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Old 08-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #31
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Oz Clarke (also a Brit) is another wine writer I like.
+1 steve,very funny guy too.....sense of humour as dry as a muscadet!
malcolm gluck,tim atkins are also exceptionally gifted wine writers imo....again very down to earth & deliver with a sense of humour.jilly goolden "does my head in" she's from the school that claims to be able to taste the barbed wire that was nailed to the fence half a mile away to keep the sheep out,in a glass of wine!!infact there have been parodies & comedy sketches of her on tv she is so extreme!
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So much highfalutin talk about wine, while the senses experience it, it's best to remember this: Drink what you like. I rather enjoy the new age, more relaxed attitudes about wine, and that is has gotten away from the snobbery, and back into the land of the commoner, the way it has ALWAYS meant to be. there can be just as much enjoyment in a $12 Bottle, as an $$$expensive reserve, besides, after the first few glasses it's all the same.

Now, I shall retire back to my library, where I have many leather-bound books, and the room smells of rich mahogany.


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Old 08-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #33
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So much highfalutin talk about wine, while the senses experience it, it's best to remember this: Drink what you like. I rather enjoy the new age, more relaxed attitudes about wine, and that is has gotten away from the snobbery, and back into the land of the commoner, the way it has ALWAYS meant to be. there can be just as much enjoyment in a $12 Bottle, as an $$$expensive reserve, besides, after the first few glasses it's all the same.

Now, I shall retire back to my library, where I have many leather-bound books, and the room smells of rich mahogany.


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+1 tatt the tantalising scent of mahogany reminiscent of a far away rainforest is so much more appealing than the reek of b.s. what what old man
a £4.49p,about what...$8 bottle of tesco simply malbec(french of course) was recently featured in the top three reds by tim atkins in the observer
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #34
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So much highfalutin talk about wine, while the senses experience it, it's best to remember this: Drink what you like. I rather enjoy the new age, more relaxed attitudes about wine, and that is has gotten away from the snobbery, and back into the land of the commoner, the way it has ALWAYS meant to be. there can be just as much enjoyment in a $12 Bottle, as an $$$expensive reserve, besides, after the first few glasses it's all the same.

Now, I shall retire back to my library, where I have many leather-bound books, and the room smells of rich mahogany.


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I agree on that. When I visit art museums, I NEVER use those awful devices which explains to you this and that. I want to see a painting with my eyes and my heart, don't care so much about understanding subtleties. And sometimes happens that, as with Picasso "Las Meninas", in Barcellona, I keep staring at the same painting for an hour, such is the stunning effect of that work.
However, about wine, I'd like to understand more about its making and its world, I'll surely never turn in some "expert" talking to you about the strong bread or nuts flavour of an old red... I'll just enjoy it!
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:41 PM   #35
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Luca, Buonasera, Good Afternoon.

Las Meninas is quite a fascinating painting by: Velázquez and it is in the Prado Collection in Madrid on a permanent basis. It does travel for Velázquez exhibitions. The Midgets, Dwarfs, The Dog, the Servants and the young ladies in the painting all have a story to tell ... Very unforgettable work of art.

Thanks for mentioning.

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Old 08-03-2012, 01:58 PM   #36
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I am on ferry enroute from Barí, Puglia to Corfu, Greece as it is the Vet´s birthday celebration ... an epicurean escapada ...

Have great wkend.
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Happy Birthday wishes to the Vet, Margi!
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+1 and have a great trip.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #38
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Buonasera Ladies, Good Evening,

Thanks so much for the kind and lovely messages.

We left early this morning, driving over to Bari Port to catch the Ferry for Corfu, 60 km ... GORGEOUS FERRY RIDE.

LOVELY HERE.

All my best for a wonderful August.
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Luca, Buonasera, Good Afternoon.

Las Meninas is quite a fascinating painting by: Velázquez and it is in the Prado Collection in Madrid on a permanent basis. It does travel for Velázquez exhibitions. The Midgets, Dwarfs, The Dog, the Servants and the young ladies in the painting all have a story to tell ... Very unforgettable work of art.

Thanks for mentioning.

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And a lovely weekend to you!

Margi, I never visited Madrid, I went only once in Spain (well, Catalunia...), in Barcellona.
I was talking about these Meninas: "Las Meninas is a series of 58 paintings that Pablo Picasso painted in 1957 by performing a comprehensive analysis, reinterpreting and recreating several times Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez. The suite is fully preserved at the Museu Picasso in Barcelona and is the only complete series of the artist that remains together. This is a very extensive survey work, which consists of 45 performances of the original picture, 9 scenes of a dove,[1] 3 landscapes and a portrait of Jacqueline."
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So much highfalutin talk about wine, while the senses experience it, it's best to remember this: Drink what you like. I rather enjoy the new age, more relaxed attitudes about wine, and that is has gotten away from the snobbery, and back into the land of the commoner, the way it has ALWAYS meant to be. there can be just as much enjoyment in a $12 Bottle, as an $$$expensive reserve, besides, after the first few glasses it's all the same.

Now, I shall retire back to my library, where I have many leather-bound books, and the room smells of rich mahogany.


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I like pink wine.
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