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Old Aug 6, 17, 3:26 am
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Am I reading that right? 1956 Ducru? Crazy!
it was 86.
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Old Aug 6, 17, 3:32 am
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Does anyone know when Paradis will be phased out?
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Old Aug 6, 17, 4:05 am
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Does anyone know when Paradis will be phased out?
Never if the iOs get their way!
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Old Aug 6, 17, 5:56 am
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Never if the iOs get their way!
same as the garlic bread!
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Old Aug 10, 17, 4:27 pm
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Anyone in dormitory class try the 2008 Veuve yet?
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Old Aug 10, 17, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Metanoia View Post
Anyone in dormitory class try the 2008 Veuve yet?
+1 - Will have it in a few weeks but curious now.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by sydtogla View Post
+1 - Will have it in a few weeks but curious now.
Another question I'd wonder about is what do they serve as the PDB when it's an outstation?

I know ex-US in F they serve Taittinger or Veuve as PDB, but in J it might be an interesting case since the tax difference between the vintage and NV probably isn't enough to have a different PDB.
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Old Aug 11, 17, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by Metanoia View Post
Another question I'd wonder about is what do they serve as the PDB when it's an outstation?

I know ex-US in F they serve Taittinger or Veuve as PDB, but in J it might be an interesting case since the tax difference between the vintage and NV probably isn't enough to have a different PDB.
Usually whatever the local station has a deal with their distributor and it's on the approved list.

Depends on worldwide availability of it!
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Old Aug 20, 17, 6:47 am
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Does anyone have experience checking in wine? I do it all the time on domestic AU but I'm considering taking home 1x12. It will be a standalone carton, individually bubble wrapped.

(Piggs Peake Reserve Shiraz 2010 for those interested)
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Old Aug 20, 17, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla View Post
Does anyone have experience checking in wine? I do it all the time on domestic AU but I'm considering taking home 1x12. It will be a standalone carton, individually bubble wrapped.

(Piggs Peake Reserve Shiraz 2010 for those interested)
Do it all the time - no problems as long as securely bubblewrapped. I usually put it into a hard case inside a suitcase (with bubble inside the case and sealed plastic outside in case of leakage).
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Old Aug 20, 17, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla View Post
Does anyone have experience checking in wine? I do it all the time on domestic AU but I'm considering taking home 1x12. It will be a standalone carton, individually bubble wrapped.

(Piggs Peake Reserve Shiraz 2010 for those interested)
Odd name for a wine. Piggs Peak is a casino in Swaziland (it wasn't as impressive as I had hoped)
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Old Aug 20, 17, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Odd name for a wine. Piggs Peak is a casino in Swaziland (it wasn't as impressive as I had hoped)
Well this is a winery in Australia so probably not so odd as not related to a similarly named casino in Africa?
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Old Aug 20, 17, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Odd name for a wine. Piggs Peak is a casino in Swaziland (it wasn't as impressive as I had hoped)
It is most certainly worth carting to the other side of the world! Hunter Valley Shiraz, which isn't the best Shiraz region but man this is a good 'un.
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Old Aug 20, 17, 9:12 pm
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Originally Posted by pomkiwi View Post
Well this is a winery in Australia so probably not so odd as not related to a similarly named casino in Africa?
I know it isn't related. It's an odd name regardless (for both a vineyard as well as a casino), but then a lovely South African wine is Fat .......
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Old Aug 27, 17, 12:19 pm
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Don't FAs get wine training? Lovely FA today but Sauvignon Blanc pronounced blank and Moet & Chandon pronounced Moett....
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