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by Robert Dentice
January 13th, 2021, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Politics
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Wine and Politics

No. I have been following the wine market for now 25 years and absolutely nothing has had a serious impact on pricing. Yes there have been opportunities to pick up deals in the early parts of the financial crisis or recently to get allocations that restaurants have not taken. Overall the market for ...
by Robert Dentice
January 12th, 2021, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?
Replies: 65
Views: 3056

Re: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?

No. Zaltos all the way for me. However I just ordered white and universal from one of the Zalto family members who went out on his own so stay tuned:

https://us.josephinen.com/
by Robert Dentice
January 10th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2237

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

That is amazing!
by Robert Dentice
January 9th, 2021, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2501

Re: First Date Wines

I have oh so many stories from my dating days when a man (always a man, women never pulled this), knowing that I was "into" wine, would bring something or order something he was sure would impress me, or even start spouting off a completely mistaken wine lecture. It rarely worked out. And...
by Robert Dentice
January 8th, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2242

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

Claus Jeppesen wrote: January 8th, 2021, 7:08 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote: January 7th, 2021, 3:58 pm
Claus Jeppesen wrote: January 7th, 2021, 11:23 am

Mee too
Although I bought 66 bottles of 2019
That's double me lol
I have around 120 bottles
Sames as a good Danish friend near by
We look forward to drink them at age 20
I am well over 500 not counting mags as double so I hope so too...
by Robert Dentice
January 8th, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12
Replies: 51
Views: 2242

Re: TN: 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Krettnacher Euchariusberg Riesling Kabinett "Kugel Peter" #12

It was the 2018 vintage. The Webers noticed that it made sense to fraction at pressing, because the acidity dropped significantly the harder the grapes were pressed. In a normal vintage, they gently press to a higher bar, as the acidity declines only gradually. Other top producers did the same thin...
by Robert Dentice
January 3rd, 2021, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling... Point me in the right direction
Replies: 59
Views: 2309

Re: Riesling... Point me in the right direction

Thanks again to all for the replies. On the petrol topic - a hint of it is not a big deal, but I certainly prefer that it's not the primary aroma. Who knows, maybe it will be an acquired taste (???). I'm now waiting on delivery for almost a case. More bottles than I planned on, but it will be fun t...
by Robert Dentice
January 2nd, 2021, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you want to try in 2021????
Replies: 100
Views: 3421

Re: What do you want to try in 2021????

Great thread. Many wines on here I would like to try or try again. My personal focus list: I want to try many new German producers, particularly the younger ones both for my own personal cellar and for source | material offerings 1.) More aged Auslese and Spätlese with unique food pairings. 2.) Char...
by Robert Dentice
January 2nd, 2021, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling... Point me in the right direction
Replies: 59
Views: 2309

Re: Riesling... Point me in the right direction

In addition to DeeVine K&L has a great riesling selection. I took the liberty of selecting some German wines for you. https://www.klwines.com/Basket/Index 5 dry and 3 sweet Unfortunately no older bottles. Look for an older JB Becker, a producer that has lots of library wines, or search around a...
by Robert Dentice
January 2nd, 2021, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling... Point me in the right direction
Replies: 59
Views: 2309

Re: Riesling... Point me in the right direction

Ah thanks Otto...here is the list: 2018 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Kabinett Riesling Nahe $25.99 2018 Dönnhoff Felsenberg "Felsenturmchen" Riesling Grosses Gewächs Nahe $64.99 2018 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich "Anrecht" Riesling Auslese Mosel $49.99 2018 Carl Loewen M...
by Robert Dentice
January 2nd, 2021, 3:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling... Point me in the right direction
Replies: 59
Views: 2309

Re: Riesling... Point me in the right direction

In addition to DeeVine K&L has a great riesling selection. I took the liberty of selecting some German wines for you. https://www.klwines.com/Basket/Index 5 dry and 3 sweet Unfortunately no older bottles. Look for an older JB Becker, a producer that has lots of library wines, or search around at...
by Robert Dentice
January 1st, 2021, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 4532

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

My love for German wine is well documented. It is 90% of my cellar and nothing could make me happier.
by Robert Dentice
January 1st, 2021, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5
Replies: 29
Views: 1142

Re: TN: 2019 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5

391FCFC0-FE16-4318-A036-A4720D1A0682.jpeg 2019 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese #5 - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (12/31/2020) I can't remember the last time I had a young spätlese or auslese that had this much complexity. Light yellow color. Expressive nose of ripe peach, mango, or...
by Robert Dentice
January 1st, 2021, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year’s wine resolution
Replies: 51
Views: 2041

Re: New Year’s wine resolution

I say this every time this question comes up and I think it is worth repeating. The most enjoyable part of wine for me is opening bottles for other people so I will keep buying. one of the most enjoyable memories for me this year was having my eyes opened to how amazing German Riesling can be, by y...
by Robert Dentice
December 31st, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year’s wine resolution
Replies: 51
Views: 2041

Re: New Year’s wine resolution

I say this every time this question comes up and I think it is worth repeating. The most enjoyable part of wine for me is opening bottles for other people so I will keep buying.
by Robert Dentice
December 31st, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2293

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?

I believe that is true across the Board. I think it is because of a combination of importers ordering less and producers selling more in German anticipating less demand from the U.S. Crazy thing is I think German wine is as in demand as ever. How much do you think this results from the disruption o...
by Robert Dentice
December 31st, 2020, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2293

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?

Chambers and Crush in NYC would be the two best overall They don't seem to have as much in the way of 2019s as they have had in the past. Same with a bunch of usually reliable German wine retailers. I believe that is true across the Board. I think it is because of a combination of importers orderin...
by Robert Dentice
December 31st, 2020, 3:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2293

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?

I don’t want to hijack this thread, and if you all want I can start a new thread, but I have different question pertaining to this question (for the same audience). Where do you find yourself buying the majority of your Riesling? I am really looking for a wine shop that has Riesling diversity. I bu...
by Robert Dentice
December 31st, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2293

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?

Pat Martin wrote: December 30th, 2020, 9:50 am
But overall, I haven’t found German Riesling hard to backfill — I was still reloading on 2001s in 2012 or later even at release pricing. But maybe this is starting to change, that prices are escalating?
Yes this is definitely starting to change.
by Robert Dentice
December 31st, 2020, 3:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2293

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?

To answer the question it would either be 2001 Müller-Catoir Haardter Mandelring Scheurebe Spätlese or Emrich-Schönleber Auf der Lay.

I excluded older bottles from great vintages like 71, 59, 21 etc.
by Robert Dentice
December 31st, 2020, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich „Felsenberg“ GG - open 2014 now!
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: TN: 2014 Schäfer-Fröhlich „Felsenberg“ GG - open 2014 now!

Tim might have produced the best GG's in 2014! I opened up a 3L of this in 2019 and it was stunning, absolutely floored a bunch of serious riesling drinkers. Happy New Year Martin! I hope you have some Scheurebe in your future! Thanks for all of your fantastic contributions here, I truly appreciate ...
by Robert Dentice
December 28th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172234

Re: New York City Restaurants

took my gf to marea for her birthday lunch yesterday. they have some tables out front facing the park, but also some out back (side really) in a courtyard. lots of heaters and warm service. the food was excellent but damn it's hard to stay warm despite lots of wine. can't help but feel for these pe...
by Robert Dentice
December 28th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172234

Re: New York City Restaurants

I just want to put in a good word for the Atoboy take out meals. I got their Thanksgiving meal and it was fantastic. Also, they have individually enclosed tables outside the restaurant with heaters. I did the new Whole Roasted Chicken Ssam delivery at Atoboy and it was outstanding. They also have a...
by Robert Dentice
December 28th, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German wine law and climate change
Replies: 44
Views: 1821

Re: German wine law and climate change

I think you have to consider the alcohol level as well as Oechsle, but to be honest I think its just fine as it is, I'd like to see more publishing of the levels in critical notes and really appreciate MFW for doing this wherever possible... Agree but harder to do in the U.S. with ranges posted on ...
by Robert Dentice
December 28th, 2020, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German wine law and climate change
Replies: 44
Views: 1821

Re: German wine law and climate change

So many related issues. From an educated consumer standpoint climate change has been overwhelming positive. There really has not been a truly bad vintage in years. If we know the style of producers we can buy our Spätlese level wines masquerading as Kabinetts for the price of a Kabinett. We can go t...
by Robert Dentice
December 27th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 114
Views: 4761

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

Thanks Jud and JBrochu for pointing out! Had an untimely laptop update a few moments before submitting and second time around went a bit too quick I guess - German percentage corrected. Italy 43.3% (heavy on Piemonte/nebbiolo followed by Friuli, some Tuscan and Sardinia wines) France 25.3% (mostly ...
by Robert Dentice
December 26th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4000

Re: Your Christmas wine?

We drank a bunch of Oregon wines during Hanukkah, so went German on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Martin Muellen 2018 Mosel Riesling Revival Trocken - a dry Qba that keeps making you go back for another taste. A good wine that becomes almost stunning when paired with poached sole. Hermann Ludes ...
by Robert Dentice
December 26th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 114
Views: 4761

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

Ethan Abraham wrote: December 25th, 2020, 11:41 am France 50%
Germany 23%
USA 13%
Italy 11%
Germany mostly white, Italy all red, US and France probably 60/40 red/white.
I would have guessed you to be a bit higher on German. I bet your consumption pattern is different.
by Robert Dentice
December 26th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 114
Views: 4761

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

Been playing around with my search filters. The number of bottles of CA wine I buy year-after-year has been generally steady, and my OR wine purchases went up dramatically (not surprising as I just started to get into pinot noir and chardonnay from this region this year). What is most impressive ho...
by Robert Dentice
December 25th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gmail and wine email blasts
Replies: 18
Views: 1495

Re: Gmail and wine email blasts

I assume if I stop ordering German wine from Fass because I no longer received the emails that Lyle would order a welfare check on me!
by Robert Dentice
December 25th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Bear Dalton -
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: RIP Bear Dalton -

Sounds like an amazing man.
by Robert Dentice
December 25th, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine - Maitre de Chai
Replies: 21
Views: 2114

Re: New Wine - Maitre de Chai

So glad you like them. They are getting better and better. I love the Zin also. And David sorry I never answered your question Alex was Abe Schoener's assistant for many years whom I have been friends with for 15 years. He transitioned from a Chef at The French Laundry. His partner Marty was a somm....
by Robert Dentice
December 23rd, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXXV
Replies: 21
Views: 1366

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXXV

Been reading your notes for twenty years, and I still recall the apartment in the East Village where it started. Amazing level of detail and discernment. Hope you're well. exactly this. really appreciate your style - still rare and unique after so much time. Ditto. I have to admit when I saw the Sc...
by Robert Dentice
December 23rd, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7872

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

First off I have never ever factored shipping into a purchase and especially from a small producer. I do all I can to support small wineries. However I do think the article missed a few points. Just for the heck of it I looked up a mid level Napa producer and the retail price before shipping on thei...
by Robert Dentice
December 21st, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172234

Re: New York City Restaurants

Hate to be a broken record but I got the Pork Belly Ssam set to go from Atoboy last night and it was fantastic. I'm especially trying to support them since they lost their outdoor dining area due to the street being dug up to fix some water main issues. Talk about not being able to catch a break......
by Robert Dentice
December 20th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172234

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had a really amazing take out experience on Friday at a new restaurant in the West Village called Dame: They do Fish and Chips on Friday and Saturday and during the rest of the week operate more like a deli. My lovely wife made her own Mayo with Yuzo Kosho from SOS Chefs, this plus the Falkenstein ...
by Robert Dentice
December 20th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central
Replies: 39
Views: 1640

Re: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central

I was able to attend and it was wonderful to see so many people talk passionately about riesling. Riesling is what I vouch to explore more in the coming year. This session came at the right time. Thank you, Adam, Patrick, and Robert. I have already requested the presentation to be shared. If only t...
by Robert Dentice
December 20th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8202

Re: undervalued but not for long?

Hofgut Falkenstein I agree! Just look what some freaking idiot paid for those older bottles at the Winzer charity auction. They are currently undervalued, very small production, in my opinion no one else makes a wine in their style and they have a rabid global following. And if you care about that ...
by Robert Dentice
December 20th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8202

Re: undervalued but not for long?

Hofgut Falkenstein I agree! Just look what some freaking idiot paid for those older bottles at the Winzer charity auction. They are currently undervalued, very small production, in my opinion no one else makes a wine in their style and they have a rabid global following. And if you care about that ...
by Robert Dentice
December 20th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172234

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had a really amazing take out experience on Friday at a new restaurant in the West Village called Dame: They do Fish and Chips on Friday and Saturday and during the rest of the week operate more like a deli. My lovely wife made her own Mayo with Yuzo Kosho from SOS Chefs, this plus the Falkenstein m...
by Robert Dentice
December 19th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central
Replies: 39
Views: 1640

Re: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 19th, 2020, 4:11 pm I hope they recorded it. I had to prioritize removing snow from my roof. Only caught a couple of minutes at the end.
You got a shout out!
by Robert Dentice
December 19th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central
Replies: 39
Views: 1640

Re: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central

All in all it was a great intro. I think they were recording it, but not sure if its being uploaded. It plugged some gaps in my knowledge and provided some color to some things I didn't fully understand. Thanks Robert and RK! Thanks so much. It is very difficult to do justice to German riesling in ...
by Robert Dentice
December 18th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central
Replies: 39
Views: 1640

Re: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central

bob parsons alberta wrote: December 18th, 2020, 12:22 pm I would be interested for sure. Is it a Zoom affair?
If you email info@rieslingkenner.com Adam will get you the zoom details. Thank you very much!
by Robert Dentice
December 18th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central
Replies: 39
Views: 1640

Re: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central

adam caldwell wrote: December 18th, 2020, 9:44 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote: December 17th, 2020, 5:38 pm I assume we'll all be drinking riesling during this?
Very likely Brian. champagne.gif
I know I will! Very excited for this.
by Robert Dentice
December 18th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Private Cellar of Joseph Phelps to be Sold
Replies: 45
Views: 6169

Re: Private Cellar of Joseph Phelps to be Sold

Ridge Vineyard’s 1971 “Eisele’ Cabernet Sauvignon (two btls est. $4,000-$6,000). 2 bottles for $4,000. Seems a bit more than release price. Think of what newer vintage wines you could buy for that! That is a very rare and famous wine that should still be drinking well, especially from great provena...
by Robert Dentice
December 17th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: Keller GGs
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: LTB: Keller GGs

What are you looking to pay? I see some 17 and 18 on winesearcher for $230. That is not much more than the 19s were offered for in NYC. I saw a range of $150 - $250 for the 19s with limits of 2-3 bottles. Hi Robert, Thanks for the response. I'm looking ideally to pay under $200 per bottle + shippin...
by Robert Dentice
December 17th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB: Keller GGs
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: LTB: Keller GGs

What are you looking to pay? I see some 17 and 18 on winesearcher for $230. That is not much more than the 19s were offered for in NYC. I saw a range of $150 - $250 for the 19s with limits of 2-3 bottles.
by Robert Dentice
December 17th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7872

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

One thing vendors could do to avoid the 'abandoned cart' issue is to provide more transparency about shipping costs, and how they can be ameliorated. I've found that most vendors are kind of vague about that (if they don't offer free/subsidized shipping) and if instead there was more clarity around...
by Robert Dentice
December 15th, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central
Replies: 39
Views: 1640

Re: RK Riesling 101 webinar with the one and only Robert Dentice! Saturday 12/19 2pm Central

Max S. wrote: December 14th, 2020, 4:23 pm Stoked about this one too - already got my seat!
Thanks so much!

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