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#661 Ullman

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 02:33 PM

Homemade sloe gin is extremely good.

I've got some on the go at the moment.

 

As others have said, dangerously easy to drink.


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 03:31 PM

Virgin Wines delivery! Two bottles each of:

 

Finca los Principes El Rihuelo Rioja 2012
Zinification Shiraz Zinfandel 2011
Perez Cruz Single Vineyard La Higuera Block 2011
Ariki Reserva Colchagua Carmenère Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Beneficio Cellar Reserve Grenache Shiral Mourvèdre 2011
Gran Villa Gran Reserva 2002


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#663 Tiny Tim

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:13 PM

Virgin Wines delivery! Two bottles each of:

 

Finca los Principes El Rihuelo Rioja 2012
Zinification Shiraz Zinfandel 2011
Perez Cruz Single Vineyard La Higuera Block 2011
Ariki Reserva Colchagua Carmenère Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Beneficio Cellar Reserve Grenache Shiral Mourvèdre 2011
Gran Villa Gran Reserva 2002

 

I am getting daily emails from my Virgin Wine Advisor....I may have to take out a restraining order as this is getting a bit much.

 

This one is rather nice, had a case of this a while ago - Gran Villa Gran Reserva 2002



#664 Tiny Tim

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:14 PM

I've never tried shop bought sloe gin. Can anyone recommend a good one?



#665 Futtocks

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

I am getting daily emails from my Virgin Wine Advisor....I may have to take out a restraining order as this is getting a bit much.

 

This one is rather nice, had a case of this a while ago - Gran Villa Gran Reserva 2002

You do get a fair number of email offers. This was one (a 'Double Discount' offer), but normally I make my own selections. I went for this offer because I had already tried and liked the Zinification and the Perez Cruz.


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#666 Wolford6

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

Have boiled a gammon roll with herbs, onion and vinegar in the water.

 

Roll was £5-for-1kg  on offer at the Co-op.

 

Am eating  a salad and gammon sandwich, made in granary bread from Bert Marshall's.

 

I'd recommend it. 


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#667 Futtocks

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:28 PM



I've never tried shop bought sloe gin. Can anyone recommend a good one?

Not tried many, but Sipsmith do a Sloe Gin and a Damson Vodka, both of which are nice. I've seen their bottles in some supermarkets.


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#668 Bleep1673

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:34 PM

Jeez, I wish I was still drinking


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#669 808tone

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:38 PM

Currywust from the Xmas market.



#670 Futtocks

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:45 PM

Partridges from Lidl for tonight. Going to make hasselback potatoes with walnut & honey butter to serve with the birds.


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#671 Tiny Tim

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:50 PM

You do get a fair number of email offers. This was one (a 'Double Discount' offer), but normally I make my own selections. I went for this offer because I had already tried and liked the Zinification and the Perez Cruz.

 

The Gran Villa is best decanted and given a lot of time to breathe (up to 24hrs) as it really does improve and all the flavours come out. Straight out the bottle it can seem a bit bland, although it can vary a bit bottle to bottle.

 

I've had a few of the Perez Cruz offerings and they are rather nice. I've had a few emails about a white Rioja which I may get a few bottles of soon as my last case of Spanish white from Virgin was superb.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 05:59 PM

I'm currently snowed in and am therefore attacking the emergency rations.

 

A Fray Bentos Just Steak pie for me then tonight (and tomorrow, and the day after…..).


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:08 PM

If you can find it, try Opihr gin, which is lightly spiced. Very tasty. Pretty bottle, too. Sainsbury's own brand tonic water is pretty good, and half the price of the rather insipid Schweppes.


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#674 Futtocks

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:41 AM

Fever Tree tonic water is simply unbeatable.

Pricey, mind, and some people I know find it a little too strongly-flavoured. I like it, but not all the time.


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#675 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:31 AM

Pricey, mind, and some people I know find it a little too strongly-flavoured. I like it, but not all the time.

 

Fever Tree tonic water is simply unbeatable.

Where can you get it?

I enjoy tonic water as a drink in its own right


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#676 Futtocks

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 11:36 AM

Where can you get it?

I enjoy tonic water as a drink in its own right

I've bought it in Sainsbury and Waitrose, so it's not confined to a single seller and could be in other supermarkets too. Not keen on the diet version, though.

 

I bought a bottle of Hendricks gin on Saturday, as it was discounted. A very fine example with a delicate flavour that includes a mild infusion of rose-petal and cucumber as well as the usual aromatics.


Edited by Futtocks, 02 December 2013 - 11:37 AM.

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#677 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 12:24 PM

I've bought it in Sainsbury and Waitrose, so it's not confined to a single seller and could be in other supermarkets too. Not keen on the diet version, though.

 

I bought a bottle of Hendricks gin on Saturday, as it was discounted. A very fine example with a delicate flavour that includes a mild infusion of rose-petal and cucumber as well as the usual aromatics.

but did it get you leathered?

Thanks for the info about tonic watter. It seems that it's a question of keeping one's eyes open

 

getting back to sloe gin.

 

I always start chris tmas day off with a sloe fuse.


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:43 PM

Fever Tree tonic water is simply unbeatable.

 

Doesn't work for me I'm afraid.  Overpowered just about any gin I put it in - from memory, a strong vanilla hit to it?  While my sweet meats could manage it I segued rather wonderfully into Gin and Freshly squeezed lemonade.  Wahey!

 

Tonight having sliced 80 packets of bacon today, I am spoiling myself with the offcuts fried up with a bit of mustard, a couple of free range eggs, a large pain de campagne, and a bottle of cote du rhone (chilled).


Edited by timtum, 03 December 2013 - 07:43 PM.

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www.mistersaucisse.fr
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:52 PM

Doesn't work for me I'm afraid.  Overpowered just about any gin I put it in - from memory, a strong vanilla hit to it?  While my sweet meats could manage it I segued rather wonderfully into Gin and Freshly squeezed lemonade.  Wahey!

 

Tonight having sliced 80 packets of bacon today, I am spoiling myself with the offcuts fried up with a bit of mustard, a couple of free range eggs, a large pain de campagne, and a bottle of cote du rhone (chilled).

now that's living


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:28 PM

I bought a small bottle of sloe gin from Brighouse market for £2.99 - it's ear-marked as my something new to try in December.

 

Tonight I have been mostly making pickled mushrooms in oil... with so many Italian flavours it makes Super Mario look like Tintin.


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