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What are you drinking right now?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by VMan, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    And parts of Asia generally. I noticed the whiskey culture is pretty strong in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau … and to a lesser extent Mainland China and Thailand (of the places I've been). In fact, I didn't really start drinking scotch consistently until I lived over there for a bit. A bottle of Macallan 18 (or something else appropriately conspicuous) on the table is kind of a thing.



    Hmmm. I've never had this, may give it a try. I'd say about 90% of the wine I drink is red … and with sushi probably a pinot or shiraz of some sort, but I do like a crisp, oak-y chardonnay.
     
  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Ever consider NZ Semillon Sauvignon Blanc goes down very well with seafood. Cheap as well as they have had abundant harvests for the past few vintages.

    Tonight presently airing Farr Rising Geelong Pinot Noir 2011 and a Tasmanian Bay of Fires Pinot Noir 2013 for a birthday dinner with Archie Rose Negroni's to begin with.
     
  3. Piobaire

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    With Torrontes if the nose isn't very alive with floral and a peach or apricot nose it might be too old or not a good one. It's definitely a "drink young" wine and should not be bitter. A dying bottle or inferior bottle will lack the nose and often have a bitter component.

    As far as NZ Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend that's basically a standard white Bordeaux, so if you wanted to go that route, there is quite a bit to pick from. I can't remember the producer of the last white Bordeaux style blend I had from NZ but it was basically that Kermit Lynch Bordeaux import I like plus some grapefruit.
     
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  4. marvin100

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    Buncha dong-dong-ju last night. Feelin it today.
     
  5. Geoffrey Firmin

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    An Americano then pizza and Pinot, Tasmanian Bay of Fires 2011.
















    pino, Tasmanian
     
  6. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    Tried my first De La Louisiane cocktail (courtesy of the bartender at a local joint). What a perfectly balanced, delicious drink.
     
  7. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    nvm
     
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  8. needhelp123

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    right now? glass of cold full cream milk to wash down the KFC I just ate.
     
  9. erictheobscure

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    i too resort to inducing diarrhea when i need to lose some weight quickly
     
  10. Kid Nickels

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    Some CA red blend. Over at a friend's place and we just opened some rando red … Chalkboard. A little fruity on the front, but actually pretty balanced and enjoyable finish for a sub $10 bottle. Cannot even find a pic or link for it … naming your wine "Chalkboard" obviously not fully considered by the marketing and SEO departments.
     
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  11. Rumpelstiltskin

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    last night during the Super Bowl

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  12. Gibonius

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    How's the 21 y compared to the 15y?
     
  13. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Smoother...softer...more velvety. It is a must for any rum lover
     
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  14. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    ^ Agreed … good stuff!
     
  15. Jmm722

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    I found a store near me that sells the 15 year for $35, so I haven't tried the 21 yet. Is it worth the $50 premium over the 15.
     
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  16. fairlynerdy

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    Just found this thread. Discussions of rhum agricole, whiskey? Subscribed.

    I mix something different up every Friday night and share the results with friends. I've been spending way to much time on SF, so thought I'd share here. I give each a name, which is kind of douchey but makes me laugh.

    Squeeze My Lemon

    2 Oz. Old Tom Gin
    3/4 Oz. Sherry
    1/2 Oz. Fresh lemon juice
    1/4 Oz. Maraschino
    Splash simple syrup, or double splash if you use regular gin

    Combine and stir or shake with ice; strain. Slap a basil leaf in your palm, like you mean it. Rub it around the rim of the glass and drop in. Squeeze lemon rind over glass; add.
     
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  17. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    sounds nice!
     
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  18. marvin100

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    Huh, maybe you can help me name this. I made it last night and it was good.

    1 oz Suze
    1/2 oz Amaro Nonino
    1/2 oz Campari
    1 1/2 oz Bombay Sapphire
    1 oz Cinzano
    4 (I think?) dashes Bittermens Burlesque bitters

    Stirred, rocks.
     
  19. fairlynerdy

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    Bitter Joan

    See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_England,_Queen_of_Sicily

    That sounds quite good. I need to figure out where I can get some Suze around here.
     
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  20. marvin100

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    Nice! England, France, and Italy. Well played.
     

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