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by Jason Hagen
February 4th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70742

What did you cook tonight?

Do not look at this thread on an empty stomach unless you have food awaiting. So after a long day I decided I wanted simple salmon and mushrooms. But with tired brain, it wasn't until I got home that I realized I bought Arctic Char. Doh. Basically prepared it the same way but was concerned about ove...
by Jason Hagen
February 3rd, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424716

What BEER are you drinking?

So The Bruery has never been short on arrogance but they have made "some" great beers. They would always pompously state how the would NEVER make an IPA. Well now they do with their Offshoot label. Last night I had the "Watch This" IPA. Well by had, I mean I had a sip. A seriously disgusting bevera...
by Jason Hagen
February 2nd, 2018, 1:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424716

What BEER are you drinking?

So The Bruery has never been short on arrogance but they have made "some" great beers. They would always pompously state how the would NEVER make an IPA. Well now they do with their Offshoot label. Last night I had the "Watch This" IPA. Well by had, I mean I had a sip. A seriously disgusting beverag...
by Jason Hagen
January 30th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Gulfstream with the Dudes 2.0 - Dominus,MDooker,Insignia,Forman,MtEden,Aubert
Replies: 28
Views: 1890

TN: Gulfstream with the Dudes 2.0 - Dominus,MDooker,Insignia,Forman,MtEden,Aubert

c fu wrote:
Jason Hagen wrote:Who needs a theme? We had some very fun dinners. Time for a reunion? I'll bring the Red Vines.

Jason
It’s been so long that gulfstream and the sister restaurants charge corkage now.
Thanks Obama!
by Jason Hagen
January 30th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Gulfstream with the Dudes 2.0 - Dominus,MDooker,Insignia,Forman,MtEden,Aubert
Replies: 28
Views: 1890

TN: Gulfstream with the Dudes 2.0 - Dominus,MDooker,Insignia,Forman,MtEden,Aubert

Who needs a theme? We had some very fun dinners. Time for a reunion? I'll bring the Red Vines.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 27th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!
Replies: 59
Views: 3632

Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!

Done!

I still remember my one trip to Anderson Valley in 1997, sitting out on the lawn with a few bottles of Navarro and a meat and cheese plater.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 27th, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Art+Science, Cider+Wine- Shipping Included
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Art+Science, Cider+Wine- Shipping Included

Woowhoo! Looking forward to finally trying these.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 26th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Cider Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 891

Cider Recommendations

I need to get some of Dan's ciders. I have yet to try.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 23rd, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 481
Views: 41371

Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir

Bumping up this shitty thread for another shitty '07: 2007 Cristom Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (1/20/2018) Pop n' pour and drank over an hour with dinner. Gorgeous perfumed aromatics of lighter red cherry and stems. The palate is lighter styled gi...
by Jason Hagen
January 23rd, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some history of Williams Selyem winery 1979-1997- Part One
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Some history of Williams Selyem winery 1979-1997- Part One

Wow, this is a GREAT read, Blake. Thanks so much for posting! How cool. "Burt wines," if you ask me, are some of the best ever made out of Pinot Noir anywhere. +1 ... I would not drink Pinot Noir if it wasn't for Burt's wines. The hard part is it started me on a journey of other California Pinot No...
by Jason Hagen
January 23rd, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite California Rhone Blends
Replies: 37
Views: 1339

Favorite California Rhone Blends

Why only California? Just wondering. If it is a Cali profile, disregard my reco.

Matello Fools Journey (Oregon) is around $30.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 23rd, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levi Dalton's podcasts
Replies: 46
Views: 2503

Levi Dalton's podcasts

And Hardy got an "E". Way to go man.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 23rd, 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Massican Annia (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 25
Views: 741

TN: 2016 Massican Annia (USA, California, Napa Valley)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/idt ... 73272&mt=2

There is this if you want to learn more about Dan and Massican.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 21st, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Immersion Blender rec needed
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Immersion Blender rec needed

We have the Cuisinart, which was reasonably priced and works fine. More important though, if you're new to immersion blenders (or maybe even if you're not) this should be mandatory reading: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/dining/immersion-blenders-can-be-a-danger-in-disguise.html Mark, appreciate...
by Jason Hagen
January 20th, 2018, 10:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424716

What BEER are you drinking?

Ft. George is really doing a nice job these days. Their City of Dreams IPA is also excellent. Love that place. Be there on Feb. 18. Only drag is every year when I am there, it is their stout festival and it can be a little much to taste through. Jason I take it you are ticketed? Hmmm. No. I didn't ...
by Jason Hagen
January 20th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Santa Barbara/Temecula
Replies: 15
Views: 797

Santa Barbara/Temecula

Since you will be in Temecula, one place there that I'd be inclined to check out is Thornton Winery. Although I haven't tried any of their wines, their winemaker, David Vergari, is quite good. David joined Thornton about 6-7 years ago - before that he had his own Vergari label and made some very go...
by Jason Hagen
January 20th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Immersion Blender rec needed
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Immersion Blender rec needed

Pretty sure ours is a Cuisinart. It was maybe $30 and it works great. This is what I have used for years. Works great https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CSB-75BC-Blender-Brushed-Chrome/dp/B00ARQVM5O/ref=sr_1_3_acs_twc_TWC9997_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1516489255&sr=1-3-acs&keywords=immersion+blender&ta...
by Jason Hagen
January 20th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424716

What BEER are you drinking?

John Osburn wrote:Ft. George is really doing a nice job these days. Their City of Dreams IPA is also excellent.
Love that place. Be there on Feb. 18. Only drag is every year when I am there, it is their stout festival and it can be a little much to taste through.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 20th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Santa Barbara/Temecula
Replies: 15
Views: 797

Santa Barbara/Temecula

There are those here that can recommend the better wineries but if you don't do research you are going to end up a place that is more about esthetic than wine. And then over pay for mediocre wine. And quite possibly made from grapes that are not from Temecula. If you are only going to Temecula that ...
by Jason Hagen
January 20th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Santa Barbara/Temecula
Replies: 15
Views: 797

Santa Barbara/Temecula

For beer, although I haven't been, I have enjoyed the beers from these guys http://www.wiensbrewing.com/index.html Seem like nice folks as well.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 20th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Noel Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 250

TN: 2013 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Noel Vineyard

Nice. Thanks for the note. I don't recall tasting that bottling. Maybe from barrel. I did have a bottle of the Noel Family bottling. It was made at Todd's place. Maybe by Todd?

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 19th, 2018, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Failla Chardonnay Olivet Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 425

TN: 2015 Failla Chardonnay Olivet Vineyard

I have had a number of St. Innocent bottlings, as well as Evening Land. It’s largely the Evening Land wines that I do not like. Interesting. When Evening Land rolled into town, they kicked out all the producers that made the Vineyard famous. I'm sure there is a learning curve and they could not fol...
by Jason Hagen
January 19th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Scherrer OMV Zin!!! & 2008 Westrey Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 269

2012 Scherrer OMV Zin!!! & 2008 Westrey Pinot Noir

Awesome. Yeah I still have some 08s that I am planning on digging out and re-visiting. As well as the 07s which were a vintage that showed amazing in its youth. Looking forward to checking in on those as well.
Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 19th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

The 1976 GR Bosconia is probably a top 50 all time wine for me. Jason, have you ever tasted the '81 GR Bosconia? If not, you definitely should try to find one. As good as the '76 is -- the '81 is still the best Bosconia I've tasted. I'm down to my last few bottles of each of them. Will definitely b...
by Jason Hagen
January 19th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Scherrer OMV Zin!!! & 2008 Westrey Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 269

2012 Scherrer OMV Zin!!! & 2008 Westrey Pinot Noir

2012 Scherrer Winery Zinfandel Old and Mature Vines Scherrer Vineyard Alexander Valley - USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley (1/15/2018) Wow. This wine is in the zone. Everything is complete and balanced. The aromatics are so enticing. Raspberries, cherries and a little bit of boysenbe...
by Jason Hagen
January 19th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

I wish that in 1996, when I started collecting as opposed to just drinking wine, someone had just slapped me in the forehead and said, just buy LdH. Jason still not too late to buy them, great QPR still! And I think 04's are fresher than 05s...but two great vintages. Oh I don't miss an LdH release....
by Jason Hagen
January 19th, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Zinfandel: 1988 Williams Selyem
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Great Zinfandel: 1988 Williams Selyem

Jason, I just saw Burt and got an update. Ed`s daughter`s name was Mary Denise and she went by Denise. She was trained by Bob Cabral who took over at WS in 98` after Burt and Ed sold. I never did have their wines, WesMar, but will be on the lookout for them. Yep. Her husband is Wesley ... hence Wes...
by Jason Hagen
January 19th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

TN: 2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

Nice. I have some but I don't think I have tried it yet. Love the note.

I wish that in 1996, when I started collecting as opposed to just drinking wine, someone had just slapped me in the forehead and said, just buy LdH.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 19th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top 3 popular wine sites after Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 21
Views: 2003

Your top 3 popular wine sites after Wine Berserkers?

Wine Lovers Discussion Group Cellar Tracker (not the forum) I visit and read through some others sites but it would be super sporadic. I used to spend a lot of time at West Coast Wine but it pretty much died years ago. And Wine-Pages but I had a serious issue with the guy who runs it so I left for g...
by Jason Hagen
January 18th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...
Replies: 25
Views: 1619

Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...

I've been to Unibroue's brewpub and their whole lineup is incredible. La Fin du Monde and Peche Mortal are faves. I am hoping to visit in August. Such a fantastic brewery. If I had to choose only 1 brewery to drink (thankfully I don't have to choose), it would probably be Unibroue. La Fin, Maudite,...
by Jason Hagen
January 18th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Zinfandel: 1988 Williams Selyem
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Great Zinfandel: 1988 Williams Selyem

I did not know Mary Selyem nor that she made wine. I assume she was Ed`s wife. Ed only handled the business end of the winery and as far as I know, he never vinified wine. I`ll ask Burt about both. Ed's daughter. Her and her husband make terrific wines, although I have not bought in a long time. Ju...
by Jason Hagen
January 18th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Failla Chardonnay Olivet Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 425

TN: 2015 Failla Chardonnay Olivet Vineyard

Well now they are going to get pinot noir from an area that can actually grow pinot noir. [wow.gif] And Chardonnay for that matter. Jason We’ll see. I am no fan of Seven Springs, which they use now. Those are fighting words [wow.gif] What have you had from 7 Springs? It was a monopole for a long ti...
by Jason Hagen
January 18th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Zinfandel: 1988 Williams Selyem
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Great Zinfandel: 1988 Williams Selyem

What a treat. Thanks for the write up. Jason I`ve got a few of other vintages in the cellar Jason. Could add that to any wines we drink. [cheers.gif] Sounds like a date. Sadly I am not going to make it up next week but it is on my radar. It has been a long time since I had a WS Zin or any of Burt's...
by Jason Hagen
January 17th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Failla Chardonnay Olivet Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 425

TN: 2015 Failla Chardonnay Olivet Vineyard

Well now they are going to get pinot noir from an area that can actually grow pinot noir. [wow.gif] And Chardonnay for that matter.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 17th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Zinfandel: 1988 Williams Selyem
Replies: 21
Views: 507

Great Zinfandel: 1988 Williams Selyem

What a treat. Thanks for the write up.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 17th, 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Failla Chardonnay Olivet Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 425

TN: 2015 Failla Chardonnay Olivet Vineyard

Nice. Although I have always heard great things, I've yet to taste a Failla wine. Now that Ehren has partnered with my friend Tim, maybe I'll find the chance to taste.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 17th, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big Changes at St. Innocent
Replies: 17
Views: 1444

Big Changes at St. Innocent

Justice will be missed. So tasty in its youth. Maybe the 777 clone? I'll grab some 04s and 05s from the locker to see how they did.

I wonder if the 7 Springs saga had any roll in this.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 16th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70742

What did you cook tonight?

Kenny H wrote:Carnitas roasted eggplant, 50/50 homemade heavy cream labneh-goat cheese, and cilantro chutney stuffed samosas. Finished with a curried carnitas gravy.

What is the story here? It is eggplant? Skipping the cheese, could this be done vegan? Recipe?

Cheers,

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 16th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16370
Views: 424716

What BEER are you drinking?

One of my guilty pleasure beers is Knuckle Sandwich from Bootleggers. It's listed as a DIPA but it really drinks like a somewhat lighter bodied barleywine. Due to the hop treatment you really need to drink it within a month or two of bottling. You could find it in local markets and liquor stores th...
by Jason Hagen
January 15th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 48
Views: 2477

2008 Dauvissat Clos

Jason Hagen wrote:
Jerry Hey wrote:I poured a 2007 Dauvissat les Preuses down the drain a couple weeks ago it had such bad premox. Sad with such great wines.

:-|

Having the 2007 les Preuses and Clos tonight. Hoping for a better showing.

Jason

Great night. Both bottles were perfect. Zero Pre-mox.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 14th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Massican Annia (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 25
Views: 741

TN: 2016 Massican Annia (USA, California, Napa Valley)

ChrisMcElligott wrote:Then I mentioned Berserker Day, he reached out to Todd. I told him it would be great to see an offer. Fingers crossed.
Yes! [welldone.gif]
by Jason Hagen
January 14th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 48
Views: 2477

2008 Dauvissat Clos

Has anybody tried the 2008 Vaillons?

J
by Jason Hagen
January 14th, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 48
Views: 2477

2008 Dauvissat Clos

Jerry Hey wrote:I poured a 2007 Dauvissat les Preuses down the drain a couple weeks ago it had such bad premox. Sad with such great wines.

:-|

Having the 2007 les Preuses and Clos tonight. Hoping for a better showing.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 14th, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...
Replies: 25
Views: 1619

Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...

Belgian Strong or Tripel Russian River - Damnation Unibroue - La Fin du Monde Belgian Qaud Trappist Rochefort 10 Trappist Westvleteren 12 IPA Beachwood - Thrillseeker Society - The Pupil Fort George - Vortex I haven't been exploring too many new beers recently and my memory has faded on some of the...
by Jason Hagen
January 14th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...
Replies: 25
Views: 1619

Your Top 3 Beers in 3 Categories Please ...

Jason Hagen wrote:Rochefort 10 - Best beer in the world.

Others
RRB Consecration
The Bruery - Tart of Darkness

Jason
A big pet peeve of mine is when people do not properly read the question. I am guilty here. Sorry.

I'll take a proper shot at this later.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 13th, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Massican Annia (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 25
Views: 741

TN: 2016 Massican Annia (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Swung by the locker today and saw the 2014 Annia sitting there. Soon it will be a dead soldier. It was my Massican epiphany wine.

Jason
by Jason Hagen
January 13th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spätlese Re-vist after 10 yrs
Replies: 0
Views: 133

2006 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spätlese Re-vist after 10 yrs

2006 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (1/11/2018) Nice development over the last 10 years on a great value wine. The biggest difference it showed was the evolution of the nose. Aromatics are now jumping out of the glass. Pears, candied pears, apples and f...
by Jason Hagen
January 13th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 90
Views: 4963

Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:6 qt. My sister got me a 10 quart for Christmas (not Instant Pot brand) and it was FAR too large for our family of 4.
Hmmm. Okay ... maybe I should go with the 6 Qt, if that is working for you guys.

J
by Jason Hagen
January 13th, 2018, 8:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 90
Views: 4963

Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

Not a lot of recipes here [wow.gif] Getting ready to pull the trigger. Any favorites models? I am planning on going with an 8Qt. Jason I went with the original, Instant Pot - highly recommended. Build quality is fantastic, super easy to use (lock/unlock, steam valve, cleaning) Here's one recipe I t...

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