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by Russell Faulkner
January 18th, 2021, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with Prum Auslese?
Replies: 70
Views: 2852

Re: What to pair with Prum Auslese?

I disagree
by Russell Faulkner
January 18th, 2021, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 6491

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Confusing RHR data here:

Dry Monday - 48
Dry Tuesday - 47
Dry Wednesday - 48
Whole bottle Thursday - 50
Whole bottle Friday - 51
Whole bottle Saturday - 53
Half bottle Sunday - 46!

So do I conclude that sharing a bottle with my wife is optimal for my health?


;)
by Russell Faulkner
December 31st, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"
Replies: 46
Views: 3677

Re: "a crisis unlike anything the Champagne region has ever seen"

Local supermarkets here had masses of crap at €10-12.

However big house prices remained very solid.
by Russell Faulkner
December 31st, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4154

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Whilst I still don’t really agree with the merit of ranking in this way. It might make more sense to rank wines not houses.

After all that’s somewhat more like the Bordeaux classification works.
by Russell Faulkner
December 31st, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4154

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

There are so many small and fine producers. Without some kind of objective criteria to at least weed out a few, how does it not become just everyone declaring which are their favorites? Also there are some great producers that don't get much exposure in the US. Exactly. But I'll declare my favourit...
by Russell Faulkner
December 31st, 2020, 3:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2305

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?

Keith Levenberg wrote: December 30th, 2020, 8:49 pm late to this thread but I'm just gonna assume everyone said Prum
Already by far the most populous in our cellar...
by Russell Faulkner
December 29th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?
Replies: 76
Views: 2305

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one German riesling consistently over the years...?

Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention..

When you buy far too much you end up not having many regrets.

Maybe some Koehler-Ruprecht RR Trockens.
by Russell Faulkner
December 28th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ruth Lewandowski Montepulciano Lot# 2 Fox Hill Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Ruth Lewandowski Montepulciano Lot# 2 Fox Hill Vineyard

Any thoughts on Feints, Naomi, Chillion or Boaz?
by Russell Faulkner
December 28th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German wine law and climate change
Replies: 44
Views: 1844

Re: German wine law and climate change

I think there are actually more and more true Kabinett. Because growers are now picking earlier.

In 2017 for the first time a couple were picking on the auction day. This year almost everyone was.

Also a few producers are breaking the illogical pricing hierarchy by prädikat.
by Russell Faulkner
December 28th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German wine law and climate change
Replies: 44
Views: 1844

Re: German wine law and climate change

I guess I think that German wines are overwhelmed by government rules already and, while I believe some rules should be overhauled, making the rules even more restrictive would make things worse. As others have said, in general if we force producers to rename Kabinetts as Spatlesen or even Auslesen...
by Russell Faulkner
December 28th, 2020, 2:49 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Anyone using iZettle?
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Anyone using iZettle?

Considering using iZettle for a small retail venture here in France.

Is anyone using it? (or SumUp?)

(I am happy it covers all the French requirements its more of a general question).
by Russell Faulkner
December 28th, 2020, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German wine law and climate change
Replies: 44
Views: 1844

Re: German wine law and climate change

I think you have to consider the alcohol level as well as Oechsle, but to be honest I think its just fine as it is, I'd like to see more publishing of the levels in critical notes and really appreciate MFW for doing this wherever possible...
by Russell Faulkner
December 22nd, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1735
Views: 118182

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Well Happy Birthday! We may open a Lilbert 96 to celebrate this week :) Russell, Happy holidays to you and your family. What an awesome wine. I had a bottle at the end of last year and it was classic Lilbert - still a baby with lots of room to grow. A few touches of cream and white dough are starti...
by Russell Faulkner
December 22nd, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1735
Views: 118182

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Well Happy Birthday! We may open a Lilbert 96 to celebrate this week :)
by Russell Faulkner
December 22nd, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1735
Views: 118182

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Had an odd bottle of the 1996 Pierre Péters Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Speciale Blanc de Blancs (Les Chetillons - not yet labelled as such) last night. Bubbles were quite flat. Had not much interest or complexity, not real verve. Not oxidized or obviously corked, just a very blah bottle. It came fro...
by Russell Faulkner
December 21st, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with goose: Moose!
Replies: 48
Views: 2058

Re: Wine pairing with goose?

Old Auslese
by Russell Faulkner
December 20th, 2020, 12:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2851

Re: Truffles 2020

I have 100g of black truffles from TruffeFrance arriving on the 23rd. I suspect we will divide them between the four of us with eggs for Christmas breakfast. Our hosts keep their own chickens.
by Russell Faulkner
December 13th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with Prum Auslese?
Replies: 70
Views: 2852

Re: What to pair with Prum Auslese?

Classics would include smoked river fish or venison.

Of course lots of options if you look East.
by Russell Faulkner
December 12th, 2020, 11:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: TN: 1997 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Auslese

97s are great here. I still have some regular and single fuder Auslesen. Brilliant.
by Russell Faulkner
December 7th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 6922

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

  • 2019 Yvon Métras Beaujolais - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais (07/12/2020)
    A bit of spritz. Christmas spice and cherry with a smooth leather note. Really light and poised with little sign of the advertised 14%. This is very good.
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by Russell Faulkner
December 5th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grower Champagne
Replies: 24
Views: 1853

Re: Grower Champagne

Different to what?
by Russell Faulkner
December 3rd, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special
Replies: 19
Views: 2189

Re: 2019 JJ Prüm is very special

I have 8 Different bottles downstairs awaiting early tasting.
by Russell Faulkner
November 25th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most impractical wine in the cellar?
Replies: 77
Views: 3674

Re: Most impractical wine in the cellar?

You might as well open that Loosen. I doubt it’s getting better!

I have quite a bit of impractical Riesling in large bottles, 14 of them it seems 3l+.
by Russell Faulkner
November 22nd, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 4150

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

Jazz was certainly quite popular in the U.K. in the late 50s. My father was and still is a huge aficionado, the widespread US military bases were certainly a major catalyst.
by Russell Faulkner
November 22nd, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 91
Views: 4150

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

Neal.Mollen wrote: November 22nd, 2020, 8:34 am Turns out the article is available for free for those who are interested: https://www.vinous.com/articles/the-yea ... 9-nov-2020
That’s what all this fuss is about???
by Russell Faulkner
November 21st, 2020, 2:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottom Feeder Wines of the Major European Regions
Replies: 81
Views: 5610

Re: Bottom Feeder Wines of the Major European Regions

Robert Dentice wrote: November 18th, 2020, 9:01 am Germany - Hild Elbing $13-15
Have you tried Jonas Dostert’s Elblings? Brilliant
by Russell Faulkner
November 8th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2224

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

A day late but very happy with the result.
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by Russell Faulkner
November 3rd, 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An unusual mosel riesling
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: An unusual mosel riesling

Grunhaus and K-R also do oak influenced wines. I don’t care for them.
by Russell Faulkner
November 2nd, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Cuvée Rubis
Replies: 17
Views: 715

Re: TN: NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Cuvée Rubis

Just ordered my 2011 Rubis today, coincidentally.
by Russell Faulkner
November 2nd, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Cuvée Rubis
Replies: 17
Views: 715

Re: TN: NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Cuvée Rubis

I was going to mention that we normally buy the vintage version over the NV but noticed the price differential has crept up.
by Russell Faulkner
November 2nd, 2020, 3:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: Pataille Aligotes
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: TNR: Pataille Aligotes

Drank a 2018 Champ Forey in summer. It was very good, no note.
by Russell Faulkner
November 1st, 2020, 1:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
Replies: 24
Views: 764

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

Ok, for fun I’ll be a dissenting voice.

I don’t think Prum 01s NEED any more time and the WS Spatlese has been drinking really well for several years at least.

That’s not to say they are fully mature but for my tastes they don’t need to be fully mature to be delicious and enjoyable.
by Russell Faulkner
October 28th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Osamu Uchida Miracle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: TN: 2018 Osamu Uchida Miracle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Hi Chris. I think 1/3 is exported to Japan. That doesn’t leave a lot for the rest of the world. I’m hoping to get up there to visit shortly.
by Russell Faulkner
October 27th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Osamu Uchida Miracle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 7
Views: 458

TN: 2018 Osamu Uchida Miracle (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

I’ve been keen to try this for a while. Some will know the producer. A Japanese man farming a less than a single hectare up near Mouton and making only 2500-3500 bottles a year. Prior vintages have been under 12% alcohol. This is 13% on the label. 2018 Osamu Uchida Miracle - France, Bordeaux, Médoc,...
by Russell Faulkner
October 25th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese and more
Replies: 25
Views: 957

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese and more

Fun. I opened an 01 Prum WS Spatlese on Friday. Was singing.
by Russell Faulkner
October 23rd, 2020, 1:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stacking Riesling bottles
Replies: 44
Views: 3127

Re: Stacking Riesling bottles

Here’s 90 bottles of Julian Haart. What’s the problem :).
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by Russell Faulkner
October 22nd, 2020, 1:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 339
Views: 24079

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I bought Lilbert vintage and Peters Chetillons.
by Russell Faulkner
October 22nd, 2020, 12:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 339
Views: 24079

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Henry, who in London will sell me some for £535?
by Russell Faulkner
October 21st, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JJ Prum Auction wines arrived today!
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: JJ Prum Auction wines arrived today!

Yeah. Don’t worry.

Enjoy them.
by Russell Faulkner
October 21st, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JJ Prum Auction wines arrived today!
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: JJ Prum Auction wines arrived today!

Different labels???
by Russell Faulkner
October 21st, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few fun, organic and cheap Bordeaux, mostly red
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: A few fun, organic and cheap Bordeaux, mostly red

Yes there are a lot of these wines in Blaye, Bourgeois etc.

There is a big change happening in Bordeaux at the low and medium level and it’s rarely discussed. These aren’t generally profound but beat the old cheap and nasty Bordeaux of the supermarche shelves.
by Russell Faulkner
October 20th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do people track their wine inventory in a Eurocave?
Replies: 34
Views: 1289

Re: How do people track their wine inventory in a Eurocave?

By region. Sort of. I couldn’t imagine actually trying to track individual bottles. I don’t choose wine like that.
by Russell Faulkner
October 20th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 315
Views: 21087

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Not sure. Works for Gut Hermannsberg now.
by Russell Faulkner
October 19th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 315
Views: 21087

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Pigott rated that wine 100. Hence the fuss. I bought a little (for a lot less than that - €33 a bottle but it’s still what I’d call expensive relatively) to see if I agree.
by Russell Faulkner
October 19th, 2020, 12:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 3231

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

Manfred Prum is/was always very confident on the 2003 Auslese and up. I’m trusting him on that.
by Russell Faulkner
October 16th, 2020, 3:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 3231

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

Yeah. I just don’t really think about it like that. Vintage is probably the 4th thing I consider after Producer (region being inherent in that more or less), Prädikat and even (less so) vineyard.


But if you want an answer. For drinking now, 2001, 1996, 2004 maybe. In no real order.
by Russell Faulkner
October 15th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 2851

Re: Truffles 2020

Second truffle dish of the season today. Fresh from Alba a few days ago no idea the pricing but the dishes had a €10 supplement
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