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by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 14th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 29
Views: 1299

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

Oh no, terrible news. Glad the people are safe, and wish them all the best. We just made London plans for a few weeks from now and that was on the list to hit. Thanks for letting us know.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 14th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?

Dry, lightly colored rosé (Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Tavel) or maybe a fizzy red. What Roberto said long ago. Roberto I hope you are OK My first choice would be no wine at all, but if there had to be one, then I agree with Suzanne and Roberto on a dry rose, but not a provencal style, a bit more body. ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 12th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1818

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

g.colangelo wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Riesling is misspelled twice!
So I pointed out, nearly 20 posts earlier. ;-)
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 12th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1818

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

It's too much to ask, I suppose, that a question on a wine board spell "Riesling" correctly even once of the two times the word appears.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 12th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1067

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

Russell Faulkner wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 10:30 am
Does the ‘draft’ stuff last longer than jars? I assumed not as a worse seal but I’ve never had one last more than 3 months.
We keep it in the fridge and have never had an issue. We go through a crock every 2 or 3 months, so the last of our 12 pack stock are in there for a while.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 12th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 657
Views: 38255

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1997 Salon- Bought this at a restaurant. It is still holding strong. Bright, juicy, lively, creamy, apple peel, and a hint of citrus zest, with pretty mineral perceptions. This is wonderful Champagne! Egly-Ouriet Rosé- This and Camille Saves are easily two of the best Bouzy Rosés out there today. I...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 11th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 681

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

Probably fine, but you want a long multiday decant before drinking. The heating occurs in cask while these were in glass. Madeira revels in air so in glass may develop some bottle stink. The long decant helps with that. Eric is, of course, correct. Our rule of thumb is a day for every decade it's b...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 11th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 681

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

Probably fine, but you want a long multiday decant before drinking. The heating occurs in cask while these were in glass. Madeira revels in air so in glass may develop some bottle stink. The long decant helps with that. Eric is, of course, correct. Our rule of thumb is a day for every decade it's b...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 11th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1067

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

Maille straight from the tap in Paris. Black truffle with Chablis is my favorite, too. What Mark said. We buy 12 crocks at a time and bring them home in a wine shipper. When we run out of mustard, we go back to Paris. Once we got stopped at customs coming back into JFK and when they asked us what w...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 6th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 54
Views: 2684

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:25 am
Got 8 hangers yesterday. Thx for the PSA.
8 hangers arrived here yesterday morning. I cooked half of one for a solo dinner. No fuss, came out perfect. So delicious.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 5th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 20
Views: 690

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

. . . Good fish is very difficult to get in Philadelphia . . . What? No H-Mart? It has become my go to place for fish. Any place that gives you two choices of sizes of live Abalone can't be all bad. I have also had good luck at Costco with fresh tuna. I work near H-Mart on 32nd street. It is not a ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 5th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 20
Views: 690

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

. . . Good fish is very difficult to get in Philadelphia . . . What? No H-Mart? It has become my go to place for fish. Any place that gives you two choices of sizes of live Abalone can't be all bad. I have also had good luck at Costco with fresh tuna. Neither one exists in the city and we don't hav...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 5th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

If you have the kind of relationship where she wouldn't mind a trick being played, and if her palate isn't already attuned, you can even try pouring it into a regular shaped bottle while she's not watching. It's funny the tricks our minds can play with expectations. I did this with a good friend wh...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 5th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

We've only done the Kabinett, Spatlese and even sweeter Auslese. I thought the Kabinett was considered "dry". Any recs? No, kabinett is not generally dry unless it's labeled as kabinett trocken. Kabinett seems to be getting sweeter and sweeter at a lot producers, in fact. You might want to see what...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

There hasn't been a ton of new release dry German Riesling in the USA for very long. It was barely a trickle (IMO) until about 2008-2010. I would say that 2010 really marked a change in availability. So there's not much inventory to meet your wants/needs. Too true! I got lucky in that my husband wa...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

I've only discovered an appreciation for German Rieslings within the past 9 months. Over this time period, I'd say approx. 20% of my total wine purchases have been Rieslings. As others voiced, the only problem is my wife does not care much for them. I'm working through different producers, regions ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

There hasn't been a ton of new release dry German Riesling in the USA for very long. It was barely a trickle (IMO) until about 2008-2010. I would say that 2010 really marked a change in availability. So there's not much inventory to meet your wants/needs. Too true! I got lucky in that my husband wa...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

My only concern is that there is actually not nearly enough available dry Rieslings with some age in the US market! I’d love to find more (any??) to backfill and to experiment with aging. I love the stuff young but aged examples have been really nice too. There hasn't been a ton of new release dry ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

I've only discovered an appreciation for German Rieslings within the past 9 months. Over this time period, I'd say approx. 20% of my total wine purchases have been Rieslings. As others voiced, the only problem is my wife does not care much for them. I'm working through different producers, regions ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 4th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

No, I've never thought we bought too much. We don't have as much as Robert (and we're blessed to be able to share Robert's from time to time!), but it's about 23% our cellar, tied with Burgundy for the largest holding, and it's the only region we still buy in quantity. I don't worry about resale, an...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 3rd, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 20
Views: 690

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

My list is similar. A bit less variety in the veggies - no one else likes Kale. Heavy on broccoli, brussel sprouts and salad stuff - lots of bell peppers. Can't convince the rest of the house that chicken thighs are better. Not a lot of fruits because they are so high in sugar and I can't eat most ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 3rd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Keller von der Fels&Grüner Silvaner
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: 2018 Keller von der Fels&Grüner Silvaner

So is this a unique grape, or a combination of gruner veltliner/sylvaner? Never hear of it before (and surprised Keller would work with something less than riesling ) Apparently he also works with Pinot Gris as I have mysterious bottle called Grauburgunder -S- in my cellar. I'm not going to comment...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 2nd, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes

Interesting. I haven't opened a 2010 Ruchottes, but other '10 Ramonet I have tried have been quite generous. Thanks for the note - very helpful.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 2nd, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 20
Views: 690

What's on your weekly shopping list?

A friend who never cooks came over the other day and, as usual, went right to the fridge to explore. He has only beverages and condiments in his fridge and finds it fascinating to see the fresh food filling ours – fairly prosaic stuff, mind you, at least as far as we’re concerned. I got to thinking ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 1st, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I was thinking how well I did in May and then looked back at purchases—most of which I had forgotten—39 bottles bought in May, only drank a few. Whoops. I take solace in that I have made no June purchases. spoke too soon and just broke that record w a case of Latour-Giraud Genevrières 2017. Yeah, I...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
June 1st, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 Nervi Gattinara
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: 1993 Nervi Gattinara

Markus S wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 9:59 am
Color sure doesn't look like nebbiolo though, especially old neb.
In what universe is 1993 "old" nebbiolo?
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 31st, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Another month in the right direction: Purchased: 27 Consumed: 57 Net: -30 A case of the "consumed" wines was sold rather than drunk, but even not counting those we are still on a roll. Would have been an even better month up until an offer of back vintages from one of our favorite alto Piemonte pro...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 30th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Mike Grammer wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Wow---so you were on a 3-bottle-buy month before that? Applause!
Thanks Mike. Seems unemployment is good for my will power. :)
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 29th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2229

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

I actually do think there are technical elements in a combination of food and wine that make some pairings objectively better than others. And that, while personal taste is a big part of the equation (even the most important when it comes to choosing your beverage for the night), it is not the only ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 29th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2229

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Sarah, Thanks for the comment. If we all liked the same thing, we'd have one red wine, one white wine, pour a drop of red in the white for Rose, and I'd have to find a job. I also don't eat sweet things. I have a microscopic bit of chocolate with my espresso every morning, and that's it for refined...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 29th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2833

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

So I buy for my cellar (in quantity when possible) mostly what I know I love - those things that "hit me a certain way," - to be sure and always have those things available, properly stored and aged. They never bore me, since they are never truly the same from bottle to bottle. I think of it as hav...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 29th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2229

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Everybody seems to treat the classic US serving (duck skin, duck meat, scallions and hoisin) as incompatible with Burgundy / Pinot Noir. As I was saying... a lot depends on HOW MUCH hoisin (and scallion) you use. If the hoisin is a tiny inflection to the flavors of the skin, meat and pancake, it ca...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 29th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2833

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

I also eat the same thing for breakfast, day after day, rarely without change. And been married to the same spectacular person for 23 years this June 8. There are some things that just hit you a certain way . My wife is like that. Would be happy to have the same thing for breakfast and dinner all t...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 29th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2229

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Yah usually i'll drink the burg before the duck is served.. (with say suckling pig.. droolll). then when the duck's served, i'll eat a couple of wraps with all the sauce/onion etc.. and not drink wine. then go to duck only w/ wine. So you are all saying Burgundy is a good pairing with Peking duck s...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 29th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Another month in the right direction: Purchased: 27 Consumed: 57 Net: -30 A case of the "consumed" wines was sold rather than drunk, but even not counting those we are still on a roll. Would have been an even better month up until an offer of back vintages from one of our favorite alto Piemonte prod...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 29th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2833

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

Keller GGs. I'm sure there's a price at which even those would stop, but we'd give up a lot of other things first.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 29th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2229

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Exactly. Skip the hoisin and accoutrements. Trying to pair the hoisin part is like trying to pair wine with ketchup. Yah usually i'll drink the burg before the duck is served.. (with say suckling pig.. droolll). then when the duck's served, i'll eat a couple of wraps with all the sauce/onion etc.. ...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 27th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 1751

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

Some wines get undrinkable after extended air exposure (e.g. 12 hours) Some wines do not improve Some wines improves Some wines improves a lot For some wines it might be mandatory to leave them for more than 12 hours with increased surface in the bottle YMMV off course https://www.wineberserkers.co...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 27th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 1751

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

I believe it's a poor proxy. Not without some merit, but basically not (sorry missed this word before) revelatory. The only way to know how a wine will age is to wait. Or to wait on so many other wines that showed similarly in their youth that you can extrapolate. Extended air may help your young wi...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 26th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 40
Views: 1311

Re: Impossible burgers

Sarah, I don't think that's accurate either. We've had industrial scale cropping of all of those for years through hybridization. Jim, I apologize - perhaps I misunderstood the question, and I don't really understand what the argument is here. My only real point was that I object to highly processe...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 26th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 40
Views: 1311

Re: Impossible burgers

I'd rather avoid them whenever possible. Fortunately, that is relatively easy as industrial farming is something I avoid. My diet is also not that rich in soybean & corn. I don't worry much about the GMO thing, but the crops which are heavily GMO (soy beans, sunflower, rapeseed for canola oil, to n...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 25th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian Wine Recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 1080

Re: Hungarian Wine Recommendations

A winebar staff recommended a furmint by Szent Tamas and, so, ordered a coravined glass this afternoon in Prague. Never had it, but am absolutely wowed! Will peruse this thread to use other recommendations of wines from region(s) here. Szent Tamas is a vineyard, not producer. A very good one. Not a...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 25th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian Wine Recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 1080

Re: Hungarian Wine Recommendations

I am gg to Budapest too. What are the must try’s? Great little wine bar with tons by the glass. Make sure to try the local sparklers. Drop Shop Wine Bar Budapest, Balassi Bálint 27., 1055 Hungary +36 30 345 3739 https://maps.app.goo.gl/AdeiS7JQZ4ParKnUA It is great, we were there today. Beware, tho...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 25th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian Wine Recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 1080

Re: Hungarian Wine Recommendations

Drank two glasses of 2013 Szent Tamás Szőlőbirtok és Pincészet Nyulászó 1-es hordó Tokaji Édes Szamorodni with foie gras last night. I know that it is botrytised Tokaji and the sommelier said that it was an auction wine. What else should I know? It was delicious, with excellent acidity to balance t...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 25th, 2019, 1:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 74812

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Just check my Email received back this response... Hi Sorry about this , these offers are sent to clients that have bought a fair amount from us in the past. Hopefully we can do some business together to get you on this list too. Regards Greg Koslosky Envoyer Fine Wines Ok, we can now put this to r...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 25th, 2019, 12:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3766

Re: Burgundy treachery

That said, it's tough to argue there's not greater pressure from anticipation in Burgundy, partly due to price and partly to reputation. At the other end of the spectrum, I'm in Budapest right now, with few expectations for Hungarian wine (not that I thought badly of it, just very little experience)...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 25th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3766

Re: Burgundy treachery

I can think of no other region where people are so forgiving of poor quality and inconsistency at stratospheric prices. Imagine a high-end winery from anywhere else in the world. Haut Brion? MacDonald? d’Yquem? Would you tolerate the same from these wineries? Why or why not? Remy was in 01 certainl...
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 24th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1500
Views: 74812

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Greg told me straights up not all offers go to all customers. That's perfectly okay, their prerogative. But if you feel you aren't seeing everything, it's likely true.
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 24th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3766

Re: Burgundy treachery

How have you chosen your burgundies? Recommendations, scores, tasting at the Domaines? How about vintages?
by Sarah Kirschbaum
May 23rd, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian Wine Recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 1080

Re: Hungarian Wine Recommendations

Too much to really put into one post but I'll give you a few suggestions b/c I don't think there are many posters who have had much Hungarian wine...... Hope this helps a little. Good luck. Thanks Greg and all others who contributed to this thread. We are off to Budapest tonight for the long weeken...

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