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by Gary Schulte
January 9th, 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order from NY to ship to CA?
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Order from NY to ship to CA?

I recently ordered from Empire with no issues at all. It came highly recommended from others on this board. To be honest I order outside my state only to get wines I cannot get through my local retailers. In many cases I have found my local retailers will work with me on pricing.
by Gary Schulte
December 26th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello
Replies: 58
Views: 3804

Re: Dunn Howell Mountain vs Ridge Montebello

Love both wines but to my mind they are apples and oranges. Is Dunn still using reverse osmosis to keep the alcohol level down?... https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2015/08 ... and-dusted
by Gary Schulte
December 7th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 53
Views: 3567

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

A September CT Exp Ag Station press release mentions a population at the other end of my state in Greenwich....Yikes ! I do look for them on vineyard posts and vines. Still have a few "Tree of Heaven" saplings to get rid of. It's not a matter of "if" and more a matter of "wh...
by Gary Schulte
November 29th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1756

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Just to cycle back around I did try 2 of the pinot noir offerings from Agathe Bursin and found them to be absolutely delicious. Right balance of fruit, acidity, and finish. My spouse blogged about the Bursin wines we had this past year ...... https://enoviti-hanumangirl.blogspot.co ... h?q=bursin .
by Gary Schulte
November 27th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7656

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

1995 Sylvain Cathiard Romanee St Vivant - Went beautifully with duck breast(med-rare) bathed in balsamic berry sauce , a side earthy mushrooms, tomatoes, and garbanzo beans, and a side of green beans. The RSV is at it's peak and will be there for a good while.
by Gary Schulte
November 11th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner Wines
Replies: 12
Views: 1422

Re: Masters Champions Dinner Wines

B. Buzzini wrote: November 10th, 2020, 7:37 pm Fuzzy’s favorite time of the year...
Ha ! Fuzzy and Tiger are best buddies.
by Gary Schulte
November 10th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 290
Views: 19698

Re: Grassl Glassware

M.Kaplan wrote: November 10th, 2020, 1:14 pm We recently purchased a new Miele dishwasher with the wine stem rack option. Works like a charm. The first time I've used a dishwasher to wash fine stems in 40 years.
Mark - What do you use as a detergent and wash cycles?
by Gary Schulte
November 7th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 157
Views: 9185

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

I find the Ultramarine label very attractive and simple.
by Gary Schulte
November 7th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Most Noble Of The Noble White Varieties?
Replies: 29
Views: 1635

Re: The Most Noble Of The Noble White Varieties?

Chenin blanc ! So versatile with many different styles possible that match up well with all kinds of foods. Chardonnay is my second choice but I think a really good wine from this grape is difficult to make.....hence so much in the marketplace that is forgettable.
by Gary Schulte
November 6th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glass Fire - Short Documentary
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Glass Fire - Short Documentary

Seems like this short documentary on the Glass Fire was just released. Pretty much gives the perspective from wineries in the area.

by Gary Schulte
November 6th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!
Replies: 29
Views: 1894

Re: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!

Locally there isn't a whole lot to choose from which make's Cask n Keg in Mystic,CT a nice standout. Kevin the owner has been fantastic at acquiring new esoteric or low allocation wines for winelovers in the region. He has always handled my wine enquiries with interest. We figured out it was easier ...
by Gary Schulte
November 6th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages
Replies: 27
Views: 1344

Re: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages

Have had nothing but great experiences with MacArthurs(Bassins).
by Gary Schulte
November 3rd, 2020, 4:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one country...
Replies: 103
Views: 3500

Re: If only one country...

RSA then Greece. Decent to superb reds in each country and terrific whites(chenin blanc and assyrtiko, respectively).
by Gary Schulte
October 31st, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41064

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

First snow of Fall today. Unusually early for us along coastal southern New England. Had to scramble to get my sprayer winterized in the snow before tonights temps go below freezing. The winery that we make our wine at is having an outdoor tent wedding tonight. While doing punchdowns late today I s...
by Gary Schulte
October 30th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 41064

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

First snow of Fall today. Unusually early for us along coastal southern New England. Had to scramble to get my sprayer winterized in the snow before tonights temps go below freezing. The winery that we make our wine at is having an outdoor tent wedding tonight. While doing punchdowns late today I sa...
by Gary Schulte
October 24th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61314

Re: #GlassFire

The stories of compromised grapes to those of you on the west coast is sad news for us growers on the east coast as well. We can lose harvests from hurricanes/tropical storms after a full year's worth of hard work to raise a crop. Hope more of you get good results following fermentation and can salv...
by Gary Schulte
September 22nd, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your favorite wine "autocorrects"
Replies: 15
Views: 868

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: 381

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: 381

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: 419

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: 563

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: 613
Views: 41064

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: 53
Views: 3567

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: 1983

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: 1983

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: 1983

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: 722

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 ...
by Gary Schulte
August 4th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ISO Boston wine friends
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

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 a...
by Gary Schulte
August 4th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets talk SA Chenin Blanc!
Replies: 16
Views: 722

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: 1983

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: 1983

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: 309

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: 2248

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 h...
by Gary Schulte
July 13th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Fungicide question for the chemically literate
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

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: 1645

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: 53
Views: 3567

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: 684

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 durin...
by Gary Schulte
May 29th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Venison Chops
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

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: 613
Views: 41064

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: 398

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: 110

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: 1175

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: 5097

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: 354

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: 883

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: 8284

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: 1417

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: 38
Views: 3488

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: 1382

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: 38
Views: 3488

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...

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