SirVantes

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  1. First ask yourself if you have the right terroir. Are you growing in Fijian water? If so, the yield will be low but each cigar can be sold for $1 million.
  2. I contacted a human resource humanager, and have been informed that: "on-boarding" is a term to subtly prepare new hires for the job feeling like waterboarding everyday; since one's reach exceeds one's grasp, reaching out ensures better coverage; "circle back" = revert. Not respond, never reply. Bloody revert, to your previous state. You've circled back, see?
  3. Style guides like these have given yeoman [ed: sexist] sterling [ed: imperialist] first class [ed: an open reference to class? You nuts?] really great service to English [ed: actually, the style board is considering the appropriateness of calling it "English", given that history has, you know, moved on, and the language is no longer only used by people from England.]
  4. The doctor told him not to worry. "This too shall pass".
  5. And it’s not 74 years old. That bottling is a 52 year old. Whisky doesn’t keep getting “older” once it’s bottled. It’s right there on the neck label...!
  6. Krug Grande Cuvee. Bubbles to liven the palate ☑️ Vinous character to stand up to and complement the BHK ☑️ Sense of occasion ☑️
  7. It was a real crowd pleaser. Waves of fruits, a little brine, with a finish in the back palate that sparked a debate about whether there was the slightest hint of peat or not. It probably was a refill cask, but I'd say bottled at exactly the right time to showcase the distillate.
  8. Good lord! Prosecco is 12%. So 4 x 12 = 48 = 1 slightly overproof shot. Limoncello is around 32%. 2 shots (with the Limoncello taking up the slack) 2 shots of HC at 40%. So that's a 5 shot drink. Your typical Long Island Iced Tea is 3 shots. You should call it a Faulty Time Machine. You drink it in an attempt to go backwards in time, to your glorious youth. But only succeed in going forward in time...losing a day somewhere.
  9. FishPig (2021) - From the makers of Sharknado comes FishPig: Using gene splicing technology, scientists cross truffle-hunting pigs with tuna, in the hopes of using them to sniff out deep sea oil deposits. When the specimens escape and rapidly evolve, the world is faced with omnivorous monsters that are equally at home in the sea and on land...with a taste for human flesh. Available now on Disney +.
  10. “You have some nerve to say that about Cathryn! My Cathryn...the nerve!”
  11. Surely the right lesson to learn from this is not about bureaucracies, but the perils of conservatism? If at any point in the chain, someone took the brave decision to change things, however painful in the short term, things would have...well, changed. It's taking the easy choice, based on what has always been, that's the issue. Any regime that came after the Romans in any location could have paved/repaired the roads and nipped this in the bud. And if they were real heavy bureaucracies, you bet it would have happened. Nothing appeals to a bureaucracy like massive public infrastructure
  12. It is a far, far better cutter that you have, than I have ever had...
  13. And the single vineyard bottlings can cost 4 times as much! Such great wines though.
  14. HUPC TOS NOV 16. They’ve finally settled down after a slightly harsh phase in their youth.
  15. There is also the fascinating practice of bull-leaping in ancient Minoan culture. The bull leaper figurine was one of the most interesting pieces (to me) featured in The History of the World in 100 Objects. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_Bull-leaper And coincidentally I just finished Mary Renault's novel, The King Must Die, which puts a humanist spin on the myth of Theseus, his bull leaping in Knossos and the Minotaur. As has been said, this is a great forum!
  16. I met Silvia at their cantina and she was great - full of energy and, importantly, fluent in English. She took us through their immaculate winemaking area, complete with Japanese barrel monkey and the controversial roto-fermenters (which she emphasised was set to rotate very very slowly). I remember that they had just lost their lease to their Brunate plot (the last vintage produced was 2011) and how sad they were to lose a distinctive part of their portfolio. I can't imagine any barolo expo not be thronged, and especially not Vinitaly with Elio Altare to be had. You have the touch of
  17. Already spectacular. Will be interesting to chart its development.
  18. Estupendos and 20 yo Aultmore. They go very nicely together.
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