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by Victor Hong
June 18th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd recent palate sensation
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Odd recent palate sensation

All seems fine now. During the past week, wine tastes normal, again.
by Victor Hong
June 16th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3065

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Ouch.
by Victor Hong
June 16th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3065

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Don't buy Bordeaux.
Buy Australian red ooze-monsters. Capital punishment, for sure.
by Victor Hong
June 14th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3288

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

When a person pursues others with promises of libel suits or worse, because of publicly reported actions, not naming the person is prudent.
by Victor Hong
June 14th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So...are beer/wine hyrbids a thing now? (Action Bronson 7000)
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: So...are beer/wine hyrbids a thing now? (Action Bronson 7000)

Another way to charge higher prices. One plus one equal three.
by Victor Hong
June 14th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

A double magnum has rested in my refrigerator for fifteen years.
by Victor Hong
June 14th, 2019, 2:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

My lone holding of the 1995 Bordeaux vintage is Cos d'Estournel.
LLC seems to have done much better in 1994.
by Victor Hong
June 13th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

Was the food good?
by Victor Hong
June 11th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1100AD <- Savagnin Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: 1100AD <- Savagnin Blanc

Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making Monday, June 10, 2019 | University of York https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uoy-adf060519.php Dr. Nathan Alexander Wales https://pure.york.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/nathan-alexander-wales%28bb615694-d02b...
by Victor Hong
June 11th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

GregT wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 4:03 pm
There were several threads.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=142281
..............
When a critic insists that one was not fooled, especially by the party paying for the tasting, then that critic manages to fool only oneself while also deceiving others.
by Victor Hong
June 11th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Most of WB posters are quite blessed, such that a wine maker or retailer might separately post about the inexorable rises of customer wealth and income, which largely finance the inexorable risk of wine prices. A tango requires two dancers. Looking at things from the opposite perspective can be good...
by Victor Hong
June 10th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Beauty and ugliness converge at demise.
by Victor Hong
June 10th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: a basement discovery
Replies: 19
Views: 1860

Re: a basement discovery

Chris Seiber wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 8:31 am
The way to create secondary market value is to claim they came from the basement of a very famous person. Maybe FDR or Douglas MacArthur lived in that house and was rumored to love Champagne? :)


And hire a famous wine critic, to generate tasting notes.
by Victor Hong
June 10th, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines

Nola Palomar wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 4:15 am
There were recipes in there?? Lol
There was a recipe for disaster, regarding 2010 Brunello.
by Victor Hong
June 7th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Brian Tuite wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Alan, your threads are epic. Keep postin’!
My salary doesn’t have a dick. I just checked.
The payroll department shorted you.
by Victor Hong
June 7th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

I just opened an email from my glass (bottles) supplier, and they are informing us of an increase of 12%, in the form of a surcharge. This is due to tariffs/ocean freight increases. Can wineries absorb these increases any better than any other business? No. Whether to price a bottle of wine at $40 ...
by Victor Hong
June 7th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Merrill, would you agree or not? Thank you.
by Victor Hong
June 7th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Agreed. I could never swap zinfandel versus cabernet sauvignon.
by Victor Hong
June 7th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

................ Brian Dont know you and i have no interest in starting a fight about this but you need to quit on this woe is me im poor BS. Im with in you in that we are not in the rich catagory but you drink plenty of expensive wines in the Bedrock, Myriad, Quivet etc ranges. You might not purch...
by Victor Hong
June 6th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Wines served at Queen's Dinner and US Embassy Dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Wines served at Queen's Dinner and US Embassy Dinner

Trump Wine, from Virginia, for the latter?
by Victor Hong
June 6th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 51
Views: 1496

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Solution: Drive to McDonald's for fries; drive to In-and-Out for burgers.
by Victor Hong
June 6th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 64
Views: 5563

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

If true, the deliberate filings of inaccurate financial statements in order to obtain loans from a federally insured depository can be felonies, unless one can----pardon the expression----pardon oneself.
by Victor Hong
June 6th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

simply put, if you don't like it, don't pay it. bitching and moaning isn't going to make them drop their price... put up or shut up. Why can't they comment and speculate? I say, if you don't like people complaining about prices, shut up and close the thread. [cheers.gif] Thanks for the Abe Simpsons...
by Victor Hong
June 6th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2036

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

Tasting notes from Allen Meadows, Gil Lempert-Schwarz, Joey Baggadonutz, or other wine critics notable in rare-vintage auctions might be helpful, too.
by Victor Hong
June 6th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Chateau Dauzac, Margaux
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: 2014 Chateau Dauzac, Margaux

The 2014 Bordeaux red wines will be remarkable for their consistency and immediate drinkability, amid ample components for extensive aging.

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by Victor Hong
June 5th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7564

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Such high-priced wines pair with sheep.
by Victor Hong
June 5th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2036

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

Surprised that Acker Merrall is not the auction house.
by Victor Hong
June 5th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eye-opener TN: 1991 Nalle Dry Creek Zinfandel
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Eye-opener TN: 1991 Nalle Dry Creek Zinfandel

Jim F wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 4:40 am
It is a very long time since I have seen Nalle in my market, and it is missed. Thank you for the reminder!
Winebid recently.
by Victor Hong
May 31st, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

here's the lawsuit https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fbem/DocumentDisplayServlet?documentId=XqFz8eV7wfsr2LK4spQAoQ==&system=prod I know this is one side, but still looks pretty damning. and it turns out the plaintiff is Pablo Alvarez's (Vega Sicilia) wife. I hope that the plaintiff has notified the ...
by Victor Hong
May 31st, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 1653

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

Treat every day as Father's Day and birthday. I always got mine at least three birthday cakes, yearly. champagne.gif
by Victor Hong
May 31st, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

The short version - a lien holder must dispose of the underlying property in a "commercially reasonable manner." Example of what is not reasonable? The lien holder owns an affiliated retail store and sells $50,000 of wine held as collateral to the retail store for $5,000 and then the retail store p...
by Victor Hong
May 31st, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

That is a reason to have the operator perform its own inventory count, which a customer can then reconcile versus his or her own records.
by Victor Hong
May 30th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

The short version - a lien holder must dispose of the underlying property in a "commercially reasonable manner." Example of what is not reasonable? The lien holder owns an affiliated retail store and sells $50,000 of wine held as collateral to the retail store for $5,000 and then the retail store p...
by Victor Hong
May 30th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

This is a tough reminder to insure your wine with a strong, reputable, third-party insurer.
by Victor Hong
May 30th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Generally, because the creditor does not own the assets being sold, excess proceeds belong to the debtor, after satisfaction of outstanding debt.
by Victor Hong
May 30th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:39 am
..........
And they'd likely only have a collection of Chapoutier, in that case
Not if Chelsea sold that case too.
by Victor Hong
May 30th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:17 am
Victor Hong wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:13 am
My recommendation is that every customer immediately check the storage contents----by sight.
Not by smell or sound?
Good point. The visually impaired would need to do so by touch.
by Victor Hong
May 30th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

My recommendation is that every customer immediately check the storage contents----by sight.
by Victor Hong
May 30th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine storage close to Manhattan
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Wine storage close to Manhattan

John Morris wrote:
November 27th, 2017, 8:52 am
There might still be some lockers at Chelsea Wine Storage, but they seemed to be doing everything to discourage consumer customers. Other than that, I'm not aware of any.
A old post, newly notable for What and How.
by Victor Hong
May 30th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

The wine owner should file an insurance claim, for operator theft.

THIS THREAD SHOULD BE A STICKY.
by Victor Hong
May 30th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2559

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

I wonder if the storage facility might have sold the wines, as disposal.
by Victor Hong
May 29th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Drink it.
You can make more money, but not more DRC.

Oh, wait,......
by Victor Hong
May 28th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London wine bar recommendations sought
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: London wine bar recommendations sought

G. Greenbaum wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 11:13 am
....... Charring.....
Sounds like a great place for oak-laden wines.
by Victor Hong
May 28th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 3966

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

I no longer buy my favorite wines because the vintages are no longer made. [cry.gif]
by Victor Hong
May 28th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave worth the price?
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Eurocave worth the price?

Mine has outlasted a twenty-year-old cat.

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