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Christmas Wine

Discussion in 'off topic' started by eternumviti, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    You must be one of the very few who can find a bottle of wine cheaper than a bottle of beer. Chapeau.
     
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  2. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Staying alert

    The wine must be very young then, or have been bottled very recently, if the flies are still living. Maybe up your budget to something older than a week or two, or at least cellar it for a month or so? Flies’ life span, according to Mr Google, is around 40-50 days...
     
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  3. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I wouldn’t pay 5€ for a bottle of beer - you can get two Rochefort 10s for that!!
     
  4. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Well to be more accurate : you can, for now. For the less intrepid the UK price looks more like £4-5.
    I don't mean to alarm you but this could be your post-Brexit future...
     
  5. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Just received notification that my Portuguese wine order is being delivered tomorrow, hope the wine is fly free;)
     
  6. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    You might get Spanish ones.
     
  7. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    I should be so lucky:D
     
  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Yes, I’ve been investigating solutions for a while. In the meantime I will liberate a few cratefuls from Vanuxeem aka beer heaven in Belgium next week, now they have assured me they are open.
     
  9. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    I've discovered that SA wines are about the same price in NZ as in the UK, so for a bit of variety I've got a few Chenin Blanc and Cinsault. Surely it is past time that SA started using more screwtops, especially on their whites.
    Consulting with chef on tweaking the menu to suit.
     
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  10. fama

    fama pfm Member

  11. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

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  12. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    Wine is meant to remove stress from your life, not create it!
     
  13. BTC3

    BTC3 pfm Member

    Does it have to be 6 bottles of the same wine, or can I get a few cheapies and a couple of bottles of Krug at 25% off?
     
  14. fama

    fama pfm Member

    Mix
     
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  15. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    My credit card and car’s suspension are having a good laugh at that one.
     
  16. BTC3

    BTC3 pfm Member

    Thanks for the link! That’s some useful birthday presents bought!
     
  17. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    It was last week..!

    Thanks to @fama from me too. Six 2001 to add to the CT list. In fact five, I’ve decided one brave soldier will be laying down his life tonight. I’ll be asking for a volunteer shortly in a specious address, as soon as my ‘Build Build Build’ sign is finished.

    PS don’t forget the rubbish corks on these 2001 Musars. I did, and it slid downwards as soon as I applied the corkscrew. It took a combination of Butler’s Friend (used conventionally and also jammed in at right angles and used as a lever) and teeth to pull it out. I couldn’t imagine the wine would be OK with such a loose-fitting cork, but it seems to be.
     
  18. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    The last case of 2001 I bought have all had intact corks! Previous batches not so!
    I suppose I'd better buy some more whilst on offer!
     
  19. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I’ve just noticed they actually tell you to take the cork out with a Butler’s Friend on the rear label!
     
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  20. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^ yes IIRC Musar recommend using a Butler's Friend for all their wines over 15 years old.
    One of the few prices I remember from years ago is Penfolds St Henri when it was £25. Today it is down from £90 to £67.50 at Waitrose.... and Out of Stock !
    Proof that the rich did indeed get richer, and of the impact of Chinese buyers on prices. £/A$ doesn't help either.
     
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