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by Nolan E
April 5th, 2011, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Giuseppe Quintarelli Bianco Secco Veronese IGT (Italy, Veneto, Veronese IGT)
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: TN: 2003 Giuseppe Quintarelli Bianco Secco Veronese IGT (Italy, Veneto, Veronese IGT)

Charlie Carnes wrote:Anthony, I have had these at 55° since release. I bought a mixed case of these a few years back. The only Quintarelli I have ever had.
You should change that soon [basic-smile.gif]
by Nolan E
February 25th, 2011, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wineries shipping bottles with no capsules??
Replies: 47
Views: 3292

Re: wineries shipping bottles with no capsules??

On wines where I cannot 100% guarantee provenance, I cut the capsules off before I store them. If I have multiples of the same bottling and one has more stained cork than others I'll usually open it sooner. I have no intention of selling for a profit, and people I'd trade with wouldn't be the people...
by Nolan E
February 11th, 2011, 7:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best pan/skillet for steaks
Replies: 37
Views: 878

Re: Best pan/skillet for steaks

If the cast iron will hold more heat, should I throw it in the oven before the side on the skillet is seared to my liking, as my assumption is that it will stay closer to stove top temperature longer?
by Nolan E
February 10th, 2011, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best pan/skillet for steaks
Replies: 37
Views: 878

Re: Best pan/skillet for steaks

Didn't think I'd be able to wrap this one up so quickly, thanks guys. [cheers.gif]
by Nolan E
February 10th, 2011, 11:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best pan/skillet for steaks
Replies: 37
Views: 878

Re: Best pan/skillet for steaks

Does anyone believe there's an advantage in getting a $150+ Le Creuset cast iron vs a $30 one?
by Nolan E
February 10th, 2011, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best pan/skillet for steaks
Replies: 37
Views: 878

Re: Best pan/skillet for steaks

My girlfriend had a basic Weber at her house and I was getting good at that, but since then we've sold the house and lived in an apartment for the last 2 years. I just acquired better technique for cooking stovetop. I'm not anti-grill, they're just not practical for apartment living. The courtyard h...
by Nolan E
February 10th, 2011, 11:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best pan/skillet for steaks
Replies: 37
Views: 878

Re: Best pan/skillet for steaks

I'm eyeing some of the Le Creuset skillets as well, we love the brand but don't have any of their skillets or pans.
by Nolan E
February 10th, 2011, 11:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best pan/skillet for steaks
Replies: 37
Views: 878

Best pan/skillet for steaks

I'm at the point where I prefer my steaks seared stovetop and finished in the oven, but I've been using a pretty basic skillet and transferring to a dish to put in the oven. I'd like to get a nicer vessel so I can use it for both applications. My gut reaction was this , but would a cast iron work be...
by Nolan E
February 10th, 2011, 11:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York in March, help with a nice restaurant.
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: New York in March, help with a nice restaurant.

I'm going to try to get a table for Babbo for a Saturday night since it's my first choice. Their wine list is very fairly priced, but also very young.
by Nolan E
February 10th, 2011, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting advice needed: Lopez de Heredia 1991 Tondonia Reserva Blanco.
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Decanting advice needed: Lopez de Heredia 1991 Tondonia Reserva Blanco.

I've had the 1990 several times, and it's always improved with considerable air. It puts on weight and a wonderful waxy/oily texture. I also thing this wine serves better colder than I typically enjoy my rich whites. Although I wouldn't decant, just open it in advance. Or if you're that kind of pers...
by Nolan E
February 6th, 2011, 10:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York in March, help with a nice restaurant.
Replies: 18
Views: 780

New York in March, help with a nice restaurant.

We're headed to NYC in March and I need a little advice. We try to do one really nice meal, everything else we try is street food, gastropubs, pizza, small stuff generally. This trip I have a few spots I'm eyeing Babbo Alto Peter Luger's Marea 11 Madison Gramercy Tavern The top two have most of my i...
by Nolan E
February 1st, 2011, 8:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2427
Views: 205987

Re: Steak Porn

I showed the pictures to my girlfriend and got the exact response I expected.

"How can you post pictures of our trash can and dirty dishes?!?!?!"
by Nolan E
February 1st, 2011, 8:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2427
Views: 205987

Re: Steak Porn

Notice these are labeled Choice. These looked better than any of the Prime strips I've ever seen there, and better than the wagyu abailable locally. There were 3 or 4 more packages left like this. Cooking some tonight to see if I should stock up.
by Nolan E
January 30th, 2011, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Turley Zinfandel Juvenile (USA, California)
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: TN: 2008 Turley Zinfandel Juvenile (USA, California)

I still get bit by the Turley bug, I get excited when I see it on the shelves. I'll buy just about any bottling aside from this one. Even when you can find it priced fairly ~$20, it's just not worth it.
by Nolan E
January 29th, 2011, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's Friday night - what are you drinking?
Replies: 62
Views: 956

Re: It's Friday night - what are you drinking?

2006 Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Furmint Tokaji A shop here is selling these for about $10, wanted to see if I want more. And I do. Richard Jennings turned me onto Tokaji when he brought a bottle that was delicious to a dinner in SF in October. Reminds me I need to buy some! I'd heard some great things a...
by Nolan E
January 28th, 2011, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's Friday night - what are you drinking?
Replies: 62
Views: 956

Re: It's Friday night - what are you drinking?

2006 Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Furmint Tokaji

A shop here is selling these for about $10, wanted to see if I want more. And I do.
by Nolan E
January 28th, 2011, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine by smell? Can you nail a terroir?
Replies: 50
Views: 1352

Re: Wine by smell? Can you nail a terroir?

I think an Argentine Torrontes might be easy, but that's not really the terroir as much as just a very distinct nose.
by Nolan E
January 28th, 2011, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine by smell? Can you nail a terroir?
Replies: 50
Views: 1352

Re: Wine by smell? Can you nail a terroir?

The only one I'm semi-confident on is red Bandol. Even the first time I smelled one, I knew I'd always be able to peg it.
by Nolan E
January 27th, 2011, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: More Saturday Retail Funnies
Replies: 1814
Views: 185222

Re: More Saturday Retail Funnies

This happened a few months ago A customer is looking dumbfounded at my cabernet sauvignon rack. Me: Ma'am, can I help you? Customer: What is cabernet sauvignon? (correctly pronounced) Me: I'm sorry, I don't know exactly what you're asking? Customer: What is a cabernet sauvignon? Me: ...it's generall...
by Nolan E
January 27th, 2011, 6:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "Outrageous food" outrageously bad
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: "Outrageous food" outrageously bad

I liked him more than the winner of his season, but I agree, this show is terrible.

But the runner up from last season now has his own show on the Cooking Channel, while not great, much better than Outrageous Food. It's all a little over-dramatic.
by Nolan E
January 14th, 2011, 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: San Antonio -2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: San Antonio -2011

The last few times we went through San Antonio, a stop at Saglimbeni's was mandatory. Every Friday and Saturday everything is 20% off and they always have amazing Champagne sales. Last time they had Feuillatte Rose and Heidsick & Co Blue Top for $19.99. And the best dining experiences we've had ther...

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