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Ok sort of a new thread - seems appropriate to me - at least tonight!

Got this today at my local - they had 5 bottles of this 1.5 litres of 1999 Rymill Coonawarra Merlot Cabernet Franc Cab Sav - and the price you ask only bloody $24 - I only bought one bottle thinking it must be past its best - I am a complete ****head!!!!!!!!:P

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Our Annual Wine of the Year dinner was last night. Everyone brings a wine they think could be a contender....8 of us were in attendance and we held this at Aria restaurant, a 10 course degustation mat

Epic night of drinking to celebrate a milestone birthday for one of the guys.  9 of us at Bentley Restaurant. Food was sensational as always.   Agrapart Champagne Grand Cru Terroirs Blanc de

Cooking at home tonight ... oysters and tequila...nice...who would have thought......

Hi Anythiing,

Funny you mentioned Rymill, as I was going to have Rymill 1997 Cab Sav but had a cool Grande Chimay instead since the temp rosed above 30+ here in Melbourne. I must say though, I'm a big fan of Rymill, especially their Merlot.

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Michael.

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Tried a Carpineto Chianti Classico 2006 ($20-ish), best avoided. Had one glass while cooking, finished another glass whilst eating and listening.

I like Chianti and Tuscan wines in general, this one was not good.

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Currently drinking? Keg Port.

I have a 9 litre wooden port keg, which I must admit I've neglected for a while. When I checked it the other day, I found that it was nearly empty. The small amount of port in the bottom had become concentrated to a syrupy texture. Tasted very good though.

Now, its not a good thing for port kegs to become empty, as the timber can dry out and shrink. So, I took a trip to the Barossa Valley on the weekend and popped in at Kies winery to get some of their bulk tawny port. I refilled the keg last night, leaving the syrup in the bottom to blend in with the new. Initially there were a couple of small leaks, which probably means the wood had started to dry out a bit. The leaks stopped after a couple of hours, though, so all is ok.

So, am sampling the port as I am typing this, and it is tasting very good indeed. (Must be time for a refill.)

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Currently drinking? Keg Port.

I have a 9 litre wooden port keg, which I must admit I've neglected for a while. When I checked it the other day, I found that it was nearly empty. The small amount of port in the bottom had become concentrated to a syrupy texture. Tasted very good though.

Now, its not a good thing for port kegs to become empty, as the timber can dry out and shrink. So, I took a trip to the Barossa Valley on the weekend and popped in at Kies winery to get some of their bulk tawny port. I refilled the keg last night, leaving the syrup in the bottom to blend in with the new. Initially there were a couple of small leaks, which probably means the wood had started to dry out a bit. The leaks stopped after a couple of hours, though, so all is ok.

So, am sampling the port as I am typing this, and it is tasting very good indeed. (Must be time for a refill.)

I just went to Kies on Sunday and bought 6 litres of their Bastardo port... have you tried that? It is one of my favourite ports :cool:

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I just went to Kies on Sunday and bought 6 litres of their Bastardo port... have you tried that? It is one of my favourite ports :cool:

No, I haven't tried that, must give it a go. Looks like we were there on the same day. The place seemed quite popular, there were quite a lot of cars parked outside.

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Got all excited today as we are down in the big smoke, so popped into Dan Murphy's for a mixed dozen of interesting beers.

Currently enjoying a Grand Ridge Moonshine - Dark Scoth Ale.

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Jake

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Opened a 2005 1.5 litre bottle selling for $16 at my local last night - hope to finish the bottle tonight! - Good drinking at that price IMHO and who says drinking on your own mid week is not really that social - Im having a great time! Hic!

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Opened a 2005 1.5 litre bottle selling for $16 at my local last night - hope to finish the bottle tonight! - Good drinking at that price IMHO and who says drinking on your own mid week is not really that social - Im having a great time! Hic!

Be sociable and shake hands with yourself Franco, not a bad drop :cool:

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i have failed in my self imposed challenge mrs thiing has cinfiscated the stonemasons! I will have to go to bed only slighty pissed!

an outrage!!!

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I have failed in my self imposed challenge Mrs thiing has cinfiscated the stonemasons! I will have to go to bed only slighty pissed!

Maybe she still wants you to have a little control over your faculties! ;)

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just finished a six pack of these. Had never had a coopers before coming to this forum. tried the green ones last weekend and was impressed and just as happy tonight.

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now just enjoying a glass of whiskey. the father in law got me hooked on this one a few years back. very good quality blend at a reasonable price :D

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just finished a six pack of these. Had never had a coopers before coming to this forum. tried the green ones last weekend and was impressed and just as happy tonight.

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In that case, try the red ones. If you like the green ones, you'll love the red.

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Just got the pre-release 2006 vintage yesterday and drinking now ... oh sweet mary .. whilst listening to some of Bach' Cantata's ... i could have a heart attack now and die on this very seat i am sitting on and be very happy. :) .. How freakin morbid i hear you say ... yes perhaps .. but life is like that ... lol .. maybe i have had too much to drink??

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Perth ed - that looks the goods - must try it

Got the old cheap tellw tail Shiraz - 2007 @ $8 cant go wrong for a quaff

Also bought a 2005 Jacobs Creek RESERVE Cab Sav for $13 - now thats a bargain - saving that for mid week when I have 3 days holiday - woo hoo

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Tonight's wines (in front of a good listening session with the 'Logans)

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........and next week's........(maybe) - It pains me to buy non-Australian, but this is one of my favourites from the good 'ol USA.

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Hi Andy,

I just 'discovered' the Mann's last night ... and went back this afternoon and invested in a dozen ($65, 500ml bottles). To me it's like a light stout rather than a brown ale, but no complaint. I normally go for full strength beers but this one (2.8%) is tastey.

Regards,

Ed

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Mike nice drop - you guys are making me thirsty - **** this yellow tail is tasing funny all of a sudden like its gone bad - nothing "grange" or paxton "like" about it

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Well its my 26th today and my wife bought me a 20ltr Port Keg... Right before winter, so that should provide many nice nights in front of the fire, stereo on softly and a very nice drop to wash it all down :D

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Oh and I have to get the name of the wine, but we had a VERY nice 1986 bottle at my friends house a couple weeks ago. Probably the nicest red I have every tasted. Took us 20min to get the cork out as it kept crumbling but the motivation was there :D At $50/bottle though you would want it to be good.

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