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  1. #2211
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    All these bloody whisky drinkers... Where are all the wine-os?

    Anyway, popped into Waitrose the other day to get some of their advertised Nocciolato Panettone, as I wanted to try it and compare it with the plain version. This is the Nocciolato: https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/produc...-705250-705251



    Goes great with some muscat-based pudding wine, such as Vin Santo!

    Anyway, while I was there I swung by the wine department and picked up a couple of nice red Burgundies, firstly a 2017 Chorley-Les-Beaune, at a pretty reasonable £17.49, which they could've easily charged another tenner for: https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/produc...-134723-134724



    And a 2018 Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir, for a stonkingly cheap £11.59, which could've easily been nearer £20: https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/produc...15-96931-96932

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    I'll probably lay them down for another 5 years or so, just to allow their fruity flavours to ripen and mature!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    All these bloody whisky drinkers... Where are all the wine-os?

    Anyway, popped into Waitrose the other day to get some of their advertised Nocciolato Panettone, as I wanted to try it and compare it with the plain version: https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/produc...-705250-705251



    Goes great with some muscat-based sweet desert wine, such as Vin Santo!

    Anyway, while I was there I swung by the wine department and picked up a couple of nice red Burgundies, firstly a 2017 Chorley-Les-Beaune, at a pretty reasonable £17.49, which they could've easily charged another tenner for: https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/produc...-134723-134724



    And a 2018 Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir, for a stonkingly cheap £11.59, which could've easily been nearer £20: https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/produc...15-96931-96932

    [

    I'll probably lay them down for another 5 years or so, just to allow their fruity flavours to ripen and mature!

    Marco.
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    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

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    Yeah baby, who wouldn't? It's one of the nicest reds known to man

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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.

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  4. #2214
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    My xmas/new years bottle.

    The Sexton. Irish malt from Antrim.
    Was a great price and is very nice

    Cool bottle as well
    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**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    I’ve just bought myself a bottle of this for Christmas (after tasting it - truly superb):

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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    I’ve just bought myself a bottle of this for Christmas (after tasting it - truly superb):

    It’s on my list after tasting it a few weeks back too.


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    Japanese whisky? I never knew it was a thing! Interesting, and a quick google confirms your assertion, Mark.)
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    Indeed, I was surprised too, but in the ‘whiskey world’ the Japanese stuff is where it’s ‘at’.

    Tony, buy it now, you won’t be disappointed - £34.00 delivered with Amazon Prime .
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    I've a bottle of nikki in my collection somewhere. Only 50cl I think, but, yes very good
    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
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD TV - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE', BOSE, CAMBRIDGE, BOWER & WILKINS, DEVIALET & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON, QOBUZ, PLEX, JRIVER - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Love Japanese whisky - Hibiki Japanese Harmony is wonderful stuff and also Yamazaki Single Malt was very good ...
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