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What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 21:35 Sat 25 Apr 2009

I realised today that while we have a thread for latest purchase, we have never started a thread for "What are you drinking now?" - until now.

So what's in your glass tonight? Mine currently has in some Dow 1958, from a bottle which was ullaged down to about 50cl but tastes like a pretty decent colheita and is good enough to keep me going through the evening.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by jdaw1 » 22:53 Sat 25 Apr 2009

WinesTilSoldOut.com’s Dehesa de Cadozos, Tinta Fino/Pinot Noir, 2004.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by g-man » 23:09 Sat 25 Apr 2009

AHB wrote:I realised today that while we have a thread for latest purchase, we have never started a thread for "What are you drinking now?" - until now.

So what's in your glass tonight? Mine currently has in some Dow 1958, from a bottle which was ullaged down to about 50cl but tastes like a pretty decent colheita and is good enough to keep me going through the evening.
that's because we post notes on everything we're drinking making this thread kind of moot :nirvana:
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 00:13 Sun 26 Apr 2009

g-man wrote:that's because we post notes on everything we're drinking making this thread kind of moot :nirvana:
True enough. Perhaps it was because I was drinking something for which I wasn't going to post a note that I thought of this thread. (I thought it would be unfair to post a note on what was clearly a poorly conditioned bottle.)
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Glenn E. » 02:20 Sun 26 Apr 2009

I don't normally do notes on everything I drink, so a thread like this works great for me.

Now, of course, I just have to pick something to open tonight. ;)
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by KillerB » 08:44 Sun 26 Apr 2009

I've just finished a cup of tea - it was excellent. Ty-phoo tea, a classic blend with a high Assam content. Steeped with boiling water for three minutes and a splash of skimmed milk. Drunk from a Denby mug it was full flavoured with a strong malty taste and a healthy tannin structure.

Highly recommended 96/100 or 9/0 on Uncle Tom's scale.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Glenn E. » 17:16 Sun 26 Apr 2009

I eventually decided to open another bottle of 1994 Delaforce Colheita, bottled in 2002. The first bottle I opened smelled of VA and was quite cloudy, but this one is much better. A very nice bottle for $17.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by g-man » 17:51 Sun 26 Apr 2009

too much dry reds .... heh
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Rubby » 22:29 Sun 26 Apr 2009

Croft 1982. :FF6666:
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 23:02 Sun 26 Apr 2009

KillerB wrote:I've just finished a cup of tea - it was excellent. Ty-phoo tea, a classic blend with a high Assam content. Steeped with boiling water for three minutes and a splash of skimmed milk. Drunk from a Denby mug it was full flavoured with a strong malty taste and a healthy tannin structure.

Highly recommended 96/100 or 9/0 on Uncle Tom's scale.
Perhaps you drank this too young. From the tannic structure and malty taste I would expect this to be much better in 10 years time and possibly with the ingredients to continue to improve perhaps even for 20 years. One to drink on your 60th birthday, I suggest. :|
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by uncle tom » 23:51 Sun 26 Apr 2009

Highly recommended 96/100 or 9/0 on Uncle Tom's scale.
:D :D :D

I've just had a skinful of beer on an empty stomach. I am now going to cook for myself. I must remember to NOT, under any circumstances, sit down or put myself in any other position whereby I might fall asleep - before turning off the stove.. :roll:

As for drinking, well, I picked up a couple of house clearance lots for peanuts at an auction yesterday. There's an 'also ran' bottle of '57 claret in there - it's probably rubbish, but there's only one way to find out - and hey! - I've got a Morgan '87 LBV - now there's a rarity - might save that for another day..

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by DRT » 00:32 Mon 27 Apr 2009

At the time this thread was created I was drinking Vesuvio 1996 with my brother-in-law to celebrate our first Munro of the year.

Tonight I am drinking Stella Artois 4% sitting beside a log fire on my patio 88)
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by KillerB » 00:57 Mon 27 Apr 2009

AHB wrote:
KillerB wrote:I've just finished a cup of tea - it was excellent. Ty-phoo tea, a classic blend with a high Assam content. Steeped with boiling water for three minutes and a splash of skimmed milk. Drunk from a Denby mug it was full flavoured with a strong malty taste and a healthy tannin structure.

Highly recommended 96/100 or 9/0 on Uncle Tom's scale.
Perhaps you drank this too young. From the tannic structure and malty taste I would expect this to be much better in 10 years time and possibly with the ingredients to continue to improve perhaps even for 20 years. One to drink on your 60th birthday, I suggest. :|
By that time it may have gone cold :(
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 13:37 Tue 28 Apr 2009

I opened a bottle of Ferreira 1963 last night; again an ullaged bottle. This one was a little below low shoulder. Because of the poor condition of the bottle, I won't post a note on it in the TN section.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by uncle tom » 15:36 Tue 28 Apr 2009

Because of the poor condition of the bottle, I won't post a note on it in the TN section.
Surprising how often ullaged leaky bottles turn out to be in great form though - that SW47 that went down so well last xmas had a low shoulder level and turned out to be a physically cracked bottle!

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 17:57 Tue 28 Apr 2009

My Ferreria '63 is quite pleasant and I'm certainly enjoying drinking it, but I don't want to post a tasting note as my bottle may not be representative of the overall enjoyment the wine can offer. However, if people generally want me to post these notes with a caveat that the bottle was badly ullaged, then I will do so.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by KillerB » 18:44 Tue 28 Apr 2009

AHB wrote:My Ferreria '63 is quite pleasant and I'm certainly enjoying drinking it, but I don't want to post a tasting note as my bottle may not be representative of the overall enjoyment the wine can offer. However, if people generally want me to post these notes with a caveat that the bottle was badly ullaged, then I will do so.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Glenn E. » 22:34 Tue 28 Apr 2009

I just opened a Kopke 40-yr old, and will be opening a 1963 Romariz Colheita tonight.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by g-man » 23:18 Tue 28 Apr 2009

Glenn E. wrote:I just opened a Kopke 40-yr old, and will be opening a 1963 Romariz Colheita tonight.
double fisting huh..

fiesta fiesta,, cinco de mayo celebration? =)
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Glenn E. » 23:37 Tue 28 Apr 2009

I wish... no, as it turns out it was a pre-emptive wake. I just finished the first glass and was called by my boss so that he could tell me I was being laid off.

Guess that's going to cut into my Port purchasing for a while. At least I have a decent cellar to keep me going in the mean time, though!
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by g-man » 23:44 Tue 28 Apr 2009

Sorry to hear =( ...

I too an unemployed.

.. oh I just noticed, when did i move onto morgan 91?
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by jdaw1 » 00:09 Wed 29 Apr 2009

g-man wrote:I too an unemployed.

.. oh I just noticed, when did i move onto morgan 91?
Presumably when you became unemployed.

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by jdaw1 » 00:11 Wed 29 Apr 2009

Glenn E. wrote:Guess that's going to cut into my Port purchasing for a while.
Sorry to hear that news. Not good. Was it a great surprise? (Not wishing to comment on a public bulletin board would be understandable, and perhaps even recommended.)

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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by Glenn E. » 01:10 Wed 29 Apr 2009

jdaw1 wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:Guess that's going to cut into my Port purchasing for a while.
Sorry to hear that news. Not good. Was it a great surprise? (Not wishing to comment on a public bulletin board would be understandable, and perhaps even recommended.)
It was a surprise in that I wasn't expecting it to happen today, but it wasn't a surprise in the sense that I could see that my group need reorganization. Given the larger structure of the company, the way that we were doing things just wasn't going to survive forever. It was known to be something of an experiment by the company, and sometimes experiments fail.

So it sucks and it wasn't expected, but it also wasn't entirely unexpected.
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Re: What are you drinking?

Post by AHB » 08:37 Wed 29 Apr 2009

g-man wrote:Sorry to hear =( ...

I too an unemployed.
Sorry to hear the news guys, there's a lot of it about at the moment. Maybe I'm a hopeless optimist, but I do see our business picking up slightly in some areas in the UK so things may be starting to bottom out. I hope so.
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