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by dteng
June 30th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2327

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

Which auctions does WMJ cover? Are mere mortals allowed in all of them? I ask because sometimes I see bottles I paid a fair amount for (at retail or for back-vintage) go for much less in the auction market, but it doesn't say which auction or when. I would love to get in on some of them though. I t...
by dteng
June 12th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Covid and corkage
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: Covid and corkage

We celebrated restaurants opening in Central Oregon by splurging on a nice dinner. I'm not sure if it was just their policy or Oregon mandate but they were not allowing people to bring their own bottles. We ended up with cocktails and a glass of wine opposed to a bottle because their prices were st...
by dteng
June 7th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GERD and Champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 819

Re: GERD and Champagne

Anyone else at home have heartburn?
If so, might want to ask your doctor about getting tested for H Pylori.
by dteng
May 10th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 448
Views: 28812

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Hangers sold out!! 🤖🥺
by dteng
May 8th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 448
Views: 28812

Re: Another Flannery PSA

How are y’all cooking the tri tip?
by dteng
May 6th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11915

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

To me, KL auction inventory looks low.
For example, Burgs today are sitting at only 27 lots (usually 60-120 lots), and most are Rousseau, Dujac etc with either 1 bid or none.

Perhaps the auctions are softening?
Not sure.
by dteng
May 3rd, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Henri Boillot Clos de la Mouchere
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: TN: 2012 Henri Boillot Clos de la Mouchere

Boillot boy, you’re making it hard for me to stay on my wine buying hiatus...
Have some at my retailer...
by dteng
May 3rd, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 1381

Re: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida

If he’s drinking Columbia Crest, I’d buy him a Woodward Canyon, and some Benadryl.
by dteng
May 1st, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 448
Views: 28812

Re: Another Flannery PSA

So I guess no difference in cooking Flannery tri tips versus others...
by dteng
May 1st, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour - Go big or go home
Replies: 62
Views: 2436

Re: Flour - we’re paying far too much

George Hejna wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 12:51 pm
The more you buy the more you save! :)

George
You’ll buy so much you’ll go broke saving so much!
by dteng
May 1st, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 448
Views: 28812

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Soooooo...
Any tips on cooking this Flannery tri tip?
I usually sous vide Costco tri tip, then finish on the grill, but not sure if this grills differently.

Side note - Manresa’s take out menu tomorrow is Flannery ribeye for two!
by dteng
April 30th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Banana Bread
Replies: 26
Views: 1361

Re: Best Banana Bread

[drinkers.gif]
Brian Tuite wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Michael O'Brien wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Where are the chocolate chips. I don't eat no banana bread without chocolate chips flirtysmile
That’s just wrong.

Where are the nuts?
On Wineberserker! [snort.gif]
by dteng
April 28th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 448
Views: 28812

Re: Another Flannery PSA

cjsavino wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 2:42 pm
California reserve trip-tip’s on sale, 20% off
Sigh.
I put a hold on wine buying for now.
But Flannery tri tip?!
This is considered essential... 😅

So I generally SV tri tip and finish on grill...
Are these treated different coming from Flannery?
by dteng
April 25th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Trump Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 32
Views: 1985

Re: TN: 2016 Trump Cabernet Sauvignon

Is it anything like Kool Aid? newhere
by dteng
April 23rd, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Am I Buying Wine?
Replies: 42
Views: 2563

Re: Why Am I Buying Wine?

I think we’re all buying wines because we are holed up with an iPad in our face and we want some comfort and gratification. I noticed auctions were soft early in the shelter in place, but then it went bonkers. People paying stupid money, so I bailed for now. As far as drinking, what better time to o...
by dteng
April 22nd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Sub-$100 White Burg
Replies: 72
Views: 4490

Re: Best Sub-$100 White Burg

Rob Michaels wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 8:54 am
Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 8:08 pm
3) Walter Scott Ex Novo
I see what you did here.... and I agree. Plus, well under $100 and no tariffs.
...and free shipping and no tax and 10% off case... [worship.gif]
by dteng
April 21st, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1593
Views: 84931

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Looks tasty Gene!

You musta had the noodle dream! 😂

I made massamam chicken for the first time. Surprised how easy (and tasty) it was.
by dteng
April 17th, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 63
Views: 3009

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

Wife also tracking your shipment, and decides to leave precisely when it gets there to make you think you won...as she deviously hides her Jimmy Choo shoe purchases...

So who won again?
by dteng
April 17th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Priceline - Beware
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: Priceline - Beware

Because of the Coronavirus situation, my mother and I had to cancel our February trip to San Francisco. When we booked our flights and hotel in November, this scenario seemed very unlikely. United kindly refunded in full our first-class tickets, despite being ostensibly non-refundable. Priceline wo...
by dteng
April 8th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoker - what to purchase?
Replies: 133
Views: 5515

Re: Smoker - what to purchase?

I’m a big fan of CookShack too...set it and forget it. Uses real wood chunks, no pellets. Stainless steel, made in USA, solid. So for long smokes like brisket, I just set temp, then go to sleep, and wake up the next day with it almost done. Usually pull out of smoker around noon, and wrap in aluminu...
by dteng
April 8th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1593
Views: 84931

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Sous vide pork chops grilled over lump hardwood w chimichurri, grilled sweet onion, sautéed baby bok choy and roasted garlic potatoes...
by dteng
March 31st, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 1504

Re: Mt Whitney advice and training - stair stepper advice?

I heard they also release a number of limited permits a couple days in advance. As others have said, conditioning at altitude will be the main issue. I went to Sonora pass a couple times (PCT trailhead starts at 9600 ft elev) last summer to ‘train’ for an 18 mile hike in Ansel Adams wilderness near ...
by dteng
March 29th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L Website Down
Replies: 12
Views: 1865

Re: K&L Website Down

It’s back up but I can’t sign in...
by dteng
March 28th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2255
Views: 192629

Re: Steak Porn

Little bit of both hanger and NYstrip from Flannery...

Sorry about the healthy stuff on the plate...
by dteng
March 27th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16485

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

I’ve noticed some definite change online for K&L auctions...got a couple lots uncontested, which surprised me.
by dteng
March 24th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13994
Views: 680985

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

84 Dunn Napa cab x 3
by dteng
March 24th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 448
Views: 28812

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Betty C wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 12:27 am
I had a 100-day Flannery ribeye for my birthday. I couldn’t stop eating long enough to take a picture and inhaled most of it in record time. I hope they have these again in the future!
Whoa 100 day!
Wasn’t too funky?
by dteng
March 22nd, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24798

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Nola, They completely revamped their website after the breach, so I’d be really surprised if it was from Flannery. As everyone knows, Bryan runs a top notch customer service based business...got my 8+8 NY strips this past week. They also helped me manage a freezer failure issue when I got back from ...
by dteng
March 18th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1439

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

Has the style of Togni changed this past decade or still like in the 90’s?
He is one of my favorite producers in Cali.
by dteng
March 15th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Ok - I’m going to declare this 3/24 OL officially postponed.

We should definitely go there when the time is right.
...as long as they’re still open... 😬
by dteng
March 15th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Larry, I would postpone - if you don’t, they will likely be calling you.
However, if you need follow up labs, I would get that done.

Robert, as I said, I can keep the list going if some want to still go.
Smaller group would be better anyway.
But every person needs to decide for themselves.
by dteng
March 15th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Hey All, I think we should seriously consider cancelling this event. I’m very conflicted, because I know that small businesses like this need us, esp in these moments. But, being in the medical field, and working at Kaiser, I can’t justify safely participating. As it stands, we get daily projections...
by dteng
March 15th, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

I’ll maintain the list for those who still want to attend.
I’m leaning toward cancelling as well.
But I think Daniel needs to tell the owner that people may be bailing, and that we may very well cancel this entirely.
by dteng
March 14th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Robert, Art,
I put you guys on wait.
We’ll keep this OL as planned.
Please - if anyone develops any symptoms, even mild cold symptoms, even if you’re not that sick, please let me know and remove yourself from this event.
by dteng
March 13th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Just want to get some thoughts - while this is not a gathering of 250 or more...do we still want to keep the 24th dinner or postpone, in light of covid dix-neuf?
by dteng
March 13th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Aw George, thanks.
But I’m really just one of the group.
And we have a good bunch, we stick together like glue, well maybe you’re more like silly putty.
by dteng
March 9th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Larry Stein wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 7:51 am
Well f*ck, I came down with a cold on Saturday and still have it. Sorry for the late notice, but I'm going to have to bail on tonight's event. Or I can dine alone at one of the 6 foot tables outside.
Oh no!
Did you eat Chinese food or drink Corona beer?
by dteng
March 9th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Umm honestly, I was gonna bring something over $50. This is an area that gets tricky - I think really the main thing is bring something fun that you want to try and to share. I get price guidelines, but any guideline or theme we’ve ever had has been pretty loose. I will violate my suggestion as wel...
by dteng
March 9th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

I think the 6 foot tall tables are outside.
by dteng
March 8th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Umm honestly, I was gonna bring something over $50.
This is an area that gets tricky - I think really the main thing is bring something fun that you want to try and to share.
I get price guidelines, but any guideline or theme we’ve ever had has been pretty loose.
by dteng
March 8th, 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Oh yah - we’ve always started at 6:30.
by dteng
March 5th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

I was gonna bring a couple bottles blind.
As you guys know, I’m always up for a theme.
But our history has been, “theme or whatever”...
so all good.
by dteng
March 4th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

We are confirmed for 12 on the 24th at Gintei. I'm going there on Friday, I will ask about 16. We will need to bring glasses, but that's probably already obvious. I'll work on the menu with them Friday and provide a draft. Probably will look like: Otsumami - starters Sashimi course Selection of nig...
by dteng
March 2nd, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 2408

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

Young damn whippersnappers better watch out for me and my smoldering walker
by dteng
March 2nd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Ok so we’re over max for Solé and will need to start a wait list...and maybe for Gintei as well.

Daniel, have you confirmed Gintei and number of seats?
by dteng
February 29th, 2020, 11:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 2408

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

So I pulled the trigger on this one...
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by dteng
February 28th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 2408

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

Sure Alan.
I’ll take them off your hands, thanks!!
Maybe bring to our next dinner at Solé?
by dteng
February 27th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

They can host us for 12, I can ask about 16. Btw, what budget are people comfortable with? I’ll have to sit down with them and come up with a menu with the chef. I’m thinking around $$75. Would that be all-in and inclusive of generous tip? It’s about that at Yuzu. Just as an FYI - I can’t eat shrim...
by dteng
February 27th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

I updated the lists...
We’re at 13, 15 with the +1’s.
Please let me know if I left you out.
(it might’ve been on purpose 😈)
by dteng
February 27th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 5056

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23/24

Ok Solé secured for the 9th.

Daniel, I added you to the list 😅... let me know ASAP.
If this won’t work, we can do Yuzu.
I will switch second OL to 24th, Tuesday.

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