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by Chris Blum
January 12th, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed
Replies: 44
Views: 1850

Re: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed

We do handwash our Berdardaud Christmas plates. They’re handpainted and they have this flat gold that might be real idk.
by Chris Blum
January 8th, 2021, 9:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed
Replies: 44
Views: 1850

Re: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed

Lol I asked Jules how many different dinner sets she has... 10 different patterns plus some accent plates for fun. This is after she downsized by getting rid of a couple three sets we just didn’t use. But we that V&B Foglia above and Colorways 80% of the time. She has a 4 color combos of those s...
by Chris Blum
December 31st, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"
Replies: 46
Views: 3671

Re: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"

I’ve drunk more champagne than any other region the past 3 months
by Chris Blum
December 21st, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2498
Views: 213522

Re: Steak Porn

Jason T wrote: December 21st, 2020, 6:00 am
Chris Blum wrote: December 20th, 2020, 8:17 am 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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That seems like a waste of 30 year old Scotch. And why does the steak look well done?
And he’s washing the cast iron pan in soap and water

And he’s seasoning the steak after it’s done

It’s just an epic troll job.
by Chris Blum
December 20th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2498
Views: 213522

Re: Steak Porn

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
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by Chris Blum
December 11th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44140

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I’m using an iPad
by Chris Blum
December 11th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44140

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Is anyone else getting weird “invalid form key” errors on the page?
by Chris Blum
December 11th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44140

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Barry L i p t o n wrote: December 11th, 2020, 10:00 am
Glenn L e v i n e wrote: November 2nd, 2020, 9:12 pm My best result has been 1/2 to 2/3 Flannery, the rest Bison or Buffalo.

That’s a sick burger.
Any tips on where to get comparable quality bison?
Nope.

by Chris Blum
December 8th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 15854

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

At one time this was a big deal. I wonder... does it move the needle much at all?
by Chris Blum
December 3rd, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wirecutter on stemware...
Replies: 16
Views: 1147

Re: Wirecutter on stemware...

I guess I’d better stock up on GG replacements now.
by Chris Blum
November 30th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Madeira newbie, looking for advice
Replies: 27
Views: 1298

Re: Madeira newbie, looking for advice

The thing is low end Madeira isn't all that great. At least if you are looking for typical wines that people enjoy. The lower end wines are almost a whole 'nother thing. The Rare Wine Co bottlings give you a nice window into better Madeira without breaking the bank. Madeira isn't really like other ...
by Chris Blum
November 16th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2897

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

I find....Young bottles sometimes don’t have their corks stuck in the neck as tightly so you sometimes push them into the bottle. After a time, the corks have “seated”, there is enough resistance, and the Ah So type works great.
by Chris Blum
November 9th, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey samplers
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Japanese Whiskey samplers

Much appreciated, boys. [cheers.gif]
by Chris Blum
November 9th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey samplers
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Japanese Whiskey samplers

He likes whiskey and he’s very particular about things so I’d say he has the makings of a whisky-geek but maybe not there yet. He’s a born critic (in a good way)

I think the variety and the “fun” is something his wife likes. Originally it was a whiskey advent calendar but that was cost-prohibitive.
by Chris Blum
November 9th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!
Replies: 90
Views: 8663

Re: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!

So Glenn never said “boys will be boys”? Ok. Glad to hear it. strawman
by Chris Blum
November 9th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!
Replies: 90
Views: 8663

Re: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!

The guy who a few minutes earlier, was clutching his pearls about distracting from an important conversation, now wants the argument to occur in this thread. I’m getting whiplash from the logic, but ok, here you go....
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by Chris Blum
November 9th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey samplers
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Japanese Whiskey samplers

A friend is trying to put buy her Japanese husband a Christmas gift. She’s thinking about this... https://thespiritco.com/collections/tasting-sets/products/japanese-whisky-tasting-set 30ml bottles of: Hibiki Japanese Harmony The Chita Mars Maltage Cosmo Nikka Whisky From The Barrel Nikka Taketsuru P...
by Chris Blum
November 9th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!
Replies: 90
Views: 8663

Re: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!

Does anyone think Glenn was giving these guys a pass? I sure didn’t read it that way. Please save your outrage for a deserving target.
by Chris Blum
November 9th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!
Replies: 90
Views: 8663

Re: Court of Sommeliers - See you Non-Civils in civil court!

Jason Wise spends the first few minutes of his latest SOMMTV pod talking about this. He says the heard Geoff Kruth rumors and cut ties w/ him and GuildSomm 5 years ago as a result.
by Chris Blum
November 7th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)
Replies: 270
Views: 11318

Re: Wine for election night? (Mod- next political post gets a 24hour suspension)

If this is an “off” vintage... holy shite.

Great wine. Love the eucalyptus.
by Chris Blum
November 6th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages
Replies: 27
Views: 1350

Re: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages

I haven’t checked them out recently, but after reading this ...I shall return.

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by Chris Blum
November 3rd, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44140

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Adventurous smashburgers and fries tonight.
by Chris Blum
November 2nd, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9531

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

Did you try adding some triple berry syrup to cover the corkage? That’s what I always do when corkage is too high or “hot” as the top sommeliers say.
by Chris Blum
October 20th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best
Replies: 57
Views: 1927

Re: Red Wine Pairing when White is Best

Maybe any red you tend to serve chilled?

As an experiment, I wonder how a red that expresses “salinity” would be. Like maybe a lower alcohol Shiraz???
by Chris Blum
October 19th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideas for Sauvigon Blanc tasting?
Replies: 60
Views: 2328

Re: Ideas for Sauvigon Blanc tasting?

I was in a tasting group for 15 years which met every month. Now, granted, this group had cheeses and bread. However we hated all Sauvignon Blanc tastings (and I like the variety) until members stopped showing up and we abandoned them. I don't blame you/them really. I like to drink Sauvignon with f...
by Chris Blum
October 18th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideas for Sauvigon Blanc tasting?
Replies: 60
Views: 2328

Re: Ideas for Sauvigon Blanc tasting?

For learning tastings, I like to set up obvious contrasts. So for Suav Blanc, I’d do lean citrus vs ripe tropical fruits and then maybe oak vs stainless? Or better yet...Loire vs New Zealand
by Chris Blum
October 17th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2498
Views: 213522

Re: Steak Porn

I have some bone in flannery short ribs for tomorrow and I’m torn btw my usual Guinness oven braised (Guinness, beef stock, molasses, root veg) or just grilling them indirectly over low heat to render fat. Alternatively, folks have recommended a high heat grilling but I wonder how you don’t end up w...
by Chris Blum
October 16th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne?
Replies: 32
Views: 1656

Re: Champagne?

Can I just suggest that you’d be better served buying 3 bottles of some decent every day champagne like J Dhondt, Camille Saves or _____ than putting buying a single $130 bottle. Champagne should be an everyday wine.
by Chris Blum
October 16th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The post COVID meal you have been dreaming about...
Replies: 23
Views: 1165

Re: The post COVID meal you have been dreaming about...

Friends gathered around a big pot of steamed Moules a la Normande... some Belgian beers and Normandy ciders, crusty bread with grill marks. That could be supper in and of itself, but let’s say we make it a starter for Reverse seared salt rubbed Flannery Jorge (or three) duck fat roasted potatoes, ca...
by Chris Blum
October 13th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Bedrock Lachryma
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: WTB Bedrock Lachryma

Cellar tracker says I have 3 bottles of 09 somewhere. I’ll look.
by Chris Blum
October 9th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aack! Shipment notices have started
Replies: 56
Views: 2972

Re: Aack! Shipment notices have started

An appropriate amount of bubbly for the holiday season Jules was not impressed, but now that we’ve been popping corks almost every night.... she’s coming around. She still wants the basement back to normal, but I bought some time at least. champagne.gif Now that the kid is away at college, turn his...
by Chris Blum
October 9th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aack! Shipment notices have started
Replies: 56
Views: 2972

Re: Aack! Shipment notices have started

AD Northup wrote: October 9th, 2020, 8:01 am
Chris Blum wrote: October 9th, 2020, 7:58 amUmmm...
An appropriate amount of bubbly for the holiday season
Jules was not impressed, but now that we’ve been popping corks almost every night.... she’s coming around. She still wants the basement back to normal, but I bought some time at least.
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by Chris Blum
October 9th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aack! Shipment notices have started
Replies: 56
Views: 2972

Re: Aack! Shipment notices have started

Ummm...
by Chris Blum
September 30th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1798
Views: 99168

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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by Chris Blum
September 14th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Private Barrels have long jumped the shark???
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Private Barrels have long jumped the shark???

http://brettatlas.com/be-smarter-buying-private-barrel-picks/ Once upon a time, a private selection sticker on a bottle of bourbon actually meant something. Private selections were made by people ‘in the know’, who could identify a honey barrel and deliver something exceptional when compared to the ...
by Chris Blum
September 12th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 131
Views: 10428

Re: Fires-Oregon

I hope the dawn is bringing better news. Above all else, be safe.

Does this part of Oregon have a pine beetle problem?
by Chris Blum
August 28th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 36
Views: 2620

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

French press is a generally terrible technique imo unless you like really robust coffee. But yeah, that fine sludge is too fine of a grind. I'm surprised that nobody has discussed getting a proper grind for a press pot. I don't know of any home grinder that reduces the fines enough (am using a good...
by Chris Blum
August 28th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 36
Views: 2620

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

French press is a generally terrible technique imo unless you like really robust coffee. But yeah, that fine sludge is too fine of a grind. I'm shocked to read this. I love coffee in a French press because it has more body/richness than drip. That said, it's also more work/cleanup. If you find Fren...
by Chris Blum
August 22nd, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 36
Views: 2620

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

French press is a generally terrible technique imo unless you like really robust coffee. But yeah, that fine sludge is too fine of a grind.
by Chris Blum
August 20th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordelet offer
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Bordelet offer

Has anybody tried his calvados?
by Chris Blum
August 19th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordelet offer
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Bordelet offer

Robert Panzer is out with his Bordelet Cider offer and I just wanted to let folks who aren’t on his list know. These are really “vinous” ciders if you ask me; more like a sparking wine than a beer. I would recommend you get a few to sock away as they really age well. Just a recommendation, no commer...
by Chris Blum
August 18th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9336

Re: Fire 13-4 Sonoma County

Sucks. Unsettling as hell
by Chris Blum
August 11th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.
Replies: 51
Views: 3360

Re: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.

2.2x is about as high as I can justify.

Champagne is where I focus on magnums.
by Chris Blum
August 8th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44140

Re: Another Flannery PSA

UPDATE: Bryan fixed it lickety split. We’re not sure why the order didn’t populate on their shipping calendar. Birthday dinner is saved. [thumbs-up.gif] Nobody does customer service better. Nobody I am pretty impressed. I’d been bothered lately that a couple of email questions never got a response....
by Chris Blum
August 7th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44140

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Brian Tuite wrote: August 7th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Chris Blum wrote: August 7th, 2020, 4:59 pm UPDATE: Bryan fixed it lickety split. We’re not sure why the order didn’t populate on their shipping calendar.

Birthday dinner is saved. [thumbs-up.gif]
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Wouldn’t have happened without your help
by Chris Blum
August 7th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44140

Re: Another Flannery PSA

UPDATE: Bryan fixed it lickety split. We’re not sure why the order didn’t populate on their shipping calendar.

Birthday dinner is saved. [thumbs-up.gif]
by Chris Blum
August 7th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44140

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ok thanks Brian. I got through and learned that they close up early on Friday. But Bryan is heading over to check on it.
by Chris Blum
August 7th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44140

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I tried Facebook. Their Twitter isn’t active. I’ll keep calling I guess. Going on 3 hours with nobody there
by Chris Blum
August 7th, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 664
Views: 44140

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Does anyone have another way to contact them that works?

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