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Jancis Robinson's Concise Wine Companion

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We seem to be, in their opinion, once more transmuted into the Scots described by Churchill---a sharp sharking race, whose wisdom is cunning, and whose public spirit consists only in an illiberal nationality, inclining us, by every possible exertion of craft, to obtain advantage at the expense of England. Here, you can meet other people who are into wine collecting, and get to know local traders. Ordered a bottle of wine and the waitress was very knowledgeable and assisted us in selecting a really nice bottle.

Farrow & Jackson, Limited

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There is a deep and typical mystery under the scriptural transaction; but, taken as a simple fact, the sottish facility of the circumvented heir rather aggravates the unfeeling selfishness of the artful brother, to whom he was made a dupe. Wine in ancient Egypt was predominantly red. In both cases, the notes were paid up in full. Both archaeological and genetic evidence suggest that the earliest production of wine may slightly predate this, with the earliest wine-making likely having taken place in Trans-Caucasia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia), through the region between Eastern Turkey, and Northwest Iran. [13] [14] The earliest evidence of a grape-based fermented drink was found in Georgia, where wine residue inside ceramic jars dates from c. 6000 BC, [3] [15] [16] and in Iran, from c. 5000 BC. [5] The earliest evidence of a wine production facility is the Areni-1 winery in Armenia and is at least 6100 years old; [17] presumably, wine had started being produced much earlier. [7] [8] [18] Detail of a relief of the eastern stairs of the Apadana, Persepolis, depicting Armenians bringing an amphora, probably of wine, to the king.

Wine Price File

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Our full-service bar offers creative cocktails and many classics. How and when did you come here?'' Edward told his story at length, suppressing his quarrel with Fergus; for being himself partial to Highlanders, he did not wish to give any advantage to the Colonel's national prejudice against them. ``Then that little limb of the devil has cheated the gallows, for cut-throat was written in his face; though'' (turning to Lady Emily) ``it was a very handsome face too.---But for you, Edward, I wish you would go down again to Cumberland, or rather I wish you had never stirred from thence, for there is an embargo on all the seaports, and a strict search for the adherents of the Pretender; and the tongue of that confounded woman will wag in her head like the clack of a mill, till somehow or other she will detect Captain Butler to be a feigned personage.'' ``Do you know anything,'' asked Waverley, ``of my fellow-traveller?'' ``Her husband was my serjeant-major for six years; she was a buxom widow, with a little money---he married her---was steady, and got on by being a good drill.

The Advanced Oenophile

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The bottle pictured above left is a likely early 20th century example of a Bordeaux style bottle that was produced in a turn-mold as it has no side-seams and the distinctive concentric horizontal rings on the body typical of that manufacturing method. I hae been as far as Muscovia in my sma' trading way, as a travelling merchant; and I hae been through France, and the Low Countries, and a' Poland, and maist feck o' Germany; and I! it would grieve your honour's soul to see the murmuring, and the singing, and massing, that's in the kirk, and the piping that's in the quire, and the heathenish dancing and dicing upon the Sabbath!'' This set Gilfillan off upon the Book of Sports and the Covenant, and the Engagers, and the Protesters, and the Whiggamore's Raid and the assembly of Divines at Westminster, and the Longer and Shorter Catechism, and the Excommunication at Torwood, and the slaughter of Archbishop Sharp.

A handbook of wine; how to buy, serve, store, and drink it

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Then arose in long and fair array the splendour of the bridal feast at Waverley Castle; the tall and emaciated form of its real lord, as he stood in his pilgrim's weeds, an unnoticed spectator of the festivities of his supposed heir and intended bride; the electrical shock occasioned by the discovery; the springing of the vassals to arms; the astonishment of the bridegroom; the terror and confusion of the bride; the agony with which Wilibert observed that her heart as well as consent was in these nuptials; the air of dignity, yet of deep feeling, with which he flung down the half-drawn sword, and turned away for ever from the house of his ancestors.

Is This Bottle Corked? The Secret Life of Wine by Kathleen

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Continue telegrabbing the wine until you have a full inventory. They were all asleep, except the sentinel, who paced backwards and forwards with his firelock on his shoulder, which glanced red in the, light of the fire as he crossed and recrossed before it in his short walk, casting his eye frequently to that part of the heavens from which the moon, hitherto obscured by mist, seemed now about to make her appearance. Throw your own unique Rock 'n Roll wine party! Can it be that our English brethren have taken a notion that sabres are only curved broadswords, and that these are unhappy weapons in the hands of Scotsmen?

Wine Enthusiast Essential Buying Guide 2009: Includes

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It is needless to say that the formation and direction of such paths and drives is one of the most agreeable occupations of a proprietor who pretends to taste, and if barely formed with the spade, and drained, they will become, in a year or two, dry green sward, and require no metalling until they are employed in transporting heavy weights. With this insight into a bold, ambitious, and ardent, yet artful and politic character, we resume the broken thread of our narrative.

A Man and his Mountain: The Everyman who Created

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Clere can pardon the unauthorised interest which, with the purest and most honourable intentions, I have taken in his sister's fate, it is easy for me to explain this mysterious impression.'' He proceeded to say, that, happening to be in the hostelry called the Griffin, near Baddow, while upon a journey in that country, he had met with the old nurse of the Lady Emma Darcy, who, being just expelled from Gay Bowers, was in the height of her grief and indignation, and made loud and public proclamation of Lady Emma's wrongs.

The Wine Price File

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Sometimes, thinking outside the norm can have a good impact. These had been introduced merely as nurses to the deciduous trees; and, from the warmth and shelter they had afforded, and the previous double-digging, the whole had rushed up with singular rapidity. Or, indeed, if the proprietors of the lower fisheries took a more expanded view of their own interests, and judged it worth while to make a partial sacrifice to preserve the whole, it might still be found difficult or impossible to reconcile their tenants, whose interest is of a temporary character, to submission to a loss which should affect their profit immediately, in order to secure the prosperity of the fisheries at a period when they might be let to other persons.

White Wine: Discovering, Exploring, Enjoying

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There was such a boldness and plausibility about the fellow, and such a confidence in the arguments which he expressed so fluently, that I felt a temporary confusion of ideas, and was obliged to throw myself into what has been, for many generations, the considering position of the Malagrowther family: that is to say, I flung myself back in our hereditary easy-chair, fixing my eyes on the roof, but keeping them, at the same time, half shut; having my hands folded, and twirling my thumbs slowly around each other, a motion highly useful in unravelling and evolving the somewhat tangled thread of the ideas.