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by Martin Zwick
January 23rd, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Amerigo 1934
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Amerigo 1934

In the last days I bought some pasta sauces online by the famous restaurant "Amerigo 1934" in Savigno near Bologna. First a Puttanesca and second a Ragù Bolognese . I bought it as I look for ready-made products for my countryside house. Of course I love to cook, but sometimes I have no time buying f...
by Martin Zwick
January 17th, 2020, 1:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: WALNUT-PARSLEY PESTO
Replies: 0
Views: 137

WALNUT-PARSLEY PESTO

Around 1 week ago I bought a sack of organic walnuts. Of course I have to cook with it. This week I saw a walnut pesto recipe chez GUARDIAN. I have to say a very delicious variation of the classic pesto. Use the pasta of your choice. Gnocchi would be a good match or Fusilli. https://www.wineberserke...
by Martin Zwick
January 16th, 2020, 3:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone using Kampot peppercorns?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Anyone using Kampot peppercorns?

I used it, but I was not that such impressed. Maybe I should use a better pepper mill, as I only have a Scandinavian pepper crusher. I read that is helpful to grind the Kampot pepper very fine.

Anyway all the german/swiss foodblogger love Kampot peppercorns.
by Martin Zwick
January 15th, 2020, 12:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PENNE with GORGONZOLA and SPINACH
Replies: 0
Views: 170

PENNE with GORGONZOLA and SPINACH

After Xmas and New Years Eve I am in the mood for veggie dishes. Here comes comfort food from Italy.

https://www.wineberserkers.com/content/?p=5704


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Cheers,
Martin
by Martin Zwick
December 27th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore - BestBuy
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: 2016 Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore - BestBuy

We did a pre-Xmas vertical 2011-2016 in Potsdam . And I was impressed by the quality&style of 2015&2016, very polished&elegant. Fair to say 2011-2014 were too modern for me, but well-made. I guess that there was a change of the cellar master starting vintage 2015. Our host who visited the estate in ...
by Martin Zwick
December 21st, 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Canon
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: 2016 Ch. Canon - a question for the Bordeaux experts!

WOW........TAK
by Martin Zwick
December 21st, 2019, 1:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Canon
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

Re: 2016 Ch. Canon

I have a question for the Bordeaux experts here. Is this finesse&freshness in the 2016s just related to this outstanding vintage or maybe also a return to old values by the winemakers?
by Martin Zwick
December 20th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PIDE/LAHMACUN
Replies: 1
Views: 1821

Re: LAHMACUN

P.S. When I made this Pide/Lahmacun in august, I made 4-5 pieces for the freezer. Tonight I picked one from the freezer and put it in the oven. DELICIOUS
by Martin Zwick
December 20th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Canon
Replies: 8
Views: 1129

2016 Ch. Canon

"A wine of pure sophistication and polish“ A. Galloni 2016 Ch. Canon Gorgeous. 75% Merlot + 25% Cabernet franc. Its all about finesse&freshness and ELEGANCE. The texture is mind-blowing, such polished. Do your a favor and open a bottle in the coming days. Doesn’t need heavy decanting! Its on a beau...
by Martin Zwick
December 17th, 2019, 1:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BIGOLI IN SALSA
Replies: 0
Views: 420

BIGOLI IN SALSA

Here comes a classic from Venice. Shortly before Xmas I always make simple dishes mainly with fish&seafood. I recommend to buy mild white onions as they are sweeter than normal onions. Also take care that you cook the sliced onions on the lowest lowest (!) heat setting. Its totally forbidden to burn...
by Martin Zwick
December 15th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore - BestBuy
Replies: 4
Views: 516

2016 Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore - BestBuy

2016 Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore Perfect Xmas wine. It will please everyone, promised. Such fresh, polished, balanced and elegant. And you don’t have to rob the bank. BestBuy for 55 Euro. A blend of 40% C.S, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet franc. Also 2015 is superb. True GRANDEZZA IMG_0267.jpg
by Martin Zwick
December 15th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 4:23 am
I assume the reference to “red riesling” was a metaphor, as this red wine struck Martin as being so fresh, vibrant and acid-driven. My guess.
YES, metaphor is the right word.
by Martin Zwick
December 15th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING

Frederico L e e wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 3:59 am
It's made of 100% Sangiovese not being labeled as a Chianti but an IGT Super Tuscan wine.

What's a red Riesling?
Of course Red Riesling doesn't exist. I use sometimes this descriptor when a red wine shows so much acidity&freshness like a Riesling.
by Martin Zwick
December 15th, 2019, 1:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING
Replies: 17
Views: 993

2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello" - RED RIESLING

2016 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" I am stunned, I never had such a wild, fresh, vibrant, challenging and acidity-driven Flaccianello before. And this is in part related to the fact that for the first time 2% was aged in amphora?! In addition impressive fruit purity (red currant) combined with...
by Martin Zwick
December 14th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: SEMMELKNÖDEL
Replies: 0
Views: 187

SEMMELKNÖDEL

Here comes a Xmas classic. I make it every year on the first or second Xmas day together with hare filet and sauté chestnuts in butter. Semmelknödel or Bavarian Dumplings are great to make in advance, so that you have not so much stress and you could concentrate on the main dish. In addition this si...
by Martin Zwick
December 12th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: YAKITORI
Replies: 0
Views: 529

YAKITORI

Its cold in Berlin and I was not in the mood for hunting something special. So I went around the corner to my organic shop and bought some chicken breast. These Japanese chicken skewer are easy to make and delicious. I used a ready-make Teriyaki sauce which is easy to find these days. https://www.wi...
by Martin Zwick
December 9th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Xmas Chicken
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Xmas Chicken

P.S. of course, you could use this stuffing also for turkey.
by Martin Zwick
December 9th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Xmas Chicken
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Xmas Chicken

Note: I forgot to mention that you do not need to use the whole 150g chestnut butter, I think 100g is more than enough. Put the rest in a freezer. Or make 200g chestnut butter, the rest for another chicken.
by Martin Zwick
December 8th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Xmas Chicken
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Xmas Chicken

P.S. and your house&apartment will smell beautifully too, promised.
by Martin Zwick
December 7th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Xmas Chicken
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Xmas Chicken

Here comes one of my favorite recipes during Xmas time. Easy to make, delicious and in true Xmas spirit with all the lovely flavors of roasted chestnut and chicken. Of course I know that most of you know this recipe already. Some not and sometimes we forget recipes. [group-hug.gif] https://www.wineb...
by Martin Zwick
December 5th, 2019, 4:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Fürst "Centgrafenberg" Spätburgunder - the Chambolle-Musigny of Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: TN: 2017 Fürst "Centgrafenberg" Spätburgunder - the Chambolle-Musigny of Germany

Josh Grossman wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 3:54 am
Just like Burgundy, it's getting too expensive. Any thoughts on Josef Walter?

Centgrafenberg for 55 Euro in Germany. That's okay. Hundsrück is of course much more expensive.

No thoughts, as I haven't tasted his wines so far. I would like to recommend JÜLG from the Pfalz region.
by Martin Zwick
December 5th, 2019, 2:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Fürst "Centgrafenberg" Spätburgunder - the Chambolle-Musigny of Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 270

TN: 2017 Fürst "Centgrafenberg" Spätburgunder - the Chambolle-Musigny of Germany

Here we have one of the best German estate for red wine/Spätburgunder. Some experts compare this Centgrafenberg Spätburgunder with Chambolle-Musigny, make your own judgement. Estate: http://www.weingut-rudolf-fuerst.de/index_gb.htm 2017 Fürst "Centgrafenberg" Spätburgunder GG "Centgrafenberg (11ha) ...
by Martin Zwick
December 5th, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PARPIKA DIP
Replies: 0
Views: 512

PARPIKA DIP

I had some leftover potatoes, so I used this recipe from one of the best chefs in Switzerland, Andreas Caminada, to make a dip. Great with fresh bread as a warm up or maybe as a dip for white meat&seafood. In Germany many restaurants serve own bread with a dip these days instead of classic Antipasti...
by Martin Zwick
December 4th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BUTTERMILK CHICKEN
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: BUTTERMILK CHICKEN

Much has been written about the science behind marinades. My experience tells me they work, but when evaluated by professionals, I tend to doubt the true impact. My understanding is that a lot of Top chefs use this kind of brining for their products. Of course they substitute buttermilk with water.
by Martin Zwick
December 3rd, 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: CREAMY KOHLRABI
Replies: 1
Views: 497

CREAMY KOHLRABI

Vegetables can be so delicious! With this recipe you will probably eat the best Kohlrabi you have ever eaten.

https://www.wineberserkers.com/content/?p=5659

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Gin Gin
Martin
by Martin Zwick
December 3rd, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BUTTERMILK CHICKEN
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: BUTTERMILK CHICKEN

P.S. of course you can add additional spices to the buttermilk marinade.
by Martin Zwick
December 3rd, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BUTTERMILK CHICKEN
Replies: 8
Views: 741

BUTTERMILK CHICKEN

Here comes the famous recipe by Samin Nosrat from the Netflix movie SALT FAT ACID HEAT Fair to say this method is of course not new, as the generation of my grandparents used buttermilk for marinating game meat. It would be interesting to know when the use of buttermilk for marinating meat started o...
by Martin Zwick
November 29th, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: DUCK RAGÚ
Replies: 0
Views: 578

DUCK RAGÚ

Based on the fact that I have several half-empty pasta packages in my pantry, time to make a pasta dish. Best would have been to use pumpkin gnocchi or tagliatelle. All credit for this recipe goes to Claudio del Principe "al forno" https://www.wineberserkers.com/content/?p=5638 IMG_0388.JPG Gin Gin ...
by Martin Zwick
November 23rd, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: WALNUT-LENTILS SALAD
Replies: 0
Views: 605

WALNUT-LENTILS SALAD

Serve this sublime lentils salad lukewarm with duck breast. I had some Zampone, but fair to say it was too rustic for me. Or maybe I had the wrong brand. Anyway this lentils salad was the star, no surprise. Use litte lentils like the french Le Puy or little black lentils called "Beluga" in Germany. ...
by Martin Zwick
November 15th, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: POTATO GRATIN
Replies: 2
Views: 838

POTATO GRATIN

Here comes a winter classic from my kitchen. I make it quite often in winter as it warms the soul and is also a great side dish for any kind of meat. Also delicious re-heated on Day 2. In addition also very helpful when you have a lot of guests and you can make it advance, for 6-8 people. Now I foun...
by Martin Zwick
November 13th, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE
Replies: 3
Views: 717

TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco After the first sip you immediately know this is a magnificent wine and magnificent vintage. Its this BALANCE, peace of mind, structure and depth. In addition despite its youth you already have a remarkable elegance. Of course I know our wine cellars are fu...
by Martin Zwick
November 8th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: TONDA DI CHIOGGIA with goat cheese
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: TONDA DI CHIOGGIA with goat cheese

Jason Hagen wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Dang. Those beets look so cool.

J

I saw some recipes making a Carpaccio from Tonda di Chioggia. In this case I would recommend to add some smoked fish and finally adding a Vinaigrette.
by Martin Zwick
November 8th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: CARROTS à la Eric Ripert/Le Bernardin
Replies: 13
Views: 1914

Re: CARROTS à la Eric Ripert/Le Bernardin

AlexS wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Looks delicious -- how long do you sauté the carrots before adding water?

Just 1 min.
by Martin Zwick
November 5th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 P.J. Kühn "Jacobus" Riesling - BestBuy
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: TN: 2018 P.J. Kühn "Jacobus" Riesling - BestBuy

P.S. 2016 or 2017 Oestricher Doosberg is around 45€ , so 13€ for the Jacobus is quite a bargain.
by Martin Zwick
November 5th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 P.J. Kühn "Jacobus" Riesling - BestBuy
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: TN: 2018 P.J. Kühn "Jacobus" Riesling - BestBuy

Laurent Gibet wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 9:48 am


Do you agree, for the Doosberg, with an slight impression of chardonnay ?

YES

Also the flavors of "citron vert, cumin" I discovered too.
by Martin Zwick
November 5th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 P.J. Kühn "Jacobus" Riesling - BestBuy
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: TN: 2018 P.J. Kühn "Jacobus" Riesling - BestBuy

Thank you, Martin I recently discovered a wine of this domain, in an italian restaurant in Bordeaux. Rheingau Peter Jakob Kühn Oestricher Doosberg 2016 (AP 8/18) : 17,5/20 (excellent) Pensé initialement à un chardonnay bourguignon (Meursault Perrières ?). Viennent ensuite les notes du cépage : citr...
by Martin Zwick
November 5th, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 P.J. Kühn "Jacobus" Riesling - BestBuy
Replies: 7
Views: 299

TN: 2018 P.J. Kühn "Jacobus" Riesling - BestBuy

2018 P.J. Kühn "Jacobus" Riesling, Rheingau Here we have the Estate Riesling of the estate Peter Jakob Kühn from the Rheingau region, around 13€ in Germany. Beautiful floral perfume. Then a ripe fruit with notes of wildflower meadow, salty minerality and a good grip&punch in form of a vibrating aci...
by Martin Zwick
November 4th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: TONDA DI CHIOGGIA with goat cheese
Replies: 2
Views: 848

TONDA DI CHIOGGIA with goat cheese

I discovered this italian beetroots called Tonda di Chioggia in my organic shop. I have to say much more delicious, much more sublime and much more elegant than our German earthy&rustic counterpart. Really a discovery. I made a dish which I normally use for the regular German beetroots. Bottom-line,...
by Martin Zwick
November 3rd, 2019, 1:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Keller "Bürgel" GG Spätburgunder - 2017 a milestone at the estate Keller
Replies: 1
Views: 374

2017 Keller "Bürgel" GG Spätburgunder - 2017 a milestone at the estate Keller

2017 Keller "Bürgel" GG Spätburgunder The winemaker KP Keller stepped up the gear in 2017. The Spätburgunder BÜRGEL was in all these years always very charming, but the 17er shows clearly more structure, finesse, complexity and length incl. a basket of red fruits. No doubt, the vintage 2017 is a mi...
by Martin Zwick
November 2nd, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Weingut Keller - Riesling "Limestone" (Germany, Rheinhessen)
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: TN: 2018 Weingut Keller - Riesling "Limestone" (Germany, Rheinhessen)

A Songeur wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 5:14 am
Martin,
Is it any good?

Both are very good and empty in 10min. lemonade for adults
by Martin Zwick
November 2nd, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Weingut Keller - Riesling "Limestone" (Germany, Rheinhessen)
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: TN: 2018 Weingut Keller - Riesling "Limestone" (Germany, Rheinhessen)

Keep your eyes open for 2018 Keller "Limestone" Kabinett.
by Martin Zwick
November 2nd, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
Replies: 2
Views: 551

TN: 2002 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru

2002 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Overall quite fresh&juvenile with a vivid acidity. Looong life ahead. Bewitching perfume. On the palate flavors of black cherry, sous bois, spicebox, eucalyptus, black olive and a velvet&silky texture. Please open the wine 2h before. Simply beau...
by Martin Zwick
October 31st, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PASTA e FAGIOLI
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: PASTA e FAGIOLI

Hi Martin, I just made this soup this past weekend as well, which was cold and rainy. It's a shame you couldn't find ditalini pasta, but for this soup, I use two pots. The big one to make the soup without the pasta and then a smaller pot that gets the almost finished soup and to which I add the alr...
by Martin Zwick
October 30th, 2019, 2:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PASTA e FAGIOLI
Replies: 3
Views: 953

PASTA e FAGIOLI

I guess for the most people this italian classic is nothing new. I made it for the first time yesterday night. The days are getting colder and darker, time for comfort food. I used a recipe by Felicity Cloake/GUARDIAN and her „How to cook the perfect……..“. BTW, instead of dried Borlotti beans I used...
by Martin Zwick
October 26th, 2019, 1:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 RIDGE Monte Bello
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: TN: 2004 RIDGE Monte Bello - cork question?!

"Balance is everything"

Paul Draper



I just looked at my old notes from end of 2015 when Paul Draper visited Berlin and found that we had a 1995 MONTE BELLO which was such young& fresh and elegant.


Cheers,
Martin
by Martin Zwick
October 25th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 RIDGE Monte Bello
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: TN: 2004 RIDGE Monte Bello

Justin S wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 9:32 am


Your cork picture reminds me that my '12 MB has the cork soaked about 1/4th the way up the cork. Does that indicate heat damage?

I don't think so. But I would assume that there are some real cork experts on this board to answer your question.
by Martin Zwick
October 25th, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 RIDGE Monte Bello
Replies: 5
Views: 743

TN: 2004 RIDGE Monte Bello

"Balance is everything" Paul Draper I had the honor to meet Paul Draper at the end of 2015 for a private RIDGE workshop in Berlin. He is a very charismatic person and a great storyteller. IMG_8830.jpg 2004 RIDGE Monte Bello Based on 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet F...
by Martin Zwick
October 19th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Trimbach "Clos Ste. Hune" - The Holy Grail of Riesling
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: TN: 2000 Trimbach "Clos Ste. Hune" - The Holy Grail of Riesling

As much as I love Trimbach Clos Sainte Hune IMO the holy grail of Riesling is found a vit to the North East of Alsace Where Breuer Schlossberg is msde [cheers.gif] I have not 1 holy grail, instead 4-5-6. Of course also Breuer Schlossberg, Keller G-Max and Pettenthal GG, Koehler-Ruprecht Saumagen et...
by Martin Zwick
October 19th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FETTUCCINE con crema di piselli
Replies: 0
Views: 970

FETTUCCINE con crema di piselli

A few days ago I bought a just released cookbook "a mano" by the swiss-italian author Claudio del Principe. Its all about Pasta. Of course I had to cook a recipe from this book.

https://www.wineberserkers.com/content/?p=5582

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ENJOY
Martin
by Martin Zwick
October 19th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Trimbach "Clos Ste. Hune" - The Holy Grail of Riesling
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: TN: 2000 Trimbach "Clos Ste. Hune" - The Holy Grail of Riesling

I like Riesling, but personnally I've never been impressed by Ste Hune... But with all the praise on this wine, I'm not giving up yet :-) As you know you need a bit of luck with aged wines and a cold cellar. On the other hand maybe Ste Hune is not your cup of tea. Fair to say its a monument of ston...

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