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Which Hedge Fund Manager Likes To Pair His $5,000 Bottles Of Wine With A Couple Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs?

During the years of 2005-2009, I had the amazing experience of being a sommelier at Veritas Restaurant. At this time Veritas, arguably, had the best restaurant wine list in the US. I opened more great wines during those four years than I will probably ever open again in my career. One gentleman that opened more than half of those amazing wines was a hedge fund manager. He was a common fixture at the bar and had a deep love for old burgundy. He preferred large formats, which meant he would usually need help drinking the wine, a role I was happy to take on. He also loved Crif Dogs, which we would have delivered for him late in the evening. One night, over a few B.L.T. Dogs and a magnum of Domaine Leflaive Batard-Montrachet 1986, he starts eyeing the vertical of Henri Jayer. It was a producer he had had before, but only a few times. This was also the spring of 2007 and Mr. Jayer had passed away only a few months earlier. After a bit of discussion, he decides to go with Vosne Romnee Cros Parantoux 1985, a steal at $5,000. This was the first, and at this point in my life, the only time I’ve ever had this wine. To say the wine was magical would be an understatement, and Crif Dogs have never tasted the same… [Eater]

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31 Responses to “Which Hedge Fund Manager Likes To Pair His $5,000 Bottles Of Wine With A Couple Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs?”

  1. Bejujular says:

    So you're saying Williamsburg is going to be the new hedge fund hotspot?

    – Jon "Shart" Shazar

    • guest says:

      Nothing in the above has any reference or relevance to Williamsburg. Crif Dogs, for instance is on St. Marks, while Veritas is on East 20th Street. You keep winning it though, okay?

      • Bejujular says:

        555 Driggs Avenue, and it's more regarding the hipster mindse….

        You know what? I'm just going to show myself out.

      • Idea of Shazar says:

        To be fair, in my mind Shazar is the kind of moron who doesn't even need any prompting to spout off with stupid shit and will apropos of nothing say things like "I wish I could live in Paris" so maybe he was just being really in character?

      • Shazam says:

        Details, shmeetails.

  2. I Cahn See You says:

    Were there any spikes in school yard scuffles in the area around this time?

  3. Shazaft says:

    The Crifs and the Burgundies have been feuding for years on the streets.

  4. guest says:

    During the years of 2005-2009, I had the amazing experience of being a server at Hooters. At this time Hooters, arguably, had the best wings in the mid-Atlantic. I unscrewed more bottles of Boone's Farm during those four years than I will probably ever open again in my career. One gentleman that opened more than half of those amazing wines was a bank CEO. He was a common fixture at the bar and had a deep love for Strawberry Hill.

  5. M. Holmes says:

    Wine snobs are ultimate douchers. You could pour them a class of Franzia, but tell them it came from some 400 year old monk outpost and they would proceed to drink it while jizzing on their own face. We used to call that little trick a $12 facial. Money well spent.

  6. Mexi_Cant says:

    Drinking wine older than the average age of your hottest assistant and best analyst is the NKI

  7. Miles says:

    "Mmm… a little citrus… maybe some strawberry… passion fruit… and, oh, there's just like the faintest soupçon of like asparagus and just a flutter of a, like a, nutty Edam cheese…"

  8. Big Boned HF Manager says:

    This had to be Rajaratnam, right? Cooperman needs to keep kosher…

  9. guest says:

    This sounds like gay porn, not that there is anything wrong with that

  10. Hungry in Midtown says:

    That looks delicious.

  11. Sean says:

    Dear Penthouse Forum…

  12. bitchybitch says:

    wine boyz….jesus….went expense-accounting w/buncha Paris based bank traders to bice midtown, the hot Italian sommellier cornered me outside the girls room downstairs and insisted I bail on the clients and come have drinks w/him…I did (but not until my clients had been ready to move on) he was the most arrogant lay ever. EVER.

  13. sohbet says:

    So you're saying Williamsburg is going to be the new hedge fund hotspot? slut

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