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by Anton D
January 24th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris Restaurants wine list - Any Advice Please!?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Paris Restaurants wine list - Any Advice Please!?

M.Kaplan wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Passage 53 has undergone a transformation to a bistro and is now La Table du 53. Food is (still) great, but the wine list is more modest thank it was.

Passage 53 is in hiatus and may reopen in an other location.
Dang!

Thank you for updating that.
by Anton D
January 24th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris Restaurants wine list - Any Advice Please!?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Paris Restaurants wine list - Any Advice Please!?

Here's is some reasonable Googling for seeing what might suit your fancy....

114 Faubourg at Le Bristol

La Cagouille

Passage 53

All known for reasonable wine pricing.
by Anton D
January 24th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Re: Berserker Day Buzz on New Wineries

Peter Kleban wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 9:31 am
Michael Terrien makes a really nice Chard. Very high quality. From Sonoma, but it's more Burgundian style.

He does Pinot Noir too, but I haven't had one yet.
Thanks for that connection!
by Anton D
January 24th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 187
Views: 11600

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I made a prime picahna yesterday (not flannery, mine are still in the freezer) using reverse sear; salt + scored the fat for an hour at room temp, oven at 200F till 132F (about 2.5 - 3 hours) then an hour of rest followed by sear on screamingly hot skillet. It turned out fantastic, although the fat...
by Anton D
January 24th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taking it into your own hands...Frankenwines, or "re-creations/replications"....
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Taking it into your own hands...Frankenwines, or "re-creations/replications"....

I've been searching for a long lost love: Moet Chandon's Petite Liqueur, official name Moët & Chandon Petite Liquorelle. It pops up here and there online, but usually in ways too difficult or pricey to acquire, and I really want some. So, like romance, sometimes these things having to be undertaken ...
by Anton D
January 23rd, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Astrea Caviar
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Astrea Caviar

Oh, man, I look forward to seeing this one!
by Anton D
January 23rd, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards Since 1978
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards Since 1978

Nate Simon wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 8:58 am
Very cool. Had to chuckle seeing them under the "newbie" section though!
Same!

They are longstanding stalwarts of their area!

Welcome to BD!!!!
by Anton D
January 23rd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1231
Views: 70527

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Damn, I love your cook top!
by Anton D
January 23rd, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 601 Cellars
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: 601 Cellars

Markus S wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 5:09 am

Thanks! I was thinking it might have been some obscure music reference (think Eno's "801").
That's awesome.

I thought Domaine Serene was taken from Manzanera's song "Flight 19."
by Anton D
January 22nd, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Training palate - suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Training palate - suggestions?

And one quick and easy thing...

Print up a "wine flavor wheel" and peruse it with each wine you are checking out...seeing the vocabulary can help identify the experience.

(I call it the Chomsky Method.)

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by Anton D
January 22nd, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 60
Views: 2168

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

A lot of people view the whole category of sour beers flawed. For people who like sour beers, there's still a question of degree. Some are much more broadly appealing and others more extreme, with a narrow fan base. Some "natural" wines show a degree of flaw, while some are not flawed. A lot of peo...
by Anton D
January 22nd, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: Another tribute wine for Burt Williams: 97` Williams Selyem Rochioli

Another form of tribute? Or were WS Pinots trading at $235/per bottle and I hadn't noticed? https://www.klwines.com/Auction/Bidding/AuctionBidDetail.aspx?sku=1458431&searchId=c2c974ad-ab9e-4956-ba44-01bea2013cd7&searchServiceName=klwines-prod-productsearch&searchRank=37 And I say this as an admirer...
by Anton D
January 21st, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 15777

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

JonathanG wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 7:55 pm
Was just reading up on some prior vintages of their cabernets. looking forward to those when released.
You will not be disappointed!
by Anton D
January 21st, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 601 Cellars
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: 601 Cellars

If you try them and like them, I will buy a couple from you and report.
by Anton D
January 21st, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 2375

Re: Grass fed???

Steve Manzi wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 4:15 pm
This is an Australian Grass Fed steak purchased from Shop-Rite. Some salt, pepper and garlic salt. Sous Vide @ 125 for about 4 hours. Then seared in Goat's butter.
Lovely, I am in your camp on temperatures.
by Anton D
January 21st, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 585

Re: French Toast Anyone?

s.nellessen wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 3:25 pm
consider eliminating the egg whites and using only yolks...the 'eggy' flavor is contained only in the white.
Ooooh!

This thread just keeps getting better!

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by Anton D
January 20th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 15777

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

I am already worried my power will go out or something tomorrow!

Great post, Will!
by Anton D
January 20th, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: New house build - wine storage location = bad idea?
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: New house build - wine storage location = bad idea?

I'd worry more about a wine compressor affecting the quality of my audio electronics!

If you are designing still, make sure your audio gear is on its own circuit and that the wine room compressor is well damped/isolated.
by Anton D
January 20th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 491
Views: 39645

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

I popped a Foursight Charles Vineyard pinot for my son and niece last night and it sang like crazy!

Delish!
by Anton D
January 19th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 585

Re: French Toast Anyone?

We could only find brioche but it was fun!

Thank you for the egg nog suggestion!

Egg, egg nog, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract.

Well soaked, great ‘custard feel.’

My wife thanks y’all for the idea!
by Anton D
January 18th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 585

Re: French Toast Anyone?

Nola Palomar wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 7:03 pm
I love French Toast, thanks for the reminder, going to fix it tomorrow!!
Same!!!!

You folks are great!

I could only find brioche but it will sit out overnight!
by Anton D
January 18th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1811

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

In the early 90s I bought a wood six pack of "Black and Blue" because I liked the label art and the box had cool wood burner art on it. 30 bucks a bottle was substantial to me. A friend and I have consumed 4 of the bottles over the years and were on track to pop another last year when I discovered t...
by Anton D
January 18th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1811

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

I have no intention of dying. It is known to happen to everyone for some unexplained reason ;) In the entire course of human history, there are no known or reliably reported instances if me dying. Not a single one. I'd say that is a good reason for optimism. I like your approach! Mine: 'The fact of...
by Anton D
January 18th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery tops my Berserker Day want list.
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Flannery tops my Berserker Day want list.

Any conjecture?

The big ol' beef thing that Charlie bought was a missed opportunity I wish I had gone for.

So, I'm hoping for another big piece that can be custom prepared.
by Anton D
January 18th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You're really trying to force us to pay up, aren't you Todd?
Replies: 36
Views: 2936

Re: You're really trying to force us to pay up, aren't you Todd?

I'd be happy to contribute to a Go Fund Me drive to help destitute Berserkers gain access to the Grand Cru Cru.
by Anton D
January 17th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 99
Views: 3885

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

This whole thread has cemented one thing in my mind. I own much less white Burgundy than I thought because I actually drink a ton of it... I am slightly embarrassed to say that I try to drink it soon after purchase before it can show premox. That whole premox fiasco drove down my white Burgundy dri...
by Anton D
January 17th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Di Costanzo Wines
Replies: 23
Views: 1676

Re: Di Costanzo Wines

I highly recommend Di Costanzo - I've been a fan for a few vintages now, and I'm thrilled they're doing berserkerday. I'm racking (wracking? whatever it is you do to brains) my brain for a good comparison. The wines are bold and elegant at the same time. Different than, say, Mike Smith's excelllent...
by Anton D
January 17th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 DC Dinners - 21 Bottles of Gevrey-Chambertin
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Re: 2 DC Dinners - 21 Bottles of Gevrey-Chambertin

I loved this tasting review. I felt like I was on a roller coaster from note to note. It was actually suspenseful moving from impression to impression. I enjoyed reading it a great deal, and took heart in the fact that you hit some clunkers. I know we are all prone more to posting high notes than lo...
by Anton D
January 17th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 1104

Re: Lots of mature Rioja (1942-1996) in NYC

What a great note. You are fantastic at concise and insightful notes.
by Anton D
January 17th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 248
Views: 12000

Re: Why sous vide?

A friend of mine just did a 24 hour London Boil at 132 degrees, then a sear. He said the texture was like pulled pork and "you don't need teeth to eat it." Also said, "You need a really sharp knife to cut it so as to not crush it." I don't think it would be up my alley , but viva la experimentacion!...
by Anton D
January 17th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 60
Views: 2168

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

I think if I taste a wine and have to resort to "Oh, this must be a natural wine" in order to have something nice to say, then the wine is a failure. I think I agree with Brandon's general tasting impressions. There was an old movie meme that went something like, "Don't let the vehicle run over the ...
by Anton D
January 14th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FOOTBALL AND WINE
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: FOOTBALL AND WINE

Montagia Wine, you fools!
by Anton D
January 14th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FOOTBALL AND WINE
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: FOOTBALL AND WINE

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 5:07 pm
More importantly, what did you drink last night?!?
More importantly, what are you drinking right now?
by Anton D
January 14th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso

Not wine related, but please let her know about this art project going on there right now!

https://www.sensoriopaso.com/

https://pasoroblesdailynews.com/multi-a ... les/90937/

Google Sensorio and click "images."
by Anton D
January 14th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: Needed recommendation winery to visit in Paso

Herman Story, Turley, and Desparada are at the top of our favorites list for visits.
by Anton D
January 13th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 136
Views: 15777

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

It's cool seeing nice people get ahead.

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by Anton D
January 13th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 33
Views: 1638

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

How's marijuana use trending?

Could it be whittling away some people who would otherwise head toward wine?
by Anton D
January 12th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bay area wine store recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Bay area wine store recommendation

What town will be most convenient for you?

K & L is the top, but if inconvenient there are fine local shops!
by Anton D
January 11th, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?
Replies: 70
Views: 3257

Re: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?

Andrew A r n t f i e l d wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Adam Frisch wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 5:21 am
I've never had much luck with PS. In fact, the very opposite. What would be a good, fresher, lower alcohol producer in CA?
Retro Cellars. Mike Dunn’s winery. Awesome stuff. And affordable.
I also love and endorse Retro!
by Anton D
January 11th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ???
Replies: 32
Views: 3088

Re: ???

Edward H. Earles wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 6:48 am
I think his question is rhetorical, as in, what's the point of watching the Pro Bowl?
I’m going with: As if anybody watches the Pro Bowl.
by Anton D
January 10th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "Traditional buns."
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: "Traditional buns."

That reminds me of a dish I once had in France called Frommage fondue avec pain grille!

Your dad had his finger on the pulse of haute cuisine!
by Anton D
January 10th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 61
Views: 2238

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

If it’s undrinkable it gets poured down the drain.
by Anton D
January 10th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Screaming Eagle
Replies: 60
Views: 7066

Re: 2017 Screaming Eagle

That's odd, casinos in Vegas have been serving the '17 Screagle to high rollers for over 18 mos. Maybe they finally ran out of ink for all the '82 Petrus labels they print. Hard to imagine any barrel-aged 2017 Cabernet being sold by July 2018. Or does my sarcasmometer need recalibration? Vegas sarc...
by Anton D
January 10th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Screaming Eagle
Replies: 60
Views: 7066

Re: 2017 Screaming Eagle

That's odd, casinos in Vegas have been serving the '17 Screagle to high rollers for over 18 mos.

Maybe they finally ran out of ink for all the '82 Petrus labels they print.
by Anton D
January 10th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "Traditional buns."
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: "Traditional buns."

cjsavino wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Good thing you were not making this all night, because you don’t have that much jam
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I told my wife I wanted these served at my wake. I said, "You, you! You make a dead man buns."

Loved your post...and your avatar!
by Anton D
January 10th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 2375

Re: Grass fed???

ERPark wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 11:35 pm
No one can accuse Al of being “all hat, no cattle” ever with that pic as proof!
I agree, he knew it was a girl cow!
by Anton D
January 9th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: TN: 2017 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay B. Thieriot Vineyard

That note is spot on!

We drank one at Thanksgiving and it really is all that!

Finding a winemaker who suits your palate is a real gift.

This one killed with a mushroom and wild rice “stuffing.”

Your pics are always awesome, as well.
by Anton D
January 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 69
Views: 4599

Re: Aubert-Save the date

Whatever the lower limit, you’ll thank yourself later!

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