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Bringing Wine to Paris??

Bringing Wine to Paris??

Old Oct 12th 2004, 9:01 am
  #31  
Des O'Donoghue
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James Silverton wrote:

    >
    > "Des O'Donoghue" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    >> James Silverton wrote:
    >>> >> Strangely enough, Gallo jug wine is not all that common in the >>
    >>> county
    >>> liquor stores where I live (g). The Gallo Sonoma line *is* generally
    >>> worth the quite reasonable prices asked and is something else indeed.
    >>> Do you see it in Ireland at all?
    >> Would the Gallo jug wine be any relation to the Paul Mason California
    >> Carafes that flooded Ireland back in the late 80s when we realised
    >> that the was wineout there that wasn't Blue Num or Black Tower (but
    >> still hadn't got the hnag of the old AOC system.. ? ;-)
    >
    >
    > You might be right but there really are worse wines than Gallo! Jug
    > wines are just that; usually sold in 1 US gallon "jugs" (heavy glass
    > bottles). The Paul Masson carafes, such as they were, contained better
    > wine than the Gallo jugs! Mostly where I live, the jugs have been
    > supplanted by wine boxes but you still see them. The statement on a lot
    > of boxes, probably mandated by law, "contains grapes and other natural
    > flavorings", is somewhat offputting! There has been a recent increase in
    > the quality of box wines, mostly from Australia, and the warning is
    > absent on these.
    >
    >

That sounds oh-so-dodgy so the low-level waste jokes may have a
grounding in reality after all..
 
Old Oct 12th 2004, 9:02 am
  #32  
Des O'Donoghue
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[email protected] wrote:

    > On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 20:10:39 +0100, Padraig Breathnach
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>[email protected] wrote:
    >>>On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 18:47:40 +0100, Des O'Donoghue
    >>><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>Would the Gallo jug wine be any relation to the Paul Mason California
    >>>>Carafes that flooded Ireland back in the late 80s when we realised that
    >>>>the was wineout there that wasn't Blue Num or Black Tower (but still
    >>>>hadn't got the hnag of the old AOC system.. ? ;-)
    >>>These carafes were a cheap trick to get rid of vitrified low level US
    >>>nuclear waste.
    >>I remember those carafes. I'm glad it was only low level wastes.
    >
    >
    > The high level waste was in the glasses that were given away with
    > petrol in UK.

We had them here as well - my parents house still has dozens of them -
the thick stemmed variety, the tumbler, the frosted glass dessert bowl -
we had 'em all (sure they're free..)..
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 1:37 am
  #33  
Tile
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Hi Padraigh !

did you forget yr good italian wines ??
this year harvest is about 25% more then last years..
and quality should be much higher..

if you come here.
I will take you to a place where they sell good wine for 1 eur a litre ( to
bottle)
or bottles for as little as 1.50 euro

do not forget Italy is the biggest producer of wine ( in qauntity) and its
wines are getting their right places now in the world..

let me add that most french wines.. being very weak, are blended with
italian strong wines from the south..

i will just name two brands..

Barolo
Brunello di Montalcino..

if you can lay yr hands on a couple of good bottles.. you will never drink
anything else !!
"Padraig Breathnach" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    > Hatunen <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 22:14:22 +0100, Padraig Breathnach
    > ><[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>B Vaughan<[email protected]> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>What is your objection to buying some wine in Paris? I can't imagine
    > >>>lugging six bottles of wine, with the weight and the risk of breakage,
    > >>>to a country that has excellent wine at a reasonable cost.
    > >>>
    > >>I can see some point in it, even though I normally choose French wines
    > >>for my own drinking (not a particular bias, simply a matter of
    > >>convenience, because I take my car to France quite often). It is very
    > >>difficult to find anything other than French wines in France, and
    > >>wines produced elsewhere, particularly in the New World, can be an
    > >>interesting curiosity for French people.
    > >
    > >I have seen few American wines in Europe, and that was mostly
    > >Gallo; the Gallo is at least from their premium line, but I would
    > >have liked to find some of the more interesting names. Of course,
    > >only wineries with fairly large production are likely to have
    > >enough to be able to send it overseas.
    > >
    > I see plenty of New World wines in Ireland, but less from America than
    > from Australia or South Africa. I can also find Chilean and New
    > Zealand wines in my local small town.
    > Gallo is probably the dominant American product here.
    > --
    > PB
    > The return address has been MUNGED
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 5:00 am
  #34  
Padraig Breathnach
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"tile" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi Padraigh !
Hi, Sandro.

    >did you forget yr good italian wines ??
No, but I haven't taken my car to Italy, and it's not easy to find
Italian wines in France, and I don't buy much wine in Ireland because
of our high duties, which make it expensive.

    >this year harvest is about 25% more then last years..
    >and quality should be much higher..
    >if you come here.
    >I will take you to a place where they sell good wine for 1 eur a litre ( to
    >bottle)
    >or bottles for as little as 1.50 euro
That sounds good.

    >do not forget Italy is the biggest producer of wine ( in qauntity) and its
    >wines are getting their right places now in the world..
    >let me add that most french wines.. being very weak, are blended with
    >italian strong wines from the south..
Most? Some, perhaps, but AOC wines, surely?

    >i will just name two brands..
    >Barolo
    >Brunello di Montalcino..
    >if you can lay yr hands on a couple of good bottles.. you will never drink
    >anything else !!
I'll look out for them.

Ciao,

--
PB
The return address has been MUNGED
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 5:52 am
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Ulf Kutzner
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By the way, how far does one have to drive out of Newcastle in order to
find a working coal mine?

http://www.thenortheast.fsnet.co.uk/...lways.htm#COAL tells
about a mine closure in 1994 but I am not really familiar with this
area.

Regards, ULF
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 9:36 am
  #36  
Tile
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Hi Padraig !

New wine will be sold here in November
(Novello.. )
but the first bottles of 2004 wine will be sold in february.
Just arrange the transport..
there are alot of lorries from Ireland bringing cermaic tiles form here.

I will send you a couple of cartons.
My preferred wines are
Lambrusco Grasparossa red
Sangiovese di Romagna ( red )

you do not pay duties on wine for personal consumption.
"Padraig Breathnach" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    > "tile" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > Hi Padraigh !
    > >
    > Hi, Sandro.
    > >did you forget yr good italian wines ??
    > >
    > No, but I haven't taken my car to Italy, and it's not easy to find
    > Italian wines in France, and I don't buy much wine in Ireland because
    > of our high duties, which make it expensive.
    > >this year harvest is about 25% more then last years..
    > >and quality should be much higher..
    > >
    > >if you come here.
    > >I will take you to a place where they sell good wine for 1 eur a litre
( to
    > >bottle)
    > >or bottles for as little as 1.50 euro
    > >
    > That sounds good.
    > >do not forget Italy is the biggest producer of wine ( in qauntity) and
its
    > >wines are getting their right places now in the world..
    > >
    > >let me add that most french wines.. being very weak, are blended with
    > >italian strong wines from the south..
    > >
    > Most? Some, perhaps, but AOC wines, surely?
    > >i will just name two brands..
    > >
    > >Barolo
    > >Brunello di Montalcino..
    > >
    > >if you can lay yr hands on a couple of good bottles.. you will never
drink
    > >anything else !!
    > >
    > I'll look out for them.
    > Ciao,
    > --
    > PB
    > The return address has been MUNGED
 

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