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Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 16:01
TGIF afternoon! 2 hours left and a nice sherry bottle is waiting to be opened at 6 o'clock. cheers to everyone :)

Pussy Cat
17-09-2004, 16:08
Originally posted by Maine Surfer
TGIF afternoon! 2 hours left and a nice sherry bottle is waiting to be opened at 6 o'clock. cheers to everyone :)

And I am even more lucky - 25 minutes:D Tra-la-la!!!

Though no cherry bottle at 6, but something nice acoholic:p;) and hopefully in a very nice company tonight:agree:

DJ Biscuit
17-09-2004, 16:11
Sherry? Interesting choice Maine Surfer, although one can get quite drunk if you do the whole bottle.

Pint or schooner sir? ;)

85StonePolarBear
17-09-2004, 16:14
Pint of sherry? ;) ;) ;) - 19% alcohol content, is it not? That sounds like polar bear territory :)!

Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 16:16
went to a luch break with a colleague who just returned from Krym. Looking through wine section, he recommended this particular kind of Crimean sherry. Looked at the label and my insides warmed up a bit - 19.5 alcohol. Almost 40 proof. Never had it before, said what the heck and bought it. Now it's getting ready to be opened
:D

DJ Biscuit
17-09-2004, 16:17
Crimean Sherry? Travesty!

veejay
17-09-2004, 16:17
enjoy the sherry, Maine...but why wait til 6? Surely there is some sort of excuse to crack that bottle open on a Friday afternoon...:-)

Have a great one!!!

85StonePolarBear
17-09-2004, 16:19
Maybe this should be in Recipes, but is that Crimean sherry reasonably priced? I love to cook with decent sherry, but prices for Spanish sherry are prohibitive here.

Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 16:20
well, I think you convinced me :D I'm still at work and have to fisnish something. But what the heck!

DJ what's travesty?

DJ Biscuit
17-09-2004, 16:24
It means like a copy :представлять пародию; пародировать; искажать, for example. There is no such thing as Crimean Sherry, sherry can only come from Jerez, like Coganc from Cognac etc.

Enjoy it whatever, if it tastes good and has the desired affect why care?

Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 16:24
Bear, I don't know as of yet. My friend swears by the brand, Massandra, he stayed in a hotel right next to the winery for two weeks, said it was unbeliavable. The bottle I got is 1998 Massandra sherry. Was pretty cheap, like 170 R or something like that.

I'll try in very very soon and let you know if it's any good! :D

85StonePolarBear
17-09-2004, 16:26
170 is reasonable indeed - will chance it anyway as I'm sure it is more than good enough for cooking - and I'd have to go to Barcelona duty free to get Spanish sherry at that price!

Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 16:29
Will you anytime soon? Will you buy some for me at that price too?

85StonePolarBear
17-09-2004, 16:32
:) - no plans to go to Barcelona, unfortunately. The only time I ever did cook with real sherry was when I returned from there with 2 bottles that I doubt cost me more than 5 USD a piece. Flight home was delayed 7 hrs due to fog and I had little to do except look for bargains in DF - came into Moscow with SEVENTEEN bottles and no questions asked!

veejay
17-09-2004, 16:35
well, Maine...how is it?!

Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 16:45
here's the sad part...can't find a cork screw

85StonePolarBear
17-09-2004, 16:49
And I just so happen to have one on my desk - and nothing to open with it ;)

veejay
17-09-2004, 16:50
quick...run out and get one...

that's the worst, isn't it...?

almost as bad as having a cig without anything to light it with...:-)

DJ Biscuit
17-09-2004, 16:54
Or a condom without a .....sorry!

Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 16:56
got one, got one!

Just opened the bottle. I don't know how sherry is but what I'm drinking right now is pretty darn good! Sophisticated bouquet with a certain trace of almond. Wow, this stuff is all right!

Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 16:57
cheers to all of you! Na zdorov'e!

veejay
17-09-2004, 16:59
Here's to you!!!

DJ Biscuit
17-09-2004, 16:59
Cheers! Not coming to the birthday later?

Is this the first time you have tried Sherry (sherry substitute)?

Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 17:08
I will try but chances are slim. We don't have a babysitter for our child, and I woun't come without wife.

First time indeed! And I like it :D

Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 17:09
I'm feeling better by the minute!

85StonePolarBear
17-09-2004, 17:11
Definitely on my list - and I might even DRINK it! There is a Massandra store on Komsomolsky pr=t near m. Frunzenskaya, a stone's throw from Gavana tobacconist - I'll head out that way Saturday or Sunday and handle 2 vices at once :)

Maine Surfer
17-09-2004, 17:47
I'm feeling dam good now. The wine's got a kick!
Try it, it's good.

Cheers to everybody, hopefully see you tonight!
Happy weekend!

wwwoland
17-09-2004, 19:53
Hey, this isn't fair. I'm stuck in the US for a few days. Moscow's already started the weekend, and I've still got another 7 hours of work to go! :mad:

Maine Surfer
20-09-2004, 12:26
This also prolongs your weekend by 8 hours. We win on Fri, you- on Monday