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So, what you drinking?

Will your uncle be au fait with those wines? If not, would you welcome a word of advice?
Advice is always welcome. I am giving the wine to my uncle because it belonged to his brother, I thought it should go to him to dispose of as he sees fit, It would be wasted on me I am ashamed to say.
 
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Advice is always welcome. I am giving the wine to my uncle because it belonged to his brother, I thought it should go to him to dispose of as he sees fit, It would be wasted on me I am ashamed to say.
All right, I’ll get back to you tomorrow. Oh, and you have nothing at all to be “ashamed” about.
 
Advice is always welcome. I am giving the wine to my uncle because it belonged to his brother, I thought it should go to him to dispose of as he sees fit, It would be wasted on me I am ashamed to say.
The 'bad' news is that neither of those claret vintages was anything much to shout about, though 2007 was much the better. Nevertheless, you have two of the greatest names in Bordeaux. The Lafite is well past its best and needs to be drunk now, but it is still a bottle of the world's most famous wine, and if your uncle is happy to share it you'll get a tantalizing hint of what it can offer in its (frequent) great vintages. It should be stood up for at least three days, somewhere cool and dark, before it is opened, and then carefully decanted. I'd do the same for the VCC, which should be just right for drinking now, though it will be good for another ten years at least. It should be a real treat, one of Bordeaux's finest. If you wanted to sell them at auction (Bonhams, Brightwells or possibly Christie's/Sotheby's), you might get c. £90 for the VCC and £300/350 for the Lafite (reflecting the snob value rather more than the quality). Finally, there are no guarantees: every bottle of wine at this rarefied level is an individual, and you could just get a dud, especially with the Lafite. Best of luck!
 
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The 'bad' news is that neither of those claret vintages was anything much to shout about, though 2007 was much the better. Nevertheless, you have two of the greatest names in Bordeaux. The Lafite is well past its best and needs to be drunk now, but it is still a bottle of the world's most famous wine, and if your uncle is happy to share it you'll get a tantalizing hint of what it can offer in its (frequent) great vintages. It should be stood up for at least three days, somewhere cool and dark, before it is opened, and then carefully decanted. I'd do the same for the VCC, which should be just right for drinking now, though it will be good for another ten years at least. It should be a real treat, one of Bordeaux's finest. If you wanted to sell them at auction (Bonhams, Brightwells or possibly Christie's/Sotheby's), you might get c. £90 for the VCC and £300/350 for the Lafite (reflecting the snob value rather more than the quality). Finally, there are no guarantees: every bottle of wine at this rarefied level is an individual, and you could just get a dud, especially with the Lafite. Best of luck!
Thankyou very much for your detailed and informative reply.
As I said I don't have the palate to appreciate wines such as these, in truth I don't know if my uncle does. The important thing for me was to be able to give something that meant a lot to my father, to his brother. To give him a bit of my father, if that makes any sense.
Again, many thanks.
 
Found this in the local offy. Last tasted on a PIA flight in the middle east before they banned alcohol. The crew would pick up hooch when flying into Kenya and sell it to western travellers as a bit of pocket money.

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I have recently started buying beers from Williams Bros in Alloa. A former comrade in arms is a master brewer there.

Tinman is my current favourite. Quite fruity. I can’t post any pictures because I drank it all. This link will have to do. Tin Man - Beer - Williams Bros. Brewing Co.
 

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I have recently started buying beers from Williams Bros in Alloa. A former comrade in arms is a master brewer there.

Tinman is my current favourite. Quite fruity. I can’t post any pictures because I drank it all. This link will have to do. Tin Man - Beer - Williams Bros. Brewing Co.
I've had the Joker and the Seven Giraffes which I found to be excellent. Never seen Tinman for sale in my locality, but I will look out for it
 

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I've had the Joker and the Seven Giraffes which I found to be excellent. Never seen Tinman for sale in my locality, but I will look out for it
I get them delivered. Joker is good. I tried the Sapien which packs a punch at 7.5% but I didn’t enjoy it.
 

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Colonial IPA (the yellow can 6.5%) from Colonial brewery in margaret river WA.
delicious stuff. use to come with a ''360 ringpull'' but now standard ones.
 
I have recently started buying beers from Williams Bros in Alloa. A former comrade in arms is a master brewer there.

Tinman is my current favourite. Quite fruity. I can’t post any pictures because I drank it all. This link will have to do. Tin Man - Beer - Williams Bros. Brewing Co.
Caesar Augustus and Joker are both favourites of mine in bottle or keg served, but if you ever end up in a bar that serves this, in my opinion it's the best nitro stout ever.

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Those of you partial to a drop of Scotch may like to know that a single bottle of The Macallan 50-yr-old Anniversary Malt, distilled in 1928 and bottled in 1983, has just sold at auction (Brightwells) for a few bob short of £58,000 (plus commission and possibly VAT). In case you think that’s a bit steep, it does come with its own wooden presentation box. But the price will probably have disappointed the vendor, as the pre-sale estimate was between £60k - £100k. That would certainly be one intriguing glass of whisky ...
 
I have recently started buying beers from Williams Bros in Alloa. A former comrade in arms is a master brewer there.

Tinman is my current favourite. Quite fruity. I can’t post any pictures because I drank it all. This link will have to do. Tin Man - Beer - Williams Bros. Brewing Co.
Just seen this, we occasionally get March of the Penguins this far south, an excellent stout. Joker IPA is also good but not in the same league as the Penguins.
 
It’s Monday so no drinking on a school night.

Except tonight. Cos work annoy me (shouldn’t really complain in the current climate!).

So Monday no drinking night is a wine glass of port. And I’ve a bottle of King Goblin beer that’s gone into a slow cooked beef n veg stew. At 6.6% that might have been a waste in a stew but I didn’t have any bottles of Guinness left.

Port is nice though. Wish I still smoked as I quite fancy a roll up to go with it!
 
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this. I find most ale and porters benefit from standing for 5 mins or so to get rid of the fizz. This went from good to outstanding.
 

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I have tried that but unsure yet if I accept it as a real ale,stick to the original style?I realy hate these new citrouse flavoured beers,they a certainly not worthy of the title ,Bitter.
 

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