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by Victor Hong
January 13th, 2022, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?
Replies: 277
Views: 18968

Re: Have wine auction lots become much more scarce....?

https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/80 ... -Sauvignon

Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1991, $130 current bid.
by Victor Hong
January 13th, 2022, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 9440

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote: January 13th, 2022, 4:27 am It really is eye opening how much better I am sleeping this month.
Oxymoron.
by Victor Hong
January 12th, 2022, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 9440

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

2 more tips from a 61yo guy. 1) Once a year return to your college weight. My friends who have become huge did it by getting off course a few degrees a year. After 20-40 years the boat is going in the wrong direction. If you can 'touch' a particular weight once a year you just can't get too far off...
by Victor Hong
January 11th, 2022, 10:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 36
Views: 2897

Re: French Toast Anyone?

Use both cinnamon and chili powder in the egg dip.
by Victor Hong
January 10th, 2022, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A burglary berserkers will cringe at
Replies: 50
Views: 3778

Re: A burglary berserkers will cringe at

Robert M yers wrote: January 9th, 2022, 11:43 pm I would contact Flannery and ask Bryan to let you know when the 1st new customer order from LA comes in. Send Police and you’ll have your stuff back
I would geofence any sous vide machine deliveries to Compton.
by Victor Hong
January 9th, 2022, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A burglary berserkers will cringe at
Replies: 50
Views: 3778

Re: A burglary berserkers will cringe at

GregT wrote: January 9th, 2022, 7:01 pm They pulled up with a truck and took your freezer and fridge? That's an amazing set of gonads! And if those were full of Flannery steaks, they wouldn't even get the under $950 benefit.
May those units bless them with hernias.
by Victor Hong
January 9th, 2022, 7:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 989
Views: 59968

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Chris Rogers wrote: January 9th, 2022, 7:22 pm when we go to our condo on east ontario we very seldom leave it without our protection trained guardian Ares

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Amazing that Streeterville and Gold Coast are no longer so safe.
by Victor Hong
January 9th, 2022, 5:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 989
Views: 59968

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Looks like they got this crew of assholes, due to a tip from an observant citizen... https://cwbchicago.com/2022/01/violent-robbery-and-hijacking-team-in-custody-after-passerby-reports-suspicious-behavior-in-north-side-parking-garage.html will they have to post bail ? Only resulting in 1 felony cha...
by Victor Hong
January 9th, 2022, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For the COVID shut ins - Anyone else want a WB Zoom NYE Party?
Replies: 41
Views: 2311

Re: For the COVID shut ins - Anyone else want a WB Zoom NYE Party?

As the Winebid deadline hits at 10:00 PM, this call too may end abruptly.
by Victor Hong
January 9th, 2022, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is one ah-so opener better than the next?
Replies: 117
Views: 9402

Re: Is one ah-so opener better than the next?

Those pump devices sometimes cause a bottle with a glass flaw to shatter.
by Victor Hong
January 9th, 2022, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 9440

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

People are welcome to share their tips and stories tonight.
Victor Hong wrote: January 9th, 2022, 5:32 am OK. 9:00 PM, Noo Yawk time, 9-January-2022

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4045290187?pw ... Q0dExrdz09
by Victor Hong
January 8th, 2022, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For the COVID shut ins - Anyone else want a WB Zoom NYE Party?
Replies: 41
Views: 2311

Re: For the COVID shut ins - Anyone else want a WB Zoom NYE Party?

Anybody for Sunday, 9-January-2022, 9:00 PM Eastern?
by Victor Hong
January 7th, 2022, 5:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 989
Views: 59968

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

John Ross - car jacked and shot in the leg. https://cwbchicago.com/2021/12/bucktown-restaurant-owner-is-shot-by-carjackers-on-wednesday-afternoon-source.html George A nightmare and right around the corner from us. So sad this city is falling apart Looks like they got this crew of assholes, due to a...
by Victor Hong
January 7th, 2022, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian "Claret"
Replies: 33
Views: 1164

Re: Australian "Claret"

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by Victor Hong
January 6th, 2022, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

Noo Yawk was associated with the Dutch (Nieuw Asterdam), while the areas north of it were associated with England (New England).
by Victor Hong
January 6th, 2022, 9:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NFT Restaurant
Replies: 51
Views: 1345

Re: NFT Restaurant

Sorry, can you clarify this? You say that "if they do well, then those fans benefit". How would their fans stand to benefit from some handful of NFTs that they minted? If the restaurant did well then the NFT would likely increase in value. They’d have access to the restaurant as well. The...
by Victor Hong
January 6th, 2022, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is one ah-so opener better than the next?
Replies: 117
Views: 9402

Re: Is one ah-so opener better than the next?

It was new at purchase.
by Victor Hong
January 6th, 2022, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for wine from 1997
Replies: 47
Views: 1495

Re: Recommendations for wine from 1997

Hello all! I'm after a wine from 1997 - (a birth year wine present for a birthday). Are there any particular recommendations from anyone? Not looking to spend above £100 / $130. Can be red, white or sparkling, but not keen on sweet whites or ports (a shame because I hear 1997 sauternes are rather s...
by Victor Hong
January 5th, 2022, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Angélus also withdraws from St. Emilion classification
Replies: 25
Views: 1607

Re: Angélus also withdraws from St. Emilion classification

A luxuriously polished grift is this rubber-ruler classification system.
by Victor Hong
January 5th, 2022, 9:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BREAD&BUTTER PUDDING
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: BREAD&BUTTER PUDDING

I have always felt that most Panettone offerings quickly resemble a retort to the American tradition of dust-dry holiday roast turkeys.

Your recipe to use leftover food is great.
by Victor Hong
January 5th, 2022, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Angélus also withdraws from St. Emilion classification
Replies: 25
Views: 1607

Re: Angélus also withdraws from St. Emilion classification

Angelus extracted what it could, and now blames the same-behaving compatriots.
by Victor Hong
January 5th, 2022, 5:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: NFT Restaurant
Replies: 51
Views: 1345

Re: NFT Restaurant

Fools can exist, without inherent grifters. Think of the Beanie Babies and Pet Rock.
by Victor Hong
January 4th, 2022, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here come the save the dates......
Replies: 53
Views: 3692

Re: Here come the save the dates......

Oh look, another “Who would dare release a 2020 California Wine” thread. Shocking. Oh look, you're circling the wagons again. Shocking. Someone has to be the voice of reason and I don’t GAF what anyone thinks so I’m willing to call it out. Agreed, even though I buy no mailing-list hostages.
by Victor Hong
January 4th, 2022, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here come the save the dates......
Replies: 53
Views: 3692

Re: Here come the save the dates......

Alexander Smith wrote: January 4th, 2022, 9:53 am Kistler, Occidental and Myriad who are releasing a 2020 :o
Buy with confidence. [beg.gif]
by Victor Hong
January 4th, 2022, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid help
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: Wine Bid help

I didn’t win or even bid. I was tracking to see what things sold for to plan future bids. Thanks all. It appears the information is not available. Lonnie Today's auction is of no indication of tomorrow's auction, or even next month's auction. Certainly not in this environment. Prices are high, and ...
by Victor Hong
January 4th, 2022, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 9440

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

I'm your age and completely agree 2, 3 and 4. Working on # 1 champagne.gif You, Peter, and I have another commonality (although I am not doing Dryuary for weight or alcohol reduction). Victor, why do you do it? To remind that I Need No More Wine. My consumption has dwindled to roughly one bottle pe...
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid help
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: Wine Bid help

Search on the site, or on Wine-Searcher.
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 5:36 pm
Victor Hong wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 5:29 pm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Engla ... he%20north.

Noo Yawk is generally not considered part of New England.
Most of all by New Englanders.
neener cheesehead
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

Well said. The human mind + body is a complicated machine and it has some better, worse and different days. A day when you aren't tasting wines as well and/or wines don't taste as good or the same to you, I think that just happens here and there. Just like all the random variation you experience in...
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Engla ... he%20north.

Noo Yawk is generally not considered part of New England.
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

Why New England?
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 4:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2881
Views: 202291

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had lunch at the Red Hook Tavern on Sunday. They have recently put into place a lunch menu - which is highly abbreviated. That was a shame, as I really love their french onion soup. That wasnt on the menu this afternoon. I probably should have looked at the site, they now publish a lunch menu, it l...
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many hours/days into 2022 before you bought your first wine
Replies: 99
Views: 2985

Re: How many hours/days into 2022 before you bought your first wine

January 2, 10:00 PM Eastern. So, 46 hours.
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread
Replies: 247
Views: 9440

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2022 Thread

This is my 13th year of DryJanuary + Keto eating. As time has gone on I tend to partially extend it into Feb for a couple of weeks. A little cheat here and there in Feb. I've found a number of benefits: 1) Weight loss. I lose around 7.5% of bodyweight during the period. That puts me back at my year...
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is one ah-so opener better than the next?
Replies: 117
Views: 9402

Re: Is one ah-so opener better than the next?

$2.79 splurge on eBay. Works perfectly. It deliberately lacks the worm which could otherwise break apart the cork which the prongs are meant to keep whole.

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by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Renting decent stemware for a tasting in upstate SC
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Renting decent stemware for a tasting in upstate SC

Check the tide, astronomical, and astrological charts, before setting a date and venue.

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by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

How was the stemware washed beforehand? My Sister in Law uses some special soap required by her special dishwasher and whatever residue it leaves behind is pretty tenacious and taints all wine it touches. When I taste at her house, my glass(es) gets a thorough extra rinsing with hot water else ever...
by Victor Hong
January 3rd, 2022, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Wine Parity in CT
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Retailer Check: Wine Parity in CT

viewtopic.php?p=2900161#p2900161

The proprietors deserve to be tissue paper at a bean-eating convention.
by Victor Hong
January 2nd, 2022, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

"why can’t it impact a barrel of wine” Alan, please don't put words in my mouth or make assumptions about what I am implying. "why can’t it impact a barrel of wine" is not something I said. My only reason for mentioning the moon's gravity is because it is an actual scientific fact vs...
by Victor Hong
January 2nd, 2022, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

Sarah, Was it just you that found the wines off and dull? Or the entire group? I have had days when things (both wine and food) simply didn't taste good. Not days when I was sick, sometimes even days when I felt bright and peppy, but my nose and palate were in the doldrums. Different story if every...
by Victor Hong
January 2nd, 2022, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

alan weinberg wrote: January 2nd, 2022, 10:46 am why blame all the wines? Blame your palate for an off wine day. It happens.
Funny, truthful, iconoclastic, and brutal........all rolled into one. champagne.gif
by Victor Hong
January 2nd, 2022, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?
Replies: 120
Views: 4223

Re: Are "Off Wine Days" a Real Thing? If so, why?

We largely live in an enviable paradise. Even then, some things are not perfect. Fine, by me.
by Victor Hong
January 1st, 2022, 10:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bucket List Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1410

Re: Bucket List Restaurant

Steve Costigan wrote: December 31st, 2021, 6:51 pm Not sure if this counts among all these primo places, my only restaurant bucket list is a lobster shack crawl up the coast of Maine. Bon Apetit.
Did that in September, 2007. One of best trips ever.
by Victor Hong
January 1st, 2022, 10:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How do you cook your rice?
Replies: 66
Views: 1655

Re: How do you cook your rice?

For those measuring by pinkie knuckles and such; how do you account for different rice amounts and hand sizes? I have to use measuring cups to get it right. When whipping, driving, and slinging in a greasy kitchen, amid the chaos of fouled-up orders, missed bicycle deliveries, sudden ICE arrivals, ...
by Victor Hong
December 31st, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For the COVID shut ins - Anyone else want a WB Zoom NYE Party?
Replies: 41
Views: 2311

Re: For the COVID shut ins - Anyone else want a WB Zoom NYE Party?

10:00 Eastern? Who has a Zoom account to use?

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