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by Corey N.
September 24th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 1883

Re: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale

Is there no way to counter, or reverse, the effects of smoke taint? Not really. Could make rose out of it, most of the smoke is on the skins. 28 brix cab rose — mmmm. I know you make wine and are more knowledgeable than I am, but I have read articles suggesting that reverse osmosis is reputed to wo...
by Corey N.
September 23rd, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling geeks, what glassware do you use?
Replies: 31
Views: 1201

Re: Riesling geeks, what glassware do you use?

Grassl Liberte is my go to glass. I think the Mineralite might be slightly better (for champagne too) do focusing aromas and acidity, but the opening is a bit more narrow than I prefer.
by Corey N.
September 22nd, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 584
Views: 48167

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2015 Briceland Vineyards Pinot Noir Ronda's Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Humboldt County (9/18/2020) Nose of sweet, sappy red fruit and white flowers. On the palate dark red fruit with hints of green herbs, white flowers and a long finish. Concentrated with high acidity and refined tann...
by Corey N.
September 18th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12336
Views: 469644

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

All of these (technically opened by a friend)
by Corey N.
September 14th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva (Chile, Maipo Valley, Puente Alto)
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: TN: 2003 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva (Chile, Maipo Valley, Puente Alto)

I had the 2003 a couple years ago and thought it was exceptional. 2003 Viña Almaviva S.A. Almaviva - Chile, Maipo Valley, Puente Alto (7/7/2018) *Boom* This is a dead ringer for a left bank Bordeaux, strongly resembling the better wines of Pauillac. Nose of dark red fruits and fresh green notes - bo...
by Corey N.
September 8th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Seattle PSA: Caol Ila 15 Year Unpeated for $68 AFTER TAXES!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Seattle PSA: Caol Ila 15 Year Unpeated for $68 AFTER TAXES!!!

That is correct. Our prices aren’t great and the taxes are awful. This reminded me of the opening of Annie Hall where Woody Allen discusses two elderly women at a Catskill mountain resort. The first one says "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and su...
by Corey N.
August 27th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4496
Views: 257639

Re: de Negoce offer

I'm not sure about anyone else, but I took a pause with CH after being underwhelmed by several wines (don't remember all the lots, but 200 was a prime example). After retrieving them from the warehouse with three more years of age, it was a whole new story. I suspect many of these will drink well y...
by Corey N.
August 25th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1104

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

French press is a generally terrible technique imo unless you like really robust coffee. But yeah, that fine sludge is too fine of a grind. I'm shocked to read this. I love coffee in a French press because it has more body/richness than drip. That said, it's also more work/cleanup. If you find Fren...
by Corey N.
August 20th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14470
Views: 710933

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Rougeard: 2013 Clos 2014 Clos 2014 Poyeux Did you pay the same for 2013 and 2014? Prices went up ex-estate quite significantly from 2013 to 2014 (although still "reasonable"). Pricing was more or less the same across vintages (a local retailer made a larger offering. While I asked for more, this wa...
by Corey N.
August 17th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yikes!
Replies: 25
Views: 1697

Re: Yikes!

Stop making fun of Alfert, guys. The loam reference made me think of him too but it lacks his self-referenial calling cards (Owlman, country lawyer, etc.). If Alfert didn't tell you he biked today, are you even really alive If this had been Alfert’s note he would have already commented on the threa...
by Corey N.
August 17th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yikes!
Replies: 25
Views: 1697

Re: Yikes!

Craig G wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Stop making fun of Alfert, guys.
The loam reference made me think of him too but it lacks his self-referenial calling cards (Owlman, country lawyer, etc.).
by Corey N.
August 17th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Mashups . . .
Replies: 38
Views: 1306

Re: Food Mashups . . .

As a way to use up leftovers, we tend to do "breakfast burritos" on the weekend, which is scrambled eggs with whatever protein and veggies are floating around the fridge. Throw in some fresh cilantro and hotsauce and it's quite delicious.
by Corey N.
August 14th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dear Abby; My wife's tastes are changing, and I don't like it!
Replies: 34
Views: 2331

Re: Dear Abby; My wife's tastes are changing, and I don't like it!

My wife has gradually moved from drinking my wines to preferring cheap Pinot (anything in the $7-$18 range at Costco has a high chance of being a "hit" with her). It's a mixed blessing, as it means that in the rare cases I am just totally in love with a wine, I don't have to share...but it also mea...
by Corey N.
August 11th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539971

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

The Mount Langhi Billi Billi shiraz offered last week for $12 is a solid value. I'd had a previous vintage and thought it decent, so grabbed six. Very tight on night one, this was great by the time I came back to it on night four. That's saying something for me, as I think few reds improve after da...
by Corey N.
August 7th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand
Replies: 132
Views: 7308

Re: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand

In-N-Out remains one of life's great mysteries to me. I do not understand the devotion to this burger chain. I agree about the mystery. I finally made it to one last fall in Monterey County, CA. Unimpressed. Good, but not memorable. I ordered some fries well done and they were almost inedible, I th...
by Corey N.
August 4th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 124
Views: 4172

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

David K o l i n wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 11:11 am
Victor Hong wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 11:07 am
David K o l i n wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 11:05 am


Weird. I agree with Corey.
What is weird? That you agree with Corey? I thought that all your lawyers think alike! [snort.gif]
Yup. That’s why only one side shows up in court
If we both show up we can both bill.
by Corey N.
August 4th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?
Replies: 124
Views: 4172

Re: Ever Have To File A Complaint About Another Winery?

Larry, your initial post suggested that you've already tried to politely inform the winery that they are not following the law and they rebuffed your efforts. There's no reason to pussyfoot around. They shouldn't have broken the law in the first place and you've already put them on notice. I think t...
by Corey N.
August 4th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand
Replies: 132
Views: 7308

Re: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand

Finally ate at 5 guys (in Munich of all places). Here in ze Chermany there is a big burger fad going on. Lots of newish places. Chains and locals. Anyway, this was the best burger I've had here, and the fries were excellent. I had the bacon cheeseburger with sauteed onions, mushrooms, L&T. Very tas...
by Corey N.
August 3rd, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14470
Views: 710933

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Corey N. wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Dave McIsaac wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:07 pm


Looks like somebody is pulling their ballah pants on!! [cheers.gif]
Ha! I'm decidedly not a baller, but pricing was fair. A rare splurge.
Alfert had to nudge him.

;)
Image

That's him on the left.
by Corey N.
August 3rd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14470
Views: 710933

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Dave McIsaac wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:07 pm
Corey N. wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 11:30 am
Rougeard:
2013 Clos
2014 Clos
2014 Poyeux
Looks like somebody is pulling their ballah pants on!! [cheers.gif]
Ha! I'm decidedly not a baller, but pricing was fair. A rare splurge.
by Corey N.
August 3rd, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14470
Views: 710933

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Rougeard:
2013 Clos
2014 Clos
2014 Poyeux
by Corey N.
August 2nd, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 6:51 pm
A good Eiswein is a mind bending experience.
Agreed.

I saved half (of my half) so I get to do this all over again. I'm quite pleased.
by Corey N.
August 2nd, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 4
Views: 295

TN: 2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

2012 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (8/2/2020) Pale gold with a nose of tropical fruits dipped in honey. On the palate a kaleidoscope of tropical fruit flavors, clover honey, minerals and a nice acidic streak. While quite sweet, there’s enough acidi...
by Corey N.
July 31st, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Brander Cabernet Sauvignon Los Olivos Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2017 Brander Cabernet Sauvignon Los Olivos Vineyard

Thank you for posting your note, Adam.

For what it's worth, I enjoy reading your unvarnised opinions. I find your takes both interesting and refreshing.
by Corey N.
July 30th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3612

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

Victor Hong wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 7:09 am

Cook the larger amount. Then, portion and freeze the remainder, for later usage. Defrosting via microwave is quick and easy.
Cook the larger amount. Then, make jook.
by Corey N.
July 29th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 44579

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

"The Pandemic Could End the Age of Midpriced Dining" I thought this article in the NYT today was super interesting: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/dining/melbourne-restaurants-coronavirus.html I've been wondering if this is the direction things are headed when restaurants finally re-open. I use...
by Corey N.
July 27th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3612

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

I've seen the "finger" technique but I don't really know the mechanics of it. Could someone explain in detail? that being said, I usually make brown rice in a PC as it cooks a lot faster. I would like to use the finger technique for white rice cooked on the stovetop. What I've gleaned from my Asian...
by Corey N.
July 27th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3612

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

How NOT to make rice...the commentary is hysterical.

by Corey N.
July 22nd, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?
Replies: 38
Views: 1598

Re: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?

In my experience, I have found that many German wines (esp. sweeter one) hold better in the frig opened than do other wines. Would be interested if that is the experience of others. That is absolutely my experience. A couple years back I drank some Falkenstein Rieslings a full week after opening an...
by Corey N.
July 20th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4496
Views: 257639

Re: de Negoce offer

My current plan is to only buy cabs that are "higher end" as I'm not as worried about spending $12 vs $18, I'm more worried about them being drinkable period. I have lined up storage near by for $2/bottle/year and will rent out 48 cases worth, primarily all for De Negoce. And then I'll drink it ove...
by Corey N.
July 15th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?
Replies: 57
Views: 1679

Re: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?

Mogen David concord wine, served on a cotton ball.
by Corey N.
July 15th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 44579

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Bayless leaving Leña Brava and Cruz Blanca. https://chicago.eater.com/2020/7/14/21323892/rick-bayless-randolph-street-departure-lena-brava-cruz-blanca George Interesting. Bayless seems like a gem of a human being, so I tend to think that if there was an issue between business partners, it probably ...
by Corey N.
July 10th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 51
Views: 4780

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

A member alerted me that John Gilman, from the wine letter View From The Cellar has given the wines pretty good reviews: Mission 92pts. Alicante Bouschet 91+pts. Marsanne 90pts. Flame Tokay 88pts. Can't be anything but very thankful for that as a debutante! [cheers.gif] flirtysmile Great scores! FW...
by Corey N.
July 9th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 44579

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Kokonas is operating on a higher horse than anyone ive seen. Guy has drank way too much of his own kool aid. Current situation could not display this more beautifully. Agreed. This is one where you admit you erred, claim that you didn't mean to offend and move on. Instead, Kokonas went out and hire...
by Corey N.
July 8th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 44579

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

In a best case scenario, Alinea was going for gallows humor. But it strikes me as tone deaf.
by Corey N.
July 7th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Becheur 2018 Cabernet
Replies: 195
Views: 10486

Re: Becheur 2018 Cabernet

As a consumer, I hate the dynamic pricing. Unless I’m in the first wave, I’m going to feel like I overpaid. By no means am I criticizing; it’s not my business how to price the wine, but I’ve passed on two offers because I didn’t want to be the sucker that overpaid.
by Corey N.
June 30th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 44579

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Bad Hunter has closed. I'm sure many more will close in the coming months. https://chicago.eater.com/2020/6/30/21308490/bad-hunter-chicago-closed-west-loop-pizza-lobo-logan-square I just saw Clever Rabbit and Trattoria No. 10 closed too. The latter is a blow...not that I went often, but it was conne...
by Corey N.
June 29th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 44579

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Blackbird is permanently closing. https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-blackbird-restaurant-closing-chicago-20200629-wd6vrgjm4ffejdlahihvauzhji-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1IDoXVgT0v4rWEuG08jHiiTHlRX6wR7_AS98UP3I_q5LQmiUJc1QS4ojo That’s a shame. Wonderful food, but quite sterile.
by Corey N.
June 29th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2744

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

When I connected with Eric Asimov about how to submit wines, he responded that NYT only reviews wines that they buy and any submission to Eric is for "his edification" only. Not entirely sure what that means. I did send them some wine, but have no idea if they will ever get reviewed or how it works...
by Corey N.
June 22nd, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 44579

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Was there something else you were looking for? George Finding city data isn't easy and when I've visited the page, it's been broken (you can get some information, but some links/explanations do not seem to work). I hope that Lori is making the right call, but I'm somewhat worried that we are rushin...
by Corey N.
June 22nd, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 44579

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Was there something else you were looking for? George Finding city data isn't easy and when I've visited the page, it's been broken (you can get some information, but some links/explanations do not seem to work). I hope that Lori is making the right call, but I'm somewhat worried that we are rushin...
by Corey N.
June 20th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 44579

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

s.nellessen wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 5:53 am
Looks like we are 'Go' for indoor dining starting Friday June 26.
Lori said we should have already started indoor dining. Very curious statement. I can only imagine she looked at the budget and panicked.

So much for data.
by Corey N.
June 19th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions on Cow
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: Suggestions on Cow

Message Tex. I think he raises cattle. This. He’s also extremely generous with his advice and patiently explained to me how to smoke a brisket. Check out Tex’s posts on steam I have never been on steam (I thought it was a gaming platform?), but he posts a lot on Facebook. He should have been a chef.
by Corey N.
June 19th, 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions on Cow
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: Suggestions on Cow

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 2:48 am
Message Tex. I think he raises cattle.
This. He’s also extremely generous with his advice and patiently explained to me how to smoke a brisket.
by Corey N.
June 11th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 2085

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

I'd respectfully recommend you give "The Elvis" a shot. Named after The King himself, it's peanut butter, banana, bacon, and sometimes honey, on toasted white bread. You might even say that it's a meal fit for a King. https://i1.wp.com/www.eatthis.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/the-low-calorie-elvi...
by Corey N.
June 10th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: TN: 2014 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Liaison, drink up.

I drank several bottles of this wine and agree with your analysis — it’s not built for the long haul, but it’s still oh so delicious. According to my notes it is only 11.5%abv — it’s exactly the kind of wine I want for midweek drinking.
by Corey N.
June 9th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 2085

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

I'd respectfully recommend you give "The Elvis" a shot. Named after The King himself, it's peanut butter, banana, bacon, and sometimes honey, on toasted white bread. You might even say that it's a meal fit for a King. https://i1.wp.com/www.eatthis.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/the-low-calorie-elvis...
by Corey N.
May 29th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Covid Antidote -- Mail Order Food From Different Cities
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Covid Antidote -- Mail Order Food From Different Cities

SZZimmermann wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 9:54 am
Any recommendations out there for Chicago deep dish that is available by mail order?
Lou Malnati's is probably Chicago's favorite for deep dish. Pricing seems very fair too.

https://www.tastesofchicago.com/categor ... atis_Pizza
by Corey N.
May 26th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Mobile canning line article on SFGate this morning
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: Mobile canning line article on SFGate this morning

I like Broc's wines. Hipster wine for sure, but they are doing some neat things with unloved grape varieties. Their Zinfandel is particularly interesting.

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