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by g.colangelo
January 8th, 2020, 1:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1761

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

god i love the internet. here we have a video made by a physicist specializing in bubbles of all things (with a phd in experimental explosives physics !!!) and in a few posts we have complete amateurs doubting her conclusions and observations. How do you know that the people debating here are amate...
by g.colangelo
January 8th, 2020, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1761

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

You missed it I think. What I think she is saying is: in a simple picture each bubble accelerates upward until released at the surface and gets larger so the longer the distance (say in a filled flute), plus add the force on the liquid to get it flowing, means the higher the speed of the bubble at ...
by g.colangelo
January 8th, 2020, 1:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1761

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

Could the longer path traveled by the bubbles in the flute result in a larger bubble, thereby displacing more liquid and creating greater turnover? Ie faster bubble engine (just love that term haha). I think another random factor would be the number of nucleation sites, which could vary from glass ...
by g.colangelo
January 7th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1761

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

I doubt that the speed of the bubbles depends on the shape of the glass, so I don't understand why she says that the flute makes a fast "bubble engine" and the coupe a slow one.The only difference I see between the two cases is the path traveled by the bubbles to get to the surface, which is longer ...
by g.colangelo
January 7th, 2020, 1:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein
Replies: 34
Views: 1839

Re: Prieure-Roch and Bernstein

I tried Bernstein at the village level several years ago and was not impressed - yes, well made, polished but also oaky - and in view of the price lost interest completely. Last November at a Burgundy 2017 tasting I had a chance to try again a few wines and was very much impressed by the balance, fr...
by g.colangelo
December 31st, 2019, 3:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4933

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

Didn't drink a lot of Barolo this year, but Brovia 2006 was a nice surprise as it changed from hard and tannic just a few years ago to a very nice and approachable Barolo, even though it still has a lot of structure. Both Ca` mia as well as Rocche were lovely.
by g.colangelo
December 28th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freschello Vino Rosso
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Freschello Vino Rosso

I don't know it, but from the name it sounds like industrial plonk. A quick visit to their website confirmed it.
by g.colangelo
December 26th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better Than Average Kabinett
Replies: 49
Views: 1705

Re: Better Than Average Kabinett

If your main concern is sweetness, it’s not the QmP classification you should worry about but the other information on the label. Look for the word “feinherb” on any wine for something with the kind of light sweetness you may be looking for (...) Indeed, trying a "feinherb" is a good advice if you ...
by g.colangelo
December 26th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better Than Average Kabinett
Replies: 49
Views: 1705

Re: Better Than Average Kabinett

If you like true Kabinett, I prefer wines from Graacher Himmelriech as they tend to have Kabinett weight.....Prum, Loosen, Monchof in Mosel. Big fan of Kabinett from Maximin Grunhauser and Schafer Frohlich too. +1 for Graacher Himmerlich and Prum. +1 for Graacher Himmelreich and Willi Schaefer! A.J...
by g.colangelo
December 26th, 2019, 2:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 5800

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

The first time I was in Burgundy was when the 2009 vintage was out, but one could still taste and buy 2008 and 2007. All experts were saying that 2008 was much better than 2007, in particular for its aging potential. But from what I was tasting 2007s were delicious and drinking well already then, wh...
by g.colangelo
November 20th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vigna rionda ester canale giovanni rosso
Replies: 31
Views: 1709

Re: Vigna rionda ester canale giovanni rosso

I don't promote anything . I opened a discussion on a producer that is not so we'll recognised . I have my opinion on the matter but I wanted to see a different point of view .have you tried tha barolo in question g.colangelo? No, I have not, and if the price is as high as it has been mentioned, I ...
by g.colangelo
November 19th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vigna rionda ester canale giovanni rosso
Replies: 31
Views: 1709

Re: Vigna rionda ester canale giovanni rosso

Ok, Lorenzo, you are at 17 posts and in most of them you have mentioned and promoted this Barolo, can you please explain why?
by g.colangelo
November 10th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY
Replies: 132
Views: 14632

Re: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY

Agreed , but we can't deny there are similarities. And price wise, what can you buy in burgundy for 50/60usd ? As for the top of the range stuff pie' Franco , ca' di morisso, ester canale,bartolo mascarello are a fraction of the price of top burgundy . I guess you are viewing things from a US prici...
by g.colangelo
November 10th, 2019, 3:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8669

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Thank you, Roman, very informative.
by g.colangelo
November 6th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 51
Views: 3318

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

Some years ago I had the luck to participate to a wonderful tasting in which, in the final three flights, the Bonnes Mares, Amoureuses and Musigny by Roumier and Vogue were compared blind. Comments on the tasting are here: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=113254&p=1717868#p17...
by g.colangelo
November 6th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8669

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

How are the alcohol levels chez Rousseau?
by g.colangelo
November 2nd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best red Burgs for 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1886

Re: Best red Burgs for 2019

de Montille Taillepieds 2002
by g.colangelo
November 1st, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Re: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century

They also adjust pre-18 century harvests by 7 days to account for what they describe as "Anthropogenic changes in winemaking" meaning they started picking later because there was a developing market for deeper colored, longer lasting wines. Not sure what this has to do with the French hoodwinking u...
by g.colangelo
October 26th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century
Replies: 11
Views: 942

Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century

I found this interesting article investigating climate change with the help of Burgundy harvest dates: https://boris.unibe.ch/133281/ Among others, I found this statement very interesting (GHD stands for grape harvest dates): "The 33 extremely warm events comprising the fifth per- centile bracket of...
by g.colangelo
October 14th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 383
Views: 21667

Re: I'm done*

I'm 35, so maybe I'll feel differently when I'm 65, but the thought that the only wines I'll be drinking for the next 10, 20, or even 30 years are all currently in my cellar, would seem quite boring. I know all of you will continue to explore new producers through tastings, the one-off glass at a r...
by g.colangelo
October 9th, 2019, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

The bad thing is that the professional reviews are listed under the #3 variant. I don't know whether this happens automatically or whether the CT staff are themselves AP fetishists...
by g.colangelo
October 9th, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 2161

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

K John Joseph wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 3:52 pm
So "lan-geh" with a hard G?
Yes. Of course the way vowels are pronounced in Italian and English are very different, so both a and e should be pronounced the Italian way. I hope you heard how that sounds.
by g.colangelo
October 8th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

Thank you all for confirming this. Indeed it would be good if they could fix this in CT...
by g.colangelo
October 8th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 2161

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

Lange
ge like in "get"
by g.colangelo
October 7th, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: TN: 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3

Thank you for the note, David.
If I understand correctly this is the only Domprobst Kabinett they made that year, right?
Unfortunately on CT there are two, one without AP number and one with...
by g.colangelo
September 24th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2650

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Absolutely! Is the date known already?
by g.colangelo
September 24th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2650

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Alex and David, thank you for your replies. Personally, I do not buy much at auctions, just a few bottles of producers I know and like, so I don't rely on scores for deciding about what to buy. But I do hope to be able to participate once, especially for being able to taste the wines, and in particu...
by g.colangelo
September 23rd, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2650

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

The GK in 375 went for less - 80 - last year. The spat went for 75 so it’s a little cheaper but not nearly as good. Hi Alex, I didn't follow last year's auction and was told 95 euros, but I guess this price includes taxes and commissions. Ok, so it is indeed only marginally cheaper. Still, your rem...
by g.colangelo
September 22nd, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2650

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Any news about the Bad Kreuznach Auction? Curious about the price for the Doennhoff TBA 2015...
by g.colangelo
September 20th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2650

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Russell Faulkner wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 6:22 am
Schaefer Spat @ 71
Schaefer GK 375s @ 95
Wow! This is significantly less than last year! I did not expect it would go backward. But glad I'll have 3 bottles Spat.
by g.colangelo
September 17th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)
Replies: 33
Views: 1328

Re: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)

Steve and Otto: thanks a lot for the additional suggestion about Iago and Gotsa.
by g.colangelo
September 17th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)
Replies: 33
Views: 1328

Re: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)

Otto, this is very timely! I am heading to Tbilisi in a week from now and was looking for information on restaurants and wineries. My time will be very limited because I will be there for work, but should have one free day, and the evenings of course. Would you suggest Pheasant's Tears if you had to...
by g.colangelo
August 24th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1488

Re: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM

Last night's wines: 2015 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne A bit concerning on first PnP sip. A little Californication going on, with a somewhat candied feel – like a Littorai. Noticeable oak. Uh-oh has Fourrier crept toward the dark side? Confirmation bias creeping in? But with some...
by g.colangelo
August 18th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines to bring back from Europe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: Which wines to bring back from Europe?

In Italy I'd recommend that you buy any Accomasso that you can find. I think I paid €55 for a bottle of his Barolo that sells for $225 here in the US. I'd also recommend Poggio di Sotto, Emidio Pepe, and Bartolo Mascarello. Good luck if you want to find other Accomasso bottles for 55€... This is an...
by g.colangelo
August 18th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2394

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Thank you for your detailed list of recommendations, Juergen! BTW: Switzerland produces fine Pinot Noir as well, a few examples: Gantenbein (pricey but top) Tscharner Donatsch Fromm Obrecht As you can imagine, I know Swiss Pinot Noirs quite well. The ones you mentioned (with the exception of Fromm) ...
by g.colangelo
August 17th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 44
Views: 2251

Re: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers

Yes, Sekt from Germany can be excellent. In addition to Lauer, I enjoyed van Volxem.

Lambrusco di Sorbara has not been mentioned yet. I have very much enjoyed Paltrinieri's Radici as an inexpensive but fully enjoyable sparkling wine.
by g.colangelo
August 17th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2394

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Thank you, Robert!
While most readers here are from the US, as you can see I am located in Switzerland - in fact writing from across the border in Germany right now... ;-)
by g.colangelo
August 17th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2394

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Robert and Juergen thank you for your replies and suggestions! If I may, I hoped to have more specific suggestions of bottles and producers you are particularly fond of: I know most of the better known names you mentioned (but haven't yet tried them all). If you fear sudden explosions of interest an...
by g.colangelo
August 14th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2394

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Can you please name some of the best Spaetburgunder worth trying? I have tried quite a few in the last year or so, but not systematically and not aiming at the very top. Most have been a disappointment, with some very good exceptions, in particular Bernhard Huber Bienenberg. I also enjoyed Enderle&M...
by g.colangelo
July 29th, 2019, 1:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?
Replies: 15
Views: 1140

Re: Stems: The Achilles’ heel of the wine glass?

This is one of those wine myths that are bandied about with absolute certainty but on reflection, make no sense whatsoever. How exactly would one warm the wine by holding the bowl? Anyone who is shooting infrared rays or heat from their fingertips is the next super hero. I have yet to meet anyone w...
by g.colangelo
July 28th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alto Piemonte Books??
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Alto Piemonte Books??

There's also one of Valtellina which they don't seem to have right now. I think you can order it directly from Enogea: https://www.enogea.it/en/product/valtellina-2/ Ken, I am sure you know that Valtellina is in Lombardia, not Piemonte, but like alto Piemonte they also make cool climate Nebbiolo. I...
by g.colangelo
July 28th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alto Piemonte Books??
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Alto Piemonte Books??

The link didn't work. Here is the name of the book (in Italian): Nord Piemonte. L'altro nebbiolo Copertina flessibile – 25 gen 2011 di Edizioni del Capricorno (Autore) Copertina flessibile: 96 pagine Editore: Edizioni del Capricorno (25 gennaio 2011) Collana: Edizioni del Capricorno Lingua: Italiano...
by g.colangelo
July 28th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alto Piemonte Books??
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Alto Piemonte Books??

I didn't know of any and did a search on amazon.it which gave the following one: https://www.amazon.it/Piemonte-Laltro-nebbiolo-Edizioni-Capricorno/dp/8877071184/ref=sr_1_35?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=vino+piemonte&qid=1564323226&s=books&sr=1-35 I don't know anything about t...
by g.colangelo
July 28th, 2019, 1:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 4343

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

As a follow-up to my previous post, there was hail damage in the Trier-Olewig vineyards. It's extremely hot here, with record-breaking temperatures across Germany. Hi Lars, any damage made by the heat wave on the vineyards? How did the people cope with it? I see that it is raining in the Mosel regi...
by g.colangelo
July 16th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Asimov on Wine Lexicon
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: NYTimes: Asimov on Wine Lexicon

I also enjoyed the article and appreciate the effort, which I think everybody who is serious about wine should do. Still, it is a very hard job. For example, precisely defining the difference between "energy", "tension" and "liveliness" is very hard. He tried, but I am not sure that he succeeded. Si...
by g.colangelo
July 9th, 2019, 2:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Champagne vs. White
Replies: 21
Views: 1378

Re: Zalto Champagne vs. White

etomasi wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 8:46 am
For older champagnes, I really prefer the Zalto sweet wine glass. Plus, I'm lazy and I can keep the same stem for the champagnes and sauternes.
Same here for the same reason, but sometimes I drink champagne in Universal, or some older ones even in Burgundy.
by g.colangelo
June 25th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 7324

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Yes, for me too alcohol is felt more with age. At tasting I always spit. I have also observed the kind of reaction (but perhaps less severe) to high-alcohol wines you described. To me it happened with Amarone, which is often at 15 ABV if not more, but it's a wine I don't really like, so it is not a ...

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