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Jan 22, 21, 3:52 am
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Posted By Fliar

Yes, we did, upgraded from a harbour view balcony...

Yes, we did, upgraded from a harbour view balcony room, thanks in part to booking through chinmoylad (and in part because our little girl had the check-in staff smitten when she told them it was her...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jan 15, 21, 4:27 am
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Posted By Fliar

How was this?

How was this?
Jan 15, 21, 4:23 am
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Posted By Fliar

Staycationed at the PH a couple of weeks ago....

Staycationed at the PH a couple of weeks ago. This is a GREAT hotel, by far the best in Auckland. Great views, great service, great facilities, great location. Really loved it.
Jan 9, 21, 7:00 pm
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Posted By Fliar

I am really hoping to visit Kyoto (Azumi) later...

I am really hoping to visit Kyoto (Azumi) later this year as I will have to return to Japan for a work stint in Tokyo as soon as possible...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 28, 20, 2:24 am
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Posted By Fliar

Thanks FyerEC for those notes on the Latour. ...

Thanks FyerEC for those notes on the Latour.

LHRSFO, I love the 1986 Cos. I remember having it first at a dinner at Berry Bros & Rudd in London during a '86 horizontal, where it was the winner of...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 24, 20, 9:56 pm
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Posted By Fliar

xmas lunch: Lanvin en magnum NV from somewhere in...

xmas lunch: Lanvin en magnum NV from somewhere in the 1990s...superb - what a delectable surprise for such an affordable bottle. 2001 Chasse-Spleen (Bordeaux), very smooth, nice, easy drinking (but...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 24, 20, 12:15 am
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Posted By Fliar

ooh lala, Latour is awesome. How was the '98? ...

ooh lala, Latour is awesome. How was the '98?

tonight some 2012 Louis Roeder rose. Showing beautifully but would be even better in 3-5 years methinks (65%PN/35%C).
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 23, 20, 1:24 am
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Posted By Fliar

2016 Pere Pinot by Drappier...one of only 1,300...

2016 Pere Pinot by Drappier...one of only 1,300 bottles made. Very interesting, cidery Champagne.
Also, 2019 Alba de Vetus Albarino. A great drop for the price (about US$20).
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 22, 20, 3:26 am
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Posted By Fliar

2012 Charles Heidsieck. A traditional 60% PN /...

2012 Charles Heidsieck. A traditional 60% PN / 40% Chardonnay from a very interesting year (most growers thought it was going to be a disaster but it turned out to be very good, thanks to a perfect...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 20, 20, 1:05 am
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Posted By Fliar

Nice...Saint Veran is such great value (still...

Nice...Saint Veran is such great value (still expensive but nothing like its northernly neighbours)!!
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 18, 20, 11:22 pm
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Posted By Fliar

Salwey, have to look that one up - thanks for the...

Salwey, have to look that one up - thanks for the tip FLYMSY!

Chateau Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape (a red one this time) 2006 - fabulous, absolutely at its peak.
Also, a Clos Marguerite pinot...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 16, 20, 3:26 am
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Posted By Fliar

Calabria! Just had a very interesting Calabrian...

Calabria! Just had a very interesting Calabrian wine, Le Passule by Librandi, a vino passito made of the local Mantonico blanco grape. What a treat. I bought this cheaply at an auction and estimate...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 11, 20, 4:06 am
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Posted By Fliar

Ooh lala, one of the best Austrian wines! How...

Ooh lala, one of the best Austrian wines!
How was it???
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 4, 20, 1:53 am
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Views: 86,443
Posted By Fliar

Lucky you! Let me know if you can't finish them...

Lucky you! Let me know if you can't finish them :-)
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 29, 20, 12:04 am
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Posted By Fliar

A lovely evening with the wine gang. We were...

A lovely evening with the wine gang. We were fortunate to be able to have some interesting comparisons
A 1979 Krug against a NV Krug from the 1970s (I wrote to Krug to find out the exact release...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 25, 20, 1:15 am
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Posted By Fliar

Kir-Yianni Xinomavro Ramnista 2016 - a...

Kir-Yianni Xinomavro Ramnista 2016 - a little-known grape from Greece, Xinomavro, but an excellent one, often compared to a blend of Pinot Noir and Barolo.
Much enjoyed this (89/100) but would...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 24, 20, 1:11 am
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Posted By Fliar

Wow, Pichler is one of the best. Is this Wachau? ...

Wow, Pichler is one of the best. Is this Wachau?
How was it?
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 23, 20, 6:12 am
Replies: 831
Views: 86,443
Posted By Fliar

Lucky drain :-)

Lucky drain :-)
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 22, 20, 12:55 am
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Posted By Fliar

Remarkable that it still held up after 50+ years,...

Remarkable that it still held up after 50+ years, especially considering it's 'only' a villages.

We had a bottle of Piper Heidsieck - normally wouldn't buy it but it was on huge discount at the...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 20, 20, 2:59 am
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Views: 86,443
Posted By Fliar

A bottle of Janisson 'Tradition' NV from Verzenay...

A bottle of Janisson 'Tradition' NV from Verzenay (where the lighthouse is). Always nice - especially as we bought a dozen at auction for about $25 each :-)
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 17, 20, 12:59 am
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Posted By Fliar

A Fiano (a very - think at least 2000 years old -...

A Fiano (a very - think at least 2000 years old - Italian grape) by Rivera, called 'Scariazzo'. I'm reading up on my Italian wines so was excited to taste this but next time I should get something...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 15, 20, 11:45 pm
Replies: 831
Views: 86,443
Posted By Fliar

Indeed, what lhrsfo said....inquiring minds want...

Indeed, what lhrsfo said....inquiring minds want to know! How was it?
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 15, 20, 1:56 am
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Views: 86,443
Posted By Fliar

A magnum, huh? What did your guests have to drink...

A magnum, huh? What did your guests have to drink then? :-)

Tonight (Coravin) 1979 Chateau de Pez (one of the better Cru Bourgeois in St Estephe, bought by Roeder erin 1995). Second time...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 12, 20, 2:24 am
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Views: 86,443
Posted By Fliar

Suduiraut is excellent. '99 should be perfecdt...

Suduiraut is excellent. '99 should be perfecdt now!
Nov 12, 20, 2:17 am
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Views: 50,870
Posted By Fliar

I LOVE Aman Tokyo but I had a terrible experience...

I LOVE Aman Tokyo but I had a terrible experience at Musashi(t) (sorry couldn't resist) and will certainly never return to that restaurant)
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