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3 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

I'm not a fan of pinot meunier or pinot noir.... even chardonnay doesn't get close to chenin or sauv blanc on my white variety fav list..... so champagne isn't really my sought after tipple.

That said, the trip to piper heidseck was fabulous. For a couple of hours we were treated like royalty and subjected to one of the most opulent tours imaginable.

That said, given the opportunity to get down n dirty amongst the vines with Simione from moulin du poupre in provence.... only one winner

The South Africans are particularly good with Chenin blanc. A local shop used to sell Ken Forrester FMC, which was amazing! I recently found it in a new shop a few miles away, but the price has gone up a bit in the intervening years... :( 


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56 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

It's been a while (I had some during the hotter days of Summer) since I had sparkling wine, but if we win the RWC final, I may break that streak. :D 

As far as Champagne goes I remember having Billecart-Salmon at a party a few years ago and really liking it. Laurent Perrier, too.

But my usual fizz isn't Champagne, but other sparkling wines, without the price tag that comes with the name. Some, including British versions, are very good indeed.

I’m a big fan of the award winning Camel Valley sparkling wines from Cornwall.

Even visited the vineyard itself and enjoyed a glass or two on the balcony overlooking the vineyard and the valley on a hot summer’s day.

Many varieties there including a sparkling red and the special ‘Annie’s Anniversary’ which has a sherbet lemony zing to it.

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49 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

I'm not a fan of pinot meunier or pinot noir.... even chardonnay doesn't get close to chenin or sauv blanc on my white variety fav list..... so champagne isn't really my sought after tipple.

That said, the trip to piper heidseck was fabulous. For a couple of hours we were treated like royalty and subjected to one of the most opulent tours imaginable.

However, given the opportunity to get down n dirty amongst the vines with Simione from moulin du poupre in provence.... only one winner

All sounds fantastic.

I’ve come to the game relatively late and only have trips to a couple of vineyards in Tuscany near Chianti-en-Greve and a visit to the Camel Valley vineyard in Cornwall.

Thinking of taking in the festival in Bordeaux next year, but secretly want to see the champagne houses in the north west.

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25 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

All sounds fantastic.

I’ve come to the game relatively late and only have trips to a couple of vineyards in Tuscany near Chianti-en-Greve and a visit to the Camel Valley vineyard in Cornwall.

Thinking of taking in the festival in Bordeaux next year, but secretly want to see the champagne houses in the north west.

Try this.    We've been 5 times and in the past based family holidays around this festival. From the uzes festival we discovered les cabotines, moulin du poupre and colline de bourdic..... who we still by from when were down there.

This and the troglovinium in Vouvray are way the best festivals we've been to.

Troglovinium is in may on Ascension weekend.

Uzes is the 2nd full weekend in August....

Both very highly recommended 

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Chicken Tinga tonight. A Mexican recipe of chicken, cooked in chipotle sauce, allspice, cinnamon, onions, tomatoes and garlic. Topped with sour cream mixed with lime zest, and served in tortillas with lettuce.


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On ‎17‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 7:35 AM, Robin Evans said:

You want slart wi ya tripe?

Its pronounced slaaaaart!

Ey up Robin. I had an uncle who was a respected tripe dealer and serviced all Yorkshire with his wares. Used to bring us two stainless steel buckets full of honeycomb tripe, elder, chickerlings, cow heels and udder. Mixed with boiled onions, a meal fit for a king. That's why all my family are in their nineties. Luvly grub.

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Hash browns, fried sprats, several wedges of lemon and some mayonnaise (the latter because I forgot to buy tartare sauce).

That's good eatin'!


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I nipped into Morrisons today and bought two pigs trotters, so its Crubeens for tea tomorrow and I bought some tripe for tripe and onions on Wednesday.

I'll get a hairy chest yet!


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11 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Hash browns, fried sprats, several wedges of lemon and some mayonnaise (the latter because I forgot to buy tartare sauce).

That's good eatin'!

Mayo is the devils polycell, I'd rather have salad cream

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11 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

Mayo is the devils polycell, I'd rather have salad cream

Salad cream is all right for class warriors, or those whose tastebuds have been burned away by eating acrid, corrosive toxic waste like, well, salad cream.

And it will also please those who still can't adjust to the end of post-WWII rationing. By the way, did you know you can still buy powdered egg? You can thank the health-food loonies for the return of another joyless staple of austerity eating. Apparently it's a "healthy fat" - this week at least. :rolleyes: 

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21 minutes ago, Bearman said:

I nipped into Morrisons today and bought two pigs trotters, so its Crubeens for tea tomorrow and I bought some tripe for tripe and onions on Wednesday.

I'll get a hairy chest yet!

Compared to other supermarkets, the meat department at Morrisons always delivers interesting, keenly-priced cuts, alongside the standard stuff. I had ox cheek on Sunday, which was very tasty.


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Forget those dilettantes at Gregg's, here' the Pork Nativity!

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On 11/13/2017 at 7:57 PM, Futtocks said:

Salad cream is all right for class warriors, or those whose tastebuds have been burned away by eating acrid, corrosive toxic waste like, well, salad cream.

And it will also please those who still can't adjust to the end of post-WWII rationing. By the way, did you know you can still buy powdered egg? You can thank the health-food loonies for the return of another joyless staple of austerity eating. Apparently it's a "healthy fat" - this week at least. :rolleyes: 

I spent my post ww2 early childhood playing out in the backs clutching a salad cream sandwich in my mucky fist. 

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2 minutes ago, Robin Evans said:

Luxury!

Could be a brown sauce butty or a sugar butty. Tomato ketchup was unknown. We used to make a drink out of aniseed balls.

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2 minutes ago, Tongs ya bas said:

Could be a brown sauce butty or a sugar butty. Tomato ketchup was unknown. We used to make a drink out of aniseed balls.

You had bread?


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1 hour ago, Tongs ya bas said:

We couldn't afford bread

No: we drank it out of the bottle whilst a bread van drove past.

You had bottles that were worth 3d in the house?


Ron Banks

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Made some chilli paneer for me tea - hot and spicy, but not so hot it wasn't wolfable :heat:

Very cold Polish lager at hand, purely precautionary and just to be on the safe side.


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