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glide memorial? that's like a neutron star of depravity and mayhem. The two cathedrals I know of are Grace, which is on Nob Hill, a super rich area, and Peter & Paul at Washington Sq., which is quite nice though can get a lot of homeless.
tenderloin is the worst urban neighborhood I know of that is not in a total basket case city (such as Detroit). Much worse than the worst NYC has to offer, and way way worse than anything in Manhattan.
Bollinger NV is pretty good.
I don't think the EP system is really workable with a single bevel knife. Which, in any case, are very easy to do on a stone.
yeah, it's more "gifty" and nearly everyone likes it so you are less likely to run into personal taste issues
I worked in a restaurant and never got paid
well you sort of are, right?
The freemark abby bottle is the same as ever (this was the Sycamore Vineyard bottling, which I am not sure they do any more, it used to be the sister to Bosche, which they still do). The GL was those old Cordier fat bottles, sort of like Haut Brion, but squatter. Frankly, the bottle shape reminds one of cheap plonk so it's good that they changed it. Also, I scored a '71 BV that someone brought but we didn't open. I think he was a little loaded or just in good spirits...
Yesterday, a 1961 Gruaud Larose and a 1986 Freemark Abby. Both incredibly fresh. The Bord won because it was just sooooo awesome, and multidimensional. The cab was more straightforward but a good old school napa cab from a vintage that may be the greatest aging vintage from Napa ever, certainly that I am familiar with. '41, '51 and '58 may have been better overall but my experience with those is limited. Of the great '80s vintages, '86 looks to live the longest IMO.
i use a leather strop that is backed by a magnet and mounted on a plate. Basically it functions just like a stone.
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