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by davidkong
May 8th, 2020, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

David Glasser wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 4:44 am
There’s Suckling’s 100-pointer from Lalique.
https://www.jamessuckling.com/lalique-wine-glass/

Steuben makes hand blown stems. Googling turns up others that don’t fit the modern WB aesthetic.


Incredible.
by davidkong
May 7th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Back Vintage Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Abreu, Colgin, Vérité
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Back Vintage Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Abreu, Colgin, Vérité

Similar to Jordan, I'm interested. I can see the immediate use for restaurants (and the fact that so many are listed in Boston is surprising and a tool I'd use). Also, I don't get the scoring and there's no easy-to-find methodology that I see. Is it a retail pricing QPR metric? Hi Tom, Thank you fo...
by davidkong
May 7th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Back Vintage Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Abreu, Colgin, Vérité
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Back Vintage Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Abreu, Colgin, Vérité

It's very possible that I'm just out of the loop, but this is my first time hearing of Somm.ai. What is the business model / value proposition? I can see how this would be useful for restaurants (especially now) but why are retailers that already have their own websites listen on Somm.ai. I'm looki...
by davidkong
May 6th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Back Vintage Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Abreu, Colgin, Vérité
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Back Vintage Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Abreu, Colgin, Vérité

We are helping Piccola Venezia Restaurant through COVID by selling its entire wine list. Incredible collection of back vintage Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate, Abreu, Colgin, Vérité, and more. Owner's goal was to price a lot of the better stuff around retail. Looking at it, there's definitely some we...
by davidkong
May 5th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

Can anyone explain how they blow glass with the hand? Interesting! My guess is it is blown (with any technique be it man-blown or machine assisted) and turned and manufactured by hand. Sometimes they're called mouth-blown which might be the better way to describe. We have some diagrams on our websi...
by davidkong
May 5th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

Can anyone explain how they blow glass with the hand? Interesting! My guess is it is blown (with any technique be it man-blown or machine assisted) and turned and manufactured by hand. BTW: these hand-made glasses can be very thin, much thinner than machine-made ones and they do indeed give a much ...
by davidkong
May 4th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

Appreciate this list. Great value add. Some thoughts... 1) Would alphabetize the list 2) Would be great to include WB coupon codes if this is a commerce corner thread (which I don't think it is?) 3) Would be cool to have master specs: weights, heights, and photos for glass shape. I find that to be ...
by davidkong
May 4th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

Just my take.... I'd buy decanters if they weren't so absurdly expensive.. For the most part, I don't use it to display / look pretty so i only really want it to serve its purpose - give the wine air... Unlike a glass which you constantly hold, touches your mouth, and has a direct impact to wine co...
by davidkong
May 4th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

I'm curious how many people buy decanters (for my own company's development, of course). Some of the data I've seen show very few decanter sales. Just my take.... I'd buy decanters if they weren't so absurdly expensive.. For the most part, I don't use it to display / look pretty so i only really wa...
by davidkong
May 4th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

Travis Fantz wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 9:20 am
Since you are doing this...could you put those who have decanters also?
Absolutely, I will add alongside some of the other suggested additions.
I'm curious how many people buy decanters (for my own company's development, of course). Some of the data I've seen show very few decanter sales.
by davidkong
May 4th, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

Chris Freemott wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 7:46 am
David,
This list belongs in Commerce Corner per rules

Also, I'm not sold out. .....

Chris
My apologies, I saw the "request" button on https://grasslglass.com/ and I assumed it was the same on the other website. I have fixed it.
by davidkong
May 4th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

Re: List of Hand Blown Glasses

David Glasser wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 4:44 am
There’s Suckling’s 100-pointer from Lalique.
https://www.jamessuckling.com/lalique-wine-glass/

Steuben makes hand blown stems. Googling turns up others that don’t fit the modern WB aesthetic.
Wow, he actually made one called "100 points". That's very funny.
by davidkong
May 4th, 2020, 1:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: List of Hand Blown Glasses
Replies: 42
Views: 2748

List of Hand Blown Glasses

I've tried to make a list of every hand blown glass in the market, with a link to the distributor's website if they sell it. If I'm missing any, or if anything is inaccurate, please let me know! Every handblown glass in the US market and where to buy it: Conterno (Zweisel) Buy through retailers - di...
by davidkong
May 1st, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tusk 2008 @ $480
Replies: 0
Views: 398

FS: Tusk 2008 @ $480

Houston pick-up only
2 available
8.25% tax applicable
by davidkong
May 1st, 2020, 2:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11854
Views: 442797

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

95 Etude
by davidkong
April 29th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: MacDonald 2016 9 available - Sold
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

Re: MacDonald 2016 9 available - Sold

Mike Maguire wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 8:40 pm
davidkong wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 1:19 pm
$323/btl
NYC only (unless you’ve PMed me)
Good for you David, a refreshing break from the usual blood sucking flippers!
Thank you - all the wines I sell are not-for-profit
by davidkong
April 28th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: MacDonald 2016 9 available - Sold
Replies: 11
Views: 1108

MacDonald 2016 9 available - Sold

$323/btl
NYC only (unless you’ve PMed me)
by davidkong
April 26th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 51
Views: 4716

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Hi, we changed the store to take pre-arrival requests. It will take roughly 2 months to get another shipment. No credit card is required, and you can still buy these glasses at the same 40% off using the discount code. Feel free to change your mind after you place the order, of course.
by davidkong
April 26th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 51
Views: 4716

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

David told me they are close to selling out of this shipment. Hop on it! I need to buy myself another 8 pack. My neighbors are taking almost all of mine after seeing my Instagram post 😅😅 I really appreciate everyone's support. We have to reserve some as replacement glasses - that's our top priority...
by davidkong
April 24th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?
Replies: 41
Views: 1926

Re: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?

We're helping restaurants sell wine. We're in a lot of restaurants nationwide but we just came out this morning with Commander's Palace (Wine Spectator Grand Award restaurant). New Orleans has been one of the hardest hit because of the tourism heavy economy. PM me, check out Commander's Palace's in...
by davidkong
April 24th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?
Replies: 41
Views: 1926

Re: What are you doing to support restaurants during Covid19?

We're helping restaurants sell wine. We're in a lot of restaurants nationwide but we just came out this morning with Commander's Palace (Wine Spectator Grand Award restaurant). New Orleans has been one of the hardest hit because of the tourism heavy economy. PM me, check out Commander's Palace's ins...
by davidkong
April 22nd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: thierry allemand reynard cornas (4 left)
Replies: 1
Views: 521

FS: thierry allemand reynard cornas (4 left)

thierry allemand reynard cornas 2011 $283.
by davidkong
April 16th, 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 51
Views: 4716

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Thanks guys - orders shipping out this morning (my fulfillment center was on holiday the last few days...). East coast is 1-2 days. West Coast is 4-5 days. Please don't hesitate to reach out, as always.
by davidkong
April 15th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: DRC
Replies: 0
Views: 565

FS: DRC

Trying to help two Somm.ai clients (small businesses, we do not take a cut, Bay Area, not retailers) - please let me know quantity and price interested at. Asking prices are below. 1997 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Echezeaux 1,700 2003 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Echezeaux 1,950 2011 Domaine de la Ro...
by davidkong
April 15th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 51
Views: 4716

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Sorry about the 4.90 shipping charge. I set it so that when it's over $95 it's free but because of the discount it moved it into the not free territory. It's my mistake, and it has been fixed. I will refund shipping charges to anyone who inadvertently paid for it yesterday.
by davidkong
April 15th, 2020, 2:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 13017

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

We are helping restaurants do this on Somm.ai (Free except when it’s a big corporation). I’ll post when new things come up, but feel free to msg me about what you care about. It usually gets picked over pretty quickly. La griglia (NJ) - monfortino, bartolo are good deals fiola mare (dc) Acquarello (...
by davidkong
April 15th, 2020, 2:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine would you use to convert the non-wine drinker?
Replies: 66
Views: 2135

Re: Which wine would you use to convert the non-wine drinker?

If they like beer, Cantillon
by davidkong
April 15th, 2020, 1:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re: Shipping wine to Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Shipping wine to Canada

I recently did this, except I drove it across the border. The easiest way is if you are moving back to canada https://hellolcbo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/270/~/import-permit%3A-returning-or-moving-to-ontario Without that you have to pay duties which amount to 50%. Also I want to say that there’s a...
by davidkong
April 14th, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Glasvin Handblown Glass for $25/stem (pre-order)
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: Glasvin Handblown Glass for $25/stem

Hmm was wondering if we purchase more than 1 is the packaging multiple of the ones posted in the review thread? Also where is it shipping from? Hi Vince, comes in 1-packs regardless of how many you purchase. It is shipping from New Jersey! To the West Coast would be 4-5 day shipping (this is longer...
by davidkong
April 14th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 51
Views: 4716

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Thank you Chris - Grassl is one of the great glasses we were inspired by.
It goes without saying that if your glass breaks (especially with the shipping issues caused by COVID) - please don't hesitate to reach out to us - we will make it right.
by davidkong
April 14th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Glasvin Handblown Glass for $25/stem (pre-order)
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Glasvin Handblown Glass for $25/stem (pre-order)

Update - we sold out - but you can reserve at the same prices, no upfront payment required, can always change your mind. Only change is they will be in 2 packs. I've made this forum a discount code WINEBERSERKERS (link: https://glas.vin/discount/WINEBERSERKERS) The glasses are priced at $99 for 2 (...
by davidkong
April 14th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 51
Views: 4716

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Thank you Peter, I really appreciate the review. I can assure you that no Scandinavian was involved in the naming of Glasvin! I've made a coupon code for this forum - WINEBERSERKERS - that gets the price down to about $30/glass for 2 glasses and a bit less than $25/glass for 4+ glasses. Everything i...
by davidkong
March 10th, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 76679

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Tanoshi Sushi, free corkage! 1372 York Ave, New York, NY 10021 http://tanoshisushinyc.com/index.html forgot about this...have you been recently? Curious how the food is holding up... I ate there a few months ago and it was very good, still BYO friendly (brought a bottle of Champagne Fleury Fleur de...
by davidkong
March 10th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 42
Views: 5509

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

There are a lot of French restaurants in Japan that use a lot of Asian ingredients - most people would call them French? But could be considered fusion. Narisawa is the golden standard of this. Do you know why they changed it to Un Jour? Japanese people couldn’t pronounce verre vole? Verre vole is ...
by davidkong
March 10th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 260
Views: 15103

Re: Why sous vide?

Of all the things I love for sous-vide, steak is not one of them. I think it is the only one...chicken/pork/salmon all excellent with sous vide. Steak given crust necessary is hard with sous vide. Try icing the steaks down throughout the thickness. Then, broil them with some butter painted on each ...
by davidkong
March 7th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Miami Beach Dining
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Miami Beach Dining

Upland has a very generous policy in NYC, maybe similar in Miami?
by davidkong
March 7th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Grill, NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: The Grill, NYC

The Grill has a fairly high corkage fee, if I remember correctly (maybe like $70?) It does have a very good wine list though. https://hub.binwise.com/restaurant/375-park-ave/list/wine-list.html We got Bizot there once. Not sure what you're into but for example they have anjou france - loire valley 9...
by davidkong
March 7th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 260
Views: 15103

Re: Why sous vide?

Of all the things I love for sous-vide, steak is not one of them. I think it is the only one...chicken/pork/salmon all excellent with sous vide. Steak given crust necessary is hard with sous vide.
by davidkong
February 16th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 23012

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)

How was Abri? One of the best meals of my life. We usually avoid blind prix fixe, but here the flavors will make you like all the ingredients you thought you didn’t. I can’t imagine spending 4-5x for a 2* or 3* meal, the cooking there is as good as it gets. Wow! I am going to Paris next week and it...
by davidkong
February 16th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 306
Views: 23012

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

Been a couple of year since my last visit to Paris, but really enjoy Les Fines Gueules. Always solid, friendly and easy. They have a pretty extensive cellar a lot of stuff not on the list. First visit, some years back, on concierge's rec, was talking wine with one of the waiters, turned out to be o...
by davidkong
February 16th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2441
Views: 150305

Re: New York City Restaurants

With wife and son went to Le Bernadin for lunch. I haven't been to Chef's Table, but best 3 star experience I've had (and I believe over the years I've covered all the other bases--not one to hunt stars per se). Dishes were truly remarkable combination of subtle, exquisite sauces and perfectly (and...
by davidkong
February 16th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2441
Views: 150305

Re: New York City Restaurants

Finally made it to Cafe Altro Paradise. We had an excellent meal that straddled the all day menu and the dinner menu. A well composed fresh Arugula salad, one of the best Cacio E Pepe dishes that I have ever had followed by the whole dorade from the dinner menu. Given what a huge fan I am of Chef I...
by davidkong
February 16th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2441
Views: 150305

Re: New York City Restaurants

We were at Marea on Jan. 26 as part of a party of eight. Sorry to say, as others have reported here, it was not up to what it's been (we were there about a year ago and that meal was much better). A little more specifically, one appetizer was excellent (I don't recall the name, but it was similar t...
by davidkong
February 16th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wiring Euros
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Wiring Euros

Transferwise has great rates and is relatively painless, way better than using a bank.
by davidkong
February 16th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 42
Views: 5509

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

True words! Couple of bolded comments.... It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since I've been to Tokyo (seems like yesterday), but is there still some good Fusion restaurants? I remember going to an incredible fusion restaurant owned by an American chef in the Champs-Élysées section of Tokyo. H...
by davidkong
February 16th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 42
Views: 5509

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

True words! Couple of bolded comments.... The Tokyo natural wine scene is spectacular, if you want to try that: Ahiru Store Bricca Auxs Ami Tokyo Sansa Beer La Pioche Margo (prices are high but cool little space near my station :) ) Le Cabaret Le Verre Vole à Tokyo (name changed to Un Jour last yea...
by davidkong
February 16th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 42
Views: 5509

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

True words! Couple of bolded comments.... The Tokyo natural wine scene is spectacular, if you want to try that: Ahiru Store Bricca Auxs Ami Tokyo Sansa Beer La Pioche Margo (prices are high but cool little space near my station :) ) Le Cabaret Le Verre Vole à Tokyo (name changed to Un Jour last yea...
by davidkong
February 16th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 676
Views: 76679

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Upland $30 St anslem $25 Au cheval free if you share a glass. I’m trying to think of the ones with the best food. Upland and st anselm are definitely up there. So is tanoshi. for au cheval is that official policy or just your experience? i slept on this place since they opened but went last week. n...
by davidkong
February 13th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Removing Labels - Help
Replies: 5
Views: 3346

Re: Removing Labels - Help

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