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by Russell Faulkner
September 15th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 348
Views: 29082

Re: Your Gin?

Local G+T, call me a heathen but I think I prefer my normal Tanq and Schweppes at less than half the price.
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by Russell Faulkner
September 13th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1128

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

I’d advise really trying to understand the differences between (say) Schaefer Spatlese GD AP #10 and #05 before buying auction wines you won’t drink for over a decade.

That said in about to head off for my tenth auction, have several hundred bottles on the cellar and claim no expertise.
by Russell Faulkner
September 13th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1128

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

A few of us shipped some ex auction stock from them to the UK around 2012, all have been excellent so far, but thats a small population.
by Russell Faulkner
September 13th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1128

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

Nope, well not in theory, I guess the larger the bidder the more chance of 'spare' bottles being available.
by Russell Faulkner
September 13th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent Natural Wines
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Recent Natural Wines

38A50C62-626C-47FA-BD61-2DB02C26CFE5.jpeg We have an interesting shop around the corner, about 50% of their wines fall roughly into the ‘natural’ bracket. Since we will be moving a bit of a walk away before too long I thought we should perform some experimentation. All were €9-12. Top left - spritz...
by Russell Faulkner
September 12th, 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1128

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

Are you sure they bid through Selbach? The sit on a different table normally. But that’s not a bulletproof indicator.
by Russell Faulkner
September 11th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)
Replies: 29
Views: 783

Re: Travelogue: Georgia (the country)

Super. We had a wonderful 4/5 nights just in Tbilisi this summer.
by Russell Faulkner
September 11th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 22
Views: 1155

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

I bet those fees are after buyers/sellers premiums and storage costs.
by Russell Faulkner
September 10th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

I’m always a little bemused by threads like this. As a (almost fully) vegetarian it’s rather hard to answer as there are literally thousands of options. I’d generally advise just cooking more of whatever vegetable and side dishes you would normally cook. If you have the bbq going just wrap veggies i...
by Russell Faulkner
September 10th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you eat grapes?
Replies: 49
Views: 1746

Re: Do you eat grapes?

For eating, I think grapes with seeds are far superior.

Best taken directly from the vine.
by Russell Faulkner
September 8th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 59
Views: 3780

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

Having a Maille shop 1km from our apartment is a bonus. White truffle and Chablis from the pumps right now. Awesome.
by Russell Faulkner
September 5th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?

Well if they are exporting them directly they are wrong, but so is using VAT as a verb. Move on, lots of wine that comes hassle free. Ordering wine from abroad is rarely a cost saver at the end of the day IME.
by Russell Faulkner
September 5th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Pay VAT if importing wine from Belgium?

Lots of confused posts here. If you are ordering for delivery in Belgium then you pay Belgian VAT when ordering. If you are ordering for delivery direct to the US then in theory no Belgian VAT should be charged. However few small merchants online systems would be set up to deal with this so the answ...
by Russell Faulkner
September 5th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?
Replies: 50
Views: 1760

Re: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?

I suspect the markup on iced tea (which I suspect even more they don’t serve) would be rather more than 10x... [snort.gif]
by Russell Faulkner
September 5th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?
Replies: 50
Views: 1760

Re: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?

The Chiltern Firehouse isn’t a good choice to go and drink wine.
by Russell Faulkner
August 26th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Haag BJS Auction GK and 2016 Haart Schubertslay Kabi
Replies: 1
Views: 215

2001 Haag BJS Auction GK and 2016 Haart Schubertslay Kabi

The Haag 2001 BJS AGK Auction is absolutely top tier stuff. Still a hint of spritz, green tinged (fruit and colour), showing Auslese sweetness now but great depth. I’m sure I got younger just drinking it. Julian Haart 2016 Schubertslay might have closed a little. Effortlessly cool and light. Also br...
by Russell Faulkner
August 22nd, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Keller Von der Fels
Replies: 21
Views: 940

Re: 2006 Keller Von der Fels

Yeah Ive had plenty of dark 2006s, a Grunhaus BA was almost mahogany coloured. But had no oxidation on the palate.
by Russell Faulkner
August 13th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: shipping TO Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 746

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: 706

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: 42938

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: 3940

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: 1914

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: 1009

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: 2474

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: 3037

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: 2474

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: 1679

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: 2474

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: 3037

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: 3037

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: 917

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: 2474

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: 2474

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: 2680

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: 2680

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: 360

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: 2474

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: 2474

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: 1575

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: 1575

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: 1470

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: 456

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: 66
Views: 4631

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: 456

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: 1470

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: 1470

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: 790

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: 3947

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: 3947

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...

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