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by Tom G l a s g o w
January 23rd, 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 45
Views: 1150

Re: Vermouth?

Some seem to be trying to make martinis with red, sweet vermouth. [scratch.gif] Wtf. I guess you could drink it but, it's not a Martini. “ But yeah, the idea of a very simple vermouth “in the proximity of the gin” for a martini — or maybe a drop or two, such as rinsing the glass and discarding the ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 23rd, 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 45
Views: 1150

Re: Vermouth?

But yeah, the idea of a very simple vermouth “in the proximity of the gin” for a martini — or maybe a drop or two, such as rinsing the glass and discarding the rest — calls for a stripped down, simple vermouth with low aromatics. That will not be the Sun Break Vermouth for sure. I’m totally in this...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 23rd, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 45
Views: 1150

Re: Vermouth?

I had the chance to try David's vermouth last night. Wow! What an eye opener. So different than "my father's vermouth." I am a big fan of a classic gin martini, where the glass gets to see the Vermouth bottle, but that is about it. As a result, Vermouth last a LONG time in my house, and I...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 23rd, 2021, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 3725

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

depressing article re college cost. I thought $80,000 a year for law school was outrageous. Sounds like a bargain based on that info. Have a 3 year old and 9 month old...financial advisor tells us we should be working towards having roughly 400k apiece for college, if we want to pay for undergrad f...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 22nd, 2021, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen
Replies: 12
Views: 1272

Re: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen

Neal drinks champagne and Bordeaux.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 22nd, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The seduction and disappointment in German Spätburgunders
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: TN: The seduction and disappointment in German Spätburgunders

Fantastic write up as always Otto. Unfortunate on the overall showing; still informative. Enjoyed reading about the highs of it, then damn there were some lows. I don't think I've ever seen you smite something with a score as low as a 67 before. Area 51 must have been a dumpster fire. Otto isn’t Am...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 22nd, 2021, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not much Australia talk here...
Replies: 86
Views: 3998

Re: Not much Australia talk here...

I'd say if you enjoy wine from the "New California" producers (e.g. Sandlands, Enfield, Jolie-Laide, Bedrock, Dirty & Rowdy, etc.), then you'll enjoy the hell out of wine from the "New Wave Australia" producers (e.g. Sami-Odi, Ochota Barrels, Bindi, Timo Mayer, Jamsheed, Luk...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 22nd, 2021, 12:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4113
Views: 234948

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: January 20th, 2021, 10:41 am Plcb sends out email with limited releases and they’re all sold out 1 min after the email is sent, ridiculous.
Same as it ever was and you can’t get a lot of the basics.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 22nd, 2021, 7:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 173
Views: 14250

Re: New Espresso Machine

My Breville, a precursor to the duo-temp, is losing pump pressure as I'm getting clogged pulls too often (good little machine - held up really well over 12 years), so time for me to get something new. Caveats are $ (not too much) and counter space (also not too big). My Baratza grinder still works ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 22nd, 2021, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody else get this private message offer? Scam alert
Replies: 15
Views: 927

Re: Anybody else get this private message offer? Scam alert

Brian Tuite wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 6:02 am 4531A47F-4896-4653-B9A5-43D6EA9304A7.jpeg
The other thread had Todd scolding Victor, a little early morning sunshine.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 22nd, 2021, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody else get this private message offer? Scam alert
Replies: 15
Views: 927

Re: Anybody else get this private message offer? Scam alert

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 5:56 am What, you guys didn’t immediately wire him 10,000?
I was but the bank wasn’t Nigerian so I got suspicious.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 20th, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Halcon style.
Replies: 68
Views: 3495

Re: The Halcon style.

So much good info. Thank you all. I will order a few bottles of the 2015 and try it out (when my bank account allows for it :D ). I'd hope for some Syrah on BerserkerDay, coming up NEXT WEEK BerserkerDay is mostly for people living in the US i guess. Well if you live in Europe you get cellar door p...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 19th, 2021, 6:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 215
Views: 14875

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Bump I was perusing the Twinings site and found that very few of my old faves are available as loose tea. Anyone have recs for other English style teas besides the usual Earl/Lady/Eng Bfast/Irish Bfast ones? Loose please. Another day and we’ll know whether it’s safe to back off the hard stuff, but ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 18th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not much Australia talk here...
Replies: 86
Views: 3998

Re: Not much Australia talk here...

The wines just aren’t available in the USA in comparison to other countries.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 18th, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Clean Wine Movement...
Replies: 26
Views: 1290

Re: The Clean Wine Movement...

Neal.Mollen wrote: January 17th, 2021, 1:20 pm There are "lofty principals behind natural wine?"
It reduces hangovers so you can drink more.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 16th, 2021, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's Biggest Wine Lovers
Replies: 34
Views: 1605

Re: The World's Biggest Wine Lovers

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 16th, 2021, 6:19 am Where does this come from? I didn’t think we’d rank highly, but not even top 20, wow.

Go Portugal!
I assumed we’d be first, by weight.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 16th, 2021, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.
Replies: 32
Views: 2815

Re: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.

Philip G wrote: January 16th, 2021, 7:27 am Realm and Maybach have quite a bit of info, including pictures :-)
Cayuse has all of their wines listed with reviews going back through the years.
[cheers.gif]
I don’t think Adam was posting about established wineries.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 15th, 2021, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.
Replies: 32
Views: 2815

Re: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.

Adam, I think you need to step back and think about this. BUT NOT UNTIL MY BD ORDER IS CONFIRMED!
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 15th, 2021, 3:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sami-Odi New Releases
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Sami-Odi New Releases

Tom - thanks. I should have caveated "for PA residents", but also didn't realize it was special order rather than an "in stock" item. K&L is showing actual inventory, but @ $100 for the Little Wine and $180 for the Hoffman Dallwitz, which are pretty significant mark ups. PLC...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 14th, 2021, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sami-Odi New Releases
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Sami-Odi New Releases

Jeremy - thanks for the preview as U.S orders won't arrive for several months. Trent - not sure what the current wait might be, but best to reach out to Fraser. He is pretty responsive and his contact email is on the web site. https://sami-odi.com/ You can also click on the bottle shots on the wine...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 13th, 2021, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 15
Views: 1425

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos

I can't believe this thread didn't get more air time. Killer tasting, and something I've been wanting to do for a while. I have the 09 LdH, 17 Emidio Pepe cerrasuolo, Clos Cibonne, Tempier, and Cotat roses in the cellar. Am looking for Azienda Agricola and Ch. Simone, and L'anglore before it warms ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 13th, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed
Replies: 47
Views: 2151

Re: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed

Chris Blum wrote: January 12th, 2021, 6:22 am We do handwash our Berdardaud Christmas plates. They’re handpainted and they have this flat gold that might be real idk.
Yep, our China has a gold rim and I have to hand wash.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 13th, 2021, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Has Gone Berserko...
Replies: 44
Views: 3456

Re: UPS Has Gone Berserko...

Tom I actually live in Monroe Township, NJ and we don’t have a UPS warehouse in our town, so that’s a long time to be “in transit”!!! Perhaps a driver lives in town and is starting his own cellar. “Are there two Monroe townships in NJ? If you're in one of New Jersey's duplicate townships — either o...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 13th, 2021, 1:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?
Replies: 65
Views: 3181

Re: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?

No. Zaltos all the way for me. However I just ordered white and universal from one of the Zalto family members who went out on his own so stay tuned: https://us.josephinen.com/ Interested in your feedback on these, Robert. Coming from Zalto, I can imagine that the craftsmanship is good and there is...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 12th, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Burr Grinder Recommendation
Replies: 35
Views: 1253

Re: Burr Grinder Recommendation

I have the Baratza 270w, I’m really glad I payed up for the model. It’s just so easy...hit the button and it weighs your beans. Mine crapped out yesterday, 270wi. I was tardy with cleaning and ran some grindz to clean. It was too late, had to remove the burrs and clean it out. The display won’t lig...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 12th, 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Burr Grinder Recommendation
Replies: 35
Views: 1253

Re: Burr Grinder Recommendation

I have the Baratza 270w, I’m really glad I payed up for the model. It’s just so easy...hit the button and it weighs your beans. Mine crapped out yesterday, 270wi. I was tardy with cleaning and ran some grindz to clean. It was too late, had to remove the burrs and clean it out. The display won’t lig...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 11th, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock Zin MonteRosso '19...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: TN: Bedrock Zin MonteRosso '19...(short/boring)

Greg Gardner wrote: January 11th, 2021, 1:30 pm This was discussed recently - perhaps in a Vinous article on Monte Rosso - but there are a handful of non-Gallo wineries getting MR fruit now. Bedrock of course, plus Biale, Sbragia, Brown Estate, Gagnon-Kennedy, Limerick Lane, Turley, Mazzocco, Moscardini and Scribe.
You have have big hands.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 9th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?
Replies: 65
Views: 3181

Re: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?

I have and use the Bug Somm glasses. I find that of all the glasses I own, they are the most forgiving wine if there is any tiny flaw in the wine. I do prefer the sensory glasses to Zalto, but have to say that the price of all these does not compare to the Grassl, which is an easy, all-around favor...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 9th, 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?
Replies: 65
Views: 3181

Re: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?

Just ordered a 2-pack of the gold on Amazon. They will arrive tomorrow and I’ll use them tomorrow too. Thanks! It definitely does. The standard is 'fine' and i actually use those if we're entertaining (errr....used to entertain), but the Gold is a different level in regards to how thin the glass is...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 7th, 2021, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2385

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

Mee too Although I bought 66 bottles of 2019 That's double me lol I bought a good bit like I do every year, but I’m still not sure about the lifespan of these wines given the use of just the first-press juice. I suppose it doesn’t matter if you drink them young, when they are so delicious it’s hard...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 5th, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing Krug Bottles?
Replies: 36
Views: 2746

Re: Storing Krug Bottles?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: January 5th, 2021, 7:52 pm I just stick mags in vine vault boxes without inserts, 6 per box.
Translation flat 12 bottle boxes
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 5th, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2385

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: December 26th, 2020, 3:53 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 26th, 2020, 3:51 pm Only got a single bottle of this one...dance now or dance later?
I only bought 6 bottles of this and may go back for a full case worth.
I don’t see any in WS.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 5th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Primitivo sub $30
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Best Primitivo sub $30

Brent C l a y t o n wrote: January 5th, 2021, 6:30 pm Joseph,

Not to veer off too hard but if you like these kinds of wines you should also be exploring other wines of Campania, Calabria an Puglia, lots of variety with the local 'black' grapes that give similarly structured wines.
Name names
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 4th, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Primitivo sub $30
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Best Primitivo sub $30

I'm not really a big zin drinker tbh. I don't drink much zinfandel, so I can't give you many recommendations. My comments were more in line to help you get some more constructive recomendations from other berserkers. You do know that zinfandel and primitivo are the same grape varietal, right? Other...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 4th, 2021, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Others Don't...Chap 37
Replies: 27
Views: 2086

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Others Don't...Chap 37

David_K wrote: January 4th, 2021, 4:08 pm Not this again... you're 37 for 37 now in being the one who doesn't get it.
It’s like those Christmas letters you get every year from certain people that provide some of the best entertainment, unintentionally.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 4th, 2021, 5:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 241
Views: 15128

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

Abbie S. wrote: January 4th, 2021, 5:48 am I know this thread is about RCR, but what is the perfect wine match for Harbison? We have one in the cheese drawer that needs to be eaten.
Don’t they recommend a barrel aged wine? champagne.gif
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 4th, 2021, 5:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hand mixer recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Hand mixer recommendations?

Well, that's what I ordered on line yesterday. After traipsing to BB&B, Macy's and BJs and coming up empty. The only thing available was the Cuisinsart cordless EvolutionX which gets pretty horrific reviews online. Probably like trying to buy a bike or dumbbells. I’m surprised Arnold let you ou...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 4th, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

Re: TN: 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

Just popped another - and my last - bottle of this and, man, I wish I had bought more. This'll go the distance, too, if desired. I really get "Baby Bordeaux" vibes - the fruit quality is different, but the structure and overall harmony (along with just the fainest touch of green) is quite...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 2nd, 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Re: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif

Alan Rath wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 7:31 pm man, that's some kind of unicorn wine, never seen it, neither has wine searcher in the states. But it sounds very nice!
It’s a secret society.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 2nd, 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Older Champagne Best Enjoyed In A Flute?
Replies: 18
Views: 1400

Re: Is Older Champagne Best Enjoyed In A Flute?

Jeremy Holmes wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 3:07 pm I like them in a Zalto white Burg glass.
Is this a Land down under special edition? Or just the Zalto white wine glass?
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 2nd, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7612

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Markus S wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 5:59 pm Probably through summer.
Well, it’s not like you’re running short of sparklers.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 2nd, 2021, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 204
Views: 7612

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Dennis Atick wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 1:34 pm I held out until about 6pm on January 1st. Yay, me.
I’m a model of constraint, made it til 7.
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 2nd, 2021, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 298
Views: 20852

Re: Grassl Glassware

About to buy a new dishwasher. Any recommendations for grassl and zalto glasses? Thanks, We recently got a Miele which has been great for grassl and riedel somm series. Glasses some out perfectly. It has been a delight not to worry about hand washing glassware either after a meal or the next mornin...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 1st, 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabrage on a half bottle?
Replies: 20
Views: 1511

Re: Sabrage on a half bottle?

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: January 1st, 2021, 1:40 pm A couple of stills in lieu of any video:

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You’ve been training for 5 months?
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 1st, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4248

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

This has been my experience with Koehler-Ruprecht, too, but I have to say that the high rate of truly oxidized bottles I’ve opened has made me gun-shy about purchasing them in the future. What time-period are the wines you are drinking from? My experience with them was mostly in the 1980s. Did not ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 1st, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 298
Views: 20852

Re: Grassl Glassware

About to buy a new dishwasher. Any recommendations for grassl and zalto glasses? Thanks, We recently got a Miele which has been great for grassl and riedel somm series. Glasses some out perfectly. It has been a delight not to worry about hand washing glassware either after a meal or the next mornin...
by Tom G l a s g o w
January 1st, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Perignon vs 2008 Cristal
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: 2008 Dom Perignon vs 2008 Cristal

Thanks for the comparison! Noob question - do you pop and let it open up in the bottle of the glass? I don’t drink a lot of champagne but am opening an 08 Dom in a few weeks. Dan, some people will even decant Champgne to let it open up. I just open it up, leave it in the fridge, take it out for 30 ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 31st, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4248

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

For me, this topic reminds me similarly of Échelle des Crus. Fortunately, that system is dead. Broadening out to Howard's thought above, you end up with some 5 tiered gradation, which feels similarly subjective to Échelle des Crus. Example...I love Marie Courtin, Larmandier-Bernier, Vilmart, Mousse...
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 30th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Puzzle
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Tea Puzzle

Ron Slye wrote: December 27th, 2020, 1:37 pm I wonder if the lemon pieces, as opposed to lemon peel, have some of the bitter white between the pee and the fruit? That is all I can think of other than the ginger root hypothesis.
Cat pee or dog piss?

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