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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Picked this up from the local co-op for last night, very smooth and fruity. A nice change from my usual Rioja. Was bopping around the kitchen to Mistajam and cooking and forgot to post it!

    Good choice, mate. VR should be rather dark in colour and full of fresh berry fruits! If you like that, also look out for Primitivo or Passimento/Appassimento (especially from the Puglia region of Italy), which have a similar rounded style, but with a bit more 'weight'

    Primitivo, Negroamaro and Nero D'Avola would all be good red grape varieties for you.

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    Thanks for the tips, I will keep a lookout for those!
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    No worries. Clearly, your palate is attuned to the flavour of full-bodied Italian (and of course Spanish) red wines, so if you're willing to come out of your comfort zone and experiment a little, I can certainly help

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post


    slange
    a large one of these to finish bottle....oh dont worry folks... ive plenty more
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    Lismore 12 yr old... not a bad drop for price...
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    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!

    “without a cause, we are...nothing! We stay because we believe. We leave because we are disillusioned. We come back because we are lost. We die because we are committed."

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    Canadian Rye tonight.
    Regards,
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    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!

    “without a cause, we are...nothing! We stay because we believe. We leave because we are disillusioned. We come back because we are lost. We die because we are committed."

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    Just been dragged out shopping with the Mrs, which is something I hate…
    However, this time she took me to a local retailer where I picked up a Tullibardine 15, and a bottle of Santa Ana gin, which originates from the Dom Papa distillery.

    Looking forward to sampling these over the festive period.
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    Been tippling on this recently - a vatted malt by Douglas Laing, unspecified Campbeltown but likely Glen Scotia and a bit of Kilkerran..who knows..anyway, quite nice, not peaty but ballsy.
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    Having a tipple myself tonight.
    My usual Glen Scotia double cask.

    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!

    “without a cause, we are...nothing! We stay because we believe. We leave because we are disillusioned. We come back because we are lost. We die because we are committed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Having a tipple myself tonight.
    My usual Glen Scotia double cask.

    Nice drop that
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