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by Victor Hong
January 17th, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You're really trying to force us to pay up, aren't you Todd?
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: You're really trying to force us to pay up, aren't you Todd?

Fun when the ad pop-ups prevent posting.
by Victor Hong
January 17th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris Bound in February
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Paris Bound in February

A lot of wines, upon the tariffs being imposed. Cheeses, too.
by Victor Hong
January 17th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited

Craig G wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 5:55 pm
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Worse yet, the victims are predominantly French speaking. Talk about ethnic profiling!
by Victor Hong
January 17th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags
Replies: 24
Views: 1836

Re: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags

He or she may have already read this thread.
by Victor Hong
January 17th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 44
Views: 1488

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

Around sixty bottles, if you include those which family and friends shared with me.
by Victor Hong
January 17th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags
Replies: 24
Views: 1836

Re: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags

ybarselah wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 9:45 am
decant the mag into 2 750s
Ah, a perfect illustration of tranching, to create economic value. One "AAA"-rated senior bottle and one non-rated equity bottle, from the same pool, leaving a nice corkage arbitrage. [wow.gif]
by Victor Hong
January 17th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags
Replies: 24
Views: 1836

Re: I guess they don’t want you bringing mags

Call first, and ask nicely. Then, tip well.
by Victor Hong
January 16th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greenock Creek Creek Block
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Greenock Creek Creek Block

Jay Opperman wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 3:10 pm
We gave all the wine to the table of four middle-aged women celebrating their friendship of 25 years. They were drinking cupcake and butter. They had no idea that wines like this existed.Fortunately we did not know them so they can’t hold it against us.
This proves that all is relative.
by Victor Hong
January 16th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greenock Creek Creek Block
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Greenock Creek Creek Block

Barry P wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Bought all these wines (and other Oz blueberry woodshakes) based on The Wine Advocate's recommendation. The Wine Advocate and I parted ways after I tasted them.
Funny yet sad. What did you do with the wines?
by Victor Hong
January 16th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?
Replies: 121
Views: 8579

Re: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?

Update on Greenock Creek.......turning into Sh1t Creek.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=166588&p=2887880#p2887862
by Victor Hong
January 16th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greenock Creek Creek Block
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: Greenock Creek Creek Block

After tasting four vintages last night of Greenock Creek Creek Block(all were bought upon release and never moved) Much agreed with most of what was said in previous posts. I will say I haven’t recently been to a tasting when more wine was left in the bottles than in the glasses for 4 people. The 1...
by Victor Hong
January 14th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1114
Views: 57745

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

David_K wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Are people stocking up now? How fast do we think existing stock will be cleaned out (assuming no price hikes) after (and if) a 100% tariff is announced?
Maybe. Yes.
by Victor Hong
January 14th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cast Iron- share all your favorite tips/tricks/recipies
Replies: 59
Views: 3423

Re: Cast Iron- share all your favorite tips/tricks/recipies

ybarselah wrote:
July 7th, 2017, 4:43 pm
this may be a very stupid question, but is there a cast iron pan out there with a copper core?
Because copper expands faster than cast iron when heated, and shrinks faster when cooled, the copper core would eventually fatigue and distort the cast-iron cooking surface.
by Victor Hong
January 13th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 33
Views: 1604

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years Millennials opted for other beverages and baby boomers pulled back The volume of wine consumed in the U.S. declined 0.9% in 2019, the first time it has fallen since 1994, according to industry tracker IWSR. The trend was ascribed to a generational ...
by Victor Hong
January 13th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipper recommendations to Ky from Cali please
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Shipper recommendations to Ky from Cali please

Because state regulations, monitoring, and violation penalties have all tightened.

I am sure that these shipping companies welcome this free publicity. By the way, this thread is discoverable.
by Victor Hong
January 13th, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipper recommendations to Ky from Cali please
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Shipper recommendations to Ky from Cali please

Hello Beserkers Unfortunately it can be difficult to ship wine to my home and for a few years I have utilized All Ways Cool in Sonoma. They give good customer care, but I feel like I'm overpaying. I just this week had them ship 2 cases (with very little storage time) and at a regular ground speed v...
by Victor Hong
January 12th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Merryvale Suing Marketing Partners - This Will Get Interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Merryvale Suing Marketing Partners - This Will Get Interesting

To me, even the early-1990s reds from Merryvale were under-performers, about as impressive as an over-steamed green bean.

Current vintages are over $75 per bottle, and taste like purple-dyed oak jam.
by Victor Hong
January 10th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer
Replies: 30
Views: 1941

Re: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer

I'll get the disclaimer out of the way first, this is a brand new business owned by my friend Bryan Maletis. I have no interest in the business except well wishes for him and delicious Champagne for me. The company is called Fat Cork. Bryan and his wife went to Champagne last year and found 30 grow...
by Victor Hong
January 10th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 2939

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

Develop a poor palate.
by Victor Hong
January 10th, 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 1961

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

lleichtman wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 12:19 pm


And the horse you rode in on. I've spent a lot of time in Japan and it's Shochu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dch%C5%AB
Not dog?
by Victor Hong
January 8th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Styro shippers in Chicago area - anyone need them?
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Styro shippers in Chicago area - anyone need them?

Check with Binny's or Total Wine.
by Victor Hong
January 8th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2747

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

My version of reality is that Fu started the "it's a thing" with his avatar of a bottle of Noon Eclipse being dumped back in the eBob days. ERP himself took offense to Charley's avatar not long after making some kind of remark to the effect that he found the avatar disturbing and unfair. So funny w...
by Victor Hong
January 8th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone feel like rolling the dice?
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Anyone feel like rolling the dice?

Anything which looks as "AAA" as this seems to be money-good.
by Victor Hong
January 8th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA for PA Ballers
Replies: 11
Views: 1039

Re: PSA for PA Ballers

by Victor Hong
January 8th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Aged To Kalons NYC late January-Wu's Wonton King
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Aged To Kalons NYC late January-Wu's Wonton King

wrote: ............, as I can imagine it was not pretty.
Ginger-scallion sauce makes anything in a pot both pretty and tasty. Well, almost anything.
by Victor Hong
January 8th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time in France - Itinerary
Replies: 32
Views: 1553

Re: First Time in France - Itinerary

They are allowed to do so. I have been to various cafes which offered for bottle sale the wines on their dining menus.
France is not Massachusetts or Colorado.
by Victor Hong
January 7th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave Door Sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Eurocave Door Sensor

If no air leakage, just loosen or remove the light bulb.
by Victor Hong
January 7th, 2020, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!
Replies: 29
Views: 2089

Re: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!

Marcus Dean wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Nate Simon wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 10:15 am
Just to be on the safe side, I break out the Durand for all
my Mateus bottles.
I just use a hammer for mine
Stealing my idea to retrieve dropped corks?
by Victor Hong
January 7th, 2020, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!
Replies: 29
Views: 2089

Re: Well...

And one, on an older wine that was well-stuck in the btl, as I continued to pump away, it squirted a stream of wine onto my short. But when it does work, it's fine. Tom Tom accurately describes the device's shortcomings. Staining your clothes can be avoided if one is naked while pumping away. Naked...
by Victor Hong
January 7th, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2747

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

Even the most heavenly wine eventually goes down the drain.
by Victor Hong
January 6th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Mike Reff wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Is today the deadline to submit? Wonder when we will hear. My weekly sales meeting, we briefly spoke about it.
With such tariffs, sales meetings might get even briefer.
by Victor Hong
January 6th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Le Bon Pasteur
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: TN: 1998 Le Bon Pasteur

The 1990 is also great, and recently around for just $60 each.
by Victor Hong
January 6th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Asimov adds public focus to industry disaster if tariffs hold.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/06/dini ... ff-eu.html
by Victor Hong
January 6th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Georges Duboeuf (1933 - 2020)
Replies: 16
Views: 1154

Re: RIP Georges Duboeuf (1933 - 2020)

He has arrived!.....in heaven.
by Victor Hong
January 6th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Good, I wrote my comment, very personal from me. Then called and spoke to Director for Europe at Office of the USTR. Looks like a follow up call is in order. I’ve also been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal (I doubt it will be a big article) and have spoken to the Exec Director of the North Am...
by Victor Hong
January 5th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1386

Re: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?

Hire a teetotaling anteater. (Not a political comment.)
by Victor Hong
January 5th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2665

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Vote in November.
by Victor Hong
January 5th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Perfect. Thank you.
by Victor Hong
January 5th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1386

Re: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?

Smash the bottle open. Always works.
by Victor Hong
January 4th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tough outlook for US wine industry
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Tough outlook for US wine industry

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... story.html

Amid tariffs, competing products, and consumer price resistance.
by Victor Hong
January 4th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 97
Views: 4016

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

The real dumpster fire is all the high-WA-score, high-ABV Australian export ooze-monsters sitting forlorn in many cellars. The bottles often fetch a fraction of their original purchase prices. They are the timeshares of the wine hobby.
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 23
Views: 804

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

WB'ers wait ten years to open a bottle of wine, but cannot spare an hour or less for a Popeye's chicken sandwich?
by Victor Hong
January 2nd, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4473

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

What are the chances that our voices will actually be heard? And who makes the final decision? ..... Yeh a non-drinker pileon But he runs the best winery, which makes only the best wine, in not just America, but anywhere, as everybody knows, except we hoity-toidy wine drinkers. This tariff is to ma...
by Victor Hong
January 2nd, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: TN: 2003 Château Pichon-Longueville Baron (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Besides Les Grand Chenes and Gruaud Larose, this is one of my few meaningful 2003 Bordeaux purchases. Glad to hear that it has not become a roasted, sweet firewater freak show.
by Victor Hong
January 2nd, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Struggling with Wine Storage
Replies: 16
Views: 1741

Re: Struggling with Wine Storage

I live in Dallas and currently have about 400 bottles. I would love to decrease that number, but my desire to stash bottles to hit proper drinking windows doesn't make that a realistic option. I currently have a 166 bottle fridge that I can probably get 110 bottles in. I use it all for reds. Keep s...
by Victor Hong
January 2nd, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: reminder: ship soon before WineBid upcoming shipping changes
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: reminder: ship soon before WineBid upcoming shipping changes

RMann wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 9:35 am
........... make sure your important emails from WineBid aren't going to spam!
That would save us a lot of money....on not only shipping, but also wine. Too late, however, given the five cases which I bought in December. pileon
by Victor Hong
January 1st, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Holiday hits and misses
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Holiday hits and misses

I thought this thread was about the relatives at family gatherings.
by Victor Hong
January 1st, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle "oil-like" imperfections, a sign of seepage?
Replies: 19
Views: 729

Re: Bottle "oil-like" imperfections, a sign of seepage?

J. Galang wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 3:30 pm
A picture is worth a thousand words I guess. Anyway, these stains are all over the bottle.
Rub with dishwashing soap.

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