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by Doug Schulman
July 12th, 2020, 3:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Cantillon
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: LTB Cantillon

That sounds amazing.
by Doug Schulman
July 11th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Cantillon
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: LTB Cantillon

I would just find some Drie Fonteinen. They’re not super easy to come by either, but far more so for semi-reasonable prices than Cantillon these days. If you mean the Gueze then yes. 3F is as good (in my opinion better) than Cantillon, and easier to find agreed. However OP is asking for Kriek (cher...
by Doug Schulman
July 10th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2689

Re: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com

I didnt/don’t see the issue with asking the general question here? I think Winebid is taking the question a bit too personally as I don’t think there ever was an accusation that Winebid trades in counterfeit wines as a policy. Should the title have been better from the start...ok, sure. (Now adjust...
by Doug Schulman
July 10th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Cantillon
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: LTB Cantillon

I would just find some Drie Fonteinen. They’re not super easy to come by either, but far more so for semi-reasonable prices than Cantillon these days.
by Doug Schulman
July 10th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2689

Re: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com

I didnt/don’t see the issue with asking the general question here? I think Winebid is taking the question a bit too personally as I don’t think there ever was an accusation that Winebid trades in counterfeit wines as a policy. Should the title have been better from the start...ok, sure. (Now adjust...
by Doug Schulman
July 10th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1947 Chateau Caillou Barsac. An experience!
Replies: 18
Views: 634

Re: 1947 Chateau Caillou Barsac. An experience!

What fun reading that and seeing the pictures! Thank you. Old wine, when it isn’t dead, is special in so many ways. I love thinking about what the world was like back then and how amazing it is that I can drink something from that era. I guess I have that experience with anything from the 60s or old...
by Doug Schulman
July 10th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Clisson
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Clisson

I loved the '14 Clisson on release. I never put any away. Not surprised that it's coming along well. I prefer this bottling to Briords by a good margin.
by Doug Schulman
July 9th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Garlic Stems?
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Garlic Stems?

Oh, and a delicious super-seasonal combination that I like is garlic scapes with ramps. Sometimes when I can get it all, I'll do those two with fiddleheads as well. With the right ratio, they all work so well together. None of this is relevant at this time of year, but as the springtime seasonal veg...
by Doug Schulman
July 9th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Garlic Stems?
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Garlic Stems?

A couple of things that have been mentioned but are worth saying together: the scapes I'm used to are harvested far earlier than these, so the look and texture are different. I've never used or eaten them when they're as mature as yours. With regular garlic scapes, the most important part is to not ...
by Doug Schulman
July 9th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?
Replies: 51
Views: 1863

Re: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?

Some of the Kettle Brand flavors they've released in the past few years are really delicious, but my current favorite is the Trader Joe's Truffle, when I can get them.
by Doug Schulman
July 9th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB:
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: LTB: Colonel EH Taylor 18 year Marriage-LOCATED

That's right. Threads and posts generally don't get deleted. You can blank out your posts through editing if you want.
by Doug Schulman
July 9th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Kikuhime - World Class Sake FINALLY Here and for Sale!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: Kikuhime - World Class Sake FINALLY Here and for Sale!!!

Congratulations! This sounds SO interesting. I'm sure it took a lot of work to get to where you two are with it, not least with the PLCB (they have fully earned their reputation, many times over). I hope you're able to get distribution in some other states with partners who will care for the product...
by Doug Schulman
July 9th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir in the Loire?
Replies: 19
Views: 862

Re: Pinot Noir in the Loire?

Vacheron here too. They're the best I've had. I never bought because of the price, but with Burgundy pricing these days, Vacheron is now looking pretty appealing.
by Doug Schulman
July 8th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?

Thanks, Doug. Did any of them age into something remotely resembling whiskey? I somehow missed this until now. No, I wouldn't say they did that. I don't think they changed a whole lot. One fruited one smelled like rotten fruit and I didn't even taste it. One or two others showed the alcohol a bit m...
by Doug Schulman
July 8th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2689

Re: Buyer Beware 1990 Musar on Winebid.com (Broadbent Selections on front label)

Paul Jaouen wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 7:28 am
Label looks ok to me. My '89s and '90s both have Broadbent Selections on the front label. I purchased these bottles many years ago from someone who works at Broadbent. I think I paid about $30 a bottle at the time. The ones I've drunk have been great!
I think this is the response we needed.
by Doug Schulman
July 3rd, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week

I love the idea, Jim. I’m looking forward to seeing your results. I love pesto and I love wine, but they’re not easy to put together for my taste.
by Doug Schulman
July 2nd, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Searcher Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Wine Searcher Pricing

Steve L Gellman wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 10:36 am
Every price for every wine I priced was incorrect
How many wines and how many stores?
by Doug Schulman
July 2nd, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Searcher Pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 708

Re: Wine Searcher Pricing

Lowest I see on pro is 165. You probably caught a couple that had raised their price that day. Most listings are collected automatically, not siubmitted.
by Doug Schulman
June 30th, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: TN: 2018 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling

One nice thing is that it’s under screwcap, so there’s very little concern with putting just one bottle away for long aging. I usually try to avoid that with cork.
by Doug Schulman
June 29th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 1660

Re: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux

In the 80s the Bordelais fermented their wines in tank, put it through ML in tank, and barreled the wine down in January and February. The cleaner wine picked up more oak notes from the barrels..hence the cigar box notes. In the early 90s winemakers started to copy what was happening here, ML in ba...
by Doug Schulman
June 29th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2585

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

I don't think this makes sense at all, for the reasons that Marcus pointed out. You seem to want there to be something unethical going on. I mean, what that article outlines is unethical by every accepted tenet of journalism. What the problem is should probably better be described as "there are pre...
by Doug Schulman
June 29th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2585

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

Not at all worthless, but suspect and not entirely trustworthy. I understand that critics need producers and vice versa. It's like that in any consumer-driven area of commerce, whether it be selling cars, wine, handbags or anything else. Speaking of Rudy, I thought this was kind of instructive as t...
by Doug Schulman
June 28th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines
Replies: 37
Views: 2585

Re: Jancis Robinson on the next cult wines

I'd be skeptical of what she says, along with other "wine journalists." On a recent wine podcast regarding journalistic integrity, Jancis was outed for serious conflict of interests. Not that some folks on this board don't have conflicts, but in general, I value the opinions here--especially from d...
by Doug Schulman
June 27th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 1660

Re: Question about sweet tobacco/cigar box notes in Bordeaux

In the 80s the Bordelais fermented their wines in tank, put it through ML in tank, and barreled the wine down in January and February. The cleaner wine picked up more oak notes from the barrels..hence the cigar box notes. In the early 90s winemakers started to copy what was happening here, ML in ba...
by Doug Schulman
June 27th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard
Replies: 30
Views: 1954

Re: TN: 2007 Copain Syrah Hawks Butte Vineyard

I love seeing these notes. I don’t know how I missed or forgot to respond to Kirk’s from almost a year ago. This is one of my favorite bottlings from Kopan, and I think the 06 and 07 has been so good for so long, and will continue to age for quite a long time. I definitely get that warm vintage char...
by Doug Schulman
June 26th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boxes that smell corked
Replies: 21
Views: 770

Re: Boxes that smell corked

I've seen it countless times working in retail. I have opened many bottles from boxes that reeked of TCA, some so badly that I had to get them out of the building right away, and the wines have never been corked (or at least so rarely that it was a normal rate of occurrence). For some reason, it see...
by Doug Schulman
June 26th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1620

Re: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

.... The first thing I tell them is that they'll have to take a huge pay cut, probably to significantly less than half of what they make, and that if they're ever able to get back up to the type of salary they have at their current job, which is unlikely, it will take quite a few years. That dissua...
by Doug Schulman
June 26th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1620

Re: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

I've gotten this question many times, but more directly, where the person asking is the one interested in working with wine. Usually they work in finance or something, where they get paid well but don't enjoy the work. The first thing I tell them is that they'll have to take a huge pay cut, probably...
by Doug Schulman
June 24th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Trimbach CFE - premox arrgh
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: 2007 Trimbach CFE - premox arrgh

3x2008 CFE ...one really outstanding,one advanced,one absolutely poxed. Ouch. I was going to say one bad bottle doesn’t necessarily mean premox, but now with several reported out of not a huge number opened, it does seem like premox. I hadn’t heard of it until now in recent vintages. Why is it happ...
by Doug Schulman
June 21st, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?

I’ve had a few accidentally aged ones. I agree that they can age, but there’s no point, at least in my limited experience.
by Doug Schulman
June 21st, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give Riesling A Chance
Replies: 27
Views: 1233

Re: Give Riesling A Chance

Greg K wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 11:16 am
The casual “I only drink Riesling” wine drinker doesn’t exist.
I can’t tell: are you serious?
by Doug Schulman
June 20th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give Riesling A Chance
Replies: 27
Views: 1233

Re: Give Riesling A Chance

Considering how many people came into the store where I worked in Massachusetts, not even one of the top stores, asking for wines from his articles, I am confident that this is not true. I am glad to hear that. I have heard from multiple sources (winemakers, wine stores in NYC) over the years that ...
by Doug Schulman
June 19th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 30
Views: 1889

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

And that’s not to discount the opinion of anyone who loves the Reds. I know they have their fans. I just wish I had known to try a couple before I committed to buying so many along with the whites.
by Doug Schulman
June 19th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 30
Views: 1889

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

] Contrarian viewpoint - while I love their chards, not a fan of the PNs. Same here. WAY too much heat, oak, and extraction. The Chards is somehow pull off that over the top style and still feel balanced, even to some people with a really old world palates. The PNs are, to me, close to undrinkable....
by Doug Schulman
June 19th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give Riesling A Chance
Replies: 27
Views: 1233

Re: Give Riesling A Chance

Robert Dentice wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 8:19 am
And he does not sell wine.
Considering how many people came into the store where I worked in Massachusetts, not even one of the top stores, asking for wines from his articles, I am confident that this is not true.
by Doug Schulman
June 18th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Nigl Riesling Privat (Austria, Niederösterreich, Kremstal)
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: TN: 2002 Nigl Riesling Privat (Austria, Niederösterreich, Kremstal)

Nice. I don't see many notes on these wines, but I know a few board members enjoy them. I bought a few bottles each of 2010-2013. I sort of lost interest as my Austrian dollars went toward wines that impressed me more in their youth. Nigl Privat is one of very few dry Rieslings that I think is point...
by Doug Schulman
June 17th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1109

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

Premox in white rhone is well known to "reverse" after a period of time. It's a topic that's been covered on many online forums, with general agreement, but rarely explained. I don't think the chemistry is fully understood. I have read claims of this for a long time too, but in retrospect I find wo...
by Doug Schulman
June 17th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1109

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

alan weinberg wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Do Rieslings premox?
yes, been a problem w Trimbach Clos Ste Hune and FE, others I’m sure.
Yes, but I haven't seen it or heard any reports of it in German or Austrian Rieslings.
by Doug Schulman
June 16th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Was it flawed or just intensely herbal?
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Was it flawed or just intensely herbal?

I've found intense herbal notes in some other 2012 Beaujolais, most memorably Charly Thevenet Grain & Granit. It was so strong in that one that I didn't like the wine, but some people did. I remember '12 Lapierre Morgon being pretty weird, with notable greenness, on release too. Surprisingly, that o...
by Doug Schulman
June 15th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2238

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

I'm at about 22% Spatlese, just over 4% each of Kabinett and Auslese, and all the rest trocken or very close to it, most of which (59% of the total) is GG. I should have a bit more Kabinett. I thought until fairly recently that I preferred them young. Now I plan to buy a bit more so I can age them. ...
by Doug Schulman
June 11th, 2020, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite lower alcohol wines
Replies: 33
Views: 847

Re: Favorite lower alcohol wines

Eric Ifune wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 2:18 pm
All Riesling.
Umm no. In the Wachau it can get well over 13.5%. Sometimes very high.
Even some of the dry ones in Germany are above 13%. Austria and Alsace can be over 14% in more than a few cases.
by Doug Schulman
June 10th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Very Expensive Langhe Nebbiolo
Replies: 17
Views: 1771

Re: Very Expensive Langhe Nebbiolo

Thanks for the note, Jeremy. This wine intrigues me. Of course, the price... There was some discussion of this wine and the Barolo in this thread: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=164859 There are also links in that thread to some great information on the site and these wines...
by Doug Schulman
June 7th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 13176

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Definitely grabbing some Rubis Rose, but have you had or do you know anything about the Grand Cellier d’Or from this vintage? Brian, with Vilmart, it doesn't seem to matter what the vintage does (or doesn't), as Laurent seems to always hit the target. Vintage after vintage. This is what I learned a...
by Doug Schulman
June 4th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw cap Le Pin
Replies: 16
Views: 1514

Re: Screw cap Le Pin

I've seen this type of thing before, where the producer wanted to say they had trialed screwcaps but seemed to not want them to work out. We tasted side by side a cork and screwcap bottling. The screwcap was very tight, less expressive and less aromatic than the cork bottle. I asked if the winemaker...
by Doug Schulman
June 3rd, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)

I have a couple of 90 Donnhoff Felsenberg Spat Trocken. JB Becker has made trocken wines going back to the 70s. His 89 Auslese Trocken was probably close to a modern day GG in style and quality. Burkin-Wolf made Trockens in the 70s. Most 80s and earlier Trockens with the exception of JB Becker that...
by Doug Schulman
June 3rd, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)

The Hermannshohle GG goes back to 2003. I still have a bottle that I will include in a vertical sometime in the relatively near (post-COVID) future. Let me know if you want in. I do! I have some vintages I could provide, or I could bring some other GGs for comparison. The production of serious dry ...
by Doug Schulman
June 3rd, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: TN: 2007 Dönnhoff Felsenberg Riesling Großes Gewächs (Germany, Nahe)

As for track record, dry Riesling has a centuries long tradition. I think it's at least fair to say wines like the GGs we know today, in terms of quality and style, have been produced since the late '80s/early '90s by producers like Burklin-Wolf and Georg Breuer. I don't know of any before that tim...
by Doug Schulman
June 3rd, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?
Replies: 31
Views: 1283

Re: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?

Levet Cote Rotie (Journaries or Chavaroche)
Guilllaume Gilles Cornas

These would be my top choices to fit into this budget. For Hermitage I don't know. I might not be leaving enough budget, but maybe.
by Doug Schulman
June 3rd, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw cap Le Pin
Replies: 16
Views: 1514

Re: Screw cap Le Pin

Yes, that does sound like a bottling line problem. There's different equipment involved for screwcaps.
by Doug Schulman
June 3rd, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?
Replies: 31
Views: 1283

Re: Help me construct a Northern Rhône horizontal?

Oh, and I'd be looking for 2015s or 2016s. They'll probably give you a better idea of what these wines are like than '14s or '13s right now.

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