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Old 01-05-2009, 11:31 PM   #211
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I've had a funny journey to finding my favourite drink.

I went from scotch, to bourbon, to rum, to white wine (sav blanc, semillon), to red wine (shiraz, pinot) to cider, and now back to scotch.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:18 AM   #212
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well i finally tried port, per ax & bonnie's suggestion. omg it was lovely! like licking juicy pretty flowers. i drank the whole bottle though, which i don't recommend, although the stories i heard of my antics were highly amusing, it's a shame i don't remember it.

the port i had was rather light in color, the label was written in such a way that suggests most ports are darker? anyway, it was fab. i highly recommend it! and thanks ax & bonnie!
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^ anyone from new south wales should head on up to mudgee and try some white port. WOW!
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:28 AM   #214
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Mudgee White Port - Pieter van Gent Winery & Vineyard
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well i finally tried port, per ax & bonnie's suggestion. omg it was lovely! like licking juicy pretty flowers. i drank the whole bottle though, which i don't recommend, although the stories i heard of my antics were highly amusing, it's a shame i don't remember it.

the port i had was rather light in color, the label was written in such a way that suggests most ports are darker? anyway, it was fab. i highly recommend it! and thanks ax & bonnie!
Hey, you're welcome.

Dan: That looks real good, I'm going up to Queensland next week, any chance I might be able to find it there?
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^ i dont know. it says that they invented it, or it least, came up with it, so im not sure??

you can order it from the site though i think. its less than 16 bucks a bottle, and its very very good
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i just looked, and to order a bottle and have it sent to the ACT costs 25.50 all up... not too bad for a great bottle of port
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my sister in law is moving up to one of the mines near singleton, and the golden highway passes, like, 3 great vineyards. i sense a hunter wine weekend house warming party coming up very soon.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:50 AM   #219
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^ spent MANY an afternoon at the hunter valley vineyards!

Tyrell's, tempus two, oooohhh so many!

The Hunter Valley Garden's is always cool, heaps of good shops, and aquagolf!

best wine in Australia, easily
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best wine in Australia, easily
Come to SA?
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Well, we did open a couple of Dom Pérignon bottles to celebrate the purchase of a business, just a few days ago.

But nothing compared to you.
sounds exciting! what kind of business? aren't you in sales or something?
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ive been. ive tried the best of barossa, margaret river, all over sa, canberra, and the hunter is by far and away the best :P
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Bringing this thread back from the dead.

I had the chance to indulge myself (and my family) with lots of tasty alcohol over Christmas break with the family. I had a $40 bottle of Belgian beer that was simply amazing (Scaldis Prestige - my brother in law got it from one of his clients), I tried a bottle of Caol Ila 17 year Cask Strength single malt that was just amazing - smoky & peaty but so refined, with the smell of smoke and the sea all in one. I also had the chance to compare Macallan 12 to Glenlivet 12. There is no comparison - Macallan hands down. Glenlivet tastes pretty unrefined and a bit gasolinish in comparison.

And then there was quite a bit of wine to be had:
Rosenblum 2005 Rockpile Road Zinfandel -
Lucien Albrecht 2006 Gewurztraminer Reserve (had this one at Thanksgiving, too)
Porter Creek 2005 Reserve Pinot Noir
Hartford 2005 Land's Edge Pinot Noir
2005 Zabrin Atteca Armas (Spanish Garnacha) - holy crap this was good!
1998 Merryvale Profile - My sister bought a case of this when her first daughter was born. Very tasty stuff.
2005 Chateau Doisy-Vedrines Sauternes - if you've never had Sauternes I highly recommend it - it's a white dessert wine from Bordeaux that is just amazing. Probably my favorite drink of the holidays.

Amazingly no one got drunk (or hungover), but there were quite a few of us who were pleasantly buzzed for much of the evening!

And just today I've had the chance to compare the Macallan to a brand new bottle of Lagavulin 16 (it's New Year's eve, and I deserve something special! ). As nice as the Macallan is, the Lagavulin is on an entirely different level. Much more complex - smoky, spicy, peaty but oh so smooth and balanced. Reminds me a lot of the Caol Ila, actually (both come from the same region). Turns out I'm not afraid of peatiness.

Anybody else indulge in some good stuff over the holidays?
If you like Peaty try Dalwhinnie 12, reasonably priced too.

Hadn't seen Caol Ila 17, I have a 12 which I recently took out 3rd mortgage to buy.

For Macallan lovers like myself, I'd also recommend indulging/splurging on a Glenmorangie Quinta Ruben (formerly Glenmorangie Port Wood finish which I discovered in my Dad's liquor cabinet over Xmas in Scotland, he can't really drink hard liquor anymore, so I did the honors for him)
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sounds exciting! what kind of business? aren't you in sales or something?
oops, just read this...sorry for not responding Angie.

My wife and her sister purchased an appraisal business.
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oops, just read this...sorry for not responding Angie.

My wife and her sister purchased an appraisal business.
No probs! Best of luck to you all with the new business!
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