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by Martin Zwick
September 21st, 2019, 1:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 38
Views: 917

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

I recommend Pettenthal GG and Schubertslay Kabinett from Keller this week-end in Bad Kreuznach. Fair to say I haven't tasted Schubertslay, but Pettenthal. Also 2018 EMT by Wagner-Stempel is outstanding. 2018 Keller PETTENTHAL GG auction wine A monolith. Best Dry German Riesling, period. Such dirty, ...
by Martin Zwick
September 20th, 2019, 1:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 38
Views: 917

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

I am not surprised Russell, 2018 is all about light&shadow.

ENJOY
Martin
by Martin Zwick
September 19th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BASQUE CHEESECAKE
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: BASQUE CHEESECAKE

P.S. very delicious this cake, but fair to say also ultra rich. With this cake you can easily feed 2 families in Europe. grouphug
The top could even be a touch more darker.
by Martin Zwick
September 19th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BASQUE CHEESECAKE
Replies: 2
Views: 174

BASQUE CHEESECAKE

Here comes the famous cheesecake by „La Viña“ in San Sebastian.

https://www.wineberserkers.com/content/?p=5543

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ENJOY
Martin
by Martin Zwick
September 17th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bassermann-Jordan "Pechstein" GG - sleeper of the vintage
Replies: 0
Views: 161

2018 Bassermann-Jordan "Pechstein" GG - sleeper of the vintage

2018 Bassermann-Jordan "Pechstein" GG Last week we made a GG 2018-Tasting in Potsdam and this GG surprised us all. Everyone at the table loved it. All elements are on the right place, perfect harmony and such beautiful to drink right now. Also a nice price, around 40 Euro in Germany. For example fo...
by Martin Zwick
September 16th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: RAGÙ di MANZO
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: RAGÙ di MANZO

It is and also such tasty on Day 2
by Martin Zwick
September 13th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: RAGÙ di MANZO
Replies: 2
Views: 271

RAGÙ di MANZO

Here comes italian soul food for autumn. Inspired by a recipe from the swiss-italian food blogger Claudio del Principe.

https://www.wineberserkers.com/content/?p=5522

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ENJOY
Martin
by Martin Zwick
September 3rd, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: ŠALTIBARŠČIAI
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: ŠALTIBARŠČIAI

haha........and taste yummy. Trust me, Jim.
by Martin Zwick
September 3rd, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: ŠALTIBARŠČIAI
Replies: 2
Views: 285

ŠALTIBARŠČIAI

This cold soup is a classic from the Baltic states. This recipe has a little twist by adding a bit of apple. Of course not traditional. But traditional is to serve it with boiled potatoes. Fair to say in summer time I don't need potatoes. Bottom-line, a very refreshing and down-to-earth dish. https:...
by Martin Zwick
September 3rd, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Estate of the Day - KNEBEL
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Estate of the Day - KNEBEL

Yesterday the VDP presented their 2018 GGs and besides the usual suspects one estate impressed me the most at this event, the estate KNEBEL from the Mosel region. The estate is a new member of the VDP. I know the young winemaker Matthias Knebel and his wines since 2012. His first GGs 2018 Röttgen an...
by Martin Zwick
September 3rd, 2019, 1:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discovery of the Day - Mosel auction wine
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Discovery of the Day - Mosel auction wine

Yesterday the VDP presented their 2018 GGs in Berlin and I discovered a superb dry Mosel auction wine. If you attend the Mosel auction at the end of september and you're interested in Dry Mosel Riesling, this is worth considering to auction. I made no notes, but here is the TN from Mosel Fine Wines ...
by Martin Zwick
August 19th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: LAHMACUN
Replies: 0
Views: 422

LAHMACUN

Here comes the turkish version of Pizza. Its based on minced beef and/or lamb meat. I made some little variation of the form, but the filling is traditional.

https://www.wineberserkers.com/content/?p=5485

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Martin
by Martin Zwick
August 14th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PIZETTE
Replies: 0
Views: 456

PIZETTE

I love these mini-pizzas, easy to make and even easier to eat. You don't have to be a pizza expert and you could also use a rolling ping which is totally forbidden to use for a classic pizza dough. The inspiration comes from an article by Nigel Slater in the GUARDIAN last year. I used the guanciale ...
by Martin Zwick
August 14th, 2019, 3:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Several bread makers tested and published in the The Telegraph.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/recommended ... ad-makers/
by Martin Zwick
August 13th, 2019, 1:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

Now I own a Croustina breadmaker and the first results were quite positive. First, a bacon bread and second a pizza dough. The bread had a fine crust and the crumb was impressive. Also quite fresh the second and third day. The bread took 3h in the breadmaker and the pizza dough 45min + resting extra...
by Martin Zwick
August 5th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PASTA MELANZANE - a postcard from Noto/Sicily
Replies: 0
Views: 608

PASTA MELANZANE - a postcard from Noto/Sicily

I am back from a summerhouse in the hills of Noto/Sicily and I brought 3 eggplants to Berlin, as the product quality of vegetables, fruits, fish and sea-food is such impressive. IMG_9398.JPG IMG_9368.jpg Etna.JPG A few weeks ago I discovered a Pasta eggplant recipe from the Swiss-Italian food blogge...
by Martin Zwick
August 4th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Arianna Occhipinti „Siccagno“ Nero d’Avola - a postcard from Noto/Sicily
Replies: 0
Views: 293

TN: 2016 Arianna Occhipinti „Siccagno“ Nero d’Avola - a postcard from Noto/Sicily

Here comes a postcard from a summerhouse in the hills near Noto/Sicily. Such a pleasure to make holiday in Sicily and the product quality of fruits, vegetables, fish and sea-food is simply stunning. IMG_9398.JPG IMG_9438.JPG 2016 Arianna Occhipinti „Siccagno“ Nero d’Avola On the one hand you have th...
by Martin Zwick
July 16th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont
Replies: 26
Views: 1589

Re: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont

"To my understanding she has made her microcuvées on her own since 2007 or so, but she took over the full control of the winery and vineyard management in 2014."


Correct, I looked via Google.
by Martin Zwick
July 16th, 2019, 2:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont
Replies: 26
Views: 1589

Re: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont

I've tasted Barolo La Tartufaias 2007, 2009 and 2010. Wasn't thrilled about the 2009, but the 2007 and 2010 were quite good. All in all the style is not really my cup of tea, since the wines are a bit too polished and oaky for my taste, but nevertheless pretty good for that burgundian-modernist sty...
by Martin Zwick
July 14th, 2019, 11:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Berlin food reccos?
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Berlin food reccos?

And be prepared that these restaurants represent the true Berlin spirit. So nothing fancy regarding interiour&service and in stark contrast to *** restaurants in NY. Only the restaurant by Tim Raue represent classic style. If these restaurants are too wild for you then you have to go to "Lorenz Adlo...
by Martin Zwick
July 14th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Berlin food reccos?
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Berlin food reccos?

First of all, there are so many great restaurants in Berlin these days and many more open weekly. So not easy to choose. I would like to recommend restaurants which defines the NEW Berlin. ERNST https://www.ernstberlin.de Nobelhart&Schmutzig https://www.nobelhartundschmutzig.com/en/ einsunternull ht...
by Martin Zwick
July 14th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PULPO POTATO SALAD
Replies: 0
Views: 880

PULPO POTATO SALAD

Here comes the first recipe from my new summerhouse near Berlin. IMG_8995.jpg The shopping possibilities are a bit limited on the countryside, so I bring all the food stuff from Berlin. Als a result I look for food which I could put in the freezer or put in the fridge for weeks. A few weeks ago I di...
by Martin Zwick
July 14th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BEEF RENDANG
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: BEEF RENDANG

alan weinberg wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 9:09 pm
I’ll never find all those ingredients. Just send me the finished dish, please. Looks great.

You only need the Rendang paste and some lemongrass and kaffirlimes leaves. Shouldn't be a problem via Google and Asia shop.
by Martin Zwick
July 14th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BEEF RENDANG
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: BEEF RENDANG

Alan Eden wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Shouldnt beef be shredded ?
NO

Here we have the asian version of Boeuf Bourginion or Goulash.
by Martin Zwick
July 9th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BEEF RENDANG
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: BEEF RENDANG

pepsi


It makes me happy when you re-cook it and you are hopefully satisfied or even better it will warm your soul.

And don't worry if you don't find all ingredients, it will work anyway. GOOD LUCK
by Martin Zwick
July 8th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BEEF RENDANG
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: BEEF RENDANG

That looks spectacular, thank you! I'm looking at ingredients on line. Here you will find a recipe to make your own Rendang paste and a list of all the spices needed. https://rasamalaysia.com/beef-rendang-recipe-rendang-daging/ And don't worry these spices you need later the year for other asian di...
by Martin Zwick
July 8th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BEEF RENDANG
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

BEEF RENDANG

I was in the mood for a cozy&exotic braising dish, as we have now 18 C in Berlin in contrast to 38 C last week. In addition I knew I had some Rendang paste in my fridge. Rendang Paste: http://www.verstegen-direct.co.uk/kumars-curries-wok-pastes/kumars-rendang-500g.html Here comes an Indonesian class...
by Martin Zwick
July 2nd, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 4052

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

I have to say I am quite surprised and puzzled that several US consumer mentioned oak. In the past it was rather WE the Europeans that complained about too much oak and alcohol regarding Bordeaux. And now regarding 2016 it seems to me that everything is on the right&perfect place.
by Martin Zwick
July 2nd, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue

Hi Lars, good to know, I will correct it. Indeed, quite a while. BTW, do you think there are 6 bottles of this Spätlese feinherb to find in the shop in Konstanz or elsewhere? I had to deal with some serious health issues in spring and missed the chance to buy it. Let me know. DANKE Alles Gute + Gesu...
by Martin Zwick
July 2nd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue
Replies: 13
Views: 920

2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 - a Primaballerina on your tongue

I know it is not easy to find the wines of Erich and Johannes Weber, but try it. 2018 Hofgut Falkenstein "Niedermenniger Herrenberg" Riesling Spätlese feinherb #4 "The 2018er Niedermennig Herrenberg Spätlese Feinherb AP 04 (known internally as “Onkel Peter”) comes from ungrafted vines in the south-f...
by Martin Zwick
July 2nd, 2019, 1:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: ITALIAN POTATO SALAD
Replies: 0
Views: 996

ITALIAN POTATO SALAD

Here comes the Italian version of a German potato salad. The difference is that it contains no vinegar and meat broth. I discovered this recipe at the very nice german-italian food blog Splendido . Fair to say I hesitated to publish it, but after 30min the flavors came together and I was convinced. ...
by Martin Zwick
July 1st, 2019, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy

RichardFlack wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 11:42 am
For Provencale style but with a little more character and stuffing try Bandol.
You're right, but also double in price. I am willing to pay a lot for Riesling, but for Rosé 15 Euro is my limit. Here in Berlin I have to pay around 20 Euro for these Bandol Rosé.
by Martin Zwick
June 24th, 2019, 2:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3947

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

It`s time for Rosé........ [winner.gif]
by Martin Zwick
June 24th, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 4052

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Eric Egan wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 1:36 am
Yep, this is in a pretty good spot right now. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to open them - in fact, they won't be getting any better so might as well drink them soon;-)

Good to know that my palate is also working with reds.
by Martin Zwick
June 24th, 2019, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 4052

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Blair Ridley wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 4:23 pm

this wine is wide open


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by Martin Zwick
June 23rd, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy

I can't remember such high temperatures in June since I landed on this planet. Climate change is coming really fast. In the coming days we expect 35-40C in Berlin. Of course last year was already one of the hottest summer ever, but such high temperatures in June?! Anyway here comes the perfect drink...
by Martin Zwick
June 21st, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT

So Gilman reports four schubertslay bottlings from Keller this year: the kabinett, a kabinett alte reben (which is the one that will be sold at auction), an auslese alte reben in tiny quantity, and...an alte reben GG that will be sold at auction. Prices will no doubt be stratospheric for anything h...
by Martin Zwick
June 21st, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT

A.Gillette wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 7:55 am
So Gilman reports four schubertslay bottlings from Keller this year: the kabinett, a kabinett alte reben (which is the one that will be sold at auction)
A

the kabinett is based on 60 years old vines, but only for restaurants.
by Martin Zwick
June 21st, 2019, 1:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT

just for the record......regarding 2018 Schubertslay Kabinett 600 bottles were produced from the 120 years old vines and 360 bottles will be auctioned in September.
by Martin Zwick
June 20th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT

Martin - have you been able to try his schubertslay kabi yet? Alex - NO, wasn´t served in March at the barrel tasting Jungweinprobe at the estate. But John Gilman tasted it. Maybe he will post his impressions in this thread?! Could someone please contact John Gilman. DANKE Cheers, Martin
by Martin Zwick
June 19th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT

P.S. just for the record the Rieslings from FK Schmitt age terrific, as I had the chance to taste back until 1895 in a tasting at the estate Keller in summer 2012. Mind-blowing was a 1921 Nierstein KEHR & FLÄSCHENHAHL Trockenbeerenauslese which was one of the best Rieslings I've ever drunken. Pure m...
by Martin Zwick
June 19th, 2019, 3:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT

You have to, Robert. And don't forget, all the German winemakers love KABINETT.

And as I imagine that the one and only Tino Seiwert (who died much too early) seduced God to drink Riesling. GOD is now also a customer of the Keller estate. haha
by Martin Zwick
June 19th, 2019, 1:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT
Replies: 15
Views: 985

2012 Keller "Hipping" Kabinett - the magic of KABINETT

2012 Keller "Hipping" Nierstein Kabinett -H- Here we have a textbook KABINETT. The trademark of a Kabinett is and always will be lightness, floating elegance, fruit-acidity-play, low alcohol and drinking pleasure. Its the first Kabinett vintage from Nierstein/Roter Hang by the estate Keller. He bou...
by Martin Zwick
June 16th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Capbern, St. Estephe
Replies: 19
Views: 1490

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Capbern, St. Estephe

Aha! When a Riesling-aficionado raves about Bordeaux than you know what you have to do. BUY [wink.gif]


P.S. regarding 2014 I strongly recommend Ch. Labegorce from Margaux. What a value for 25€ and 93/100 by Neal Martin. Just had it last week, such elegant.
by Martin Zwick
June 16th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 4052

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

What??? Nobody wants to open a bottle of 2016 Calon Ségur now?! Maybe it doesn't get better than right now? Maybe someone will steal your wine?? Maybe you will have heat damage??? Maybe your kids will drink it all when you're on holiday???? Maybe you are dead in a decade???? Wine is for drinking!!!
by Martin Zwick
June 15th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 4052

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Guys,

again, you don't have to wait 10-20-30 years. 2016 Calon Ségur and all the ´16s are singing right now. Do your a favour and open a bottle!

Maybe in 2-3-4 years they are shut down?! And you missed a big opportunity.


Gin Gin
Martin
by Martin Zwick
June 14th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 4052

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

"One of our vintage favorite"


Giuseppe Lauria editor in chief from the swiss&german wine magazine WEINWISSER just told me this regarding 2016 Calon Ségur.
by Martin Zwick
June 14th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 49
Views: 4052

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

Kelly,

trust me, all the 2016 are singing now and its the same with Calon Ségur. Needs also not necessarily decanting.

Open a bottle and find out for yourself. in vino veritas

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