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Old 12-29-2013, 08:44 PM   #181
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Hey Molasar, welcome If it makes you feel any better, I was following a link from an image of a sweater decorated with gentalia hanging on the front. It was an Image of The Day if I recall.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:10 PM   #182
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #183
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has anyone tried gin with a slice of cucumber instead of the usual lemon or lime slice?

seems a half-arsed idea to me, the delicate watery flavour of cucumber dropped into the fiery botanicals-rich aftershave-like gin, you'd expect the cucumber to be as pointless as tits on a haddock, but I haven't tried it, yet!

answers on a postcard please!
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:04 PM   #184
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Lindemans' Bin 40 Merlot 2012, tasty.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:50 AM   #185
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funny thing about reds, love the taste but mostly give me rotten hangovers even while still drinking them, so I stick to one glass.
love Merlot, then claret, then Rioja, and Pinotage is a rare treat for when I'm truly on form.
today however it's Hobgoblin (a rich dark 5.2% porter style ale) then G&T with lime.

going back to @sexobon mention of Lindemans I find it good to go off-piste and try wines that aren't big brands. we ('Er Indoors and I) get more winners than losers that way, which is a better strike rate than the brands if I'm honest.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:54 PM   #186
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has anyone tried gin with a slice of cucumber instead of the usual lemon or lime slice?

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Hendricks? I have. It's probably best with a home grown cucumber that actually has some flavour, rather than the tasteless twelve-inchers that adorn the supermarket shelves. But it was OK, nonetheless.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #187
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... going back to @sexobon mention of Lindemans I find it good to go off-piste and try wines that aren't big brands. ...
There are plenty of reviewers who publish wine ratings. Some even use double blind tastings. The trick is to find reviewers who's tastes are consistent with yours. After trying a few wines rated by tasting editors with each of a half dozen different themed publications, I settled on a US magazine called Wine Spectator for reviews. I get hundreds of (sometimes over a thousand) wine reviews a month for a US $50 annual subscription fee. I haven't bought a bottle of wine that I didn't enjoy for over 20 years. For Christmas I put out a white (300,000 case production) and a red (392 cases). I have no reservations about buying from bulk producers when better vintages yield atypically good wines; or, from small producers who bottle quality. That way I always get the most for my money.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:14 PM   #188
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that should be something from the STBO Dept, but isn't.
never mind an expert reviewer who can identify any wine ever produced, but find a reviewer whose tastes match yours. brilliant in its simplicity, nice one @sexobon
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:40 PM   #189
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Not hungover, just tired. Ti. Urred.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:55 AM   #190
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:05 PM   #191
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Cups of tea, mainly.

I did have a little glass of port a while ago, but it made me feel a bit queasy. I haven't drunk a lot over Christmas, but I have drunk a little every day and that always leaves me feeling a tad off kilter.

So tonight, I'm just drinking tea. And, obviously lighting up an enormous spliff.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:12 PM   #192
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:55 PM   #193
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A shot of tequila when I get home. And a glass of champaign later tonight. I'll finish the rest tomorrow. :-)
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:22 AM   #194
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COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria Clasico 2010, good, simple nose, full cherry with currant flavors; but, a little too tart for my taste, probably better with food ... was an Xmas present.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:51 AM   #195
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Lately we found a delicious red wine at Trader Joes, imported from Italy. I think it's really pretty good. We bought a case and would get more, but they have since sold out. Only $4 a bottle for that one.

Edit: I forgot to add, it was the Vola Sangiovese. It really tastes like a good $25 bottle of wine. Pick a bottle up if you see one. And then go back for a case when you realize how good it is.
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I've revisited this thread for other reasons but find myself compelled to reply to this post. (I believe) I independently discovered this wine. It's *delicious*! I don't remember reading this post but I sure do remember this wine. Get some, a case is not overkill.
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