What Are You Drinking Now

Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by Bambi_1319, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Phalanx

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    Really good Belgian abbey beer, the kind of thing you drink one or two off as it's a whole lot of flavour.

    I used to buy a dozen each Christmas and drink them a year or two later. The Blue ages nicely in the bottle, mellows a little on the alcohol. That was back when I had an actual cellar though, not sure how it'd handle the heat swings.
     
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    An Old Fashioned cocktail without the sugar syrup.

    American honey and a dash of bitters.
     
  3. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Bringing this beauty to crack open with the boys at golf tomorrow :thumbup:

    The Holy Trinity Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2011

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    Hope it aint corked! Moo Brew Pale for me.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Actually I'm not even sure, haven't had one yet and haven't looked at the top. I'll find out tomorrow when golf club dining room staff open it for us :p
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It had a cork :leet:
     
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    lol. So it wasnt corked, as in undrinkable.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Ohhhhh, sorry, my bad, thought you were talking about the cork :lol: Nah it was all good.....very sweet drop!!

    We had a Shiraz from 1982 the other week, I reckon that was corked, tasted like weak red cordial.
     
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    Corked wine is basically undrinkable. Didnt see many during my waiter/barman days.
     
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    Grey goose on the rocks after some yard work couldn’t be better
     
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  11. MR CHILLED

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    Perhaps not corked then, the other guys drank it, I got through half a glass, I thought it was well past it's prime to the point where it was pretty rank, to me at least.
     
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    After 72 holes of golf today I'm screwed, time for a Beam and coke :thumbup:
     
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    Indeed, no way to enjoy corked wine.

    The shame is that you get less and less bottles closed with cork. Even in the 20$ category they are now starting to use screw-caps. Saw recently a wine bottle glass closure. Looks cool, and seems to have absolutely no impact on the generic taste of the content.
     
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    What to do when you miss Hawai’i
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    You will hardly find a cork used in Australia these days, unless it is for export.

    I have never seen those. Sounds like a wank when you look at the ingredients.
     
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    Its been 20 odd years since I worked in a bar (still can find my way around one???). Some of the ingredients turn me off. If I cannot buy it easily when I need it for a cocktail. Forget it. Try using a tiny bit of kafir a lime juice in a mojito?
     
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    I am still sipping this one - you should note the event! It was when Biden flipped Georgia.

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  20. Phalanx

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    On the topic of corks, I picked up some export wine destined for China from Geoff Hardy. Cheap as chips because it already has the Chinese labelling on it.

    Bottle weighs about twice as much as a normal one, which talking to a mate who's a wine specialist and his wife is Chinese is because clay pots used to be used for booze there, so heavy means quality. It then has a cork, because that is seen as "premium" (despite corks being crap in every way, stelvin for life, even most sparkling would be better off sealed with a crown cap), then a wax cap, then the entire top of the bottle is dipped in wax as well.

    Absolutely a bloody nightmare to open. But that's what the market demands. And because it's so tightly sealed it's gotten zero air in and needs a tonne of time to breathe first. Tastes alright though. Makes a handy weapon too if I ever need one, seriously heavy.
     

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