Ping Ho @pingster

http://instagram.com/theroycedetroit

I buy, sell and drink wine. Owner and wine director of The Royce, and new project Marrow, a restaurant and butcher shop, coming soon to the D.

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Attempting to re-enact the Judgement of Paris by pitting a ‘13 Grgich Chardonnay (history primer: winemaker Mike Grgich made that winner from Cht. Montelena) against a ‘13 1er cru Meursault by Domaine Tessier. Verdict: There was no mistaking the differences in terroir and nationality. Chardonnay rocks. .
#judgementofparis1976 #winefun #winework #chardonnay #napawine #burgundy #whiteburgundy
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Attempting to re-enact the Judgement of Paris by pitting a ‘13 Grgich Chardonnay (history primer: winemaker Mike Grgich made that winner from Cht. Montelena) against a ‘13 1er cru Meursault by Domaine Tessier. Verdict: There was no mistaking the differences in terroir and nationality. Chardonnay rocks. . #judgementofparis1976 #winefun #winework #chardonnay #napawine #burgundy #whiteburgundy

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Nourishment: bak kuk teh (aka pork ribs soup)
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#dinner #singaporeanfood #homecooking #ancientchinesesecret #nutritiousanddelicious
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Nourishment: bak kuk teh (aka pork ribs soup) . . #dinner #singaporeanfood #homecooking #ancientchinesesecret #nutritiousanddelicious

I need a profile pic just like this one.
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 #truffles #chefs
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I need a profile pic just like this one. . . #truffles #chefs

We had a special guest appearance by America’s first Master Sommelier Eddie Osterland last night. A treat to get a signed copy of his book as well!
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#mastersommelier #corkdorks #winework #detroit
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We had a special guest appearance by America’s first Master Sommelier Eddie Osterland last night. A treat to get a signed copy of his book as well! . . #mastersommelier #corkdorks #winework #detroit

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Juice of the day (a perfect beverage even for the frigid weather). Gamay and Cab Franc; very berry goodness!
#petnat #realwine #loirewine #winework #winetasting
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Juice of the day (a perfect beverage even for the frigid weather). Gamay and Cab Franc; very berry goodness! #petnat #realwine #loirewine #winework #winetasting

What do these racy rainbow coalition of wines from @la_boutanche have in common with a set of the more austere-looking Canadians @pearlmorissette from Niagara? Well, besides being part of the cool @selectionmassale portfolio, they’re f#^^{*^} delicious. .
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#winetasting #winework #realwine #biodynamicwine #frenchwines #canadianwine
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What do these racy rainbow coalition of wines from @la_boutanche have in common with a set of the more austere-looking Canadians @pearlmorissette from Niagara? Well, besides being part of the cool @selectionmassale portfolio, they’re f#^^{*^} delicious. . . #winetasting #winework #realwine #biodynamicwine #frenchwines #canadianwine

It was hectic but I managed to capture a few actual shots of the wines over two days. From Mexico to Georgia, Austria to Italy, and the US of course, the #rawwinefair covered good ground. I still have much to learn about this category of wines and winemaking; some were delicious, some less so (not pictured here), but they all made me think about farming methods, the philosophy behind sustainability and wine making and what counts as good wine. I do know that it should be more than a passing trend. .
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#naturalwine #rawwinefair #rawwineweek
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It was hectic but I managed to capture a few actual shots of the wines over two days. From Mexico to Georgia, Austria to Italy, and the US of course, the #rawwinefair covered good ground. I still have much to learn about this category of wines and winemaking; some were delicious, some less so (not pictured here), but they all made me think about farming methods, the philosophy behind sustainability and wine making and what counts as good wine. I do know that it should be more than a passing trend. . . #naturalwine #rawwinefair #rawwineweek

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Naturally, autographed by @isabellelegeron.
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 #rawwinefair #rawwine
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Naturally, autographed by @isabellelegeron. . . #rawwinefair #rawwine

#rawwineweek The Raw Wine Fair - I tasted a slew of wines I’d never encountered before, including this sassy orange Georgian number from @gotsawines , said hi to Alice and meet her best friend and Somm Pascaline, and run into some warm and familiar faces. All in, a lovely day back in my favorite borough in the world. .
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#winework #winetasting #naturalwine #rawwine #realwine
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#rawwineweek The Raw Wine Fair - I tasted a slew of wines I’d never encountered before, including this sassy orange Georgian number from @gotsawines , said hi to Alice and meet her best friend and Somm Pascaline, and run into some warm and familiar faces. All in, a lovely day back in my favorite borough in the world. . . #winework #winetasting #naturalwine #rawwine #realwine

When the going gets tough, the tough turn to kittens. Thank you @alexalexalexalexa for the play night with your fur balls of cute. I love my new Tinder profile pic 😜.
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#catlady #jokingimnotontinder
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When the going gets tough, the tough turn to kittens. Thank you @alexalexalexalexa for the play night with your fur balls of cute. I love my new Tinder profile pic 😜. . . #catlady #jokingimnotontinder

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At the expense of being slightly boring, most of my posts, if you haven’t noticed, have primarily been about wine. An obsession, a vocation, a pleasure or a privilege; all of the above. What I love about wine is being able to be at once surprised, delighted, jolted on the nose and on the palate. Like tasting these terroir-specific varietals - trousseau and poulsard - pretty much for the first time. Ps: The two different vintages of the same trousseaus were starkly different, of course. Thankful to be part of a kickass wine group.
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#jurawine #winetasting #winework #winefun #detroitwinecity #detroitwine
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At the expense of being slightly boring, most of my posts, if you haven’t noticed, have primarily been about wine. An obsession, a vocation, a pleasure or a privilege; all of the above. What I love about wine is being able to be at once surprised, delighted, jolted on the nose and on the palate. Like tasting these terroir-specific varietals - trousseau and poulsard - pretty much for the first time. Ps: The two different vintages of the same trousseaus were starkly different, of course. Thankful to be part of a kickass wine group. . . #jurawine #winetasting #winework #winefun #detroitwinecity #detroitwine

Congrats to Somm @winenomadic, butcher @wmapple75 and the rest of the team at @primeandproperdetroit for making it this far and executing a wonderful preview dinner last night. From the interior design to the food and wine offerings, you guys take dining in Detroit to new heights. Proud of you, Liz!
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#detroitdining #newresturant #detroit #killingit #awesome #meat #steakhouse #wine #winetasting #amazingdesserts
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Congrats to Somm @winenomadic, butcher @wmapple75 and the rest of the team at @primeandproperdetroit for making it this far and executing a wonderful preview dinner last night. From the interior design to the food and wine offerings, you guys take dining in Detroit to new heights. Proud of you, Liz! . . #detroitdining #newresturant #detroit #killingit #awesome #meat #steakhouse #wine #winetasting #amazingdesserts

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