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by Brian Tuite
April 3rd, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Vacuum Seal
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Flannery Vacuum Seal

Have you folks had the same experience as I have with Flannery steaks that you freeze having leaking vacuum packs when you thaw them? I had a problem in the past with ground beef but now it’s showing up with steaks as well. Sous vide a couple steaks last week and one of them was filling with water s...
by Brian Tuite
April 3rd, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 231
Views: 16327

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I get that the place is called “Flannery Beef,” but I’d recommend trying out their pork chops, as well. I have thrown a couple in my last few orders and, as you would expect, they’re great! I’ve tried the pork cap with little success, flavor is nil. I’ll have to try these. Thawing a Picanha for ton...
by Brian Tuite
April 3rd, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

2018 vintage preview! This is only the beginning of a year filled with killer wines. My note from January, I wasn't quite as effusive aa Mike but I enjoyed it a bunch: 2018 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - As advertised, give this a few hours of air then plow through it. Dark garnet, pine need...
by Brian Tuite
April 1st, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11406
Views: 426376

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2018 Turley Buck Cobb Vineyard Vermentino Amador County out of a Grassl Mineralitié
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by Brian Tuite
April 1st, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked!
Replies: 33
Views: 1329

Re: Corked!

Scott Brunson wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 2:07 pm
I am super sensitive to TCA and find fewer tainted bottles each year.
(Or maybe I am becoming senile)
I agree! [stirthepothal.gif]
by Brian Tuite
April 1st, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie virtual Zoom tasting event next week w/ Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 125
Views: 3552

Re: Rivers-Marie virtual Zoom tasting event next week w/ Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Tuesday beats out Thursday for me but either is doable

Have a 2006 Sonoma Coast PN that has been waiting for this day.
by Brian Tuite
March 29th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits

Vince T wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Thanks David for the note as I missed the virtual tasting today. How do you feel about the aging potential?
This wine is big in every sense of the word. Big fruit, big acid, big tannins. Like David said it’s very un-D&R, very much a comfort wine.
by Brian Tuite
March 27th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2105
Views: 181436

Re: Steak Porn

Flannery NY and Grilled Caesar
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by Brian Tuite
March 27th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??
Replies: 36
Views: 1756

Re: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??

I would think Halcon Vineyard would trump them all. Paul could give us figures. It snows there regularly.
by Brian Tuite
March 27th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers Marie shipping issue resolved
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: Rivers Marie order hijacked?

Maybe you’re being trolled! [rofl.gif]
by Brian Tuite
March 26th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 64
Views: 1936

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

Victor Hong wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Big enough to cook that aforementioned high horse. With room left over, to cook a side dish of noodles.
Very frugal of you.
by Brian Tuite
March 26th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Youngberg Hill Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: TN: 2014 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Youngberg Hill Vineyard

I opened the same bottle last night. Heavy on raspberry/strawberry Jolly Rancher, very bright, fresh, easy drinking, still a baby.
by Brian Tuite
March 25th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 64
Views: 1936

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites

A tasty Chili that’s simple and quick. (Chili and bean arguers can start a new thread) Chili Stew 1lb+ lean ground beef Medium onion diced 2 cloves garlic minced 1-1/2 Tsp salt 1/2 Tsp pepper 1 Tsp Chili powder 1/2 Tsp Celery salt 1/8 - 1/4 Tsp Cayenne depending in taste Big pinch of Thyme Big pinch...
by Brian Tuite
March 25th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

Mine arriving tomorrow. You didn't waste any time here, did you. When I finished the final few ounces of the 2017 last night, there was a distinct cranberry note in the finish. Did you find that in the 2018? Finishing it this evening. I’ll let you know. Still sitting on dark cherry on day 2. The fi...
by Brian Tuite
March 25th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: Wine couldn't Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT

Cris Whetstone wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Do we have to wear pants?
Only from the waist down.
by Brian Tuite
March 25th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT

I’ll try for tonight but it’s awfully close to dinnertime.
by Brian Tuite
March 25th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

Frank Murray III wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 11:02 am
Mine arriving tomorrow.

You didn't waste any time here, did you. When I finished the final few ounces of the 2017 last night, there was a distinct cranberry note in the finish. Did you find that in the 2018?
Finishing it this evening. I’ll let you know.
by Brian Tuite
March 25th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 5028

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Know your drivers. I haven’t signed in years.
by Brian Tuite
March 25th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 231
Views: 16327

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Craig Pichette wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 4:55 pm
It looks like there is a sale on the website on CA reserve.
20% off. They emailed about it a couple days ago.
by Brian Tuite
March 24th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 545

TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/24/2020) Fresh off the UPS truck, been open about 2hrs. Black raspberry, blood orange and some Sonoma Coast funkiness. Nice texture, lip smackingly bright and edgy. Have about 4oz left that I’ll save for t...
by Brian Tuite
March 24th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT

Is there a 7:00 or 7:30 slot available? ~ Resident PITA Yes, I can move it slightly earlier, though Charlie Fu is the one who has requested the late time, as he needs to wait until his daughter is in bed before he's allowed to drink alcohol! You have an early bedtime, Brian? champagne.gif Any slot ...
by Brian Tuite
March 24th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT

Is there a 7:00 or 7:30 slot available?
~ Resident PITA
by Brian Tuite
March 23rd, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT

Are you planning later get-togethers? 5:30 is too early for me.
by Brian Tuite
March 21st, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: 2017 Rhys Aeris Rosso

The same group of people responded to both threads with similar replies. This shelter in place affecting you in different ways than me.
by Brian Tuite
March 21st, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Halcon Rhone Pack
Replies: 40
Views: 2084

Re: Halcon Rhone Pack

Paul and Jackie dropped my 6-pack off this afternoon. Working on the last few ounces of the 2018 Alturas at hour 3. Savory nose, bright, fruity, great structure, very grippy give it a huge decant, order more.
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by Brian Tuite
March 21st, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 409
Views: 31117

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

Albert R wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 3:33 pm


That was one heck of a celebration! Cheers to you Brian!
It was binge drinking. [snort.gif]
by Brian Tuite
March 21st, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 409
Views: 31117

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

Steve Crawford wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 3:59 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 7:04 pm
2015 Becklyn Napa Valley
2015 Carter Carter
2017 12c G3 Reserve

Things are getting real...
Regarding the 12c, have you had ether of the myriad 2017 g3's? If so any feedback on comparing the 3?
Not yet, had the ‘17 Empyrean in my hand the other night and ended up going in another direction.
by Brian Tuite
March 21st, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale or Trade, Various CA White Wines
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: WTT: My Sandlands Chenins

I've decided that I just don't enjoy Chenin Blanc. Looking to trade the following four bottles. Not looking for anything specific, so if interested I'm sure we can work something out. Located in the Princeton/Bucks County, PA area: 1 - 2016 Sandlands Amador Chenin Blanc 1 - 2017 Sandlands Amador Ch...
by Brian Tuite
March 21st, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY
Replies: 19
Views: 1004

Re: Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY

Sad Times in Sonoma County
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by Brian Tuite
March 21st, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley vs Yorkville Highlands soils
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Anderson Valley vs Yorkville Highlands soils

Funny you mention that because I had the opportunity to visit both Kiser and Halcon vineyards on the same day a few years back and its interesting how these two sites so far removed from one another can have such similar soil compositions. Is it from the Highlands being land that was uplifted by vol...
by Brian Tuite
March 21st, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right
Replies: 38
Views: 2009

Re: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Consider getting tested. Changes in smell and ability to taste have been associated with coronavirus.
[wow.gif] He’s not only a doctor in real life but he plays one one the Internet too. I’d listen to him.
by Brian Tuite
March 20th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 409
Views: 31117

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

Albert R wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 7:04 pm
2015 Becklyn Napa Valley
2015 Carter Carter
Wow! Tell us more.... [highfive.gif]
You want more? I have more... I likely won’t remember it in the morning though.
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by Brian Tuite
March 20th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 409
Views: 31117

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

2015 Becklyn Napa Valley
2015 Carter Carter
2017 12c G3 Reserve

Things are getting real...
by Brian Tuite
March 20th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma Shelter in Place order
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

Re: Sonoma Shelter in Place order

In Napa, though, things are looked at differently. Over here in Sonoma they consider construction an essential business. In Napa it’s not that way though because today they shut down construction at Rivers-Marie. Over here it would be business as usual.
by Brian Tuite
March 20th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma Shelter in Place order
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

Re: Sonoma Shelter in Place order

In Sonoma County that would not be an issue. Businesses that support or supply essential businesses are considered essential as well. I have worked all week because I supply essential businesses and I am
Mobile.
by Brian Tuite
March 20th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1125

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

ERPark wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 8:17 am
Brian Tuite wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 9:24 pm
If I swipe right do we have to hook up? newhere
To paraphrase the movie “Fight Club”......the first rule of WB Virtual Offline is......
I’ll have plenty if hand sanitizer in the ready.
by Brian Tuite
March 20th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma Shelter in Place order
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

Re: Sonoma Shelter in Place order

In terms of wine production, I would think one could make the argument that there is"time sensitive" work to get the next harvest ready, so that should be excluded. Here at my Lab, they are willing to exclude "time sensitive" tasks (mostly experimental) where failure to do this or that compromises ...
by Brian Tuite
March 20th, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma Shelter in Place order
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

Re: Sonoma Shelter in Place order

Hah, people were joking, but it seems wine shipments are more important than scientific investigations. I guess wine shipping is similar to restaurant delivery... Only those wineries whose inventory is on-sight. Many smaller ones, us included, use storage/shipping facilities, and they are all close...
by Brian Tuite
March 20th, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Video Offline #2!
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: TN: Video Offline #2!

[rofl.gif]
by Brian Tuite
March 20th, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1125

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

We have company tonight, maybe next time.
by Brian Tuite
March 19th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1125

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

ERPark wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 8:36 pm
My iPad only showed 4 tiles, as well.
Can you pick who you want to see displayed? [snort.gif] [stirthepothal.gif]
If I swipe right do we have to hook up? newhere
by Brian Tuite
March 19th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1125

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Scott Brunson wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 6:28 pm
I’ll have to figure out this webcam thingy. #luddite
It’s an app
That’s short for application

Happy fricking birthday flirtysmile
IPhone? How can you see that desktop panel in a small screen?
Go slow, I’m almost a senior citizen.
by Brian Tuite
March 19th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 409
Views: 31117

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

AlexS wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 6:33 pm
BUMP

2017 Quivet Cabernet Sauvignon Pellet Vineyard

WOW
I had the ‘17 GII Empyrean in my right hand and the ‘14 Oakville Farmhouse in my left.
by Brian Tuite
March 19th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2531
Views: 167727

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Albert R wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Happy Birthday Brian/OT!!!
[highfive.gif]
by Brian Tuite
March 19th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2531
Views: 167727

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Steve Gautier wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 6:14 pm
‘14 Oakville Farmhouse, dayum! Happy Birthday to me!

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Happy Birthday!!!
[cheers.gif]
by Brian Tuite
March 19th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1125

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

I’ll have to figure out this webcam thingy. #luddite
by Brian Tuite
March 19th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2531
Views: 167727

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

‘14 Oakville Farmhouse, dayum! Happy Birthday to me! 48CEAFA1-8CD3-41BC-BEA5-ABA1454ECDC7.jpeg Happy b-day!!! So how awesome is it?? I only have a couple bottles, need some deets! From a Grassl 1855. Fresh whiff of purple fruit blows off with some swirling. Nutmeg and cedar up front, weightless, bl...
by Brian Tuite
March 19th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2531
Views: 167727

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

‘14 Oakville Farmhouse, dayum! Happy Birthday to me!
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