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by Victor Hong
May 19th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 22
Views: 2266

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

If the wine at Chelsea Wine were covered with third-party insurance, a theft claim seems appropriate.
by Victor Hong
May 19th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 22
Views: 2266

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

Mike Moriarty is a very nice guy and did not deserve such treatment.
by Victor Hong
May 18th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 103
Views: 2690

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT??? Or at least have a reliable spreadsheet of your own??? I organize a local monthly wine group dinner. And pretty much every month, the last few guys to post their wines for an event, are guys with cellars over 1000 btls but with no ...
by Victor Hong
May 18th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 25
Views: 957

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Did Ray Walker buy the business?
by Victor Hong
May 18th, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your mother turns 75...
Replies: 31
Views: 1511

Re: When your mother turns 75...

Best wishes!
by Victor Hong
May 17th, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris apartment rental: bad experience at RentParisNow.com...
Replies: 66
Views: 6167

Re: Paris apartment rental: bad experience at RentParisNow.com...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/trav ... views.html

Like VRBO/HomeAway, TripAdvisor is a crowd-sourcing site which has censored genuine but advertiser-adverse customer reviews.
by Victor Hong
May 17th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Panasonic CROUSTINA - new breadmaker

In which order? [wow.gif]

newhere
by Victor Hong
May 16th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 22
Views: 2266

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

Can I get a job that pays so well?
by Victor Hong
May 16th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 22
Views: 2266

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

Lyft, in some foreign country without an extradition treaty. I suspect that Holder will Lyft himself there soon.
by Victor Hong
May 16th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 36
Views: 1578

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

If the host/guide owns the business, or would not seem to depend centrally on tips as income, I would not tip.
by Victor Hong
May 16th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 38
Views: 1689

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

Let me hoard some, before saying so. neener
by Victor Hong
May 16th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1023

Re: Using corked wine making Coq au vin

Your cooking must mask the wet cardboard. [snort.gif]
by Victor Hong
May 16th, 2019, 2:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Liparita V Cabernet-$20 ‘Solid’.
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2014 Liparita V Cabernet-$20 ‘Solid’.

So is the real Liparita, if you know where to hunt.
by Victor Hong
May 15th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Liparita V Cabernet-$20 ‘Solid’.
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2014 Liparita V Cabernet-$20 ‘Solid’.

No resemblance to the real Liparita.
by Victor Hong
May 15th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Yellow Tail Sweet Red Roo (Australia, South Eastern)
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: TN: NV Yellow Tail Sweet Red Roo (Australia, South Eastern)

This brings new meaning to the old Premier Cru e-mail announcement, "New Container Arrives!"
by Victor Hong
May 15th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker Down?
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: CellarTracker Down?

No.
by Victor Hong
May 15th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying online
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Buying online

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by Victor Hong
May 15th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1023

Re: Using corked wine making Coq au vin

Why potentially ruin a good dish with a ruined bottle?
by Victor Hong
May 15th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 22
Views: 2266

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

The biggest fencing agents may still be under investigation.
by Victor Hong
May 13th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Liparita V Cabernet-$20 ‘Solid’.
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2014 Liparita V Cabernet-$20 ‘Solid’.

Liparita-La Jota. An absolute throwback to the days before abandoned plots of old vines became cult-wine nurseries.
Of course, Liparita now exists only as a label for wines made from purchased grapes, as Jess Jackson bought the vineyard after the 1996 vintage for a mere song.
by Victor Hong
May 13th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 50
Views: 2702

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Tom Reddick wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 3:02 pm
It all depends on what one is buying.

Most CA Cabs are in the toilet right now................
Point me to any porcelain with the older, non-cult stuff.
by Victor Hong
May 13th, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 50
Views: 2702

Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Or am I becoming senile (or both)?
by Victor Hong
May 11th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 40
Views: 1550

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Buy the vacation house, but rent the glassware.
by Victor Hong
May 11th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2023

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Sarcasm is typically obvious.
by Victor Hong
May 11th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century
Replies: 69
Views: 2023

Re: Favorite Bordeaux non vintage of the century

Why bother to drink non-vintage-of-the-century Bordeaux, when harder to find than vintage-of-the-century Bordeaux?
by Victor Hong
May 11th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs Bdx18 barrel: some selections bargain and not
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: TNs Bdx18 barrel: some selections bargain and not

Simard is released normally about seven to ten years after the vintage.
by Victor Hong
May 11th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother's Day 2019 - What are you guys opening?
Replies: 14
Views: 556

Re: Mother's Day 2019 - What are you guys opening?

My wife and I call my Mom at least twice daily. She says that every day is thereby Mother's Day and a gift itself.
I plan to visit her on Memorial Day weekend, to take her and friends to dinner, and also to visit Dad's resting place.
by Victor Hong
May 10th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 1872

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

Darn. I thought that you had hunted down some for just $0.02.
by Victor Hong
May 10th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 1872

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

OK, IIRC.
by Victor Hong
May 10th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?
Replies: 34
Views: 1872

Re: 02 dp p2 $399-thoughts?

WWID? DNK.
by Victor Hong
May 8th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing - Canada and US
Replies: 30
Views: 1163

Re: Wine Pricing - Canada and US

More like a shear than drift... anyway.... One thing (among many) I find annoying with the KGBO is the way they drop producers. They will bring in a wine for a couple of years then stop. Makes it hard to build verticals etc. Unless of course it’s $25 Aussie Shiraz or Cal Cab in which case the tanke...
by Victor Hong
May 8th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3526

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shlt the bed

I thought the 2012 Huet Secs were poor on release, and said so. No surprise really, it was a very difficult vintage, roads turned to rivers at one point there was so much rain. Got banned from tasting at the domaine for expressing my opinion. Informative to me to read of these experiences with the ...
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Wine in Korea
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Wine in Korea

Spent a week and a half in S. Korea. Didn't see much of any wine in stores or restaurants. After not having any wine, we stumbled in to an Italian restaurant. Needless to say, we walked out after seeing a KJ wine on the list for W$79,000. At the hotel we stayed at, the bar had Sassicaia for W$600,0...
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues w/ Wine Larder NYC merchant not fulfilling wine orders
Replies: 27
Views: 1843

Re: Issues w/ Wine Larder NYC merchant not fulfilling wine orders

Mark Golodetz wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 8:29 am
I am still waiting on 2015 Canon from a major NYC store. The 2015s and 2016s have arrived at other stores.
"New Container Arrives!" applies to only the latter. newhere
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 36
Views: 1040

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

An FFS program is essentially a compound option, namely an option on another option. It begins to decay upon purchase. Note that no carrier has been known to realize convexity losses for selling these compound options to travelers. This would indicate that FFS programs are not worth their price. Mor...
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 801

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

One tablespoon of kernels in a paper lunch bag; no oil. Two minutes in the microwave.
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about flying with a wine that has been sampled with a Coravin
Replies: 26
Views: 983

Re: Question about flying with a wine that has been sampled with a Coravin

The pressure gradient should not be a problem, so long as the bottles are generally upright, especially during ascent between take-off and cruising altitude.
by Victor Hong
May 6th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd recent palate sensation
Replies: 12
Views: 687

Re: Odd recent palate sensation

This oddity seems, fortunately, to have faded. Things are tasting almost normal, again. If not, I have would been ready to jettison my cheap, old Bordeaux and Napa reds on Commerce Corner. Perhaps, the cause was some recent life stress.
by Victor Hong
May 6th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Issues w/ Wine Larder NYC merchant not fulfilling wine orders
Replies: 27
Views: 1843

Re: Issues w/ Wine Larder NYC merchant not fulfilling wine orders

Chris Blum wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 5:54 pm
The guy from Wine Larder (Joey something) is active on Commerce Corner if you want to send him a DM

What is a DM? Delivery Missing?
by Victor Hong
May 3rd, 2019, 2:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports
Replies: 23
Views: 1339

Re: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

Other countries should impose a tariff against US raw lumber. Hit KJ where it hurts.
by Victor Hong
May 2nd, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports
Replies: 23
Views: 1339

Re: Jackson Family Wines CEO calls for protections against imports

He likely researched all this with an American-made computer.
by Victor Hong
May 1st, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9716

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Australia ooze-monsters seem also to have retreated.
by Victor Hong
May 1st, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying and 2017 wines or passing
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Are you buying and 2017 wines or passing

I bought plenty of 2017 index funds.
So, 2017 wines have become affordable, although perhaps too young for my old body.
by Victor Hong
April 30th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Phelps...thoughts?
Replies: 23
Views: 1422

Re: Joseph Phelps...thoughts?

Since the 2002 Insignia, I have not hunted for Phelps wine.
by Victor Hong
April 30th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?
Replies: 109
Views: 1548

Re: Can a wine be "slightly" corked?

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 12:08 pm
My wife was a little bit pregnant once.
What part of that pregnancy was so little?
by Victor Hong
April 29th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pitching in to buy a rare bottle (questions?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Pitching in to buy a rare bottle (questions?)

My strategy is to turn 60. [wow.gif]
by Victor Hong
April 26th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 49
Views: 2278

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Does anyone else feel like shipping concerns are overblown? Before I paid attention to this stuff, I would order wine year round. Mostly $20-40 bottles so not a huge loss if something went wrong, but I don’t recall ever having an issue with wine shipped in the summer. Agreed, but I still avoid summ...
by Victor Hong
April 26th, 2019, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 49
Views: 2278

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

I am managing to thread the needle, before summer closes this shipping season. Thursday , 4/25/20191:03 pmGIRARD, OH In transit Wednesday , 4/24/201911:59 pmDURANT, IA In transit 10:58 amLODGEPOLE, NE In transit Tuesday , 4/23/20199:57 pmWELLS, NV In transit 9:55 amSACRAMENTO, CA Departed FedEx loca...
by Victor Hong
April 24th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grapes or Terroir
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Grapes or Terroir

Agreed.

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