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Sunday, June 03, 2018

The Winestream

First, I would like to point out that some of you are unmitigated freaks. Second, I'm not eating anything after midnight; I have worked hard to get down to my post-college fighting weight and I'm not about to blow that. Third, I gave the matter some thought, and I realized that when one is in the YouTube arena, one must do as the YouTubers do. I therefore concluded that there is one area of personal interest that coincided with what people apparently enjoy watching, and it's something that I am entirely willing to do, nay, I regularly do anyhow, after midnight.

Scott Adams drinks coffee in the morning, I drink wine at night.

Ours not to reason, fine.
Ours but to drink red wine.

So, if you all come up with $500 in Voxiversity or StreamLabs donations in the next week, I will institute a weekly Winestream, which will consist of me reviewing a wine live for the viewership, complete with the bottle. A contribution of $50/the cost of the bottle (whatever is more) will allow a viewer to suggest a specific wine for me to review, with the caveat that I am based in Europe and cheap American wines like Night Train and Ernst & Julio Gallo are not available here.

Since I have no idea how anyone would talk more than five minutes about a wine, this will merely be an intro to the rest of the Darkstream, which I will cleverly attempt to tie to something to do with the place where the grapes involved came from. Or perhaps I'll just talk about current events. Regardless, the initial Winestream will be tonight.


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103 Comments:

Blogger Jon D. June 03, 2018 11:04 AM  

I look forward to wine streams. I found a winery this weekend with a Petiti Verdot that’s 90 points for $20 a bottle. A steal as that’s about the hardest grape to grow

Anonymous Anonymous June 03, 2018 11:06 AM  

Good thing I finished my Coke already.  I would have sprayed it all over the screen and keyboard.

Blogger Katusov June 03, 2018 11:13 AM  

You should consider beer. Yeah, its got carbs, but they are the GOOD carbs.

Blogger Jack Ward June 03, 2018 11:16 AM  

Wine? No wine and dine? Nothing to eat after midnight. Hear you there. For one thing, eating anything after about 2100 will keep me awake a good part of the night. Your digestion does not stop after midnight. I will agree that it can slow down. The mechanics of digestion at night is what keeps some people awake. The nocturnal wine will definitely help sleep. Keep in mind that wine is a carbo and will put some weight on you, imbibed in something more than moderation.

Blogger Darwinite June 03, 2018 11:18 AM  

This sounds like something Mark Steyn would do, except he would talk about a singer or song tying in to the wine before segueing back to sinking the boats.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume June 03, 2018 11:19 AM  

The man has rules. Avoid bright light, don't get him wet and don't feed him after midnight.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 03, 2018 11:20 AM  

Oh sweet reason! Really?

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira June 03, 2018 11:30 AM  

Bravissimo cumpari! One taste of those grapes had Vox Day claiming the soil in Italy is indeed magic.

Blogger Popa June 03, 2018 11:36 AM  

Na na na naaa, na na.

Blogger The Chortling June 03, 2018 11:37 AM  

So no Mad Dog 20/20 chat. dang.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 03, 2018 11:40 AM  

Damn I really wanted to get Vox to comment on Thunderbird. I've been eyeing the gallon size bottle for 4.99 at the liquor store and I didn't know if I should buy it or not.

Blogger haus frau June 03, 2018 11:45 AM  

I would really like to see Vox in stilleto heels stomping on various fruits lile grapes and tomatoes. Can we work something out on that too? Maybe with the tutu?

Blogger Miguel June 03, 2018 12:07 PM  

hahah

Blogger artensoll June 03, 2018 12:08 PM  

I was not around for Sad Puppies. Rabid Puppies was ending as I arrived. Here I am for the start of Sick Puppies, and I couldn't be more proud.

Blogger bw June 03, 2018 12:09 PM  

Thunderbird. I've been eyeing the gallon size bottle for 4.99 at the liquor store and I didn't know

Yes, do it! and grab Wild Irish Rose from the JR to chase it.
* Ilk can tell, this is gonna be one of those fun threads that will never end.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 03, 2018 12:10 PM  

I didn't know you were a Wild Irish Rose man. You're alright in my book.

Blogger bw June 03, 2018 12:10 PM  

in stilleto heels stomping on various fruits lile grapes and tomatoes

+1

Blogger dvdivx June 03, 2018 12:13 PM  

"I'm not eating anything after midnight"

Why, might turn into a gremlin?

Blogger S1AL June 03, 2018 12:18 PM  

"Some of you are unmitigated freaks (and I've decided to enable you)."

Blogger Matthew McDaniel June 03, 2018 12:38 PM  

Will you sniff the cork on stream?

Blogger Matthew McDaniel June 03, 2018 12:39 PM  

You also need to slosh if aroubd your mouth & promptly spit it back out.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 03, 2018 12:49 PM  

Crank up G&Rs Night Train as background music

Blogger Pax_Romana June 03, 2018 12:56 PM  

Well, this 100% made my Sunday morning. It's good to start the day with a [deep belly laugh]; sets the tone.

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 03, 2018 12:58 PM  

We had some winos break into the liquor store when I was a kid. Did they take the expensive stuff? No! MD 20/20 for them. The cops found them by the pile of empties in the yard. Might as well drink Listerine.

Blogger horsewithnonick June 03, 2018 12:59 PM  

I am both sick and twisted, but I just shake my head at the food thing...

Blogger Archimedes2017 June 03, 2018 1:07 PM  

Hi Vox, I would like to hear about wine history as well. What is the earliest knowledge of wine? Did it start with the Anatolian farmers and travel throughout Europe?

Blogger lpdbw June 03, 2018 1:07 PM  

bw, I find the imagery disturbing, but still +1 for the fruit part.

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”

― Miles Kington

Blogger Shimshon June 03, 2018 1:10 PM  

We are truly not worthy...

It's like Orson Welles, but without the girth, the cheap vino, or being past your prime (one hopes).

Now you just need a catchy slogan.

Blogger Shimshon June 03, 2018 1:14 PM  

I did my part. $5 for the Winestream.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 03, 2018 1:16 PM  

Shimshon wrote:I did my part. $5 for the Winestream.

Sorry Shimshon, Vox is not going to review Mogen David.

Blogger Shimshon June 03, 2018 1:17 PM  

@30 If I donate enough, can I have it renamed Weinstream? Maybe even the Harvey Weinstream? Oh man...

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 03, 2018 1:22 PM  

Riunite should be available though. Salute!

Blogger Hen June 03, 2018 1:23 PM  

We have some wineries here in Texas that are worthy of great snark. As for me and my house, we will toast your review of uppity fine red wine with those, knowing we are fully in the spirit of the event.

Blogger Michael Maier June 03, 2018 1:23 PM  

Stg58/Animal Mother wrote:Damn I really wanted to get Vox to comment on Thunderbird. I've been eyeing the gallon size bottle for 4.99 at the liquor store and I didn't know if I should buy it or not.

$4.99 gets me Le Grotte Reggiano Lambrusco Rosso Dolce, an Italian red Lambrusco D'Asti at Trader Joes. I really enjoy it, even though it's rather dry when it's flat. Very odd.

Blogger bw June 03, 2018 1:23 PM  

Harvey Weinstream?

Ben there done that..
wait..

Blogger Michael Maier June 03, 2018 1:24 PM  

In fact... I'm going to go buy two bottles to celebrate Vox' Winoism and drink along!

Blogger MendoScot June 03, 2018 1:25 PM  

Heh, heh.

Ya know that we can have a gallon jug of E&J shipped to Italy, right?

Remember the tutu.

We will go there.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( Creepy Joe Biden always asks for consent before changing your baby's diaper ) June 03, 2018 1:28 PM  

12. haus frau June 03, 2018 11:45 AM
I would really like to see Vox in stilleto heels stomping on various fruits lile grapes and tomatoes. Can we work something out on that too? Maybe with the tutu?



just because i mentioned Crush Fetish doesn't mean you're supposed to do a Rule 34 search on the internet for it.

you freaks.


"stomping on various fruits like Milo and Andrew Sullivan."

Blogger I DontTroll June 03, 2018 1:30 PM  

"...when one is in the YouTube arena, one must do as the YouTubers do."

I am interested to see how it turns out. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Tide Pod Challenge, Cactus Eating Challenge, Red-Hot Stove Coil Challenge, and the Simultaneous Sip have all been ultra cringe inducing. Wine tasting by Vox Day is bound to be a massive improvement.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelpia June 03, 2018 1:47 PM  

Ya gotta do this right, gotta follow the the 5S approach.

1. See
2. Swirl
3. Sniff
4. Sip
5. Spit

And to top it all off, get a spit bucket with a picture of someone your despise at the bottom -- say, John Scalzi.

Blogger haus frau June 03, 2018 1:47 PM  

@38 if it makes you feel better i actually didnt have to look it up.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 03, 2018 1:51 PM  

haus frau wrote:@38 if it makes you feel better i actually didnt have to look it up.

So this *already* is a part of your lifestyle?

Blogger bob kek mando - ( Creepy Joe Biden always asks for consent before changing your baby's diaper ) June 03, 2018 1:52 PM  

well, you know, a haus frau has to get sammich fixins money SOMEHOW.

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar June 03, 2018 1:57 PM  

I used to pick up a few bottles of Ferarri whenever I passed through Milan. I love that stuff- but it's too expensive here, and I don't drink wine often. I also found Rioja to be very nice while I was visiting Basque country.

Blogger haus frau June 03, 2018 1:57 PM  

@42 what can i say dude? We eat a lot of jam.

Blogger Dave June 03, 2018 2:06 PM  

I think perhaps you preliminarily had begun a Winestream before you did the Killstream with The Ralph Retort the other night. That one should merit the full Winestream treatment in the future.

Blogger Ligand June 03, 2018 2:07 PM  

A good Merlot, Cab Sav or Pinotage from South Africa for you to try?

Blogger Cataline Sergius June 03, 2018 2:28 PM  

Hey, so long as you guys are taking requests.

I want to watch Nate smoke a cigar.

I'd watch the fuck out of that.

Blogger Unknown June 03, 2018 2:36 PM  

I have to put out for my drinks too, but it's not chit-chat they're after. We're all whores in the end.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 03, 2018 2:50 PM  

You want to watch Nate put things in his mouth?

Blogger MendoScot June 03, 2018 2:50 PM  

Ours not to reason, fine.
Ours but to drink red wine.


Since there are many not formed in our history...

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volleyed and thundered;
Stormed at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of hell
Rode the six hundred.


Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade.

Blogger Cataline Sergius June 03, 2018 2:56 PM  

Stg58/Animal Mother wrote:You want to watch Nate put things in his mouth?

Like you don't?!?!

Blogger VD June 03, 2018 3:01 PM  

Since there are many not formed in our history...

Your selfless dedication to the education and edification of others is truly special. A tip of the fedora, sir!

Blogger Raging Papist June 03, 2018 3:01 PM  

I think I'll be forever in love with the sheer absurdity of how this came to be. What started as a potentially genuine desire by a Youtube commentator to find relatability to Vox because he can't "imagine him eating," has morphed into Vox Day, the Supreme Dark Lord, sharing wine reviews.

In all seriousness, I really hope this turns out well. I think Vox and wine pair well due to the intellectual branding of it. We'll have to see how the viewers handle it but it actually has real potential. At the very least, some viewers will find it relatable. I'd like to believe that people that don't watch the darkstreams or voxiversity but only see this will be drawn to them.

Blogger Servant June 03, 2018 3:14 PM  

Who doesn't know charge ofthe light brigade?

My dad used to (mis)quote the most famous part when I was supposed to take the lawn

Blogger Cubby8126 June 03, 2018 3:15 PM  

You brought this on yourself vox. Ya coulda just left that weird youtube comment alone, but no, you publicized it. Oh boy this shit is gonna be golden XD.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 03, 2018 3:28 PM  

@20

"Will you sniff the cork... ?"

It's not smelling the cork -- it's visually inspecting it for signs of mold.

Blogger David Baker June 03, 2018 3:40 PM  

If I knew where to send it I could let you sample some of our latest from our vineyard on the South downs. Don't laugh, but the Romans grew grapes here.

Blogger Rantor June 03, 2018 3:47 PM  

Could be considered too controversial... some kid got censored on YouTube for his review of Popeye’s Rippin’ Chicken...

Blogger Ben Cohen June 03, 2018 3:49 PM  

I'll pay $50 to see Vox smoke a cigar and drink jack on the rocks. Vox you taking that?

Blogger tz June 03, 2018 3:53 PM  

Sour Grapes?

My favorites are from Peterson and Sons halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, MI, but I don't know if they are still in business. I still treasure their cranberry (hard to ferment, and there is a backstory) and Chancellor Noir. No added sulfites, they wash the grapes and have a proprietary process. My second favorite is from Frey, a Cabernet Sauvingnon. I don't use waterford crystal, just partially fill my beer mug.

OT: A Jewish convert notes that Jews hate Jesus

Blogger VD June 03, 2018 3:56 PM  

I'll pay $50 to see Vox smoke a cigar and drink jack on the rocks. Vox you taking that?

Not here. Maybe when I do the outside Darkstreams.

Blogger James Pyrich June 03, 2018 3:57 PM  

I love everything about this post.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( Creepy Joe Biden always asks for consent before changing your baby's diaper ) June 03, 2018 4:04 PM  

there's a Peterson & Sons Winery in K-zoo, but it's on the SE side of town.

the owner sounds like he'd fit right in here.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/peterson-and-sons-winery-kalamazoo

Blogger tz June 03, 2018 4:18 PM  

Maybe Portugese wines along the Ricardian free trade example.

Suprise:
Marx was a free trader who also notes the problem with labor being subject to mobility.

Blogger Gianna June 03, 2018 4:29 PM  

26. Archimedes2017 wrote:Hi Vox, I would like to hear about wine history as well.

I second this. I would love to hear about the history and also the treatment of the grapes, etc. I lived in Parma for many years and there was a beautiful enoteca that specialized in stereos and small champagne producers - it was such a cool store. They also had some unfiltered organic whites that were very interesting and good.

I think this was one of them - I always remember the taste but the label not so much.

https://onebrilliantbottle.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/gravner/

I really miss the deep knowledge and passion of the Italians.

Blogger bw June 03, 2018 5:19 PM  

and drink jack on the rocks

So people screw up Old No7 with...what is that? Ice?

Blogger MendoScot June 03, 2018 5:29 PM  

Your selfless dedication to the education and edification of others is truly special. A tip of the fedora, sir!

You're welcome.

Blogger JACIII June 03, 2018 5:30 PM  

If nothing else it improves the taste of ice, bw.

Blogger Baseball Savant June 03, 2018 5:44 PM  

I would say this is EPIC, but it doesn't quite do it justice

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey June 03, 2018 5:48 PM  

I'm in the "Remains to be Proven" camp. I won't be an initial supporter on this one. But hey, surprise me. If it's fun I'll jump on board.

Blogger DraveckysHumerus June 03, 2018 5:54 PM  

OPSEC
Re: Agency Plan To Disrupt Vox Day Winestream

Livestream inject alley images of Amy Winehouse OD'd in her puke. Establish viewer equivalence Winestream == Winehouse OD. Wait. Certify conclusion of Winestream. Continue efforts to disrupt Vox Day. /cackle>

Blogger R Webfoot June 03, 2018 5:59 PM  

"Hey, so long as you guys are taking requests.

I want to watch Nate smoke a cigar.

I'd watch the fuck out of that."

That would only be fun if he was (1) drunk, (2) armed, and (3) talking shit.

Blogger Thucydides June 03, 2018 6:27 PM  

Hilarious and yet amazingly effective (using the winestream to tie into other things). Certainly beats watching someone eat a cheeseburger.

Blogger GAHCindy June 03, 2018 6:27 PM  

And to top it all off, get a spit bucket with a picture of someone your despise at the bottom -- say, John Scalzi."

That's such a gamma move. No way Vox does that.

Blogger kevmalone June 03, 2018 6:28 PM  

Drunken Puppies.

Blogger tz June 03, 2018 6:28 PM  

in vino veritas

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 03, 2018 6:29 PM  

How much to get both you and Scott Adams having wine or coffee in the same stream?
A friend is asking.

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 03, 2018 6:32 PM  

Oh BTW you might see if Davis Aurini has any tips on drinking alcoholic beverages on the tube. :-D

Blogger Eli June 03, 2018 6:35 PM  

This is how it starts:
1. Start doing wine reviews
2. Start earlier streams to justify eating pasta.
3. Turn the blog into nothing but recipes.
4. Become the first Alt-Right food blogger/vlogger.
5. Profit!

Blogger VD June 03, 2018 6:43 PM  

That's such a gamma move. No way Vox does that.

Why would you ever spit out good wine?

Blogger Nate73 June 03, 2018 7:00 PM  

Could you integrate this idea with having a bookstream, where you tell us books that we might benefit from reading? I just finished reading a book so that would be cool.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( Creepy Joe Biden always asks for consent before changing your baby's diaper ) June 03, 2018 7:26 PM  

65. tz June 03, 2018 4:18 PM
Suprise:
Marx was a free trader who also notes the problem with labor being subject to mobility.



which is something Marx stated explicitly in The Communist Manifesto. although it is amusing to note that he is sourcing his comments from Marx from an address to the "the Democratic Association of Brussels" ... which points up the fact that 'Democracy' is a Communist ideal.


Marx also stated his desire to eradicate the Bourgeoisie. ie - Genocide the Bourgeoisie.

that these Marxist ideas are not widely known is an indictment of our educational establishments.

Blogger Avalanche June 03, 2018 7:44 PM  

@14 I was not around for Sad Puppies. Rabid Puppies was ending as I arrived. Here I am for the start of Sick Puppies, and I couldn't be more proud.

Thread winner by my lights! Yeah, some really sick puppies! (Maybe too much wine?)

Blogger IncoherentM June 03, 2018 8:10 PM  

Winestream. I never thought I'd see that! I'm not a drinker, but I'll watch the first one when time permits. I like Nate's Bookstream idea as well.

Blogger Archella June 03, 2018 8:22 PM  

Watership Down - The chicken edition. Loved it.

Blogger Feather Blade June 03, 2018 8:47 PM  

Stg58/Animal Mother wrote:Damn I really wanted to get Vox to comment on Thunderbird. I've been eyeing the gallon size bottle for 4.99 at the liquor store and I didn't know if I should buy it or not.

At $5 a gallon, you don't really have much to lose.

And if it turns out to be undrinkable, you can always marinate a beef roast in it!

Blogger John Best June 03, 2018 9:00 PM  

I enjoyed your chicken story.

Blogger Ian Stein June 03, 2018 9:03 PM  

All I can afford is cheap Napa Valley wine. But I'm a volume drinker. I will consider a more expensive European wine for special occasions. Look forward to your reviews. Cheers.

Blogger Michael Maier June 03, 2018 9:18 PM  

Well THAT was a strangely-abrupt ending...

Blogger CoolHand June 03, 2018 11:58 PM  

Come for the wine critique, stay for the Passion of the Chickens™.

10/10 Would recommend for any would be chicken farmer.

Blogger Crush Limbraw June 04, 2018 12:01 AM  

A guide to civilised imbibing:
3pm - DaBeerHour - “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” - Ben Franklin
4pm - Happy Hour - Cocktail with strong drink - as per Deuteronomy 14 etc.
Dinner - red wine as per Paul's advice to Timothy for DaStomache's sake;
That about covers it!
Enjoy!

Blogger Freddy June 04, 2018 12:12 AM  

Consider what a Vox self induced food eating hamburger selfie video lacked all along? A brave soul to bare that tribal angst that held him back in the pack.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 04, 2018 12:16 AM  

"when one is in the YouTube arena, one must do as the YouTubers do"

But the Roman empire is dead. Then again it was the longest lasting. Do you want YouTube to die, or to live a long time? I may be overthinking this. So conflicted.

"not formed in our history..."

Theirs not to reason why,
theirs but to do and die:

"We're all whores in the end."

Only if you assume remuneration for service is what makes one a whore.

A better divisor is that whores take remuneration under the table of righteousness and everyone else takes it on top.

"You brought this on yourself vox. Ya coulda just left that weird youtube comment alone, but no, you publicized it."

Exactly. You don't avoid something (either internally or externally) by focusing on it or calling attention to it. You do it by focusing on or calling attention to something else. #askingforit

"Why would you ever spit out good wine?"

Gay. Exactly like how women who look like teenage boys win beauty contests in some places...

Blogger wreckage June 04, 2018 12:33 AM  

"and everyone else takes it on top." Snicker.

So anyway, Vox is doing reviews of his evening tipple, if we pony up? Most crass, Dark Lord, and I don't even know how much the blood of the innocent costs in Euros.

Although I would like a comparison between the arterial blood of a dying saint, and the mass, freshly crushed ichor of all the lesser devils who paid inadequate laudation in audience of late.

I've heard that while the former is acclaimed as the highest and most exquisite libation, that the Dark Lord of maturity appreciates the complexity and deep traditional importance of the more "folksy" blend.

Blogger Freddy June 04, 2018 12:40 AM  

Vox, gets's Spacebunny intel. "Do we really want (((them))) to vector down on us? Straight up real time

Blogger Freddy June 04, 2018 12:40 AM  

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Blogger Revelation Means Hope June 04, 2018 1:09 AM  

ok, helped donate for the tutu because it was a good cause, but this?
sick puppies indeed!

Anonymous Anonymous June 04, 2018 2:27 AM  

My favorites are from Peterson and Sons halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, MI
How many Ilk and Vile Faceless Minions are from Michigan?  They seem to crop up a lot.

Yeah, some really sick puppies! (Maybe too much wine?)
... maybe not enough?

TBH, work this evening paid me to drink on the job.  I had a food/bar tab and sure didn't waste much of it.

if it turns out to be undrinkable, you can always marinate a beef roast in it!
I have done some wonderful things with shallots, mushrooms, herbs de provence and cooking sherry.  Venison into ambrosia is not particularly difficult if you have the right supplies ready to hand.

Blogger DraveckysHumerus June 04, 2018 3:20 AM  

We address heady topics. It was pleasant to listen as Vox Day freely talked poultry antics and wine. May all your children eventually have regular country discourse and wine on the menu end of most days. Our effort can achieve this wonderful reward.

Blogger Savage Henry June 04, 2018 3:54 AM  

Dammit Vox, what happened to the chicken that collapsed? Was it ok? Suffering from shock? How did they all get out? Your stream was doing such a good job of humanizing you to my fiance (she loves chickens). I need answers! I assume pt 2 of the saga is coming soon

Blogger DJT June 04, 2018 6:18 AM  

How many Ilk and Vile Faceless Minions are from Michigan?

269 here! Michigan's wine industry is tremendous. It's become tradition to do a weekend wine tour in the Traverse City area in the fall when the leaves are changing. God, this is a beautiful state.

(It was on this trip in 2016 when I saw miles and miles of Trump signs and knew he would win Michigan.)

Glad that Vox will show us the fruits of the Italian experience!

Blogger jimmy_the_freak June 04, 2018 9:45 AM  

R Webfoot wrote:"Hey, so long as you guys are taking requests.

I want to watch Nate smoke a cigar.

I'd watch the fuck out of that."

That would only be fun if he was (1) drunk, (2) armed, and (3) talking shit.


I thought that was Nate's natural state!

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