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Old Nov 29th 2017, 3:25 am
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Originally Posted by Oink
Does anyone have soup as a starter for their Christmas dinner?
Bristol Cream sherry for me. Always nice before Turkey but we decided to go for Lamb Shanks this year. Not sure sherry will work.
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Originally Posted by Oink
Does anyone have soup as a starter for their Christmas dinner?
Bloody Mary for me and perhaps a few large prawns on the side to nibble on.

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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Lamb Shanks this year. Not sure sherry will work.
Burgundy? The internet seems to think lighter with a variety of good local reddo.

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Originally Posted by caretaker
Burgundy? The internet seems to think lighter with a variety of good local reddo.
It'll be Kim Crawford Pinot Noir with the lamb.

The sherry as an appetiser always seemed an integral part of the whole turkey and trimmings thing.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Not sure sherry will work.
Heresy.

The nice LCBO lady cast a shadow over Xmas when she told me in October that there was no Croft Original in Ontario, and may not be any by Xmas.
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5
Heresy.

The nice LCBO lady cast a shadow over Xmas when she told me in October that there was no Croft Original in Ontario, and may not be any by Xmas.
At the risk of committing Heresy again, I had this once and it was an acceptable alternative to Bristol Cream. Not as sweet so maybe that might work if you can't get Croft.

Interesting that the NB liquor site calls it sherry while LCBO says fortified wine.

As you can see, I'm not an expert.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
At the risk of committing Heresy again, I had this once and it was an acceptable alternative to Bristol Cream. Not as sweet so maybe that might work if you can't get Croft.

Interesting that the NB liquor site calls it sherry while LCBO says fortified wine.

As you can see, I'm not an expert.
Thank you. I'll give it a try . (Only $9 in Ontario too )
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5
Thank you. I'll give it a try . (Only $9 in Ontario too )
If it's no good you can make trifle with it.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
It'll be Kim Crawford Pinot Noir with the lamb.

The sherry as an appetiser always seemed an integral part of the whole turkey and trimmings thing.
Have you tried a Negroni as an aperitif instead?

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Originally Posted by Siouxie
Have you tried a Negroni as an aperitif instead?

Never heard of it but the ingredients sound okay, if a bit summery . Apart from needing a bottle of all three parts. We might have some gin left.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
If it's no good you can make trifle with it.
I keep Emu 999 on hand, and sometimes the Emu Cream, and it makes a nice gravy too.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
At the risk of committing Heresy again, I had this once and it was an acceptable alternative to Bristol Cream. Not as sweet so maybe that might work if you can't get Croft.

Interesting that the NB liquor site calls it sherry while LCBO says fortified wine.

As you can see, I'm not an expert.
Sherry is fortified wine

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Thank you. I'll give it a try . (Only $9 in Ontario too )
Don't. It's awful.

Just make a stiff dirty martini. Or an Aperol spritzer if you don't want to be too sloshed
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Sherry is fortified wine


Don't. It's awful.

See...I said I'm not an expert.
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I''m going to buy myself a bottle of this - it also goes down a treat with some whisky (whisky mac) on a cold winter day!

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