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by Corey N.
August 14th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 54
Views: 1737

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

I agree on the Phelps recommendation. The tasting room is unbelievably gorgeous -- rustic for rich people. A wealthy country lawwyer like you would feel right at home. We did a blending tasting there and it was very fun. I felt it was a bit scripted, but the people they hire are trained extremely we...
by Corey N.
August 13th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 100
Views: 3293

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

You should consider sampling on BerserkerDay as many of my favorites are usually on offer (marked with an asterisk). I like: Goodfellow* (very high toned fruits) Biggio Hamina* (you must like whole cluster) Patricia Green* (loads of SVD offerings) Eyrie (their top wines are more than you want to spe...
by Corey N.
August 13th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 1433

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

I'm surprised to see so much love for the Food Lab. I think Kenji is a terrible writer, but I suppose I'm in the minority.
by Corey N.
August 12th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3004

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 10:36 am
I’m either a whore or a politician.
Same thing.
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 10:36 am
Since lawyers are called reptiles, perhaps Chameleon is more apropos. I only care that I look good.
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by Corey N.
August 12th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3004

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

Jay Miller wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 7:56 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 8:51 am
I drink and enjoy wines that the AFWE would condemn, but I see absolutely no reason to make Alfert feel better so I am not going to "confess" anything.
I know, but do it for Corey’s sake. Just think what he’s going through.
by Corey N.
August 12th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Oakfert. This post is a troll. He handed that glass of Baudry to his wife. Just to the left is his cocktail shaker of Martini-nelli. Shaken not stirred. RT Funny you mention it. I popped a 2009 Martinelli Syrah in Robert's honor last night. The alcohol was surprisingly well hidden, but not my cuppa...
by Corey N.
August 11th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Marc Frontario wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Funny Corey ...his text to me was, "imagine what the magic of Rolland could have done for the '11 Baudry vintage"
Oakfert.
by Corey N.
August 11th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Owlfert just sent me a text, which reads “it’s very good, but I find myself wanting more Ovid. Lol. Don’t tell anyone.”
by Corey N.
August 11th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

Ooh, this sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing; I want to try this soon.
by Corey N.
August 9th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 65
Views: 2188

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

If you want to pick and choose your wines for each shipment, how does winery protect themselves from members just picking the most desirable stuff and leaving behind the least attractive? I think that you hit the nail on the head as to why many people don't like clubs; noboody wants to be forced to...
by Corey N.
August 9th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.
Replies: 65
Views: 2188

Re: Let's talk wine club/mailing list structures.

I don't purchase from lists anymore, partly as a result of a palate shift to more old world wines. Nonetheless, I will answer: 1. Do you prefer more than 2 shipments per year? - No. Shipping is expensive, and I can almost always do better by consolidating purchases. 2. Would you like to be able to s...
by Corey N.
August 9th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 62
Views: 2850

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

Craig G wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 7:05 am
He’s rising up to challenge Jay Hack in the “Any thread by X is a thread about X” category.
I think he blew by that challenge the same way a Range Rover blows by a Tesla...or the way you blew by Bobby in the mountains.
by Corey N.
August 9th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 62
Views: 2850

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

Jim Clary wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 8:19 pm
I love Ovid wines. Have visited and the experiences as described. Definitely worth it.
Bobby loves Ovid too, but he loves attention even more.
by Corey N.
August 8th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3004

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 7:54 am
Ha! Check my cellar.
When I visited, you asked me to come see your fishtank and there was no fishtank. I'm not falling for that twice.
by Corey N.
August 8th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3004

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

Last year I visited DC to go to a good friend's Halloween party (he posts here on occasion). To celebrate, he popped a bottle of 2009 Pavie and told me it was a Robert Owlfert wine. When I explained that Bobby hates on Pavie, he said without a trace of irony, "yeah, but if you read his tasting notes...
by Corey N.
August 6th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...
Replies: 21
Views: 1012

Re: Bourbon barrels not just for bourbon...

larry schaffer wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 8:46 am
how long until there's a 'pumpkin spice' cab?
If this becomes a thing, we are holding you responsible.
by Corey N.
August 6th, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2850

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
by Corey N.
August 5th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 20
Views: 1157

Re: TN: 1969 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

That note sounds a lot like the 1965 Mouton, which you grabbed for your 50th, that you opened in Orlando.
by Corey N.
July 25th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4163

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Paul Luckin wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 1:24 pm
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by Corey N.
July 25th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4163

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

K John Joseph wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Corey N. wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 8:30 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 7:22 am
Corey?
I hate you with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.
You also said that's how much you loved him, though. At least your relationship is extremely passionate.
It's a roller coaster. I hate roller coasters.

Pass me the black hat. I'm in.
by Corey N.
July 25th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4163

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 7:22 am
Corey?
I hate you with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.
by Corey N.
July 23rd, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-Centric Title for our Fearless Leader?
Replies: 45
Views: 1453

Re: New Wine-Centric Title for our Fearless Leader?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 1:55 pm
I’m still trying to figure out what to wear to the J-Lo concert tonight!

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Things I've lost (in chronological order):
- my glasses
- my keys
- my respect for you after learning that you're going to see J-Lo
by Corey N.
July 22nd, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8212

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

AlexS wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Paul Luckin wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 4:37 pm
RIP Alan.

Will drink something special in his honor tonight. To echo others: life is short, drink well.
I'm drinking Alan's fave for him, a Napa Cab.
Hopefully young, oaky, and purchased at Binny's.
by Corey N.
July 22nd, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8212

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

I'm sorry to hear about Alan's passing. While he was provocative and inscrutable at times, his love for wine was evident.

RIP Alan.
by Corey N.
July 21st, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese Food Wine Pairing Suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: Chinese Food Wine Pairing Suggestions

I like riesling (Kab or Spat) with Chinese. Usually when we eat Chinese we are having multiple dishes, and the flavor profiles can be fairly diverse. The common thread is salt (soy sauce) and the Riesling acts as a nice foil; the sweetness would be good to tame the spice of kung pao, too. Lambrusco ...
by Corey N.
July 19th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 103
Views: 4428

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Adam Frisch wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Pinotage has come up twice now. What's so bad with it? Never tried any even when I was there.
IMO, the wine tastes dirty. And not in a good way.
by Corey N.
July 19th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Not an epicurean exploit: Failing up, spectacularly

Sounds like an awful experience. It also sounds like Gaslight Brasserie in Boston.
by Corey N.
July 19th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 103
Views: 4428

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Meiomi Pinot Noir was awful. No varietal character whatsoever, it tasted like chewing tobacco.
by Corey N.
July 17th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20254

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

So I happened to see Marcus on Sunday. I'm pretty sure that he didn't see me, at least not until it was too late and I had already taken his wine. I laughed, he cried, a good time was had by all, but not by Marcus. I have that effect on people. We opened up 19(!) wines on Sunday, so these notes are ...
by Corey N.
July 13th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11559
Views: 541378

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 2:05 am
1986 Mouton Rothschild (4b) put a bid at the opening price and no one else bid... score!
Fantastic!
by Corey N.
July 12th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post
Replies: 22
Views: 1034

Re: Your best/favorite/cleverest words or phrases seen in a WB post

All of you are wrong, but most especially Brian. The correct answer is "callipygian" used by the wonderful Davy Strange. The term means "having well-shaped buttocks." The note in which he first used the word: NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES ‘CLOS DES FOURCHES’ 2007, DOMAINE JAQUES-FREDERIC MUGNIER Lovely ripe c...
by Corey N.
June 28th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2730

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

K John Joseph wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:25 am
Corey N. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:23 am
Larry Chmel wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:13 am
A vodka margarita?
Exactly.

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Make sure you give all of your college age kids the recipe.
10/10 that Alfert has passed that on to his son.
by Corey N.
June 28th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2730

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Larry Chmel wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:13 am
A vodka margarita?
Exactly.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=161533#p2759191
by Corey N.
June 28th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2730

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

K John Joseph wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:43 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:20 am
Some really nice vintage champers.
I looked at the options for a while, then checked my wine purchasing for the past year, and had to go with vintage champers too
I was really hoping you'd say 100 handles of vodka for the world's biggest margarita.

Champagne is the answer for me, too.
by Corey N.
June 27th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 1683

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

During my sophomore year of college we had about 20 buddies all living in the same, brand new apartment complex. 3 story rectangle with all apartments overlooking a huge interior courtyard. We had multiple rooms on every level. When we had big parties, my apartment was responsible for churning out ...
by Corey N.
June 27th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 1683

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

As mentioned by Julian and Corey, I'd go for Tommy's Margarita Mix for that size crowd. They sell their mix (lime juice, agave nectar, and water....that's it) in 32oz bottles, each makes 16 margaritas. Grab 4-6 bottles of this, tequila of your choice (I prefer silver), and some Cointreau if you wan...
by Corey N.
June 20th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 469
Views: 37231

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

It's been a while since I've posted a note. 2015 Briceland Vineyards Zinfandel Dark Horse Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County (6/19/2019) Such a unique wine. Flavors typical of a Zinfandel, with bramble fruit, shading more red than purple but then there’s white floral and spice...
by Corey N.
June 19th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 1683

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

JulianD wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 1:54 am
Tommy margarita -

2 parts Tequila
1 part Lime juice
1/2 part agave nectar
I generally prefer a Tommy’s margarita, but when you make a standard margarita using Cointreau, it seems richer to me, which can be a good thing.
by Corey N.
June 18th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 1683

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

You can squeeze ahead of time and freeze the lime juice. I think it’s about a lime and a half to 2 for us per Margarita. That's my problem, I'm figuring about 70 drinks (quite a few college kids) and that means well over a hundred limes. Just trying to think if concentrate or some other solution is...
by Corey N.
June 14th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 32961

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

I don’t see going either, though I admit that I live a good redemption story.
by Corey N.
June 14th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 32961

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Corey, For your next splash out meal, I strongly recommend Kyoten at 2507 W. Armitage. 8 seat omakase only menu for $220 including tax and tip. Corkage is $40 a bottle. By far and away the best sushi experience I've had in Chicago and, while not cheap, I thought it was a very good value. How some g...
by Corey N.
June 14th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 2277

Re: True Confessions

White American "cheese" melts well. In St. Louis we have a similar product called proven that works a bit better even than that. Ideal for any type of "melt" sandwich and neutral enough that kids don't balk the way they do at my preferred choices. Provel is disgusting. The fact that you put it on p...
by Corey N.
June 13th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 32961

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Has anyone gone to Stone Flower and/or planning on it? It looks AMAZING but this is the former chef at 42 grams that was convicted of hitting his ex-wife. My initial instinct would be to stay away, no matter how good the food is. OTOH, it sounds like he has gone out of his way to make amends by rais...
by Corey N.
June 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano

What aisle was that in? At that pricing, it's making me reconsider some life choices. Also, nice avatar. It’s with the cheeses innth cold section. I'm guessing this is a regional offer. Was at Costco yesterday to grab some copper river salmon and didn't see anything of the sort (I also wasn't looki...
by Corey N.
June 11th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano

What aisle was that in? At that pricing, it's making me reconsider some life choices.

Also, nice avatar.
by Corey N.
June 10th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 446
Views: 42650

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Gorgeous Pat.
by Corey N.
June 10th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs
Replies: 26
Views: 1468

Re: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs

May want to list where you're staying, as you may have some choices that are walking distance that will be more 'worth it' than trying to schlep all over just to get to one that might be the 'best'. Driving can be a real headache there. Sage advice. Travel in the city can be a bit of a PITA. If you...
by Corey N.
June 7th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 2048

Re: Misen Chef's Knife

Peter/Stuart, thanks to both of you for your feedback.
by Corey N.
June 6th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Misen Chef's Knife
Replies: 21
Views: 2048

Re: Misen Chef's Knife

Do people still like their knives?

I passed on the kickstarter (too much stuff in general) and confess that I only started thinking about these knives again because Facebook shows me ads 2x/day.
by Corey N.
June 6th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
Replies: 39
Views: 1639

Re: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 7:22 pm
I have bought, and consumed, over a case.
As opposed to Marx who has mooched and consumed over a case.

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