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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

Chilling at home this arvo-washing records,  giving them a spin, doing some cooking and oh, a few beverages ......keeping Mrs Mendes amused.....🙏🥂🍷🍻

Started with some southern Tassie Chardonnay and now enjoying some smoked beef shorties with a few glasses of damn nice 2012 McLaren Vale Shiraz.  Cheers all 🤙

The only way to celebrate significant occasions- Champagne, this is a very hedonistic release by CH, very good!!!

Alas our girl does not drink.....shame, more for us 😂🥂

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3 minutes ago, Mendes said:

The only way to celebrate significant occasions- Champagne, this is a very hedonistic release by CH, very good!!!

Alas our girl does not drink.....shame, more for us 😂🥂

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Isn't she lovely.

 

I've sworn off cats for 35 years since my rescued kitten died at 17. They're very clingy and have years and years of what you love about cats but instead of showing it every now and agin they do it every day as they slip into and through and out of the twilight years.

 

Raising a red to Kiki. (also one of my fav animes)

 

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Kiki's Delivery Service Novel Receives New English Translation

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Luc said:

Isn't she lovely.

 

I've sworn off cats for 35 years since my rescued kitten died at 17. They're very clingy and have years and years of what you love about cats but instead of showing it every now and agin they do it every day as they slip into and through and out of the twilight years.

 

Raising a red to Kiki. (also one of my fav animes)

 

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Cheers back at you brother Lee.....🥂

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4 hours ago, Mendes said:

The only way to celebrate significant occasions- Champagne, this is a very hedonistic release by CH, very good!!!

Alas our girl does not drink.....shame, more for us 😂🥂

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We raise a glass to the fluffy birthday girl over here too Steve🍷

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Viva Le France 🇫🇷 The NV Charlie H is an absolute cracker and relative bargain 🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂

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On 24/01/2021 at 3:31 PM, Bill125812 said:

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Is he still selling Audio Note gear? 😂🤣

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2 minutes ago, mtf said:

Coincidentally we’ve gone French too tonight @Mendes.

Absolutely delighted with this one.

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Looks tasty by all accounts ....

 very nice 🙏🤟

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13 minutes ago, dwbasement said:

Australia Day seafood BBQ 😋

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Looking good Dennis 🇦🇺🤟🍻

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What do you open to get you through the “never drinking again” phase, why, Nebbiolo of course.🤣

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16 minutes ago, mtf said:

What do you open to get you through the “never drinking again” phase, why, Nebbiolo of course.🤣

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Oh, that old chestnut..... you seemed so well when I spoke to you yesterday 🤣🇦🇺🤟🍷🍷🍷🍷

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2 minutes ago, Mendes said:

Oh, that old chestnut..... you seemed so well when I spoke to you yesterday 🤣🇦🇺🤟🍷🍷🍷🍷

Indeed, the sun was still up and I was drinking Rogers at that stage, bad decisions were just on the horizon and waiting to ambush haha

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16 minutes ago, mtf said:

Indeed, the sun was still up and I was drinking Rogers at that stage, bad decisions were just on the horizon and waiting to ambush haha

How is the Nebb looking?

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Viva Le Grenaissance.......  @mtf, the 18 is good, but the the 19 is da bomb......🙏🍷👍

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1 minute ago, Mendes said:

Viva Le Grenaissance.......  @mtf, the 18 is good, but the the 19 is da bomb......🙏🍷👍

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Absolutely agree with you on that one!

Still trying to find that elusive 2019 Swinney locally as well, no luck so far

On 27/01/2021 at 7:20 PM, Mendes said:

How is the Nebb looking?

The Nebb had an amazing amount of fruit left on it for its age, it had reasonably light tannin but it’s still got the legs to go for a few more rounds yet.

I have a more recent vintage from the same vineyard but produced by another winemaker that I shall try shortly too if I remember.

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Another photography fail.  Seems the autofocus on Mrs A's phone thingy was looking at something else.

 

A couple of things amongst the other stuff this week, worthy of a comment.

 

2012 Lindemans Pyrus.  This is a "Bordeaux" blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.  Actually better than I thought last time, when I thought it thin and green.  Better this time by itself, without food.  Not very forward - it sort of grows on you.  I wouldn't pick it as a Coonawarra though.

 

2014 Honour Roll Bill Brand Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.  What the commercial name of this wine is is unknown.  Honour Roll is a made up label via CellarMasters (owned by Woolies).  I get some regular deliveries because I am a long term customer when I started with Farmer Brothers in the 70s/80s? and went through a number of corporate owners on its way to Woolies.  The wines are selections from their tame winemakers and in general are very good.

 

This Coonawarra is just like it is supposed to be, purpley, herbal/minty, balanced, long, flavoursome, better in fact than many Wynn's Black Label that I have had recently.

 

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Tanqueray Sevilla Gin & Soda, premix.
Liked it soo much bough the bottle. 

41.3% alc; London, England. 

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5 hours ago, dwbasement said:

Going to tge club later tonite to watch EPL, so just something soft for now.

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Dennis, yes.... very soft 👍

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Moon Dog Lager; local brewery. 4.5% alc - Melbourne, Australia. 

 

Currently listening to: Black Stick - TheCruel Sea. 

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Our turn for lock down this week in Perth, been an interesting week at work and now time to chill with a few shots of T to start getting things nice and chilled....... Ole~

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9 minutes ago, Mendes said:

Our turn for lock down this week in Perth, been an interesting week at work and now time to chill with a few shots of T to start getting things nice and chilled....... Ole~

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Lick,sip+suck!

It was a catch cry in my yoof and reached it's apex at the Isle of Wight Hotel at Cowes Phillip Island. (you were in nappies  Steve or shorts...lol)

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18 minutes ago, Mendes said:

Our turn for lock down this week in Perth, been an interesting week at work and now time to chill with a few shots of T to start getting things nice and chilled....... Ole~

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What is your pick of those three Steve?

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1 minute ago, Luc said:

Lick,sip+suck!

It was a catch cry in my yoof and reached it's apex at the Isle of Wight Hotel at Cowes Phillip Island. (you were in nappies  Steve or shorts...lol)

I suspect the age difference between us is less than you think Lee......🤣🤟👍.... I just sip these days, the quality of tequila has improved 🌵🌵🥃

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1 minute ago, mtf said:

What is your pick of those three Steve?

Fortaleza, by a mile......Ole~

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8 minutes ago, Mendes said:

Fortaleza, by a mile......Ole~

Gracias compadre🤙

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48 minutes ago, Mendes said:

Our turn for lock down this week in Perth, been an interesting week at work and now time to chill with a few shots of T to start getting things nice and chilled....... Ole~

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Don Julio 70, not the easiest drop to find as a cristalino. Excellent selection there. Kah & Fortaleza, favourites! 

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16 hours ago, chirockr said:

Don Julio 70, not the easiest drop to find as a cristalino. Excellent selection there. Kah & Fortaleza, favourites! 

The Don Julio was bought back from Hawaii , in a dream when we could travel.....🌵😂

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Do yourself a favour, duck down to BWS and grab 2 of these for $24, two for one deal. Very good red IMO 😋👍

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Waiting for Uber dinner delivery.....hope they get here soon...

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