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Peter Creasey

Member Since 07 Nov 2006
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#1413741 What WINE are you drinking?

Posted by Peter Creasey on Today, 12:55 AM

We did it right this evening...


Great showing for this lovely 49 year-old trophy that was a pure
delight. Opened with Duran and did not decant (thankfully on
both counts).  Tons of sediment but decanting would have
diminished the exuberance that was still present with this, as
expected, fairly evolved bottle.

Served with prime beef tenderloin, foie gras, sauteed pear, and
edamame, then chocolate cupcake...

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Oh yeah, nice background music -- Three Dog Night Chronicle!

#1412434 The English Language

Posted by Peter Creasey on 28 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

The Verbing of America

#1412231 The English Language

Posted by Peter Creasey on 25 July 2017 - 08:45 PM

Speaking of (to employ a useful neologism) lexophilia ...

· Venison for dinner again! Oh deer!
· England has no kidney bank, but does have a Liverpool.
· I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.
· Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
· This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club,
but I'd never met herbivore.
· What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary?
A thesaurus.
· Don't worry about old age: it doesn't last.
· I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.
· Velcro -- what a rip-off!
· They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Typo.

#1410225 Massive Cyber Attack

Posted by Peter Creasey on 27 June 2017 - 09:04 PM


It remains unclear who is behind this cyberattack. Like the WannaCry attacks in May, the hack on Tuesday takes over computers and demands digital ransom from their owners to regain control.

Computer experts were calling the virus Petya, and said that it was similar to the WannaCry attack, which spread quickly across much of Asia and Europe. Others cautioned, however, that it could be yet another type of ransomware.



New Cyberattack 

#1409490 Slow internet?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 14 June 2017 - 10:09 PM

Some sites are loading as quickly as ever, including MFF.


Others which usually load fine are either loading painfully slow or are timing out.


Any thoughts or ideas?

#1408338 Burgundy Lineup w/multi-course wines

Posted by Peter Creasey on 24 May 2017 - 06:58 PM










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#1408095 Ransomware Alert

Posted by Peter Creasey on 19 May 2017 - 07:14 PM

Desktop Operating System Market Share

#1407679 Ransomware Alert

Posted by Peter Creasey on 12 May 2017 - 09:23 PM



In mid-April, an arsenal of powerful software tools apparently designed by the NSA to infect and control Windows computers was leaked by an entity known only as the “Shadow Brokers.” Not even a whole month later, the hypothetical threat that criminals would use the tools against the general public has become real, and tens of thousands of computers worldwide are now crippled by an unknown party demanding ransom.



#1407385 Lobster Bisque wine?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 06 May 2017 - 02:57 PM

With Lobster Bisque with Black Truffle Butter, are there good wine choices other than, say, Soave Classico, Sancerre, or Sherry?


#1407264 Mix of Wines w/multi-course dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 04 May 2017 - 02:52 PM








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#1404530 Red or white wine matters?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 25 March 2017 - 09:48 PM

Laying aside any purism, when does it really matter whether red or white wine is used in food preparation?

#1404104 What WINE are you drinking?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 19 March 2017 - 01:40 PM

Oh my!!!...

Ch de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape '00 -- Perfect dark red, lots of sediment, effusive bouquet, deep fruits, garrigue, smooth, lush, fruit-forward profile underpinned with solid grip, sophisticated complexity, lovely Mourvedre notes, really a glorious Beaucastel now and built for the long haul.

Ideal complement to lamb chops, grilled yellow beets, and sauteed spinach...then Gouda cheese and fruit.

#1403835 The English Language

Posted by Peter Creasey on 15 March 2017 - 01:46 PM

Another VERY big pet peeve...


No problem!

#1403406 Nine Wines w/multi-course dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 08 March 2017 - 03:46 PM








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#1402401 The Rancho Gordo Thread

Posted by Peter Creasey on 19 February 2017 - 01:04 AM

As a bachelor for a few days, I found myself without any Rancho Gordo beans; thus, I cooked up some Good Mother Stallards tonight to go with sauteed catfish on a green salad.


Nice repast...with a common Chenin Blanc/Viognier!