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by Freek S u i j v e r
August 6th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2994

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Since founding Liber Pater, Loic Pasquet has focused on reviving forgotten Bordeaux varietals and producing the finest wines possible from his well-sited vineyards which frequently receive ratings over 90 points by top wine critics. He insists on farming organically and only uses a 150 year old plo...
by Freek S u i j v e r
June 10th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Percent holding on cellartracker
Replies: 15
Views: 1819

Re: Percent holding on cellartracker

I think it is only relevant for "cult + high-end + USA", else the percentages will probably always be below 1%. E.g.: Dom Perignon is relatively high-end, produces 4-5M bottles per year, and you can find on average far less than half a percent on Cellar Tracker. The same percentages seem to hold for...
by Freek S u i j v e r
May 5th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 3057

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

I haven't for a long time, but just decided that I wanted to take a little risk again. So I bought a case of 2016 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru. Will be checking in on them starting at around 2022-2024. Fingers crossed. If they are OK, I'll keep them over the next 2 decades.
by Freek S u i j v e r
January 18th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 95
Views: 3019

Re: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?

I think that we need to say thanks to some kind of Squirrel.... If he hadn't sent a bunch of us off into the desert, we never would have found the oasis. And this one is filled with wine, so what's not to love!
by Freek S u i j v e r
September 4th, 2018, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling Wine
Replies: 105
Views: 6519

Re: Selling Wine

Hi Linda: it would probably help a lot to get good advice if you share some high-res pictures of your bottles and the OWCs.
by Freek S u i j v e r
August 15th, 2018, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 11388

Re: Your dumbest purchase

Maison Ilan....
by Freek S u i j v e r
August 1st, 2018, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Second Best Bordeaux Sweet Wine
Replies: 54
Views: 2039

Second Best Bordeaux Sweet Wine

I love Rieussec at 20+ years. There are many excellent vintages that are quite affordable (check out the 1975!).
by Freek S u i j v e r
August 1st, 2018, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 100 Most Influential People in the WineWorld
Replies: 55
Views: 2742

100 Most Influential People in the WineWorld

Where is Ray Walker????
by Freek S u i j v e r
July 7th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1927 Rieussec: Now with TN
Replies: 38
Views: 1820

Thoughts on Pairing: 1927 Rieussec

If you are open to experiment, you could consider to pair it with caramelized thin strips of bacon with small drops of honey and roasted seseme seeds. In any case, don't over-chill the wine. Around 14-16 degrees C should be perfect.

Enjoy!!!
by Freek S u i j v e r
May 27th, 2018, 2:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Massive hailstorm in Bordeaux
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Massive hailstorm in Bordeaux

First report is very bad:
https://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/ ... 7411181708 (in French)
by Freek S u i j v e r
May 27th, 2018, 1:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Massive hailstorm in Bordeaux
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Massive hailstorm in Bordeaux

Unbelievable....
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This has to be really horrible for the harvest.
by Freek S u i j v e r
May 26th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 555440

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:Ray needs a patent lawyer stat! Can anyone here help? ;)
Too close to home. Ray was looking for help filing a patent back in 2011 as well, and I had a dialogue with him on that. It didn't lead to anything insofar as I can see in USPTO.gov....
by Freek S u i j v e r
April 23rd, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Bordeaux En Primeur
Replies: 211
Views: 11973

2017 Bordeaux En Primeur

Nice post Jeff! In my opinion there is a 4th reason to buy en primeur: provenance. Especially for top-tier stuff...
by Freek S u i j v e r
March 6th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207134

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Michael Bowden wrote:Maybe I'm wrong or mistaken here but I think the orders were placed with USD?
My bill was in Euro
by Freek S u i j v e r
November 30th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yquem Pairing
Replies: 20
Views: 640

Yquem Pairing

If they are real (sweet) wine lovers, you could do fruit: pear & apricot. Or else creme brule.

If not real wine lovers, serve something more easy....
by Freek S u i j v e r
October 15th, 2017, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: chateau Gloria 2012 st. Julien
Replies: 5
Views: 399

TN: chateau Gloria 2012 st. Julien

Thanks for the note, David! I bought a 1999 vintage bottle on close-out from the local wine shop recently at a very fair price, but I fear it is probably dead. Did you leave it next to the stove in broad daylight for the last couple of years? If you stored it well, it should come nicely into its se...
by Freek S u i j v e r
June 10th, 2017, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2011/2012 dumping
Replies: 20
Views: 2141

Bordeaux 2011/2012 dumping

That is another very nice example indeed, and at much lower price than the original en-primeur offer: I saw it at 101 EUR back in 2013 (http://www.bordeaux-2012.nl/)...
by Freek S u i j v e r
June 4th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2011/2012 dumping
Replies: 20
Views: 2141

Bordeaux 2011/2012 dumping

That is a really good deal!
by Freek S u i j v e r
June 4th, 2017, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2011/2012 dumping
Replies: 20
Views: 2141

Bordeaux 2011/2012 dumping

Dennis Borczon wrote:Exactly. why buy en premier?
Yes, this is also what was in my mind when I started this thread. It is now 5 years since the en primeur season, and I can buy these high-end wines at substantially lower prices....

Is it different in the US?
by Freek S u i j v e r
June 3rd, 2017, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2011/2012 dumping
Replies: 20
Views: 2141

Bordeaux 2011/2012 dumping

I see hopeful signs of 2011/2012 coming onto the market at much more reasonable prices. In The Netherlands, this is what I just picked up, all in EUR (prices in brackets were en-primeur as I was offered them back in 2013/2014, glad I passed): 2012 Haut Brion: 335 per (512) 2012 Lynch Bages: 89 per (...
by Freek S u i j v e r
May 25th, 2017, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2016 vintage
Replies: 198
Views: 15153

Bordeaux 2016 vintage

Usually you can simply requests halves. When ordering a case of 12, I have always been able to convert to halves. Typically they charge 1-2 euro extra per bottle, which is not too bad.
by Freek S u i j v e r
March 20th, 2017, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your go-to snack.
Replies: 55
Views: 2589

Your go-to snack.

Baguette
by Freek S u i j v e r
January 17th, 2017, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My $100 bottle of wine
Replies: 44
Views: 2479

My $100 bottle of wine

I would have expected that a new and untested $100 wine spends at least $10 per bottle on marketing in all its forms (advertisement, promotions, tastings, etc....).

I would also expect that 30(+)% is a reasonable internal gross margin.
by Freek S u i j v e r
November 16th, 2016, 4:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: European Cheese
Replies: 90
Views: 5539

European Cheese

Three to try:
soft & spicy: Chaumes
hard & salty: Old Amsterdam
Unimaginably sweet: Stilton with great Port
by Freek S u i j v e r
November 16th, 2016, 4:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurant Recommendations
Replies: 75
Views: 20636

Restaurant Recommendations

Best restaurant in Shanghai: UltraViolet!
by Freek S u i j v e r
October 24th, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 2007 Hutcheson Porto Vintage
Replies: 0
Views: 39

TNR: 2007 Hutcheson Porto Vintage

Has anybody ever had this? CT comes up empty. I have a few bottles, but very little experience with vintage port. When should I open this?
by Freek S u i j v e r
October 19th, 2016, 6:41 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Do you carry a passport on you when traveling abroad?
Replies: 43
Views: 1703

Do you carry a passport on you when traveling abroad?

If you travel in The Netherlands, you are required by law to have identification on you at all times. They would probably not make a big deal out of a copy, but technically you could have quite some hassle. Personally, when I travel (>100 days/year), I will always have my passport with me. But I don...
by Freek S u i j v e r
October 14th, 2016, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1220480

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Very nice piece in The New Yorker:
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultur ... ld-of-wine

Of course, not a lot of news for people who have been following this thread.
by Freek S u i j v e r
September 18th, 2016, 5:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Goatspacho
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Goatspacho

To me, this needs a bunch of fresh basil and some EVO to make this work. For my kids, I'd add some fresh-baked French bread too. Nice idea!
by Freek S u i j v e r
September 1st, 2016, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quizz
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Quizz

Close, but I was thinking of this one: https://www.cellartracker.com/default.asp
by Freek S u i j v e r
September 1st, 2016, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quizz
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Quizz

Quizz: Who knows a popular, often visited, wine website where the home page's five most recent news items are from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2010, respectively?

champagne.gif


@website owner: neener
by Freek S u i j v e r
July 22nd, 2016, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 207134

2012 Maison Ilan

#NoWineForYou
by Freek S u i j v e r
June 16th, 2016, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Number of châteaux in Bordeaux. Go on, take a guess...
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Number of châteaux in Bordeaux. Go on, take a guess...

We need a few less. Imagine the Chinese excitement if there were exactly 8888 chateaux!
by Freek S u i j v e r
June 13th, 2016, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bordeaux releases
Replies: 273
Views: 20068

2015 Bordeaux releases

Jon Chan wrote:There it is - Margaux.

384EUR/btl, up 60% vs. 2014.

I would expect this one to the be the highest increase of all the first growths, but this EP campaign has me not surprised at any pricing jump anymore.
Amazing... you can buy the 1989 for less, and the 1990 for a bit more...
by Freek S u i j v e r
May 14th, 2016, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old guys reminisce about wine prices
Replies: 95
Views: 4683

Old guys reminisce about wine prices

Best I have is 2000 Gruaud Larose at 30ish/per. Where is a DeLorean when you need one!!!
by Freek S u i j v e r
May 3rd, 2016, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My tasting notes for 2015 en primeur Bordeaux
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

My tasting notes for 2015 en primeur Bordeaux

Thanks Alex! Very valuable insights. I am looking forward to trying many of them.
by Freek S u i j v e r
April 5th, 2016, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux 2015
Replies: 233
Views: 15084

Bordeaux 2015

I love good Bordeaux. But I am not so sure that there is really much pull from Asia anymore. Having lived in China for a couple of years, I really don't see much interest in "the good stuff" for Bordeaux these days. Anti-graft has quite effectively taken care of this stream of demand.....
by Freek S u i j v e r
March 11th, 2016, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker being interviewed on Grape Radio - Questions Needed!
Replies: 309
Views: 24792

Ray Walker being interviewed on Grape Radio - Questions Needed!

Why did you repeatedly tell many people of wines that "were dropped off at the post office", then later told them that the wines "would be shipped today", then later told them that "bottling was finished", then later that "bottling was in progress", then later that "bottling would start soon"? Also:...
by Freek S u i j v e r
February 12th, 2016, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Estate Offering
Replies: 99
Views: 9289

SQN Estate Offering

I also got the 'no wine for you' mail. But I have been on the list for many years now, so I am probably getting quite close. Next year I may get the offer. In anticipation: does anybody know how shipping to Europe would work, and how much it would cost?
by Freek S u i j v e r
January 28th, 2016, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 591787

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Hammer, 10 seconds.
by Freek S u i j v e r
January 12th, 2016, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video: The Cost And Profit Breakdown of $150 Cab.
Replies: 60
Views: 4906

Video: The Cost And Profit Breakdown of $150 Cab.

Thanks for sharing, very interesting indeed! Please publish future video's here too. Thanks!
by Freek S u i j v e r
October 29th, 2015, 7:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurant in New Zealand?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Restaurant in New Zealand?

Thanks for the tips Howard! I'll be sure to check them out.
by Freek S u i j v e r
October 28th, 2015, 7:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurant in New Zealand?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Restaurant in New Zealand?

We'll be doing a tour of New Zealand over the Christmas holiday period (Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Mount Cook, Dunedin, Te Anau). We are with four small kids (4-10), but they've eaten at nice places before. Is there anything to really check out in one of these place...
by Freek S u i j v e r
October 17th, 2015, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 555440

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
Anton D wrote:
Nick Gangas wrote:I wonder who the investor is ?
Volkswagen?
Bill Klapp
That would explain everything! champagne.gif
by Freek S u i j v e r
October 14th, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan / Ray Walker discussion)
Replies: 5538
Views: 555440

2011 Maison Ilan (and other Maison Ilan discussion)

M Champney wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote: Word is there's a new, hands-on investor, who happens to be a very, very, very rich person.
The Donald®’s adding to his portfolio of vineyards (he owns one here in Virginia)!
I think it is Anthony B
by Freek S u i j v e r
October 7th, 2015, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 78039

2012 Maison Ilan

SteveC wrote:
Hank Gillespie wrote:In my book nobody is a bad guy here
Hank [cheers.gif]
You have to be f-ing kidding me.
Hank is trolling us. Just ignore him. Or else, wish him a full Ray experience too...

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