The Proper Way To Drink In Business And First Class [Roundup]

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  1. As I calculated a few weeks ago, the 8 bottles of Dom story has to be bogus. It’s cute, but full of humblebrag BS. The science doesn’t add up.

    A few years ago, I booked a spot near TLV through VRBO. After booking, while taking a closer look, SO and I noticed it was on the other side of the pre-1967 border (the Green Line), but barely, by maybe 100 meters. We were a bit concerned, but after taking a look at the map, determined that it wasn’t in the West Bank per se, but in one of those squiggles on the way to Jerusalem that would get negotiated away to straighten borders in any peace deal. Perfectly safe. And would be perfectly legitimate to note to potential bookers whether any property, in any area of the world, is in a potentially dangerous area. There are neutral ways to do that. There are some places in the US that probably need that banner as well.

  2. There’s a photo of a 2008 Chateau d’Yquem, but I don’t see it in any of the links. Which airline was serving one of the most expensive dessert wines in the world?!

  3. Your drinking seems to be quite light!

    Lounge – champagne on arrival, pre food cocktail, wine with each course, port, post food cocktail, negroni whilst waiting for gate

    Onboard – champagne, cocktail after take off, pre dinner cocktail, paired wines with meal, port, post meal cocktail, few champagnes and soft drinks during, flight, juices with light meal or breakfast.

    I always go through a few bottles of water

  4. We shouldn’t admire and glorify behavior which is arguably alcoholic. It’s a sad reflection on our society that during the early days of COVID Liquor Stores were deemed to be “essential” businesses only to prevent millions of Americans from Alcohol Withdrawal, a potentially lethal medical emergency, at the same time that medical resources were being stressed with COVID patients.

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