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by Gary Schulte
June 28th, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 31
Views: 2158

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: 574

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: 440

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: 276
Views: 15066

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: 362

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: 84

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: 1081

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: 4905

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: 293

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: 843

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: 171
Views: 7790

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: 1360

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: 1890

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: 984

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: 1890

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: 1890

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: 4905

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: 1890

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: 1088

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: 1106

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: 1106

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: 1088

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: 1255

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: 1255

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: 1056

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: 331
Views: 15723

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: 331
Views: 15723

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: 1086

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: 1086

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: 1086

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: 1056

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...
by Gary Schulte
January 19th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1086

Re: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Thanks everyone for the recommendations. Looked all of them up on Wine Searcher and CellarTracker. As I expected not all are widely available but some vintages can be found. Ratings are good. Also finding Dom. Barmes-Buecher seems to make a consistently good pinot noir. From what I understand, only ...
by Gary Schulte
January 18th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1086

Alsatian Pinot Noir Recommendation ?

Early next month a bunch of local wine industry friends are getting together to taste through different Alsatian wines. Pinot noir seems to be the only variety that's difficult to identify good representatives for. Does anyone have some suggestions on good pinot noir producers and where I might find...
by Gary Schulte
January 18th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Non-Dairy White Chocolate Recommendation ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Non-Dairy White Chocolate Recommendation ?

In early February we have some friends coming over for dinner and one of them is lactose intolerant. I've got everything covered for the meal except dessert. In the past I have made a non-dairy vegan chocolate torte but this time I want to try a coconut creme bruleé which uses a non-dairy white choc...
by Gary Schulte
January 9th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australia Fires Update
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Australia Fires Update

Another update article ...... https://winetitles.com.au/nsw-wineries-left-shocked-by-damage-in-wake-of-bushfire/ . Looks like a full report will come out next month in the next issue of Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker. Another article ........ https://www.winemag.com/2020/01/08/...
by Gary Schulte
January 9th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australia Fires Update
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Australia Fires Update

The situation in parts of Australian wine country look pretty tough for growers. The following update is today's view reported in an Australian wine media company ........ https://winetitles.com.au/agw-bushfire-update-wineries-are-hurting/. Tough to say at this time what will be smoke tainted, this ...
by Gary Schulte
January 2nd, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Small Lots - Sterile Filtration
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Re: Small Lots - Sterile Filtration

Vamsi - For small lots I use a 10inch Pall Advanta cartridge system that I bought on Ebay for a song. For what you're asking it depends on the wine, it's pH, clarity, and what you're trying to achieve. That will determine how you select a depth pre-filter before moving down to a lower exclusion size...
by Gary Schulte
January 1st, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 46
Views: 3155

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

Is it possible that there's too much expectation for a BdB sparkling wine that did not spend more than a few years in cellar? Aren't most of the better known champagnes stored for ~5-7 years before disgorging? For the Rhys BdB I would consider storing it for the same length of time it had at Rhys be...
by Gary Schulte
January 1st, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: PSA - use eye protection for pruning!
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: PSA - use eye protection for pruning!

Paul - Good advice no matter how trivial the task seems. Glad you're okay.
by Gary Schulte
January 1st, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 12545

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

Auxerrois - Have heard two pronunciations of this grape variety. It almost seems the difference in pronunciation is whether you swing heavily from a classical French or Germanic language background. In Alsace they use the variety name pinot auxerrois most often over auxerrois. Give it a try. Burgun...
by Gary Schulte
December 31st, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 12545

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

Auxerrois - Have heard two pronunciations of this grape variety. It almost seems the difference in pronunciation is whether you swing heavily from a classical French or Germanic language background. In Alsace they use the variety name pinot auxerrois most often over auxerrois. Give it a try.
by Gary Schulte
December 31st, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Any wineries using Sqaurespace Ecommerce for online sales?
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: Any wineries using Sqaurespace Ecommerce for online sales?

Adam - It appears that Paumanok and Palmer Vineyards are using Squarespace eCommerce.

Paumanok - https://paumanok.squarespace.com/
Palmer - https://www.palmervineyards.com/shop
by Gary Schulte
December 25th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wine Club Software for Small Producer (Cheap but powerful?)
Replies: 33
Views: 2493

Re: Wine Club Software for Small Producer (Cheap but powerful?)

Adam - Looks like Apple Pay is also available in addition to PayPal. From what I'm seeing it appears that the eCommerce portion of Squarespace will continue to align and compete with other eCommerce platforms.
by Gary Schulte
December 24th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wine Club Software for Small Producer (Cheap but powerful?)
Replies: 33
Views: 2493

Re: Wine Club Software for Small Producer (Cheap but powerful?)

Adam - There are wineries currently using the eCommerce function on Squarespace.
by Gary Schulte
December 22nd, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wine Club Software for Small Producer (Cheap but powerful?)
Replies: 33
Views: 2493

Re: Wine Club Software for Small Producer (Cheap but powerful?)

Doesn't Squarespace sell a commerce product that can manage purchasers and subscribers info?
by Gary Schulte
December 7th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2531

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

Thanks for doing this charity drive David. I don't have much Oregon in my collection but here's a very enjoyable QPR Siduri pinot noir. 2017 Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - Screw cap closure so unscrew and pour right away in restaurant for first night and then a second night at home. The nose ...
by Gary Schulte
December 1st, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5447

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Twofer Cali pinot noir night. These are relatively high alcohol pinot noirs and thus were chosen to be the match with steak, potatoes, & salad. 2005 Brewer Clifton Rio Vista - Purchased on release and stored at cellar temp(54-68F). This is a high alcohol wine at 15.5%. Removed wax capsule and disint...
by Gary Schulte
November 28th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5447

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Thank you Frank for running this benefit again this year. Here's my first for this week. 2002 Frederic Esmonin Gevrey Chambertin 1er La Petite Chapelle - Purchased when released and stored in basement(temp ranges 54 to 68F) on it's side. This was opened soon after pulled from storage. Shows no signs...
by Gary Schulte
November 26th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 61
Views: 2330

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

To me, or my spouse, it's a seriously flawed wine that neither one of us would drink or cook with and thus it goes down the drain.
by Gary Schulte
November 20th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourboulenc Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Bourboulenc Questions

Peter - Yes I did. From the Rhone region there are few to go by as most are blends with grenache blanc & roussanne.

IlkkaL - I'm pretty sure that the De Moor bourboulenc grapes are sourced from Domaine Supply-Royer. Should be an interesting comparison with your wine.

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