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How much Wine in a bottle

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I don't drink wine, but I've always thought does it matter how much it costs? if it tastes nice then drink it, if not then don't!

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Sunday Times Wine club for me. They've never let me down.

Interesting that bleep hadn't bought French wine in years, but still slates them. As a general point let's hope he stays away from all wine for a bit.

Not just wine, all alcohol since August 5

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Not just wine, all alcohol since August 5

You poor thing, wasn't there an operation you could have had so that you could keep drinking?

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So french Wine was good back in the day.

It still can be good but, because many French winemakers don't put the grape varieties used on their labels (tradition, y'see?), you have to know a bit more to avoid the poor ones.

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Didn't Steve May, sometime of this parish, once say he had a job bottling wine from the giant vats new world wine comes over in?

 

Not quite but I have spent rather a lot of time over the past few years working for a wine company.

 

They bring most of it over it giant plastic bladders in containers on ships.  Very interesting stuff.

 

Personally, I don't really like wine.

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Twenty years ago, I used to deal with a Huddersfield company that bottled and marketed wine. it was delivered from Europe in road tankers!

 

Continental Wines & Spirits, on Leeds Road?

 

Still there, not far from the stadium.

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Continental Wines & Spirits, on Leeds Road?

Still there, not far from the stadium.

Not far from the chemical plants then?

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Nowt wrong with French wine. Had 10 days in Bordeaux in September, and did my best to sample as much as I could.

New Zealand Pinot Noir is favourite though

Very drinkable cheap-ish wine - can't go wrong with Il Papavero from Laithwaites. Goes down very well and not too strong

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Nowt wrong with French wine. Had 10 days in Bordeaux in September, and did my best to sample as much as I could.

New Zealand Pinot Noir is favourite though

Very drinkable cheap-ish wine - can't go wrong with Il Papavero from Laithwaites. Goes down very well and not too strong

Affordable French wine has become competitive again, as long as you know what to buy. They cling to tradition when it comes to naming and labelling, which puts many people off, as it's sometimes hard to know what you're getting.

 

I believe some of their winemakers have swallowed their pride and looked to the new world wineries for expertise, as they can't get away with selling watery plonk when the Antipodes and South America can offer much more for the same price.

 

One thing I would recommend is South African Chenin blanc - over the last decade or so, they've learned how to make that grape variety produce something really special.

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They bring most of it over it giant plastic bladders in containers on ships.  Very interesting stuff.

 

 

 

Yup. Tanker wine, as it's known. It's cheaper to transport it this way presumably, rather than shipping masses of bottles.

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