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by Russell Faulkner
December 10th, 2018, 7:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What gin for French 75s?
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: What gin for French 75s?

I’d say it’s the third most important ingredient...

:)
by Russell Faulkner
December 9th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically
Replies: 57
Views: 2692

Re: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically

I suspect anyone buying her wines on allocation isn’t waiting to see reviews... At the end of the day, everyone still like to see the reviews, if only for validation. It's human nature. Not everyone William. I genuinely haven’t looked at a Burgundy review in 4-5 years. Though I only buy from a smal...
by Russell Faulkner
December 9th, 2018, 2:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically
Replies: 57
Views: 2692

Re: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically

I suspect anyone buying her wines on allocation isn’t waiting to see reviews...
by Russell Faulkner
December 8th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?

I used to use it with water to make dairy free oatmeal. Results were surprisingly good. Particularly good cold as ‘overnight oats’.
by Russell Faulkner
December 8th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically
Replies: 57
Views: 2692

Re: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically

Tremblay prices have crept up over there years or so. But largely driven by very low volumes. I suspect a few people will sell their stocks at this level and things might normalise a little. My ‘allocation’ is tiny so I’ll keep mine.
by Russell Faulkner
December 5th, 2018, 1:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2697

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

So some barrels were all Cab S, Merlot, Cab F...
by Russell Faulkner
December 4th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?
Replies: 113
Views: 2697

Re: Are 2016 3rd growths as good as 1970 firsts ?

Can you expand on that Mark? Presumably already blended?
by Russell Faulkner
December 2nd, 2018, 12:34 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you control your alcohol intake?
Replies: 59
Views: 5505

Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

I wake up 2-4 times a week at 04:30 to ride bikes.
by Russell Faulkner
December 1st, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?
Replies: 29
Views: 2312

Re: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?

Of course. Sur Lattes. But no one does it anymore. Honest. :D

Brad, do they generally sell wine, grapes or grape juice these days?
by Russell Faulkner
November 30th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Quick TGV->CDG->Marriott question
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Quick TGV->CDG->Marriott question

Stay at the Sheraton. It’s 100m from the station.
by Russell Faulkner
November 29th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 132
Views: 4253

Re: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation

Who is the speculator? The guy who bought it for 700 or the guy who sold it not knowing how much it would realise?

I still don’t understand.
by Russell Faulkner
November 28th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite restaurant wine program
Replies: 27
Views: 1172

Re: Favorite restaurant wine program

Ah ok. I guess some places might have an amazing list but poor service etc.
by Russell Faulkner
November 28th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite restaurant wine program
Replies: 27
Views: 1172

Re: Favorite restaurant wine program

Maybe just semantics but what’s the difference between a wine program and just a wine list.

Does a program mean visiting winemakers, themed events etc?
by Russell Faulkner
November 28th, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice
Replies: 109
Views: 2239

Re: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice

I only buy BA and TBA in halves. And that’s usually because the full bottles are unaffordable.

I buy and drink mostly Champagne and Mosel Riesling but would generally prefer magnums over two bottles.
by Russell Faulkner
November 28th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 132
Views: 4253

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Right.

Actually I’d like to thank Juergen. Without his comments I wouldn’t just have bought a case of 2014 Von Der Fels for $23 a bottle delivered.

How many ‘vintage’ LV bags can I get for $23. :)
by Russell Faulkner
November 28th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 132
Views: 4253

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

More secondary market comments.

Don’t like secondary market prices for G Max? Then buy Limestone and Von Der Fels for $30 and be very happy. Indeed there are cases of 2014 Von Der Fels in London for under $20 a bottle now.
by Russell Faulkner
November 28th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 132
Views: 4253

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Egon’s wines are much more expensive when released. Not exactly a counterpoint though is it? I doubt Jurgen is exactly pleased with the prices of Egon's wines either. There are many wines that are too expensive for me. Should I start a thread for each comparing them to a different luxury good? The ...
by Russell Faulkner
November 28th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 132
Views: 4253

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Egon’s wines are much more expensive when released.
by Russell Faulkner
November 28th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 132
Views: 4253

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Well since it’s a really secondary pricing thing I don’t see how the comparison to LV handbags has any relevance.
by Russell Faulkner
November 27th, 2018, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 132
Views: 4253

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Lots of talk about dry wines here, but to my mind Keller are producing Kabinett in a style rarely found these days, alongside Julian Haart and one or two others. I adore the style and see no reason why the wines should obey the traditional pricing hierarchy.

The BA/TBAs aren't bad either!
by Russell Faulkner
November 27th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 132
Views: 4253

Re: Keller Riesling like Louis Vuitton – I said it long ago.

Meh. Prices are what they are. Von see Fels and Limestone are lovely wines and £20 or less. Many of us will get our Kellerkiste for well under the ‘market price’ of a bottle of GMax and will drink them all gladly.

I guess you have an axe to grind for some reason.
by Russell Faulkner
November 20th, 2018, 1:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling and Nebbiolo from last Millenium (Prüm beats Dönnhoff again)
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: Riesling and Nebbiolo from last Millenium (Prüm beats Dönnhoff again)

94 and 96 Prums are spectacular.

I wouldn’t compare them with Donnhoff though. Different styles totally.
by Russell Faulkner
November 13th, 2018, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent “Should’ve bought a case” wines?
Replies: 48
Views: 2562

Re: Recent “Should’ve bought a case” wines?

Same here. 6 bottle cases that is.
by Russell Faulkner
November 10th, 2018, 1:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Henri Bonneau
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Henri Bonneau

I remember that wonderful tasting in Graz well!
by Russell Faulkner
November 8th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Van Volxem Volz
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: 2017 Van Volxem Volz

The new facility is rather ugly!
by Russell Faulkner
November 8th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help With Wine List-TriBeCa Grill
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Help With Wine List-TriBeCa Grill

Keller.
by Russell Faulkner
November 4th, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Jamon Serrano from Costco?
Replies: 39
Views: 1752

Re: Jamon Serrano from Costco?

They have been selling whole hams in the UK for years. Quality isn’t great but fun for a big gathering.
by Russell Faulkner
October 26th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to London, trying to understand ‘In Bond’
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Moving to London, trying to understand ‘In Bond’

Thanks all, this is very helpful. Agree that if I'm planning on drinking the wine it makes zero sense to put it 'in bond'. Appreciate the recommendation on Berry Bros - familiar with them and the existing info they have online is very helpful. No idea where I'll be living yet. When I lived there la...
by Russell Faulkner
October 26th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Biggest Bottle
Replies: 51
Views: 1534

Re: Your Biggest Bottle

Actually I find having more of fewer wines a more attractive way to enjoy a dinner these days.
by Russell Faulkner
October 26th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Biggest Bottle
Replies: 51
Views: 1534

Re: Your Biggest Bottle

6l, that’s the limit of practicality in my life.

I have a lot of magnums though 400+.
by Russell Faulkner
October 26th, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to London, trying to understand ‘In Bond’
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: Moving to London, trying to understand ‘In Bond’

You don’t pay VAT (20%) or duty (about £2 a bottle) until you remove the wine from bond. You pay those at the prevailing rate based on your purchase price. So if you paid £1 a bottle for your 82 Mouton that’s the basis for the VAT. If you want to export the wine back to the US and it’s out of jobs I...
by Russell Faulkner
October 26th, 2018, 12:14 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris in February? Where to Stay?
Replies: 89
Views: 2053

Re: Paris in February? Where to Stay?

Well...hopefully they can keep the tradition going. About 10 years ago, there was a restaurant in Saint-Ouen with Coche on the list. Not cheap, but available. Food was also "ok". I made it there twice. Sadly, Le Coq de la Maison Blanche is no more. RT That’s a shame. I was last there last year.
by Russell Faulkner
October 23rd, 2018, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9818
Views: 436596

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Russell Faulkner wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 1:57 am
1999 Prum Wehlenhur Sonnenhur Beerenauslese
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by Russell Faulkner
October 22nd, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.
Replies: 26
Views: 671

Re: General thread on putting together 2014 birth year wines.

I remember 2014 in the Mosel as inconsistent rather than idiosyncratic. Choose well and there are some amazing 2014s. Egon did very well and I loved the Prum auction wines (less clarity on the regular releases). That said I haven’t drink any since just after release, and I would be somewhat cautious...
by Russell Faulkner
October 22nd, 2018, 1:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9818
Views: 436596

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1999 Prum Wehlenhur Sonnenhur Beerenauslese
by Russell Faulkner
October 21st, 2018, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker -- Inventory Management Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 1112

Re: CellarTracker -- Inventory Management Recommendations

Take a photo of the bottle on your phone. Delete the photo when you have recorded it in CT.
by Russell Faulkner
October 16th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 12
Views: 535

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

Seems more developed than the half dozen I’ve had in the last couple of years. I love the wine.
by Russell Faulkner
October 16th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is pre phylloxera better ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1108

Re: Is pre phylloxera better ?

But not Chardonnay....
by Russell Faulkner
October 16th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is pre phylloxera better ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1108

Re: Is pre phylloxera better ?

Lots of ungrafted vines in the Mosel. Some are great. Some aren’t.
by Russell Faulkner
October 12th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?
Replies: 22
Views: 785

Re: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?

We use it to get a good conduction for our ice cream maker. I can’t think of any other use really.
by Russell Faulkner
October 10th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pomerol recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 814

Re: Pomerol recommendations

Buy a good mature bottle before you start cellaring.
by Russell Faulkner
October 7th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur
Replies: 46
Views: 988

Re: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur

Doug, as far as I know quality Mosel producers don’t add sussreserve.

As for lower sulphur now than 40 years ago. I have no evidence for that, nor do I have many wines from the 70s and 80s in the cellar.
by Russell Faulkner
October 6th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur
Replies: 46
Views: 988

Re: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur

John, I think they still use sulphur to stop fermentation. What makes you think otherwise?
by Russell Faulkner
October 6th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur
Replies: 46
Views: 988

Re: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur

If you want to know how they age buy some old ones. They aren’t expensive.
by Russell Faulkner
October 6th, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur
Replies: 46
Views: 988

Re: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur

Are you sure (on the first bit)? I’m pretty sure sulphur is still ubiquitous for stopping fermentation of off dry and sweet wines. Even the ‘natural’ end like Trossen. At least for the off dry wines (e.g. Feinherb), several producers have stated to me that they just let the wine go until it stops f...
by Russell Faulkner
October 6th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur
Replies: 46
Views: 988

Re: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur

Are you sure (on the first bit)?

I’m pretty sure sulphur is still ubiquitous for stopping fermentation of off dry and sweet wines.

Even the ‘natural’ end like Trossen.
by Russell Faulkner
October 6th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur
Replies: 46
Views: 988

Re: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur

I don’t understand an assumption that there’s a negative correlation between use of sulphur and ability to age. Quite the opposite, that’s the point!
by Russell Faulkner
October 6th, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur
Replies: 46
Views: 988

Re: Question on aging kabinetts and sulphur

I don’t really understand the question.

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