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JonW

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50 mile bike ride completed - Check

Leg of lamb slow roasting in the oven - Check

Bottle of Barolo opened and starting to breath - check...

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Storm Denis can do whatever it wants!
 

zagatoes30

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Today has been a day of extremes, a great car meet this morning with two cars and all the family having fun, then a lovely walk on the beach until the sky turned and it started hailing, now back home fire lit and fish pie ready for dinner - all it needs too finish it off is a nice glass of wine, maybe followed up with a glass of port (WFH tomorrow, so no early drive) only downer the bloody diet

It might be going out the window today
 

Bebs

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Non-stop rain here in Essex for the past 2 days.. had to put a halt on building an outdoor fireplace and kitchen using gabion stone walls. Its a complete swimming pool out there.
Time to pull a btl from the cellar. Got my 80 year old mother staying - might plunk her in front of the tv with a film whilst I retire for a cigar :as004:
 

Bebs

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Lovely btl of Barolo Jon, great vintage too. Enjoy it, it’s worth a few quid so good on you for opening these fabulous wines. Jealous. My cigar room is open anytime you fancy stopping by with a bottle :alan2:
 

JonW

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Lovely btl of Barolo Jon, great vintage too. Enjoy it, it’s worth a few quid so good on you for opening these fabulous wines. Jealous. My cigar room is open anytime you fancy stopping by with a bottle :alan2:
that’s an offer I would be tempted to take you up on Bebs! Your cigar room looks like an awesome place to while away a few hours.... I’ve got a few of these still, (5 I think), and a few of the 1996 which is even better (IMO)…

I know they are, at least in theory “worth” silly money, but they are all part of what I inherited when my FIL died 5 years ago, and my way of looking at it is that if I don’t drink them they will just go past their best, and that seems a waste.

So, rather than do that, I’m going to enjoy them at their best, and will at some point this evening raise a glass in his memory...
 
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Bebs

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I think that’s very gracious of you Jon and to be applauded! Well done for drinking the bottles left for you. If one can put the monetary issue of a well produced wine aside, it’s there to be enjoyed.
I didn't for one second suggest you bring one of your many inherited bottles along, any btl of plonk will do :)
Not sure where you are based, I’m near Maldon in Essex. The invitation is there ;)
 

Hurricane52

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50 mile bike ride completed - Check

Leg of lamb slow roasting in the oven - Check

Bottle of Barolo opened and starting to breath - check...

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Storm Denis can do whatever it wants!
Forgive me if I said this before, but Barolo makes your wee smell funny. Just like asparagus does.

Having said that, it’s amazing wine. So good, I ordered my Defender in Barolo Black - a £500 option no one really notices unless the sun is in the right mood.

Good on you for enjoying it. Exactly the reason why it was made.
 

Wattie

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Forgive me if I said this before, but Barolo makes your wee smell funny. Just like asparagus does.

Having said that, it’s amazing wine. So good, I ordered my Defender in Barolo Black - a £500 option no one really notices unless the sun is in the right mood.

Good on you for enjoying it. Exactly the reason why it was made.
They notice your Defender if they're standing down wind of it.....stinks of pish.
 

whereskeith

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I have just looked on my cellar on Berry Bros and the 2 cases I have there are down 30% in a couple of months.... At this rate im going to drink it...
Maybe wine is a new forward indicator of a recession .... maybe I should just average and buy more, what could possibly go wrong! :D