Steampunk wine opener, man’s cave, stars, wine bars – sipped & spit

SPIT: Metrokane’s The Rabbit
Install a machine such as in the above video and you will really one-up your neighbors in the corkscrew department.

SIPPED: reading
What? That LA Times is dropping stars for restaurant reviews? I’m 99+ points on that. [LAT]

NO LONGER SIPPING: wine bars
Lou on Vine, the LA wine bar and purveyor of “delightfully armpitty” wines, is closing after six years [LAT]. In Harlem, Nectar wine bar has closed. [Daily News]

SPIT: a man’s cave
Henry Tang, a candidate to be wine-drenched Hong Kong’s next chief executive, may have seen his hopes hoisted on his (illegal) wine cellar. [BBC]

CHOMPED: meat dress? “My favorite way to catch up with friends is to have wine and food nights. We cook together and drink six or seven bottles of red wine.” -Lady Gaga [Drinksbusiness]

PARKENTSTEIN: “I only awarded 19 perfect 100 point wines in THE GREATEST VINTAGE EVER! This is remarkable restraint on my part.” [hosemaster]

TASTEVIN: “A 100-point score for a young wine is just a cry for attention.” -Stephen Tanzer

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3 Responses to “Steampunk wine opener, man’s cave, stars, wine bars – sipped & spit”


  1. My favorite comment on that video: “This is basically how the government would pour a glass of wine.” :)


  2. A plethora of juicy topics in the wine world. Don’t forget about Rudy K. I want to know his entire background from birth to imprisonment.


  3. Some of them have the disable option but Google+ doesn’t on mine. That’s the one I hate the most. I’m so sick of Google shoving it everyone’s faces on everything.


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