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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

Xmas lunch with the family, could be a magnum sort of day...💪🍷   Merry Xmas fellow wine lovers.....🙏🎄🎄🎄

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

Cullen dinner tonight withVanya, such a passionate wine person, utterly amazing line up of world class vino....

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On 03/10/2020 at 9:20 PM, mtf said:

Some beautiful Aussie Cabs going down a treat

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That reminds me, I've got some Hannah (2010?) sitting around somewhere

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Drought broken on Friday night. Mrs CE liked the "Bloodzilla" and "a month of sundaes", but found the other two a little dry.

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And I had my first of these while watching the footy. Very nice but I think it'll be better in a few years.

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Popped the cork on this one on Saturday. Very nice. Smooth and fruity and super long palate.  Sure am glad there's a couple more left!

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Had this while cooking up the pork belly, very nice but a little sharp at present. If I can find any more I'll see if I can keep them for half a year to allow the hops to meld more with the rest. IF...

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And this went really nicely with the pork, thank you!

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Another museum wine bites the dust. This is the last of a mixed dozen vintages bought in 1990 ($11.80).  Probably can't afford to buy any recent vintages.

 

Chenin Blanc from the Loire.  A walled vineyard (Clos) and a label/maker with reputation.  Like the Burgundy Grand Crus and classified Bordeaux growths they don't have a reputation for nothing.  Even has its own appellation - one of 3 vineyards in France.

As with many/most/all old wines it is really just the structural elements left after all these years.  Very good though all the same.  I remember them as great wines in their day.  [Not really as dark as the picture which has picked up the colour of the bricks and wood.]

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, mtf said:

Nebbiolo tonight and they are both fine examples for my tastes.🤙

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Tasty indeed...🙏🍷❤️

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On 04/10/2020 at 12:28 AM, Mendes said:

Cullen dinner tonight withVanya, such a passionate wine person, utterly amazing line up of world class vino....

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Lucky you, wish I was there too. I do have some of Cullen wines especially 1997 vintages which I have yet to open a bottle.

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9 hours ago, Mendes said:

Hump day,dinner at home and time to clean up leftovers......🍷🍷🍷

 

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What is that glass you have there, sir?

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2 hours ago, Cloth Ears said:

What is that glass you have there, sir?

Gabriel-Glas “Stand’art” Universal Glass Using these as our everyday glassware as we have been breaking too many Zalto Universals of late.

These are very similar to the Zalto’s and much more durable.

 

I prefer Zalto but just being pragmatic.  🙏🍷🍷

 

A review from the lovely Madeline below.

 

https://winefolly.com/episode/we-tested-5-of-the-worlds-best-wine-glasses/

 
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Just now, Mendes said:
Gabriel-Glas “Stand’art” Universal Glass Using these as our everyday glassware as we have been breaking too many Zalto Universals of late.

These are very similar to the Zalto’s and much more durable.

 

I prefer Zalto but just being pragmatic.  🙏🍷🍷

 

I thought I recognised the shape...

 

When it comes to tasting anything not too bold, I'll pull them out. But for anything over 14.5%, or 'really big', or not important enough, I'll go with our Angove glasses. They're not perfect, but they're nice and big. And they work with everything except bubbles.

 

Should I start a thread on what glasses people use for whisky? And wine? And beer? Three separates, or one altogether? Hmmm...lucky I'm supposed to be working!

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11 hours ago, Mendes said:
Gabriel-Glas “Stand’art” Universal Glass Using these as our everyday glassware as we have been breaking too many Zalto Universals of late.

These are very similar to the Zalto’s and much more durable.

 

I prefer Zalto but just being pragmatic.  🙏🍷🍷

 

A review from the lovely Madeline below.

 

https://winefolly.com/episode/we-tested-5-of-the-worlds-best-wine-glasses/

 

A lovely glass! Such a beautiful shape 👍

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2 minutes ago, The Fez said:

Oh really?! C'mon - In the fair dinkum department - time to man up and get serious with ya red wine vessels..

 

 

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Just the glass for double magnums and imperials......🤣😂🍷🙏

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3 minutes ago, The Fez said:

Oh really?! C'mon - In the fair dinkum department - time to man up and get serious with ya red wine vessels..

 

 

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yes makes a lot of sense, it decants as you drink

 

 

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16 minutes ago, The Fez said:
13 minutes ago, Mendes said:

Oh really?! C'mon - In the fair dinkum department - time to man up and get serious with ya red wine vessels..

These do not look like very manly hands...

Still could be a good companion. Common interest are important in a relationship

 

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On 08/10/2020 at 9:34 AM, Mendes said:
Gabriel-Glas “Stand’art” Universal Glass Using these as our everyday glassware as we have been breaking too many Zalto Universals of late.

I just bought a pair of Gabriel Gold but haven't opened them yet.

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17 hours ago, The Fez said:

Oh really?! C'mon - In the fair dinkum department - time to man up and get serious with ya red wine vessels..

 

 

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Unfortunately my daughter won't entertain the idea of me using her fish tank for my 🍷😜

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I'm patient......they don't live forever! 😉

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On 08/10/2020 at 9:38 AM, Cloth Ears said:

Should I start a thread on what glasses people use for whisky? And wine? And beer? Three separates, or one altogether? Hmmm...lucky I'm supposed to be working!

18 hours ago, The Fez said:

Oh really?! C'mon - In the fair dinkum department - time to man up and get serious with ya red wine vessels..

18 hours ago, tripitaka said:

yes makes a lot of sense, it decants as you drink

17 hours ago, rockeater said:

 

49 minutes ago, Mr_Gimlet said:

I just bought a pair of Gabriel Gold but haven't opened them yet.

9 minutes ago, Mushroom01 said:

I have a pair of these on the way. I just hope they arrive in one piece! 🤔

 

Oh buggar! I start a thread for glasses and it's all been posted in here!

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Cloth Ears said:

 

Oh buggar! I start a thread for glasses and it's all been posted in here!

 

 

When the new ones arrive i'll bung'em in here 👍

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What a gorgeous drop, smooth as a baby’s, blue fruit and what seems like a good dose of shortbread.🍷

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Chilling at home tonight, and brother came over for some dinner and a few vino’s.

Then we started playing with the Coravin and he found this La La lying around.........

 

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3 hours ago, Cloth Ears said:

Does anyone know what this is? More pictures later if no-one does...

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NFI....👍

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43 minutes ago, mtf said:

Ah a pump action cork remover! That’s a very cool gadget.

 

And the only all-metal one I've ever seen...and I've looked for another.

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Wish I had access to my small stash of Ochota Barrels tonight  but alas I do not.

Very sad news to read today.

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4 minutes ago, mtf said:

 

Wish I had access to my small stash of Ochota Barrels tonight  but alas I do not.

Very sad news to read today.

Upon your return brother....🙏

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