klezman


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ddeuddeg wrote:a) Your CEO is categorically mistaken, possibly even delusional.
b) I assume your wink is intended to dissuade me from complaining about taking a portion of what I said out of context. I'll grant you that one.



Something like that. And also to indicate I've got nothing against Buffalo. Great place for wings and shopping, and I know 1 great person from there and (at least) 2 who live there.

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

Itwdswafo


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2009 Iron Horse Summer Cuvée,

Followed by a

1997 Corison, Kronos Vineyard.

A delightful evening!

tytiger58


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2009 Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage Les Hauts de Fief with roasted chicken.

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




klezman


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Itwdswafo wrote:1997 Corison, Kronos Vineyard.



How's this doing? Based on having a bottle 1997 Napa Valley with rpm et al at HAK and cheron's wedding, this would possibly be infanticide.

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:2009 Cave de Tain l'Hermitage Crozes-Hermitage Les Hauts de Fief with roasted chicken.



Is it any more open than it was six months ago?

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Is it any more open than it was six months ago?



Nope thin hollow in the middle and uninteresting. Think it was better 6 months ago.

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




jmdavidson


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2009 Finca Villacreces Ribera del Duero Pruno. At under $12 (from Cindy), this was a great QPR. Wish I had bought more.

kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Nope thin hollow in the middle and uninteresting. Think it was better 6 months ago.



Yikes! Checking my CT note, I thought it had a lot of upside. And I still have 3 more.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:Yikes! Checking my CT note, I thought it had a lot of upside. And I still have 3 more.



Could have been a bad bottle or maybe needs a ton of time? I don't have space to cellar this for years...Gonon yes, this no. Although that note from David T on the Gonon has got my trigger finger nervous

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:Could have been a bad bottle or maybe needs a ton of time? I don't have space to cellar this for years...Gonon yes, this no. Although that note from David T on the Gonon has got my trigger finger nervous



I am with you on every single count.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tytiger58


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2008 Marimar Estate Pinot Noir Mas Cavalls Dona Margarita Vineyard

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




bsevern


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2003 Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette Reserve.

Incredible bottle of wine, but it should be for $100.

Itwdswafo


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klezman wrote:How's this doing? Based on having a bottle 1997 Napa Valley with rpm et al at HAK and cheron's wedding, this would possibly be infanticide.



Very well! Definitely was a pleasure drinking it now, glad I still have a few bottles left because it can still go another few years.

kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:2008 Marimar Estate Pinot Noir Mas Cavalls Dona Margarita Vineyard



I really should have grabbed more of that.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tytiger58


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2011 A Tribute to Grace Grenache Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard

or 2005 Arcadian Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard

or both??

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




kylemittskus


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tytiger58 wrote:2011 A Tribute to Grace Grenache Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard

or 2005 Arcadian Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard

or both??



What's for dinner?

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cortot20


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Wellington 08' Meeks hilltop ranch zin.
Delicious!

CT

rc70


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Maroon Napa Cabernet
'Barrel Select' 2010
drinking nicely and is on tso right now for 21.99 / 4 gets fs

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:What's for dinner?



A delicious slow cooked pork dish thanks to Klez and Molarche, great time thanks!

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




neilfindswine


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Guest Blogger

'11 Tensley Grenache.

I report to winedavid39...
...I like getting PM's from wannabe rodents...

tytiger58


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2011 A Tribute to Grace Grenache Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard, never got to it last night thanks to a delicious 05 Merlot

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




rjquillin


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An '03 Napa vineyard designate Cab...

CT

cmaldoon


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A bottle of Emergench Holliday Provisions that I had been holding on to for a few years. I had stored it in less than ideal conditions for a year or two but tonight it opened nicely. It was decent upon opening and singing at 4-5 hours open. Not terribly complex but a beautiful sangiovesse cherry through and through.

2014 - 20 Btl. Fjellene (10 bot), Urraca Chard (10 bot)
Last purchase: 5/3/14

2013 - 75 btl. 2012 - 98 btl. 2011 - 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl.
My Cellar

jmdavidson


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Alot of wine was opened last night at the Chicago get together. For a list, go to the Gatherings Tab, Chicago-September 20.

cortot20


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2012 Ryder estate rose of PN.
With shrimp paella

CT

karenhynes


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2007 Fleming-Jenkins Syrah, Madden Ranch

Wine is bottled poetry - Robert Louis Stevenson

rc70


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2008 Diamond Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Franc - always an enjoyable bottle with a 1 - 1.5 hour decant to open up.

2000 Black Rock Wine Works Zinfandel with a rubbed & grilled tri tip with a chipotle based bbq sauce to finish it off.
It is drinking fantastic and I only have 1 bottle left - I have to track down some more !

klezman


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rjquillin wrote:An '03 Napa vineyard designate Cab...



Is the vineyard Kronos?

2014: 28 bottles. Last wine.woot: Scott Harvey Red Re-Mix
2013: 66 bottles, 2012: 91 bottles, 2011: 92 bottles, 2010: 74 bottles, 2009: 30 bottles, 2008: 3 bottles My CT

rjquillin


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klezman wrote:Is the vineyard Kronos?

An '03 Kronos on woot!? That would be grins indeed! Alas, no...

CT

pseudogourmet98


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2003 Domaine Sarrail Vin de Pays de la Cité de Carcassonne Pech L'Estagnère Magdalena

tytiger58


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Sunday a day of R&R so 2008 Kapcsandy Family Winery Endre in the decanter

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

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BlackCauldron


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It was a nice day and to welcome fall I had the following wines:

1978 Barros Colheita
2010 Chateau Larmevaille Entre-Deux-Mers
2005 Williamsburg Winery Gabriel Archer Reserve
2006 Le Cuvier Cabernet Franc
2009 Rasa Kiona Vineyards Plus One
2007 Edi Simiic Duet
2007 Darioush Napa Valley Merlot
2007 Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch
2010 Frattina Pinot Grigio
2010 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Star Lane Vineyard Astral
2008 St. Clement Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
1965 Dela Force Porto

Some were better than others but altogether they were great.

"We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine" Eduardo Galeano
Oh, poor miserable Gurgi deserves fierce smackings and whackings on his poor, tender head. Always left with no munchings and crunchings.

slm9951


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09 Black Zep PS. Yummy!

slm9951


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BlackCauldron wrote:It was a nice day and to welcome fall I had the following wines:

1978 Barros Colheita
2010 Chateau Larmevaille Entre-Deux-Mers
2005 Williamsburg Winery Gabriel Archer Reserve
2006 Le Cuvier Cabernet Franc
2009 Rasa Kiona Vineyards Plus One
2007 Edi Simiic Duet
2007 Darioush Napa Valley Merlot
2007 Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch
2010 Frattina Pinot Grigio
2010 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Star Lane Vineyard Astral
2008 St. Clement Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
1965 Dela Force Porto

Some were better than others but altogether they were great.



Whoa!!!

cortot20


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2011 valley of the moon orbiter. With chicken stew, it's the first day of fall so let's get the soups and stews going folks.

CT

kylemittskus


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cortot20 wrote:2011 valley of the moon orbiter. With chicken stew, it's the first day of fall so let's get the soups and stews going folks.



SWMBO just said she wanted to do more soups this year. Recipe ideas, anyone? We make wonton veggie soup and chili. What else ya' got?

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

tytiger58


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kylemittskus wrote:SWMBO just said she wanted to do more soups this year. Recipe ideas, anyone? We make wonton veggie soup and chili. What else ya' got?



Now that you mention it..can't wait for colder weather!

Chicken Curry soup

1 bone-in chicken breast (about 1 1/2 pounds), halved
2 medium carrots, sliced diagonally into 2-inch pieces
1 bay leaf
Kosher salt
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large onion, very thinly sliced
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Madras curry powder
1/3 cup jasmine rice
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Directions
Combine the chicken, carrots, bay leaf and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Add 3 cups broth and bring to a boil; immediately reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the chicken is just firm, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in another saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until the onion is soft, 5 minutes. Add the curry powder and cook for 1 minute. Add the rice and the remaining 3 cups broth. Increase the heat to medium, cover and simmer until the rice falls apart, 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove the chicken from its broth; discard the skin and shred the meat into pieces. Return the shredded chicken to the same broth.

Puree the rice mixture with an immersion blender until smooth (or use a regular blender, then return to the pan). Pour in the shredded chicken and broth, stirring gently to combine; bring to a simmer. Toss in the chopped herbs and serve the soup with lemon wedges.

What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch? ~ W. C. Fields

“Freedom is something that dies unless it's used” Hunter S Thompson




rjquillin


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tytiger58 wrote:Now that you mention it..can't wait for colder weather!
1 1/2 teaspoons Madras curry powder


Sounds like a pretty sedate curry, but I'm used to Japanese spicy curry.

CT

losthighwayz


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Pennyfarthing Rose...did I really get this for $5? Wife and I thoroughly enjoy this wine...

"The older I get the better I was"

ddeuddeg


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kylemittskus wrote:SWMBO just said she wanted to do more soups this year. Recipe ideas, anyone? We make wonton veggie soup and chili. What else ya' got?

If you can get butternut squash out there in SoCal, try this:

Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger

3 Tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups cooked butternut squash (a 2 – 3 lb. squash)
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1 tsp. salt
dash cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 cup sherry
1 pt. half and half

Melt butter and sauté onion until soft. Add ginger and apples and cook until apples soften. Add chicken stock and heat until just boiling. Add squash, pepper and salt and simmer for about one hour. Puree entire mixture (one cup at a time) in a blender until smooth. return to pan, add cayenne pepper and sherry, and simmer for another hour. At this point, the soup may be chilled and reheated to be served later. Heat to serving temperature, add half and half, and bring back to serving temperature.

Yield: 8-10 first course servings.

This is my own recipe, trying to recreate a soup I had at a restaurant in Ottawa, Ontario years ago.
One of my favorite autumn recipes.

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