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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Aren’t the pictures reversed? I read that drinking is up with the stay at home rules.
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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Reds and Whites are down since Covid, but still have stock of Sauternes. That's the beauty of Sauternes, they last for the long haul.





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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Aren’t the pictures reversed? I read that drinking is up with the stay at home rules.
    Precisely. That’s a picture of my bar before and after. Drinking is up; my inventory has gone down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCh View Post
    Reds and Whites are down since Covid, but still have stock of Sauternes. That's the beauty of Sauternes, they last for the long haul. LOL
    Sauternes... ! Chateau D’Yquem?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCh View Post
    Reds and Whites are down since Covid, but still have stock of Sauternes. That's the beauty of Sauternes, they last for the long haul.



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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    Sauternes... ! Chateau D’Yquem?!

    Just one D'Yquem...a 1990 split. (finally got the pics to rotate in above post). The others are a mix of various producers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    Great cellar!!! Before Covid-19 & afterBefore Covid-19 & afterBefore Covid-19 & after
    Thanks, its a small 4'x6' room but holds plenty:





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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    Precisely. That’s a picture of my bar before and after. Drinking is up; my inventory has gone down.
    Got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    What kept ya?


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    Lack of idle time I presume... Before Covid-19 & after

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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCh View Post
    Reds and Whites are down since Covid, but still have stock of Sauternes. That's the beauty of Sauternes, they last for the long haul.





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    Very nice Mike.
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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

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    I would have drank the Grey Goose first and left the rest for others when they could enter my home
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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    The liquor store by my house has experienced a 350% increase in sales. Our friends run a brewery down the road, and they ran out of beer yesterday. ... nothing else to do now days but drink and listen to music


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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Quote Originally Posted by brad225 View Post
    Very nice Mike.
    In our home when we refer to vintage, it generally is referring to the day of the it came into the house.
    LOL, thanks Brad! We love having the stash of wines that keep, comes in handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    I would have drank the Grey Goose first and left the rest for others when they could enter my home
    Before Covid-19 & after
    I was actually surprised that nobody touched the Grey Goose. Maybe the problem is that it was not open and for some reason folks don’t like to touch it.
    Also, I did have a few bottles of Tito’s which went quickly (vodka tonics primarily). Vodka seems to be the most popular when folks come over.

    My go-to liquor are Mezcal, scotch, sipping tequila, and Japanese whisky. But of course sometimes you feel like something different. Before Covid-19 & after

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    I am in rebuilding mode...

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    I listened to a segment on Fox Business News this morning and they were talking about alcohol consumption.

    If you include the loss of sales due to restaurants being closed total alcohol sales are only up 2%.

    I guess i'm doing better than I thought. None of you need to burst my bubble either.
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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Good news on the vaccine front with Moderna joining Pfizer !

    My money is on Pfizer though, after all they created Viagra. So if they can 'raise' the dead they should be able to protect the living ..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Good news on the vaccine front with Moderna joining Pfizer !

    My money is on Pfizer though, after all they created Viagra. So if they can 'raise' the dead they should be able to protect the living ..........

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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Got my 2nd Pfizer shot yesterday at 9:!3 am. So far NO Issues. Not even any soreness at the shot injection area.
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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    wife, kids and me all just got tested positive. nobody vaccinated.
    all have the same symptoms....headache and some bodypain that goes away with painkillers.
    overall it feels way less bad than a normal flu.
    good news, this omikron thing looks like the end of the pandemic

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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Have friends vaccinated even with boosters that have contracted Omicron. The good news is that symptoms have been mild and only lasting a few days.
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    Sorry to hear your family is sick. It sounds like it is not to bad. That is great to hear.

    We will keep you in our thoughts.
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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    wife, kids and me all just got tested positive. nobody vaccinated.
    all have the same symptoms....headache and some bodypain that goes away with painkillers.
    overall it feels way less bad than a normal flu.
    good news, this omikron thing looks like the end of the pandemic
    You mean scamdemic ..!
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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    You mean scamdemic ..!



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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    I used to keep the empty bottle of scotch and rye
    Some were cute
    i no longer keep them since I needed two garbage bags to not break the bags
    As I finish each bottle out it goes.
    i only drink at night to get to sleep maybe 3 or 4 shots but it adds up fast
    i don’t know how but my blood is happy so far
    I get blood work done a few times a year
    I can’t blame Covid lol been this way for years.
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    I have had Covid n symptoms twice before vax
    2 times after
    And now one time the new one a bad cold
    It’s not fake it’s real but the real issue is how political the virus is from day one. I will not get a booster period
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    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    You mean scamdemic ..!
    Entire world is in on it just to scam you.

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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Our home used to look like that. My wife and I both gave up ethanol about 4 years ago now and turned the wine cellar into a home gym. We're both happy with the decision. And I funded my upgrade in the Naim hierarchy with the profits from selling off the very nice wine collection.

    I still have a bit of collectible whiskeys to sell off. Those prices keep going up and up so I have not done it yet. In the meantime they are stored in a friend's basement.
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    And yet, another variant found in France; according to the news.
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    I was drinking too much before covid, ramped it up more during covid (a handle of vodka a week), quit for good in October. Good riddance! Never liked the taste anyways. More money + time for audio & music. Feel so much better. I do have to note my well sober ears are a bit more picky and discerning

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    Re: Before Covid-19 & after

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    And yet, another variant found in France; according to the news.
    Viruses are fascinating. My favorite class as an undergrad was virology. They 'love' to mutate; it's inherent in their biochemistry.
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