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by Gary Schulte
October 15th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

Yes and may be considered "the" bad thing. It's centered in eastern PA. Last year's PA quarantine did not prevent the spread as it's been detected in surrounding states including DE, NY, MD, NJ & VA. Not all counties are affected in those states where it's been detected. Tree of Heaven is the favore...
by Gary Schulte
October 13th, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Home Wine Cellar Architect/Contractor
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Home Wine Cellar Architect/Contractor

Tom - Try the Houzz website and search for wine cellar photos and select Boston area. That will give you links to installers for your area and in many cases reviews.
by Gary Schulte
September 24th, 2018, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Disappointing Huet

Jim - I did indeed try it the following day and the oxidation progressed to where on day 3 it was undrinkable. Will try the 2010 Le Mont and Haut Lieu next to see where they are at. Clos du Bourg has always been my favorite Huet for depth of complexity. That being the case some years the RS is sligh...
by Gary Schulte
September 23rd, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Disappointing Huet

A couple of nights back I opened a 2010 Huet Clos du Bourg sec. Purchased several at release and early openings years back were spot on delicious. After opening and pouring it was clearly more yellow than it should be. Had slight sherry notes on the nose and in the mouth it was showing oxidation. Sp...
by Gary Schulte
September 15th, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $50k worth of grapes stolen from Virginia vineyard
Replies: 35
Views: 1584

Re: $50k worth of grapes stolen from Virginia vineyard

There is something not quite right. From what I see is that this vineyard had side bird netting. If that was in place it takes some serious effort to quickly get the nets up and out of the way before you pick. As mentioned I did see that the property has been up for sale. Is it possible that this is...
by Gary Schulte
August 27th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Harvest Initiated Aug 20, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 856

Re: Harvest Initiated Aug 20, 2018

All looks good ! I'm sure Juan is there as your wingman.
by Gary Schulte
August 21st, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)
Replies: 121
Views: 5575

Re: Favorite coffee roasters? (companies that roast, not equipment)

Missed Peet's Brazil Minas Naturais being in the supermarket so went back to ordering it from Peet's directly. Also purchased and liked Yosemite Dos Sierras Organic as we like the nutty-chocolate flavors. The light citrus acidic bean types don't float our boat.
by Gary Schulte
August 6th, 2018, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poolside “glassware”
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Poolside “glassware”

Anton's recent thread on Steely's insulated stainless tumblers seems to be the ticket for outdoor use.
by Gary Schulte
August 5th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Sparkling wine fault
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Sparkling wine fault

Brian - What i did for the first time as a quickie experiment is I moved a 2-3 brix chenin blanc wine into champagne bottles to allow the fermentation to complete under crown cap. If I recall correctly that leaves me under 4 atmospheres for a bottle that can handle >8atm. This method produced nice f...
by Gary Schulte
August 5th, 2018, 5:05 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Sparkling wine fault
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Sparkling wine fault

Could it be a miscalculation on sugar levels and still be under the bar pressure limit of the bottle after refermentation?
by Gary Schulte
July 9th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Under row weed management
Replies: 35
Views: 5121

Under row weed management

With a full canopy one thing I would change would be to have the weeder up front where I can see it. At the moment narrow rows with canopy tends to fill my mirrors so I cannot see the weeder in action to make minor adjustments.
by Gary Schulte
July 2nd, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Wave of the Future - Machine Viticulture at Hudson Vineyards
Replies: 12
Views: 599

The Wave of the Future - Machine Viticulture at Hudson Vineyards

Another advantage to the automated grape harvester is that for those along the eastern seaboard the threat of tropical storms and hurricanes can allow for a quick harvest ahead of the storm. One disadvantage with harvesters is that spoilage contamination can be a problem if the machinery is not well...
by Gary Schulte
June 18th, 2018, 6:17 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Harvest Initiated Aug 20, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 856

Harvest T-6 Weeks

Nola - If you have questions as time goes on about the upcoming harvest ask questions as many would like to help and can offer up good answers and advice.
by Gary Schulte
June 15th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bars in Tokyo
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Wine Bars in Tokyo

Check out Wine Terroirs for stories on Japanese wine bars.........http://www.wineterroirs.com/2003/01/japan.html .
by Gary Schulte
June 4th, 2018, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Loire Cab Franc - your short list of producers?
Replies: 53
Views: 1710

Loire Cab Franc - your short list of producers?

One area of the Loire Valley I'm tending to pay more attention to is Anjou-Villages Brissac as they do cab franc and cabernet sauvignon. They are hard to find as not many of that region's wines make it to the states. I would add the following two domaines to look for. Domaine de Bablut ...... http:/...
by Gary Schulte
May 31st, 2018, 4:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Atlas Coffee Club
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Atlas Coffee Club

Anyone try the Atlas Coffee Club? Spouse is considering this option over Starbucks/Peets from the store. We love coffee and have tried and enjoyed various coffees from Willoughbys(New Haven,CT) and Raos(Hadley,MA). The Atlas option seems convenient but you're leaving the selection up to them and it ...
by Gary Schulte
May 27th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Massive hailstorm in Bordeaux
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Massive hailstorm in Bordeaux

By the look of the shoot length in the article it looks like they must have been past the flowering stage.
by Gary Schulte
May 14th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Under row weed management
Replies: 35
Views: 5121

Under row weed management

Stewart - I have one of my distributors(Helena Chem) looking to see if Weed Slayer is registered in my region. My guess is that this formulation is too new for state review in my neck of the woods. In looking at it a bit more it appears to be a newer improved version of Burnout II which is a clove o...
by Gary Schulte
May 12th, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Under row weed management
Replies: 35
Views: 5121

Under row weed management

Bill - Would love to see a new sensor technology developed for these weeding units that can see the object and evaluate the terrain at the same time. Yesterday's afternoon weeding was strange as I had the unit jump into the irrigation wire and tubing and lacerate it in 2 sections. Part of that is ho...
by Gary Schulte
May 12th, 2018, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the new Laurent Ponsot label the ugliest in wine?
Replies: 82
Views: 3572

Is the new Laurent Ponsot label the ugliest in wine?

This is an example of how not to strike out on your own after being with the family domaine for so long. A synapse must have misfired. My guess is that this label was a decision of one.
by Gary Schulte
May 9th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Temp/humidity sensors?
Replies: 26
Views: 793

Temp/humidity sensors?

Brian - Do you need constant reporting to your phone or would a system that you can download data to your smartphone be sufficient? In our vineyard we use a small data logger from Onset Computing(MA) that records temperature and humidity at any frequency you care to. When you want the data you just ...
by Gary Schulte
May 8th, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Under row weed management
Replies: 35
Views: 5121

Under row weed management

Bill - What's the water use rate?

Add - I'm assuming you can control the spring back rate? I saw a video, old bucket style Caffini, with narrow spaced vines and it seems that one needs to go slow to avoid whacking younger vines..
by Gary Schulte
May 8th, 2018, 5:54 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Under row weed management
Replies: 35
Views: 5121

Under row weed management

Bill - That is a pretty interesting weeder. It's hard to tell how well it works on a good stand of under trellis weeds. I gather that it's super high pressure tears the above ground blades/leaves off...correct? Here's a video that has the smaller heads shown. [youtube]ikQOuEDXkXI[/youtube] Stewart -...
by Gary Schulte
May 8th, 2018, 4:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2000 Bordeaux Avert W. Hartford Ct. May 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 681

2000 Bordeaux Avert W. Hartford Ct. May 7th

Nice to meet you as well Brian......Cheers, Gary
by Gary Schulte
May 7th, 2018, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Going to the Finger Lakes (Seneca)
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Going to the Finger Lakes (Seneca)

In the past I've always liked Anthony Road and Red Tail Ridge. As with any winery some wines you'll like and others not.
by Gary Schulte
May 2nd, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 211
Views: 9427

Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

A recent splurge into ouzo has slowed my/our wine depletion rate. Spouse cut her finger badly pruning grapevines and thus for several nights ouzo provided the needed pain relief. Now she has an addiction to the stuff. Our stored wine has gone down but it is not planned but rather less time to hunt o...
by Gary Schulte
May 2nd, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine - 1984
Replies: 21
Views: 742

Birth Year Wine - 1984

Peter Tryba wrote:Mount Eden
Ridge Monte Bello
Dunn Howell Mountain

These were all pretty tasty 5-6 years ago
Haven't had one since
Agree with this list and would probably add Chateau Montelena Estate Red.
by Gary Schulte
May 1st, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9500
Views: 422279

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2013, 2014, & 2015 Josmeyer Auxerrois "H" Vieilles Vignes. These are special wines that most do not know about. Josmeyer pulls the best out of auxerrois.
by Gary Schulte
April 29th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Inexpensive Sparklers
Replies: 19
Views: 2673

Inexpensive Sparklers

I would try some dry Lambruscos. Most are under $20 and can be had in red or rosé. There are berserker members that know these well and hopefully they chime in with nice choices to try. Every summer I like to have Cleto Chiarli's Vecchia Modena on hand for any occassion. My spouse discussed these in...
by Gary Schulte
April 26th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Fork Wineries
Replies: 44
Views: 929

North Fork Wineries

There definitely are some long lived wines from LI. I still have the better part of a case of Palmer Vineyards 1997 Estate Merlot that is still a wonderful wine. I believe that wine was made by a very talented winemaker Dan Kleck. Here's an NY Times article about him leaving for California .... http...
by Gary Schulte
April 25th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Fork Wineries
Replies: 44
Views: 929

North Fork Wineries

Nice recent article about North Fork winemakers. .. http://northforker.com/2018/04/20/evolu ... inemaking/ . The highlighted winemakers are the ones I think delivery on quality wines year in and out.
by Gary Schulte
April 20th, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche (and other lesser known Piedmont grapes)
Replies: 54
Views: 1949

Pelaverga, Freisa and Ruche

Burlotto Pelaverga is usually quite nice.
by Gary Schulte
April 18th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Tasting Room Stems
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Tasting Room Stems

Chris - I will be interested to hear what your thoughts are on the tasting room stems. The web link you gave has very little on the individual glasses.
by Gary Schulte
April 18th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Fork Wineries
Replies: 44
Views: 929

North Fork Wineries

Jeff - Have you gone across the border into Ontario to try the wines in Beamsville Bench and the surrounding areas? If not you might give them a try sometime as I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the winemaking quality.
by Gary Schulte
April 18th, 2018, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Fork Wineries
Replies: 44
Views: 929

North Fork Wineries

As for any wine region I think its difficult to say that one is a better visit than another. For us winos it depends on which wineries you hit, what they are pouring on that day, what we like, and who you get to serve you on your visit. Wineries are a mixed bunch of businesses. Some are strictly foc...
by Gary Schulte
April 13th, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Smoke Salmon Mac & Cheese
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Smoke Salmon Mac & Cheese

This past weekend we had a number of friends over for a chardonnay tasting and decided to make a number of small dishes to go with the various chardonnays(Western Australia, California, Oregon, and Burgundy). One of the dishes was a lobster mac and cheese based on La Crema's recipe using Dungeness c...
by Gary Schulte
April 12th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need California Chardonnay Recommendation (non-buttery taste)
Replies: 62
Views: 1912

Need California Chardonnay Recommendation (non-buttery taste)

Liquid Farm This. Start with the While Hill bottling as a great intro to the house style. It looks to be under $40 in quite a few places. Agree with Liquid Farm's White Hill. This is a beautifully made chardonnay with great mouthfeel and acidity with no obvious oak use even though it does see oak. ...
by Gary Schulte
April 1st, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Electric Pruners
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Electric Pruners

Stewart - Yes I do. The glove is a bit rough and stiff but comfortable enough to wear an entire day. I'll see if it softens with use by the end of this week. This is a system I wouldn't hesitate to give to someone else to use. I like the fact that the cable connections(glove & pruners) do not get in...
by Gary Schulte
March 29th, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Electric Pruners
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Electric Pruners

Just to cycle back on this thread in case it might be useful to someone else. Based on further research and testing it became very clear that the battery technologies for Infaco and Pellenc were better than the other offerings. As you can imagine battery technology is moving in leaps and bounds so I...
by Gary Schulte
March 29th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for an under $50 Cab Franc Blind Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 982

Suggestions for an under $50 Cab Franc Blind Tasting

Bedell(Long Island) makes a very nice cabernet franc. The current release is 2015 and if it's anything like the 2014 it's a nice wine in the early years after release. Prices vary significantly on this wine but I have seen it below $25 and as high as $45. Agree with the Lang and Reed and Pride sugge...
by Gary Schulte
March 21st, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Manapua
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Manapua

I'm a lucky man that my spouse is a terrific cook with Asian and Hawai'ian foods. With the incoming storm she decided to make a Hawai'ian snack treat...manapua. Besides a marinated barbecue pork(char siu) she adds shiitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, ginger & other unknowns. All told ...
by Gary Schulte
March 18th, 2018, 5:38 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2000 Bordeaux Avert W. Hartford Ct. May 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 681

2000 Bordeaux Hartford Ct.

Looks like Gayle and I would be up for this. We have not yet opened any of our 2000 Bordeaux. Date will be important to us.
by Gary Schulte
March 18th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Suggestions for NYC
Replies: 31
Views: 1295

Suggestions for NYC

Also ......check the weather as there is a storm system coming across mid week. Be prepared with the right clothing.
by Gary Schulte
March 18th, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Suggestions for NYC
Replies: 31
Views: 1295

Suggestions for NYC

Morgan Library (36 & Madison) might fit the bill. But give some more info on what he’d like & travel considerations, there are other options. Loved this museum. Check for permanent and current exhibitions. .... http://www.themorgan.org ... Make sure he has a nice cafe to hang out in inside the muse...
by Gary Schulte
March 12th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Consider Barbera A "Serious" Grape?
Replies: 145
Views: 3695

Do You Consider Barbera A "Serious" Grape?

Answer = yes. However, I look at it more of where it fits in with food. The less oaked barberas work well with red pizzas, red pasta, barbecue, & burgers and compliments sangiovese in this food space. The more oaked barberas stretch over into the grilled fatty meats like lamb which enables the high ...
by Gary Schulte
March 8th, 2018, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Say "GOODBYE' to coravin capsules
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Say "GOODBYE' to coravin capsules

Is this thing legal.......not covered under current patents?
by Gary Schulte
March 7th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Winery pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Winery pumps

Jon - Have you seen this video from Carlsen Assoc?

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by Gary Schulte
March 2nd, 2018, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto disappointment
Replies: 88
Views: 4769

Zalto disappointment

In a recent Wine Terroirs blog .... http://www.wineterroirs.com/2018/02/chocolate_and_champagne.html#more ... a discussion of pure chocolates and champagne had a very interesting lead to a champagne expert who made the perfect bubbly glass including sandblasting the inside bottom to enhance bubbles....
by Gary Schulte
February 24th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?
Replies: 80
Views: 3024

Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?

The recent James Beard 2018 semifinalist list show Taberna de Haro as a top wine restaurant in Brookline MA. .... https://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/the-201 ... ifinalists . Interestingly, I think ME has the strongest showing of smaller culinary markets.
by Gary Schulte
February 24th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?
Replies: 80
Views: 3024

Wine Scene in Boston/Cambridge?

Jonathan Sirot wrote:I would be interested in attending as long as a Ct. Yankees fan will be tolerated in enemy territory...
There are no Yankees fans in Connecticut !

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