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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo44 View Post
    No - the purpose of decanting is to introdce air, so decant a bit before drinking.

    Afterwards there's never any left so a stopper would then be redundant for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John McP View Post
    That's what the wife said and she very rarely drinks the stuff.

    When you walk into a parrilla here this is the type of wine they already have waiting on the table. It's decent enough stuff for most people and better than some middle shelf wines I've bought in Tesco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    Bought three bottles of this stuff which worked out around 80p a bottle!! Enough to give Chris heart failure but for me it is great value for everyday drinking.]
    This is what Chris and I said:

    "You should never pay less than 5 quid a bottle

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    Otherwise your dosh is just going on the bottle, packaging, tax
    and advertising.
    What are you left with? 70cl of donkey pish!"



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    May be very different over there though
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    I'll bring a couple of bottles next time I'm over Jim. You and Chris can judge for yourselves.

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    Light dinner today:

    salmon mousse - with;

    Trinity Hill Marsanne Viognier.jpg

    baked Camembert - with;

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    lime cheesecake - with Amaretto.
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    last nights slab of cod went down well with chilled bottle of McGuigan Founder's Series Chardonnay
    my stone cottage hallway is about 10degC - my wine racks are there for the moment - 10deg OK.?

    it was from ASDA Hamilton - a ''Rollback Price' from £10.00 to £5.50 .......
    ''...A class Adelaide Hills Chardonnay with lemon, honey and stonefruit notes...''.


    McGuigan Founders Chardonnay.jpg

    very pleasant ...I spent a month in Adelaide one autumn and it evoked memories of the lunches at many a winery
    .............off to get some more..!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John McP View Post
    ....my stone cottage hallway is about 10degC - my wine racks are there for the moment - 10deg OK.?!

    Just fine - consistency is more important than actual temperature (unless you want to store them next to the fire)!

    Tip: most people serve white wines too cold (exceptions are Champagne and donkey piss) and red wines too warm (a French Chateau's room temperature is not like an apartment in Oz').


    Worth Googling optimum serving temperatures ( but not as critical as many make out).


    PS: try chilling cheap reds and good Beaujolais (Gamay).
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    Both reds and whites "open up" when served at the proper temperature. Cellar temp, 55 f is too cold for fine red wines. Our most perceptive sense is smell; always interesting to see how a red wine's "nose" develops after it's been opened. I'll never forget drinking a 35 year old Vosne-Romanee in the early 2000's that continued to get a richer, and richer, almost Port like aroma for hours. Conversely, a 1966 Ch. Ausone had kind of given up in a fairly short amount of time after it was opened. I don't drink wine any more, but at a family dinner when a fine red is opened, I always have a small amount in a glass just to see how the nose develops.

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    the cottage NEVER gets 'warm'
    kitchen struggles to reach 15deg in summer

    anyway..........went back to ASDA --- 1/2 price Chardonnay all gone......

    so picked up 2 x McGuigan Founders Barossa Shiraz reduced to £8
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