Wine, Gin and the Finer Things in Life.

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Post by ransos » 3 months ago

The problem would be better addressed by re-using bottles.
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Post by Joan » 3 months ago

Rocky wrote:
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Stop it pleeeeease.....I'm on metronidazole for a nasty tooth infection. So no alcohol for me.
Are you on the mend?

A few years ago, I got bitten by a cat; canine tooth plunged deep into my calf. (Sad story elided) I not only needed 2 courses of antibiotics, but a tetanus shot. I said to the doctor "I am hosting an Irish wake. Can you prescribe something that doesn't interact with alcohol?"

I'd advise this course of action to you in the future.

(it technically wasn't Irish and wasn't a wake, but that was the easiest way to describe it.)
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Post by Rocky » 3 months ago

Joan wrote:
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Are you on the mend?

A few years ago, I got bitten by a cat; canine tooth plunged deep into my calf. (Sad story elided) I not only needed 2 courses of antibiotics, but a tetanus shot. I said to the doctor "I am hosting an Irish wake. Can you prescribe something that doesn't interact with alcohol?"

I'd advise this course if action to you in the future.

(it technically was Irish and wasn't a wake, but that was the easiest way to describe it.)
Yes....I seem to be, thanks. I may even allow myself a couple of Blacksheep IPAs this weekend.

I love that story.
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Post by Joan » 3 months ago

Any runners amongst us?

SECRET GIN RUN
Running. And gin.What else do you need?


Sadly the £29 only includes 1 G&T, and you have to get to the end of the 10k. I became less interested when I read that. That's less than would get me through a 4km march against Brexit.
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Post by Regulator » 3 months ago

If you can find a UK supplier (you may be able to get hold of it via Amazon), I can thoroughly recommend Nordes Galician gin.

A very floral nose and a really unique taste - a really good gin.
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Post by Lullabelle » 2 months ago

This went down very nicely with dinner this evening

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Post by Regulator » 2 weeks ago

We got given a bottle of Bolney Estate 'Dark Harvest 2017', which we tucked into on Friday. I'm not normally a fan of English wine (other than the sparkling type) but I was very pleasantly surprised with this wine, which went very well with rare steaks.

I can't see it on the Bolney Estate web-site but I did spot it in our local Waitrose. I'd recommend giving it a try.
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Post by Dunckel » 2 weeks ago

Does the finer things include poncy food, because tonight we're having the tasting menu at a posh restaurant serving New Nordic Cuisine.
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