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41. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

Cheers! everyone

42. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

We're having a Wii competition after work--and a colleague and I have been put in charge of buying the wine. I shall see if I can find some of these treasures at the SAQ!

43. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

That's a lot of wine, Michael! Send some over - I have a basement.

In answer to your question two pages back - we do.

44. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting Purdy

Oh me G me!! Though lm going through a Mount Gay phase at the moment!!

So's Mikey

45. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

I heard red wine is very very good. I have read some things about anti-oxidants etc. The same as in green tea, blueberries, broccoli etc.
So guess what's in my lunchbox today....broccoli cooked in red wine with blueberries for desert! And a bottle of red wine extra of course...

46. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

But seriously...who of you drinks (almost) every day?

I try to drink one glass in the evening ... 2-3 glasses a day is very healthy.

but a lot of times I am driving late at night, and when I drive. I don't drink at all.

Riesling??? come on, that's bad. (ok, maybe Gew├╝rztraminer is even worse). And please don't tell me anyone drinks German wines, cause the German have a less knowledge about making wine, then I have about beer. (and that's bad)

Update: I finished a South African wine called Doornbosch, and I opened an Argentinian Chardonnay from Casa Miriam yesterday evening. (not as good as I hoped, but maybe the Menthol candy I eat because my throat hurts, didn't do the flavour any favour )

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 14, 2008, at 4:20 AM by Herr Bert ]

47. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Hey, all we drank in Luxembourg (and the short trip to Germany) was Gerwitztra...Gerwits...Gerwarts...that stuff!

Still prefer red though. Had Candidado last night (not my favourite) and after a glass and a half I was down for the count. Wine and overtime don't mix.

48. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Hey, all we drank in Luxembourg (and the short trip to Germany) was Gerwitztra...Gerwits...Gerwarts...that stuff!

Still prefer red though. Had Candidado last night (not my favourite) and after a glass and a half I was down for the count. Wine and overtime don't mix.

But did you win the Wii competition?

I agree with Rene about German wines though I do like a good kabinett with fruit-based desserts. (A good kabinett is hard to find though.) I have a feeling either my brother-in-law brought the gerwerztraminer last time they visited or I bought it on sale to use as a cooking wine (poached chicken breasted in sour cream & dill). A "peasant-style" spaghetti dinner still calls for a cheap chianti (in the rafia-wrapped bottle) just because it does.

If you like ports, Ficklin Tawny Port is excellent but not cheap. We were given a bottle a few years ago and 3 of us drank the whole thing in about 2 hours. So much for "savoring the moment". I've bought it twice since and have not been disappointed.

49. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

Quoting james

Quoting Purdy

Oh me G me!! Though lm going through a Mount Gay phase at the moment!!

So's Mikey

And? Do you have a problem with that?

50. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Quoting james

Quoting Purdy

Oh me G me!! Though lm going through a Mount Gay phase at the moment!!

So's Mikey

And? Do you have a problem with that?

Yeah, he does. James is (once again) jealous of you. Poor thing. We've sent rum to ease his tortured soul.