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by Victor Hong
September 16th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mold on my Off-Site OWC
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Mold on my Off-Site OWC

alan weinberg wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 6:13 am
no worry. Just a humid environment. Might eat the labels and cardboard but wine fine. Keep bleach away—a no no.
Canon and Beaulieu learned the very hard way.
by Victor Hong
September 16th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate
Replies: 28
Views: 1441

Re: "Robert Parker" Wine Advocate

Sometimes, 90 points are higher or lower than 90 points. The OP is simply a variation of this fact. [wink.gif]
by Victor Hong
September 14th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1557

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

Medoc from 1995. newhere
by Victor Hong
September 13th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 37
Views: 1020

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

Two plastic hangers. I can wash and dry clothes during the trip. Saves packing weight and laundry costs.
by Victor Hong
September 13th, 2019, 3:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: White truffles already?
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: White truffles already?

Fairway has been selling Halloween candy since Labor Day.
by Victor Hong
September 12th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance in NY
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Wine insurance in NY

I think nearly all of the ones that I took quotes from a year ago provided it. Domaine, VWW, sokolin, MWC. Domaine's fees were a lot less than others; I do not know if they get it from a 3rd party (but a great question to ask). I think most do, as a data point mine in Chicago doesn’t offer or requi...
by Victor Hong
September 11th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3205

Re: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?

Ed Steinway wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 7:12 am
Costco was discounting the 2015 Beringer Knights Valley for $21.99 with an in-store coupon last month. Tried a glass a few weeks ago and it was very,very sweet, and not at all like the KV's from previous years.

Ed
Even the 1995 and 1996 vintages had begun to steer off course.
by Victor Hong
September 10th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3205

Re: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?

I bought ten bottles last year for $30 each, but am down to just three, having drunk one last week at Gramercy Tavern.

The newer vintages do not suit my palate or wallet. Too big.
by Victor Hong
September 10th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 32
Views: 995

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

I can't believe Victor even buys/eats avocados. They require a TON of water to farm. Eating them pretty seriously undermines his holier-than-thou stance and makes it even more difficult to listen to the constant "tsk, tsk, tsk" coming from his keyboard. Victor, how do you even sleep at night? Yes, ...
by Victor Hong
September 10th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance in NY
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Wine insurance in NY

Chubb.
by Victor Hong
September 10th, 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Union Square Cafe
Replies: 54
Views: 4214

Re: Union Square Cafe

Great memories. Going there in the mid-late '80s. A colleague had gone to college with Danny Meyer, and every time we ate there he would come over to the table, bring some bottles of wine for us to taste, etc. Great experience, great food. And everyone was so young then. And the neighborhood was ve...
by Victor Hong
September 10th, 2019, 2:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme - Omar Khan
Replies: 25
Views: 2322

Re: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme

Peter Slagowitz and I worked at the same shop, and he raced J-44's. Small world.
by Victor Hong
September 10th, 2019, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 22
Views: 1115

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

Jason T wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 12:20 am
..........I suspect the only people making money on wine investment funds are the investment managers, via management and performance fees.
Just as with hedge, private-equity, and actively managed mutual funds.
by Victor Hong
September 9th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 32
Views: 995

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

I have found that the key is to buy them green and allow them to soften up / "ripen" at home. If they're anywhere near ripe in the store, they get beat to hell. The bruises manifest themselves as that black goo in no time, even if other parts still aren't ripe. Plan ahead and buy 'em green! Same he...
by Victor Hong
September 8th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 32
Views: 995

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

No.
Strawberries, sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and a young fig sapling.
by Victor Hong
September 7th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 32
Views: 995

Avocados. What a pain.

Buying them has become so difficult. Even when they are Hass avocados, labeled as from Mexico, their quality seems to have degraded. They change suddenly from green rocks into dark, spongy, cratered forms. Cutting one reveals both yellow, unripe flesh and black, fibrous goo. Perhaps, those awful one...
by Victor Hong
September 7th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4413

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

RichardFlack wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 7:35 am
Where is the cooler located? It’s not next to an oven or dishwasher is it?
I keep mine outside, in direct sun, so that its solar panels can operate the compressor, for free. [cheers.gif]
by Victor Hong
September 7th, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Amuse Bouche ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Amuse Bouche ideas

Wontons in small pools of soy sauce.
by Victor Hong
September 4th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3306

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

The year when Rudy Kurniawan leaves prison.
by Victor Hong
September 4th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Alligator
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Alligator

There is a restaurant in Nairobi that serves grilled crocodile - very seriously great. Sort of like the best lobster meat you have ever had x 10. Is that anything like your experience with alligator? Haven’t ever had alligator that is as sweet as lobster. My experience is it has the texture of chic...
by Victor Hong
September 3rd, 2019, 3:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3112

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

With a sufficiently large storm in a low-lying area, even off-site facilities are at casualty and associated financial risks. The key is a special insurance rider to cover regardless of location.

Remember WineCare LLC and Hurricane Sandy.
by Victor Hong
August 30th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Post the court judgment, so that other business can learn via Google what a great distributor that firm is.....or not.
by Victor Hong
August 30th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Jim Anderson wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 8:41 am
........When he fees like he’s properly brought up to date he will proceed...........
[wow.gif]
by Victor Hong
August 30th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

Re: CT attorneys, interest in helping a winery collect

Nola Palomar wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 7:56 am
We had the same thing happen in Chicago, Las Vegas and NY. Bastards, never got paid.
David R. is a piece, alright.
by Victor Hong
August 30th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 589824

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Agreed, those lawyers gotta be paid. How could "they" the employees know or not know about the falsity? (Note, I am not suggesting who if any had requisite knowledge) In the civil context it's only a burden of proof of mere probability. A lot easier to establish versus beyond a reasonable doubt. Pr...
by Victor Hong
August 27th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2725

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

Sales tax is a trust fund tax and the state will come down hard on companies and individuals (officers) who willfully evade collection or payment of the taxes over to the state taxing authorities. Fraudulent penalties are likely to be imposed. Jail time (while possible in NY) seems unlikely unless ...
by Victor Hong
August 27th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Tarriffs
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Wine Tarriffs

Mark Golodetz wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Victor there are many thousands of fans who want to be sure the noodle(s) are the genuine article.
Those noodles are all fake, in reality.
by Victor Hong
August 27th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Tarriffs
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Wine Tarriffs

I declined to generalize for all Chinese, French, or whatever. newhere
by Victor Hong
August 27th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Tarriffs
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Wine Tarriffs

Mark Golodetz wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 8:59 am
Victor Hong wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 8:05 am
My understanding is that vintage Bordeaux wines made in China are next on tariff list. That will really hurt.
Victor,
Sorry to ask such a personal question. Are your noodles genuinely Chinese or French fakes?
My noodle is genuine Chinese.....since birth.
by Victor Hong
August 27th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction Question
Replies: 26
Views: 924

Re: Cellar Construction Question

Working with closed-foam spray insulation requires very special expertise, because of toxicity before curing.
Also, if you have heat pumping into the guest room during summer, your guests may choose to sleep with the wines.
by Victor Hong
August 27th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Tarriffs
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Wine Tarriffs

My understanding is that vintage Bordeaux wines made in China are next on tariff list. That will really hurt.
by Victor Hong
August 27th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best of Class restaurant dishes
Replies: 41
Views: 1440

Re: Best of Class restaurant dishes

This is Asylum. Keep your food bowl separate from your litter box. neener
by Victor Hong
August 26th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 90 red burgs
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: 90 red burgs

Wine geeks are gullible for anything saying 90 or higher.
by Victor Hong
August 26th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7025
Views: 589824

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

James Gillerman and Brian Nishi must have counted down the days.
by Victor Hong
August 26th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3235

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Prolly true.
by Victor Hong
August 26th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2725

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

To echo some of the prior posts: this place has/had the most overrated food in New York. Some restaurant reviewers might beg to differ, rating the place and its food with some consistency. https://patch.com/new-york/ditmaspark/brooklyns-famous-di-fara-pizza-closed-health-inspectors https://patch.co...
by Victor Hong
August 25th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3235

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Evan Pontoriero wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Sold out in Sonoma
So no mo’?
by Victor Hong
August 24th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 90 red burgs
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: 90 red burgs

We should meet for 1990 Bordeaux soon.
by Victor Hong
August 24th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: looking for cheap wine decanters
Replies: 20
Views: 818

Re: looking for cheap wine decanters

Jay Miller wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 7:25 am
There's always the old trick of buying a bottle of Paul Masson, dumping the wine (or use it for cooking), and using the bottle.
A carafe of that wine goes great with a $35 pizza pie.
by Victor Hong
August 23rd, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2725

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

.....she appreciated the kind words.... To the degree that the underpayment of state sales taxes involves the under-reporting of income for not just state but also federal taxation purposes, a federal felony may have occurred. Tax evasion is a felony. I.R.C. § 7201 - ATTEMPT TO EVADE OR DEFEAT TAX ...
by Victor Hong
August 23rd, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.
Replies: 52
Views: 2725

Re: World Famous Pizza Joint and Wine Offline destination is shuttered.

A pizza Margherita for $40, plus sales tax? Too rich for my blood.
by Victor Hong
August 23rd, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Saint-Emilion classification runs into more trouble
Replies: 33
Views: 2133

Re: The Saint-Emilion classification runs into more trouble

In a similar vein to the de Boüard and Castéga controversy, the President of the Fédération des Grands Vins de Bordeaux was had up for fraud in late June: https://www.sudouest.fr/2019/06/27/vins-de-bordeaux-le-president-de-la-federation-des-grands-vins-de-bordeaux-condamne-pour-tromperie-6266634-27...
by Victor Hong
August 22nd, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?
Replies: 114
Views: 7674

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

The most balanced Australian red wine for me was 1996 Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz.
by Victor Hong
August 22nd, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?
Replies: 114
Views: 7674

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

Any recent TNs from anybody? Thank you.

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