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by Steven Miller
September 27th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which is your favorite German brewed Marzen Oktoberfest bier?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Which is your favorite German brewed Marzen Oktoberfest bier?

Had Dinkelacker, Ayinger, and Hacker-Pschorr at Octoberfest event last night. When I'm just having one and not a stein, my preference is probably Ayinger. Drinking a full stein of Hacker-Pschorr is a great way to start. But when having more than one steain... the Dinkelacker wins. I love all 3. The ...
by Steven Miller
September 27th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which is your favorite US brewed Octoberfest Marzen?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Which is your favorite US brewed Octoberfest Marzen?

What I want to do is do a blind h2h taste test with friends with Heater-Allen & Rueben's. But Bobtoberfest has been impossible to find this year. Perhaps Rick sold out already, but all the usual places have none. We've been sold out for several weeks. I'm not sure if we can ever make enough. We can...
by Steven Miller
September 25th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which is your favorite US brewed Octoberfest Marzen?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Which is your favorite US brewed Octoberfest Marzen?

What I want to do is do a blind h2h taste test with friends with Heater-Allen & Rueben's. But Bobtoberfest has been impossible to find this year. Perhaps Rick sold out already, but all the usual places have none.
by Steven Miller
September 25th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which is your favorite US brewed Octoberfest Marzen?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Which is your favorite US brewed Octoberfest Marzen?

Of the ones listed, only tasted 2 or 3, would put Great Lakes at the top of those. Would add Left Hand Oktoberfest to that list for breweries that have a moderate number of states to ship to. LOTS of really good regional and state level breweries that have really upped their lager game over the las...
by Steven Miller
September 23rd, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which is your favorite German brewed Marzen Oktoberfest bier?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Which is your favorite German brewed Marzen Oktoberfest bier?

Matthew Brown wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 4:35 am
Ayinger probably still the most interesting year to year. THE others are SO overproduced for worldwide production. Good American craft versions are a lot maltier, definitely fresher, and much more worthy of your time and money if you enjoy the style
But you didn't vote for it? ;-)
by Steven Miller
September 22nd, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which is your favorite German brewed Marzen Oktoberfest bier?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Which is your favorite German brewed Marzen Oktoberfest bier?

So few votes on these. Interesting to learn that few here are fans of Oktoberfest.
by Steven Miller
September 19th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which is your favorite US brewed Octoberfest Marzen?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Which is your favorite US brewed Octoberfest Marzen?

I likely missed your favorite. If others feel I dissed your favorite, please reply and I will create a second poll.
by Steven Miller
September 19th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Which is your favorite German brewed Marzen Oktoberfest bier?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Which is your favorite German brewed Marzen Oktoberfest bier?

It's that time of year. Which ones are you stocking up on?
by Steven Miller
April 30th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3904
Views: 399910

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

The last 2 Oregon mysteries were more Angela and Cristom's intro wine their WV
by Steven Miller
April 20th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 505
Views: 45083

Re: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir

Once things open up in Oregon, another 2007 retrospective (with a smaller group than the Throwdown) would be a lot of fun.
by Steven Miller
April 12th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Post-IPNC Throwdown will be postponed a year to Monday July 26th 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Post-IPNC Throwdown will be postponed a year to Monday July 26th 2021

Since IPNC has already announced there will be no event this year, we will do the same with the Throwdown. For those not familiar with the Throwdown check out last year's planning thread: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=160984 For those who haven't seen the IPNC announcement...
by Steven Miller
October 16th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 528
Views: 36987

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Some people are getting 1-year extensions because of a backlog of renewals.

https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/bord ... cklog.html
by Steven Miller
October 3rd, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15
Replies: 140
Views: 7816

Re: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15

Christopher- Great thread! I’d be interested in joining. I’m down to 19 bottles of 2008 Oregon Pinots but would be happy to pony them up for an East Coast tasting. (If we’re doing pairs ala Post-IPNC I’ve only got 4 pairs left.) Rich - 85? That is some Serious delayed gratification going on there! ...
by Steven Miller
October 3rd, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15
Replies: 140
Views: 7816

Re: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15

rfelthoven wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Don't you mean Domaine Serenity?
Tx Ron! This was one of the funniest stories ever posted on WB. I made this video that still gets a few views now and then.

by Steven Miller
October 3rd, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3904
Views: 399910

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

M a t t W e i n s t e i n wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Today's mystery pinot should be the Angela Estate “Abbott Claim” 2015, for any interested. Would be a good price for $16-17 delivered.
Confirmed. Got 3 at that price. Looking forward to opening a bottle soon.
by Steven Miller
September 27th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15
Replies: 140
Views: 7816

Re: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15

The east coast Throwdown.


Love it.
by Steven Miller
September 5th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 5369

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

James Lyon wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 10:06 am
CCoulson wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Somebody had a passion for WV Pinot
https://www.ackerwines.com/content/live ... ionId=1232
Yeah, there were a couple of very active bidders in last months auction and some interesting bids.
Do they publish what the lots sold for?
by Steven Miller
August 30th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 5369

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

CCoulson wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 4:33 am

Unbelievably, I bought this bottle of Oregon winemaking history at an auction a month ago for less than $30.00
I'm curious which auction...
by Steven Miller
August 29th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 5369

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 5:27 pm
viewtopic.php?p=1804381#p1804381

My impressions from 2015 - Post-IPNC 2008 Tasting

RT
We are hoping to see you next year at the 10th anniversary event!
by Steven Miller
August 1st, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 38
Views: 2390

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes


Thanks John, I actually signed up a year ago with the intent of posting my notes from the 2007 tasting, but never did get around to posting.
You can still go back and do that.
by Steven Miller
July 30th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 38
Views: 2390

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Interesting notes, especially as I don’t think I’ve drank any 2012s since release. Think I’ll continue to sit on mine, not that I have much. Went deep in 2013. Curious that PGC was not included, esp considering the high praise Jim had for the vintage upon release. One comment I heard from a few att...
by Steven Miller
July 30th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 38
Views: 2390

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

The 2012 vintage isn’t one of my favorites. Regardless, tasting a broad selection of wines selected by attendees, mostly from their personal cellars, was a lot of fun. There were a few duds here and there, along with a few surprises. Paul Willenberg’s fun fresh take on flight design added to the fun...
by Steven Miller
July 29th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 38
Views: 2390

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Mark Stevens wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Hi Steve,

Sorry again that I was unable to attend today-I hope that it was an excellent tasting as is tradition!

What is the password for your Slideshare link? Anxious to see the pix/notes!

Thanks!

Mark
I just turned off the password requirement. Didn't intend for that to be enabled.
by Steven Miller
July 29th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 38
Views: 2390

2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Look for tasting notes from attendees in the coming days. If you would like to explore the wines tasted today at Archery Summit , check out our event presentation on SlideShare. A special thanks to Ian Burch and the team at Archery Summit for their wonderful hospitality. And to Paul Willenberg for p...
by Steven Miller
July 3rd, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 617619

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Today's update -- Battle with Amex.

I was fortunate to only have a few hundred $$ in outstanding recent orders which Amex credited to me (at the time).

https://docs.bmcgroup.com/en/384/20190702-1.pdf
by Steven Miller
July 3rd, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3904
Views: 399910

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

Steven Miller wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 3:26 pm
Today's update -- Battle with Amex.

I was fortunate to only have a few hundred $$ in outstanding recent orders which Amex credited to me (at the time).

https://docs.bmcgroup.com/en/384/20190702-1.pdf
Yes, I put clicked on the wrong thread my mistake.
by Steven Miller
July 2nd, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3904
Views: 399910

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

Today's update -- Battle with Amex.

I was fortunate to only have a few hundred $$ in outstanding recent orders which Amex credited to me (at the time).

https://docs.bmcgroup.com/en/384/20190702-1.pdf
by Steven Miller
June 27th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friend of friend wants to land his helicopter at Screaming Eagle
Replies: 270
Views: 32847

Re: Friend of friend wants to land his helicopter at Screaming Eagle

Should the day come when I can afford a helicopter... I will make a point of landing there just for the hell of it. :-D
by Steven Miller
May 23rd, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 9th Annual Bob Wood Memorial Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Throwdown, Monday July 29th 2019, Archery Summit, Dayton OR
Replies: 7
Views: 5057

Re: 9th Annual Bob Wood Memorial Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Throwdown, Monday July 29th 2019, Archery Summit, Dayton OR

For those new to the Throwdown you can follow our history here. 1st Annual - The shitty 2007 vintage retrospective, August 1st, 2011 held at Patty Green hosted by Jim Anderson The thread that started it all. The Bob Wood (RIP) defense of the 2007 vintage. Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir 2nd An...
by Steven Miller
May 23rd, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 9th Annual Bob Wood Memorial Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Throwdown, Monday July 29th 2019, Archery Summit, Dayton OR
Replies: 7
Views: 5057

9th Annual Bob Wood Memorial Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Throwdown, Monday July 29th 2019, Archery Summit, Dayton OR

Berserkers, The 9th Annual Post-IPNC Bob Wood Memorial Throwdown features the 2012 Oregon Pinot Noir Vintage. Past attendees have filled this year's event, but dropouts always open the door for new attendees to join via the waitlist. Date: July 29th, 2019 Time: Tasting starts NOON sharp, but please ...
by Steven Miller
March 25th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1815

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Mark Y wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Could u tell the Roulot was burgundy vs the rest is Oregon? Or no way to tell?
We were debating what it was... A few guesses went round the table. No one (I think) thought it was a 2013 Oregon.
by Steven Miller
March 25th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1815

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

My reactions were very similar to Rick's. Given 2013 didn't have a great rep due to the rain, I was very pleasantly surprised with the overall quality. Yes, there were some big duds and Rick's notes point them out politely. That said the stars just rose above the rest. One mental note I made was the...
by Steven Miller
March 20th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 151
Views: 12039

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

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by Steven Miller
February 28th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 528
Views: 36987

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

The JFK multiple simultaneous arrival nightmare is what motivated me to join the program.

That particular terminal has since been overhauled and is now used for Domestic flights. I'm sure the new terminal 4 can be quite awful without GE.
by Steven Miller
January 21st, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?

Bdklein wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 11:52 pm
Thanks all.
Please report back where she went.
by Steven Miller
January 19th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 264
Views: 16692

Re: Why sous vide?

We've been requesting chuck eye from our butcher. cut roughly 1.75-2" thick and well marbled. The Sous Vide process results in an amazing steak at a fraction of the price of other cuts.
by Steven Miller
January 18th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?

On our next visit we want to check out some of the 3 star top end restaurants like this one:

https://guide.michelin.com/hk/en/hong-k ... restaurant
by Steven Miller
January 18th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?

For Lunch Tim Ho Wan or One Dim Sum are both excellent. You can dine at Tim Ho Wan in NYC now... so I would choose the other. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g294217-d2540306-Reviews-One_Dim_Sum_Chinese_Restaurant-Hong_Kong.html Spendy but awesome - Michelin 2 star. https://www.tripadv...
by Steven Miller
January 17th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?
Replies: 18
Views: 1174

Re: Hong Kong: Where to Eat?

is she staying in HK itself or Kowloon?

Is she comfortable straying far from her hotel, or prefer to find things close by?
by Steven Miller
January 16th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16809
Views: 461232

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I've had pretty decent luck finding beers that aren't common here in PDX using Tavour Some recent Tavour purchases I like include: Brewmaster Jack Prinsipia (Belgian Quad) Brewery Vivant Wizard Burial Ground (Belgian Quad) Elevation Beer Company Apis IV (Belgian Quad) Taxman Brewing Port Barrel Tax ...
by Steven Miller
January 16th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 264
Views: 16692

Re: Why sous vide?

You will waste a few paper towels taking as much of the soggy out as you can before the sear.
by Steven Miller
January 16th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 264
Views: 16692

Re: Why sous vide?

I’ve never “Sous Vided” but grill steaks all the time by searing both sides and then bringing it to temperature off heat. By doing this, I can place rosemary/garlic/pepper/wine containers in the grill so the flavor is immersed in the steaks. Not sure how you really add flavor in sous vide. Do you p...
by Steven Miller
October 29th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16809
Views: 461232

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Winter ales are appearing now in Oregon. Just had two so far, and neither did much for me. The most surprising Pfriem's Belgian Christmas Ale. Last years was amazing and disappeared off the shelves in a flash. This year's a total meh. Totally atypical for Pfriem.
by Steven Miller
September 28th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 617619

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

The name isn't so tarnished that others aren't afraid to carry the flag.

https://www.premiercru.hk/
by Steven Miller
September 20th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16809
Views: 461232

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Just got to Prague. Had two different beers so far, and neither is as good as the Augustiner. Close, but not as good. So far the overall quality here seems better, but we have four breweries to visit tomorrow or Saturday. I've never seen Augustiner in the US. Do they export? https://www.augustiner-...
by Steven Miller
September 17th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 3154

Re: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations

Here is a good resource on appliance reliability by brand. Yale only rates the brands they sell.

https://blog.yaleappliance.com/bid/8633 ... nce-brands
by Steven Miller
September 5th, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 3882

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

Odds I will come on Friday are zero.
by Steven Miller
August 25th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations
Replies: 52
Views: 3154

Re: Kitchen Appliance Recommendations

We landed this counter depth Whirlpool for $1,000 less than it's currently selling for. Home Depot had a crazy sale on its release a year ago. I would put this fridge on the consideration list. Never had a fridge that makes it so easy to access everything. (Note all the colors except black or white ...

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