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by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Tuppatsch- RIP
Replies: 57
Views: 3508

Re: Ray Tuppatsch-

I met him at a Leo Frokic house party.
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

The box did have an old Fedex label, being the taped-up one on the lower right of this photo from last year. Let’s see what transpires.


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by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alternative/Temporary Wine Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Alternative/Temporary Wine Storage

NOT an un-labelled box.
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

Paul Jaouen wrote: May 7th, 2021, 7:20 am
Markus S wrote: May 7th, 2021, 6:54 am Instead of having it picked up, why not take it to your facility yourself?
What!!! Are you suggesting he goes outside during a pandemic?
During a pandemic, belittling people who might suffer from co-morbidities or weakened immune systems seems odd, indeed morbidly cold.
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

If you are racing yachts, I doubt very much you will miss the wine. Just sayin. Not mine. Too poor. That is why I had to buy these wines at previous prices. Now, if all you stock-picking gurus could share a thin wedge of your profits, a boat charter at least might be possible. You could probably ge...
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

I wonder since you seem to imply that the box you were recycling had an old FedEx label if it would be attempted to be delivered to the address on the label or returned to the original sender of the box (if you know this)? You would think that during the scanning process at FedEx a red flag would h...
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

Michael Martin wrote: May 7th, 2021, 9:10 am
Victor Hong wrote: May 6th, 2021, 8:10 pm i have a collectibles policy, along with an umbrella liability policy.
Chubb’s collectibles policy looks pretty liberal and should cover your loss. The umbrella doesn’t come into play.
I believe this to be my first insurance claim ever.
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

What!!! Are you suggesting he goes outside during a pandemic? I have been flying often back and forth to Chicago, to help Mom with her home sale and relocation. She should be moved into her new apartment here before Memorial Day. Then, I will head off to Newport, to race in the New York Yacht Club ...
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

Instead of having it picked up, why not take it to your facility yourself? What!!! Are you suggesting he goes outside during a pandemic? I have been flying often back and forth to Chicago, to help Mom with her home sale and relocation. She should be moved into her new apartment here before Memorial...
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

Instead of having it picked up, why not take it to your facility yourself? My Rolls-Royce was re-possessed. Victor, Sorry to hear about this. Hope it works out in the end. FWIW, this could have been easily avoided if you owned a house in the burbs...no staff to place things in the wrong pile. And p...
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

I should have left a slip of paper on or inside the box with my contact details. I normally do, but failed this time, before handing the box to the front desk. Let us see if the regular Fedex driver returns it tomorrow. Yeah, this human error is mostly on you Victor. I'm sure the people manning you...
by Victor Hong
May 7th, 2021, 4:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

Ken Strauss wrote: May 6th, 2021, 8:48 pm No way this happened.
Victor doesn’t buy expensive wines.
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I paid almost $60 for each of those bottles. neener
by Victor Hong
May 6th, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

i have a collectibles policy, along with an umbrella liability policy.
by Victor Hong
May 6th, 2021, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

alan weinberg wrote: May 6th, 2021, 5:55 pm small claims? Police report? Why did they take an unlabeled package?
Chubb will cover the full loss if no recovery.
by Victor Hong
May 6th, 2021, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

ybarselah wrote: May 6th, 2021, 2:37 pm can't wait to see what snarky comment victor hong is going to post on this thread.
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by Victor Hong
May 6th, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

There are. The staff may have placed my box into the Fedex pickup pile.
by Victor Hong
May 6th, 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

I should have left a slip of paper on or inside the box with my contact details. I normally do, but failed this time, before handing the box to the front desk. Let us see if the regular Fedex driver returns it tomorrow. I would get a hold of the FedEx station that services your area, to call and ex...
by Victor Hong
May 6th, 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Re: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

I should have left a slip of paper on or inside the box with my contact details. I normally do, but failed this time, before handing the box to the front desk. Let us see if the regular Fedex driver returns it tomorrow.
by Victor Hong
May 6th, 2021, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.
Replies: 60
Views: 3141

Ugh. Wine lost, via human error.

I left these bottles boxed with my front desk, for a wine storage facility to pick up. Instead, a Fedex driver took the box, which was totally un-labelled, as part of a daily ongoing-packages pickup. Fedex would not let me contact the Noo Yawk consolidation facility, to alert about this un-labelled ...
by Victor Hong
May 5th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2127
Views: 236573

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

T. Melloni wrote: May 5th, 2021, 1:50 pm
Jud Reis wrote: May 5th, 2021, 9:54 am Saw the Saint Cloud Bourbon at my local Costco in Danvers, MA. Wonder how that happened?
Was it in the Hand Sanitizer department?
Garden fertilizer, of sorts. [bullshit.gif]
by Victor Hong
May 5th, 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: TN: 1982 Podere Rocche dei Manzoni Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

An under-recognized cousin was the Barbera-dominant Bricco Manzoni, especially the 1989 and 1990 vintages.
by Victor Hong
May 5th, 2021, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2127
Views: 236573

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

Jud Reis wrote: May 5th, 2021, 9:54 am Saw the Saint Cloud Bourbon at my local Costco in Danvers, MA. Wonder how that happened?
Dumpfest?
by Victor Hong
May 3rd, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: ACKER now selling counterfeit Bourbon also?
Replies: 24
Views: 1015

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Acker still at it... this time high end rare bourbon https://www.insideedition.com/is-the-high-priced-and-rare-bourbon-you-are-buying-actually-counterfeit-inside-edition-investigates?fbclid=IwAR0jLEFdPD1zHjainJQraQDvWSn8OFfAQTpwuaN2KDs0FhqSk32OhHbN078 The comment about a leopard and its spots comes...
by Victor Hong
May 3rd, 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eleven Mad goes Vegan
Replies: 55
Views: 1923

Re: Eleven Mad goes Vegan

Artichokes and asparagus will pair well with red wines.
by Victor Hong
April 29th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acker rolling out NFTs for upcoming auction
Replies: 55
Views: 2720

Re: Acker rolling out NFTs for upcoming auction

I think they'll make more sense when they're being used more exclusively in the digital domain - one-of-a-kind characters/assets/places in video games, digital experiences only accessible in VR to owners of the NFT, etc. The thing is, none of those require NFTs or the blockchain to implement. This ...
by Victor Hong
April 28th, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acker rolling out NFTs for upcoming auction
Replies: 55
Views: 2720

Re: Acker rolling out NFTs for upcoming auction

Thank goodness that Acker promotes authenticity.
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finally.
by Victor Hong
April 28th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Bid anomaly (?)
Replies: 128
Views: 5408

Re: Wine Bid anomaly (?)

Better transparency via this thread has been good.

Anybody with a better system is welcome to compete.
by Victor Hong
April 28th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Epicurious to stop posting beef recipes, citing climate change
Replies: 33
Views: 1183

Re: Epicurious to stop posting beef recipes, citing climate change

Dan M wrote: April 28th, 2021, 2:42 pm I applaud the decision!

I was sad to learn recently that lamb is even worse in terms of emissions. I wonder if they’ll slowly phase that out too.
As food or recreation? cheesehead
by Victor Hong
April 28th, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why cant MA ship wines out of State?
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Why cant MA ship wines out of State?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: April 28th, 2021, 5:02 pm The legacy of New England blue laws is very strong.
And highly selective. Sunday shopping is now allowed, but wine shipping is largely banned.
by Victor Hong
April 28th, 2021, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachys Auction Shipping -- Beware
Replies: 26
Views: 1785

Re: Zachys Auction Shipping -- Beware

Motto: "If you can find a higher price elsewhere, we will beat it------guaranteed."
by Victor Hong
April 28th, 2021, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 9084
Views: 1430001

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

"According to the New York Post, worried that he’d be given “the worst seat on the plane”, Kurniawan had been trying to secure the right to buy his own First Class seat on the flight out of the US." Rudy seems to have a bit of money in his pocket left. BTW: The judge sentenced him to pay ...
by Victor Hong
April 28th, 2021, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I was just offered a ton of large bottles including a 27 liter.
Replies: 56
Views: 3098

Re: I was just offered a ton of large bottles including a 27 liter.

I have double magnum of LLC 1994 and a magnum of Pride 1997 in my kitchen refrigerator, as reminder not to buy such again.
by Victor Hong
April 28th, 2021, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why cant MA ship wines out of State?
Replies: 21
Views: 1046

Re: Why cant MA ship wines out of State?

YLee wrote: April 27th, 2021, 8:45 pm What is the reason why MA wine shops cant ship wines out of State? What is the reasoning behind their law that prohibits it?
Are there any plans in the work to change it?
To protect "children"*.


AKA, MA wine wholesalers and retailers.
by Victor Hong
April 25th, 2021, 3:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: By mistake - I might have stumbled upon the best sandwich.
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: By mistake - I might have stumbled upon the best sandwich.

No food is ever wasted in my household, either. Make each problem a solution.

Hot soups and sandwiches salvage everything.
by Victor Hong
April 22nd, 2021, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1992 Liparita Cellars Howell Mountain Merlot
Replies: 31
Views: 2871

Re: 1992 Liparita Cellars Howell Mountain Merlot

https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=331458&searchId=06A751CB%23selected%253DW331458_1_K09ebcf0528d939c4a8c097957b129abe https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=365477&searchId=06A751CB%23selected%253DW365477_75_Ka9e8be16492b91010ecb34474124ddea https://www.cellartracker.com/win...
by Victor Hong
April 22nd, 2021, 5:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Toy Store Ever
Replies: 21
Views: 856

Re: Best Toy Store Ever

J a y H a c k wrote: April 21st, 2021, 5:05 am............. You want to choose between 10 different Chinoises? ..................
One is more than enough.
by Victor Hong
April 21st, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...
Replies: 170
Views: 10076

Re: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...

DanielP wrote: April 21st, 2021, 7:07 pm I would not call it silky, and it's got some pyrazine, but Smith-Madrone makes a wonderful cabernet
Agreed. Perhaps the only post-1996 California red which I will happily drink, courtesy of a wonderful gift once from Bruce H. of his board.
by Victor Hong
April 21st, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...
Replies: 170
Views: 10076

Re: Best Calif Cab at $49.95...

Older or newer vintage?
by Victor Hong
April 19th, 2021, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crazy bottle of Calon Segur 1982 blonde
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: Crazy bottle of Calon Segur 1982 blonde

At least, it is not a Rudy-John-Allen bottling.
by Victor Hong
April 18th, 2021, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 9084
Views: 1430001

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

So Jef Levy took a bottle of 1955 Leroy Chambertin bearing an Acker Merrall sticker that Levy claimed was a red flag for a likely counterfeit to a party with the evil villain John Kapon himself in attendance. Levy and Kapon and their friends drank the bottle and allegedly all agreed that the bottle...
by Victor Hong
April 18th, 2021, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 9084
Views: 1430001

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Victor Hong wrote: May 13th, 2020, 1:16 pm That grouse decided to taunt a hunter, not realizing from upstream posts that he uses a fact-magazined, scope-sighted bazooka.
Nothing from this encounter seems left, except burnt feathers scattering loosely in the breeze.
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by Victor Hong
April 16th, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you Drink a Familiar Wine after a Long Separation
Replies: 22
Views: 1499

Re: When you Drink a Familiar Wine after a Long Separation

Markus S wrote: April 15th, 2021, 6:29 pm Sounds like it could be story of reuniting with an old lover...
Or young one.
by Victor Hong
April 16th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 9084
Views: 1430001

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

John Morris wrote: April 15th, 2021, 5:22 pm
jeferylevy wrote: April 14th, 2021, 4:43 pm .... The cork does not bear any resemblance to any 1955 cork he has ever seen -- not the appropriate seepage....
Appropriate seepage is a new concept to me.
Just like things like appropriate ethics, jumbo shrimp, and smart noodle-slingers.
by Victor Hong
April 14th, 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Percentage of Your Gross Household Income is Spent on Wine?
Replies: 153
Views: 6982

Re: What Percentage of Your Gross Household Income is Spent on Wine?

Silly survey to ask this year. Unless someone lost their job, vacations and traveling was decreased and therefore more $$ to spend on remaining guilty pleasures including wine. Secondly, ridiculous p If you don't like a thread, just move on instead of making snide comments about it. This thread has...
by Victor Hong
April 14th, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Percentage of Your Gross Household Income is Spent on Wine?
Replies: 153
Views: 6982

Re: What Percentage of Your Gross Household Income is Spent on Wine?

Do all lawyers call people who don’t think like them ignorant, morons or just insult them in other fashions. I haven’t noticed that. Since they are bound to client secrecy, I guess we will never know. What stays in Vegas... The attorney-client privilege has carve-outs for crime, fraud, morons, etc.
by Victor Hong
April 14th, 2021, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 9084
Views: 1430001

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement issued a press release today announcing that Rudy Kurniawan was deported to Jakarta Indonesia last Thursday. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-removes-indonesian-man-convicted-fraud-tied-international-counterfeit-wine-scam ICE also released a photo of Rudy, ...
by Victor Hong
April 13th, 2021, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Percentage of Your Gross Household Income is Spent on Wine?
Replies: 153
Views: 6982

Re: What Percentage of Your Gross Household Income is Spent on Wine?

I certainly hope so but it depends on what year it is. I have stocks, which go up and down every day. I get dividends from the stocks. I get interest from bonds. Do I count as income increases in value of stock or bonds or just when increases and decreases are fixed - i.e., when I sell the investme...

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