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by Adam G
August 23rd, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 526
Views: 33665

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I think it depends on the cut, as well as the temperature and how long you sous vide for. My wife dislikes the texture of sous vide for nys/ribeye and prefers it for hanger and others. I find myself using it a bit less since getting the egg. I wonder if the people who could pick out sv could also p...
by Adam G
August 23rd, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: bad cooking instructions from Flannery
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: bad cooking instructions from Flannery

Remember that dry aged steaks have less water mass and therefore a lower specific heat. That means you need less energy to heat them to a given temperature than a steak with higher water content. So take your Costco steak cook time and cut it by 30-50% and you'll be in the right ballpark. I overcook...
by Adam G
August 8th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Turley Fall 2020 Allocation
Replies: 0
Views: 328

FS: Turley Fall 2020 Allocation

I've bought far too much wine and need to pass on this fall's Turley. Does anybody want my allocation? I'll put the order in to ship directly to you, of course.
by Adam G
August 8th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29106

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I got seven last release. I have one left. I dont see a reason to lay these down. They are ready to drink. Thats the reason to buy them David did you like all 6? Excited to drink all of these in the near future. Agree, that's what's fun about buying such an aged release. I enjoyed them all but some...
by Adam G
August 8th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29106

Re: Ravenswood library offer

With a midnight start time, I just hope it lasts until I wake up tomorrow morning. I asked Erika about that, and she said that while no guarantees, I should be fine ordering in the morning. While I would have happily stayed up to place the order (still working through the the libary offer, but all ...
by Adam G
August 8th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there any good, lower alcohol Zinfindel producers out there?
Replies: 70
Views: 2640

Re: Are there any good, lower alcohol Zinfindel producers out there?

Our Sprouts didn't have any 187s, but there's a BevMo right next door, and they had them. I got a four pack of Woodbridge Chardonnay for less than $10. :-) Turns out the bottles are plastic, but working fine so far. Will look for glass next time I pass that store. I'm thinking the champagne 187s wi...
by Adam G
August 8th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ingredient labeling: Has the industry shot itself in the foot?
Replies: 50
Views: 2362

Re: Wine ingredient labeling: Has the industry shot itself in the foot?

I would like all wines to state the pH, TA, abv, and any "ingredients" that are beyond grapes and yeast. The last one is least important to me if I'm looking at a wine bottle and deciding whether it's likely for me to enjoy its contents.
by Adam G
August 3rd, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 29106

Re: Ravenswood library offer

With a midnight start time, I just hope it lasts until I wake up tomorrow morning.
by Adam G
July 30th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Paso Trip-Need a little help
Replies: 40
Views: 2589

Re: First Paso Trip-Need a little help

I really enjoyed my visit to Tablas - although it's a larger winery and was busy, they have enough different tasting spots that were all fairly manageable. Our pourer was great as well. If you're on the Turley mailing list, you might be able to swing a tasting there. I just got an email about Amador...
by Adam G
July 29th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2896
Views: 193297

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened a 2017 Pato Heritage last night that I got from a fellow Berserker - probably only the second or third Bedrock I've opened myself. Corked! Have there been any significant cork issues with Bedrock or was I just supremely lucky? Ughhh, bummer man! I think I've had one corked bottle ever out of...
by Adam G
July 29th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5158

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Not sure why so many are jumping on your back for what, to me, is a legit gripe for a wine labelled explicitly as "bone dry". I like Rieslings of all sweetness levels at different times, but I'm super pissed if I open one expecting it to be dry and it's got any perceptible RS. In any case, here are ...
by Adam G
July 29th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2896
Views: 193297

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened a 2017 Pato Heritage last night that I got from a fellow Berserker - probably only the second or third Bedrock I've opened myself. Corked! Have there been any significant cork issues with Bedrock or was I just supremely lucky?
by Adam G
July 24th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 392661

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

The language on this new Champagne offer is extra bold... at $19 it’s worth a shot Another wine that would be a great choice for big events, if only we could have them again. Yeah, we put in for some. I was somewhat disappointed in the "Champagne WHAT" mystery wine earlier last year that turned out...
by Adam G
July 20th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there any good, lower alcohol Zinfindel producers out there?
Replies: 70
Views: 2640

Re: Are there any good, lower alcohol Zinfindel producers out there?

Totally get what you're saying as I'm getting close to that age also. However my reaction would be to continue to drink the wine I enjoy, and I really do enjoy Carlisle, Bedrock et al, but would just drink less each evening. I would suggest drinking less of the bottle, corking and refrigerating the...
by Adam G
July 18th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there any good, lower alcohol Zinfindel producers out there?
Replies: 70
Views: 2640

Re: Are there any good, lower alcohol Zinfindel producers out there?

Briceland makes an excellent Humboldt Zin as well. I think the alc is in the 13s.
by Adam G
July 17th, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet Rouge??
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: 2007 Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet Rouge??

WTF? Wow.
If it was flash detente that's one thing, but right before bottling with the finished wine?!
by Adam G
July 17th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet Rouge??
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: 2007 Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet Rouge??

Pasteurized wine? Kosher mevushal is a (terrible) thing, but I don't think that's this...
by Adam G
July 12th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 6452

Re: The Big Scherrer Tasting Note Thread

I've enjoyed my single Scherrer experience thus far (2013 OMV Zin) and just happened on a couple bottles of 2001 Fort Ross Reserve Pinot Noir. I am very curious to see how these are doing!
by Adam G
July 4th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Spare Shippers in LA Area?
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Spare Shippers in LA Area?

If you need more I could give you some. Mostly 12s and 6s, I think.
by Adam G
July 4th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week ****SUMMARY ADDED ON TOP 9/24/20*****
Replies: 41
Views: 2287

Re: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week

I find most whites to actually be too acidic for pesto the way I make it. I've had good success with Pinot Noir and light reds (e.g. I bet the Turley Cinsault would be great).
by Adam G
July 4th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?
Replies: 17
Views: 933

Re: MURCA! What're you making and drinking today?

Just about to get some St Louis ribs ready to get on the grill with a little smoke. The coffee rub idea is now in my head, though, so I might make one of those.
by Adam G
July 4th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: FedEx/UPS - I have to start my own wine shipping company.
Replies: 17
Views: 1685

Re: FedEx/UPS - I have to start my own wine shipping company.

Maybe try getting in touch with David Studdert at Wine Country Connect? He's the guy who started wine.woot and now runs casemates.com (and does sourcing/fulfilment for a few other sites) - but he's a logistics guy originally and has worked out efficient ways to get wine out. I don't know if he's abl...
by Adam G
June 2nd, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 4993

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

Yeah, that Flame Tokay was amazing. Very different from almost anything I've tasted. I really wish I could load up, but covid has forced me into austerity.
by Adam G
May 23rd, 2020, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 392661

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

No idea, but I put in for 4. I'm usually satisfied with his Tuscan selections.
by Adam G
May 23rd, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 546
Views: 39145

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

For the Flannery-fest tonight we opened a 2004 York Creek Zin. Very good, surprisingly youthful for a 16 year old bottle.
by Adam G
May 23rd, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4332

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Yeah, definitely in for the BBBB trial.
Fantastic event, thanks Todd and Charlie! And Bryan and Katie! Nice to finally put faces to the names, too!
by Adam G
May 11th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 96
Views: 5324

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*

John, I just had the 2016 Marier Zin for dinner tonight and it's fantastic. Great idea to plant it up there on its own roots!
by Adam G
May 10th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4332

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, time TBD

This is awesome! Mike's program suggestion is, imo, perfect. I'd also love to talk more about how dry ageing rooms get seeded with beneficial microorganisms to generate that funky flavour. I've done some home dry ageing and while the meat definitely gets more tender and some of the fat oxidation pro...
by Adam G
April 18th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes and NOTL trip/suggestions
Replies: 63
Views: 2733

Re: Finger Lakes and NOTLtrip/suggestions

I'd skip Inniskillin and Peller for sure - large corporate wineries that were amazing in the 90's but even 15 years ago were starting to show their size. Closer to NOTL, I've often visited Pillitteri (who has also gotten a lot larger in the last while), and enjoyed many of their wines. Joseph's Esta...
by Adam G
April 17th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!
Replies: 37
Views: 2322

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars older AVA Pinot noir

Oy, wish I could do this but we just had to take a pay cut all around. Better than the other parts of my wife's company who got laid off instead, but have to double down on WBM enforcement. Sigh.
by Adam G
April 6th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20
Replies: 84
Views: 10455

Re: Goodfellow Quarantine Offer April 5th-new offers!

Just finalized my order for the 2018s last week and it's not even shipped yet! These are so freaking tempting. I can't find more places to store wine right now!
by Adam G
April 4th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3864
Views: 392661

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

Bryan Carr wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 2:37 pm
Mont Stern wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 12:19 pm
Any idea what brand of harissa they are offering?
99% sure Villa Jerada
Yeah, that's the brand he offers and it's freaking delicious. I've got a couple jars still otherwise I'd stock up.
by Adam G
March 18th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 96
Views: 5324

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*

Got mine today in SoCal!
One question - looks like 2x of the Humboldt Syrah instead of 1 of that and 1 of "The Hills". Thoughts?
by Adam G
March 14th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24963

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Saw the email, put in an order. Thanks again Bryan and Katie!
by Adam G
February 7th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession
Replies: 49
Views: 4342

Re: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession

Went for it finally - 2 each of Shake Ridge, Enz, and Enz^2/Outer Limits
by Adam G
February 5th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adding Port to Wine
Replies: 44
Views: 1921

Re: Adding Port to Wine

Scott Harvey uses Port in his Inzinerator and One Last Kiss wines (and the Menage a Trois before it). He used to also use it in his red label "Mountain Selection" wine range but stopped doing that. If I remember what he told me, it's about adding a dose of fruitiness and richness to the palate. I co...
by Adam G
January 28th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay MVP? Count your bottles!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1506

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay MVP? Count your bottles!!!

Ha! Nowhere close! A "measly" or "paltry" 38 bottles!
by Adam G
January 28th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*
Replies: 96
Views: 5324

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Somethings old, somethings new..*extended*

Went in on a newbie Syrah pack to complement my stash of older Syrahs. One day I hope to figure out how to justify getting a whole case with some Pinot mixed in!
by Adam G
January 28th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!
Replies: 119
Views: 8424

Re: Flannery Beef x BerserkerDay11: Ribeyes, Porterhouse, Hangers and More!

Marc Yamawaki wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Does anyone know if the Picanha pairs are packaged separately or in one bag?
I asked Katie this over email yesterday and she assured me they are packaged separately, just sold in pairs.
by Adam G
January 27th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Select: Kelley Fox Wines * *BD11 Offering**
Replies: 82
Views: 5981

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

Scott Watkins wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 10:04 am
Yeah I have all these wines but WTH in for 6 more of the Hyland. Thanks Dustin and Kelley! The Hyland is an excellent wine IMHO.
Maybe I can convince you to share one of these days :)
I can't shell out for a whole six-pack at these per bottle prices, even if they're good deals.

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