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  1. #141
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    The strongest wine I know of is called High Wine. It's produced in Guyana ( of Demerara sugar fame and land of the caiman and El Dorado.). It's over proof and will ignite if you put a flame to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanleyB View Post
    The strongest wine I know of is called High Wine. It's produced in Guyana ( of Demerara sugar fame and land of the caiman and El Dorado.). It's over proof and will ignite if you put a flame to it.
    Hi Stan,
    That's not wine, it's bloody rocket fuel - you could run your Bugatti on that stuff, and it's probably cheaper than petrol where it's concocted .
    Cheers,
    Last edited by DaveK; 29-08-2009 at 20:52.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamish_gill View Post
    its the camra beer festival in worcester this weekend.... i can recomend it whole heartedly
    although the main preoblem is you have to buy tokens and then pay with them... its to confusing when the beer starts taking its inevitable effects
    I went to the Bristol one a good few years ago and had a great time. Thing is though that with a penchant for strong porters, even supping them in half-glasses can soon make rational activities that little bit more challenging!
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  4. #144
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    Some more wines recently enjoyed and to be recommended:

    Bordeaux

    2006 Puisseguin Saint-Émilion, ‘Château L’Église’
    2006 Puisseguin Saint-Émilion, ‘Reserve Saint-Clair’

    2003 Côtes de Blaye, ‘Château La Bernarde’ Cuvée Blavia
    2006 ‘Château Moulin de Pillardot’

    2006 ‘Château Bellevue Chollet’,
    Concours de Bordeaux Vins D’Aquitaine 2007 Médaille D’Or

    2005 Margaux’ ‘Château Castelbruck’

    2006 Médoc, ‘Château Chantemerle’ Cuvée du Moulin
    2006 Médoc, ‘Château Maison Blanche’.

    Rhône

    2008 Côtes-du-Rhône, ‘Caves Saint-Pierre’,
    This is another bargain from Tesco along with the 2007 and an excellent Rhône.


    I might have mentioned the Conwy Brewery ‘Honey Fayre’ beer was going to be distributed by Marks & Spencer. Well bottles have appeared in my local Marks way down here in sunny Essex. There’s a good chance they are awaiting you in your local Marks. Go on give it a go; sold as ‘Welsh Honey Bitter’, a bottled conditioned beer 4.5% ABV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beechwoods View Post
    I went to the Bristol one a good few years ago and had a great time. Thing is though that with a penchant for strong porters, even supping them in half-glasses can soon make rational activities that little bit more challenging!
    ha yeah I know that story!
    I was drinking one of brakspears beers the other day, realy strong flavours, very fuity - very tasty! I didn't realy pay any attention to the abv until I'd had 3 pints and felt a bit unstable ... I was bloody 7.1!

    .......

    I haven't posted any recomendation here before, but here goes

    brakspear 7.1 stuff (forgot it's name)

    hooknorton brewery's 'hooky gold' - very very easy to drink pale ale

    Oxford landing Chardonnay - £4.99 from my local corner shop - cheap and tasty!

    Cono sur viognier - £5.99 from scummerfield - cheep and mega tasty!

    (I'm into my cheap n tasty wine!)
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    Can I recomend a cider? - thatchers katy! It's like squash very clear, easy to drink! But not for the faint hearted, gets ya right old cider pissed with it's 7.4(?) abv!
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    I recommend the Champaign Blondel (http://www.champagneblondel.com/uk/home/). Any year. Any type.

    Impressive quality/price ratio.
    You must try the Rosé, it's outstanding.

    (I've been buying exclusively their Champaign since 1994)
    Last edited by Themis; 04-10-2009 at 16:46.
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    Looks very interesting, Dimitri. I'll bear it in mind for Christmas

    We're not really massive Champagne drinkers, preferring instead a nice Claret, Rioja Gran Reserva or, say, an Amarone, Barolo or Brunello di Montalcino (yes you can tell we're definitely of the 'old world' school of wine!)

    My view is that a lot of Champagne is vastly overpriced for the quality on offer. One usually has to go for vintage to get the requisite genuine quality, and then you're talking mega bucks!! In fact, I find that often some of the English sparkling whites are just as good at a fraction of the price!

    However, the Blondel intrigues me as it appears to be one of the smaller, more specialist Champagne houses, therefore one would hope for more 'flavour-per-pound' than with, say, an often rather non-descript Moët.

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  9. #149
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    Some more vino making its way chez moi:


    Rhône

    Cuvée Du Vatican, 2007, Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC. 15% ABV.

    “Powerful berry, spice and pepper aromas … oozes old-vine, intensity, with blackberry depth of fine vintage. Smooth, spicy complexity from barrel aging”.

    Laithwaites, c. £17 bottle; only supplied as whole cases of 12. Share a case with a friend. Available December 2009.


    Rioja

    Finca Las Rejas, Vino de Mesa

    This cuvée is made from Tempranillo grapes from the Rioja Alavesa. DOC rules state that a cellar may only produce a certain amount of wine labelled Rioja each year, so excess grapes are ‘declassified’ and labelled Vino de Mesa (table wine). Still a Crianza style Rioja.

    “… bright berry aromas and juicy redcurrant, blackcurrant and clove flavours with tempting peppery notes”.

    Laithwaites, £7 bottle.


    Bordeaux

    Château du Plantier, 2006, Appelation Bordeaux Contrôlée. Médaille de Bronze, Paris 2007. 12% ABV.

    Vignoble: Gironde.
    Terroir: Agrilo-calcaire.
    Cépage: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.
    Dégustation: Arômes fruités, vin ample et bien structuré aux tannins souples.


    Available from your local Sommerfield, £7 bottle.


    À votre santé
    Last edited by Barry; 15-10-2009 at 23:40.
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  10. #150
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    Thumbs up Sainsbury's quality wine bargains

    Guys,

    Sainsbury's have once again got some cracking deals on quality wine.

    I picked up a 2003 Rémy Gauthier Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, reduced from £12 to £8.99 a bottle, which we're going to have today for lunch with some pan-fried pork fillet with carmelised apples in a Calvados and crème fraîche sauce.

    I'll let you know what the wine is like once we've sampled it later!

    I also got a 2008 Blason de Bourgogne, Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Bourgogne, reduced from £13.99 to £6.65 a bottle, and a superb 1995 Chateau Simard Saint-Émilion, Appellation Saint-Émilion Contrôlée, reduced from £30.00 to £12.00 a bottle!

    The latter will be put aside for having with the goose on Christmas Day

    Hurry now while stocks last!!

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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