Gran Canaria and cave-aged Marisa.
by T Klonoski
October 9th, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 2684

Re: Milwaukee, WI

The pizza place in your hotel is one of the better ones in the area. Milwaukee has several cool museums: Milwaukee Art, Milwaukee Public, and even Harley Davidson.
by T Klonoski
October 8th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Suggestions for Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Environs -TRIP REPORT ADDED
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: Suggestions for Grand Tetons, Yellowstone & Environs -TRIP REPORT ADDED

Thanks for putting together this interesting report. First-rate photos.
by T Klonoski
October 2nd, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 101
Views: 8473

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

Thanks to all (except Nathan) for a very interesting thread. Great read.
by T Klonoski
September 29th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A-Hunting We Will Go - Lodi?
Replies: 33
Views: 2385

Re: A-Hunting We Will Go - Lodi?

Mike, thanks for the interesting report.
by T Klonoski
September 1st, 2019, 3:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 10334

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Pretty sure that Wendy's did not introduce chicken sandwiches until 1990. Their website seems to confirm this. 1990 is when they introduced a grilled chicken sandwich. They already had fried and spicy chicken sandwiches at that time. You guys will argue over anything neener No idea about the grille...
by T Klonoski
August 31st, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 143
Views: 10334

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Alan Rath wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 4:38 pm
I ate my lifetime's allotment of chicken sandwiches at Wendy's in the 70s and 80s [wow.gif]
Pretty sure that Wendy's did not introduce chicken sandwiches until 1990. Their website seems to confirm this.
by T Klonoski
August 18th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mosel for a Riesling Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 3908

Re: Mosel for a Riesling Newbie

Glad we were able to give you the nudge to add this to your itinerary.
And if the 2007 Prum Weh Sonn Auslese spoke to you, then you certainly have a great beginner's palate for Riesling.
Excellent that you were able to explore the whole range of pradikat.
by T Klonoski
July 30th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It was 107F in Champagne today
Replies: 36
Views: 4296

Re: It was 107F in Champagne today

Looks as if the heat wave has finally broken. Temps in the 80s in France the next ten days.
by T Klonoski
July 23rd, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mosel for a Riesling Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 3908

Re: Mosel for a Riesling Newbie

The Mosel is a beautiful area. Young Riesling can be profound.
I would suggest the Loosen winery. Also consider a river cruise.
by T Klonoski
June 24th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 2542

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

I don't see the Kunstler Stielweg listed here or in the linked catalog. Anyone know if Terry is just not importing it? It was one of my favorites back when it was still findable in the US. Kunstler is a relatively recent addition to the Theise catalog, added about five years ago, I believe. Theise ...
by T Klonoski
June 23rd, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 2542

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

Thanks for taking the time to put together these very helpful notes.
Kunstler GGs deserve more attention around here.
by T Klonoski
May 1st, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

Re: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food

Episode 1, Bangkok, now available.
What great visuals.
by T Klonoski
March 17th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where Are The Franconia Wines???...David??
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: Where Are The Franconia Wines???...David??

My experience is that importers don't bring in anywhere near as much of that region compared with others, although it's gotten a little better.
by T Klonoski
March 17th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday Dinner: ‘99 Pétrus, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 1110

Re: Saturday Dinner: ‘99 Pétrus, etc.

You're raising those boys right.
by T Klonoski
February 26th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Tuscany
Replies: 43
Views: 3336

Re: Tuscany

If you do end up going from Florence to Perugia, a worthy detour along the way is Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, where you can hear Gregorian chants in a medieval abbey. This is in a region called the Crete Sienese, with rolling hills and rows of cypress trees. Another good detour along that rou...
by T Klonoski
February 23rd, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recommendations for places around Detroit
Replies: 20
Views: 785

Re: Need recommendations for places around Detroit

If you are short on time and in need of a quick meal, Scotty Simpson's Fish and Chips does its specialty very well.
scottysfishandchips.com/
Another great specialty place is Mike's Famous Ham for a world class ham sammich.
by T Klonoski
January 19th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Calif Dessert Rieslings...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: TN: Three Calif Dessert Rieslings...(short/boring)

A very nice BloodyPulpit section. Thanks for sharing.
by T Klonoski
January 9th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Chicago in January - Looking for a few recs

I've found that kids that age find Eataly pretty interesting. Very convenient to your location.
Quartino is another good option.
And if time is tight, Portillo's does fast food with good ingredients.
by T Klonoski
December 29th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 41128

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Thanks for your many 2018 posts, especially when it was busy and you were tired.
Same to Merrill.
by T Klonoski
December 29th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon
Replies: 18
Views: 2531

Re: Eating, drinking and buying some wine in Paris and Lyon

As always, great photos and text. Thanks for taking the time.
Could you say a bit about the food shown in the L'Âme Soeur photos? Looks like escargot in two sauces and fish in beurre blanc?
by T Klonoski
December 2nd, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Resveratrol
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Resveratrol

I have read that the Tannat grape has relatively high amounts of reseveratrol. Maybe not enough to do much good, but there are some solid Uruguayan wines based on tannat.

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