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A Beaker Full Of the Warm South [Jul. 30th, 2005|12:01 pm]
Tony Grist
We were in Lidl the other day and I bought a bottle of wine on the strength of it's having come from Catalonia. It cost me of £2.99.

It'll probably be horrid, but one of the good things about me is I'm not a wine snob. I'll drink anything- pretty much. Wine is wine is wine. I have no palate.

We bought a bottle back with us from holiday. I'm keeping it for a special occasion that never comes. Actually it's more like a talisman, a link to another time and place. A portal. So long as it's there, the holiday is - on some rarified plane- still going on.

But now that I've found a supply of replacements perhaps I can get it drunk.

[User Picture]From: karenkay
2005-07-30 06:03 am (UTC)
Ah. I would've thought that you would be the one who was drunk.:)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-30 10:18 am (UTC)
Not yet.....:)

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[User Picture]From: dadi
2005-07-30 06:49 am (UTC)
ah so you have LIDL there too :) I just love that place.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-30 10:20 am (UTC)
They haven't been here all that long...

But yes, they're good. And so remarkably cheap.
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[User Picture]From: jubal51394
2005-07-30 09:00 am (UTC)


Does that make it cheap wine or good stuff?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-30 10:21 am (UTC)

Re: £2.99?

Well, I can't say until I try it. But, I thought I could risk the uncertainty at that price.
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[User Picture]From: qatsi
2005-07-30 09:21 am (UTC)
Torres is usually very good, but more pricey (though I've bought Viña Sol for as little as £3.99 when it's on special offer).

(I'd try denying that I'm a wine snob, but it just wouldn't work).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-30 10:25 am (UTC)
Ah, wonderful- thank you for this. I shall explore the site.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-30 01:03 pm (UTC)
I've put it in the fridge to cool.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2005-07-30 04:47 pm (UTC)
:) I misread this on first read and thought you ended by saying "...now that I've found a supply of replacements perhaps I can get drunk."

"I have no palate"--! I remember college days, taking pretty bottles of grape-juice tasting awful stuff to parties...I would actually look for the prettiest bottles, thinking about what they would look like later with candles dripping down from the top...

When I first started dating my husband-to-be, he would quote this bit of a song to me:

Have some madiera, My dear.
I have a small flask of it here.
Do finish it off, it will help you to sleep.
And once it is opened, you know it won't keep.

And he carved a new notch on his gold-handled cane,
Singing "Have some madiera, My dear.
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