Wines you might not normally drink

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Wines you might not normally drink

Post: # 257647Post MKG »

Our dear neighbour has just cleared out her shed, and found several bottles of wine - some commercial and some home-made.

She gave me a bottle of rose (there should be an acute accent there, but I can't do that). It was (note past tense) Paso del sol - normally something to be avoided or, at least, left until the end of the evening. Oh - it was labelled 2003.

Well, it didn't taste like a rose (usual excuse for lack of accent). It was gorgeous. In fact, it had more character than a lot of supermarket reds at high cost.

Just thought I'd tell you!!!!!!

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Post: # 257650Post The Riff-Raff Element »

Storing wine in a shed, exposed fully to the vagaries of temperature and probably getting frozen at least once, is the sort of thing that would make a sommelier gibber. Interesting that it rendered the normally undrinkable drinkable.

But then God does sometimes move in mysterious ways His wonders to perform :mrgreen:

Perhaps you could market the shed as a shrine to Bacchus? Stack it high with tacky souvenirs and cheap rosé (I have the é on my keyboard, along with è ç & à) appropriately re-labelled and you could make a mint. They would come I tell you!

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Post: # 257652Post oldjerry »

I swear this is true......My old man(god rest him) traded up to a bigger holding in about '71.In one of the stone sheds there were 3 demijons full on an old shelf.Every week he got together with an old mate he'd been a POW with and who made BRILLIANT wine,whereas the old fella's was somewhat hit and miss.Following the usual tasting\bragging session,more than abit pissed,Dad produced aforesaid demijons,poured a couple of beautifully clear glasses of red..........

.Previous owner was a keen Amateur photographer,and kept his developing fluid in demijons.......they spat most of it out, no great harm done!.....though Mum nearly died laughing.

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About a year ago I was rummaging around the far corner of the cellar with the view to disposing of some of the mountain of empty bottles we inherited when we bought the house. The previous owner (dead about 14 years now) was an enthusiastic wine maker - the garden was basically a vineyard when we moved here.

Anyway, on one shelf hidden away behind one peak I found about three dozen bottles of what turned out to be home made cider.

Trembling with anticipation, I extracted a bottle, took it upstairs, wiped it down, popped the cork and poured a brimming glass. It looked great! Crystal clear and gently sparkling.

Unfortunately it tasted like utter crap. :lol:

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Post: # 257666Post Odsox »

I don't know about rosé, that's with an é Mike, :iconbiggrin: but I do know a bit about keyboards.
Next time try holding down your Ctrl + Alt and then hit the "e".
Also works with áéíóú, and becomes even easier to type with a bottle of rosé under your belt. :drunken:
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Post: # 257675Post MKG »

Thanks for that, Tony - just shows, doesn't it? 30 years banging keyboards and I never knew that.

Mind you, it doesn't work for me. :lol:

Perhaps it's because I'm on Ubuntu - I will research and let you know.

Mike

EDIT: Found it ...

"To enter a character by its code point, hold down Ctrl and Shift, type u followed by the four-character code point, then release Ctrl and Shift."

Can I be bothered?

It doés work, though.
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Post: # 257678Post Odsox »

MKG wrote:Can I be bothered?
I have to admit it doesn't sound like it. :iconbiggrin:
That's what comes of using a weird and wonderful Linux derivative OS
I'll admit that it's still better than using MS though. :pukeright:
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