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  1. #591
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    You'll have to visit sometime then, Mark, and give us a hand to 'clear the table'....

    We're actually thinking of holding an AoS barbeque/garden party, with music and entertainment (I'm not saying what form the latter will be yet, hehe...!) in the summer, although it may not be in time for this summer, as we're having some work done in the garden (patio and gazebo erected).

    But there's enough room on the front lawn to put up a sizeable marquee, and parking at the rear and sides of the house for around a dozen cars... Could be fun!

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Tonight's "leftovers" (thanks again Steve!) - Kopparberg Premium Cider with Strawberry & Lime



    My goodness, this is potentially dangerous stuff... imagine a really delicious fruit cordial, strawberry being the main flavour but with no hint of alcohol in the taste - really lovely summery drinking... Who knew that the Swedes made great cider?!

    I've been drinking this as well on a warm evening, it really is very nice and very moorish
    Jon


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  3. #593
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    Do more people drink at home these days? I was in the pub from 14:30 - 23:30 yesterday


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    Yep, dude - it's much cheaper, generally more comfortable, and you don't have to mingle with dafties!

    Marco.
    Main System

    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 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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  5. #595
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Do more people drink at home these days? I was in the pub from 14:30 - 23:30 yesterday

    At 2.70 a pint a day's drinking in the pub is a luxury for me nowadays
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  6. #596
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    Beer
    A really good pint of Fullers London Pride. Pride comes before a fall.
    Guinness - in the Dublin brewery itself. Best pint of the black stuff I ever had.

    Spirits
    Whisk(e)y - Black Bush. Black Bush is worth it over the ordinary Bushmills, but the pure malt isn't worth the extra over the BB.
    Gin - Bog standard Gordons with Schweppes. In an interview a top bartender stated that it was more important that the tonic was absolutely fresh than which brand of gin you used. He used small cans of Schweppes.

    Wine
    Red - Barolo. But you'll pay for it.
    Also I had a very good bottle of Pinot Noir recently (Redwood Creek, California) from Asda
    White - Riesling. Can anyone suggest a good supermarket Riesling? I can't find one.

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    My brother has this on pump at the moment in his pub, thoroughly recommended

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  8. #598
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonboy View Post
    My brother has this on pump at the moment in his pub, thoroughly recommended

    I had some of that last weekend, very nice pint indeed
    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

  9. #599
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    I'm off the Beer & on a diet for some time now, I've had pains in my chest for the last few days..I'm probably the heaviest i've ever been to date which kinda makes sence..

    I don't give two hoots if i dropped dead tomorrow tbh, i've always boozed & other recreational passtimes to excess, i just try keep it in order for the wife.

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    Locally ( to Nottingham) there are a good number of micro breweries, and some of them brewing what has become my favourite type of bitter, which is a "blonde"type bitter, lager-esque in colour, but not in taste.

    Nottingham Brewery have a couple of brews that match my criteria, EPA and Rock Bitter, and across at Castle Rock Brewery, ( a former partner of Nottm's Phil Darby) they brew Harvest Pale, a similar blonde bitter to the aforementioned two.

    If you like this type of beer, I can recommend all three!

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