Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

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Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by djewesbury » 18:58 Sat 27 Dec 2014

BMHR and DJ declared an emergency this evening, BMHR being in Belfast with in-laws and DJ having just returned there from out-laws.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:52 Sun 28 Dec 2014

Thanks to Ben a local emergency was averted. Fillet steaks at L'Étoile were accompanied by the end of a Wine Society Port, which Santa thoughtfully left for us, a Cálem 85 and a Taylor 30YO (bottled 2007). The Cálem had some acid when decanted but came round beautifully; the T30YO was very soft, not in any way too woody - an excellent tawny. And the Wine Society port held its own too.

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Re: Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by AW77 » 00:59 Sun 28 Dec 2014

When I read about the emergency in Belfast I imagined you had been snowed in and were cut off the outside world. I was glad that the emergency was not of that kind. But I would think that with the wine in your cellar you could hold out pretty long if really cut off by snow. :)
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Re: Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by djewesbury » 01:01 Sun 28 Dec 2014

André, if we were snowed in I think it would be rather fun! After all, we would have nothing else to drink but claret or port!
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Re: Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by AW77 » 01:06 Sun 28 Dec 2014

djewesbury wrote:André, if we were snowed in I think it would be rather fun! After all, we would have nothing else to drink but claret or port!
Yes, I can imagine that. But do you have enough pork pies cellared to keep you going? BTW: Can you put them in the freezer and thus eat them months after they were made? (I'm still learning about the English port pies. :) )
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Re: Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by djewesbury » 01:10 Sun 28 Dec 2014

That is a very good question. I think pork pies can be frozen. I should bury some in the garden as the long frost sets in..!
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Re: Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by DRT » 01:12 Sun 28 Dec 2014

Does this make me a matchmaker?
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Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by djewesbury » 01:16 Sun 28 Dec 2014

DRT wrote:Does this make me a matchmaker?
Oh alright. Yes. We had been in touch but without your reminder we would both have neglected to organise something. Thank you, Derek, your great omnipotence serves the cause of port once again.
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Re: Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by DRT » 01:18 Sun 28 Dec 2014

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:Does this make me a matchmaker?
Oh alright. Yes. We had been in touch but without your reminder we would both have neglected to get in touch. Thank you, Derek, your great omnipotence serves the cause of port once again.
You are very welcome.
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Belfast, 27th December L'Etoile (407 Ormeau Road)

Post by benread » 07:38 Sun 28 Dec 2014

A planned but not organised dinner with port. Two gentlemen of English descent dined in a French restaurant with 3 different ports. Turns out that Belfast is not bereft of port or fine steak!

The Wine Society port
I suspect this is their basic offering but was actually rather nice. Almost tawny like. Regrettably Santa had already enjoyed most of the bottle on Christmas Eve!

Calem 1985
A very good accompaniment to the fillet steaks. Note to self - pay more attention to Calem.

Taylor's 30 year old
Mrs Read was going to join us so this was for her but Daniel and I managed to deal with it in her absence! Very nice with the cheese.

The Vineyard
Worthy of recording is the port available for sale at this off licence on the Ormeau Road. It is well hidden though and some interesting bottles are not on show so ask!

Thanks to Daniel for organising at the last minute.


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Re: Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by jdaw1 » 16:07 Sun 28 Dec 2014

At the request of djewesbury the two threads on this subject merged by jdaw1.

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Re: Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by benread » 20:40 Mon 29 Dec 2014

jdaw1 wrote:At the request of djewesbury the two threads on this subject merged by jdaw1.
Thank you. Tapatalk played tricks on me then a rather tortuous journey home and visitors has meant I am only now able to return to this.

DRT: thank you for your intervention too. The power of social media!


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Re: Belfast emergency, 27th Dec 2014

Post by DRT » 21:09 Mon 29 Dec 2014

You are most welcome.
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