Random Food Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kwilkinson, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    is that wine house? it's probably the biggest retailer in the area, and certainly one of the best.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    this is a really good post. The "opinions on wines from books and the internet when they haven't experienced them" is, to me, really irritating. And I am most certainly guilty on a number of these, and it's something that I'm becoming more aware of (and accordingly I try to alter my prior opinions) as I learn and drink more.

    also a really good post.
     


  4. mordecai

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    yeah, had never been there before. pretty cleared out from the holidays when i went but they had a ton of this stuff. i almost always go to KL
     
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    foodguy Senior member

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    K&L is always a good choice. mission wines in sopas is small, but interesting. topline in glendale is also good for different things (note: this is not a list of southern california wine stores, but just some of the ones near mordy).
     


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    lol, I'll check it out. I love that part of South Pasadena. I always expect to see fireflies.
     


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    if you want to learn about wine, to understand it, the best way is to find a good, small store that will direct you and then trust them to guide you through the stages. buying random shit because you read something about it is frustrating ... like dressing in the dark.
     


  8. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Guys like us are never silly.

    +1

    This is absolutely key. And honestly, it's the same way that you should talk to your sommelier. Get into a conversation with the store staff, let them know what you've liked in the past and why, and then hopefully, you'll be able to trust their recommendation.
     


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    Referring to the above, and the post mentioning Parker, et. al. What is everyone's opinion on him and on Wine Spectator's ratings? Shameless PR/ Marketing or actually respected? Forgive me if ever sounding clueless but the way wine is sold in the US makes it mostly hit and miss, the incredible variety is overwhelming, and sellers mostly have no idea. I am used to purveyors recommending, then accepting returns/ compensating. It seems that most people I know here are just as perplexed and decide by price level " it has to be better because it costs more". Other than local liquor store reccomendations, what do you guys use as a referrence?
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Over Xmas I almost shame-facedly ordered an SVD Kosta Browne thinking my dinner guest would not like it. Guilty as charged...but I ordered it anyway. :devil:
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I know this is not very Italian, but I put the dough on parchment paper, then on the peel. Then I slide the parchment onto the stone, and slide it out. Doesn't change heat transfer, it's clean and it allows you to prepare one pizza while the other is cooking.
     




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    82?
     


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