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by Gary Schulte
September 22nd, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"

KenL. wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 11:50 am
Lunch-Bagels 😆
That came from Lynch Bages ? Wow.
by Gary Schulte
September 5th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Cruse Sparklers (Valdigue & St. Laurent)
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: TN: Two Cruse Sparklers (Valdigue & St. Laurent)

Spouse did a bit of ground work to understand the St. Laurent grape a bit more. ....https://enoviti-hanumangirl.blogspot.co ... stery.html ....She's clearly a bigger wine nerd than me.
by Gary Schulte
September 4th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Cruse Sparklers (Valdigue & St. Laurent)
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: TN: Two Cruse Sparklers (Valdigue & St. Laurent)

We had a casual outdoor socially distanced dinner in two parts that highlighted the Cruse Wine Company offerings. In the first part we watched Michael lead us through a dosage tasting, on video, of one of his base wines with discussion and tasting quiz from 4 small bottles. That was good fun and my ...
by Gary Schulte
August 31st, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYTimes: Lanzarote/CanaryIslands
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: NYTimes: Lanzarote/CanaryIslands

Saw the article and it reminded me of an even more extreme growing method than they use in Greece on Santorini. Nice article.
by Gary Schulte
August 30th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Some wines with smoked meats
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: TNs: Some wines with smoked meats

Recently I hot smoked some prime porterhouse steaks to a medium rare doneness. Wood was a combination of apple and hickory. Opened a 1991 Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Gran Reserva to partner with the meat. In the glass the wine was clear medium bodied garnet with a touch of orange. Turns out this wine ...
by Gary Schulte
August 24th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 29941

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Informals at 23B this morning. Fruit looks and tastes great (just ask the resident birds). Will do a real sample pull (200 berries) on Tuesday morning and a full lab panel. We are finding out again that the Baltimore Orioles can find the higher brix grapes in a bunch up and down the 5 rows we have ...
by Gary Schulte
August 15th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 49
Views: 2898

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

Have not yet seen any in my neck of the woods.....knock on wood. Was really worried that tropical storm Isaias would blow some in our way.....not that I have detected yet. One of these storms from the south will most certainly blow some in at some point in the future.
by Gary Schulte
August 7th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Small Surprises In The Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: Small Surprises In The Vineyard

Wes Barton wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Found it, but most of the photos are unavailable. It was way back in 2006. http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.p ... php?t=1593
Wonder what it felt like for the hornworm to drop down the slide?
by Gary Schulte
August 7th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Small Surprises In The Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: Small Surprises In The Vineyard

Your story Wes has me laughing. We do find the green and red species of the hornworm occasionally on our vines and they do eat a massive amount of foliage. If they are parasitized and on a larger plant we let it be. If on smaller younger plants we move them along to another location.
by Gary Schulte
August 6th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Small Surprises In The Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: Small Surprises In The Vineyard

Leslie - Every year we find a lot of interesting insects and their eggs since we do not nuke the vineyard of insects. The other fun fact for the trophic eggs is that they have some type of ant repellant in them and are deposited like a whirling fence line. Last year we found some polyphemus moth(lar...
by Gary Schulte
August 5th, 2020, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets talk SA Chenin Blanc!
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Lets talk SA Chenin Blanc!

To me Chenin Blanc is a rather delicate and "transparent" grape variety that can't take much new oak as it quickly loses varietal character and starts to taste just oaky. This has been my experience for my likes in chenin. It seems to me that blending chenin blanc fermented in large aged oak punche...
by Gary Schulte
August 4th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Boston wine friends
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: ISO Boston wine friends

Welcome Nestor - This is a good place to start. Lots of discussion and interest around all things wine & food. Participate to connect with others. The coronavirus will not magically disappear but the situation will become better in 2021. So I would participate here and discuss wine with others and d...
by Gary Schulte
August 4th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets talk SA Chenin Blanc!
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: Lets talk SA Chenin Blanc!

Like RSA chenin blancs but love Loire chenin blancs more. Need to try a few more that need to be hunted out. Would like to try some of the Sadie Family chenins but are difficult to find and require a bit of cash. For many years my standard table chenin was the Ken Forrester 'Petit Chenin' . At $8-10...
by Gary Schulte
August 1st, 2020, 3:34 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Small Surprises In The Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Re: Small Surprises In The Vineyard

Well my better half figured it out. Turns out both of these objects come from one insect......the owlfly. The owlfly adult looks like a small dragonfly but is in the same order with other 'net-winged' insects like antlions, lacewings, and others. They are good guys and eat other insects. What you se...
by Gary Schulte
July 31st, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Small Surprises In The Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 938

Small Surprises In The Vineyard

Just thought I would share something a bit unusual I noticed in the vineyard today. While working in a section of the young chenin blanc block I noticed something unusual on one of the top catch wires. One thing looked familiar to me as insect disc eggs from something similar, but smaller, than the ...
by Gary Schulte
July 29th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Liquid Farm Chardonnay La Hermana
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2015 Liquid Farm Chardonnay La Hermana

The folks at Liquid Farm do a nice job to get balance early on in their chardonnays. What I have found interesting, as others have noticed, is that sometimes tasting on day 2 makes the wine really sing.
by Gary Schulte
July 25th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a wine?
Replies: 53
Views: 2156

Re: Is this a wine?

My experience in making and tasting a few pet-nats is that not all varieties & yeast combinations make a good pet-nat. Thus far I would say that chenin blanc and, separately, auxerrois provides a good platform for terrific pet-nats. On the other hand I would say that chardonnay, at least in my hands...
by Gary Schulte
July 13th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Fungicide question for the chemically literate
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: Fungicide question for the chemically literate

Stewart - My experience with Oxidate-2 is that is not very effective as a fungal spray on grapevines. Only marginal activity on powdery mildew found on foliage but sun exposure takes care of that for the most part. I have not found it effective for powdery mildew on fruit. That being said I do find ...
by Gary Schulte
July 8th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pesticides / Fertilizer Spraying
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Pesticides / Fertilizer Spraying

Kevin - If I recall conventional vineyard electrostatic spraying was/is pretty susceptible to wind drift because of the small droplets. In my experience I have not seen electrostatic spraying catch on for vineyard use in the northeast region. Truth be told I have not seen recent results of a vineyar...
by Gary Schulte
June 28th, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 49
Views: 2898

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

I'm on the lookout for them but as of yet have not seen any. For us it's a matter of time before they show up. Frequent cruising in the vineyard is a must. What worries me about them showing up is that it becomes the new normal and yet another pest to deal with. In this case the pest really creates ...
by Gary Schulte
June 19th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love Old Burgundy - Another Round of Aged Maume
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Love Old Burgundy - Another Round of Aged Maume

We have been fortunate to learn from others many many years ago to purchase good quality red burgundies and let them age. The other night we smoked(cherry & pecan wood) a couple of NY strip steaks that had good but not great fat marbling. None the less the smoke made its way into the steak during a ...
by Gary Schulte
May 29th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Venison Chops
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Venison Chops

Earlier this week I pan fried some venison chops using the SFGate recipe .... https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/cook-venison-chops-butter-garlic-4845.html . As sides I made baked garlic fries and a small green salad. A little dry lambrusco chased it all down. The venison showed the terroir found on m...
by Gary Schulte
May 24th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 512
Views: 29941

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Yes, in the vineyard. I'm surrounded by creeks, woodlands and pasture, so maybe I get more than in areas that are more vineyard adjacent. I also don't usually cultivate much, so there is often more grass for them to live in. I'll say that I never quite appreciated just how many there were until I g...
by Gary Schulte
May 9th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Short Spot for Patricia Green Cellars on Tastemakers
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Short Spot for Patricia Green Cellars on Tastemakers

Nice little spot on Patricia Green Cellars in a recent episode of PBS's Tastemakers on Jacobsen Salt Co. in Oregon..... https://www.watchtastemakers.com/213-jacobsen-salt-co . This style of show where they highlight food producers and their partnerships I enjoy watching. The Moveable Feast , also on...
by Gary Schulte
April 26th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2016 Domaine de Moor Le Vendangeur Masque 'Le Bourboulenc de Mare et Eric'
Replies: 1
Views: 107

TN - 2016 Domaine de Moor Le Vendangeur Masque 'Le Bourboulenc de Mare et Eric'

Well it's taken us a significant period of time to pull out the 2016 Domaine de Moor Bourboulenc for a taste. Never have tasted this grape wine before so we were in a new tasting space. Was partially waiting for the right food to have it with. Every week we have FaceTime dinners with another couple ...
by Gary Schulte
March 31st, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine
Replies: 18
Views: 1123

Re: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine

Would love to see more Greek wines available in the US. One thing I have noticed is that their pricing seems to be marching upward at a pretty good clip. That being said I had a Greek salad tonight(tomatoes, olives, cucumber, red onion, lemon, olive oil, oregano, and sheep feta) with a homemade foca...
by Gary Schulte
March 13th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 5006

Re: Wine cellar progress

Really nice Alan. Not sure my derriere would fit when trying to reach the bottom shelf in the 23inch aisle. That said I'm willing to try pulling a La Tache from the bottom shelf if willing to share said bottle.
by Gary Schulte
March 12th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Thibaud Boudignon - Anjou Blanc (France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Anjou)
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: TN: 2015 Thibaud Boudignon - Anjou Blanc (France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Anjou)

His wines at times can be stellar(2012s) but at other times they are severely under ripe(2013s). Still have a few of the wines from 2013 that I'm letting ride to see if they finally mellow out. One other thing I'm seeing in the marketplace with Boudignon wines is that they are getting very pricey fo...
by Gary Schulte
March 3rd, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Wine Shipping Update
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Retailer Wine Shipping Update

Hi Tom - Thanks for opening up this discussion. Last year the state of Connecticut passed legislation to allow people within the state purchase from out of state retailers. The tug of war for that law began years ago but as you know really hit the legislator's desks the last 2 years. Over that 2 yea...
by Gary Schulte
February 24th, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 172
Views: 8061

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

Love this kind of thread exposing under appreciated viticultural and winery regions. Did watch the video and enjoyed the the people profiled. Next time I'm in CO will have to do a trip to a couple of the wineries. Thanks for sharing.
by Gary Schulte
February 19th, 2020, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Augustine Wine Bar (aka: if you like older wines...)
Replies: 16
Views: 1391

Re: Augustine Wine Bar (aka: if you like older wines...)

David - Sounds like you have a great place. When we visit LA in early March we will certainly stop by. Thanks for bringing your place to my attention.
by Gary Schulte
February 15th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 31
Views: 2286

Re: Short Ribs

Brian - Yep. One full bunch of rainbow swiss chard and one bag of small spinach for 6 people. One of the group went back for more and there was not any greens left but plenty of mashed potatoes and short ribs. I would say that depending on the size of the short ribs it's safe to predict 1.5 ribs/per...
by Gary Schulte
February 15th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Upcoming Pappy Van Winkle Dinner
Replies: 0
Views: 1366

Upcoming Pappy Van Winkle Dinner

Hi All - For those in the NYC-Boston corridor there is a dinner event happening locally that is fast approaching that centers on Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. It is held in an older farm house on Stone Acres Farm in Stonington, CT. Last I looked there were still tix ...... https://www.85thdayllc.com/eve...
by Gary Schulte
February 15th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 31
Views: 2286

Re: Short Ribs

Brian - Thank you for the recipe. I think we came close to your prototype picture. Pictures below for proof. A good friend went out of her way to make a caramel apple upside down pie for dessert. The wine of the night for the ribs portion was a 1993 Ridge Monte Bello. Absolutely fantastic for the me...
by Gary Schulte
February 13th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 31
Views: 2286

Re: Short Ribs

WOW ! Love the idea Brian. Was looking for an idea for a beef dish on Friday and when I saw your pic that sealed it. I take it's wilted spinach on the bottom? Does the proportion of the braising ingredients matter much? I brown the meat in a large pot, remove and sweat the veggies in same pot. Add ...
by Gary Schulte
February 11th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 5006

Re: Wine cellar flooring

Very nice idea. Where did you get the stave flooring? Did you have someone straighten out staves and mill sides and bottoms? Butt jointed or T&G ? Like the idea.
by Gary Schulte
February 11th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 31
Views: 2286

Re: Short Ribs

WOW ! Love the idea Brian. Was looking for an idea for a beef dish on Friday and when I saw your pic that sealed it. I take it's wilted spinach on the bottom? Does the proportion of the braising ingredients matter much?
by Gary Schulte
February 10th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: LA Cheese Shops ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: LA Cheese Shops ?

Thanks everybody. Since I will be in the area for a couple of weeks I will make sure to hit a couple of the cheese shops. I'm familiar with Bristol Farms and Whole Foods Playa Vista as I have been many times and will probably be shopping both places for ingredients to make meals for family while the...
by Gary Schulte
February 9th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Brunch at Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Brunch at Momofuku Ssäm Bar

Thanks Jorge. The menu looks terrific. Next time I'm down that way I'll have to give it a try.
by Gary Schulte
February 9th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Brunch at Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Brunch at Momofuku Ssäm Bar

Mike - Where is this?
by Gary Schulte
February 9th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: LA Cheese Shops ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

LA Cheese Shops ?

I'll be visiting family in Westchester(Los Angeles) this March and will be cooking quite a bit during my stay. Would like to find a nice cheese shop that carries good cheeses and charcuterie during my visit. One of the things I'm looking for is feta made from either sheep's milk or combination of sh...
by Gary Schulte
February 8th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Earthquake Insurance . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 1861

Re: Earthquake Insurance . . .

Patrick - Are we talking commercial wine in bottles and not private collection? Yes, as part of my import/distribution inventory. Patrick I'm not located where you are but I have been looking hard at farm & winery insurance which has a small overlap with what you are needing with the exception that...
by Gary Schulte
February 6th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Earthquake Insurance . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 1861

Re: Earthquake Insurance . . .

Patrick - Are we talking commercial wine in bottles and not private collection?
by Gary Schulte
February 5th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Non-Dairy White Chocolate Recommendation ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: Non-Dairy White Chocolate Recommendation ?

Well the creme brulee was actually a big hit as it was silky smooth. I used a combination of unsweetened coconut milk(So Delicious) and cocoa butter non-dairy white chocolate(King David White Baking Bar) in the recipe that was a Silk creme brulee recipe with the coconut twist from a reviewer. The Ki...
by Gary Schulte
January 27th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 413
Views: 20926

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I don't see myself springing for a Rougeard wine. Hopefully someone will bring it to an offline tasting. Hard to believe that Rougeard is that much more spectacular than others. Who's where on a ranking list is tough as many producers offer quite a few different wines at different price points. Lat...
by Gary Schulte
January 25th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 413
Views: 20926

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I don't see myself springing for a Rougeard wine. Hopefully someone will bring it to an offline tasting. Hard to believe that Rougeard is that much more spectacular than others. Who's where on a ranking list is tough as many producers offer quite a few different wines at different price points. Late...
by Gary Schulte
January 21st, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Adam Frisch wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 11:16 am
I like Claus Preisingers wines if you're into the lower intervention stuff. I have not had his Pinot Noir, but I know he makes one.
For our tasting exercise/education we are sticking with Alsace.
by Gary Schulte
January 21st, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Maybe a late contribution, but I've enjoyed the PN from Ostertag's Fronholz vineyard (they also somehow make a Riesling, Muscat, and Gewurztraminer from the same vineyard!). Importer is Kermit Lynch so should be relatively widely available? Gerard Schueller also makes some unique pinots, but a bit ...
by Gary Schulte
January 20th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Thanks again all. Some of these are harder to find than others.
by Gary Schulte
January 20th, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Non-Dairy White Chocolate Recommendation ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: Non-Dairy White Chocolate Recommendation ?

I couldn't find any at our local grocers or specialty stores. Even asked our local "famous" bakery for suggestions and struck out. Well I pulled the trigger on King David brand Kosher easy melting non-dairy white chocolate. Went with this one as it has some actual cocoa butter in it. Will be using i...

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