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by PeterH
February 20th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: My five favorite vegetables

Nori, when wrapped around sushi.
by PeterH
February 20th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers
Replies: 161
Views: 6113

Re: What was your wine board path to Wine Berserkers

I was aware of the Squires board before eBob, but I never liked it (mostly because of Squires). I can't really recall why I started scanning (lurking) the eBob board. Most likely it was from a reference on the WS board. I must have seen a reference to the "board that cannot be named" on the eBob for...
by PeterH
February 20th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 40
Views: 988

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

Thomas Keim wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Domaine Leroy has quite a few '71s in Stock stateside - Those are always a pretty safe bet -
Is there an emoji for rubbing thumb and fingers together?
by PeterH
February 20th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 40
Views: 988

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

I had a half bottle of 1971 d'Yquem a few weeks ago, and it was incredible. Don't know the current market price, but I paid $220 for it several years ago. Glad I still have one half bottle. It's my wife's birth year, so likely opening that one when both turn 50. Tom I have always loved 1971 German ...
by PeterH
February 14th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Seven wines from 1978 (CA and WA), and a few others...
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: TN: Seven wines from 1978 (CA and WA), and a few others...

Brandon, If you do '78s again and want some Bordeaux in the mix, just ask me. Awesome. Funny you say that, Peter, because I'm planning on doing an offline and contributing the three I have left: Beringer PR, BV Georges de Latour, and Motenlena Estate. Having some Bordeaux in there would really be f...
by PeterH
February 13th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Seven wines from 1978 (CA and WA), and a few others...
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: TN: Seven wines from 1978 (CA and WA), and a few others...

Brandon,

If you do '78s again and want some Bordeaux in the mix, just ask me.
by PeterH
February 13th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 263
Views: 5837

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

A. So wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Vince T wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 3:40 pm
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JJC
Junior Jesus Christ?
by PeterH
February 11th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar flooring
Replies: 27
Views: 1045

Re: Wine cellar flooring

Really nice Alan. I love re-purposed wood like that. Here's a pic of the floor I had in my hallway. These were old railroad ties from the far east. The Victorians used to just cut down whatever tree was handy for their railroads. They're not used any more so some people picked them up and sliced th...
by PeterH
February 11th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?
Replies: 35
Views: 1522

Re: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?

Oak is not fruit, I think.
High acidity accentuates fresh fruit aromas and flavors.
by PeterH
February 11th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What happens if I drink my (approx ) 18 year old homemade beer??
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: What happens if I drink my (approx ) 18 year old homemade beer??

I can take up to 14 days for the bacteria to start growing in you to the point that their toxins paralyze you. Please elaborate. Or tell me you are joking. I think what he says is true as a general statement, but has nothing to do with beer. If the beer was truly spoiled, you would not let it into ...
by PeterH
February 11th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?
Replies: 35
Views: 1522

Re: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?

I think of Loring as a prime example of fruit forward. The fruit is so pure and in your face it is almost painful. The wines do age just fine.
by PeterH
February 11th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva
Replies: 30
Views: 886

Re: 2015 Terlan Pinot Bianco 'Vorberg' Riserva

Michael S. Monie wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 4:54 pm
I second your enthusiasm for Vorberg. And at the low to mid $30's, it's one of the world's great values in white wine. The only one that I can think of that might come close is Nals Margreid 'Sirmian'.
I checked the Vorberg yesterday at the LWS in Seattle. $47 + 10.1% sales tax.
by PeterH
February 10th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (A lightning bolt of flowers!)
Replies: 922
Views: 44117

Re: It's critic bingo! More Molesworthian singed wood!

Wine the color of potassium permanganate, how appetizing!
by PeterH
February 9th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (A lightning bolt of flowers!)
Replies: 922
Views: 44117

Re: It's critic bingo! More Molesworthian singed wood!

In the PNW, salmon is often cooked on alder planks. Done properly, the wood should not be burned, but it may be where Molesworth got exposed to the scent.
by PeterH
February 8th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3598
Views: 348398

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

It could be Ken Wright, I suppose. While the Adele wine in earlier Mystery offers was made by Ken Wright, it was not a Ken Wright label.
by PeterH
February 6th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desert Island Wine Region...
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Desert Island Wine Region...

The central coast is scheduled to be an island by and by. I'd go along for the ride and be perfectly happy. I'd take confinement in Oregon as my preference. There is even decent sparkling wine made there.
by PeterH
February 6th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desert Island Wine Region...
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Desert Island Wine Region...

Well, the only island I can think of that has a variety of reds & whites is Sicily, so if I'm going to be stuck on island for the rest of my life, it might as well be there. I could handle living on the south island of New Zealand, and drinking exclusively wines grown there. Maybe the north island ...
by PeterH
February 1st, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 79
Views: 2678

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

In honor of your wine and modernism thread. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Kazimir_Malevich%2C_1915%2C_Black_Suprematic_Square%2C_oil_on_linen_canvas%2C_79.5_x_79.5_cm%2C_Tretyakov_Gallery%2C_Moscow.jpg/260px-Kazimir_Malevich%2C_1915%2C_Black_Suprematic_Square%2C_oil_on_li...
by PeterH
January 31st, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spaced BerserkerDay: Should I see a neurologist?
Replies: 28
Views: 1371

Re: Spaced BerserkerDay: Should I see a neurologist?

On the other hand, After reviewing my purchases this year, my wife told me, "If you buy more stemware next year, your assl is Grassl"
by PeterH
January 28th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of Wine
Replies: 121
Views: 2843

Re: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of

I've given this much thought and came up with the following timeline. Traditionalists: Robert Mondavi, Brad Webb, André Tchelistcheff, Jeffrey Patterson and Paul Draper. All embraced traditional French winemaking styles while each leaving their unique mark on their wines. Modern: Rolland, Cambie, D...
by PeterH
January 27th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 177
Views: 8107

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

I absolutely do not need any more wine, so I ended up with five wine purchases, plus Grassl stemware, which I also do not need, Veleta Gourmet, and I think I won an auction or two.
A few others were on my wish list, but I was too late.
by PeterH
January 27th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**
Replies: 65
Views: 3668

Re: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**

I'm another that tried to order as soon as the post went up, but missed the library wines.
The Hyland vineyard, Coury clone, and Kelly Fox all have tremendous reputations, so I went for that.
I'd be happy to trade out a couple for other Kelly Fox wines, or equivalent.
by PeterH
January 26th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?
Replies: 35
Views: 1522

Re: Does fruit forward wine always mean it's "Modern" in style?

Everyone has their own idea about what "modern" means in wine making, but I consider it primarily to apply to clean, science aided vinification.
I also think international standardization plays into the picture.
by PeterH
January 26th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of Wine
Replies: 121
Views: 2843

Re: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of

"the claim in a post above that the opening sentence of Finnegans Wake is traditional is mind blowing" I didn't say it was traditional, I said it was "natural" wine. Joyce was pointing out how we are recapitulating ancient ways, but this time "awake". (or woke, as they say now) You could say that th...
by PeterH
January 25th, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of Wine
Replies: 121
Views: 2843

Re: On the Lexicon of Traditionalism, Modernism, Post-Modernism and Perhaps Deconstructivism in the Characterization of

" riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs" That is natural wine. Modern wine should be defined by form=function, and the time period roughly post war to mid-1990s. Wine is what it delivers. ...
by PeterH
January 24th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Wine Check
Replies: 31
Views: 1359

Re: The Wine Check

You do have to watch the weight. A lot of monster wine bottles top 4lbs. filled, and some airlines are extremely strict about the 50 lb. limit.
by PeterH
January 22nd, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463709

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

It's not bad. Nothing like the Wagner family style of goop, and sold at a very reasonable price at the Last Bottle offering. The black label of the Maroon is still available at $30 on WTSO.
Just don't expect a lot of layered complexity and nuance, and take it for what it is.
by PeterH
January 22nd, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7431
Views: 463709

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

Maroon Cabs are what I call Steakhouse wines. Rich, smooth and tasty, without distracting from the conversation.
by PeterH
January 21st, 2020, 8:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2750

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

I'd drink the Roark or Sheridan any time presented, but neither are wines I will seek out.

The '89 Luneau Papin was my least favorite of the white wines. It tasted old, but not oxidized. Old like old wood. It may well have been TCA affected.
by PeterH
January 19th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2750

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Jim and Yvette produced a well organized and well paced tasting. Big thanks to them, and to all the contributors of food and wine.

Thank you, Mark, for posting the pictures. That is a lot of wine to remember.
My favorite dry white was the Chidaine. Favorite Loire Cab Franc was the 1989 Couly-Dutheil.
by PeterH
January 18th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1883

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

I've got some 2014 Port. I don't know if they are going to be among the last bottles I drink, or are in the "will never drink" category.
They will never be at their prime in my lifetime. That's for sure.
by PeterH
January 16th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2750

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

My wife is suffering burnout from having to socialize too long with visiting relatives, and would like to yield her seat to someone on the waiting list.

I'll also be bringing a Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon.
by PeterH
January 15th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 3354

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

I know Pinot Noir is the main draw, but I hope some Pinot Blanc makes it into the BD offering.
by PeterH
December 31st, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2750

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

By "flights" I meant grouping similar wines, and drinking from the groups in a logical order; usually from lightest to richest. That could put off-dry whites after reds. I didn't mean everyone sitting down at once with a set of glassware. That takes a lot of room as well as stemware. We talked about...
by PeterH
December 24th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2750

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Jim,

My wife would like to take part.
Looks like a large crowd is attending. Maybe this time we should really do flights.
by PeterH
December 22nd, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you serve at parties?
Replies: 46
Views: 2056

Re: What do you serve at parties?

My formula is to serve guests wines of a style I think they will enjoy, but better than what they usually drink. I also believe in trying to match the wine to the food served, but when it comes to parties, I've found that catering to the guests tastes is more appreciated than trying to create an edu...
by PeterH
December 18th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2095

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

My incoming Fedex shipments (not necessarily wine) have been arriving 3-4 days later than indicated by the initial shipment notification. I think that online shopping increased faster than anticipated, plus competent seasonal labor is harder than usual to find. All the carriers are using rental truc...
by PeterH
December 17th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?
Replies: 21
Views: 710

Re: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?

Redwood is beautiful, but not necessary as the wine cellar is not exposed to sun and rain. I see nothing disadvantageous to using fir, or any hardwood if you want the look. Mahogany wood that is available is plantation raised, and not special at all.
by PeterH
December 16th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3598
Views: 348398

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

It is still available. Who else feels lucky?
by PeterH
December 15th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Wand Wine Filter
Replies: 27
Views: 1198

Re: The Wand Wine Filter

Chris Freemott wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 10:14 am
Have her eat a dried apricot.

No headache then it’s not sulfates
Just to keep the terminology straight, sulfites are used on dried fruit. Sulfates have one more oxygen atom per sulfur atom and are less reactive.
by PeterH
December 13th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ACTION NEEDED - 100% Tariffs
Replies: 29
Views: 2392

Re: ACTION NEEDED - 100% Tariffs

Comments submitted, and since I live in a "Boeing" state, comments to Congressional representative also.

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