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by Gary Schulte
December 9th, 2018, 5:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Food porn
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Food porn

Kevin - What's that green stuff doing in there ?
by Gary Schulte
December 9th, 2018, 5:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The best fast food burger I never heard of
Replies: 47
Views: 1664

Re: The best fast food burger I never heard of

Agree with Scott that the 5 Guys buns are terrible and fall apart too easily. Our 5 Guys split out of town after a 5-6 year run. They could not complete with local restaurant burgers including a take out Greek family pizzeria which makes the best fries ever to go along with a great burger which you ...
by Gary Schulte
December 9th, 2018, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically
Replies: 65
Views: 3086

Re: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically

For many domaines the last several years have been challenging in terms of harvest yields at a time when demand for their wines has steadily increased..... Nice overview in Drinks Business ...... https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/08/how-the-evolving-economics-of-burgundy-wine-is-changing-how-th...
by Gary Schulte
December 8th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two pretty good inexpensive wines
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: Two pretty good inexpensive wines

Sounds like a nice celebration Jim. Congratulations on another year. We do the same in trying to find nice buys under $20 for the everyday wines. Much easier for whites than reds but it still can be done. When in comes to 375ml wines I agree that I would like to see more available in stores and rest...
by Gary Schulte
December 7th, 2018, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1255

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

Have noticed this with older burgundies. For me late 1980s Philippe Leclerc wines stand out. Would place them on the counter upright for 1-2 days before opening and it helps but not completely clarifying. My experience with older Bordeaux is that the 2 day counter treatment makes everything settle a...
by Gary Schulte
November 30th, 2018, 5:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PORK BELLY Mao
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: PORK BELLY Mao

Wow ! Thank you for all the tips . I think I'm on the clock now to retry the recipe if I can find it.
by Gary Schulte
November 29th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PORK BELLY Mao
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: PORK BELLY Mao

Thank you Martin. I will certainly try it. Last year we purchased a pork belly with skin on from a local farm to make a Chinese dish my spouse suggested I try. After poking the heck out of the skin and putting on a sweet rub for 48 hrs I did a slow cook in the oven with the last step to turn up the ...
by Gary Schulte
November 27th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PORK BELLY Mao
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: PORK BELLY Mao

Martin - Thanks for sharing this. What happens to the skin? Does it soften enough in the process so that it's not chewy?
by Gary Schulte
November 23rd, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4586

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

Cheers to you Frank for supporting Laura's House again this year. We had a few couples over for Thanksgiving dinner. The theme for this dinner was to have very nice wines from Paumanok from start to finish(Bubbly, Chardonnay, Assemblage, and late harvest Sauvignon Blanc). I decided to add a 1994 Dom...
by Gary Schulte
November 18th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 608
Views: 26747

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Casey - The deer seem to be super healthy this year and they have moved back in to the forest around our vineyard. Saw another good size buck today on the west side of the vineyard. We were in a stare down for 30 seconds at no more than 50 ft. Our hunter's daughter is coming home for holiday break f...
by Gary Schulte
November 18th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 608
Views: 26747

Re: 2018 Vintage West Coast Weather Thread

Casey always has terrific hunting trips and pics. We are in post harvest mode in the vineyard and a good friend hunts our property. Yesterday while working the vineyard(stowing nets) a shot rang out in the woods. One of our grape eaters bit the dust...see pic. This is perfect timing for the holidays...
by Gary Schulte
November 16th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mystic Connecticut Wine Country
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Mystic Connecticut Wine Country

I haven’t been to many (see other people’s comments above on why) but I did like Saltwater Farms. The wines are very Burgundian. Your just not going to find anything of incredibly high quality in Connecticut but I was pleasantly surprised by this place. Very good to hear this, Matthew. Saltwater Fa...
by Gary Schulte
November 16th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mystic Connecticut Wine Country
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Mystic Connecticut Wine Country

Anyone tasted anything from these wineries? We are going down for a wedding and overnight stay this weekend and might take a look. Thanks for any suggestions. [cheers.gif] Jim - I live in the area and would certainly recommend Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington .... http://www.jedwardswine...
by Gary Schulte
November 15th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chest freezer experiment begins.
Replies: 32
Views: 2998

Re: Chest freezer experiment begins.

Just in case others view this thread in the future. I have three relatively new Frigidaire chest freezers(3 & 4 yrs) outfitted with Johnson Controls A19AAT-2C controllers. Inside I have analog and digital thermometers to make sure where to set the JC controller. My use is more for temporary wine sto...
by Gary Schulte
November 15th, 2018, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Sunday fodder: Your highest rated or most memorable bottle of domestic Pinot Noir EVER
Replies: 150
Views: 5203

Re: Some Sunday fodder: Your highest rated or most memorable bottle of domestic Pinot Noir EVER

First pinot noir aha moment was a mid-1970s Robert Mondavi estate pinot noir that I had in 1983. Boy did they make some nice pinot noirs back then. The second aha was probably a later 1990s St. Innocent Seven Springs Vyd pinot noir that I aged for ~8 years from release purchase. Both of these wines ...
by Gary Schulte
November 6th, 2018, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I hate big bottles - I cannot lie
Replies: 32
Views: 1811

Re: I hate big bottles - I cannot lie

If you've ever casually noticed average people (not wine geeks) buying you see they drift to the heavy bottle with odd shapes...equate to high quality (in their buying mind). Bingo ! Right on the money. There is so much market research pointing to the wine consumer going for weight and unique bottl...
by Gary Schulte
November 5th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: America's Best Merlot
Replies: 123
Views: 5469

Re: America's Best Merlot

There has been, and I suspect there still are, some pretty nicely made Long Island merlots that are complex and balanced with their alcohol. In my wine storage there are some 1997 Palmer Vineyards Estate Merlots still perking along. Last time I had this wine a few years back it was still nearing it'...
by Gary Schulte
November 2nd, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Winery Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: Winery Insurance

Just cycling back to this topic since I'm looking again. The Nationwide Ins. we have cannot get their underwriter to cover wind damage for farm/winery buildings in my area. My agent and I were very surprised so I'm out looking ahead to make a change in early 2019.
by Gary Schulte
October 24th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries near Charlottesville VA
Replies: 34
Views: 809

Re: Wineries near Charlottesville VA

King Family & Veritas
by Gary Schulte
October 23rd, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

by Gary Schulte
October 23rd, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Masters Film Series
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Wine Masters Film Series

Had not seen this mentioned before but during a couple of days of R & R and tired of regular tv programming I came across the Wine Masters Series on French wine regions on Fire TV ............ https://incrediblefilm.com/en/news/worldwide-launch-new-documentary-series-wine-masters/ . They hit on all ...
by Gary Schulte
October 15th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

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: 695

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: 523

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: 523

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: 1636

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: 1006

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: 5867

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: 534

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: 356

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: 356

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: 5322

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: 601

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: 1006

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: 695

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: 1752

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: 172

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: 1563

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: 5322

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: 5322

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: 3596

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: 821

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: 5322

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: 5322

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: 754

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: 588

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: 273
Views: 11692

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: 747

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: 9826
Views: 436985

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: 2879

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...

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