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by Russell Faulkner
August 13th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: shipping TO Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: shipping TO Europe

I can’t really help but you would have to pay UK VAT (20%) and duty (£2 a bottle (ish)) on import unless kept in bond.
by Russell Faulkner
August 8th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visits to Sociando-M, HBL, Gruaud and Lafon-Rochet - rather long!
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: Visits to Sociando-M, HBL, Gruaud and Lafon-Rochet - rather long!

Thanks for the report. We spent the last three days in Bordeaux (city) and are moving for good at the end of the month so hope to share some similar reports.
by Russell Faulkner
August 3rd, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 446
Views: 42416

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Opened the door today for the first time in 2 years.

What a beauty!
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by Russell Faulkner
July 25th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 3789

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

For sure autumn is better than summer to appraise!
by Russell Faulkner
July 23rd, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug | Keller | Chartron | Cos d'Estournel | Duroché | PYCM | Haart
Replies: 12
Views: 1811

Re: Krug | Keller | Chartron | Cos d'Estournel | Duroché | PYCM | Haart

That Haart Frauenberg is a rare bird. I only managed to get one bottle. It’s not a GG though. Is it?
by Russell Faulkner
July 18th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about Burgundy Vineyards
Replies: 17
Views: 939

Re: Question about Burgundy Vineyards

If producers sold onto the secondary market sure.

They don’t so the IRR is different.
by Russell Faulkner
July 12th, 2019, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2359

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Yes. Read the following posts. Grunhaus and others too.
by Russell Faulkner
July 11th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2891

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

How much of all Champagne is Brut? 80%? More probably?
by Russell Faulkner
July 10th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2359

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

Well, it seems quite a lot of GG magnums will be auctioned. :(
by Russell Faulkner
July 10th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1558

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

Yes. I don’t eat much meat so Kabinett for me. And Champagne. Obviously.
by Russell Faulkner
July 10th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2359

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

I think offering GG at auction is a mistake. If for no reason other than the auction already taking far too long!

I’m surprised smaller members would be in favour of it since it seems even less likely their wines would be included if the best ones offered even more wines.

Let’s see.
by Russell Faulkner
July 10th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2891

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Best not repeated I’d say.
by Russell Faulkner
July 10th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2891

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Troy Stark wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 4:28 pm
As they say in Champagne, non-dosee is like a woman without makeup.
Who exactly says that please. I’d like to know to avoid buying their wine.
by Russell Faulkner
July 9th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Berlin food reccos?
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Berlin food reccos?

Several prior threads. Ernst is by far the most interesting place in town IMHO. But I suspect it will be sold out for your dates already.
by Russell Faulkner
July 9th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2359

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

My president if Herr Von Schubert.

Who is this Trump fellow? Maybe the Rheinhessen VDP? ;)
by Russell Faulkner
July 9th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2359

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

I don’t think a GG will go to auction at the Grosser Ring during at least the current presidency.
by Russell Faulkner
July 9th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 65
Views: 2607

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Another. I’m less keen on this. Oaky and a bit soft.
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by Russell Faulkner
July 9th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 65
Views: 2607

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Last night. This was a lot less tannic and worked surprisingly well with some simple pasta, tomato and mushrooms.
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by Russell Faulkner
July 8th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Julian Haart 2018 Goldtropfchen Kabinett
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: TN: Julian Haart 2018 Goldtropfchen Kabinett

Nice. Highly allocated in the Uk. Luckily I got some elsewhere too, and a single Niederflorsheimer Frauenberg. champagne.gif
by Russell Faulkner
July 7th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2359

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

I’ve heard that all the wines have botrytisied grapes. But don’t recall the source.
by Russell Faulkner
July 7th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller
Replies: 55
Views: 2359

Re: TN: J. J. Prüm, Truchot, Egon Müller

It’s a lot harder to make Kabinett than Spatlese and Auslese I believe. We are seeing prices rise for a good few ‘old fashioned’ Kabinett wines. Which I view as a good thing. Though Egon’s Kabi can often creep up in alcohol. Currently drinking 2004 Le Gallais Auction Auslese. Beautiful despite a dod...
by Russell Faulkner
July 7th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Extra pay between Business and First
Replies: 17
Views: 1184

Re: Extra pay between Business and First

I’m going to miss Etihad/Emirates...
by Russell Faulkner
July 6th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Extra pay between Business and First
Replies: 17
Views: 1184

Re: Extra pay between Business and First

Is that a question?

It’s 7 years since I flew BA F, but I’d say that’s a good price.
by Russell Faulkner
July 5th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 28
Views: 1412

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

This is amazing. My first White Kabi from Julian (I think).

by Russell Faulkner
July 4th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Egon Muller Braune Kupp Auslese 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: TN: Egon Muller Braune Kupp Auslese 2010

Full bottle. Euros. But on release in the region.
by Russell Faulkner
July 4th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 40
Views: 3078

Re: 2008 Salon

dbailey wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 7:36 am
David Glasser wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:00 am
Love Salon, but 1996 was the last I bought more than 1 bottle of. Too rich for my blood.
Same here. Wonder what my mags of the 96 are worth on this basis!
Sell. Sold all my Salon.

Short Salon, Long Comtes
by Russell Faulkner
July 4th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Egon Muller Braune Kupp Auslese 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 419

TN: Egon Muller Braune Kupp Auslese 2010

I don’t post many tasting notes because I am lazy. But this was wonderful! So a lazy TN: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzf14TinTAc/?igshid=d30y94bx905y So pure and precise, spicy acidity, flowers and just ripe mango and a little black tea. This is so packed full of energy and excitement, minimal botry...
by Russell Faulkner
July 2nd, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 28
Views: 1412

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

Dan, the list(s) above are the closest thing you will find I think. I can’t be sure what you were drinking in the 70s as it’s before my time.

As to harvest in August. Well 2018 was the earliest harvest ever and the first one to occur during the auction.
by Russell Faulkner
July 2nd, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 28
Views: 1412

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

Drinking the 2016 Kabi now. Beautiful stuff. Absolutely textbook!
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by Russell Faulkner
July 1st, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #14
Replies: 13
Views: 752

Re: TN: 2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #14

Auction GK 05 was absolutely beautiful tonight, so light yet so concentrated.
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by Russell Faulkner
June 26th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3916

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

Yeah no problem. I’ll run it at 60 degrees 24/7 for all 5000sq ft.

The power comes from the magic electricity tree.

:D
by Russell Faulkner
June 26th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3916

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/07/22/europe-to-america-your-love-of-air-conditioning-is-stupid/ My parents just put a small unit in their bedroom but none of the neighbours have air conditioning. It’s pretty bad environmentally. I know how much we have to pay here to keep ou...
by Russell Faulkner
June 26th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux
Replies: 36
Views: 1143

Re: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux

Loads. Anything with mushrooms (stuffed and baked, risotto, pastas), roast marrow or corguettes (we slice them almost through at close intervals and rub or sauce the layers), Meaty fish with either of the above, dishes with wild rice, a whole host of cheese based dishes, sprouts. Literally dozens of...
by Russell Faulkner
June 24th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1678

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

There’s certainly more liquidity with 750s.
by Russell Faulkner
June 24th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1678

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

If I want to drink it. Magnum

If I want to sell it. Bottle
by Russell Faulkner
June 24th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 65
Views: 2607

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Drinking this tonight, by far the most ‘tannic’ of the wines we brought back, all honey and fresh almonds with a taut finish. I wouldn’t want to drink it every night but very enjoyable. About $20 and the most expensive wine we bought IIRC
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by Russell Faulkner
June 24th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3916

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/07/22/europe-to-america-your-love-of-air-conditioning-is-stupid/ My parents just put a small unit in their bedroom but none of the neighbours have air conditioning. It’s pretty bad environmentally. I know how much we have to pay here to keep our...
by Russell Faulkner
June 22nd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 3818

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

None. I bought six bottles of VCC in 2012. Apart from a bottle of Petrus in 2010 that’s it for the decade.
by Russell Faulkner
June 16th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 116
Views: 3318

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Alan Eden wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 8:53 pm
So people would generally prefer wine with zero alcohol.

Did not expect that result
Doesn’t seem a logical conclusion based on the question you asked and the poll.
by Russell Faulkner
June 15th, 2019, 12:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 3377

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

Is the implication that the first growth pricing is reasonable?
by Russell Faulkner
June 12th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16057

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Tom, remember you can buy 35 cases of Kabi for that. :)
by Russell Faulkner
June 12th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?
Replies: 15
Views: 1209

Re: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?

Ok. My favourite is the St Regis.
by Russell Faulkner
June 12th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 58
Views: 3167

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

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.
by Russell Faulkner
June 12th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?
Replies: 15
Views: 1209

Re: Favorite San Francisco Hotel?

Questions like this are not so helpful without context I’d imagine.

I’ve only stayed on one. It was very nice (the St Regis) but I couldn’t possibly say it’s the best unless I had stayed in all the others, or at least a representative sample.

Sorry.
by Russell Faulkner
June 11th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 65
Views: 2607

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Greg’s views on the current state of the quality wines produced in Georgia are invalid or irrelevant.
by Russell Faulkner
June 11th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 65
Views: 2607

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Yandex is the ‘Georgian Uber’ it’s not quite as smooth but it worked fine in the city. Taxis (it works Ruth normal cabs as drivers) are very very cheap but mostly pretty shitty.
by Russell Faulkner
June 10th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2732

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

It seems that much of Germany has been immune to these rises.
by Russell Faulkner
June 10th, 2019, 3:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 65
Views: 2607

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Enjoy. Sounds a wonderful trip.
by Russell Faulkner
June 10th, 2019, 2:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?
Replies: 65
Views: 2607

Re: It's in Georgia (nation not state) - what is it?

Pheasants tears is an interesting one. It’s the only wine from Georgia I had tasted and remembered in the UK.

But didn’t see it for sale once in Tibilisi. Maybe they have a savvy owner/export manager.

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