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Wine and More Wine A forum hosted by Jane to teach us about the finer things in life...

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Old 19-07-2005, 21:41
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Default Dry House?

Jane what's happened? are all the bottles empty?, have we drank the last from the barrels?, Have we drank the place dry?.
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Old 19-07-2005, 21:46
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Oh Rob :\

I am so sad :\

Everyone must be turning teetotal to get into their bikinis or speedos for the hols...

My wine forum took a real hit when the hackers struck and I don't think it has recovered.

My main ally - El Portofan - has been quiet and nobody seems to be even looking at the posts on here :\

But I will think of something, don't worry.

Perhaps you could provide some recipes for summer drinking? Your descriptions of making Sangria were so appetising -perhaps you could turn into the Gordon Ramsay of the PP forum?

(And I could be Nigella!!!!):rollin

Jane
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Old 20-07-2005, 00:17
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hit when the hackers struck - just mis-read that as 'hit in the knackers'! About sums it up.

Traffic's down generally here I think 'cos lots of people are over in PP, the lucky things.

Well, I for one haven't gone teetotal, Jane.

In fact I've been having some excellent wine at places such as Petrus (no, not that wine!), Deep, La Lanterna and the odd bottle at home - all in the past week.

I could dig out the details if you're interested.

I also took delivery from visitors of some top Irish whiskey from Bushmills to add to my extensive collection - and there's more where that came from on the way very soon.

Must remember not to drink it too quickly or I'll never get into those speedos for my next visit to PP.
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Old 20-07-2005, 00:43
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Hi Congokid,

Please do let us know the wines you have been drinking.

Or any recommendations you have for us.

We have about 4 weeks to go before we are heading back to PP so I will start to drink my remaining bottles of Mallorcan wine and write a little note about each of them.

Happy Drinking!
Jane
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Old 20-07-2005, 06:19
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Hi Jane

I'm not a trained wine taster so don't have the vocabulary or wit to think about how something tastes, just whether I like it! But with that out of the way, here goes!

One of my friends had a glass of Château Bauduc Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon in the bar at Petrus, but I didn't get a chance to taste it (fat chance) or ask what it was like.

At the table, we had a bottle of Gravitas Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2003. Very nice but at £35 you'd expect it to be! It was wonderful match for my main course of scottish lobster with roasted saute scallops lobster and salmon ravioli.

We also had a bottle of Moulin-a-vent, domaine Vissoux 2002. This was fabulous, too, though I only had a sip.

At Deep I had Bourgone Aligote with my starter (wild mussels) and a glass of Muga Reserva with my main (sirloin steak, served with a little dish of ragut of oxtail and chorizo). Both excellent matches for the food.

At home I've been buying those three for two offers from Threshers, including Campo Viejo Reserva and a couple of the whites, whose names I don't have to hand right now, and I can't find a Thresher website that lists their wines.

So there you are!
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Old 20-07-2005, 18:36
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We're not dry at our house!

After a long day yesterday, we sat down with a bottle of very chilled Rose Cava courtesy of Sainsbury's and it was lovely!

We've just discovered a fab rose from the Co-op of all places. I can't quite remember the name but it is something like Vina Des La Vinas - it is available in red/white/rose but have only tried the rose.
It is really nice - very dry but fruity. It is on offer at the moment from £5.99 to £2.99 a bottle - would highly recommend it.

Sara
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Old 21-07-2005, 00:58
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Hi guys !

Like Jane and the other posters I just can't believe nobody is drinking some lovely summer wines .

Come on guys own up and tell us!

Now as I first posted one year ago today and was the 500th member and this may be the 6500th post I will need to toast that tonight!

Maybe even a little rose like Sara suggested!
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Old 21-07-2005, 01:01
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Hi Sara!

Thank you for your recommendations!

If I am honest I have been leaving the red wine alone just lately and opting instead for lager or cava which I just can't get enough of at the moment.

I buy the Tesco Cava demi-sec which is great when the weather is hot and I can sit in the garden. Just getting into training for PP you understand!

I will look out in the Co-op for your rose which is another great drink for summer. Roses seem to be very popular and fashionable at the moment and have lost that "inferior" label they once had which is good news for everyone.

I'll see if I can look out a few to recommend.

Regards
Jane
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Old 21-07-2005, 01:05
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Portofan!!!

Co-incidence strikes again! Both of us writing at the same time and to the same post!!!

Congratulations on your (forum) birthday!! Hope you have many more to come!

As for wines, what are you drinking at the moment?

I'm going cycling again in a minute and when I get back a cold glass of Singha beer from Thailand is what I wil crave! Can't wait! It will also go with the chilli we have to eat tonight.

Keep posting! (and drinking!)
Jane
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Old 21-07-2005, 03:14
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That's another one I've been drinking this summer - Cava Brut from Waitrose - it's only about £4.99 a bottle. When I've had weekend visitors around I usually get a few bottles for cassis royales in the garden.
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Old 22-07-2005, 00:56
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Well it wasn't here last night.

With our lamb a bottle of Argentinian Malbec. Lo Tengo 2004 out of Morrisons 13.5% and £3.79 or so .

Had looked at it on the shelf and on the top part of the label is a black and white image of the legs of a couple dancing on a cobbled street. However as my eyes ran along the shelf I could have sworn the legs moved as if dancing. El Tango it says too on the label. And so they do!

Honest guys would I tell a porkie?

Another look and I thought "do I walk home or take a taxi?"

Try it -the wine! And maybe afterwards you will try to tango too!!

just a little cold lager tonight I' m afraid!
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