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I believe it has to be in barell a minimum of two years for VP, though they can hold it longer. LBV is bascially VP that for whatever reason they didn't bottle and sell as VP. That sometimes means the quality was off, but not always. Could also mean they just had too much and the market was saturated. It stays in barrel longer so it ages more, and gets bricker. Since it's aged a lot more in barrel, you can drink it quite a bit yonger than VP. Tawney is meant to be...
All of the big houses make a basic bottling that's under $20 and sometimes under $15. Talyors, Fonseca, Warre's, Graham's and so on. Just try them until you find one you like.Ruby port tends to be a little cheaper still, but be careful here, many of then are not that good.Tawny is red port that is aged in barrel and that takes on a brownish color and gets slightly oxidized. The longer it's aged, the more it costs. I quite like it, but the better bottligns can get very...
too lean because of hibernation?
According to one of my old cookbooks, it was a traditional hunter's feast in rural France.
You could always go to Putnam and try to catch it.
TV news said it was going to be examined by a vet and then released into a state park in Putnam County.
A bear was caught in my neighborhood overnight.
well I have to back to Greg's anyway, and tie crafters is right near there. Then they will ship the ties back to me. Not so hard.
This just never ends. Of the service providors mentioned--cleaners, tailors, reweavers, shoe repair, and Tie Crafters--I have to go see them all. Ugh.
Well, for instance, a camel hair odd jacket is an American-trad staple (though not done in Europe, AFAIK), and so it qualifies as "classic" or canonical or whatever, but I have always thought it really goes with nothing. The standard pairing with navy pants is just abysmal. The upside down California Tux.
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