RE: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 11:22:34PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Unfortunately, the lovely Italian wine I found in caffs throughout Naples back in November does not seem to be available over here at all. Why ship the good stuff to the ignorant Brits when they can keep it for themselves?

RE: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Jonathan Peterson
Graves, Monbazilac etc. and had a very nice Trochenbeerenauslese a month or so ago that I reckon was just s good (and it should have been It is a sad sad thing that it's darn near impossible to get decent German or Austrian wine in this country since the Austrian anti-freeze scandal (and

Re: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread David Cantrell
On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 10:22:27AM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 11:22:34PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Unfortunately, the lovely Italian wine I found in caffs throughout Naples back in November does not seem to be available over here at all. Why ship the

Re: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Dave Cross
to sound like a twat, but it may be too late already so here goes, one of the things i hate about going out to a italian restaurant is the wine. Nonsense. You just order the most expensive Barolo on the wine list. Dave... [Who doesn't understand this fascination with white wine - nasty stuff

Re: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Simon Cozens
On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 10:22:27AM +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote: Which reminds me - when the Brits acquired a taste for lager rather than ale, Did we? :) why did we start drinking lager from every country in Europe except Germany, who are the only ones to actually make drinkable stuff?

Re: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Robert Shiels
olo /homer Dave... [Who doesn't understand this fascination with white wine - nasty stuff] I'm with you there... /Robert

Re: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread David H. Adler
On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 02:09:21PM +0100, Aaron Trevena wrote: /me only drinks belgian beers/lagers.. or ales/bitter esp not any of that american crap. Ahem. There are some fine american beers. You probably just don't see them over there (lord knows they're hard enough to find here...)

Re: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Chris Heathcote
DavidC: According to the critics, it is 'acceptable if not great' but fuck it, *I* liked it. Remember a lot of wine suffers from the holiday effect, and doesn't seem quite as nice on a wet blustery Thursday night. Lachryma Christi del Vesuvio, in case anyone is interested. Ah, I have heard

Re: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread David Cantrell
On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 12:09:21PM +0100, Chris Heathcote wrote: DavidC: According to the critics, it is 'acceptable if not great' but fuck it, *I* liked it. Remember a lot of wine suffers from the holiday effect, and doesn't seem quite as nice on a wet blustery Thursday night. Ah no,

Re: white wine

2001-03-27 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 11:31:00PM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: then we get on to the 'wine so sweet you could stand a spoon up in it'. I am a complete sucker for anything from Sauternes, Lupiac, Pauliac, Graves, Monbazilac etc. and had a very nice Trochenbeerenauslese a You would enjoy the

white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Greg McCarroll
Just to get us back on topic I heartilly recommend Terrazaz Chardonnay, its very nice for a chardonnay - which reminds me of one of the most pretentious things i ever heard said ( i can't remember if it was on tv, radio or in the flesh, but i have a horrible feeling it was in the flesh )

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Jonathan Stowe
On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote: Just to get us back on topic I just had to buy a bottle of Pendulum Zinfandel at the weekend - its Italian and comes in a shiny gold bottle ... and despite appearances its actually a fairly good red wine. /J\

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Simon Cozens
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 10:34:38PM +0100, Jonathan Stowe wrote: I just had to buy a bottle of Pendulum Zinfandel at the weekend - its Italian and comes in a shiny gold bottle ... and despite appearances its actually a fairly good red wine. Ooh good. I got one of them for Christmas and still

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread David Cantrell
On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 12:07:30AM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: I don't want to sound like a twat, but it may be too late already so here goes, one of the things i hate about going out to a italian restaurant is the wine. twat me too /twat but then I don't like the wine in many other

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Simon Cozens
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 11:22:34PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: Unfortunately, the lovely Italian wine I found in caffs throughout Naples back in November does not seem to be available over here at all. Why ship the good stuff to the ignorant Brits when they can keep it for themselves? Sounds

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, you wrote: * Robin Szemeti ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: know what is. ughh ,,, chardonay .. toilet water :) it all depends, the one i recommeded has body I am of cours always ready to be educated .. by practical demonstration ;) then we get on to the 'wine so

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 11:22:34PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: meaning to ring the vinyard to see if they can send me a case, or at least point me at a merchant over here who can. Alternatively, if TPC5 is held in Monterey again you can partake of the local plethora of vineyards in the area.

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread David H. Adler
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 06:17:29PM -0800, Paul Makepeace wrote: On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 11:22:34PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: meaning to ring the vinyard to see if they can send me a case, or at least point me at a merchant over here who can. Alternatively, if TPC5 is held in Monterey

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Paul Makepeace
On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 10:59:56PM -0500, David H. Adler wrote: On the other hand, since it's going to be in San Diego, maybe not... s/TPC5/TPC\\d/ -- you knew what I meant :) dha -- David H. Adler - [EMAIL PROTECTED] - http://www.panix.com/~dha/ "In my opinion, there's nothing in

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Robin Szemeti ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: it is indeed .. My Father who has knowledge of such things tells me 5 'large wickerwork baskets' of over ripe grapes .. but baskets, shovels .. the principles the same. Bigger the number, sweeter (and more honey coloured) the wine. As far as I know

Re: white wine

2001-03-26 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, you wrote: Just to get us back on topic I heartilly recommend Terrazaz Chardonnay, its very nice for a chardonnay - which reminds me of one of the most pretentious things i ever heard said ( i can't remember if it was on tv, radio or in the flesh, but i have a