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Old Jan 24, 18, 4:43 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla View Post
Makes a good mimosa if you can't stomach the champagne at 4am
With all due respect, if one can't stomach champagne at 4am what is that person doing flying EK? It's the whole point, isn't it?
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Old Jan 24, 18, 2:10 pm
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With all due respect, if one can't stomach champagne at 4am what is that person doing flying EK? It's the whole point, isn't it?
I'm usually coming off the back of an ex-AU flight by which point I need to warm up to go again. The J progression of drinking from lounge to inflight to transit for me is: Champagne, wine (with dinner), port. Get on the plane; Champagne, cocktail, wine, port, whisky. Lounge in DXB: mimosa, wine (with meal) and whisky (with something to smoke). Then I usually sleep pretty well on the 2nd leg.
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Old Jan 24, 18, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by sydtogla View Post
Makes a good mimosa if you can't stomach the champagne at 4am
I never understood this, adding more acid to a drink for breakfast. It'd make it even less palatable for me!
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Old Jan 24, 18, 9:16 pm
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I never understood this, adding more acid to a drink for breakfast. It'd make it even less palatable for me!
Its just to cut down the ABV a bit to recover for the next leg!
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Old Jan 24, 18, 9:47 pm
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Originally Posted by sydtogla View Post
Its just to cut down the ABV a bit to recover for the next leg!
I get you... my favorite is passion orange guava on AS flights with the prosecco (no Veuve on AS )

I learned my second ULH with EK that 16 hours of dehydration is rough and that it's best to slow it down a bit after dinner...
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Old Jan 25, 18, 12:55 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla View Post
I'm usually coming off the back of an ex-AU flight by which point I need to warm up to go again. The J progression of drinking from lounge to inflight to transit for me is: Champagne, wine (with dinner), port. Get on the plane; Champagne, cocktail, wine, port, whisky. Lounge in DXB: mimosa, wine (with meal) and whisky (with something to smoke). Then I usually sleep pretty well on the 2nd leg.
I can imagine that...... I would be out for the count as they say (I like a drink, but am not a heavy drinker). Not too sure how I would feel on waking up. On an A380 in F the shower would certainly be needed.
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Old Feb 24, 18, 2:27 am
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1985 Ducru in the J (B) lounge near the Champagne bar. Not sure how much they have left but two partials open, come and get it!


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Old Feb 24, 18, 2:41 am
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1985 Ducru in the J (B) lounge near the Champagne bar. Not sure how much they have left but two partials open, come and get it!
How is the Ducru? Have had it on the F wine list but it hadn't been loaded...

Can see it's on the list again for my flight ex-JNB tomorrow.
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How is the Ducru? Have had it on the F wine list but it hadn't been loaded...

Can see it's on the list again for my flight ex-JNB tomorrow.
Don't know yet since I have to get some work done, giving myself until 13:15 and I'll let y'all know!
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Don't know yet since I have to get some work done, giving myself until 13:15 and I'll let y'all know!
so there's actually no Ducru left on display at the moment
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Nose of tobacco, menthol, almonds, a bit oxidized. Surprisingly little fading around the edges for such an old wine. On the palate initially a little flabby, dark fruit but then the acid comes back and lingers through a long slightly cedary finish. My guess is the bottle has been open for a while so itís not showing quite as well as say 30 mins. after opening. I got the last third of the bottle. Iíd say the 2012 Amuse Bouche is still my fave EK wine. And the Kapcsandy Endre.
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How is the Ducru? Have had it on the F wine list but it hadn't been loaded...

Can see it's on the list again for my flight ex-JNB tomorrow.
Had it last week on the JHB flights. Make sure you ask them for a carafe. Not sure if the carafe thing is recent as never been offered it before but it was a great addition to just have a carafe of the Ducru to enjoy in your own time without having to ask for topups. Then again they left me a bottle and a carafe so I was a happy man! Enjoy!
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Old Feb 24, 18, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by Metanoia View Post
Nose of tobacco, menthol, almonds, a bit oxidized. Surprisingly little fading around the edges for such an old wine. On the palate initially a little flabby, dark fruit but then the acid comes back and lingers through a long slightly cedary finish. My guess is the bottle has been open for a while so itís not showing quite as well as say 30 mins. after opening. I got the last third of the bottle. Iíd say the 2012 Amuse Bouche is still my fave EK wine. And the Kapcsandy Endre.
the ducru 85 was better than the 86, the amuse Bouche wins - the best wine Iíve had on EK along with the pavilion rouge Margaux
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Old Feb 24, 18, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by cois View Post
Had it last week on the JHB flights. Make sure you ask them for a carafe. Not sure if the carafe thing is recent as never been offered it before but it was a great addition to just have a carafe of the Ducru to enjoy in your own time without having to ask for topups. Then again they left me a bottle and a carafe so I was a happy man! Enjoy!
Great - hope it'll be on my flight ex-JNB tomorrow.

Carafes have been a great addition in F!
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Old Feb 24, 18, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by Metanoia View Post
Nose of tobacco, menthol, almonds, a bit oxidized. Surprisingly little fading around the edges for such an old wine. On the palate initially a little flabby, dark fruit but then the acid comes back and lingers through a long slightly cedary finish. My guess is the bottle has been open for a while so itís not showing quite as well as say 30 mins. after opening. I got the last third of the bottle. Iíd say the 2012 Amuse Bouche is still my fave EK wine. And the Kapcsandy Endre.
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