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by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 26th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1525
Views: 100646

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

about $100 on w-s pro. Is it worth twice Ployez-Jacquemart rosé? The word worth only means something when the words "to me" follow it. So I think so, though I bought my Egly for a lot less. I enjoy Ployez-Jacquemart very much, and have some in the cellar, but think that a generous handful of roses ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 26th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1525
Views: 100646

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Egly-Ouriet Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé I really liked this, and will seek out many more. Fresh, with creamy strawberries and cherries, and a subtle sweet brown note (sandalwood?). Great mineral and acid cut, a perfect bead, and a long finish, this rosé has it all. For me, it is well worth the...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 26th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1523

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Interestingly, Nancy seems to like a lot more wineries we have visited. I do too, but for her it really seems like the personal connection made influences her perceptions of the wines. My guess is we all are influenced by visits (certainly I am) but she is even more influenced than most people I ha...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 25th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1523

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

I'm not sure I can claim to be a "lady," but I am one of the female collectors/drinkers here. There aren't that many of us. It's great to see the growing number of female wine professionals, but I do I wish there were more collectors. I'm often the only woman at auctions bidding for my own account....
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 25th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1523

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

I'm not sure I can claim to be a "lady," but I am one of the female collectors/drinkers here. There aren't that many of us. It's great to see the growing number of female wine professionals, but I do I wish there were more collectors. I'm often the only woman at auctions bidding for my own account. ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 23rd, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling geeks, what glassware do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1373

Re: Riesling geeks, what glassware do you use?

Zalto Universal for dry Riesling including GGs. On the rare occasions we drink sweets, I like the Riedel Riesling/Chianti like Jayson, as I don't care for the way they show in the Zaltos. I admit that I've have had the Riedels for a long time and use them by default, since I don't own any other real...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 22nd, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 76
Views: 3160

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Every time Envoyer says they are offering the only bottles in the USA of a wine I already bought from a US retailer. Happens every couple of weeks. Yeah, that always makes me wonder who does their writing. How do they know what every other store in the country carries? Lots of shops don't list some...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 22nd, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1371

Re: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine

Thrilled to see Robert (and German Wine) getting this recognition. He sure can move the market through IG! I hope he won't mind my sharing a funny story: maybe 5 or 6 years ago, we were in Copenhagen with Robert and his wife, having lunch that day at Amass. Robert was posting some very cool pics as ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 21st, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2576

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

Leaving aside Gillman, mine would be Chateau Magdelaine. Levet would be up there as well. And Olga Raffault. Gilman writes the only wine newsletter I read. Why would you leave him aside? Should we also leave aside William Kelley and David Schildknecht, both of whose views I tremendously respect. If...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 20th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1525
Views: 100646

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

A 2000 José Michel & Fils Champagne Special Club last night was good but not great. A little musty. The cork was extremely tight in the bottle, but came out with no sign of trapped gas. It tasted pleasant enough, and the evening was nearly perfect weather-wise. Still, it should have been better. We ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 20th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A fun gathering at L'Auberge Chez Francois
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: TN: A fun gathering at L'Auberge Chez Francois

Thank you for the notes on these wines, Kevin. I've had some odd experiences with '07 Raveneau, so it's nice to hear of a good bottle. My first ever "fancy" meal on my own was at Chez Francois. I was in high school and reserved a 4 top for myself and my boyfriend, my best friend and her boyfriend. W...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 18th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: Another Best Pizza List

Heading over to Beddia right now for pick-up!
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 17th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Introducing source | material (German Wine)
Replies: 24
Views: 915

Re: Introducing source | material (German Wine)

So excited for you and this project, Robert. You had me at Emrich-Schonleber! You know I worship the same holy GG trinity. :)
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 16th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: WTF happened to my scotch?
Replies: 19
Views: 609

Re: WTF happened to my scotch?

Of course, I realize there's some "cask" in everything scotch-wise, so mostly I just don't want it to dominate. I shy away from anything that says double cask, or double oak, etc. For the record, I like the Springbank 10 the best. I also like the Talisker 10. I don't like the basic Highland Park at...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 16th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: WTF happened to my scotch?
Replies: 19
Views: 609

Re: WTF happened to my scotch?

I had recent bottle of Bunna 12 that was very good for I think around $80ish? (Edit- didn't read the disdain for Sherry- there is some Sherry cask to it but not to a gimmicky level by any stretch) I think the regular Caol Ila 12 is a very solid too- But I like peaty, and Caol Ila especially hits my...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 16th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: WTF happened to my scotch?
Replies: 19
Views: 609

Re: WTF happened to my scotch?

I like Talisker 10 and Clinelish 14. They’re around $50 here, not sure about elsewhere. Clynelish 14 is a great suggestion. I'm not a fan of the regular Highland Park releases these days. I recall a recent note of Serge's on some NAS HP or another "oak sawdust - a Saturday morning at Ikea." Yep. To...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 15th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1525
Views: 100646

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Thanks, Sarah! And as soon as you mentioned "bottle variation" w/r/t the Hebrart, I remembered having seen that thread; upon closer inspection, I actually *participated* in that thread! My apologies for my bad memory. And that's great to hear about the Bollinger. I asked because a few months ago a ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 14th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1525
Views: 100646

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Thanks for the words on the subsequent '07 LGA Rose, Sarah. When you say "lactic," in this context, would it be fair to use the term "buttermilky"? Asking because I've perceived that in some age Champagne, and dislike it. I wouldn't say that, no, though I see exactly how you get there. "Buttermilky...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 13th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1525
Views: 100646

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Thanks, Sarah! And as soon as you mentioned "bottle variation" w/r/t the Hebrart, I remembered having seen that thread; upon closer inspection, I actually *participated* in that thread! My apologies for my bad memory. And that's great to hear about the Bollinger. I asked because a few months ago a ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 12th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coteaux Champenois Vintage with Age?
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Coteaux Champenois Vintage with Age?

We had the Egly-Ouriet 2002 last week. Found it a touch oaky, but otherwise very good. It isn't in the same camp as the '96, but it's showing no signs of decline.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 10th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1525
Views: 100646

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

But I don't currently have another rose in that price range that I like better or that does that particular job as well, so I will probably reload when the next sale comes up. Hi Sarah, I'm not sure how the prices compare in the states but one of our "everyday" rosé here is the Louis Nicaise Brut R...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 10th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1525
Views: 100646

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Thanks, Sarah! And as soon as you mentioned "bottle variation" w/r/t the Hebrart, I remembered having seen that thread; upon closer inspection, I actually *participated* in that thread! My apologies for my bad memory. And that's great to hear about the Bollinger. I asked because a few months ago a ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 10th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: TN: 2017 Joseph Drouhin Chorey-les-Beaune

Drouhin's Chorey-les-Beaune is known for being a special wine, with qualities well above its classification. I drank through a case of 1978 which I purchased at an auction in 2012 and nearly every bottle was delicious, real aged burgundy. So I suggest burying a few for a LOT longer than you think yo...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 10th, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1525
Views: 100646

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

... 2007 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année Rosé ... NV Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé - 2 bottles ... Sarah, how were these two, in particular? This bottle of Hebrart (we've had 8 in 2020 so far) was good, a little leaner and more citrus driven than previous bottles. Here is a recen...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 9th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)
Replies: 24
Views: 650

Re: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)

Okay, so this is just one person's thoughts, take them or leave them. Giving a wine lots of air doesn't really approximate aging. The only reason to open a wine that's "too young," is to learn about what that wine tastes like young. This exercise can be very interesting. I am in favor of experimenti...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 9th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)
Replies: 24
Views: 650

Re: Why does wine often taste better the next day (or after)

Not everyone thinks they do improve. I can count on my fingers over 20+ years the number of times I've had a red wine taste better on day 2 or after - some aspects may improve, but a stale element appears that is too much of a detractor for me. White wines, especially with some residual sugar, do so...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 7th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Willett isn’t really Willett
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Willett isn’t really Willett

shocked to learn that Willett Pot Still isn’t even made by Willett. This practice shouldn’t be allowed without labeling information. https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styles/bourbon/whiskey-review-willett-pot-still-reserve-bourbon-2/ Nothing to compared to Japanese whisky which, for years, was oft...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 7th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 978

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

As for age-ability, I’m not ready to say that the GGs need 15 years given that, for the majority of his vineyards, no one has ever had a wine at age 15 . A 2010 absterde tonight will go on for many more than 5 more years and with enough coaxing the nose is beginning to show the mystical phase now. ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 6th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 978

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

As for age-ability, I’m not ready to say that the GGs need 15 years given that, for the majority of his vineyards, no one has ever had a wine at age 15 . A 2010 absterde tonight will go on for many more than 5 more years and with enough coaxing the nose is beginning to show the mystical phase now. ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 6th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 978

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

Based on a number of recent experiences, we've come to strongly believe that 15 years is entering the sweet spot for top GGs, including Keller. As you say, they can be delicious before that, but they develop so much more depth and character with a little more time. I think the trocken S bottles I'v...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 6th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2001

I a bunch of these a while back, though none recently. I usually like the wine, despite my gut reaction to the hubris of naming your wine "unending." Can be very elegant without losing power, though some of my notes on a few vintages say they were a touch hot.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 6th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine du Pelican Savagnin Arbois "Ouille" (France, Jura, Arbois)
Replies: 19
Views: 849

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine du Pelican Savagnin Arbois "Ouille" (France, Jura, Arbois)

I recall that it's the closest (not by proximity) a Jura chardonnay can get to a Burgundy. Agree on all counts that the Pelican wines, even the reds that I tasted, were more Burgundian then than any I've tasted from the Jura region which has its definite rusticity and style. I haven't tasted any vi...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 6th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 978

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

Back in early 2018 a friend of mine was opening a 2007 Abtserd GG so I opened the 2015 of the same. While the 2015 was clearly an amazing wine...it didn't have quite the same depth as the 2007. In the end, it was such a tough call to see which of them I really preferred. However, it also has change...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 6th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Hei Uncle Victor...
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Hei Uncle Victor...

Good basic article. I do notice, though, that it keeps talking about the wok being a staple of Cantonese cooking, but all the woks seems to be Madarin, northern style, instead of Cantonese style. Northern is the style Kenji likes to focus on for home cooks, so I guess that makes sense.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 6th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 978

Re: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

I can't add much to what the wine's story might be, but I have drunk through 8 bottles of t now and it's been great to fantastic every time. As good as Keller wines can be young, bottles like this and the '04 Von der Fels I've had many times show just how much they benefit from time.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 5th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45854

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

108 in, 65 out for August. Will have to work harder in September. Finally! A fellow wine lover who actually seems to drink wine! ;-) Lol. Sarah, I don't think that there are many of us that can compete with your burn rate [cheers.gif] Haha! It's hardly a competition! :) I'm only teasing, of course....
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 4th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 97
Views: 5477

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Thanks everyone, especially those with notes about how things have or haven't changed. So often, when new wine collectors ask for advice about what to buy or cellar, they hear "be careful, your tastes may change," which is absolutely true, but that just touches the surface of how things can change (...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 4th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 97
Views: 5477

Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

A bit of thread drift over in the JJ Prum discussion got me thinking about how my buying by producer has changed over the years, and why those changes have come about. In the Prum thread, I made the assertion that German Riesling might be the only category where one could consistently buy the same t...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 4th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8111

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Let’s put it this way, in the last 22 vintages I have bought a low of 6 cases and a high of 64. [swoon.gif] For yourself? What is your current inventory of Riesling? 64 cases in one vintage is more than two bottles of riesling for every day of the year. I checked CT last night, out curiosity, and, ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 3rd, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45854

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

JonathanG wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 4:20 pm
108 in, 65 out for August. Will have to work harder in September.
Finally! A fellow wine lover who actually seems to drink wine! ;-)

Lol.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 3rd, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8111

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

[swoon.gif] For yourself? What is your current inventory of Riesling? 64 cases in one vintage is more than two bottles of riesling for every day of the year. Fortunately, he's likely not intending to drink them all in one year! ;-) But he bought heavily in 21 other vintages too! Sounds like a great...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 3rd, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 8111

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Let’s put it this way, in the last 22 vintages I have bought a low of 6 cases and a high of 64. [swoon.gif] For yourself? What is your current inventory of Riesling? 64 cases in one vintage is more than two bottles of riesling for every day of the year. Fortunately, he's likely not intending to dri...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 2nd, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 1359

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

I like to confit garlic sous vide. That way it is preserved and can be opened any time for over a year. I have thought of doing this. I sometimes do duck confit sous vide, even though I don't like the results as much, because I like how little fat you need for a big batch. But in the case of garlic...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 2nd, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 1359

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

Yaacov (or anyone who loves garlic): if you haven't already done this - and if you have, I expect you're doing it every season - when the fresh young garlic is available in the farmers' markets, make garlic confit. i do a version of this but with olive oil and butter (fat and water soluble compound...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 2nd, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45854

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

It's the 2nd of the month and we haven't heard from Alan W. yet. I'm beginning to worry!
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 2nd, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 1359

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

https://slate.com/human-interest/2012/05/how-to-cook-onions-why-recipe-writers-lie-and-lie-about-how-long-they-take-to-caramelize.html This is a classic. Yep. Exactly. Julia Child tells the truth. So does David Chang in the Momofuku cookbook. Most everyone else lies. Experienced cooks don't fall fo...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 2nd, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 1359

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

there are a handful of items where the fresh farm version is so much better and different that it's essentially a completely different ingredient. garlic is at the top of that list. the garlic you get at a supermarket is so bland, dry, and lacking in flavor and aroma that you'd need 20x to make any...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 1st, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45854

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Really? Why? Summer is usually full of wine here, with lazy outdoor lunches rolling into dinner, and bottles all along the way. I don't participate in this thread. Still acquiring wine. But this above is so true. Summer is a great wine time, so is fall and winter and spring [rofl.gif] For us, Augus...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 1st, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45854

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 7:06 am

August is typically a slow wine month for us.
Really? Why? Summer is usually full of wine here, with lazy outdoor lunches rolling into dinner, and bottles all along the way.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
September 1st, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whisk(e)y Shelf Life
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Whisk(e)y Shelf Life

Thanks, Andrew. That’s a great write up and very interesting experiment whose conclusions I largely agree with. To the OP, here are a few corroborating and additional thoughts, nowhere near as well organized. Note that we drink very little bourbon, so almost all of this is relating to experiences wi...

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