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gness
....I can't get to grips with my new phone..... :-( I managed, with great joy, to set the alarm for five thirty all week and that worked fine....well the two people I called when I was trying to turn...
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sunny-dave
I very rarely (as in never that I can remember) bother to give negative reviews of wine on here - it seems more useful to enthuse about the good stuff. ... but ... [ you just saw that 'but' coming...
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sunny-dave
A departure from my usual grab-bag of 'what has tickled my tonsils' this week - concentrating on just one grape variety. Zinfandel is my go to grape for a full-on winter warmer red - loads of fruit,...
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wardlaw
My local, which I have frequented for the last 46 years has a new hotel manageress. She is the daughter of the hotel owner. The public bar has prominent notices saying that no persons under 18 will be...
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NoMercy
This week's Wine of the Week is a beautiful Italian number. Asda's Extra Special Falanghina is a wine that can be drunk all year round, thanks to its beautiful fruit salad aromas of apricot, satsuma...
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NoMercy
My nomination for wine of the week is Makutu Bay Marlborough Sauvignon - currently down to £4.99 (rrp £9.99) in Sainsbury's. I also thought the wine I tried in Café Rouge in Gun...
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NoMercy
Tesco are now doing a range of monovarietal wines called, "Simply". Simply Cabernet Sauvignon, Simply Chianti, Simply Sauv Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and many other varieties. With...
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NoMercy
My nomination for Wine of The Week is Quincey Oscar Brilliant, £9.39 in Morrisons. This Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire is fresh yet mighty on the palate with tropical and citrus fruit aromas and...
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NoMercy
Sainsbury's Taste The Difference Fairtrade SA Cabernet Sauvignon 14% A richly intense red bursting with gorgeous aromas of ripe bramble fruits and flavours of juicy blackberries and plums. Meaty,...
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sunny-dave
I've been to Scotland - so 'Wine of the Week' has had a tartan makeover for this edition :+) Four Scotches - all Malts - all in my cupboard at the moment and all excellent in their different ways. Two...
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NoMercy
Zamora Californian Zinfadel is a rich and succulent red bursting with all layer upon layer of ripe berries and oodles of jamminess . This is a sophisticated wine which can be drunk on its own or...
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sunny-dave
I had a quiet pint or two with NoM at the weekend and we both said that it was about time that this re-started ... then I got the short straw :) So ... this week we have from Mr Tesco : Heidsieck &...
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NoMercy
Opal Ridge Gewurtztraminer/ Verdelho. This beautiful Australian wine combines the aromatic Gewurtztraminer with the more full-bodied Verdelho resulting in a delightfully balanced, fresh and an...
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NoMercy
Co-op Fairtrade Gran Reserva Argentine Malbec 2011. Historically, Argentina have kept the majority of their vinicultural produce to themselves but in recent years more and more of their wines are...
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NoMercy
Ocean's Edge Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ. From Marlborough, the feted wine-making region in NZ's South Island (one of the most southerly inhabited islands in the world) comes this...
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NoMercy
Puklavec And Friends Slovenian Sauvignon Blanc, currently £6.74 from £8.99. Let us all salute Waitrose for being the first UK supermarket to stock a Slovenian wine. Puklavec and his...
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sunny-dave
BBQ weather or not (probably not) it's time to get shopping for the Bank Holiday weekend. Firstly an old favourite from Majestic : Mâcon-Lugny 2011 Louis Latour About halfway between the freshness of...
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NoMercy
Always in search of a new grape variety, I was excited to see a limited edition Inycon Grillo 2010 on offer in Tesco. Grillo, a grape variety with which I was hitherto unacquainted, is a bold and...
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NoMercy
Lost Sheep 2010 Rosé (South Eastern Australia) An expert blend of the Italian Sangiovese and the Aussie Shiraz, this wine is full of all the summer berry flavours you'd expect of a blush wine,...
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NoMercy
Miwok Ridge 2010 Australian Shiraz One of the best reds I've had lately - full to the brim with flavours of berries and cherries with a hint of vanilla and spice, full bodied and soft on the palate. A...

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gness
.......after the scariest ever take off in a plane..... ......the Mallorcans......... I've spent today enjoying the carnivals in Palma....... the locals are the friendliest people.........almost as...
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Smowball
My friends rang me and asked the following: Her sister in law has just told her that her brother ( my friends brother) is in a drying out clinic as he is an alcoholic and he has been drinking between...
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AB Editor
Good morning! Sorry for the delay on this one. Naturally, I have been working on perfect valentines treats that are not only delicious, but postable and mysterious, and this has taken up all my time....
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yogi-bear
You are hosting 2 dinner parties one weekend...First one, you can invite 6 famous guests, either dead or alive from history....and why you picked them. Just for fun....Second one, you can choose any 6...
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Tilly2
On Christmas Eve, I made a Steak and Ale casserole and used half a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale. I put the lid back on the beer and put it in the fridge. Will it still be ok to use in another...
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venator
I proclaim a great revelation to all those who turn to AB in their search for truth. We have seen how AB Ed watches over us from afar ; how he speaks words of wisdom for our guidance ; how he brings...
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Zacs-Master
Cosmetic Palacio Rioja 2007. Tescos. Full bodied, ripe fruits, hint of vanilla and oak.
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sandyRoe
The next door neighbours came round today when I was out and trimmed the hedge between our houses. They're both nice people and I'd like to get them a present as a 'thank you'. I was thinking a bottle...
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NoMercy
Buckingham Estate Shiraz (14.5%) from Western Australia, £7.99 in Morrisons. This is a complex red with a fantastic jammy richness and is now a serious contender for top spot in my list of all...
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Daisheena
Has this stopped or is it carrying on in a different place under a new name maybe?
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sandyRoe
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/sarah-knapton/10703970/No-link-found-between-saturated-fat-and-heart-disease.html...
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redman41
Jaipur (5.9%) Award winning Cask Ale from Thornbridge Brewery A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated...
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NoMercy
1. I love my new Ford Focus Zetec (but it's a 2Ltr and does guzzle) 2. I have a job interview (if only I could open attachment and find out when it is) 3. Mr G's insurance company have made a v....
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waterboatman
Thursday. Looking somewhat somewhat miserable out there again this morning. not the best summer is it! Hospice day, so I will be off at eight. Tiggy is still out and about, I could hear him snuffling...
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joggerjayne
So I've had an email in my Inbox today ... Mrs Yetunde Olowabi has had triplets. Her husband has been killed in a car crash. She can't look after the babies, so is giving them up for adoption. All I...
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NoMercy
Co-Op Fairtrade Chilean Sauvignon Blanc A well-rounded and balanced white, this wine has subtle favours of lemon and underlying nuances of grapefruit. Crisp, refreshing but not too acidic, this is...
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AB Editor
Morning All, I hope you're well. Can you check your spam folders for our Newsletter please? We'd really appreciate it if you could mark it as "not spam". All the best, Ed....
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micmak
Answer Bankers will admit to being a smoker? I am...
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NoMercy
Block 13 Mclaren Vale Australian Rousanne/Marsanne/Viognier. This is a dry and elegant wine with flavours of crisp, crunchy green apple and tropical fruits, with a sherbety tang on the finish. Would...
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joggerjayne
I'm having this Chicken Jumbalaya Soup from Waitrose. I've just microwaved it, and pepped it up with a bit of Tabasco. It's really, reeeeally nice! ... It's like a like a little bowl of happiness....

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Wine Of The Week Round-Up 2011

We've had superb regular threads running this year such as the Onwards & Downwards Club, The Quzzies & Puzzles Round Up and, of course, the Wine of the Week thread.Hosted by No Mercy this thread offers a chance for oenophiles, bacchi and those who just fancy a glass every now and again to come together. The thr...08:45 Tue 13th Dec 2011

Quick Update and Post of the Week Info

Hello! Hope everyone is having a great week so far, time seems to be flying by as we head closer towards the Christmas period. Everyone who was banned or suspended over the weekend has now been12:52 Wed 12th Nov 2008

Why is San Francisco considered different from the rest of the USA

Asks monkeysay A. San Francisco is often considered different from the rest of the US because it is believed to be more alternative i.e. hip and trendy from the rest of the country, and also because00:00 Mon 20th Aug 2001

Why is the food on public transport so bad

A. The best food you're likely to encounter while travelling is on an aeroplane. Restaurant critics Tim and Nina Zagat say that Singapore Airlines serves the best food. All passengers enjoy menus00:00 Mon 04th Feb 2002

Why do I spend twice as I much as I intended in supermarkets

A. According to new research, 80 per cent of decisions are made subconsciously as shoppers walk up and down the aisles. People who intended buying three or four items ended up purchasing twice that00:00 Mon 25th Jun 2001

What's the most popular diet around at the moment

A. The nation has been obsessed with the idea of dieting since the early 20th century. Then it was called "Banting" after the obese William Banting was put on a weight loss regime by his doctor.00:00 Mon 08th Apr 2002

Why does alcohol change my mood

A. Booze depresses the nervous system, which is why people lose their inhibitions, making them act out of character. However, alcohol can also depress people and too much shuts off part of the00:00 Mon 25th Jun 2001

All Work And No Play For Mums On Holiday

Most of us work hard all year and save up for our well earned two week break with the family. There are lots of things to organise in a family holiday, making sure everyone has enough of the right kind of clothing, money, travel documents and insurance even arrangements for looking after pets have to be done before we ...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Are drugs or alcohol worse for teenagers

asks Jayne b-t A. Both are a big problem in this country. The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) reports that UK teenagers smoke more tobacco and take more drugs than00:00 Tue 03rd Jul 2001

A Quitter's Tale - Part Three

Words that appear alongside the definition of fail in the dictionary are: unsuccessful, unable, disappoint, unacceptable and insufficient; these words just about sum up my efforts this week. I have13:31 Fri 20th Jul 2007

Passengers for Lobster Thermidor gate 24

by Nicola Shepherd THE Univesity of Surrey has just appointed its first Professor of airline food. He is called Peter Jones, he has a half a million pound budget and his mission is to get us to00:00 Mon 12th Feb 2001

Value for Money – Cyprus Villas

Value for Money – Cyprus VillasCyprus is a magnificent island that offers an amazing combination of ancient culture and a modern thriving European community. Add a few stunning beaches and year round sun into the mix and you have a perfect holiday location for all types of holidaymakers.There are many different kinds...09:07 Thu 27th May 2010

Binge Drinking: Know Your Limit

We all like to spend our hard earned cash on enjoying the occasion tipple, but at what cost Nearly one in four adults in Britain is classified as a ‘binge drinker’, which is not surprising as the UK is one of Europe’s heaviest consumers of alcohol. Binge or Cringe When under the influence of a...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

On George Best and his new liver

George Best: older. Wiser George Best has just had a liver transplant at the Cromwell hospital in London. The 56-year-old has sobered up after many years of alcohol abuse. His career as00:00 Wed 31st Jul 2002

Hello again ...

I heard a Neil Diamond song on the radio, but I know little about him ' can you enlighten me Neil Diamond was born Noah Kaminsky in January 1941 in Brooklyn New York. In common with most teenagers,00:00 Mon 22nd Apr 2002

Can junk food be good for you

A. Researchers in the US have just discovered that healthy chemicals called flavanoids - found in chocolate - act like aspirin to protect the heart. Their experiment showed that eating a few bars of00:00 Mon 10th Sep 2001

What meals can I make in minutes

...asked Poppy A. Apart from the specific dishes mentioned below, the boring advice is to prepare in advance. Cooking sauces to add to pasta or home-made soups in batches, and freezing different size00:00 Mon 12th Mar 2001

What do you need to set up a bar at home

A. If you're into making cocktails at home, fresh fruit, juice and ice are the most important ingredients. Having the right equipment is essential, and depending on how seriously you take it, a00:00 Mon 06th Aug 2001

Which bread is best for mopping up gravy

A. An exhaustive study had led scientists to believe that the Italian bread ciabatta is best for mopping up British gravy. Dr Len Fisher, an Australian biophysicist and honorary research fellow at00:00 Mon 31st Dec 2001

Which remedies work for PMS

asks Fiona S: A. Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is now widely recognised as a medical condition with many symptoms. Q. What are the symptoms A. Out of more than 150 symptoms associated with PMS, the00:00 Mon 09th Jul 2001

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