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by Paul Miller
October 14th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 77
Views: 3285

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Paul Jaouen wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 1:19 pm
I buy my cooking wine at Trader Joe’s. It is satisfactory and cheap.
Me too!
We get the 4-packs of Sutter Home, or whatever else the grocery store has.
by Paul Miller
October 12th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2938
Views: 196573

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Monte Rosso Zin
Dark ruby color. Some earth and flowers on nose. Raspberry, bramble fruit, some black fruit. Some pepper, baking spice, leather, wood. Nice balance. In a good place.
by Paul Miller
October 12th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4707

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

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. Just opened my case, and the bottoms of the styrofoam had broken, and bottles were...
by Paul Miller
October 12th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4707

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

JeremyMullman wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 6:56 am
Got my shipment yesterday in Illinois, a day earlier than tracking predicted.

Anyone crack an OVZ yet?
Got mine today.
by Paul Miller
October 5th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few early 2019 wines from Wyncroft/Marland (Michigan)
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: A few early 2019 wines from Wyncroft/Marland (Michigan)

Next trip up through Michigan, I will try to stop there. Thanks for the notes.
by Paul Miller
October 5th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For those of you with a delusional view of the "Good Old Days" . . .
Replies: 41
Views: 2315

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

NED VALOIS wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 8:54 am
Cold Duck, Wild Irish Rose, & Lancers Rose !
Now we're talking. Just need to add Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill and Wiederkehr Alpine Rose.
by Paul Miller
October 4th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traverse City Area
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Re: Traverse City Area

Day-2 Side note: First two mornings we ate at a place called Green House Cafe. Looks like a small town diner. Great for breakfast. Friends recommended the place. They ate there for lunch and had a Reuben with a cherry sauerkraut that they loved. It's right in the middle of the main shopping street. ...
by Paul Miller
October 3rd, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traverse City Area
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Re: Traverse City Area

Just got back from the area a couple of days ago. We drove up on Monday and returned Thursday. Quick trip - just 3 nights in a hotel. From Chicago, we drove through Grand Rapids and up 131. Rained all the way until TC. The further north we got, the better the leaves... until we got close to Traverse...
by Paul Miller
September 26th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 1055

Re: Another Best Pizza List

I don't understand the love for Pequods in Chicago, but it seems to be a pizza people either love or hate. count me in the Pequods fan club. but im curious: is it PEQUODS style chicago pizza you dont get or chicago style in general? Their version of it, or any of their pizzas. I don't like the burn...
by Paul Miller
September 26th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Grigio — is it ever the best choice?
Replies: 57
Views: 2069

Re: Pinot Grigio — is it ever the best choice?

Popped and poured this wine last night. Met one of the family members a few years ago at Binny's, and she signed the bottle. Was heavier, thicker, and more sweet than I expected. Bordering on a dessert wine. Paired it with Thai, but was overpowering. Aside from the food pairing, the wine was delicio...
by Paul Miller
September 21st, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3987

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

Made my first order. Had a few Mourvedres in restaurants, so looking forward to trying some different ones.
by Paul Miller
September 18th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barrel furniture
Replies: 30
Views: 995

Re: Barrel furniture

The last time we did Sonoma, there were a couple of wineries that had some really nice furniture.
by Paul Miller
September 18th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 1055

Re: Another Best Pizza List

I don't understand the love for Pequods in Chicago, but it seems to be a pizza people either love or hate.
by Paul Miller
September 14th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traverse City Area
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Re: Traverse City Area

Paul, I don't think LFC serves dinner, but it is right next to Stella which is can't miss in TC. Not on your list, but Poppycocks in TC has pretty good food - not at Cooks House level, but we had a really good meal here about a month ago (also went to La Becasse but that is a decent drive from TC. ...
by Paul Miller
September 14th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traverse City Area
Replies: 25
Views: 1142

Re: Traverse City Area

[Edit:] I'm keeping this updated as we go along, and with any new thoughts. We're going up there the end of the month, but it will be our first time. We're leaving Monday morning and returning on Thursday. Enough time? This existing thread was helpful: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic...
by Paul Miller
September 8th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9875

Re: Fires-Oregon

Yes. Be safe.
by Paul Miller
August 31st, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need some great tomato recipes
Replies: 42
Views: 1161

Re: Help - I need some great tomato recipes

We made a tomato pie tonight that sucked big time. But the wine was good.
by Paul Miller
August 31st, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 34
Views: 2670

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

Order in
by Paul Miller
August 26th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 52
Views: 4182

Re: Sojourn Cellars

2010 Sojourn Cab, Georges III, Rutherford
Singing. Very smooth, almost an easy quaff! [wow.gif] Red fruits up front, but then moved to more of the tart fruits towards to end, like cranberry. Lots of spice and cinnamon. Chocolate had dissipated. At a good point, but could hold another year or so.
by Paul Miller
August 25th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley 2018 Fall Release
Replies: 34
Views: 2670

Re: Turley 2018 Fall Release

When did Turley go to Waves? I'm August 31 as well, and been ordering from them for years. I guess even though I order every time, I don't order enough?
by Paul Miller
August 19th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Grigio — is it ever the best choice?
Replies: 57
Views: 2069

Re: Pinot Grigio — is it ever the best choice?

We go through this like water. Great with Thai sitting outside watching the Cubs.

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by Paul Miller
August 19th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 48
Views: 2094

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

TimF wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 9:13 am
Hey honey, I'm going out to buy a bag of dirt.

[wow.gif]

I love it.
River Valley Ranch Mushrooms
https://rvrvalley.com/rvr-mushrooms
by Paul Miller
August 19th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 48
Views: 2094

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

TimF wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 8:51 am
Have any of you tried to grow your own?
I have friends that are doing so. Someone locally sells you a bag to hang in a dark, cool area. They've been pleased. I can find out where they get theirs here in Chicago.
by Paul Miller
August 14th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14635
Views: 726741

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Found 2014 Scherrer Alexander Valley Zin on sale at Whole Foods
by Paul Miller
August 14th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?
Replies: 98
Views: 5668

Re: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?

Let me know when she lands her VP helicopter at Screaming Eagle
by Paul Miller
August 10th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 52
Views: 4182

Re: Sojourn Cellars

Popped and poured a 2008 Sojourn Cabernet Sauvignon Proprietary Cuvée last night. We've been spending a lot of Covid-days time in the yard. We've been cooking A LOT on the grill - mostly pizzas - and drinking A LOT of wine, and also watching A LOT of videos. Last night was the free Elton John concer...
by Paul Miller
August 7th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world's most expensive wines- from Wine Searcher
Replies: 41
Views: 2359

Re: The world's most expensive wines- from Wine Searcher

Sorry. Couldn’t resist. Today’s comic.
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by Paul Miller
July 31st, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fog and Wind Wines on Casemates - Sojourn Cellars?
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Fog and Wind Wines on Casemates - Sojourn Cellars?

The current wines are $50
by Paul Miller
July 28th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 45092

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

TWO decided to temporarily close. Said at this level it wasn’t practical. They hope to reopen when they can allow more diners.
by Paul Miller
July 26th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle

Adam Frisch wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 10:24 am
Thanks!

Paul - good to hear! Did you serve it blind or was there just general Mission head scratching? [cheers.gif]
I told them what it was and shared the SF Chron article. I think they were predisposed to judge the varietal, but were pleasantly surprised.
by Paul Miller
July 26th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle

Paul Miller wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Have friends coming over for dinner tomorrow night, and I had already pulled the Mission to serve.
Popped and poured last night. When I introduced the wine, there was head scratching. But it turned out to be a real crowd pleaser.
by Paul Miller
July 25th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Sippin' Mezcal Recs
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Sippin' Mezcal Recs

Interested as well
by Paul Miller
July 24th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Real Tribidrag??
Replies: 27
Views: 1481

Re: First Real Tribidrag??

Interesting history
by Paul Miller
July 24th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle

Have friends coming over for dinner tomorrow night, and I had already pulled the Mission to serve.
by Paul Miller
July 24th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14635
Views: 726741

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Just ordered Carlisle and Bedrock
by Paul Miller
July 24th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle

Ugh. Behind a paywall.
by Paul Miller
July 24th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago classic: Italian beef sandwich, with giardiniera
Replies: 20
Views: 1479

Re: Chicago classic: Italian beef sandwich, with giardiniera

I like mine “wet.” Damn near impossible to eat. And I like giardiniera, but make sure to capture enough of the oil so that you dread tomorrow. We use the oil as a flavor enhancement to other foods, such as scrambled eggs.
by Paul Miller
July 23rd, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 427
Views: 38696

Re: Your Gin?

Not really the kind of gin we’re talking about, but I bought this today. Had a few samples last winter, but didn’t want to commit to a full bottle. Found a small bottle today. Need to figure out how to use it, besides aperitif.

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by Paul Miller
July 23rd, 2020, 7:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An Evolution of Pesto
Replies: 17
Views: 1427

Re: An Evolution of Pesto

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We made pesto the other night using basil from the garden. But my family has pecan trees on the farm, and we always use those instead of pine nuts.
by Paul Miller
July 22nd, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1674
Views: 90261

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Homemade pesto, fresh salad, homemade pizza using the pesto
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by Paul Miller
July 22nd, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?
Replies: 103
Views: 3170

Re: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?

john stimson wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 1:19 pm
When this thread is finished, maybe we can revisit topics questioning whether wine glass shape or size makes any difference, or whether giving a wine air, or decanting, improves a wine..........
And what about Bottle Shock? Has that been discussed?
by Paul Miller
July 22nd, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?
Replies: 103
Views: 3170

Re: So how long do you let shipped wine "settle"?

The folk myth that won't die. Do you let your groceries "settle" for a few days due to travel shock? The idea that physical movement or agitation will affect the chemical composition (and therefore gustatory qualities) of wine or any food is just silly. Then, after they "settle," what happens? The ...
by Paul Miller
July 21st, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 811
Views: 45092

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Running list: Chicago-area restaurants closed permanently due to coronavirus pandemic economic woes

https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavi ... story.html
by Paul Miller
July 15th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?
Replies: 57
Views: 1696

Re: What is the first wine you will give your son/daughter?

Most of us started with Boones Farm, Mateus, Blue Nun, and we turned out ok.
by Paul Miller
July 13th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12412
Views: 479576

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Down to my last couple of bottles from my Crushpad days.

2007 Tasot, SC Pinot (Gap’s Crown)

Paired with homemade, grilled pizza.
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