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by Brian Tuite
August 10th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 434
Views: 33078

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Myriad Cellars Syrah Halcon Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Yorkville Highlands (4/9/2016) Gave this about 4 hours of slow ox, then into decanter for another 10 hours. Drank alongside a '14 Quivet Las Madres (Hulda). This was the "frutier" of the two, but in no sense a fruit bomb - ju...
by Brian Tuite
August 9th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
August 9th, 2020, 6:38 am
Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 4:05 pm
The Flannery NYers don’t have much far pretty closely trimmed. I just seat the edge first to get a little rendering.
You need to reverse you R and T keys.
At least I don’t need to buy a vowel.
Or a consonant.
by Brian Tuite
August 9th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 4:05 pm
The Flannery NYers don’t have much far pretty closely trimmed. I just seat the edge first to get a little rendering.
You need to reverse you R and T keys.
by Brian Tuite
August 9th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I came home from work today and my Wife says: “We’re having steak tonight, I bought a small one for me and Taylor (our Granddaughter) and I pulled one out of the freezer for you. [swoon.gif] FC6FA4A6-0C30-4C8D-A3E8-13235143E1A5.jpeg I put it back in the freeze and pulled a Hanger instead. Asian mar...
by Brian Tuite
August 9th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I came home from work today and my Wife says: “We’re having steak tonight, I bought a small one for me and Taylor (our Granddaughter) and I pulled one out of the freezer for you. [swoon.gif] FC6FA4A6-0C30-4C8D-A3E8-13235143E1A5.jpeg I put it back in the freeze and pulled a Hanger instead. Asian mar...
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

alan weinberg wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 7:53 pm
turned on the Weber every minute or so for 8-1/2 minutes.182CC48B-5F50-4A1E-98CD-BCAD92410E57.jpeg
cant you just leave the grill on? Hahaha.
[snort.gif]
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186752

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

18 Old Vines, my yearly cellar defender is just delish!
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I came home from work today and my Wife says: “We’re having steak tonight, I bought a small one for me and Taylor (our Granddaughter) and I pulled one out of the freezer for you. [swoon.gif] FC6FA4A6-0C30-4C8D-A3E8-13235143E1A5.jpeg I put it back in the freeze and pulled a Hanger instead. Asian mari...
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acidification of Pinot Noir
Replies: 45
Views: 2187

Re: Acidification of Pinot Noir

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Mel Knox wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Many many moons ago Kevin Harvey said something that stuck with me. To paraphrase: Whenever you start to generalize about red Burgundy, American pinot noir, and the people who make them, you will make a misteak.
I have no beef with that. [snort.gif]
I see what you did there.
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acidification of Pinot Noir
Replies: 45
Views: 2187

Re: Acidification of Pinot Noir

Over-added acid hits front of your tongue and feels like tannins but tannins are picked up in the rear of the tongue and on the mid-palate. It’s easy to pick up acid adds in Cabs that produce that sensation.
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Chris Blum wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 4:59 pm
UPDATE: Bryan fixed it lickety split. We’re not sure why the order didn’t populate on their shipping calendar.

Birthday dinner is saved. [thumbs-up.gif]
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by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Bryan left his cell # here once. Check his posts.
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not enjoying wine at the moment.
Replies: 51
Views: 2259

Re: Not enjoying wine at the moment.

Maybe it is just me, but I am not having any fun or enjoyment from wine right now. I have taste and am not ill, just not getting pleasure. Pretty sure that it is my stress level and or a bit of depression. When a glass of Ultramarines Rose doesn’t do it, it is probably time to take a break. Anyone ...
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 61
Views: 2424

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

Marshall Manning wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 11:14 am
What Charlie said!
You know, Fu is a wine influencer.
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Chris Blum wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 7:36 am
Looking to do a Non-grill preparation for hanger steaks...

Sear and hot oven?

Medium rare reverse sear??

Your thoughts?
I’ve always found they do best on a grill. Turn often over high heat 7 to 8 minutes total. Get a nice char on the outside.
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1459
Views: 82783

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I’ll adjust and see how things turn out next time. Thanks! Important to make small adjustments. Very small changes in temp, pH, etc. over a couple of days can make a big difference in the taste and texture of the final crust. And it is very easy to jump to the wrong conclusion about why a pizza is ...
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1459
Views: 82783

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Mike I don’t understand how you get away with 70% hydration, I’m at 63% and my dough is sticky and wet. I made three pies last night and the first two didn’t cook enough and were doughy. The last one was better but I nearly had to burn it to get there. Rough night. 63% hydration 80% Caputo 00, 20% ...
by Brian Tuite
August 7th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Make sure you keep an eye on the temp, though. My experience with the NYs is that they can cook fast and dry out; I’ve done it a couple of times and, at $50-$60 a steak, wanted to kick myself in the ass. Amen to that. I hate cooking Flannery for get-togethers because I can easily get distracted and...
by Brian Tuite
August 6th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What to do with the ribs from prime rib?
Replies: 24
Views: 528

Re: What to do with the ribs from prime rib?

Betty C wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 12:20 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Betty C wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 5:53 pm


So long as you send them back when they’re ready! [highfive.gif]
Cold ribs suck though.
Maybe you could hijack a Domino’s Pizza delivery car for the warming oven.
[rofl.gif]
by Brian Tuite
August 5th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What to do with the ribs from prime rib?
Replies: 24
Views: 528

Re: What to do with the ribs from prime rib?

Betty C wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Send them to me. I have a smoker.
So long as you send them back when they’re ready! [highfive.gif]
Cold ribs suck though.
by Brian Tuite
August 5th, 2020, 9:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1459
Views: 82783

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Mike I don’t understand how you get away with 70% hydration, I’m at 63% and my dough is sticky and wet. I made three pies last night and the first two didn’t cook enough and were doughy. The last one was better but I nearly had to burn it to get there. Rough night. 63% hydration 80% Caputo 00, 20% A...
by Brian Tuite
August 5th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What to do with the ribs from prime rib?
Replies: 24
Views: 528

Re: What to do with the ribs from prime rib?

Send them to me. I have a smoker.
by Brian Tuite
August 5th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 164
Views: 10805

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Tegan posted a while back that the 18 Trousseau vintage was lost due to a handling error in the winery. It got pumped into a vat of petite syrah or something ridiculous like that. Tragic He could have pulled a Hardy Wallace and released it as a one-off. 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre FAMILIAR - USA...
by Brian Tuite
August 4th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 164
Views: 10805

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

AFR? [swoon.gif]
by Brian Tuite
August 4th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 28345

Re: Ravenswood library offer

It wasn't clear to me that they are all Zin and given the last release, these may be a mix. Joel Was pretty clear in the email... Because many of the wines are very limited in quantity, every case will be slightly different. Each case will contain one bottle of the following wines: Sonoma County Ca...
by Brian Tuite
August 4th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 28345

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I logged in for fun and it let me buy a case. Not sure if I should thank you or curse you. I missed out on the previous offer so I am glad I got in on this one. The good news is since I don’t know what the wines are, it doesn’t increase my pending on CellarTracker. You should be emailing Joel befor...
by Brian Tuite
August 4th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Fall 2020 Release
Replies: 22
Views: 1344

Re: Williams Selyem Fall 2020 Release

J. Rock wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 10:19 am
I don't think they make enough cuvees
Who do they think they are, Bedrock? [snort.gif]
by Brian Tuite
August 4th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 28345

Re: Ravenswood library offer

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 6:22 am
I logged in for fun and it let me buy a case.
Your welcome [wink.gif]
by Brian Tuite
August 4th, 2020, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 28345

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I wasn’t greedy, I left a case for someone else.
by Brian Tuite
August 2nd, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Make sure you keep an eye on the temp, though. My experience with the NYs is that they can cook fast and dry out; I’ve done it a couple of times and, at $50-$60 a steak, wanted to kick myself in the ass. Amen to that. I hate cooking Flannery for get-togethers because I can easily get distracted and...
by Brian Tuite
August 1st, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to look for a savory domestic Syrah
Replies: 146
Views: 8603

Re: Where to look for a savory domestic Syrah

Bumping this thread because #1 this was awesome and had some really good recommendations #2 we finally got around to ordering and trying some of the recs during COVID Wines we've ordered and tried within the past couple weeks: 2013 Ojai Syrah Special Bottling Solomon Hills Vineyard 2007 Peay Vineya...
by Brian Tuite
July 31st, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5328

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Hi...remember me? Unfortunately contracted the 19 three weeks ago, started with headache and fever, then three days later flu fatigue, a burning sensation in the nasal...and lost ALL smell and taste! And I mean...totally gone! I won't bore you with all the details...I wasn't hospitalized, and was a...
by Brian Tuite
July 31st, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30103

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I didn’t need more NY Strips but @ 40% off I had to. Reloaded on burgers too.
by Brian Tuite
July 30th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2255
Views: 192717

Re: Steak Porn

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Never gets old.
[worship.gif]
by Brian Tuite
July 30th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps
Replies: 32
Views: 1921

Re: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps

Andrew K. wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 4:52 pm
TBH I read the original thread in its entirety and didn't think it showed poorly on the vendor at all. A bit of overreaction to create this thread IMO.
Because in business your reputation is meaningless?
by Brian Tuite
July 29th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SARS-CoV-2 (CoV-2) Altered Olfactory Function
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: SARS-CoV-2 (CoV-2) Altered Olfactory Function

What if it was the other way around. WIN!
by Brian Tuite
July 29th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps
Replies: 32
Views: 1921

Re: Limerick Lane and shipping in hot temps

In retrospect I always refer to the quote in my signature line. While the customer is always right, reality is they overreact 90%+ of the time and often jump to irrational conclusions. But you smile, take care of their needs and when needed cover your ass. Jake is an upstanding individual who always...
by Brian Tuite
July 29th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186752

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened a 2017 Pato Heritage last night that I got from a fellow Berserker - probably only the second or third Bedrock I've opened myself. Corked! Have there been any significant cork issues with Bedrock or was I just supremely lucky? Ughhh, bummer man! I think I've had one corked bottle ever out of...
by Brian Tuite
July 28th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Special Release
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Special Release

H Wallace Jr wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 11:26 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 10:56 am
Hardy, is that where that barrel of Zin I tasted went?
There is a small amount of Zin in the blend- but we held most out and bottled it yesterday. :)
Damn, slim pickings in that one. Sign me up!
by Brian Tuite
July 28th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Special Release
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Special Release

Hardy, is that where that barrel of Zin I tasted went?
by Brian Tuite
July 28th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3093

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

Scott Watkins wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 11:45 pm
deadhorse
Chris Seiber wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 9:58 pm
What the Fu**?
The mod who should have been fired [smileyvault-ban.gif]
[rofl.gif]
by Brian Tuite
July 27th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma County Rhône Producers? - Another winery recommendation request thread
Replies: 22
Views: 934

Re: Nuther One...

TomHill wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 8:10 pm
If you're up towards JoeSwan, there's a little Italian restaurant in Forestville that's excellent. Forget the name, but there ain't a whole lot of choices in Forestville.
Tom
Canneti Roadhouse Italiana. Be sure to order the Tuna of Chianti.
by Brian Tuite
July 27th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma County Rhône Producers? - Another winery recommendation request thread
Replies: 22
Views: 934

Re: Sonoma County Rhône Producers? - Another winery recommendation request thread

Drinking a ‘15 Desire Lines Griifin’s Lair Syrah tonight that tells me Cody Rasmussen knows what he’s doing but a tasting might be a stretch.
by Brian Tuite
July 27th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 57
Views: 4547

Re: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Ravenswood Library Release!
Another?
Tuesday Aug 4th 12:01am per the email.
by Brian Tuite
July 27th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 28345

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Hmmm no email... Same here. Aside from getting a few bottles in the previous library offer, I only picked up a couple bottles in the most recent O&F release, so maybe they are targeting this to the biggest supporters of O&F (which would be fair). “ Last year, I offered some of these wines to the On...
by Brian Tuite
July 27th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 475
Views: 28345

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Joel is offering a MIXED CASE of his Ravenswood Library wines exclusively to you! This note is to announce our upcoming release that will take place at 12:01am PST, Tuesday, August 4th 2020. The offering will be open until 11:59 pm PST, Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 12:01am... A case cherry picked by ...
by Brian Tuite
July 27th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 57
Views: 4547

Re: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

Ravenswood Library Release!
by Brian Tuite
July 27th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21
Replies: 97
Views: 8888

Re: Bedrock fall 2020 release Tues. July, 21

Had a busy day yesterday and forgot to place my order. Thankfully my allocation was still open this morning. I did my best to keep it under 3 cases, 33 btls to be exact. I hate these guys! [worship.gif]


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by Brian Tuite
July 25th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 57
Views: 4547

Re: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

Only thing J did this week was Rivers Marie.
Still have Carlisle and Bedrock in my inbox and William & Mary upcoming. I don’t look forward to more offers, I dread them.
Next years project is going to have to be a walk-in cellar.
by Brian Tuite
July 21st, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 141
Views: 11465

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

N1CKW0LF wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 9:45 am
If anyone needs/wants to share an allocation please PM me!
If you sign up Will would likely give you an allocation.

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