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by CWun
March 12th, 2015, 9:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco - Rhys Offline March 10 @ Zazie
Replies: 148
Views: 6526

San Francisco - Rhys Offline March 10 @ Zazie

tasting notes? come on guys!
by CWun
March 3rd, 2015, 3:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cutlery Set <$350
Replies: 18
Views: 847

Cutlery Set <$350

what type of cutting board are you using? Also what type of sharpening tool? I know we get geeky about mid to high end Japanese knives and custom made American knives, but I still take out my Forschner Chefs, paring, and boning knife quite often. Those three will run you less than $120 bucks on Amaz...
by CWun
February 25th, 2015, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8084
Views: 552804

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Adam P: pousse d'or is a good producer. try em out! I just placed an order.
by CWun
February 19th, 2015, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese food and Burg (Comte Liger, Damoy Beze, Roulot)
Replies: 61
Views: 1987

Chinese food and Burg (Comte Liger, Damoy Beze, Roulot)

... Like "pakkai" for sweet and sour pork, or "hom-yu" for this nasty fish porridge that I refused to eat. She tells me there's no such words in Chinese and I say yes there is, we used to order that stuff! Well there are many dialects in the Chinese language which are generally mutually unintelligi...
by CWun
February 19th, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 568121

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Suzanne beat me to the punch. She cancelled in feb/march 2014
by CWun
February 19th, 2015, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 79
Views: 7988

Rhys Hillsides

I should just sign over my RSUs to Kevin now.
by CWun
February 18th, 2015, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese food and Burg (Comte Liger, Damoy Beze, Roulot)
Replies: 61
Views: 1987

Chinese food and Burg (Comte Liger, Damoy Beze, Roulot)

Alive.
However, there are methods where you briefly steam or poach before chopping and finishing in the wok.
by CWun
February 18th, 2015, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese food and Burg (Comte Liger, Damoy Beze, Roulot)
Replies: 61
Views: 1987

Chinese food and Burg (Comte Liger, Damoy Beze, Roulot)

Is the lobster dead when you cut it...or already cooked? Seems like a lot of work compared to just steaming a lobster and pulling/picking it apart..especially if the lobster is still alive when you cut it. I will try this hot oil method....but...not sure how...as I serve my lobsters steamed and who...
by CWun
February 17th, 2015, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Spring release: Jan 27
Replies: 242
Views: 21175

Rhys Spring release: Jan 27

I cut back on my other mailing list buying this season, so I took most of my allocation, with all my skyline/swan and got my wishlist of one more of each.
by CWun
February 15th, 2015, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese food and Burg (Comte Liger, Damoy Beze, Roulot)
Replies: 61
Views: 1987

Chinese food and Burg (Comte Liger, Damoy Beze, Roulot)

canto food banquet menu for the win.
by CWun
February 15th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Going to China
Replies: 27
Views: 1598

Going to China

By the way, for Beijing, don't feel awkward walking around in a "surgeon mask" or those masks you wear when sanding or dealing with fiberglass.... or even a "gas mask" with better filtration. Many of the locals do it. Your lungs will thank you at the end of the day.
by CWun
February 12th, 2015, 9:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Anthill Allocation at cost
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Anthill Allocation at cost

Full allocation available. Direct ship to you.
by CWun
February 12th, 2015, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's on the "No Fly" List
Replies: 117
Views: 6915

What's on the "No Fly" List

Michael Martin wrote:Apothic Red
+1.

I was out of town on business this week and business partners decided for all of us to go to a high end steakhouse. Apothic was $50 a bottle.

[rofl.gif]
by CWun
February 10th, 2015, 7:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee pourover insight...
Replies: 23
Views: 974

Coffee pourover insight...

For me the effect is simular to French press, maybe a tad more super fine sediment. Really depends on grind.
by CWun
February 10th, 2015, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino Chinatto: So That's Why Fu Mixes Coke With Red Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Vino Chinatto: So That's Why Fu Mixes Coke With Red Wine

Cool. So I can drink and prevent malaria.
by CWun
February 6th, 2015, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.
Replies: 105
Views: 3903

What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.

Keith Levenberg wrote:I present to you the inventor of General Tso's chicken drinking... wine.
I have that book too =D
by CWun
February 5th, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 568121

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

EDIT: Is this a new post or an old one? I can't tell. Posted recently on his blog. Judging by the rash of posts, some unwritten and incomplete, it looks to me that either Ray's mistakenly publishing or perhaps someone is publishing for him? Odd regardless. Looks like it is a new post. Going more in...
by CWun
February 5th, 2015, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sake!?
Replies: 25
Views: 865

Sake!?

Kubota Manju. My omakase dinner standard.
by CWun
February 5th, 2015, 5:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Beginner's Guide to Dim Sum
Replies: 25
Views: 1113

Beginner's Guide to Dim Sum

the braised chicken feet is an all time standard favorite dish of mine.
by CWun
February 5th, 2015, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 568121

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn made a timely tweet a little earlier: "‏@jeffweiner Good crisis management advice: Keep apology real, keep it simple and don't sound scripted" https://twitter.com/jeffweiner/status/563500600596660225 Ray needs to write one efficient paragraph. more words doesn't mean bet...
by CWun
February 5th, 2015, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 568121

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Ray's original blog post with "a little bit of information and too much time" line has been edited in the new feb 5 post.
by CWun
February 4th, 2015, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 568121

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

Was this emailed? I almost thought this was a parody since I didn't see the email in my inbox.

The sentence that shows that Ray still doesn't get it : "I've learned a great deal about what folks can do with a little bit of information and too much time on their hands."

Don't blame the customer.
by CWun
January 31st, 2015, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 568121

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

I don't want to raise false hopes and expectations, but I recently heard through the grapevine that 12s and 13s will be shipped all together, in order to satisfy all customers and respect commitments made, and cut short all the false assumptions and catastrophe scenarios we've read here. Don't ask ...
by CWun
January 29th, 2015, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard - a fit for AFWE palate?
Replies: 20
Views: 1339

2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard - a fit for AFWE palate?

The 2012 Horseshoe and Bearwallow were the biggest surprises for me at that dinner, and for different reasons. I will be buying both, and it will be my first Bearwallow purchase. How so, Diane? My understanding is that Horseshoe has the structure to require a long time to come around, and yet is wa...
by CWun
January 28th, 2015, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Pinot Noir ...
Replies: 74
Views: 4397

California Pinot Noir ...

To toss some fuel to the fire, and because I'm relative newbie in Burg compared to some folks on here: Don't the recent "good" vintages in Burgundy, where there were good yields and ripeness 02, 05, 09, etc.... , show ripe(r) fruit forward characteristics that are similar in fruit levels seen in boa...
by CWun
January 28th, 2015, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2012: Skyline or Swan Terrace?
Replies: 44
Views: 2789

Rhys 2012: Skyline or Swan Terrace?

Gun to my head, I'll say Skyline.
Skyline has remarkable floral aromatics in general.
by CWun
January 27th, 2015, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Pinot Noir ...
Replies: 74
Views: 4397

California Pinot Noir ...

Mr. Dildine. Look what you did [stirthepothal.gif]
by CWun
January 26th, 2015, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 568121

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

As much as we live in an online world today, calling Ray's mobile phone is probably the path of least resistance at this point to reach him. +33 6 47 37 03 83

Google Voice France rates is only 3cents a minute: https://www.google.com/voice/rates

Email has proven to be a black hole.
by CWun
January 24th, 2015, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries open to public ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1053

Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries open to public ?

If you email Rhys, you may be able to get a private tasting. Doesn't hurt to ask. Probably not on weekends though.
by CWun
January 23rd, 2015, 12:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sriracha 2 Go
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Sriracha 2 Go

More of a joke gift than anything else.
by CWun
January 23rd, 2015, 8:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Food Trends to Retire in 2015
Replies: 52
Views: 1583

Food Trends to Retire in 2015

Chinese soup dumplings [stirthepothal.gif]
by CWun
January 21st, 2015, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 568121

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

It's disappointing that the path of least resistance to get ahold of Ray the past few months was to call his cell phone (his number has been mentioned on this thread several times).

For those with multi-case purchases, it maybe worth the phone charges (or use google/skype international calling)
by CWun
January 20th, 2015, 10:46 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Rivers Marie at cost
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Rivers Marie at cost

Direct ship to you. 2013 Rivers-Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Price: $25.00 Limit: 3 2013 Rivers-Marie Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir Price: $50.00 Limit: 4 2013 Rivers-Marie Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir Price: $50.00 Limit: 5 2013 Rivers-Marie Gioia Vineyard Pinot Noir Price: $50.00 Limit...
by CWun
January 19th, 2015, 9:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SAn JOse, CA-area BYO wine dinner Potsticker King Fri. Feb. 13: Still On
Replies: 60
Views: 3086

San Jose, CA-area very informal BYO wine dinner at good inexpensive restaurant

Can't make it. No surprise right? :) Potsticker king is hm, above average Chinese food. They've been around in that plaza for 25 years. I remember first going there when I was 8 or so for soy milk and "donut" breakfast. Maybe a different owner now though, but their food has been pretty consistent. T...
by CWun
January 18th, 2015, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Munchery
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Munchery

Munchery is pretty good. Portion on smaller side....

If they still have early bird pricing, makes it better value.
by CWun
January 13th, 2015, 11:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Jan 12 Offline - remember BYO stems
Replies: 138
Views: 6222

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Jan 12 Offline - remember BYO stems

ATaylor wrote:Great people and wines as always. That Caymus 40th was the WOTN.

Next time Martins West? How does Feb look for folks?
Re: Caymus wow. It seemed to be quite the polarizing wine on the WineTalk subforum.
by CWun
January 13th, 2015, 8:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Blue Apron ~ anybody using this?
Replies: 32
Views: 2599

Blue Apron ~ anybody using this?

I did trial run. and it's cool to learn different cuisines, and have essentially single serving proteins and vegetables.
The major downside for me was the quality of produce and protein.
Packaging also gets tiresome and is wasteful. Big-medium cardboard box with dense foam and ice packaging.
by CWun
January 12th, 2015, 11:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ethnic cuisines with the best potential for fusion
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Ethnic cuisines with the best potential for fusion

Hrm. Disagree on your first chili assertion, but agree that most old cuisines find ways to use up all parts of an animal in a tasty way.
by CWun
January 12th, 2015, 6:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Jan 12 Offline - remember BYO stems
Replies: 138
Views: 6222

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Jan 12 Offline - remember BYO stems

someone has to make sure people can keep tweeting!
by CWun
January 12th, 2015, 5:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Jan 12 Offline - remember BYO stems
Replies: 138
Views: 6222

SF Bay Area/Peninsula Jan 12 Offline - remember BYO stems

Working late tonight, can't make it =( =(
La conseillante!!!!!!!!!
by CWun
January 8th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend me a hot sauce
Replies: 111
Views: 6725

Recommend me a hot sauce

I've become of a big fan of this "curry" hot sauce. It's relatively mild, which is fine as I think most hot sauces obliterate the taste of the food you're eating.
by CWun
January 1st, 2015, 6:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: knife block
Replies: 40
Views: 1406

knife block

The ikea vertical wooden one. Saves on counter space. No joke.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10066670/
by CWun
December 30th, 2014, 5:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Shabu Shabu
Replies: 25
Views: 970

Shabu Shabu

how much work do you want to do on your own? If you have homemade chicken stock, veal stock, or consomme, you're already well ahead of any pre-made packet.
by CWun
December 30th, 2014, 1:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pressure Cooker?? ideas? thumbs up or down?
Replies: 49
Views: 3181

Pressure Cooker?? ideas? thumbs up or down?

is yours a manual stovetop model, or a countertop electric one?
I have a countertop electric one, and it is even more versatile than a standard one, with some caveats.

I love making stocks, broths, and soups, in mine. What used to take 3+ hours, can now take 1 hour.
by CWun
December 29th, 2014, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Preserve
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Private Preserve

Dan, it works but it's not perfect. Dont believe anyone who talks about a "layer" of inert gas. Basic chemistry.

Keeps wine decently 4 days at the very most at room temp. Longer if poured out into a smaller container first to reduce airspace. Even longer if then put in fridge.
by CWun
December 27th, 2014, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.
Replies: 105
Views: 3903

What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.

Burgers and pinot works for me
by CWun
December 26th, 2014, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.
Replies: 105
Views: 3903

What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.

Mark G., in general, Traditional Cantonese food is very very light in sugar and chili spice. If anythjng they take great pains to enhance the unique qualities of the main protein or veg. Soy contents depend on dish. Many Canto dishes also have zero soy. That being said, there are exceptions, many ve...
by CWun
December 25th, 2014, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.
Replies: 105
Views: 3903

What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.

Craig G wrote:Those grilled squabs we had at Cooking Papa were made for Burgundy or N. Rhone!
Cantonese food for the win.
by CWun
December 25th, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.
Replies: 105
Views: 3903

What goes with Chinese food? Not Dujac.

Pre food: ......we ordered Chinese food. General Tso Chicken, Szechuan beef, Moo shoo pork, decent enough in their own right, but they instantly killed the Dujac. It tasted metallic and the fruit had disappeared. ...... Makes you wonder whether all those great Burgundies going to China are paired o...

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