Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

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dirty leeds
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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby dirty leeds » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:55 am

the flying pig wrote:
dirty leeds wrote:That there 25-year-old Speyside malt from ALDI for £40 might stand a chance of becoming my present this Christmas.


unrelated, my new office is on t'isle of dogs, was thinking about popping for a lunchtime pint in that old millwall estate pub on the westferry road [don't much like only going to places where almost everyone is considerably younger, richer, & twattier], just me & a similar-male colleague of fairly similar vintage & appearance, any risk, do you reckon, of attracting unwelcome attention?


Sorry, mate, can't help you. Never been to the area; don't know the pub. Best go tooled up, I'd say.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:09 am

Me and Mrs O drifted in there (I think) on a weekend lunchtime once, a couple of years ago, to kill a spare half an hour. Quiet, we didn't cause a stir. Whether they take a dim view of money nonces on their manor on a weekday I couldn't say.

NB. Lunchtime drinking is an immediate sackable offences in most parts of the major project construction industry these days. I find it somewhat perplexing that the only sector where it continues to be regarded as perfectly normal is the City. It's only the economy and our pensions etc that it's OK to completely fuck up when you're shitfaced.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:19 am

Just checked the map, it wasn’t that one we went in. You’re on your own, lad. Good luck.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby the flying pig » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:22 am

cheers for the replies.

the other person is a [casual*] west ham fan, if nothing else i suppose we'd be able to talk about our football teams.



* - not 'that' sort of casual.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:24 pm

Daughter just made us a squash risotto using amaretto instead of wine. Damn that was good.


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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby dirty leeds » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:01 pm


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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:11 pm

Six quid Fleurie in Aldi is quite decent.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby dirty leeds » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:26 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:Six quid Fleurie in Aldi is quite decent.


Y'know, I picked up the fucker tonight and put it back in favour of an Aussie shiraz. Will give it a try now. Cheers for the steer.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:54 pm

It’s an odd one in December given I did the authentic thing and chilled it slightly, but quite nice.

We’re only drinking it now because Mrs O needed a glug of red for cooking and grabbed it without asking :shake1:

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby dirty leeds » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:52 am

eric olthwaite wrote:Six quid Fleurie in Aldi is quite decent.


Yeah, just had some last night. Most acceptable. A quid off just now, too.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby Quiffy » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:16 am

Just received one of these. It will not be going in the recycling.

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increasing doubt, decreasing hope, even my imaginary friend went and changed his mind.

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Re: Beers, Wines, Spirits and Food...(Now with added elbow pads)

Postby dirty leeds » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:33 am

I know some folk find him irritating, but ignoring that... Jamie Oliver's Christmas recipe tweaks are decent this year. I handle the cooking on the day and will probably be doing the sprouts, stuffing, cauliflower cheese and carrots his way, and may even chuck the tiramisu together since it's piss-easy.
If any of you don't put the flavoured butter under the turkey skin, I'd recommend it: a massive lift in flavour of the meat. Can do a lot of that the day before, thus leaving time to fuck off to the park [with dog] and pub [with family] before guests arrive.
https://www.jamieoliver.com/christmas/c ... countdown/


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