One quiz at a time

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 23:08 Wed 14 May 2014

The Alderley Edge Hotel, because you want to add a bottle of T55 to your bill for £485.00½?

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Post by djewesbury » 23:09 Wed 14 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:The Alderley Edge Hotel, because you want to add a bottle of T55 to your bill for £485.00½?
I already guessed that.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 23:21 Wed 14 May 2014

My first post was a mite before yours. My second was a mite after, but gave more specific reasoning — even though a ha’penny inaccurate. We are in the hands of our fearless judge.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AHB » 05:47 Thu 15 May 2014

flash_uk wrote:The Alderley Edge Hotel, because you want to add a bottle of T55 to your bill for £485.
To avoid an unpleasant scene next time JDAW and DJ meet, I award the winner's burden to Flash, using the Question Poser's right to change the rules. Yes, I am staying at the Alderley Edge Hotel because of their rather impressive wine list.
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Post by jdaw1 » 09:36 Thu 15 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:£485.00½?
Not me — hurray!

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Post by AHB » 21:48 Thu 15 May 2014

How exciting. The Alderley Edge Hotel has a decent collection of ports, some of which do not appear on their wine list - and some of which are unknowns but appear to my eye to be from the '50s or '60s. Negotiations continue to attempt to agree a price for one of the unknowns to be opened to accompany my shoulder of suckling pork.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by flash_uk » 21:49 Thu 15 May 2014

Superb :)

Good luck with the negotiations!

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Post by AHB » 22:20 Thu 15 May 2014

Sadly negotiations collapsed as the restaurant manager would not answer his phone and no-one else was able to make a decision. I had to make do with a couple of glasses of freshly decanted Taylor '66. Life can be hard!
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Post by AHB » 22:28 Thu 15 May 2014

I am proud to say I successfully resisted butting in to the decanting process. Nor did I say anything along the lines of "For goodness sake, give me that corkscrew!"

All came good in the end. And the port is damned delicious and impressive.

I may have to give in and have a third glass...
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by flash_uk » 22:30 Thu 15 May 2014

These glasses...what measure are they?

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Post by AHB » 22:56 Thu 15 May 2014

They are a free hand pour into a white wine glass. I estimate that they are a generous 60-75ml.

I may be able to tell you later. I'm now on glass 4 and chuckling at the fact that my 2011 tasting notes have made an appearance in Paul Metman's Guest Corner Article in Roy's latest For The Love of Port newsletter.

For those who are interested, I am on my fifth glass of water.



Damn! I've just realised I may have fallen victim to Flash's cunning trap and answered his question! Damn him! Now I have to think of something to ask...
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by flash_uk » 23:21 Thu 15 May 2014

AHB wrote:Damn! I've just realised I may have fallen. I victim to Flash's cunning trap and answered his question! Damn him! Now I have to think of something to ask...
In different circles I adhere to a noble policy of "no gloating", which I also adhere to here. Your question.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:48 Thu 15 May 2014

Beautifully done. Allow admiration of a master professional at work: the slight of hand, so natural that deceit was not even considered, and even a misleading glance at the glasses. Effortless. Beautifully done.

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by jdaw1 » 23:22 Wed 21 May 2014

I shall seize ancient powers.

Today, on a down escalator at Kings Cross, I passed two famous people. Name them. (There might have been more than two, bit I noticed only two.)

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by DRT » 23:26 Wed 21 May 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge?
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Wed 21 May 2014

DRT wrote:The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge?
No, but not far off the correct level of fame.

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Post by djewesbury » 23:28 Wed 21 May 2014

Boris and Mrs Johnson.
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Post by DRT » 23:31 Wed 21 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge?
No, but not far off the correct level of fame.
Jedward?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by Glenn E. » 23:33 Wed 21 May 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman?

(If yes, SCP-DFS's head may explode.)
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by LGTrotter » 23:37 Wed 21 May 2014

Maybe a band; Richards and Jagger?

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:38 Wed 21 May 2014

djewesbury wrote:Boris and Mrs Johnson.
You have the less famous of the two.

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:39 Wed 21 May 2014

DRT wrote:Jedward?
Glenn E. wrote:Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman?
LGTrotter wrote:Maybe a band; Richards and Jagger?
No. And I wouldn’t even recognise all of these.

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Post by djewesbury » 23:40 Wed 21 May 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Boris and Mrs Johnson.
You have the less famous of the two.
Boris Johnson and.. erm.. Jeremy Thorp Rinka the dog?
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by TLW » 23:51 Wed 21 May 2014

Boris Johnson and John Major

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:52 Wed 21 May 2014

djewesbury wrote:Boris Johnson and.. erm.. Jeremy Thorp Rinka the dog?
Well, you have one of the two. The other was presumably a device to allow others to guess.

Recap:
jdaw1 wrote:Today, on a down escalator at Kings Cross, I passed two famous people. Name them. (There might have been more than two, bit I noticed only two.)
jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:Boris and Mrs Johnson.
You have the less famous of the two.

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