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by Joe Chanley
January 24th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Scherrer Winery at last
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Scherrer Winery at last

Great, thank you for the perspective.
by Joe Chanley
January 24th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Scherrer Winery at last
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Scherrer Winery at last

can anyone describe the style of the pinots or liken them to other producers?
by Joe Chanley
January 23rd, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 50
Views: 2746

Re: Eric Guido To Join Vinous

Cris Whetstone wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 6:41 pm
Gratz to Eric.

I am bummed that this will likely mean he posts much less to CT though. Maybe Ian can step in for him over there. [wink.gif]
+1
by Joe Chanley
December 28th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Makes The Best Merlot In California?
Replies: 56
Views: 3409

Re: Who Makes The Best Merlot In California?

Really like Enfield’s expression.....great pricing too
by Joe Chanley
December 28th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 64
Views: 3897

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Nice work!

That cheese steak pizza looks great Bill.
by Joe Chanley
December 20th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?
Replies: 29
Views: 1019

Re: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?

Any go to salad recipes people can share? Serving lamb, mashed potatoes and roasted carrots and wanted something bright and delicious. I would do something simple and bitter as a cleansing foil. A classic tri-colore (arugula, raddichio, endive) plus some pickled red onions, dressed with a bright mu...
by Joe Chanley
December 19th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?
Replies: 29
Views: 1019

Re: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?

Any go to salad recipes people can share? Serving lamb, mashed potatoes and roasted carrots and wanted something bright and delicious.
by Joe Chanley
December 17th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Massican Sauvignon '18...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: TN: Massican Sauvignon '18...(short/boring)

thanks for the early look Tom.
by Joe Chanley
December 13th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11453

Re: Another Flannery PSA

that sounds amazing. thank you.
by Joe Chanley
December 13th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11453

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Whoohoo! Flannery repost on Instagram for a dinner I’m doing on Saturday! I donated a dinner for six with Flannery beef (rib eye, hanger and picanha) with several sides featuring Benton’s bacon (candied bacon app, Brussels sprouts and bacon, APL’s potatoes carbonara). Will be opening up a couple of...
by Joe Chanley
December 12th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Should I pre-salt my Flannery hanger steaks?
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: Should I pre-salt my Flannery hanger steaks?

Chris Blum wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 9:24 am
I don’t know why you wouldn’t. In general, I either salt them at least 3 hours in advance or I wait until I’m cooking.
This, for every steak
by Joe Chanley
December 5th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?
Replies: 54
Views: 2828

Re: Balanced, non fruit bomb cabernets?

Corison and matthiasson and Smith madrone
by Joe Chanley
December 4th, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 43
Views: 1900

Re: Scrambled eggs

Brian Tuite wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 8:14 pm
Joe Chanley wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 7:51 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
November 28th, 2019, 8:07 am


I don’t always either but that’s his recipe.
Tried this....delicious
Isn’t it though? You get a cramp in your wrist with all the constant stirring but in the end it’s worth it.
I love soft scrambled eggs and this was essentially basic soft scrambled on steroids.
by Joe Chanley
December 3rd, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 43
Views: 1900

Re: Scrambled eggs

I use the Gordon Ramsay method. Crack the eggs into a non-stick pan over medium heat and constantly stir with a spatula until they begin to cook and thicken a bit. Then toss in butter (tbsp to 4eggs) and continue to stir, remove from heat, add s&p to taste and continue to stir over heat until desir...
by Joe Chanley
November 25th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Christmas Roasts (non-beef)
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Christmas Roasts (non-beef)

D'Artagnan is having a black friday sale, so went with a leg of lamb from there along with a few other items.
by Joe Chanley
November 25th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 64
Views: 3897

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

I'm shocked you guys are so skeptical.....this clearly lays out everything about the organization https://salastores.com/pages/about-us
by Joe Chanley
November 23rd, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Christmas Roasts (non-beef)
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Christmas Roasts (non-beef)

Mike Maguire wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 6:32 am
Chris Echeck wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 5:39 am
Porchetta

https://buypork.com/pork/porchetta/#pro ... escription
Having this as part of our Italian/Irish Thanksgiving.
I need to give this another shot. My first time around wasn’t as enjoyable as I’d hoped as the belly still felt undercooked and fatty once the loin was done
by Joe Chanley
November 22nd, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best easy mashed potatoes recipe?
Replies: 32
Views: 1401

Re: best easy mashed potatoes recipe?

i use kerry gold in pretty much everything
by Joe Chanley
November 21st, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3514
Views: 191696

Re: The Bourbon Thread

New releases of Elijah Craig 18 and 23 are inbound and since I am too lazy to scroll back Whistle Pig Samurai Scientist aged in Japanese Umeshu barrels, high tariff, but worth a try if you see it at a bar. My boss was generous enough to buy 2 rounds of this while we were in Nashville 2 weeks ago an...
by Joe Chanley
November 21st, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Christmas Roasts (non-beef)
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Christmas Roasts (non-beef)

Alex N wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 8:57 pm
If you can arrange pick-up

https://www.fessparkerranch.com/product ... 09?cs=true
That looks amazing but I'm unfortunately on the east coast....might see what shipping is like
by Joe Chanley
November 20th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Christmas Roasts (non-beef)
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Christmas Roasts (non-beef)

Curious if people have suggestions on the best place to get high quality rack of lamb or pork for an Xmas roast? Would also do a leg of lamb as well. Considering: https://www.snakeriverfarms.com/kurobut ... -pork.html

Any other suggestions worth looking in to?
by Joe Chanley
November 20th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best easy mashed potatoes recipe?
Replies: 32
Views: 1401

Re: best easy mashed potatoes recipe?

My wife loves fluffy, so I use this recipe which includes rinsing off the starch. I also dial back the milk to about 1 cup and then add more as needed.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/201 ... ecipe.html
by Joe Chanley
November 19th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"

super value and great to have around
by Joe Chanley
October 30th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The miracle ingredient - Mayo?
Replies: 23
Views: 1767

Re: The miracle ingredient - Mayo?

It’s quite benign on grilled cheese but I haven’t tried it on meat.
by Joe Chanley
October 30th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11453

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Sounds right Chris. My flannery mismatched arrived defrosted....I know I saw a discussion in a thread here with a similar scenario. Were they supposed to be shipped frozen or fresh? Regardless, I saw a YouTube video of some guy that did a blind taste test comparison of a set of meat ranging from fr...
by Joe Chanley
October 29th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! (but do you care?)
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! (but do you care?)

I like foillards rendition typically
by Joe Chanley
October 25th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11453

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Sounds right Chris.

My flannery mismatched arrived defrosted....I know I saw a discussion in a thread here with a similar scenario.
by Joe Chanley
October 25th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 451
Views: 45676

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

We built a small cellar that holds just under 900 bottles. The racks are all-heart redwood from Apex (via Costco). The floor is a ceramic tile that looks like wood. Walls are Densarmor drywall. The cooling unit is from Cellarpro. Insulation is 3.5" of closed-cell spray foam in the walls, 5" or so i...
by Joe Chanley
October 24th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2053
Views: 174152

Re: Steak Porn

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Nice little deal at shoprite
by Joe Chanley
October 24th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11453

Re: Another Flannery PSA

went in on some picanha, ribsteaks and mismatched sirloins and tenderloins....should be here tomorrow!
by Joe Chanley
October 23rd, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bo ssam
Replies: 148
Views: 13097

Re: Bo ssam

Any reason whatsoever I can’t make the butt in the same manner and use traditional bbq sauce for my family who is not adventurous in the least? None whatsoever. I make the traditional condiments for the grown-ups and the boys get their favorite BBQ sauce. Everyone is happy. my thoughts exactly....t...
by Joe Chanley
October 23rd, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2321
Views: 140162

Re: New York City Restaurants

Rich Salsano wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 8:14 pm
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 1:58 pm
Crown Shy received a star.

Put together a wine dinner there last week - food was excellent, service great and wine service even better with high end stemware.
Yup. Fantastic experience there recently.
+1
by Joe Chanley
October 23rd, 2019, 3:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bo ssam
Replies: 148
Views: 13097

Re: Bo ssam

Thanks Tim.
by Joe Chanley
October 22nd, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 38
Views: 4368

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

We opened a 2018 Thivin Cote De Brouilly tonight. Enticing nose, the ripe fruit was front and center, backed by good acidity and some dusty tannin that draws you back to the glass. Its certainly more lush and full than recent years. Not sure what the means for its longevity, but its certainly enjoy...
by Joe Chanley
October 22nd, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bo ssam
Replies: 148
Views: 13097

Re: Bo ssam

Any reason whatsoever I can’t make the butt in the same manner and use traditional bbq sauce for my family who is not adventurous in the least?
by Joe Chanley
October 21st, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11453

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Fat cap is thinner than I thought. That’s a lot of beef at 3.5 lbs.
by Joe Chanley
October 20th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 248
Views: 11999

Re: Why sous vide?

That looks awesome.
by Joe Chanley
October 17th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

Markus S wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 4:54 am
IlkkaL wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 10:07 pm
For my money this is the best Barbera out there. ...
Perhaps your money is not as dear as mine. I'm sure for $80-90 a bottle, there are better barberas out there.
I'll take 2 mascarello's for this price
by Joe Chanley
October 16th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 69
Views: 1909

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Terlan and Venica & Venica come to mind
by Joe Chanley
October 16th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 53
Views: 3734

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

Alfert moving markets.....sold out at wine library
by Joe Chanley
October 7th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: Headed to Treehouse this Saturday any advice?

hope he drinks quick....the one downside of tree house, and probably it's only one, is that a lot of the DIPAs do not age well at all.
by Joe Chanley
October 6th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 397
Views: 27049

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Had a 16 Richards cuvée last night courtesy of my bro in law. Drank alongside a 17 morgen Long Loubejac. Goodfellow was the preferred bottle by all but both quite nice.
by Joe Chanley
October 5th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11170
Views: 411753

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 burlotto barbera aves last night.
by Joe Chanley
October 4th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1211
Views: 66056

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

julianseersmartin wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Has anyone spoken to Envoyer about this?
Traded an email with Greg. They’ve been trying to bring in as much French wine as possible ASAP. Still a lot tbd.

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