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by Tom G l a s g o w
October 24th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When do you return wines to a retailer?
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: When do you return wines to a retailer?

I recently read a CT note on 2016 Pergole Torte which hits on this topic...can the retailer resell this or go they get screwed? “October 20, 2020 - blind tasted with Sergio Zenato amarone 2013 & Carpineto CC Riserva 2015. Didn't get the hype with this wine. Maybe it is in fact to young at this poin...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 23rd, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 156
Views: 4382

Re: Real winenerd wines

J Dove wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Where’s Robert Callaghan when you need him?
A long wait is traditional.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 19th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1261

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Nice - what part of town? I grew up there in the South Hills, Upper St Clair. Go get the Capicola with a fried egg and tell me it's not the best low brow comfort food you've ever eaten. We’re downtown, where the locals say nobody lives. Alright, I’ll try one. Admit ordering a “cheesesteak” was like...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 19th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1261

Re: Goldbelly experiences

You are a fool! neener All of the sandwiches are served on Italian bread. It's kind of what they do - you probably didn't like the fries and slaw on the sandwich either. They got their start by serving truckers hence piling everything in between 2 slices of Italian. It's like someone going to Katz'...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 19th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1261

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Yeah primantis is garbage. The one time I went I was eating some sawdust dry sandwich and asked for sauce and the server was like “we don’t use sauce”. I told him “yeah I can tell...” first and last visit. Fool that I am, I ordered a cheesesteak for my first Primanti’s visit. It was served on white...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 18th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 2988

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

I don’t think that’s the temperature being envisioned for the wine cellar - it was only an example. And it is unusal for the temp to reach 95F in Florida. (It's the humidity that kills you.)] Bu it does seem a safe bet that this architect has little experience with wine cellars. I hope Robert isn’t...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 18th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4777

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Sure I’ll drive the 120 mile round trip to save the environment. Nobody buys wine from WV or OH for shipping, so make it a 400 mile round trip. I was figuring he probably went on trips to out of state shops to buy wine anyway if the PLCB selections aren't great. True in the eastern part of the state.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 18th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?
Replies: 67
Views: 2988

Re: What to tell architect for wine cellar - new construction?

ClarkstonMark wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Definitely add a ceiling that is 9-12 ft, then you can put a ledge above to put some decorations/trinkets (maybe old 12 L bottle or a wine barrel if looking for a wine theme)
Or Madeira. But watch out for that ladder after having a few glasses. And up and down the ladder one bottle at a time?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 18th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which compressor to buy for Wine Cellar - Converted Bathroom
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Which compressor to buy for Wine Cellar - Converted Bathroom

That is good information about the noise, Luckily in Quebec we have more of a humid than dry climate, yet with a duct already installed in the bathroom due to the fan would it not be more practical to install a split system, I know more $$$... You need to make sure a split system wouldn’t be oversi...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 17th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4777

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Marshall Manning wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 10:52 am
AD Northup wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Not the PA LCB... :(
Ha! I'd imagine there are shops in a nearby state that would like them if you do any business there?
Sure I’ll drive the 120 mile round trip to save the environment. Nobody buys wine from WV or OH for shipping, so make it a 400 mile round trip.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 17th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1777

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

I didn't say it wasn't worth $20, I just don't get the frenzy. If you draw a hard line at $20, the OVZ is a probably decent option. But best QPR? No. It's not offensive in any way, but also has little depth and is not particularly interesting to me. There are plenty of reds that check similar boxes...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 16th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1777

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 6:40 pm
I found mine in need of lot of air. Very acidic, sharp edges, felt like I needed to wait on these. Different strokes I suppose.
Weakling, but we’ll wait for Mr Fla to weigh in. Did you make the mistake of not pairing it with NY Strip?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 16th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 51
Views: 1777

Re: TN: 2019 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Simply gulpable. All I could do to save 1/3 for tomorrow night.
Ours didn’t make it two hours, this is why it’s a case purchase.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 16th, 2020, 12:12 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need A Driver In Ireland
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Need A Driver In Ireland

Rugby? That’s an English sport, so said our polish taxi driver in Cork.
BTW, you’re quite the optimist.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 12th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4777

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

James Mc wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Both of the cases showed up with broken styro, had never seen that before. Wine all appears fine, which is what really counts
The broken styrofoam with the bits and pieces is typical. Use a hand held vac to clean up.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 12th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 171
Views: 12503

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Anytime I see that Kermit Lynch imports the wines in the U.S., I just know I can find it abroad for so much less. It kind of just points me in the right direction to not buy in the U.S., without having to thinking about it. Most recently is a 2016 barolo that Kermit imports, I paid ~$80 all in with...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 10th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4777

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

2 of 3 arrived, the Monday arrivals.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 10th, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4777

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Mine is on fedex vehicle for delivery, one for Sunday and two for Monday. Maybe, supposedly.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 9th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4777

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Mine is in Opheim, IL, 80 and sunny.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 9th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2194

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

I cooked two Flannery Ca Reserve NY Strips last night. Before cooking I trimmed off a tendon on the fat cap side of each steak that rivals the one found between unseparated hangers. I cooked a 20oz Cal Res NY Strip two Sundays ago... seared and rendered the fat side. No tendon, nothing at all simil...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 9th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 1993

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

So Sarah, I think the answer to your question is "almost no one". And the ones that don’t are prouder than the ones that do. Beets are great! (Try beet hummus at Whole Foods if you are a beet fan). I’d try the beet hummus but my wife would have conniptions. She can’t stand beets, radishes, etc, etc...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 8th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What do you use to make a proper TWIST for cocktails?
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: What do you use to make a proper TWIST for cocktails?

An oxo serrated peeler give a nice citrus peel with minimal pith. The serrated edge makes a big difference. You need a channel knife for a twist. Wrap the peel around a stirring rod then slid off into the drink
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 8th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 1993

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 8:34 am
David K o l i n wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 8:32 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 8:27 am


Maybe try them in Japan?
I have and enjoy them. Just won’t make them at home
Just a joke, really, coming from my husband's weirdness on the subject. :)
I’m mostly against mayonnaise except when visiting French speaking countries.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 6th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 115
Views: 9023

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

I looked into this a few months back and my Sommelier Bordeaux and Burg glasses apparently are new enough that they do not. Got the burgs last Christmas and the bdx the one before. That said I have no idea when switch was and how long they've been making that series. Also, the data was not easy to ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4777

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

FedEx reports the labels have been created.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For those of you with a delusional view of the "Good Old Days" . . .
Replies: 41
Views: 2330

Re: For those of you with a delusional view of the "Good Old Days" . . .

Prices actually seem expensive, no? If you even use a multiplier of 8, which I think is reasonable(?), you have list of Riesling that's more expensive than your typical Riesling list these days (for the most part). Interesting. That was my thoughts. How many of those wines on that list would fetch ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette
Replies: 179
Views: 5108

Re: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette

It’s good to see that people do not think corkage is a God-given right, or people complaining about corkage fees. Restaurants have trouble making a profit, so a reasonably high corkage fee is necessary. I am glad to pay it. Here in Portland Oregon, most corkage fees run $15-25. The average is about...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis R says riesling is better
Replies: 45
Views: 1769

Re: Jancis R says riesling is better

I think we all know why Riesling sales have gone to the basement. Just like Mel said. Consumers want dry white wines to go with their salad or to sip on the porch on a summer day. That's the market. Riesling is stylistically clinging to a consumer that doesn't exist in large numbers anymore. There ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?
Replies: 68
Views: 2812

Re: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?

Eric offered to input some of my excel entries into CT when I first signed up
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette
Replies: 179
Views: 5108

Re: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette

if the server doesnt charge you corkage throw it to them as a tip. if they left it off it wasn’t an accident. I practice this, but I think sometimes it’s waived without mentioning it was waived. Or maybe that makes me feel better about the principal/agent aspect of turning a restaurant fee into a t...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis R says riesling is better
Replies: 45
Views: 1769

Re: Jancis R says riesling is better

Not this again! This is one of the most preposterous opinions that I see on this board, and it pops up with some regularity. First of all, I would perhaps agree that it might be in the top five, but only if you exclude all red wines. Also, arguing that something from Germany is inherently superior ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 315
Views: 19518

Re: 2019 German Riesling

I'm just talking about that you can have a Spat, Trocken and GG produced from the same grapes with different alcohol levels. But at different RS. The inherent sugar of the same grapes will either convert to alcohol or stay sugar. Exactly my point. You can't just talk alcohol levels without also men...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1261

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I've used Goldbelly a lot. Mixed experiences: Primanti's - awful DiFara - mediocre Pizzeria Bianco - very good Two Fat Cats - mediocre Gino's East - mediocre Russ & Daughters - excellent but costly Yonah Shimmel - good Town Hall Deli - very good Bread & Roses - excellent Centerville Pie - very good...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1261

Re: Goldbelly experiences

Rolls for cheesesteaks and hoagies need to be fresh. Day old is no good. Sandwiches assembled and frozen can’t be much good.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Goldbelly experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 1261

Re: Goldbelly experiences

I've used Goldbelly a lot. Mixed experiences: Primanti's - awful DiFara - mediocre Pizzeria Bianco - very good Two Fat Cats - mediocre Gino's East - mediocre Russ & Daughters - excellent but costly Yonah Shimmel - good Town Hall Deli - very good Bread & Roses - excellent Centerville Pie - very good...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 315
Views: 19518

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Andrew K. wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 5:37 pm
Kirk.Grant wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 5:30 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 10:45 am
What ripeness are GGs normally at? Auslese? Or is there no "normal"?
Most of them come in around 13-14%
Ripeness is not necessarily indicated by alcohol level.
Since GGs are vinified dry I’d appreciate your explaining your assertion.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Replies: 20
Views: 675

Re: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Giant Eagle, but I’ve never paid attention to which ones. I’ll have a better look next time I’m in there. Isn’t Giant a Pittsburgh based company? The finder on the company website says Walmart As well, but I can’t confirm that. GE is a pittsburgh company. I never look for those type of snacks in GE...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 315
Views: 19518

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Good source for different classifications https://www.vdp.de/en/the-wines/classification
Pretty basic but provides links to growers via a map.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre FAMILIAR (USA, California)
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: TN: 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre FAMILIAR (USA, California)

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 9:10 am
Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 8:39 am
Hardy had pretty specific decanting recommendations for the virtual tastings this spring. These were in the emails and I don’t know if these notes were archived anywhere.
For back vintages too?
No, we’re relying on you.
Well, I think some were library releases, but no 7 year old Familar.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6556

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

I’ve read that the younger generation is less interested in wine compared to other beverages. I don’t have sources handy. Some this may just be that it’s normal younger people haven’t been as interested in wine but turn to wine at a later age. I know that was my experience, mostly beer in my 20s and...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre FAMILIAR (USA, California)
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: TN: 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre FAMILIAR (USA, California)

Hardy had pretty specific decanting recommendations for the virtual tastings this spring. These were in the emails and I don’t know if these notes were archived anywhere.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 2nd, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 78
Views: 3595

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

I find it odd that people think collectible wine prices aren’t correlated with stock or other investment returns.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 1st, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Replies: 20
Views: 675

Re: Campo’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Never occurred to me to buy Tastykakes as they reside by the Little Debbies here. I’m not a sweet freak, but I guess I should buy some to try out? Where are they Sheetz? I prefer Tastykakes but grew up eating them, usually a limited selection in Pittsburgh. Butterscotch Krimpets and pb tandykakes a...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 30th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: deNegoce email re: heat stabilization
Replies: 30
Views: 1810

Re: deNegoce email re: heat stabilization

Mid 90s outside, 110 in the truck?
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 29th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Bodegas Tradición - Sherry Amontillado VORS (Spain, Andalucía, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry)
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: TN: NV Bodegas Tradición - Sherry Amontillado VORS (Spain, Andalucía, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry)

I really need to buy a serious assortment of Sherry. Love it, but just don’t see it locally. Locally, we have a choice of a sherry that passed its best by date 3 years ago or 7 years ago (as stated on the bottle’s rear label). David, I never figured you for a sherry lover. Jay’s love for the flawed...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 29th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Bodegas Tradición - Sherry Amontillado VORS (Spain, Andalucía, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry)
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: TN: NV Bodegas Tradición - Sherry Amontillado VORS (Spain, Andalucía, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry)

I really need to buy a serious assortment of Sherry. Love it, but just don’t see it locally. Locally, we have a choice of a sherry that passed its best by date 3 years ago or 7 years ago (as stated on the bottle’s rear label). David, I never figured you for a sherry lover. Jay’s love for the flawed...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 29th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Bodegas Tradición - Sherry Amontillado VORS (Spain, Andalucía, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry)
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: TN: NV Bodegas Tradición - Sherry Amontillado VORS (Spain, Andalucía, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry)

LOL!! Now, that's just funny! What do you not like about it? Too heavy / not elegant enough? If "yes," I can see that. Yes, that sounds about right. Honestly, just a bit dull and uninteresting to me. But speaking of interesting have you read about the new Finite series of Sherries from Gonzalez Bya...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 29th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59174

Re: #GlassFire

Hardy (D&R) sent out an email that the Shady Fire came within 25 feet of the winery, but the structure seems ok. Wine and family, most importantly, are safe.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 29th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 78
Views: 3595

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

Is comparing specific wines to a broad based stock index really an apples to apples comparison? Agree with Marcus above.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 28th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed
Replies: 71
Views: 2558

Re: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed

Alan Rath wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 7:36 pm
I have to believe someone at Davis or Fresno knows the answer to this, it’s probably in a text book somewhere. If not, might make a good senior project.
Aren’t you a senior and retired? Work next years harvest for Jamie, report back. neener

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