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by Peter Kleban
May 10th, 2021, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 1980 DRC Romanee Conti - finally! Romanee Conti in my life
Replies: 13
Views: 1309

Re: TN - 1980 DRC Romanee Conti - finally! Romanee Conti in my life

Wow, what a story! Charlie, your enthusiasm is infectious. One day I'll get to this level... [cheers.gif] [snort.gif] flirtysmile
by Peter Kleban
May 9th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottles Wall of Fame
Replies: 44
Views: 1854

Re: Bottles Wall of Fame

I love his intern Chenn Blanc story. My wife's favorite wine ( she only drinks champagne and lhv) is their late harvest riesling. I was in a tasting group made up of all long islanders. Almost all of our long island wines in our cellars come from them. Happy they get love on other side of the pond....
by Peter Kleban
May 9th, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottles Wall of Fame
Replies: 44
Views: 1854

Re: Bottles Wall of Fame

By the way Gary see you are from England and have a bottle of Paumanonk in that picture (local east end winery makes the wine on Long Island imho and Charles, Ursula and his family are awfully nice. Any story behind your bottle out of interest? The Massouds are some dear friends that we visit once ...
by Peter Kleban
May 6th, 2021, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I hope Todd is willing to share with others here
Replies: 26
Views: 1420

Re: I hope Todd is willing to share with others here

So what's next? Wine from grapes grown on Mars? [cheers.gif] [wow.gif]
by Peter Kleban
May 3rd, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Webinar with Francois Audouze - April 25, 2021, 2pm EST
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Webinar with Francois Audouze - April 25, 2021, 2pm EST

Rodrigo B wrote: May 3rd, 2021, 1:05 pm Here's the link to the recording from IronGate:

Thanks Rodrigo! Really interesting. He knows so much and is quite a character.
by Peter Kleban
April 28th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!
Replies: 211
Views: 7642

Re: UPDATE VELETA GOURMETS / IT’S ARRIVED SHIPPING INFO!!

And we’re heading to Minneapolis to see Macalester College. She’s having a really hard time deciding. I couldn’t have agreed to go if I did not have the shipments done. Glad you got them out! Have fun in Minneapolis--I lived there for a few years. Macalester is a pretty good place, as I recall. And...
by Peter Kleban
April 26th, 2021, 11:25 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Webinar with Francois Audouze - April 25, 2021, 2pm EST
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Webinar with Francois Audouze - April 25, 2021, 2pm EST

Great idea, but I didn't see your invitation in time. Will there be a recording somewhere?

Thanks,

Peter
by Peter Kleban
April 25th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Craziness
Replies: 68
Views: 4397

Re: FedEx Craziness

About 25 years ago, we had friends who lived in Utah. They were originally from India. Not Mormons. They told us that their reputation in the community was that they were horrible alcoholics because they were always going to the liquor store to by large amounts of hard liquor . . . for their Mormon...
by Peter Kleban
April 23rd, 2021, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bird-related Wine Corks!
Replies: 164
Views: 10016

Re: Bird-related Wine Corks!

This Chianti has a bird on the label, as you can see

https://www.montenidoli.com/il-garrulo- ... -red-wine/

but I just don't recall if there is a bird on the cork (and mine are long gone). Nice wine, in any case.
by Peter Kleban
April 21st, 2021, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New German wine labeling law - how did we miss this?
Replies: 19
Views: 1250

Re: New German wine labeling law - how did we miss this?

John Morris wrote: April 21st, 2021, 10:54 am It sounds like this might codify in law some of the rules that have emanated only from the VDP up to know, but the Forbes article doesn't provide any context, or explain what of significance is changing.
What with each word longer than the preceding one, they probably gave up translating...
by Peter Kleban
April 4th, 2021, 7:50 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 351
Views: 21716

Re: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Thanks for the Zoom last night, everyone. Really enjoyed that! Good to see you all.

BTW I thought it was just the right size (five, or six counting Astrid's husband--didn't catch his name). The conversation got passed around so everyone was heard from.
by Peter Kleban
March 27th, 2021, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top 5 Italian White Wines
Replies: 117
Views: 6112

Re: Your Top 5 Italian White Wines

Sean Corbett wrote: March 27th, 2021, 4:38 pm
Peter Kleban wrote: March 19th, 2021, 4:55 pm 2019 Collestefano Verdicchio di Matelica
Our local shop just got this in, so I snapped some up based on this thread!

Looking forward to it.
Hope you enjoy it! Let us know.
by Peter Kleban
March 26th, 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé (France, Provence, Bandol)
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé (France, Provence, Bandol)

I had the '03 (drunk in '08) and loved it but nothing since. Used to be on the list at a resto in Bangor which is long gone and I haven't seen it elsewhere.
by Peter Kleban
March 26th, 2021, 1:42 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 351
Views: 21716

Re: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Rodrigo B wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:36 pm We haven’t done one of these in a while. How’s next Saturday at the usual time 6pm CT/9pm ET for folks?
Sounds good! You mean Sat April 3rd, right? Should we have breakout rooms?
by Peter Kleban
March 19th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top 5 Italian White Wines
Replies: 117
Views: 6112

Re: Your Top 5 Italian White Wines

So far, in no particular order: 2019 Collestefano Verdicchio di Matelica 2015 & '16 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2015 Guido Marsella Fiano di Avellino closely followed by 2013 Monte Tondo Soave Classico 2015 Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica Senex 2016 Le Ormere Greco di Tufo 2016 Fosso degli Angeli Fi...
by Peter Kleban
March 16th, 2021, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Moulin-à-Vent
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: TN: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Moulin-à-Vent

Here's my note from four years ago on his Morgon. Also very nice, wish I had more: 2009 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Morgon - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (3/31/2017) ** Decanted 40 min. C: Darkish red N: Red fruits P: Opens acid and not very interesting. Another 30 min and it'...
by Peter Kleban
March 15th, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: TN: 2019 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Brauneberger Juffer Riesling Kabinett

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by Peter Kleban
March 13th, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Terrien Wines Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: TN: 2012 Terrien Wines Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley)

brigcampbell wrote: March 13th, 2021, 11:13 am Was this the berserkerday 12 purchase? He offered 07, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13 in a case.

No brainer. No brainer except I didn't order. Doh!
Yes, it was. I'd go for it!
by Peter Kleban
March 13th, 2021, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Terrien Wines Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 164

TN: 2012 Terrien Wines Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley)

2012 Terrien Wines Chardonnay - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (3/11/2021) *** The word that best describes this wine is elegance. An exquisite lightness, poise and stability betray the winemaker's deft hand. And not for the first time, other vintages are on this level as well, even ...
by Peter Kleban
March 11th, 2021, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rosa Barbera--really nice Israeli wine
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Rosa Barbera--really nice Israeli wine

2017 rosa Barbera - Israel, Judean Hills (2/16/2021) *** C: Lovely light red N: Yes! P: Light weight, with impeccable length and balance. The winemaker's deft and confident hand shows through with elegance and grace. Restrained and forceful at once, quite a feat! According to their Facebook page, i...
by Peter Kleban
March 11th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ferrando “Etichetta Bianco” Carema
Replies: 32
Views: 1228

Re: TN: 2010 Ferrando “Etichetta Bianco” Carema

Well, I'm slightly flabbergasted [wow.gif] to be the first (can it be true? newhere ) to report on the new kid on the block: 2016 Sorpasso Carema - Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Carema (1/26/2021) *** N: Expansive P: Light and penetrating with lovely mineral notes. Lift, length and transparenc...
by Peter Kleban
March 2nd, 2021, 2:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help! I have a buying problem, and it does not involve wine.
Replies: 19
Views: 1358

Re: Help! I have a buying problem, and it does not involve wine.

Our pantry pales compared to yours. So, how can we help? [wink.gif] cheesehead newhere
by Peter Kleban
February 28th, 2021, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!
Replies: 42
Views: 2463

Re: Ever want to hear the history of Wine Berserkers? Greg Norton just published a blog article on it!

Dan Hammer wrote: February 27th, 2021, 8:19 pm
Victor Hong wrote: February 27th, 2021, 5:19 pm Doctor Big Jay Miller and Sierra CarCrash deserve some back-handed credit.
I was at that lunch with Daniel Posner at Grapes the Wine Company.
Dan, what was this story? Rings a distant bell but I don't remember anything about it.
by Peter Kleban
February 24th, 2021, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Duplessis Chablis
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: 2017 Duplessis Chablis

Thanks for the TN, Jay! Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

Just got a selection: village, Montmains & Vaillons. We'll probably crack the village one tonight. Anybody try the M or V yet?
by Peter Kleban
February 14th, 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian wines
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Hungarian wines

Tokaji Château Pajzos 5 Puttonyos. Had that about 12 years ago, really liked it.
by Peter Kleban
January 31st, 2021, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Becheur wine: 2016 Napa Valley Mount Veeder Syrah
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: New Becheur wine: 2016 Napa Valley Mount Veeder Syrah

Just grabbed a case. Can't go wrong with Becheur or Terrien. Had about 4 different Chards (vineyards and vintages), Cab, Sauvignon Blanc, PN and really loved them all. Only one that was a bit lower on the scale was the Mourvedre (and that was cheaper). Great QPR, I find.
by Peter Kleban
January 26th, 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14

PS these are really great Chards! I first had the 2007 some years ago and it blew me away even then. Still developing.
by Peter Kleban
January 26th, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14

Yep. It remembered my pw and order went through.
by Peter Kleban
January 12th, 2021, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 10082

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

@Nola Palomar thanks for asking. My Uncle cared a lot about working people, and food and wine. One thing he was very mindful of right now are all the restaurant workers who have lost their jobs because of pandemic closures. I know that some people are making donations in his honor to the Restaurant...
by Peter Kleban
January 10th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2666

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Beautiful story, Brian. To me, generosity is the true spirit of wine. And one kind deed inspires another, as we see. Bravo WB!
by Peter Kleban
January 10th, 2021, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 10082

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

How awful. RIP, Frank and condolences to your family.
by Peter Kleban
January 9th, 2021, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Briords
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Briords

Loved it: 2019 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Briords - France, Loire Valley, Pays Nantais, Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine (9/11/2020) *** Lemon and chalk, citrus and mineral, lots of other structure and flavors. Light and delicate, but somehow robust all the sa...
by Peter Kleban
January 5th, 2021, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Volpaia Chianti Classico
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: TN: 2015 Volpaia Chianti Classico

I had one 2016 that was very good, another not so much (perhaps there is bottle variation, the CT TNs for the '16 vintage seem to vary a lot).

The three 2018s I've had were all excellent.

See CT for my TNs.
by Peter Kleban
January 4th, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Dornfelder...what is this bottle???
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: German Dornfelder...what is this bottle???

Cooking Wine It's obvious that here we have a wine for tourists. Well, my one Dornfelder data point is a glass I had at a restaurant in Bonn about 15 yrs ago. I'd never had that, so I thought I'd try, despite the menu description: "Dornfelder is...Dornfelder". As you might guess, it was a...
by Peter Kleban
December 30th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux
Replies: 31
Views: 2454

Re: TN: 2017 Marie et Pierre Bénetière Côte-Rôtie Cordeloux

Yes, I have two '15s downstairs but given all the TNs indicating they are OK but too young, I intend to wait some time until I open one.
by Peter Kleban
December 29th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2541

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

. . . WsOTY: Felettig Morey St. Denis VV '14 Felettig Chamb-Mus VV '14 Pépière Muscadet Briords '09 Volpaia Chianti Class '18 Lignier Morey St Denis 1er Ormes '14 Collestefano Verdicchio di M '19 Pépière Muscadet Briords '19 Bêcheur PN '14 Virage '07 Ampeau Volnay 1er Santenots '99 I see that you l...
by Peter Kleban
December 29th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2541

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 29th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote: December 29th, 2020, 12:12 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 29th, 2020, 12:09 pm

It would not have mattered. We don’t like rules. ;)
Welcome to 'Wine Berserkers', where the users are opinionated and the rules don't matter! ;)
And all the children are above average.
And you can forget about adults--we don't have any! [dance-clap.gif] [berserker.gif]
by Peter Kleban
December 28th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Fontodi Chianti Classico (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG)
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: TN: 2016 Fontodi Chianti Classico (Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG)

Only one I've had is a '17, which IMO is much too young to drink now: 2017 Fontodi Chianti Classico - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (11/15/2020) * (or so--hard to judge at this stage) Too young and tannic for my tastes. Gives sense of something really interesting to come, but that w...
by Peter Kleban
December 21st, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with goose: Moose!
Replies: 48
Views: 2246

Re: Wine pairing with goose?

Haven't had goose in ages, but somehow this recipe makes me think of a Dirty & Rowdy Semillon (the '18 should do fine). On the savory side of Semillon.

OK, tell me this is crazy pileon
by Peter Kleban
December 19th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish
Replies: 23
Views: 1771

Re: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish

try this (sans breadcrumbs, of course) from Ottolenghi. Very good. You can use different kinds of cheese, we did it last night with tilsit and tallegio, really tasty.

https://vegeyum.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/endive/
by Peter Kleban
December 19th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 351
Views: 21716

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Hey Dan, I thanked you for the thanks!
by Peter Kleban
December 18th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 351
Views: 21716

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Yes, I agree. Thanks, Rodrigo. Fun and helps keep us sane (or what passes for it on WB :-) ) To celebrate what would have been a 9th night of Hanukkah [wink.gif] , I drank 2 parts Rye with 1 part Vermouth. Thanks for the tip Peter Kleban. Hope to see everyone next time. dh Zay gesunt, Dan! Glad you...
by Peter Kleban
December 12th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Event Planner - Online or Offline
Topic: Berserkers 'Social' Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 351
Views: 21716

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Yes, I agree. Thanks, Rodrigo. Fun and helps keep us sane (or what passes for it on WB :-) )
by Peter Kleban
December 5th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bêcheur Mourvèdre Old Vine
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: TN: 2018 Bêcheur Mourvèdre Old Vine

If I can jump in, I found out about this from Michael Terrien, one of whose brands is Bêcheur, and the other Terrien. Been interested in his wines for some years, starting with an '07 Chard, bought off a wine list in a Maine restaurant, that was exceptional. If I'm reading the description right, the...

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