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Old 06-16-2012, 11:26 AM   #11
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hi margi
let me know what you think of the mateus shiraz.i think you'll enjoy!
no,i've never been to porto,but i do enjoy port! my favourite is warres otima 10 year old tawny.one of the few ports that is deeeeelicious served chilled,it's pale & light & tastes just like you are drinking liquid raisins!
borsao do also produce whites and,as well as the gran tresoro red & rose they also produce a gran tresoro white,which is not as good as the other two imo.
have a good weekend,enjoy the mateus!
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:39 AM   #12
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Thank you Margi, I shall be checking your list out. I adore a nice rose wine. Hmm at the moment it is lashing down with rain but I shall be patient and save mine for a sunny day. I have a Navarra garnacha languishing in the fridge.

I love Portugal but not a fan of Portugeuse wine, saying that I can't even remember what Mateus tastes like its been so long, I thought the best thing to do with it was to stick a candle in and make a lamp.

I've been to Carvoeiro and Olho D'agua, both beautiful . Best thing I like about Portugal is that its a nice quick plane ride, by the time you have had a drink and your dinner, its time to get off.
wasn't that the straw covered chianti bottles gravity queen? maybe it is nostalgia,maybe it's the new shape bottle or maybe it's because it's not a bad little tipple for under a fiver,but i like it.brilliant ice cold with a curry or chinese!
try the mateus shiraz,it's an "all growed up" matty.
carvoeiro is beautiful isn't it gq,our apartment was up on the hill overlooking the bay,well,cove really,not big enough to call it a bay.the black widow got custody of the apartment AND the beagles......ahh well!
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:28 AM   #13
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Gravy Queen: Rosés From Navarra

Gravy Queen, Buon Giorno,

From a personal standpoint, the Rosés we enjoy most are from Navarra, and the brand that we seem to like the most is Julian Chivite, Gran Feudo.

Portuguese Rosés: they are refreshing on ice with lime or lemon however, they are a bit "plonky" ... They might work nicely in a Wine Punch ...

We also truly enjoy sparkling Rosé Cava, from D.O. Sant Sadurní d´Anoia, Barcelona ... The grape: pinot noir ...

We also do enjoy a Dry Lambrusco from Emilia Romagna too ...

Now, Rosés are hitting the wine retail shops ... Numerous wineries, produce them, as they are quite popular in warmer temperatures ...

None the less, I do prefer my Prosecco and my all time favorite is:

PROSECCO DI VALDOBBIADENE CÁ SALINA ( EXTRA BRUT )

*** prosecco is spelt with a double C

*** in Spanish seco = dry and in Italian = secco

And they are also making a Rosé ...

Kind regards,
Have a lovely Sunday,
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:32 AM   #14
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Harry, Buon Giorno,

Please do read my post to Gravy Queen, above this one ...

The Mateus: It is quite refreshing, on ice with lime or lemon ... However, in all honesty, does not exactly compare to Navarran Rosés and especially Julian Chivite, however, of course, it is a bit more pricey too ... Prosecco is now making a Rosé variety ... Cava Rosé Pinot Noir from Barcelona, is lovely too ...

I believe it all depends on your budget, and your individualised palate and what you are dining on or lunching on ...

We are going to Bruce Springstein´s live concert in Madrid tonight !!! He is a cool dude ... He gives his all performance wise ... Really worthwhile musically speaking.

Have a lovely Father´s Day,
Margi.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:45 PM   #15
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Harry, Buon Giorno,

Please do read my post to Gravy Queen, above this one ...

The Mateus: It is quite refreshing, on ice with lime or lemon ... However, in all honesty, does not exactly compare to Navarran Rosés and especially Julian Chivite, however, of course, it is a bit more pricey too ... Prosecco is now making a Rosé variety ... Cava Rosé Pinot Noir from Barcelona, is lovely too ...

I believe it all depends on your budget, and your individualised palate and what you are dining on or lunching on ...

We are going to Bruce Springstein´s live concert in Madrid tonight !!! He is a cool dude ... He gives his all performance wise ... Really worthwhile musically speaking.

Have a lovely Father´s Day,
Margi.
the boss?cool!one of my ladies has bought us tickets to see him at the etihad stadium(manchester city fc's ground) this coming friday.can't win 'em all i guess,woulda preferred old trafford(united's ground).
oh yeah,it's 'steen not 'stein unless you are going to see his jewish twin brother that is!
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Harry,

We are going to hop in a taxi and head over to the stadium at 19.00 hrs.

Bruce is a cool dude, and we have always enjoyed his concerts ... He can certainly rock for 50+ ... and I love his old music ...

Have nice evening,
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Harry,

We are going to hop in a taxi and head over to the stadium at 19.00 hrs.

Bruce is a cool dude, and we have always enjoyed his concerts ... He can certainly rock for 50+ ... and I love his old music ...

Have nice evening,
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if he doesn't open with born in the usa when we go to see him on friday i'll want a refund...oh no,can't do that i didn't pay!
'course he can rock margi,you only have to look at tom jones,frank sinatra(sadly missed),neil diamond,david bowie,paul weller et al....they get better with age,wonder how many of the "new wave" will be bangin' out a tune in their 50's let alone 60's+
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Harry,

How can you compare Bruce to Tom Jones ? Though, I like Tom Jones and Sinatra or Julio Iglesias too, they are other generations in style of music and mannerisms, gestures and appeal ...

Bruce is marvelous ... Started with new and polished off with his classic oldie but goodies ... Wonderful and he is so loved by the Spanish ... He has a true love of his work, to spend almost 6 hrs. straight performing !

Cool dude ...

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Harry,

How can you compare Bruce to Tom Jones ? Though, I like Tom Jones and Sinatra or Julio Iglesias too, they are other generations in style of music and mannerisms, gestures and appeal ...

Bruce is marvelous ... Started with new and polished off with his classic oldie but goodies ... Wonderful and he is so loved by the Spanish ... He has a true love of his work, to spend almost 6 hrs. straight performing !

Cool dude ...

Have nice Monday,
Ciao. Margi.
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i wasn't comparing him to sir tom,how could anyone?.i was merely stating that quality performers such as they stand the test of time.
some of my favourite bands are killers,kasabian,kings of leon & kooks.great bands but i wonder how many will still be remembered in 20 or 30 years time?
on the other hand another k,ray davies & the kinks have been the inspiration for many of the "new bands" & they go back to the mid 60's.
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I wish Elton John would hang up his wig and stop "singing" . Sounded like a strangled cat doing the Queens Jubilee. And Paul McCartney. Tom Jones was fab though.
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