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Discovering Tequila & I Like It!

My go to for sipping is Patron Anejo. For less expensive, I really like Milagro Silver for mixed drinks.

about 23 hours ago
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Question for the Board: Should we stop talking about Old and New World wine?

No

Feb 18, 2015
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Does anyone pour wine with decanter?

While I agree that aerators do a good job of providing the wine with oxygen allowing it to open up, it is not the same as drinking an properly aged wine. Other chemical reactions occur over a long period of time including but not limited to the impact on tannins.

Feb 13, 2015
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What 2010 Brunello and Barolo offerings have you been acquiring???

Some of mine are:

2010 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis Nebbiolo

2010 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

2010 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe Nebbiolo

2010 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d'Alba Nebbiolo

2010 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric Nebbiolo

Feb 13, 2015
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Does anyone pour wine with decanter?

I use them all the time to slowly oxygenate wines that need a little time to open up.

Feb 06, 2015
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Super Bowl Cocktail??? What is everyone drinking??

I am thinking of pulling out the Margaritaville for this one. I really like using the Kah Reposado "El Diablo" 110 Proof.

Jan 28, 2015
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Wine Pairing with Lobster Bisque?

Sherry is an amazing match. The Capital Grill pours some Sherry over the top of the actual soup when they serve it.

Jan 09, 2015
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Drinking tonight?

Which Gin did you prefer?

Jan 09, 2015
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Pork belly... Restaurant which has it on the menu?

Matsu - Pork Belly Ramen is very tasty.

Jan 06, 2015
Latinpig in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Drinking tonight?

What is everyone having for New Years?

I am thinking Gin Martinis.

Dec 31, 2014
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Spoon and Stable - Anyone been?

I just ate their on Sat. I loved the decor and the service was amazing but I have to agree with Drew13000, the food was good but not great. First, looking at the menu, I think the chef did not take enough risks. Pot Roast can only be so good. It is something I can get at Lurcat and it it is just as good. Mine was a little over cooked on one end. The pastas too were not breaking any new ground. The goat parpadelle was good but not spectacular. Something you can get at Bar Lagrassa and does not approach the amazing level Heidi's 2.0 was at. The clams bucatini was very fishy tasting. The bison tartar did stand out as an excellent dish(with a nice spciy kick) in the aps and my wife loved the pumpkin soup. The risotto was also excellent. The pork was a touch dry for my taste.

In the end, I will go back but I felt a little let down. The chef is trying to do comfort food while I was hoping for a little more edge. We do not get many people in this town with his experience. I was hoping he would spread his wings a little more.

E H Taylor Single Barrel??

The Stagg Jr may be a good option. It is a little easier to find than the Antique Collection and is more reasonable. It is not a Rye like the Handy but a really well made Bourbon. If he likes Rye, High-West has some really fun Rye offerings you should look at.

http://buffalotracedistillery.com/bra...

http://www.highwest.com/spirits/

Dec 12, 2014
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Brass Monkey

When I was a kid, there used to be a pre-mixed Brass Monkey cocktail made by Heublein. When it was no longer bottled, I usued to have a recipe for a Brass Monkey which involved dark rum. For a long time I used a bottle of Bacardi Dark rum which they no longer make. Does anyone know of a comparable Dark Rum? Also, does anyone have a good Brass Monkey recipe. More nostalgia than anything else.

Dec 03, 2014
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Little Szechuan (St. Paul)

Has anyone compared the St. Paul location with the West End?

Dec 01, 2014
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Snagged some hard to find Bourbons to try

Back in the day when Pappy use to sit on the shelve for months, I use to really like the 13 Year old Rye

Nov 25, 2014
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Snagged some hard to find Bourbons to try

I agree on the Pappy. I know people go crazy for it but I really love the Antique Collection the most. Yes, I got this years Old Forester. I am trying to source some of the Makers Mark.

Nov 24, 2014
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Libertine?

I ate their Sat night. The food was actually really good but they lose points for their wine service. The wine glasses are those horrible thick libbey gasses. No decanter. They gave us a water pitcher and a mixing bowl full of ice to chill the wine in lieu of an ice bucket. It was comical. The food was worth it though. Had the two chicken dishes and both were really good (I never order chicken at a restaurant #Bourdain).

SPATCHCOCKED CHICKEN
Greek style

JALAPENO-BUTTERMILK FRIED
chipotle honey

We also had a steak ( ONGLET) and the lamb ribs which were both really tasty. A true highlight was the BONE MARROW TOAST
(onion jam, parsley, crunchy salt, Rebel Yell if you want) I would go back because the menu was so good but bring my own wine glasses. A fun place to share food.

Nov 21, 2014
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[UPDATE] Vote for your favorite restaurants in Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area for "Best of 2014."

http://www.labellevie.us/

My go to place. Love to eat in the bar so you can eat off both menus.

Nov 21, 2014
Latinpig in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Make your own bitters

Has anyone done this? I got a kit from a kickstarter a while back and just made my first batch. I used there citrus base and then added dried cherries. I will taste it this weekend and follow up. It is really easy to do. You probably don't need a kit at all.

Nov 21, 2014
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High West A Midwinter Nights Dram

Yes. It is very rich and you don't need a lot to sip and enjoy.

Nov 21, 2014
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High West A Midwinter Nights Dram

Great holiday Rye. Please read my notes and like!!

https://bourbonpig.wordpress.com/

Nov 20, 2014
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Angels Envy

For those looking for a nice cross-over bourbon (from Scotch), check out the bellow tasting note. Please follow me also. Thanks!!!!!!!

https://bourbonpig.wordpress.com/

Nov 14, 2014
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Snagged some hard to find Bourbons to try

I had been calling a local retailer every week when they get their shipment. I finally struck gold. I snagged a 12 Year Old Pappy, an Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and a Hi West - A Midwinter Nights Dram - French oak and port barrels. I will probably sit on the Pappy (until the bubble bursts) and try the other two. Has anyone had either?

Nov 13, 2014
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moscow mule!

They do have sugar free Ginger beer but it is not all that great.

Nov 13, 2014
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Scotch gift for a picky friend?

You may consider this as well.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inb...

Nov 12, 2014
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Scotch gift for a picky friend?

This looks interesting and unique.

http://www.drinkhacker.com/2014/11/03...

Nov 12, 2014
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WA Frost

Has anyone been there recently? If so, please let me know how it was and any recommendations you may have. Thanks!

Nov 07, 2014
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World's best whisky (from Japan)

Does it also glow in the dark? Great for parties.

Nov 06, 2014
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Few Bourbon has hit $60/btl. in NYC......

Sure. Let me know what you think of it!

Nov 06, 2014
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Looking for a sipping tequila

Rocca Patron Anejo

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia.

Nov 05, 2014
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