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by Robert M yers
January 14th, 2021, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 119
Views: 11382

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

I wouldn’t say it’s faulty by any stretch. You buy a kitchen sink blend aged in the sun and you go in expecting the idiosyncratic. Curry notes, green beans, thyme maybe, notes of Madeira. Poured it for a group of four, adventurous drinkers all, and it was basically sip, sip, drain. It wasn’t gross ...
by Robert M yers
January 14th, 2021, 9:28 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Saxum Magnums - 2007-10
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Re: Saxum Magnums - 2007-10

deadhorse 1 year bump

I have to hold the record for longest living sale. I’m always amazed that there is not interest in Such modest Markup, yet everyone is clamoring to get on the list [scratch.gif]
by Robert M yers
January 14th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 33
Views: 795

Re: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)

Flawed Poll, you can only make one selection. This. Tagalongs and Thin Mints. I can order 10 boxes of each; the least you can do is open the poll up to multiple choice. I've convinced myself that Jesus made Peloton to help me deal with my Girl Scout Cookie addiction. Ok have at it number one fan [r...
by Robert M yers
January 14th, 2021, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Groupon for Wine Spectator
Replies: 43
Views: 4107

Re: Groupon for Wine Spectator

$15 for 15 issues... saw this on the CT forum. https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-wine-spectator-magazine (help: groupon contact number ) Thanks for this. Nice deal If anybody wants it’s for free this is where I get mine from. https://www.rewardsurvey.com/ Answer a few questions and bingo. The select...
by Robert M yers
January 13th, 2021, 12:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Got the email form Robert Panzer regarding 2017 last 01/07, replied within less than 30 minutes but have not heard back at all. Usually Robert responds very quickly, maybe too many people ordered at the same time? [dontknow.gif] [dontknow.gif] He doesn’t sell based on response time like Envoyer and...
by Robert M yers
January 12th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Burr Grinder Recommendation
Replies: 32
Views: 1043

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.
by Robert M yers
January 12th, 2021, 7:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 33
Views: 795

Re: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)

Brian Tuite wrote: January 12th, 2021, 6:04 am Flawed Poll, you can only make one selection.

Mods, can we move this to the Curmudgeon Thread?
Brian,
You like them all? I’ll have my niece send you a text [rofl.gif]
by Robert M yers
January 12th, 2021, 4:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 33
Views: 795

Re: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)

None are worth the calories. I just write a check. How do I tell that to my niece [wink.gif] Buy some and give them away? Well it’s true I probably could do that these days. I used to get an adorable phone call With the sales pitch. These days it’s a text message with a link [head-bang.gif] (Not su...
by Robert M yers
January 11th, 2021, 11:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed
Replies: 44
Views: 1852

Re: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed

Did you try to research the Amazon? There are a lot of different good-quality dinnerware sets for low prices. You should not risk going to the store and getting COVID-19 from some fool who didn't want to wear a mask... A lot of fancy dinner wear is not dishwasher safe, so be sure to get a dishwashe...
by Robert M yers
January 11th, 2021, 9:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 33
Views: 795

Re: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)

PeterH wrote: January 11th, 2021, 9:27 pm None are worth the calories. I just write a check.
How do I tell that to my niece [wink.gif]
by Robert M yers
January 11th, 2021, 8:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4104
Views: 233882

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Nice. Good to know, Guys. Is the Special Reserve even worth drinking by itself? I didn't do enough research when I was in the store, and now I have buyer's remorse. The SR was $79, the Antique $99, both OTD. Don’t do that...I’ll ship you some. If you like them Pm me and I’ll send/trade you at Retai...
by Robert M yers
January 11th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)
Replies: 33
Views: 795

Do you like any Girl Scout cookies? (Poll Added)

Just got the notice and of course buy them for support of the scout in the family.
The first year I donated them back, but last year I bought the whole range but the only ones I went back to were the Samoa and Lemon. Thinking of going all Samoa (or donating again). What’s everyone’s choice.
by Robert M yers
January 11th, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4113

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Makes sense, I guess that what the direct importers we buy from are doing everyday. Boots on the ground finding the undiscovered gems.
by Robert M yers
January 11th, 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4113

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Dan, are you suggesting that even in this heavily trafficked region by the critics that there are truly great undiscovered wines in the Wild? In one sense I find that quite exciting, but also hard to believe that the effort would be a worthwhile pursuit?
by Robert M yers
January 2nd, 2021, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1972 Xavier Vignon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Xavier Cuvée 1972
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: TN: 1972 Xavier Vignon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Xavier Cuvée 1972

72 is such a maligned year (my birth year). But it seems I always see outliers as time goes on...
by Robert M yers
December 31st, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3595

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

alan weinberg wrote: December 31st, 2020, 10:08 am 1996 Salon
Would love to see the impression of this as I have one last bottle I’m holding and the only one I really aged.

For us it will be

2014 UltraMarine - not sure which one yet
Krug 164

If we “need” more then Definitely a Laherte
by Robert M yers
December 29th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Crush (Vas-y Coupe!) - Selosse documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Wine Crush (Vas-y Coupe!) - Selosse documentary

Yes was an interesting documentary, what a group of pickers he has and to maintain the same guys for so many years. How about Selosse’s personal cellar, that was interesting...were those really just bottles scattered all around the floor?
by Robert M yers
December 28th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Hmmm, I remember the wine being just ok, not flawed just lackluster...muted? Maybe my mind is tainted from the discussion? Even if the wine is sound I kind of feel (maybe I shouldn’t) like what’s in the bottle may not be what was intended. Hard to know as I don’t think we ever got the final story. I...
by Robert M yers
December 28th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2138

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Can I exchange my bottles of 15 for 17? I am glad to hear that they sound back on track, but seriously not sure whether I jump back in after that thousand dollar 2015 fiasco.
by Robert M yers
December 28th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 620
Views: 37994

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

102 brats [rofl.gif]
That is great stuff.
by Robert M yers
December 24th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Chimere
Replies: 19
Views: 1425

Re: 2018 Chimere

Jim Clary wrote: December 24th, 2020, 7:25 am Must be a lot of passes on this one, as I got my wish list request fir a second bottle.
I’m just going to tell myself that now you have my allocation Jim , Enjoy!
by Robert M yers
December 24th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: SQN Tectumque
Replies: 1
Views: 456

TN: SQN Tectumque

Generally I’m not a huge fan oF the SQN white wines. I always find pleasure in the deft at which they are crafted but typically I find them a bit too ripe/viscous/alcohol ect. My wife absolutely loves them though, so tonight we poured a bottle of the Tectumque for the first time. I could tell by the...
by Robert M yers
December 23rd, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Piquette - anything interesting out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Piquette - anything interesting out there?

I was just reading about this wine style the other Day and it’s possibilities (fresh and low alcohol) have piqued my interest. Is anybody making a solid version Worth checking out? I’d appreciate any general knowledge of the style and production as well as it’s something that I can’t say I’ve ever s...
by Robert M yers
December 23rd, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stony Hill Sold.....Again?!
Replies: 51
Views: 4555

Re: Stony Hill Sold.....Again?!

Just got this too. Not feeling too good about it. Hope the "legacy" doesn't become what everybody else does with Napa Chardonnay. Everybody? There are a wealth of styles out there. I hope Stony Hill remains Stony Hill as well, but to imply that all other Napa Chardonnay is of a single sty...
by Robert M yers
December 23rd, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4104
Views: 233882

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I’ve been eyeing that bottle for a year Leonard, Sounds like I should probably just buy it. Just couldn’t wrap my head around $75 Jack. It seems to me spirits are the new craft beer. People who were chasing all the variants in beer have become bored wiTh what’s essentially the same pastry stout Unde...
by Robert M yers
December 23rd, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
Replies: 46
Views: 2476

Re: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine

Thread caused me to buy 6 x 2019 Val Vilaine pre-arrival From Sommpicks and 4 x 2013 Bechalin. Expensive night!
by Robert M yers
December 23rd, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova's countertop combi steam oven is out
Replies: 95
Views: 5850

Re: Anova's countertop combi steam oven is out

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote: December 23rd, 2020, 3:47 pm
Robert M yers wrote: December 23rd, 2020, 3:09 pm Does anybody have any thoughts on reheating fried chicken?
Let it warm to room temp, then 350-400F/0% steam/Rear heat/full convection on a wire rack for 10-15min or until crisp.
Thanks Kevin, I was hoping you’d chime in!
by Robert M yers
December 23rd, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mod selection champagne
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Mod selection champagne

If anyone wants to try this off the clearance rack. Not sure I can pull the lever even @$50? Almost tempted though...I’ve never known baller status. Couldn’t tell if it has any merits Besides the fancy bottle from Brad’s comments. https://craftcurd.com/products/mod-selection-brut-reserve-champagne-n...
by Robert M yers
December 23rd, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anova's countertop combi steam oven is out
Replies: 95
Views: 5850

Re: Anova's countertop combi steam oven is out

Does anybody have any thoughts on reheating fried chicken?
by Robert M yers
December 23rd, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under-the-radar winery for those with a high tolerance for brett
Replies: 17
Views: 1443

Re: Under-the-radar winery for those with a high tolerance for brett

But really - what a bunch of hysteria. The guy found an unused area at work. The seized quantity totals a single barrel's worth. The room looks clean. Everything up off the floor in crates and on shelves he built. Nothing stolen. No evidence of selling. The hints of it being unclean, while certainl...
by Robert M yers
December 23rd, 2020, 12:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Laherte Rose de Meunier
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Re: TN: Laherte Rose de Meunier

Rosé de Meunier Extra Brut - This has become my absolute favorite Rose for the past two years. Just crazy good for the modest cost. I just don’t know how they pack so much fruit into the package while still maintaining a sleek profile with plenty enough acid to hold it together. The balance here is...
by Robert M yers
December 22nd, 2020, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15270
Views: 779500

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2013 Cedric Bouchard Bechalin
by Robert M yers
December 22nd, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine
Replies: 46
Views: 2476

Re: TN: Cedric Bouchard Val Vilaine

Thanks for the report William. I've ordered a bunch of the '18s already, glad to hear I chose wisely! drank one over the weekend. Panzer import. A little lean but enjoyable. Alan, did you decant? A bottle a couple months ago only opened up after about an hour in the decanter. Adding richness and te...
by Robert M yers
December 22nd, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 7991
Views: 554489

Re: de Negoce offer

Does anyone know if the DeNegoce is sourced from the same vineyards CHwines sourced from? I’m curious if #70 is from the same Chehalem Mtn source as CH Lot 677. If so, I’m going to a side by side of them once 70 matures and is out of bottle shock. Did anyone do a sleuthing of the sources of the CH ...
by Robert M yers
December 22nd, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Fried eggs
Replies: 40
Views: 1293

Re: Fried eggs

Cooked in the grease after bacon or sausage is my wAy to go too. There’s no way to make that look pretty, but come on that’s flavor! Cooked whites are fine I guess, but is there any more neutral of a food without something added?
by Robert M yers
December 22nd, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under-the-radar winery for those with a high tolerance for brett
Replies: 17
Views: 1443

Re: Under-the-radar winery for those with a high tolerance for brett

Need an official judgement. I’ve heard about a large fence around the property, Does this classify as a Monopole?
by Robert M yers
December 22nd, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa old guard vs. new guard
Replies: 33
Views: 3440

Re: Napa old guard vs. new guard

I haven’t had one in years but I’d throw Seavey out There as another in the style.
by Robert M yers
December 20th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Laherte Rose de Meunier
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

TN: Laherte Rose de Meunier

Rosé de Meunier Extra Brut - This has become my absolute favorite Rose for the past two years. Just crazy good for the modest cost. I just don’t know how they pack so much fruit into the package while still maintaining a sleek profile with plenty enough acid to hold it together. The balance here is ...
by Robert M yers
December 20th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I swear they put Mustard in the bottle.
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: I swear they put Mustard in the bottle.

Markus S wrote: December 20th, 2020, 8:44 am Maybe they were eating knockwurst when bottling and the condiments got too close to the bottling line??
Ha, sounds like a Seinfeld episode plot. [rofl.gif]
by Robert M yers
December 20th, 2020, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I swear they put Mustard in the bottle.
Replies: 7
Views: 825

I swear they put Mustard in the bottle.

Has a wine ever only had an odd overwhelming one note taste or smell in a particular wine? I’ve never encountered this before but when we opened up a bottle of 2018 Enderle & Moll Müller-Thurgau Muller, all I could decipher from the nose and palate was Mustard! It’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever ...
by Robert M yers
December 19th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4104
Views: 233882

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Ran across some Makers Mark SE4 x PR5...has anybody had it yet? Worth a shot for $60?
by Robert M yers
December 19th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6829

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

Barge and Billon.

Of course in the past we would say Benetiere but the domaine seems to be having some unanswered questions with recent vintages.
by Robert M yers
December 18th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Got a Hankering for a Wurst sampler?
Replies: 20
Views: 978

Re: Got a Hankering for a Wurst sampler?

http://unionporkstore.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=34_44 Order up. Anything with a zero dollar price they will call to confirm amount and price I’m a sucker for sausage, so I put in an order for a bunch of unique stuff I don’t see around here. We have lots of great Eastern European...
by Robert M yers
December 16th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year
Replies: 44
Views: 3585

Re: Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of the Year

[rofl.gif] That’s something you don’t see everyday the 95th wine scored 100
by Robert M yers
December 16th, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4104
Views: 233882

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Any idea why Willett isn’t producing quantities of older bourbon yet? It seems like I was buying two and 3 year 8 years ago. Shouldn’t they have a stash of approaching 10 yr now? We don’t get it at all in Ohio, so I’m not in that loop but my stash of those early releases is now down to 1/2 bottle s...
by Robert M yers
December 15th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 118
Views: 7468

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

It sounds like he does this with his regular customers in a good faith attempt to give them something “better” When his inventory is screwed up. I’m sure that’s nice in some situations where a wine is not needed for a specific purpose. But what if YLee wanted these two bottles to taste side by side ...
by Robert M yers
December 15th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4104
Views: 233882

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Any idea why Willett isn’t producing quantities of older bourbon yet? It seems like I was buying two and 3 year 8 years ago. Shouldn’t they have a stash of approaching 10 yr now? We don’t get it at all in Ohio, so I’m not in that loop but my stash of those early releases is now down to 1/2 bottle so...
by Robert M yers
December 15th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Crush (Vas-y Coupe!) - Selosse documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Wine Crush (Vas-y Coupe!) - Selosse documentary

I just ran across what looks like a cool documentary around the harvest and crew at A. Selosse. I haven’t had a chance to watch it but hope to tonight. Has anybody seen it yet? I don’t see a free streamer but it looks like Amazon and Apple have it. https://www.amazon.com/Crush-Vas-y-Coupe-Anselme-Se...
by Robert M yers
December 14th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: New Chimere release.
Replies: 0
Views: 266

New Chimere release.

I decided I Can’t do it this year. Cost + a bottle of champagne...either you mail me your unique impress me choice or $50 for a bottle of my current fav Laherte Rose. It’s expensive b/c they don’t ship to Ohio direct so I have to use a 3rd party shipper too. If I remember correctly it’s like Mid $70...
by Robert M yers
December 12th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4524

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

How do they get the wine into those wide mouth bottles without oxygen Being a concern? Sounds incredible and I would have loved to partake but had to work. For me it wouldnt even have to be live. Just send me the samples and the recording of the live tasting And I’d bite even now probably. I’m surpr...

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