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SPIT 4 18.18%
SWALLOW 18 81.82%
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Old 07.06.2011, 12:50
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just as FYI... mrs. G and I did a motorcoach tour with a group from WHO a few years ago... just one day touring thru burgundy region... in and out of Beaune...
My cousin makes wine in Beaune, very exclusive expensive bottles yadyada.

Was up there for a funeral, sad, but they had a feast in the man's honor afterward with some unbelievable wine. Through the course of the evening a couple magnums were identified as being corked, set aside, and when everyone had enough in them were duly ingested. Waste not want not. (they weren't that corked... but we were )
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Old 07.06.2011, 12:52
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My cousin makes wine in Beaune, very exclusive expensive bottles yadyada.

Was up there for a funeral, sad, but they had a feast in the man's honor afterward with some unbelievable wine. Through the course of the evening a couple magnums were identified as being corked, set aside, and when everyone had enough in them were duly ingested. Waste not want not. (they weren't that corked... but we were )
please introduce me to all elderly people close to die from your cousin's family. I'd like to be invited to such funerals.
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please introduce me to all elderly people close to die from your cousin's family. I'd like to be invited to such funerals.
I think the killer in the end was the tequila. Did I mention she's from Albuquerque New Mexico?
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I think the killer in the end was the tequila. Did I mention she's from Albuquerque New Mexico?
it appears to me that the deceased person was very much loved by all family and friends given the way they honoured his memory.
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I think the killer in the end was the tequila. Did I mention she's from Albuquerque New Mexico?
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it appears to me that the deceased person was very much loved by all family and friends given the way they honoured his memory.
That didn't come out right- the tequila killed us mourners. The fellow was a helluva guy and would have approved mightily of his party and the fact that it's come up on an expat board years later.
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Re: Spit or swallow ( when wine tasting )

With all this talk of spitting or swallowing, I'm just having trouble getting the cork back in the bottle.
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Old 07.06.2011, 18:27
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Re: Spit or swallow ( when wine tasting )

Spitting is pretentious. "Ooooo, I'm too good to swallow". SO judgemental. I like the warm feeling as it [the wine] travels down my throat.
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Old 07.06.2011, 18:29
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Spitting is pretentious. "Ooooo, I'm too good to swallow". SO judgemental. I like the warm feeling as it [the wine] travels down my throat.
that quote had sooo much potential.....
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Re: Spit or swallow ( when wine tasting )

My Wife agrees with you.
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I reckon wine tasting for the first time, I'd swallow. Also, as I understand it, you can't get the full taste profile until the food or drink gets to the very back of the throat because it needs to travel towards the olfactory doohicky.

Where can we do a budget-ish wine tasting?
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Old 07.06.2011, 18:32
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Re: Spit or swallow ( when wine tasting )

There was a Co-op foire des vins back in March I think. Over 300 wines to try. It. Was. Fantastic. did they not do it in the German-speaking part?
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Old 07.06.2011, 19:04
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Where can we do a budget-ish wine tasting?
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