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by Scott Brunson
October 1st, 2020, 3:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My chives are flowering like crazy
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: My chives are flowering like crazy

Brian Tuite wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 3:45 pm
One of my favorite times of the year—I’m always looking for new ideas.
You can do it! [wink.gif]

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That’s what I did last year.
by Scott Brunson
September 30th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clerc Milon ? ...
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Clerc Milon ? ...

By virtue of its elder sibling it's always going to be somewhat in a shadow, but there were years, such as (the especially good) 1990, where it has gone head to head with Mouton. And Mouton's new winemaker was previously in charge of Clerc Milon, it's worth noting. I LOVED that 90; haven’t tasted o...
by Scott Brunson
September 30th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My chives are flowering like crazy
Replies: 4
Views: 97

My chives are flowering like crazy

One of my favorite times of the year—I’m always looking for new ideas.
by Scott Brunson
September 30th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 344
Views: 30902

Re: #GlassFire

Heartbreaking pic from Behrens
by Scott Brunson
September 30th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10540

Re: Cayuse is Live

FPonto wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 9:20 am
Signed up on 03/29/2012

Made it to the list 09/24/2020

Allocated:
3 x 2019 EN CHAMBERLIN
3 x 2018 ARMADA

I'm pretty stoked about this.
I got the same
by Scott Brunson
September 30th, 2020, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 40
Views: 2378

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

luc@sl@belle wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Offered 8 (haven’t bought in years) and will be passing. If anyone wants them lmk!

Have been buying Scarecrow however and eagerly await the 18 offering.

Cheers! [cheers.gif]
Ditto
by Scott Brunson
September 29th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain
Replies: 40
Views: 2378

Re: Save The Date- 2018 Scarecrow M'Etain

AD Northup wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 10:36 am
Brent S wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 10:25 am
Good Lord, a friend of mine just bought 4 bottles total (2 2-packs) and the shipping, to So Cal via ground, was $84. That is the most expensive shipping I have ever seen. Over $20 per bottle.
Are they sent in OWC?
The cases are cool.
by Scott Brunson
September 29th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 605
Views: 29773

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

The Brugnon Champagne is delicious. Lean and super dry. I like it, too - but I try to use offers or discounts to get it closer to $25 a bottle. Not that $10 is a big deal but I always think 'Ok $35, I could get Aubry or for $5 more a Taittinger NV.' Definitely a nice aperitif! Yep I used the Amex o...
by Scott Brunson
September 29th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 605
Views: 29773

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

The Brugnon Champagne is delicious.
Lean and super dry.
by Scott Brunson
September 29th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10540

Re: Cayuse is Live

Leonard Taylor wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 9:35 am
Jeff_D wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Goose egg on wish list. Was hoping to at least get En Chamberlin Syrah, figured would get lucky in this crazy year.
Did you get an email indicating you did not get any wish list wines? I wish listed several but I have heard nothing about it from Cayuse.
Oaky dokey
by Scott Brunson
September 28th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 344
Views: 30902

Re: #GlassFire

I am absolutely sick to my stomach; so many people we love are affected.
Please be safe
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!
Replies: 40
Views: 2209

Re: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!

No real wait list at Harlan any more I don’t think. A local signed up last year and received an allocation almost immediately.
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Another Best Pizza List

Victor Hong wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 2:41 pm


We don't use Joe's dough recipe, but have enjoyed several of the components out of Pizza Camp. I'm sure the white sauce will turn out well!
It was a bit too loose imo.
I’ll tweak it.
Add fiber. Report back tomorrow.
That’s what I did.
Reporting now [whistle.gif]
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Another Best Pizza List

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 7:43 am
Tonight I am test driving the white sauce recipe from Joe Beddia (#39)
We don't use Joe's dough recipe, but have enjoyed several of the components out of Pizza Camp. I'm sure the white sauce will turn out well!
It was a bit too loose imo.
I’ll tweak it.
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!
Replies: 61
Views: 2452

Re: Must Buy People Behind the Wine!

Jim Brennan wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 7:28 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 6:54 am
Michel Rolland
Philip Cambie
Dave Phinney

:popcorn:
[rofl.gif]
This
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 46
Views: 1746

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

c fu wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 9:03 pm
MichaelLee wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Dont need 160 bottles. What has others used that worked well in lower quantity?
just go on amazon and buy a smaller batch. 4oz boston rounds + polycone cap
Yep—I bought some, but my wife won’t let me use them.
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2543

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Another mostly lurker here. I am a wine enthusiast (collector would be inaccurate) and have learned a lot from this board. Despite many attempts to broaden my palate, 70% or more of the wines I drink are French. When I venture out of the comfort zone with French reds, more often than not, my husban...
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 32
Views: 1764

Re: Charleston, SC recs

Scott- any thoughts on the tasting menu at Zero ? I've got a buddy who loves it. The menu looked great. We're doing one night in Charleston at the end of Sept on the way to Banner Elk NC. It will be a Tuesday so thinking getting a reservation may not be too hard. I was thinking about Fig, Husk, The...
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 344
Views: 30902

Re: #GlassFire

Be safe everyone
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 888

Re: Another Best Pizza List

Tonight I am test driving the white sauce recipe from Joe Beddia (#39)
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 2:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!
Replies: 40
Views: 2209

Re: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 2:24 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 2:22 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 2:19 am
165 for mcd
175
Hm was that new? Still a good deal at about 200/pop delivered.

I think ultramarine, mcd, and screagle are the lists with long waits. Maybe still sqn/Cayuse?
Went to 175 last year and stayed there this year.
by Scott Brunson
September 27th, 2020, 2:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!
Replies: 40
Views: 2209

Re: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 2:19 am
165 for mcd
175
by Scott Brunson
September 26th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 605
Views: 29773

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Benjg wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Same scenario for me, scheduled delivery of yesterday, box showed up today. Very weird that it’s happening to lots of people.
Ditto
by Scott Brunson
September 26th, 2020, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"
Replies: 49
Views: 2389

Re: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"

"Cult" is, as noted, a bit of a problematic descriptor. Using what I think is the better terminology from your thread title, my list of "essential canon" exemplars in the $25-$50 range (and that can be problematic, too, over time, as some prices change faster than others) would include (not repeati...
by Scott Brunson
September 25th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Match for . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: Wine Match for . . .

Jim Stewart wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Have you ruled out a white wine? "Smoked tomato broth" sounds like not quite a red sauce?
Trebbiano?
by Scott Brunson
September 25th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10540

Re: Cayuse is Live

The welcome letter says the shop opens on 9/30 and I will be allocated 2 three packs. Guaranteed until 10/25. No mention of which wines. This is for 2019 futures. Me too Haven’t decided yet. I like these wines, but am not willing to buy tons of lower tier stuff for years before I get the ones I rea...
by Scott Brunson
September 25th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10540

Re: Cayuse is Live

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Scott,
Which of Cayuse's wines do you consider "lower tier"?
I just mean the ones I can find easily at retail.
I’m a big fan of Frog, Pig and GOK.
by Scott Brunson
September 25th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 178
Views: 10540

Re: Cayuse is Live

Congrats Lee & Ken!!! Which wine are each of you opening with? The welcome letter says the shop opens on 9/30 and I will be allocated 2 three packs. Guaranteed until 10/25. No mention of which wines. This is for 2019 futures. Me too Haven’t decided yet. I like these wines, but am not willing to buy...
by Scott Brunson
September 24th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1497
Views: 85912

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

The pizza dough from Geshem, our natural yeast sourdough starter, is working the slow rise in the fridge and will be ready on Sunday. We’re cooking in the Ooni and are looking for some fun topping ideas; we like everything. I have homemade hot sausage in the freezer. Fresh fall tomatoes are not ripe...
by Scott Brunson
September 24th, 2020, 3:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines
Replies: 42
Views: 1480

Re: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines

Side note
There is a “Restaurants on the Edge” episode on Netflix which shows off the beauty of the area.
by Scott Brunson
September 24th, 2020, 3:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other
Replies: 19
Views: 1776

Re: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other

I'm not convinced the Harlan wait list is some sort of formality to make new members feel special, or that they really had to wait, or a not so clever marketing move to move more Maiden. Easy to make the Harlan list these days I’ve dumped everyone but MACDONALD, Scarecrow, Drinkward-Peschon, Lewell...
by Scott Brunson
September 22nd, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14895

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

+1 thanks to dentice [cheers.gif] Were you at the original "release" dinner in the basement of that dump in Brooklyn? My skull still has a bump in it from smashing my head into the low ceiling on the stairs going down. But it was and is worth it? What is a little skull bump for a life long Jets fan...
by Scott Brunson
September 22nd, 2020, 3:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 3034

Re: Ooni Discussion

I just bought the Ooni pizza turner. I’ll report after I use it.
by Scott Brunson
September 21st, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 605
Views: 29773

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

I used the AMEX deal for 2 orders of bubbly. I’ll do one more order before the end of the month.
by Scott Brunson
September 20th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2237

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Juan Mercado turned me on to Wolf Family.
Tasty
by Scott Brunson
September 17th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DuPuis Wines
Replies: 25
Views: 1619

Re: DuPuis Wines

Trying to decide how much I can afford.
by Scott Brunson
September 16th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 110
Views: 7244

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

I used the sous vide function today. Carrots in softened butter with cumin and Hawaiian pink salt. I don’t have a chamber vac so I used a a FoodSaver. 183 for an hour and then glazed in a large Made-In skillet. It takes longer for the water to heat in the IP compared to my immersion circulator but t...
by Scott Brunson
September 16th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 3034

Re: Ooni Discussion

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by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 73
Views: 8984

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Bdklein wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Anybody buy?
Not even if I was crawling through the desert.
[berserker.gif]
by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14895

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Anton D wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:54 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:38 am
All in of course
2 6-packs and a magnum like last year?
That would be the perfect allocation.

That way, no regret for Pobega-ing a bottle early on!
C’mon down
Wash your hands
by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14895

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:54 am
Scott Brunson wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 11:38 am
All in of course
2 6-packs and a magnum like last year?
Alex mentioned something about a taxidermied wild cat.
by Scott Brunson
September 15th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14895

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

All in of course
by Scott Brunson
September 14th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1829

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

billnanson wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 6:54 am
As no-one mentioned them - Clos du Tart - except for 05, may favourite of their wines from that decade
Nice
Haven’t had one in a while [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
September 14th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14895

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Dave McCloskey wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 8:04 am
Just put my name on the mailing list. I take this is a long process! ;-)
Lol
by Scott Brunson
September 14th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 134
Views: 11772

Re: Wait list times

Betty C wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Jeremy Charmak wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 11:41 am
Anyone have an idea about Lillian Winery?
That’s a quick one. I think I got an allocation the following release after I signed up.
Yes
The wines are great though. We had an ‘11 Gold Label a few weeks ago; it was spectacular
by Scott Brunson
September 13th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1829

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Might be easier to ask if any usually good producers didn't make great wine in 2001. If so, they would probably be in Volnay. 2001 Volnays did not have a good reputation but the only ones I bought (d'Angerville Clos du Ducs) have turned out better than I thought they would and are excellent. Yes, w...
by Scott Brunson
September 12th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1655
Views: 89078

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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Afternoon snack before shrimp burgers for dinner.
by Scott Brunson
September 12th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1829

2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

I’ve always been a big fan of 01s. I still have some bottles but wouldn’t mind backfilling others to toast them at age 20.
by Scott Brunson
September 11th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 2988

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

ChrisMcElligott wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Second Jean Edwards!
Third
I used to buy Rudd but the price became unbearable.
Becklyn is pretty good but I’m just buying the reds now.
by Scott Brunson
September 10th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 32
Views: 1764

Re: Charleston, SC recs

We're doing one night in Charleston at the end of Sept on the way to Banner Elk NC. It will be a Tuesday so thinking getting a reservation may not be too hard. I was thinking about Fig, Husk, The Ordinary. Is the town corkage friendly ? We will probably do an early lunch the next day. We were think...

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