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    Does this sound somehow familiar?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Julf View Post
    Wow.

    OMG, pate vs. dog food? Now these are *serious* blind testers!
    http://www.wine-economics.org/workin.../AAWE_WP36.pdf
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    A very interesting read. Here's my favorite sentence:

    "If that sentence made you yearn for a glass of classy red, congratulations, there's a very real chance you're a pompous asshole."

    I think he makes a very good point about perception - we engage ALL of our senses with any stimulus. Eating or drinking is more than just tasting, it's seeing, hearing, and touching too. Then there's the emotional component.

    I remember when I was a kid, my brother put together some wild concoction in a glass and he told me to take a taste. It was dark in color. I took a sip and had difficulty swallowing and felt my gag reflex kick in...it tasted horrible. When I asked him what he put in it, he said it was just water with blue food coloring. I said BS, what did you put in it?!?!? Reluctantly, I took another sip and sure enough, it tasted just like water. I was amazed and dumbfounded!! That experience has always stuck with me.
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    And then there is the classic BS: Pen & Teller: BS - The Truth About Bottled Water

    (the best part starts at 2:00)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julf View Post
    And then there is the classic BS: Pen & Teller: BS - The Truth About Bottled Water

    (the best part starts at 2:00)
    Excellent video!

    Now we need a video of a wine tasting to complete the picture. My favorite part of listening to my wine connoisseur friends is hearing about all the different fruit tastes in the wine. Strawberries, blackberries, cherries, etc. As far as I know wine is made from grapes, fermented grapes. The rest, as they say, is pure BS.

    Back to bottled water:

    By the way, NYC tap water is very good but I strongly recommend that before drinking NYC tap water you first try to find out if the building where the faucet is located has a roof tank. You know those famous iconic tanks located on so many NYC roof tops. I worked for over 30 years as a plumbing engineer in NYC and I inspected many a roof tank. These tanks are often part of the domestic water system (many of the tanks are for fire protection water only): the water is pumped into the tank and then fed via gravity to the domestic water system, where it comes out of the tap. I can tell you from first hand experience that you don't want to drink any water that has been in a NYC roof tank because those tanks contain lots of nasty things like dead pigeons, rats, cats, birds, etc. So try to check the exact source before you drink it or, at the very least, filter the water first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphpnj View Post
    I can tell you from first hand experience that you don't want to drink any water that has been in a NYC roof tank because those tanks contain lots of nasty things like dead pigeons, rats, cats, birds, etc. So try to check the exact source before you drink it or, at the very least, filter the water first.
    damn Ralph. I've always loved drinking NYC tapwater on my frequent visits to the city. And now that I think about it, it is often in places that likely use roof tanks (old apts downtown or older hotels downtown). Now I'll be thinking about dead creatures with every gulp. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    damn Ralph. I've always loved drinking NYC tapwater on my frequent visits to the city. And now that I think about it, it is often in places that likely use roof tanks (old apts downtown or older hotels downtown). Now I'll be thinking about dead creatures with every gulp. ;-)
    Actually dead spiders can be beneficial and impart a unique medicinal quality to water.

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    I am glad I live in Amsterdam, where the only concern is dogs (and deer) peeing in the aquifer areas. But then again, people here like the Amstel beer, and if you see what is floating down the Amstel river...

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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    damn Ralph. I've always loved drinking NYC tapwater on my frequent visits to the city. And now that I think about it, it is often in places that likely use roof tanks (old apts downtown or older hotels downtown). Now I'll be thinking about dead creatures with every gulp. ;-)
    Just so you don't completely freak out, the domestic water connection to most roof tanks is from somewhere in the middle of the tank rather than from the bottom (the bottom portion of the tank is the fire reserve water) and most of the dead things end up sinking to the bottom at some point although I can say that I saw plenty of dead pigeons floating at the top of many tanks

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    Actually dead spiders can be beneficial and impart a unique medicinal quality to water.
    Let's see, your location is listed as "Bratislava", which is very eastern European, which is in the heart of vampire country, which helps to explain your love of spiders Jeff aka Renfield. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9b76RWM7qE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julf View Post
    I am glad I live in Amsterdam, where the only concern is dogs (and deer) peeing in the aquifer areas. But then again, people here like the Amstel beer, and if you see what is floating down the Amstel river...
    I love Amsterdam! In 2007/2008 my wife and I lived in Den Haag and visited Amsterdam on a regular basis. Have you been to the newly reopened Rijksmuseum yet? And new herring season is now less than a month away! By the way, what wine goes best with raw herring? (I know, not wine, BEER!)
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