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by Doug Schulman
October 26th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

Christian Moreau did very well in '14. The Vaillons was/is sensational. I might try and argue from what I have seen that recent Christian Moreau's are above the middle of the pack and edging towards the top 8 producers. I agree that Christian Moreau is well above the middle, enough to be in a fairl...
by Doug Schulman
October 23rd, 2020, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 1924

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Why only reds? I think most people who enjoy wine and think they don’t like whites just haven’t tried the right ones. I am sure there are exceptions to that, but for someone without much experience, I don’t think there’s any good reason not to include some whites and a good bottle of champagne. Usua...
by Doug Schulman
October 22nd, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let`s talk Scheurebe!
Replies: 31
Views: 947

Re: Let`s talk Scheurebe!

Scheurebe doesn’t change much over the first ten years. It should still be full of grapefruit, sage and perhaps a little gooseberry. Don't you think some tropical notes are typical too? I'm sure I have a lot less experience than you, but I seem to remember something riper than what you're talking a...
by Doug Schulman
October 22nd, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The winemaker at Screaming Eagle has started a brewery - selling a 6 pack of season lager for $100 a pack..
Replies: 32
Views: 1944

Re: The winemaker at Screaming Eagle has started a brewery - selling a 6 pack of season lager for $100 a pack..

I'm told the equipment to produce lager on a commercial scale is crazy expensive, but yeah, that price for the beer is still silly.
by Doug Schulman
October 22nd, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines
Replies: 67
Views: 3833

Re: NYT: How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines

That said, it's definitely the best time to be alive for finding great $20-50 bottles. It sure is! Expand that up to $100-$120 and you've got a huge number of truly great wines. In any event, without tasting any of the so-called "benchmarks", you can get a pretty good wine education by tasting some...
by Doug Schulman
October 15th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1088

Re: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?

Huh, Madeira is a great bet. I always have a 10 year bual in the house, but didn't realize it develops in the bottle. My understanding is that it basically doesn't. Maybe over a very long time it does a bit, but I don't think much would happen in 20 years. Madeira development is all about time in b...
by Doug Schulman
October 15th, 2020, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1088

Re: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?

Jason T wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Under $20 will be tough. Maybe rather than a bunch of $20 bottles you get a handful of nicer bottles?
Do this. Under $20 is very difficult. Even wines that can last that long mostly won’t age well for that long in your price range.
by Doug Schulman
October 15th, 2020, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tement Ried Zieregg Morillon
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: TN: 2017 Tement Ried Zieregg Morillon

Robert Sand wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 11:43 pm
Doug Schulman wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Sounds great! I have very little experience with Styrian wines in general.
That´s a pity. I´m visiting regularily, Southern Styria is only a 4.5 h drive from Munich, the region and the (best) wines are stunning.
Do you have any suggestions that are distributed in the US?
by Doug Schulman
October 14th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Tement Ried Zieregg Morillon
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: TN: 2017 Tement Ried Zieregg Morillon

Sounds great! I have very little experience with Styrian wines in general.
by Doug Schulman
October 14th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 171
Views: 12520

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Martin Steinley wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 10:17 pm
what is truly silly is one being priced out of a luxury product due to market forces and complaining that it is unjust.
I agree.
by Doug Schulman
October 11th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 51
Views: 3541

Re: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions

2019 Weingut Keller Riesling von der Fels - Germany, Rheinhessen (10/10/2020) I've never opened this wine early like this, but damn, this is possibly the best bottle of VdF's that I've had. The nose is expansive and at once explodes into scents filled with the most perfect peach dashed against crus...
by Doug Schulman
October 10th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rare Krug Rose mid 80’s release
Replies: 11
Views: 895

Re: Rare Krug Rose mid 80’s release

Very interesting. For some reason I didn’t think they made a rosé that long ago.
by Doug Schulman
October 1st, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: deNegoce email re: heat stabilization
Replies: 30
Views: 1823

Re: deNegoce email re: heat stablization

I’m not pretending to know the answer. However, anyone know of actual evidence that would support or refute this assertion? I do. I work for a company that has researched heat damage on wine, and we know it happens fairly quickly at the temperatures described. Not all wines are affected similarly, ...
by Doug Schulman
September 30th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: deNegoce email re: heat stabilization
Replies: 30
Views: 1823

Re: deNegoce email re: heat stablization

That is utter nonsense.
by Doug Schulman
September 29th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: TN: 2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

Very interesting, and not my experience at all with this wine, although I haven’t tried a bottle since June. But I have had it four times since May of ‘19, and on two of those occasions actually mentioned that I felt this could be the best Felisina CC ever, so I certainly didn’t find the wine unyie...
by Doug Schulman
September 29th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: TN: 2016 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico

I found this wine pretty uninviting A few months ago, like you on the first day. I don’t even think it budged much on the second day. I’m confident that everything’s there for it to be great in time, but I won’t open another one for quite a while. The 2013 has been drinking well all along. I went he...
by Doug Schulman
September 27th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!
Replies: 40
Views: 2455

Re: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!

None of my dream allocations have anything to do with California Cabernet. The thread title had me expecting something a lot more broad. I would say the title left it open to broader than CA - what say you Doug? I would love winery direct allocations of: Keller Coche-Dury Leroy/D’Auvenay The other ...
by Doug Schulman
September 27th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!
Replies: 40
Views: 2455

Re: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!

None of my dream allocations have anything to do with California Cabernet. The thread title had me expecting something a lot more broad. I would say the title left it open to broader than CA - what say you Doug? I would love winery direct allocations of: Keller Coche-Dury Leroy/D’Auvenay The other ...
by Doug Schulman
September 27th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!
Replies: 40
Views: 2455

Re: Dream 5 Wine Allocations!

None of my dream allocations have anything to do with California Cabernet. The thread title had me expecting something a lot more broad.
by Doug Schulman
September 24th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week ****SUMMARY ADDED ON TOP 9/24/20*****
Replies: 41
Views: 2567

Re: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week ****SUMMARY ADDED ON TOP 9/24/20*****

Fiano for the win! Very interesting. Thanks for taking the time to post all of this, Jim. This part didn't surprise me at all: I found that wines that had this taste profile in a more “sophisticated” and subtle way, and were really nice wines by themselves, sometimes lost their finer qualities a bit...
by Doug Schulman
September 24th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 26
Views: 1651

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

I am not using any content blockers and I’m always signed in as a GCC member, so nothing ad related here.
by Doug Schulman
September 23rd, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other
Replies: 40
Views: 4453

Re: Allocations Ranked Against Each Other

The list concept is so addictive. It took me quite a few years to realize there are wines I prefer available at retail at similar or lower prices in almost all cases. I’m not really into Cabernet, though, so maybe that has nothing to do with your question.
by Doug Schulman
September 23rd, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 26
Views: 1651

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

Sorry, Safari here too. Not Chrome as I initially stated. Only on ios for me.
by Doug Schulman
September 23rd, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 50
Views: 2241

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

As a follow up, that Chambers link you included has them selling the Giacomo Fenocchio 2010 for $69.99. I bought same bottle from a retailer a couple of months ago for $30. Again, Chambers is totally uncompetitive--and oftentimes by a lot. Second, let's look at the first item on that list: 1 bottle...
by Doug Schulman
September 16th, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8402

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

So you all have me intrigued on JJ Prum. Never tried it, but interested to seek it out. Where would you recommend I start? Looks like I can get the below at my local Binnys. Anything worth taking a swing at, or simply "buy all 5 and give it a go" 2018 Graacher Himmelreich Spatlese 2018 Wehlener Son...
by Doug Schulman
September 11th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Peter Lauer Riesling Barrel X (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: TN: 2019 Peter Lauer Riesling Barrel X (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

I don’t buy this every year, but in strong vintages I think it’s a very nice value. I’m looking forward to trying the ‘19.
by Doug Schulman
September 11th, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 26
Views: 1651

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

Just now the link in the wine director thread worked. I’m baffled.
by Doug Schulman
September 11th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 26
Views: 1651

Links redirecting to wine.com

Is anyone else getting redirected to intermediaries and then instantly to wine.com from links on this site? I’m on ios with Chrome. It has happened repeatedly with the link in this thread https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=173113 And the first link in the wine investment fund t...
by Doug Schulman
September 3rd, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me get started with Chateau Musar
Replies: 21
Views: 1274

Re: Please help me get started with Chateau Musar

I’ll be a contrarian. The chateau Musar wines are excellent, but I’ve always found the Hochar père et fils bottlings to be a completely different style, and more modernist. I always prefer the jeune, which is simpler than the top cuvée but still enjoyable and in a similar style. Still, no replaceme...
by Doug Schulman
September 1st, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10672

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

For many of the most avid wine collectors, ratings are not overly important but for the market in total, they're highly relevant. Ask the retailers.. Unless the score is in the 98-100 range, or the wine is Very inexpensive, pounts don’t seem to matter much anymore. I’ve been out of retail less than...
by Doug Schulman
August 31st, 2020, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best seal
Replies: 46
Views: 2566

Re: The best seal

A few older wines I have had under screwcap over the past 12 months or so. All in great nick, and all developing nicely. 1998 Château d'Arche Sauternes (250ml) 2006 O'Leary Walker Riesling Polish Hill 2010 Jean-Claude Boisset Bourgogne Blanc 2008 Paringa Estate Mornington Pinot 2005 Jean-Claude Boi...
by Doug Schulman
August 29th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best seal
Replies: 46
Views: 2566

Re: The best seal

but to me the best seal for todays wines is screwcap. A top notch white Burgundy producer told me the same thing but said that he does not use it because the market won't accept it. He's got it backwards - the market will accept them the moment the top notch producers start using them. And even wit...
by Doug Schulman
August 29th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO
Replies: 16
Views: 2322

Re: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO

Intriguing that the thieves: i) specifically targeted that wine; and ii) spent the time to remove the bottles and replace the empty cases in the container. Would have thought the second point would be very time consuming...surely would have been safer just to take the cases. Unless they were hoping...
by Doug Schulman
August 26th, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Larg(ish) virtual tasting help
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Larg(ish) virtual tasting help

Exact volume might depend on the manufacturer. I’ve done it several times, and I cannot get six, 4 ounce bottles from one 750 if I fill the bottles to the very brim. Maybe it’s because I end up spilling a tiny bit to get them that full, but I wouldn’t count on being able to get that many. The 4oz as...
by Doug Schulman
August 25th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Larg(ish) virtual tasting help
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Larg(ish) virtual tasting help

You want 4oz Boston Rounds with poly caps. There's plenty of discussion on it in this thread. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=169268 If you fill them so there's no head space at all, you'll only get 5 per 750mL rather than 6, but you can fill them well over a week ahead of t...
by Doug Schulman
August 25th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: Coming: New Oregon Sparkling

Lee Short wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 11:27 am
My gut reaction is the same as Marshall's -- but it's been forever since I've actually tried a WVV wine. Have they improved over the years?
No.
by Doug Schulman
August 24th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Domaine de l'Ecu / Les Temps des Copains tasting
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: TN: Domaine de l'Ecu / Les Temps des Copains tasting

Delhommeau's Clos Armand is also always top-notch. I kind of forgot about this wine. It has impressed me in the past. Do you know if it ages as well as some of the other top wines? The real beauty for me is when they start to get some maturity to them. Doug, I opened a 2010 a few months ago, and it...
by Doug Schulman
August 24th, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Mousse Fils
Replies: 15
Views: 739

Re: Champagne Mousse Fils

I’ve seen the term “pseudo-solera”, which seems about right.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Domaine de l'Ecu / Les Temps des Copains tasting
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: TN: Domaine de l'Ecu / Les Temps des Copains tasting

Marshall Manning wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 9:34 am
Delhommeau's Clos Armand is also always top-notch.
I kind of forgot about this wine. It has impressed me in the past. Do you know if it ages as well as some of the other top wines? The real beauty for me is when they start to get some maturity to them.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Brut "Les Vignes de Vrigny" 1er Cru
Replies: 32
Views: 1581

Re: TN: NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Brut "Les Vignes de Vrigny" 1er Cru

I agree that the "Tradition" gives a better impression of the lineup as a whole, but I far prefer the Vrigny. It's a great idea to try both if possible.
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 51
Views: 3857

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Bryan, glad you discovered the beauty of this storied, and once maligned, little region! I drink a bottle most weeks as it pairs so well with most simple dishes, including seafood like tuna and salmon, especially grilled. Most years I buy: Thivin Roilette Lapierre Bouland Foillard Metras All very d...
by Doug Schulman
August 23rd, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Domaine de l'Ecu / Les Temps des Copains tasting
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: TN: Domaine de l'Ecu / Les Temps des Copains tasting

. It's hard for me to say whether I prefer Pépière or Ecu, since they're both some of the greatest Muscadet producers out there. Adding Luneau-Papin, is anybody else on that level? There may be some who come close (Julien Braud is making some seriously undervalued and underappreciated wines, even f...
by Doug Schulman
August 22nd, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Domaine de l'Ecu / Les Temps des Copains tasting
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: TN: Domaine de l'Ecu / Les Temps des Copains tasting

. It's hard for me to say whether I prefer Pépière or Ecu, since they're both some of the greatest Muscadet producers out there. Adding Luneau-Papin, is anybody else on that level? There may be some who come close (Julien Braud is making some seriously undervalued and underappreciated wines, even f...
by Doug Schulman
August 21st, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-searcher.com interface
Replies: 69
Views: 3032

Re: New Wine-searcher.com interface

I don't love it, mainly because the screen real estate is not as generous. In case WS people are reading this thread: 1) I would like to get rid of the banner image, as this takes way too much real estate for a search engine or any website really. Or shrink it down by over half. And this may even l...
by Doug Schulman
August 21st, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

How about fixing the remember me function? It’s incredibly tedious having to logon repeatedly. That's a browser issue, not a forum issue. It involves the cookies that the forum sets, and how your browser remembers them. if you have a bunch of cookies saved on your browser for the same website, they...
by Doug Schulman
August 20th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Being afraid of being having one's name on popular social media platforms certainly falls under the category of "a person opposed to new technology or ways of working". Pretending not having a button to carry out that task is a shield against it is only doubling down on that fear. Ease of sharing i...
by Doug Schulman
August 19th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Nigl Riesling 1ÖTW Privat Pellingen (Austria, Niederösterreich, Kremstal)
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: TN: 2013 Nigl Riesling 1ÖTW Privat Pellingen (Austria, Niederösterreich, Kremstal)

Thanks for the note. I have a few bottles of this. It sounds like classic Nigl Privat, and like a few more years won’t hurt. Do you think it will become a bit more open with more time? I don’t see it as closed, but I also think it has a long road ahead. That said, I am really glad I opened this. Ye...
by Doug Schulman
August 19th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Grigio — is it ever the best choice?
Replies: 57
Views: 2092

Re: Pinot Grigio — is it ever the best choice?

I find the reasoning “because most aren’t very good, none are”, a bit odd. I almost always prefer something else from the same region, but not always.
by Doug Schulman
August 19th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Champagne Rarely Corked?
Replies: 24
Views: 1611

Re: Why Is Champagne Rarely Corked?

wspohn wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 9:13 am
To add to that, have people noticed less Port being corked than table wines?
Not for me.

I do think it’s less common in sparkling wines, though.
by Doug Schulman
August 19th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine ingredient labeling: Has the industry shot itself in the foot?
Replies: 50
Views: 2371

Re: Wine ingredient labeling: Has the industry shot itself in the foot?

Personally, I am not opposed to ingredients and also to nutritional info on a label. After all, you'll find that on grape juice. And I would find it helpful calorie counts, because the general numbers are not helpful when you may be drinking a glass or two of 15% wine one day and then a 12.5% wine ...

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