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Magical Mystery Bottle


#224

You’re not wrong there - she’s actually 18, it’s a jeraboam, and I have the hands of a giant!


#225

Complainers = too many people with too much free time on their hands. It’s a first world problem.

Thank you Wine Society for the extra bottle.


#226

I am very pleased with my free bottle. I thought it was a fun promotion, with an element of surprise and I am always happy to receive a free bottle of wine. It was the Hoheburg Riesling, which I have ordered before on a number of occasions and which I love, and it makes up for my disappointment of not being Gary Golden Bottle! :laughing:


#227

Is it maybe time to declare that this horse is no more? I find it strangely compelling thread but at the same time slightly unedifying. But maybe that’s just me………


#228

You make that sound like a bad thing! I’m looking forward to the delivery of a mixed case on Monday, so I’m planning to report here on my mystery bottle. My mixed case is a combination of bottles suggested by the Italian offer, a few bottles picked up from recommendations here (on the current pinot noir thread for instance,) and then a couple of bottles of tried & true favourites. So it’s all good! (My mystery bottle better be :angry::thinking:)


#229

Sorry I meant the thread not the bottle!


#230

Absolutely, Mate - we enjoyed our freebie - a South Australian Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - and will most probably buy that in future. If we hadn’t enjoyed what we got, we would have put that down to experience; it’s always useful to know what you don’t like. But we certainly would not have complained about it! David B.


#231

Just back from Stevenage - what fantastic meal and wines we had, and some interesting discussions around our table (who knew one can solve the Israeli/Palestinian conflict over 6 bottles of wine!)… but anyway - collected my order, and this handsome free bottle in it:

Looking forward to opening it in due course! :smile:

Happy Friday, all :clinking_glasses:


#232

How many bottles more to solve the Brexit problems? (Sorry!)


#233

Ah, those bottle are yet to be invented! :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#234

I’ve only just picked up on this thread about the mystery thirteenth bottle, but I’m now a bit worried because (enticed by the offer) I ordered a case earlier in the week. However, I got a bit carried away and made the order 18 bottles (mainly because I — apparently wrongly — assumed that would make more sense for TWS than a number between 12 and 18, for packaging reasons). So now, if I read what people have said here correctly, I am NOT going to get my mystery bottle because I ordered 18 rather than 12-15. Is that right? Should I therefore cancel, re-submit two orders, and add to TWS’s administrative burden? I also this week ordered a 4th July Mixed 12 Case — will I get my mystery bottle with that one I wonder? Help!


#235

So the Kaap Plaas semillon sav is rather good for a cheapie.
Good fruit, nice balance, better with food. My daughter and whisper it, boyfriend gave me a taste.


#236

Score! We really enjoyed that (paid for) Three Choirs last week!


#237

Just got an email from DHL, my case of wine which was booked for Monday delivery, will be delivered today (Saturday) between 9:25 and 10:25! This is very welcome news, because I’d be home anyway and it leaves my Monday freer than it was.

I’m surprised though; is it common to deliver on an earlier day, at short notice?

(This might sound off-topic; but not really, since I’m anticipating MYSTERY BOTTLE.) :+1:t4::pray:t3:

Edit: Arrived 09:24, one minute early. The driver told me it’s so quiet, they are delivering Monday packages on Saturday.


#238

Yes, that’s mine too, and I’m very happy with it!


#239

Mystery is, Egri Bikaver! In fact, I almost ordered that very bottle, since I’m fond of it - there’s one I drink regularly in New York, so I’m curious to see how this compares. The Martin Wasserstein Spatburgunder, I ordered because of a recommendation here (pn thread.)

(Edit: just noticed spellcheck changed “Wassmer” to “Wasserstein”. Weird! Sorry about that.)


#240

This has happened to me two or three times now…scheduled a Monday delivery (when I know I’ll be in) and it arrives on Saturday (when I’ve not been in, or it’s been pot luck that there is someone there). All adds to the magical mystery… :wink:


#241

Thread drift alert;

This really bothers me. I have been hearing about this on various threads and wondering how to ensure it is delivered on the day stipulated. I do not want posh burgundy, champagne et al waiting around outside cos it suits a delivery schedule. I have never had this problem with any other merchant I have used. TWS get your s**t together.

Does this happen with DHL only or with the society vans as well?


#242

Yes it does happen with the (previously reliable) Society van. Last time I ordered they delivered my three cases of wine two hours early (when of course I wasn’t there but could have been) so they dumped it all on a neighbour. I was so embarrassed. Why didn’t they phone me? New staff? Dropping standards?


#243

I’ve never had a problem with TWS vans. DHL though.