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  1. #2141
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    I did that when I stopped.. Erdinger was the best and it was available in Tesco. But I havent even had any alc free for well over a year(or it seems that long)
    I read an interesting article the other day showing that ex drinkers still get an endorphin hit when drinking alcohol-free beer, due to association. I certainly feel it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yomanze View Post
    I read an interesting article the other day showing that ex drinkers still get an endorphin hit when drinking alcohol-free beer, due to association. I certainly feel it.
    Yup, sure its well possible.. I remember many years ago thinking i must be pissed as Id drunk a case of it in a pub in Liverpool(as I was Driving) I wasnt of course but I kinda felt it
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  3. #2143
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    Picked up the usual bottles for this t8me of year today, Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry and a nice bottle of Drambuie (just for me as the missus doesn’t like whisky)
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    Got a nice 2/3 bottle sherry meant to be arriving next week I think now. Stock issues I think
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    “I like my whisky old and my women young.” – "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifilover View Post
    Picked up the usual bottles for this t8me of year today, Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry and a nice bottle of Drambuie (just for me as the missus doesn’t like whisky)
    Aw Gawd... Mother-in-law's ruin - the tipple of old ladies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Got a nice 2/3 bottle sherry meant to be arriving next week I think now. Stock issues I think
    Only two-thirds, what about the other third?

    Marco/
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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 a TCD-420.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Aw Gawd... Mother-in-law's ruin - the tipple of old ladies!

    Danny-boy, your new name is Hilda: embrace and enjoy it!

    Marco.
    Haha

    Love the stuff pal, always have done

    I’ve a few really nice fino sherries in the garage fridge, missus doesn’t like then, too dry/oaky etc... I think they’re lovely, but in small doses really.

    I’ll,be shopping for port next. I’ve a voucher for D Byrne’s in Clitheroe (a very old wine shop FYI) so will be heading that way to spend a few £hundred on wine and port in the next few days, get my usual Christmas box of reds etc. Only a few whites though as we don’t drink a lot of the stuff.

    Will be getting a few English sparklings though, much preferred to champers in all honesty
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  8. #2148
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Only two-thirds, what about the other third?

    Marco/
    Ti's a 50cl bottle.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    “I like my whisky old and my women young.” – "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifilover View Post
    Will be getting a few English sparklings though, much preferred to champers in all honesty
    Champagne is overrated in my opinion. I would much rather have an Italian sparkling wine, or a Blanquette de Limoux (who argue this was the original French sparkling wine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifilover View Post
    Haha

    Love the stuff pal, always have done

    I’ve a few really nice fino sherries in the garage fridge, missus doesn’t like then, too dry/oaky etc... I think they’re lovely, but in small doses really.

    I’ll,be shopping for port next. I’ve a voucher for D Byrne’s in Clitheroe (a very old wine shop FYI) so will be heading that way to spend a few £hundred on wine and port in the next few days, get my usual Christmas box of reds etc. Only a few whites though as we don’t drink a lot of the stuff.

    Will be getting a few English sparklings though, much preferred to champers in all honesty
    I completely agree, *unless* you're spending around £100 a bottle on the good vintage stuff. Perrier-Jouët La Belle Epoque, especially the pink version, is our favourite. Or for something a little more affordable, Pol Roger Reserve: https://www.waitrosecellar.com/fine-...rut-reserve-nv Both are great of examples of 'proper Champagne', worth the money.

    *BUT*... In terms of English sparkling wine, see my post here about Morville St Gregory: https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...83#post1145183

    We tasted their pink sparking, and it was superb, and for £18 a bottle, bonkers good value! They're still working on their website, but email them or give them a call, and they'll ship out what you want. Honestly, Dan, it's top-notch!

    Marco.
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    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    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 a TCD-420.

    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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