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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Cách chọn rượu vang ngon phù hợp với mức tiền bạn có

nói với bồi là chỉ có 2 triệu cho cả rượu và tiền boa, xem bồi gợi ý rượu gì :D
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Dear Dan,

I love eating out, including some wine with dinner—but I can't tell much difference between different bottles, and I never know which wine to order or how much to spend. When I ask waiters or sommeliers (người hầu rượu) for advice, they often give some flowery (văn hoa, hoa mỹ) descriptions about soil and accents of apricot, but these never help me figure out which wine pairs best with my meal. The whole wine-ordering business makes me feel incompetent and inadequate. Do you have any simple advice for how to order wine?
—Josh

The first thing to realize when picking from a wine list is that you are in a battlefield. This is a battle for your wallet (cuộc chiến giành ví tiền)—a fight between the restaurant, whose interest is to get as much of your money as possible right now, and your savings account. The restaurant's owners have much more data than you do about how people make their wine decisions, and they also get to set up the menu in a way that gives them the upper hand.

In particular, restaurants know that people make relative decisions: If a place includes some very expensive wines on its list (say, bottles for $200 or more), customers are unlikely to order them, but their mere presence on the list will make a $70 bottle seem much more reasonable.

Restaurants also know that many of us are cheap—but we don't want to seem cheap, which means that almost no one orders the cheapest wine on the menu. The wine of choice for cheapskates is the second-cheapest wine on the list.

Finally, the restaurants have another weapon in their arsenal: waiters and sommeliers who add to our feelings of inadequacy and confusion and, in the haze of our decision-making, can easily push us toward more expensive wines.

Now that you are starting to think about ordering wine as a battle, or maybe a game of chess, you can think ahead. Perhaps decide in advance to spend up to a certain amount of money on wine. Or tell the waiter that you have a religious rule against spending more than a set sum on wine and ask for a recommendation that would fit within your boundaries.

And if you really want to strike back, inform the waiter that you have allocated a total of $50 for the tip and wine combined—so the more you spend on wine, the less you will leave for a tip. Now let's see what they recommend.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Ngày tồi tệ

tràn 50.000 lít rượu vang đỏ ra đường
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Bodegas Vitivinos in Villamalea, Spain is having a very, very bad day after one of their wine tanks busted and dumped 50,000 liters of blood red wine on the ground.

In a scene (cảnh) reminiscent (gợi nhớ tới, có xu hướng hồi tưởng) of The Shining, the wine seems to almost bubble (nổi bong bóng, nổi bọt, nổi tăm) up out of the surface of the tank before foaming and spreading out over the winery’s grounds as employees look on incapable of doing anything to stop it.

Bodegas Vitivinos was founded in 1969 and currently own 1,570 hectares of vineyards on the Iberian peninsula between the valleys of the Júcar and Cabriel rivers. They specialize in a variety of award-winning wines for every taste.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Trông có vẻ hợp pháp đấy

bị từ chối phục vụ bia, nam thanh niên tuyên bố mình là thanh tra y tế và dọa sẽ đóng quán...
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Officers were dispatched (gửi đi, phái đi, cử) to Earl’s Hideaway Lounge in Sebastian Saturday morning at approximately 1:35 a.m. about a man causing a disturbance (sự làm mất yên tĩnh, sự làm náo động; sự quấy rầy, sự làm bối rối, sự làm lo âu; sự làm xáo lộn) after the bar was closed.

Lance Waters, 27, entered the bar at approximately 1:25 a.m. and asked the manager for a drink. When the manager advised the business was closed, Waters said he was a health inspector (thanh tra y tế) and threatened (đe dọa) to shut down (đóng cửa) the business.

...When the manager gave another command for the subject to leave the business, Waters continued to argue and stated his father was the Chief of Police at Palm Bay Police Department.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Sao lại thành vấn đề nhỉ?

một bệnh nhân phải trải qua phẫu thuật "cấy phân" từ con gái vào người, để trị bệnh dạ dày tự tạo ra... bia
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After undergoing a course of antibiotics (kháng sinh), a 47-year old man noticed he was feeling drunk at seemingly random intervals throughout the day — even without consuming alcohol. 

This rare condition, known as auto-brewery syndrome, occurs when the body produces alcohol inside the gut (ruột). Doctors tried to treat the man with a low-carb diet and antifungal medications, typically effective for this condition. 

But it didn't help. The patient still experienced periodic, accidental drunkenness, in one case so severe that he lost his driving license after a random police check (cảnh sát kiểm tra giấy tờ). 

What finally did work was a poop (phân) transplant (cấy ghép), according to a case study published August 18 in Annals of Internal Medicine.


The transplant was taken from the patient's 22-year-old daughter. 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Bộ sưu tập rượu Macallan single malt khiến người người "mê mẩn"

được bố tặng rượu Macallan liên tục từ năm 18 tuổi, đến nay chàng trai 28 tuổi bán bộ sưu tập 28 chai rượu này giá 40.000 bảng và... mua được nhà :D
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A man whose father gave him 18-year-old whisky every year for his birthday is selling the collection to buy a house.

Matthew Robson, from Taunton, was born in 1992 and over the course of his life his father Pete has spent about £5,000 on 28 bottles of Macallan single malt.


The 28-year-old said it "probably wasn't" the best gift for a young boy but with "strict instructions never to open them" they had become a nest egg (trứng lót ổ (để nhử gà đến đẻ); (nghĩa bóng) số tiền để gây vốn; số tiền dự trữ (phòng sự bất trắc...)).

...His father Pete, who is from Milnathort in Scotland, said the first bottle of 1974 whisky was bought to "wet the baby's head".

Bài trước: Đừng nản

Friday, October 2, 2020

Đừng nản

cháy nhà -> dùng bia dập lửa
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... As his family packed up, Little made up his mind. He wasn’t leaving. He was staying and protecting his home.

Little’s family already lost their home five years ago in an attic fire, and their rebuild was set to finish this year... Little has hoses around the property, but he wasn’t prepared for the water to turn off. He grabbed a rake (cái cào) and started clearing dry grass.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Không ngờ tệ đến vậy

trời lạnh đến mức không thể giao bia được...
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That's why, with a historic deep freeze gripping the Midwest, beer deliveries are on hold (hoãn) in some parts of the region.

Temperatures are so low that beer will freeze -- around 32 degrees or slightly lower, depending on alcohol content -- on the trucks before it can be delivered.

Kegged beer in trucks froze Tuesday, before temperatures even reached their coldest.

"Most of the folks up north are not delivering," says Mike Madigan, president of 

Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association. "Most distributors are not delivering in the Twin Cities, down south and out west."

Hỗ trợ dọn sạch đường xá sau tai nạn

người dân phuket nhanh chóng "lấy bia miễn phí" càng nhiều càng tốt, sau khi xe chở bia bị lật gần cửa hàng 7-eleven...
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The truck carrying thousands of cans of Leo crashed in Rassanda in Phuket, Thailand on Friday and people quickly arrived to "help clear the road".

People were even seen leaving on motorbikes, trying to balance dozens of cans of the Thai-brewed lager.

The accident happened at around 6am when the van overturned in front of a 7-Eleven convenience store.

Bài trước: Lãng phí quá

Lãng phí quá

đi du lịch, tắm hơi với bia ở iceland...
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The Bjórböðin Beerspa & Restaurant might just be the best thing to come out of Scandinavia since ABBA, with patrons invited to enjoy any number of relaxing spa treatments.

Crucially, some of these treatments happen involve soaking (thấm nước, ngâm, nhúng) away those daily stresses in hot tubs filled with beer.

It’s the perfect opportunity to relax, lie back and get completely off your trolley.

You needn’t worry though - they aren’t expecting you to glug down (tiếng ồng ộc, nước đổ) on the beer-based juices you’re soaking your body in.

Instead, each tub comes complete with a beer tap that offers the user the latest tipple (rượu) from the nearby microbrewery.

Còn gì khó hơn không?

kodak nói rằng loại bia mới sắp ra thị trường có thể dùng để tráng phim...
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology company most famous for its photographic roots.

Dogfish learned from Kodak that heightened levels of acidity and vitamin C in certain beers could make them a processing agent for film. That inspired the brewery to design such a beer. Kodak helped by testing it.

Dogfish founder Sam Calagione says he'll document his summer travels on Super 8 film that will be developed in SuperEIGHT beer and turned into a short film.

Người của hành động

nam thanh niên đánh rắm làm còi ở căn hộ báo động...
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On March 18, Ziz O’Beirne shared in what is now a viral tweet that her "boyfriend set off our Co2 alarm after a fart.”

...O’Beirne explained that Gas Works Ireland responded to the alarm and had to do a walk-through of their apartment, as well as their neighbors.

That’s one way to shake off a St. Patrick’s Day hangover!

Những ai hay nhậu, chú ý

nam thanh niên china uống rượu say, tỉnh dậy sáng hôm sau thấy mất chim (dương vật), phải đi bệnh viện nối lại...
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Tan Nan had allegedly been out with friends in Hunan, southern China when he became so drunk he fell asleep.

When he came round the following morning he felt a sharp pain (đau nhói) in his groin (háng) - then noticed his genitals (bộ phận sinh dục ngoài) had been chopped off (chặt).

Police are now investigating the bizarre (kỳ quặc, lạ lùng) case, which happened in China.

Tan allegedly told cops he had no idea who was responsible for the cruel prank (trò chơi khăm ác ý/tàn ác).

Ok thôi nếu vặt cánh rồi

công ty bia ở florida dùng bướm làm thành phần trong quá trình ủ bia...
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The yeast (men bia) for Frosted Elfin New England-Style Session Pale Ale originated from (bắt nguồn từ) the bodies of live frosted (đông giá, sương giá) elfins (yêu tinh) in the Apalachicola National Forest. The butterflies once ranged from central Florida to Ontario, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said, but have declined nationwide due to habitat loss.

The beer was a collaboration (sự hợp tác) between the brewery and scientists at the Florida Museum of Natural History, who netted the butterflies and gently swabbed them for yeast before releasing them back into the forest. Those yeast samples were multiplied in petri dishes to produce what was needed for brewing.

Bài trước: Đã có công lý

Đã có công lý

tòa án đức ra phán quyết 'hangover' (cảm giác buồn nản sau đêm say, ăn chơi trác táng, bia rượu) là một bệnh...
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A German court has ruled hangovers are an "illness", in a case against the maker of an anti-hangover drink.

The firm was taken to court in Frankfurt after being accused of making illegal (phi pháp) health claims (tuyên bố về sức khỏe) about its anti-hangover shots and drinks powders.

In its ruling, the court said illnesses (bệnh, thời kỳ đau ốm) included even small or temporary changes (thay đổi nhiệt độ) to the body's normal state (trạng thái bình thường của cơ thể).

Food products (thực phẩm chức năng), including drinks, cannot be marketed (không được tiếp thị là) as being able to prevent (ngăn chặn) or treat (điều trị) illnesses, it added.

"Information about a food product cannot ascribe (gán cho, quy cho) any properties for preventing, treating or healing a human illness or give the impression of such a property," the superior regional court's ruling said.

"By an illness, one should understand even small or temporary disruptions to the normal state or normal activity of the body."

This, it said, includes the tiredness, nausea (buồn nôn) and headaches (đau đầu) commonly associated with hangovers - and which the company, which was not named in the ruling, claimed its shots and powders could cure.

Bộ sưu tập mới của Glenlivet

ko cần cốc, bỏ viên con nhộng vào mồm và thưởng thức dòng rượu tinh túy...
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Although it may resemble a Fruit Gushers candy with its squishy (mềm, ướt át), capsule (viên con nhộng) shape, the latest innovation (sáng tạo mới nhất) from one of the biggest whisky producers in the world is definitely not for children (chắc chắn không dành cho trẻ em).

The Glenlivet’s new “Capsule Collection” gives Scotch whisky lovers the opportunity to enjoy their drink without the glass with small edible (ăn được) pods filled with booze (rượu, bữa rượu túy lúy).

“No ice. No stirrer. No glass. We’re redefining how whisky can be enjoyed,” the Scottish distillery (nhà máy chưng cất, nhà máy rượu) tweeted on Wednesday.

Each capsule contains 23 millilitres of single malt whisky and is housed in a “super-sustainable seaweed-extract casing,” according to a press release. The packaging was produced by the start-up company Notpla.

Bài trước: Ăn mừng thôi

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Ăn mừng thôi

không thể đợi cấp giấy phép được nữa, chủ quán mua lại giấy phép "mở quán bia" của quán vừa phá sản,

utah cấp giấy phép mở quán theo quota, tính theo số dân, cứ 10.000 dân chỉ được có một quán bia thôi...
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Jess Wilkerson got tired of waiting.

The owner of Trolley Wing Company informed Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Tuesday that he was purchasing a liquor license from a bar going out of business. That removed him from the waiting list for a highly coveted bar license.

DABC commissioners, sympathetic to his plight, told him "congratulations!"

"Every time I come to this building, I leave with a different emotion. I’m either really happy or really upset or very angry or sad. But today, I’m happy," Wilkerson told FOX 13 afterward.

The DABC officially has no more bar licenses available and a list of businesses that want one.

The highly coveted licenses are doled out by population quota -- one for about every 10,000 residents. Each month, businesses plead their case and the commission decides who gets one. That license can make or break a business. Commissioners have publicly stated their preference to give licenses to "under-served areas," which often means rural Utah.

There may be only three licenses available in 2020 by population, and one may already be spoken for depending on how a court case resolves.

Bài trước: Tao khỏe có chi mô

Tao khỏe có chi mô

nạn nhân bị bắn mấy phát đạn sau khi cãi nhau với taxi, đòi... uống bia trong khi chờ xe cứu thương đến... :)
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“I’m good. Get me a beer,” the victim can be heard telling a gas station clerk on the call to 911.

“Don’t give him anything,” a 911 dispatcher (người điều vận) interrupts (ngắt lời, can thiệp).

“I can’t, baby I can’t. I’m saving you,” the clerk told the victim.

The victim was shot at a Marathon gas station in Moscow Thursday after an altercation with a man who investigators (cảnh sát điều tra) said was a taxi driver.

Có vấn đề gì không?

lái xe say rượu vượt quá mức 5 lần cho phép dễ dàng bị phát hiện và bắt giữ vì hai bánh trước mất lốp...
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The Greater Manchester Traffic Police reported that the unidentified (không xác định danh tính) motorist was “struggling to drive” and pulled over on a highway outside Bury, U.K.

Photos of the vehicle reveal that the tires were completely torn off the rims, which were severely worn by the time the cops stopped it.

Police said it was “no surprise” when the driver failed a breathalyzer test, which registered more than five times over the legal limit. The driver was arrested on the scene and was not the first to be caught with this type of violation in recent days.

Người hùng của lòng em

lính cứu hỏa mang bia đến thị trấn bị cháy, để người dân khỏi khát...
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More than a thousand people have been evacuated (sơ tán, di tản) from the town of Mallacoota, with the military (quân đội) sending landing craft (tàu) to collect families trapped there since New Year's Eve.

But after several shuttle runs and with the immediate emergency ebbing, the navy will deliver much-needed supplies, including a precious cargo of beer, to thirsty survivors (những người sống sót khát cháy cổ), a department of defence spokesperson confirmed to AFP.

Bài trước: Điều ưu tiên

Điều ưu tiên

vượt hàng rào cách ly, đến cửa hàng rượu
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Officials said the man, who arrived from Sydney, Australia on July 1, cut through ties in a six-foot fence to break out of a temporary managed isolation facility (địa điểm cách ly) in the Distinction Hotel, Hamilton, on New Zealand's North Island.

All people entering New Zealand must stay in managed isolation or quarantine for at least 14 days and test negative for coronavirus before they are allowed to move around freely, but several arrivals to the country have so far absconded from these facilities.

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