Marks & Spencer launch pink port for women

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Marks & Spencer launch pink port for women

Post by Michael M. » 19:30 Tue 29 Jan 2008

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... ort128.xml

Ouch, what's this? Kind of Pink Floyd?
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Post by DRT » 19:42 Tue 29 Jan 2008

This is hideous. Does anyone know which shipper is producing it for them? If I'm not mistaken all f their port normally comes through Taylor Fladgate's shipping company.

Derek

PS: Must pick one up and try it :twisted:
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Post by Luc » 02:56 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Can't wait 'till It comes to Québec ,
The SAQ will probably sell It for $50.00 !!
The money grabing bas . . .

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Post by AHB » 07:26 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Derek T. wrote:This is hideous. Does anyone know which shipper is producing it for them? If I'm not mistaken all f their port normally comes through Taylor Fladgate's shipping company.

Derek

PS: Must pick one up and try it :twisted:
I'm pretty sure that it is a TFP product from their BOB company.
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Post by RonnieRoots » 08:58 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Ouch.

But what is it? A real rosé port? Some sort of tawny? Does anybody know?

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Post by DRT » 09:38 Wed 30 Jan 2008

RonnieRoots wrote:But what is it?
It is the work of the Devil, that's what it is. It's even worse than the Chocolate Ruby they were selling at Christmas :shock:

From the description in the article linked to above it seems to just be plain old ruby port that has had the skins removed from the fermentation tank early in the process so that they don't give off too much colour.

Whatever it is, it's just wrong.

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Post by AHB » 09:44 Wed 30 Jan 2008

I vaguely remember reading somewhere that this was being made as a white port with a touch of red port being blended in for colour.
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Post by RonnieRoots » 10:00 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Ah, so the old-fashioned 'fine tawny' came back to life!

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Post by Michael M. » 13:04 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Does anyone know if it also will be offered in a neat can- as this luxury commodity?

http://www.richprosecco.com/

And what food would be recommended? Cracker with Nougat Creme made of pig blood?

There are so much questions.
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Post by Conky » 13:22 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Before I join in what seems a thoroughly enjoyable rant about this product, shouldn't at least someone taste it? I'm not keen to take a punt myself, as I'd rather waste my money on stuff I know is half decent. I am therefore a tad reticent on judging it too early.
I am also far to sceptical of journalistic experts to accept their verdict. Anyone feel like a frivolous experiment?

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Post by DRT » 14:14 Wed 30 Jan 2008

If I come across one I will happliy take one for the team :roll:
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Post by Luc » 15:53 Wed 30 Jan 2008

If I come across one , I'll happily . . . ship It to one of you blokes !!

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Post by Andy Velebil » 17:05 Wed 30 Jan 2008

This is made by the Fladgate Partnership (taylor/fonseca)

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Post by DRT » 17:40 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Disgracefull behaviour. I am sure Mr Taylor and Mr Fonseca are turning in their graves.
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Post by Luc » 17:47 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Are these people aware of the uproar in they are causing in TPF ??
Surely they are not . . .
You don't jump on Supermans cape ,
You don't spit into the wind ,
You don't pull the mask off the Lone Ranger and you don't mess around with Derek !!
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Post by DRT » 18:05 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Is it OK to spit on Superman's mask?
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Post by Luc » 18:35 Wed 30 Jan 2008

If he had one , which he doesn't , he'd wear It while drinking Pink Port . . .

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Post by Michael M. » 19:12 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Isn't there really any fear amongst you british people?
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Post by Luc » 02:35 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Michael , you're quite right .
But , ya gotta call a spade a spade . . .

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Post by DRT » 02:38 Thu 31 Jan 2008

No. We fear nothing and no one.

This is a ridiculous fashion thing that will vanish as quickly as it arrived.

Come on lads. Stiff upper lips all round and don't let these namby pamby girls win the day!

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Post by Andy Velebil » 03:00 Thu 31 Jan 2008

For your viewing pleasure :lol:

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ohh, before you ask, I have no idea what the Rose 17% is.

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Post by g-man » 04:57 Thu 31 Jan 2008

ADV wrote:For your viewing pleasure :lol:

ohh, before you ask, I have no idea what the Rose 17% is.
roses is what my poo smells like .. perhaps there's some correlation?

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Post by SimonSaysDrink » 10:53 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Word on the street is the 'Rose 17%' is the M&S Pink Port PLUS a 17% dollup of experimental Zinfandel. That, or on a more speculative note, it's a 'Fine Ruby' that never quite made it to the requisite alcoholic strength, and thus was labeled 'Rose 17%', as in, 'No Other Rose On This Planet Will Get You Nearly as Pissed As This One.'

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Post by Conky » 12:02 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Andy,

after Simon's interrogation of the Hood, and the others hearty criticism, do you intend to give it a bash, or are you 'laying it down'?


Alan

PS. Are there many M&S stores over there?

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Post by Andy Velebil » 22:28 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Conky wrote:Andy,

after Simon's interrogation of the Hood, and the others hearty criticism, do you intend to give it a bash, or are you 'laying it down'?


Alan

PS. Are there many M&S stores over there?
No stores over here...I took that pic at the TFP building.

As for laying it down...YES, should be hitting its peak around 2089 (long after I am gone, thank goodness) :lol: :lol:

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