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Dropping a bottle


If I win a bottle, then I will give it away as a Christmas gift.
Of late, I tried the Boizel NV, not a fan, the Gratien NV - not bad but no cigar. Found 1/2 bottles of Bolly at my local Asda for £18 a pop and was back on board. It’s palate, plain and simple, I adore the biscuity tones of Bolly and if you get a really good RD you get a spring meadow of floral scents dancing around your brain. The Bolly 2004 RD as supplied by the Society is £139, this year I will pass and “make do” (how bad does that sound!!:wink:) with the Bolly 2005 or 2007!!
And I remember all of those Christmases, NY’s, Birthdays that I spent on an offshore Oil & Gas Platform just outside the Arctic Circle that was virtually alcohol free, for very good reasons, enduring the privations that came with the job. So a spot of Bolly now, is a treat that causes me no guilt, especially as at the beginning of the Festive Season I like to make some worthwhile charitable donations.
But I wish you all the best in the Draw, my history regarding Lady Luck is when she arrives at my door, it is as an avalanche which has been fun!!:smile:


Did anyone see the broken wine bottle episode of Northern Exposure? A brilliant spoof on wine tasting!


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I met someone on holiday who told me that he brought an expensive bottle of wine all the way home from New Zealand only to drop it on the garage floor!


I had a Christmas holiday in Australia a few years back staying with ex-colleagues. On my return they gave me some bottles of Oz wine and ‘port’ as a gift. These went in my hand luggage as I didn’t want to trust it to the hold baggage. But … airport staff said it was too heavy and made me put my small bag in the hold. Rapidly retrieved my passport and book to read for the 29 hour flight back and consigned the bag containing 3 bottles to the care of the baggage handlers. What irked me was that other passengers who bought similar amounts of wine in the duty free shops were allowed to carry them on board as EXTRA hand baggage. When we reached Heathrow, I waited for my small bag at the carousel and lo and behold it appeared but leaking red wine all over the carousel!


Presumably more than 19 years ago when the ban on liquids in cabin (except duty free) came into force?

How time flies, and you still feel the pain…


This was about 35 years ago!


This morning, I was rushing through West Hampstead on my daily commute when a bottle of Hoffman & Rathbone 2010 BdBs fell out of the bottom of my rucksack and hit the ground. Somehow it survived; apart from a dent in the muselet, and some scuffing around the capsule, it remained remarkably intact… thankfully bubbly bottles are surprisingly hardy!


Thank goodness for that!


I love the fact that you set off on your Wed am commute equipped with a decent bottle fizz.


You never know when you might get stuck on Thameslink and need sustenance…