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by Alan Eden
May 31st, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 2306

Re: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 2:19 pm
Alan Eden wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 2:08 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 2:03 pm


Smartass answers for dumbass questions.
Its OK David, the other kids will like you if your a dick
The beauty of it is that I don’t care.
Makes sense why your avatar is a pussy
by Alan Eden
May 31st, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 2306

Re: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

I win the lottery and have a bunch of money to make my own wine. Im standing in Napa and there are two massive bins full of grapes in front of me, one is filled with wonderful Screaming Eagle quality fruit, one s filled with $20 a bottle cab grapes. How would I with zero experience be able to tell ...
by Alan Eden
May 31st, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 2306

Re: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 2:03 pm
Alan Eden wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 9:37 am
Are the smartass answers because nobody knows or you just a bunch of smartasses ?
Smartass answers for dumbass questions.
Its OK David, the other kids will like you if your a dick
by Alan Eden
May 31st, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3970
Views: 222173

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Wow, the 9 year bottle i got was absolutely fantastic, one of the best bourbon's ive ever tasted. At least 6 other people also thought it was great. It was substantial with mouth filling flavour but zero heat, a work of art. On the other hand i had the Cream of Kentucky which was similar in price an...
by Alan Eden
May 31st, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 2306

Re: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

Are the smartass answers because nobody knows or you just a bunch of smartasses ?
by Alan Eden
May 31st, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you tell great grapes from average grapes
Replies: 52
Views: 2306

How do you tell great grapes from average grapes

I win the lottery and have a bunch of money to make my own wine. Im standing in Napa and there are two massive bins full of grapes in front of me, one is filled with wonderful Screaming Eagle quality fruit, one s filled with $20 a bottle cab grapes. How would I with zero experience be able to tell w...
by Alan Eden
May 31st, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3970
Views: 222173

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Antique for $49.95 ? thats way over priced if you think $49.95 is overpriced for OWA107, but are willing to spend $100+ on Old Fitz BiB 9 because of a gimmick decanter (because the contents inside taste like kerosene), i cant help but chuckle a little. Even at $50, OWA107 is still one of the great ...
by Alan Eden
May 30th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 5022

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

Robert M yers wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 5:07 am
Alan Eden wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 9:59 pm

Macdonald at $165 does not have a match in Bdx
Do you mean the wine or the story?
The wine
by Alan Eden
May 29th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 99
Views: 8472

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

It does seem that Napa is going to get its butt kicked by Bdx if it doesnt stop these massive increases. I know Roy Piper is a great guy and his wine is awesome but he had two 20% increases in like 4-5 years going from $125 to $175, there are dozens more doing the same. It doesnt matter that cost o...
by Alan Eden
May 29th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 99
Views: 8472

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Sometimes, I think having a track record is what pisses people off. If someone recalls a wine going for 30 bucks and now it goes over 200, it’s a case of thinking that the underlying cost of production doesn’t justify the price, it’s purely price hiking (above inflation costs, etc.) Some new high e...
by Alan Eden
May 29th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 99
Views: 8472

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

I was talking about real Bdx not that right bank stuff
by Alan Eden
May 29th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 99
Views: 8472

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

It does seem that Napa is going to get its butt kicked by Bdx if it doesnt stop these massive increases. I know Roy Piper is a great guy and his wine is awesome but he had two 20% increases in like 4-5 years going from $125 to $175, there are dozens more doing the same. It doesnt matter that cost of...
by Alan Eden
May 29th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 99
Views: 8472

Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Diamond Creek is now retailing at $250 a bottle, i know its decent wine but that seems very expensive. even with 25% discount for futures when you add tax and shipping back in its over $200 a bottle
by Alan Eden
May 29th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations from retailers
Replies: 19
Views: 2103

Re: Allocations from retailers

Most store fronts want traffic and dollar flow, as long as you spend regularly then you will get allocations of the good stuff
by Alan Eden
May 29th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 103
Views: 11052

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

So did this sell out ?
by Alan Eden
May 27th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3970
Views: 222173

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Rock Hill farms, any good ? LLS wants me to take one so im curious
by Alan Eden
May 25th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3970
Views: 222173

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Antique for $49.95 ? thats way over priced
by Alan Eden
May 24th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1778

Re: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?

FYI, here are 2017 average prices per ton for different varieties in Napa: Cabernet Sauvignon $7,509 Pinot Noir $2,798 Merlot $3,387 Zinfandel $3,623 Syrah $3,738 Chardonnay $2,809 Sauvignon Blanc $2,279 And that's before the cost of barrels and aging. Interesting that Zin is higher than Pinot yet ...
by Alan Eden
May 23rd, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1778

Re: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?

Gary York wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 10:18 pm
Because people will only pay so much for Napa SB. When you think about SB, Napa is certainly toward the bottom for me.
So therefore the difference between SB and cab is pure profit ?
by Alan Eden
May 23rd, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1778

Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?

Why is Napa Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ? is it thinner margins ? some arguments that i dont think are valid

The cost of fruit, only if you buy it, if its your fruit is SB cheaper to farm than cab ?

Cab ages longer, true but thats just a money cost, maybe 8% for the extra 12 months
by Alan Eden
May 23rd, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 5022

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

Becklyn cab $65
RM Cab $65

Two that spring to mind

Macdonald at $165 does not have a match in Bdx
by Alan Eden
May 20th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 21817

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Why is everyone getting upset with this ? There are many wineries who make you buy a certain amount before getting their premium wines, its also common that you have to build up your buying history. Board favourites such as Cayuse, Saxum, Myriad, Bedrock etc all do this and nobody complains As Ridge...
by Alan Eden
May 16th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 103
Views: 11052

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Anyone sign up and not get the offer ?
by Alan Eden
May 15th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 103
Views: 11052

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Which wines were previously made with the fruit
by Alan Eden
May 15th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 103
Views: 11052

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

So is this the next Macdonald or just another high price Napa cab ?
by Alan Eden
May 15th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kinsman Inaugural Release
Replies: 103
Views: 11052

Re: Kinsman Inaugural Release

Any idea of cost
by Alan Eden
May 12th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 863
Views: 33678

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Thanks Randy Cigar business is hard, online is cheaper so brick and mortar shops struggle. My cigar shop is also a full lounge so you have somewhere to smoke, watch TV and drink if you want to this justifies the premium over Cigarbid or similar. Of course you get the assholes who buy online then co...
by Alan Eden
May 11th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 42
Views: 6389

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Will Alan yell at me if I sharpen my Japanese knives with this set-up? It looks too easy... Im a purist Japanese knives need to stone sharpened end of story, anything else is lazy . Hmmm, that statement could apply to any number of modern conveniences, such as dishwashers, washing machines, compute...
by Alan Eden
May 11th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 42
Views: 6389

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Jay Japanese knives have a much finer bevel than German of US knives, 15 degrees against 20-25 this requires more care to get a smooth edge. The steel is often softer which means it can easily be damaged by a bad sharpening, if you take off to much metal you risk burring and uneven bevel shape which...
by Alan Eden
May 11th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 863
Views: 33678

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Thanks Randy Cigar business is hard, online is cheaper so brick and mortar shops struggle. My cigar shop is also a full lounge so you have somewhere to smoke, watch TV and drink if you want to this justifies the premium over Cigarbid or similar. Of course you get the assholes who buy online then com...
by Alan Eden
May 10th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 863
Views: 33678

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Phil Smith wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Alan Eden wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 11:35 pm
So how much would a 6000 churchill be in CA ? $8.05 in my local store which is not a cheap shop
There’s well-publicized threats of a proposal in the Illinois senate with the same 64% tax...

I’ve never actually ordered cigars online, do we like CI around here?
CI ?
by Alan Eden
May 10th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 42
Views: 6389

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Robert M yers wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 4:09 am
Will Alan yell at me if I sharpen my Japanese knives with this set-up? It looks too easy...
Im a purist

Japanese knives need to stone sharpened end of story, anything else is lazy.
by Alan Eden
May 9th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 863
Views: 33678

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

So how much would a 6000 churchill be in CA ? $8.05 in my local store which is not a cheap shop
by Alan Eden
May 9th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 863
Views: 33678

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

Randy

If you haveany aged Padrons drop me a line, always looking
by Alan Eden
May 9th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1982

Re: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?

Alex N wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 11:45 am
It's nice to be American (or Indian or Australian, etc) and not have to worry about following silly French and British etiquette. neener
You mean culture ?
by Alan Eden
May 9th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1982

Why do Americans eat cheese before a meal ?

Everywhere else in the world they treat cheese as a desert, served with biscuits, crackers or fruit and with a desert wine like a port or maybe even a cognac. Yet in the US its eaten before a meal, why ? its heavy and strongly flavoured not what you want early in a meal
by Alan Eden
May 9th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3970
Views: 222173

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Well i got two bottles from Binnys so far, they do have some but its not on the shelves
by Alan Eden
May 9th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3970
Views: 222173

Anyone tried CoK

Cream of kentucky ?

Anyone opened one yet, sorry if i already asked this
by Alan Eden
May 8th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1937 Domaine Armand Naulot Corton, Grand Cru
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: TN: 1937 Domaine Armand Naulot Corton, Grand Cru

A whiff of strawberry patch greets the nose. After the red fruits and black earth, there's a sweet nuttiness, some leather. sandalwood spice, forest floor and pine needle sap. It is rich and voluminous in the mouth, with excellent depth and so much savoury nuance. It has a velvety feel against the ...
by Alan Eden
May 7th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 210
Views: 14301

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Discussing PG Tips here is the equivalent of discussing whatever the cheapest, mass produced wine available in the US is. Go for it if that interests you but save the reverse snobbism it’s boring. Thats a ridiculous comparison. Your saying that just because something is popular it cant be good, its...
by Alan Eden
May 7th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?
Replies: 863
Views: 33678

Re: What Cigar or Pipe Are You Smoking?

I am the total opposite to wine with cigars, give me a nice classic Padron anyday
by Alan Eden
May 7th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release
Replies: 37
Views: 3477

Re: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release

The Syrah is awesome, i maxed out.

Im sure cab is great but its pretty expensive so just took a 3 pack, one major problem with cab like this is you cant really open one to try and its nots been around long enough to backfill
by Alan Eden
May 7th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 210
Views: 14301

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

PG tips are the Heinz ketchup of teas
by Alan Eden
May 7th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener
Replies: 24
Views: 2259

Re: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener

The purists among you make me laugh and cringe. It's the same on the wine board. God forbid, one of us actually gets more pleasure from IGP Languedoc wines than first growths. If you actually took the time to learn about the Ken Onion. It's designed by one of the best knife makers in the States. Wa...
by Alan Eden
May 7th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 210
Views: 14301

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Russell Faulkner wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 9:56 am
Yeah the answer to milk and sweetener is never.

I like greener Oolongs, mostly from Taiwan. I buy via Postcard Teas in London and usually have 2-3 on the go.
Im gathering your a Southern UK woosie who would not understand us council house kids drinking our PG tips
by Alan Eden
May 7th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 210
Views: 14301

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Its interesting, everything is fancy this fancy that, oolong, matcha etc etc A whole country of people was raised on PG tips with a splash of milk and heaven forbid some white tate & lyle sugar, its wonder were not all dead. Try this before dismissing it out of sight, i know its not cool or fancy bu...
by Alan Eden
May 7th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 210
Views: 14301

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Well first thing is get a kettle, nobody microwaves tea !!!

Second thing is get a nice teapot, only yobs and peasants use teabags when they are doing serious tea drinking

Learn the art of pot warming, steeping and when to use milk and sweetener
by Alan Eden
May 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener
Replies: 24
Views: 2259

Re: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener

Using a belt grinder on a fine steel knife should result in all nice things being taken away from you. Steel was forged by hand then hand made into a glorious knife then you take an industrial tool and hack it like its an axe blade. Japanese knives must be hand sharpened on stones, if your to lazy ...
by Alan Eden
May 6th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener
Replies: 24
Views: 2259

Re: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener

Japanese Knife imports are great, they are high end though so not much in the way of starter stuff. CKTG in Wisconsin is also great, Mark who runs it does get occasionally knocked in the knife forums but its not justified, he does a great job of balancing commercial awareness with good product good ...
by Alan Eden
May 6th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener
Replies: 24
Views: 2259

Re: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener

Using a belt grinder on a fine steel knife should result in all nice things being taken away from you. Steel was forged by hand then hand made into a glorious knife then you take an industrial tool and hack it like its an axe blade. Japanese knives must be hand sharpened on stones, if your to lazy o...

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