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by Reese Ferry
March 12th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Swishing wine in your mouth with food
Replies: 36
Views: 1259

Swishing wine in your mouth with food

Not to Debby Downer this thread too much but I was Heimliched last summer. NO FUN. For the record, I was not mckennying. Be careful out there folks !
by Reese Ferry
March 11th, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Swishing wine in your mouth with food
Replies: 36
Views: 1259

Swishing wine in your mouth with food

You guys can laugh now but we'll all be calling it "mckenneying" in a month.. champagne.gif
by Reese Ferry
August 11th, 2012, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermont wine stores
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Vermont wine stores

I haven't been to the WBW to shop for wine in a while... will definitely have to check out their fine wine cave the next time I'm there. I had heard of Village Wine and Coffee but I rarely make my way down to Shelburne... Sounds like a trip is in order! VT is not exactly a wine nerd's dream when it ...
by Reese Ferry
August 7th, 2012, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A twist to the "Kenmore" wine cooler option
Replies: 46
Views: 4240

Re: A twist to the "Kenmore" wine cooler option

Due to space restrictions, I built a cellar that is about 1 bottle deep, 8 feet wide and fronted by french doors. I switched to a $100 Frigidaire air conditioner about a year ago and I am very happy with it. Previously, I was using a Koolspace AC which seemed to need replacing every 3 -5 years. As a...
by Reese Ferry
July 30th, 2012, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermont wine stores
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Vermont wine stores

As T-Bone mentioned, you have a pretty good list which covers a lot of the retail in and around Burlington. If I could pick only two from that list I would choose Dedalus (nice people who are really into wine) and Cheese Traders and Wine Sellers for their sheer selection. Don't bother with Costco un...
by Reese Ferry
March 29th, 2012, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Spring Release 2012
Replies: 124
Views: 6930

Re: Bedrock Spring Release 2012

Me too. Arrived Monday.
by Reese Ferry
December 22nd, 2011, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rhys Alesia - 2005 Fairview Ranch Syrah (Reductive)
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: TN: Rhys Alesia - 2005 Fairview Ranch Syrah (Reductive)

I had a bottle of this wine last week and I didn't get any reduction. While I didn't take formal notes I rather enjoyed it over the course of three nights.
by Reese Ferry
May 16th, 2011, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For You d'Yquem Fans Out There...15L Bottle of 2005
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: For You d'Yquem Fans Out There...15L Bottle of 2005

"Item removed from auction.
No bidding allowed on this item. "


Dang! I was just about to pull the trigger....
by Reese Ferry
May 12th, 2011, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: preferred wine shipper
Replies: 22
Views: 732

Re: POLL: preferred wine shipper

C. Grimm wrote:The one that will leave on my porch without a signature.

True story: We used to have a delivery guy who would sign for our shipments himself as "Dr. Porch".
by Reese Ferry
May 7th, 2011, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend Challenge---Pop Your Most Obscure Bottle
Replies: 37
Views: 1424

Re: Weekend Challenge---Pop Your Most Obscure Bottle

Bob Hunnicutt wrote:1982 Pat Paulsen Cabernet, signed by him.
(If you're too young you may have to look him up).
lol Bob. How was it ?
by Reese Ferry
April 27th, 2011, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shipped in two parcels for no apparent reason - what is your strangest story?
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Wine shipped in two parcels for no apparent reason - what is your strangest story?

I just remembered another kinda strange one... Many years ago when shipping from wineries to Vermont was still in a grey legal area we were scheduled to receive 2 cases via UPS from Leonetti. The wine never showed on the day it was supposed to arrive which made me worried. That evening, I got a call...
by Reese Ferry
April 27th, 2011, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shipped in two parcels for no apparent reason - what is your strangest story?
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Wine shipped in two parcels for no apparent reason - what is your strangest story?

A couple of years ago I ordered a half case of Baumard QdC from Winex in January. I scheduled the bottles to ship 2 day air and arrive during a January thaw we were having only Winex accidentally shipped the bottles ground. A week later, when the bottles finally arrived, the temp was 15 below that m...
by Reese Ferry
April 12th, 2011, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Slideshow: Tanks and Barrels- Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Slideshow: Tanks and Barrels- Bordeaux En Primeur

Great pix Hardy. Thanks.

I'm curious as to the use of the lamp-shade shaped stainless tanks. Does anyone know the reason for this ?
by Reese Ferry
April 6th, 2011, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Abrente Albarino Offer from Bedrock
Replies: 26
Views: 1450

Re: 2010 Abrente Albarino Offer from Bedrock

I'm interested, but not willing to take the plunge on 6 bottles to get the reduced shipping. I only want a couple bottles, and the shipping on that is a bit much. Too bad these can't be combined with the existing Bedrock order. +1 ... Would be nice to be able to round out a case on the spring offer...
by Reese Ferry
March 6th, 2011, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach morning
Replies: 110
Views: 4749

Re: Maybach morning

I got one too and today is my birthday... Coincidence? [cheers.gif] I'm just glad I stumbled upon the late day Friday email.. I have a feeling that the offer won't be around too long. Hey -me too! The offer and birthday! [cheers.gif] I didn't get around to the e-mail until a few hours after it went...
by Reese Ferry
March 4th, 2011, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach morning
Replies: 110
Views: 4749

Re: Maybach morning

I got one too and today is my birthday... Coincidence? [cheers.gif]

I'm just glad I stumbled upon the late day Friday email.. I have a feeling that the offer won't be around too long.
by Reese Ferry
February 18th, 2011, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Common Abbreviations on the Board.
Replies: 102
Views: 18679

Re: Common Abbreviations on the Board.

I'll add a few:

VT = Vendange Tardive or "late harvest" (also the postal abbreviation for VermonT [cheers.gif] )
LOS = Lotus of Siam
by Reese Ferry
January 28th, 2011, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scoring based on color: My debate with James Suckling
Replies: 90
Views: 2042

Re: Scoring based on color: My debate with James Suckling

I think formulaic scoring can NEVER work for something where there is art involved. I used to be a panelist rating golf course architecture for one of the magazines. They had us fill out a survey for each course with a score for each component they deemed significant. Somehow courses I didn't reall...
by Reese Ferry
January 26th, 2011, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Spring 2011 Offer is LIVE
Replies: 262
Views: 10794

Re: Rhys Spring 2011 Offer is LIVE

Funny thing. I had already planned on ordering the exact number of bottles in my reduced allocation. But once I saw that I was now taking a "full" allocation, I cut three more bottles from my order.. I guess I just can't commit to a full allocation. blush [scratch.gif] That's some new logic right t...
by Reese Ferry
January 26th, 2011, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Spring 2011 Offer is LIVE
Replies: 262
Views: 10794

Re: Rhys Spring 2011 Offer is LIVE

Funny thing. I had already planned on ordering the exact number of bottles in my reduced allocation. But once I saw that I was now taking a "full" allocation, I cut three more bottles from my order.. I guess I just can't commit to a full allocation. blush
by Reese Ferry
December 28th, 2010, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cooling Unit Replacement?
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Cooling Unit Replacement?

Dan,

If you do decide to replace your cooling unit, contact Vintage Keeper directly. They offer replacement cooling units to existing customers at a substantial discount.

Reese.
by Reese Ferry
December 10th, 2010, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Offer is Out!!
Replies: 108
Views: 6238

Re: Bedrock Offer is Out!!

It was ten below here this morning so I'm thinking the decision not to ship east was a good one. Unfortunately, we are looking at another arctic blast for next week too.. I'm really hoping that things improve and I can get this and other shipments in before the holidays.
by Reese Ferry
November 9th, 2010, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stupid toys for stupidly status-dazed wine collectors.
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Stupid toys for stupidly status-dazed wine collectors.

Victor Hong wrote:Who can guess this Bordeaux estate? The answer should not seem hard.
Chateau le Hut de Pizza ? [basic-smile.gif]
by Reese Ferry
November 2nd, 2010, 5:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New toy: Pressure cooker
Replies: 43
Views: 1303

Re: New toy: Pressure cooker

Reese, Info courtesy of my pressure cooker instruction booklet [paraphrasing]: If the lid is hard to remove, lube the mating surfaces of the lid/pot with some vegetable oil prior to using. If it's operating correctly, a pressure cooker shouldn't create a vacuum, it should have a vacuum release feat...
by Reese Ferry
October 28th, 2010, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kahn's Fine Wine?
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Kahn's Fine Wine?

Came for a picture of Captain Kirk. Leaving satisfied!
by Reese Ferry
October 27th, 2010, 12:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New toy: Pressure cooker
Replies: 43
Views: 1303

Re: New toy: Pressure cooker

Hi Nola, Yes, I was using the pressure release button. The problem with my PC seems to be that once it gets into a vacuum state the pressure release button doesn't work and it goes to the vacuum state very quickly. However, I think I'm developing a reliable release method... Place the PC in the sink...
by Reese Ferry
October 27th, 2010, 6:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New toy: Pressure cooker
Replies: 43
Views: 1303

Re: New toy: Pressure cooker

I have pressure cookers and pressure canners. Love them. Saved me many times over and over again when I just don't have enough hours in the day. I used my small one today to make potato leek soup with Jamon Serrano. I fixed it start to finish in 35 minutes. Best thing in the world for Cocido. I rec...
by Reese Ferry
October 26th, 2010, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New toy: Pressure cooker
Replies: 43
Views: 1303

Re: New toy: Pressure cooker

Reese, Maybe something in here? http://www.fagoramerica.com/cookware/pressure_cookers/elite_line/elite/pressure_cooker_faq" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Not sure thou!! Thanks Paul. I'm going to try a little experimentation tonight with boiling water only and see if I can figure it...
by Reese Ferry
October 25th, 2010, 6:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New toy: Pressure cooker
Replies: 43
Views: 1303

Re: New toy: Pressure cooker

It's this one: http://www.amazon.com/Fagor-6-Quart-Stainless-Multirapid-Pressure/dp/B00004SUHW" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and as far as I can tell it doesn't have a manual pressure release valve. I have mostly used the "quick release" method of pouring cold water over the lid to ...
by Reese Ferry
October 25th, 2010, 8:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New toy: Pressure cooker
Replies: 43
Views: 1303

Re: New toy: Pressure cooker

I received a pressure cooker some years back as a gift. I tried using it a couple of times and every time I did the lid became stuck as I was cooling it. So much so that I was unable to remove it for a while and it threw off the timing of the entire meal. What did I do wrong? All of the positive com...
by Reese Ferry
October 25th, 2010, 8:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Fried Green Tomato or what to do with these green. unripe ones?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Fried Green Tomato or what to do with these green. unripe ones?

You can also ripen your tomatoes indoors. We pick the greenies and wrap them individually in newspaper then place them in a closed box in a cool dry place (e.g. basement). It usually takes a couple of weeks for them to ripen which is a nice way of extending the homegrown tomato season! As the tomato...
by Reese Ferry
October 19th, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CNet Covers the 2010 Napa Harvest?
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: CNet Covers the 2010 Napa Harvest?

Thanks for posting this. Great pictures and FYBs cracked me up. Never heard that one before.

Reese.
by Reese Ferry
October 18th, 2010, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suckling's new web site and video - teaser
Replies: 61
Views: 2693

Re: Suckling's new web site and video - teaser

JATranfo wrote: I'm hee-ah with vintner Steve Irwin, and crikey it's a beautiful day . . . ."
Seriously, if he could pull that one off it might be worth tuning in.

Reese.
by Reese Ferry
October 13th, 2010, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Webiste up yesterday, first scam email today!
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Webiste up yesterday, first scam email today!

Set the hook and play this lunker for a while before you let him go!
by Reese Ferry
October 13th, 2010, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: TN: 2004 Rhys Alesia Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard

I still have a handful of the Chilleno (sp) Valley Syrah from '04. Very funky/stinky on release and I haven't had one in a long time. Kevin was cool enough to refund my purchase price without requiring I return the wines. Any of you guys cracked one of these lately? I had one a couple of months bac...
by Reese Ferry
October 8th, 2010, 8:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: In-N-Out Burger coming to Texas
Replies: 102
Views: 4996

Re: In-N-Out Burger coming to Texas

Bob, you would seriously take a Whopper over an In-N-Out burger? Maybe Whoppers are better up there where you're at but every time I've been in a situation where I had to eat one over the past several years of travel they have flat out sucked. You'd be better served using one as a paint brush to pa...
by Reese Ferry
October 7th, 2010, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: American Wine Consumer Coalition
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: American Wine Consumer Coalition

Great idea Tom. I'm trying to understand how to sign up via Facebook ? I'm not very FB savvy ..

Reese.
by Reese Ferry
October 5th, 2010, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what's this sediment in my Champagne?
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: what's this sediment in my Champagne?

Stand the bottle up for a week and then pour slowly. I'd be concerned that the pressure release of opening this bottle (I see no lot number or disgorgement date but I assume it's quite young) would stir this stuff up. Exactly. I made a batch of mead once using champagne yeast and while the lees had...
by Reese Ferry
August 22nd, 2010, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Effing fruit flies
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Re: Effing fruit flies

P. Robert wrote:Reese thats awesome!!!
Necessity is the mother of invention. Just last week I found a moldy banana behind the couch in our basement that our 6 year old "ate" a couple of weeks earlier in order to get dessert. We had a pretty good swarm going!

[swearing.gif]

Reese
by Reese Ferry
August 22nd, 2010, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Effing fruit flies
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Re: Effing fruit flies

Here's another fruit fly trap that you can make. I have used these forever and they are quite effective. Needed: wide mouth glass container or drinking glass. a piece of heavy paper such as a magazine post card insert scissors tape liquid soap fruit Make a cut in the postcard from one of the long si...
by Reese Ferry
August 11th, 2010, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Joanin Becot
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: TN: 2005 Joanin Becot

Thanks for the note! I too was enamored with this wine in its youth. It was a fun way to introduce friends to Bordeaux in a sexy, easy to comprehend package... It was also a lesson on how hard and fast a wine can shut down. One month open for business and drinking great and then the next clamped dow...
by Reese Ferry
July 28th, 2010, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheapskate Wednesday at WTSO
Replies: 40
Views: 3728

Re: Cheapskate Wednesday at WTSO

Mike Heyse wrote:
Larry Piggins wrote:
scott c l a f f e e wrote:Has anyone heard of/tasted this?
That Shadowood was up a couple days ago - I researched it, no notes on CT, no notes anywhere that I could find. I passed.
I took a flier on them. Me = guinea pig [snort.gif]

I bit too.. Purdy label!! newhere
by Reese Ferry
May 3rd, 2010, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Are you a member of the Anti Flavor Elite?" Tom Hill is here...
Replies: 18
Views: 1042

Re: "Are you a member of the Anti Flavor Elite?" Tom Hill is here...

Love Tom Hill's reviews!

This should be fun....
by Reese Ferry
May 3rd, 2010, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red wine headache solution or snakeoil
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Red wine headache solution or snakeoil

Check this out: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96562458" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Disclaimer: I haven't read the book but I heard the article on Fresh Air and it sounded pretty interesting. I think you may receive a lot of conventional wisdom on wine and mi...
by Reese Ferry
February 10th, 2010, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Respect for Rogov!
Replies: 18
Views: 966

Re: Respect for Rogov!

FYI... Here is the old link in all its glory:

http://cinderellawine.com/2010/02/08/20 ... sauvignon/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Reese
by Reese Ferry
January 28th, 2010, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My Berserkerfest Cameron Hughes drink-a-thon with 143, 164 & 121
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: TN: My Berserkerfest Cameron Hughes drink-a-thon with 143, 164 & 121

Brandon,

Great notes! Thanks for my first genuine belly laugh of the day...

[welldone.gif]

Reese
by Reese Ferry
January 28th, 2010, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Particle Corks on Cameron Hughes wines?
Replies: 17
Views: 653

Re: Particle Corks?

Hi Udo,

Looks like it might be a DIAM cork...

http://www.diam-cork.com/proof/client-list/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'm not an expert but it seems like the DIAM goes way beyond a cheap composite cork.

Reese

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