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Portofan 10-03-2005 03:18

Own up time
Hi readers!

Time to own up and tell what wine if any you are having tonight or even last night.

We should all be on Spanish and even Majorcan to support our favourite island.

No porkies now! Tell it as it is!


JH02JLH 27-05-2005 04:27

Own up Time
Ever since we returned from PP last week I have wanted to sit in the garden with a drink, but because of the poor weather we have been unable to.

Tonight, though, was perfect and we sat on our little seat in the sunshine - me with a chilled glass of Cava (KAB - it's your fault) and hubby with a bottle of McEwan's Champion Ale.


I tried to re-create one evening in PP when we sat on the balcony of our hotel with a cold bottle of Freixenet from the Supermarket Llenaire, but it wasn't the same. No beautiful seaview.

Roll on August and a bottle of Cava every lunchtime!!


jiggy 02-08-2005 07:27

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Hi everyone
just finishing a bottle of 'Blossom hill' californian red. trying to cut down drinking but wifey dosen't help, she only has 1 glass, so i've got to drink the other 3 :rolleyes .
i'll have to try again tomorrow! life's a b*tch :lol

JH02JLH 03-08-2005 06:09

Re: Own Up Time
Hi jiggy!

Thanks for re-starting this post again!

It was heading for the best-seller lists when the fatal day arrived and virtually all of the posts were lost. :\

And there were some great messages on here as well so it's nice to see it has been revived, though a bit leaner and meaner.

I know Portofan mentioned a Spanish rose tonight when we were having a wee chat so I'm hoping he will post his findings on here.

I drank a very pleasant Moscatel de Valencia tonight and it would make a perfect aperitif. I was lucky enough to sit out in the garden with it and enjoy the evening sun but I'm sure this wine (and grape variety) will be available in PP so you can enjoy the Mallorcan sun whilst drinking it.

It was slightly sweet but at 12% I knew I was drinking it! It could also be enjoyed with a light summer pudding.

Here's to more summer days!

jiggy 08-08-2005 09:01

Re: Own Up Time
Gone spanish tonight, stowells tempranillo, nice, & and good value at £3.99 at somerfields
will try some other spanish wines before i go IN 19 DAYS!!!


Sara4 11-08-2005 19:52

Re: Own Up Time
Had a rather lovely bottle of Faustino V rose last night, which we brought back from our holiday.

All that was missing was the view of the bay - (deep sigh!)

JH02JLH 14-08-2005 17:35

Re: Own Up Time
I meant to have posted about this wine the other evening but didn't!

Burra Brook Grenache Rose 2004

From Australia and £5.29 from M&S.

I chilled it lightly and we enjoyed when my parents came to visit the other evening.

At 14% it is no lightweight and we enjoyed the raspberry flavours. We also found it very fresh and "zingy"!

M&S recommend it lightly-chilled and its great with duck terrine, pate, grilled chicken and pasta dishes.


Portofan 28-08-2005 19:59

Re: Own Up Time
Hi all!!

Two weeks since there's been a post on wine.

It is holiday time and some are even in sunny climes right now!:D

I cannot believe there is no lovely summer wine being quaffed at the moment and neither would Jane!

So time to own up!:lol :lol

Or we will get what for when Jane comes back!!:lol :lol

PennyWhite 28-08-2005 20:00

Re: Own Up Time
Trouble is we are in blighty and summer has finished.....
typical bank holiday here sadly. Back to the Cotes du Rhone and winter reds....

debz1 28-08-2005 20:43

Re: Own Up Time
Just done 3 hours of gardening and about to make lunch..hot and sunny here in Bucks. I think my hard work warrants opening a bottle of something chilled, perhaps Vina Sol, to sip in the sunshine 8) (as if I need an excuse !! )

robjay 29-08-2005 18:48

Re: Own Up Time
Well here's my excuses.
since getting back from PP a week yesterday I have been up to my neck in work:\ . I have 2 jobs and both have been non stop. right now i'm on nightshift, but during a meal with caroline last night (before going on duty) I got to inhale the aroma of a nice ros'e that she had opened Mmmmmmm, I had a glass from a rather cheeky bottle of Adam's Wine bottled at Brita :lol . Roll on the weekend and I can put my feet up;) and sample something nice.

Take care


JH02JLH 10-09-2005 03:51

Re: Own Up Time
Jaume de Puntiro 2002 - Mallorca

I really felt like drinking wine from Mallorca tonight and after three days of abstinence I needed a treat!

I opened the wine about an hour before we drank it with one of those Tesco Finest beef dishes.

I immediately thought of cherries and it was lovely,smooth and fruity with just a hint of tannins. It went very well with the beef dish.

The Jaume de Puntiro is made from Manto Negro and Callet grapes and comes from Santa Maria del Cami.

We bought it in Mir in May for about 10 euros.

Please keep the "own ups" rolling in!
Jane:D :D

Portofan 10-09-2005 17:14

Re: Own Up Time

Honest Jane!

Abstinence over!

We have all so much missed your "fruity" contributions!:lol

its cd 11-09-2005 02:00

Re: Own Up Time
As some of you already know, I have just returned from 2 weeks in Italy ( more about that later, will post about it in the Tapas Bar )

Spent most of the second week drinking a really nice wine. Well I remember it as being really nice, didn't bring any home because cases were already back breakingly heavy ...... and we all know that sometimes that lovelly drink we enjoyed on hols is something different once you get home ...... but I will describe it as I remember it

We stayed in Liguria, the wine was called

Riviera Ligure di Ponente D.O.C. - ROSSESE

and it was made from grapes grown within 2 miles of our hotel by a local family.

Now I am no wine reviewer and I am no expert I just know what I like and what I don't like .... so here goes

It was a light red, with an almost translucent ruby glow. It had an intense , quite perfumy aroma but and when you first sipped it , it tasted very light and gave the impression you could drink it down quite easily with no effect ....... but you soon realised you needed to treat it with a bit more respect, it had quite a strong after taste that stayed with you for some time ....... an interesting combination of something that slipped down like a soft drink but left you feeling you'd drunk something quite full bodied. Anyway, I loved the stuff

Can't get it here though ......... apparently they only make 7,000 bottles a year and sell them in local shops and to local hotels

JH02JLH 11-09-2005 05:02

Re: Own Up Time

Have you seen this?

I agree with you about bringing wines home! We've fallen into that trap before! Something happens to them en route!

Look forward to reading about your Italian holiday


its cd 11-09-2005 06:46

Re: Own Up Time
thanks for the link Jane , very interesting

I remember being given honey rum once in the canaries and thinking it was so great that I brought 2 bottles home ........ not really very good at all, thougt we may need to throw it away, until I hit upon the idea of adding it to the mulled wine for our bonfire party ........... it was wonderful, we used the second bottle fo rthe same purpose the year after .......... so you see everything has its purpose

JH02JLH 31-10-2005 07:31

Re: Own Up Time
William Cole "Colombine Reserve" Merlot 2002 - Chile

I pulled the cork on this tonight to go with our roast and it is worth trying!

I bought it in Tesco Calais but I'm sure it is available in most stores (will check tomorrow when I go and buy my Campo Viejo Reserva) and was not more than about £4-£5.

At 14% it's no lightweight but it coped with our roast pork well.

I noticed that slight characteristic "runner bean" taste of Chilean Merlot and there were a few tannins there, but it was very warming and would go with most red meats.

I would let it breathe for a while before drinking, maybe half an hour to an hour should be fine!


jiggy 04-03-2006 00:09

Re: Own Up Time
Ernest Julio & Gallo 'Coastal vineyard' cab sav
Someone bought me a bottle of this as a present, so we drank it last night with some brie & crackers (see i know how to live it up!:lol )
It was beautiful, i,ll have to find it in the supermarkets, as long as its not too expensive :eek .
Any ideas where to find it ,jane

JH02JLH 05-03-2006 22:56

Re: Own Up Time
Hi jiggy

Have a look here...

By the way, you missed a great night...


jiggy 06-03-2006 01:53

Re: Own Up Time
Thanks for the link jane, i.ll have to get some soon.

Sorry i missed you all last night. Come on, spill the beans, did anyone get really drunk:x

chat soon

debz1 06-03-2006 01:59

Re: Own Up Time
;) That would be telling!!!

JH02JLH 06-03-2006 03:45

Re: Own Up Time
Ho ho ho!!!!!!!

It was the Hierbas de Mallorca at 2am this morning that proved the final straw...:x

Porto's trousers will tell the tale...and the fact that we nicked all the glasses from the breakfast buffet to drink it from...

Oh, a good night!!!

Jane :rollin

its cd 06-03-2006 05:38

Re: a good night
When is a good night a great night

good company, Hierbas de Mallorca and borrowed glasses

Snowy 06-03-2006 06:09

Re: a good night
Hi Guy's so glad you had a wonderful time, I raised a glass to you all and wished I could have been there, alas not to be who knows next time maybe.

Potofan I leave you alone for 5 minutes and what happens, great you guys well done

Portofan 09-03-2006 00:39

Re: a good night
There has been some reference recently to “The weekend”.

The weekend for most people is the time for rest and relaxation and some Forum members have done just that last weekend and got together for a chat , and some “Eating and Drinking” together, but not in PP or the old town..

“Own up time” is probably the best topic to post under and it was arranged to comprise some regular visitors to the Chat Room, most of whom have been regulars from the inception of chatting on this Forum.

Doesn’t this sound so boring!:\

It was agreed to hold the meeting in a North West England resort and no not The BIG BRASH ONE!:eek

Now I am not going to say who attended, they can say themselves, some already have owned up, and it would appear have “grassed” me up!>:

Some went for two nights and some for one.

Let me describe the main event in the format of a Minute of “the meeting”.

This was to commence at 7pm on Saturday night in the lounge of a hotel. However it was reported to the meeting at 7pm that one of the “mainstays” had appeared at 6.40pm indicating that they would be late in joining the meeting having been on other business for the day and would join some time later. This was accepted and those present agreed the meeting be adjourned while relocating to the next venue.
A hostelry with more acceptable tariff!:lol

Members and associates plodded through the snow ice and slush.:\

The new venue was reached and with little formality the next business was quickly concluded. Who was to get the first round??

Matters progressed aided by ..ahem more rounds!:D

Then the belated mainstay appeared. Some more business concluded.ha ha! And off we adjourned again to an Italian Restaurant. Sorry not Spanish but there you are.

At this juncture it must be reported that an associate and a Member had ascertained the location of the restaurant earlier and reported that it appeared to be a single storey building with an intimidating appearance and that customers were seen being taken in dressed in orange boiler suits and manacled a la Guantanamo so the meeting was somewhat apprehensive, but philosophical given the alcohol availability.

So again adjourning we made our way to the place and were warmly welcomed, by the owner, Italian and his team of Italian waiters. Were they from Salford or Warrington or Liverpool, don’t know.:rolleyes

Orders taken, wine orders placed, Red Italians and off we went, all discussing Forum business. And believe that if you will !

Interestingly most attendees were trying their sparse command of Italian on the waiters with some amusement. One Forum member said their Italian vocabulary ran to sixty words. Come on xxxx you are joking!;) :x

There were even some photographic records made!!! Ha ha ha!!!:x

The bill was settled and the meeting adjourned again , by this time 1am.

Back to the original hotel, oh dear the bar was closed for the night but somehow a member produce a large bottle of Hierbas some of which was spilled. Well at least it was not blood that spilled.:lol

What went on in that final stage of Any Other Business?

Well that’s for you to imagine!:rollin :rollin

Would there be another such meeting?

Yes almost certainly but that’s for you to attend and see and participate!!:rollin :rollin

The meeting was closed shortly after 2am and was voted a success.

PS. Next day most plodded home with the thought “What was that all about?”;)

PS2. Personally I found it great fun to meet fellow Forumites and their "associates". Putting faces to names and not hitting return or mouse clicking is a lot quicker but there again when you ask "Got a drink xxxx?", it is more costly than in the Room!!:eek

Snowy 09-03-2006 02:49

Re: a good night

Having read your report I am glad I did not make it, not my scene at all, being Tea Total and having to stay up till 02:00 and miss out on my beauty sleep.

Also not to keen on eating my dinner with knitting needles and wine with the meal what’s up with water, and that Hierbas green stuff, reminds me of an ambulance man’s uniform.

Glad you all had fun, and super report, and I know who was there.
Shhhhhhhhh you know who.

;) ;) ;) ;)

its cd 09-03-2006 03:05

Re: a good night

May I be the first to accept the minutes of the meeting, wish all participants the best of luck with any matters arising and wait with baited breath for the date of next meeting.

Belladonna 09-03-2006 08:04

Re: a good night
Is this a North / South divide?!
Southerners / Londoners raise the flag - or glass - and lets try to work something out !!

pops 09-03-2006 21:41

Re: a good night
Is it just me or did anyone else understand the comment re eating his dinner with knitting needles?
I can understand if it was a chinese meal but Italian?

Portofan 09-03-2006 22:21

Re: a good night
Hi pops!

Spaghetti like wool and Snowy not good with the knitting needles obviously!!;)

Rest of us seemed to manage!!:eek

sandy 10-03-2006 02:14

Re: a good night
I'm with you Belladonna. Let's show these northerners that southerners can have fun too !

debz1 10-03-2006 02:25

Re: a good night
Hi sandy and belladonna

The venue was northern but not all of the 'mottley crew' were !

Im an 'arrow on the 'ill girl originally and I was there!:D


JH02JLH 10-03-2006 02:53

Re: a good night
I agree with Debs - I think it was almost an even split between north and south...

And in fact that was why it was so difficult finding a venue that suited everyone.

Roll on the next meet!

Thanks to Porto for providing the minutes... I know it was a tough job, Porto, but someone had to do it ;)

Jane :D

Portofan 10-03-2006 03:32

Re: a good night
Well thank you Jane!

Just hope the Minute Secretary is one of these rotational jobs!;)

I see Winkie is getting a hammering these days!

Oh and bye the way "Ah jest loved dem Southern Belles"!!:rollin :rollin

chelseadons 10-03-2006 07:11

Re: a good night
The Northern ones weren't so bad either Porto !!


Enjoyed the minutes and OK by me too !

robjay 10-03-2006 07:18

Re: a good night
ok I need to get this straight before I get any more confused.
Down Souff is where and extends to where?
Up Norff it's from where to where?
Odd thing this but I thought the midlands were the Midlands because the were in the mid
So if in the UK Manchester is up norff where is Glasgow?
I thought that the venue that was picked was picked because it was mid-way between everybody >D equidistant, 4 hours drive from London & Edinburgh.
I'm off to bed all this maths and geography is mixing me up:\
Take care.


sandy 11-03-2006 00:14

Re: a good night
According to my reckoning Robjay, Glasgow is more norffer than Manchester, and isn't sarf anywhere sarf of the Watford Gap ? :p

Belladonna 11-03-2006 00:50

Re: a good night
Well I'm a Londoner born and bred so anywhere north of London is NORTH! But however you set the borders, it means nothing if we dont all know the venue!!! - Not meant in a nasty way but if we each have a "buddy" to contact if they havent managed to get onto the chat room for some time (guilty as charged!), then Im sure more of us could get together! As long as partners could come too, coz I'm shy! ;)

JH02JLH 11-03-2006 01:58

Re: a good night
Hi Belladonna,

This was the first meet of it's kind (I think) in the UK (although Debs and I try and get together for a coffee as we live quite near each other).

The reason behind the weekend was for people who regularly chat in the room to meet and get to know each other better.

It would be great to have more meets and they don't necessarily have to be for the weekend. It could just be a meal in a restaurant or drink in a pub if members live near enough.

Also, partners are more than welcome and I have to admit it was great to see their bemused looks as we all launched into forum gossip! But I'm sure our partners understood where we were coming from and they were having just as much fun chatting as the regular members. It was great for them to make new friends as well.


chelseadons 11-03-2006 09:23

Re: a good night

I don't understand ? Is there something the otherside of hadrians Wall ?


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