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Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Baton Rouge
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Interests:Food and Wine
Occupation:Certified Sommelier
Number of Posts:743
Registered on:12/23/2008
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re: Best Chinese food near campus? - lilwineman
Omi isn't near campus but is probably the best Chinese food in the city....
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re: Pappy van winkle - lilwineman
Me thinks everyone is using sarcasm to point out there is no eagle rare 18 year...it's a 17 year old...
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re: Pure Capsaicin wings - lilwineman
Pepper palace does the same thing in Nola. If you're a jackass I bet they let u dip the chip in it. They told me get a pinprick and touch it to my tongue and watch what happens. That stuff made my mouth numb and hurt so bad. ...
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re: Whoever is buying up all the Ghost in the Machine around town - lilwineman
Would be corporate draft and brew technically....and they having a keg tapping party I think this week...
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re: Best chargrilled oysters in BR? - lilwineman
I've had every chargrilled oyster in the city, and I worked there for 6 years. Mansurs is the only option that even challenges the likes of Drago's and it's not even close. Not to mention I would take their menu for entrees and beverages over any of the others....
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re: Donner-Peltier Distillery? - lilwineman
It's a fun trip to go see their little distillery. The Oryza vodka and gin and LA1 whiskey are nice as is their praline rum which leaves an oily pecan residue on top....
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re: Calling Houston beer nerds - lilwineman
Huynh Cafe is great Vietnamese food. Order some Vietnamese coffee like 15 minutes before you're done and enjoy ...
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re: Capital grille vs Ruth chris - lilwineman
Capital grille is doing the generous pour right now...buy a meal and drink some Damn good wine for $28 extra per person (stuff like mount brave cab and arrowood reserve cab). Those wines are usually around $120-150 a bottle at least and u get as much as u can safely handle....
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re: Calling Houston beer nerds - lilwineman
I enjoyed oasis meta modern ipa a lot. Sessionable and comes in a 6pk of can for under $10....
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re: Suggested temperature to serve wine? - lilwineman
As a generalized statement....fuller bodied reds closer to 65....lighter reds closer to 55....fuller whites closer to 55 and lighter whites and champagne closer to 45. This of course can vary with the age of the wine as well and where it is technically from, i.e. cab based Bordeaux won't have the al...
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re: Anniversary dinner in Houston: Underbelly or somewhere else? - lilwineman
Pass and provisions and oxheart are two great choices. Radio milano and bramble have two newer spots to hit up, the latter only opening s few weeks ago. It's randy Ruckers new place and it's true farm to table with a weekly evolving menu, small but precisely chosen wine selection, and a low markup o...
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re: Lets talk Martini shall we? - lilwineman
Shaking a spirit oxidizes the beverage causing the aromatic compounds to become somewhat sharper. If you're using swill, shake away. If you're using proper gin or complex vodka (albeit there are few), you will get a more true expression of the distillers intent through stirring while still achieving...
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re: Lets talk Martini shall we? - lilwineman
A fully alcohol based martini should be always stirred as to not bruise the spirit. Shaking is preferred when there is an addition of a non spirit product such as a juice....
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re: Tip to go/carry out order? - lilwineman
10% is the proper gratuity on to go orders. The hostess a lot of places is responsible for making sure everything is as ordered and stocked with the proper additions and utensils....
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re: Going to Kin for the First Time Tonight - lilwineman
I'm not that big a fan of rose txakoli....the wine geek in me wants to like it but I feel a fad in those wines. ...
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re: Tramontina or Lodge enamelled cast iron dutch oven? - lilwineman
I have all lodge cast iron, but not enameled. The product they make us great though. My grandparents have lodge pieces from 50 years ago that is still great....
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re: Tiger Stadium Seat Selection Question - lilwineman
Website back up but selections for today postponed. Everyones selections will be moved. If you were affected in the timeframe today for selections you can pick tomorrow. Everyone else will start Monday per the Ticket Office. Emails should be sent out soon with your times (they will start at 9AM i be...
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re: Tiger Stadium Seat Selection Question - lilwineman
This man was nice on the phone to myself...hi name was Darnell I believe and did understand my situation. Hopefully they email everyone with new times pushed back. I've donated for years to have the ability to get something lower instead of nose bleeds and it looked like this would be the year. Hopi...
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re: Tiger Stadium Seat Selection Question - lilwineman
I just spoke to them and explained my displeasure with allowing people with a lower ranking to have the same opportunity and selection time as myself. They said they are working on a resolution right now and trying to email the people with selection times about ability to relog into the website....
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re: Houston Beer Stores - lilwineman
Central market keeps a damn good selection and it's fairly easy to navigate, not to mention the food court is pretty awesome....
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