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Lousy Wine list

And 7.80 for a pint of 1664. Bonkers pricing

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Have you been in a pub in central London recently? :scream_cat:

Not since March 2020 actually :joy: yeah it was like London pricing but at least in London I can choose from a few beers before remortgaging the house.

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If I think a drink is too expensive I just don’t buy it.

After a day at EuroDisney, alcohol drinking is inevitable - have you been on the ‘Wonderful world’ boat ride attraction on repeat?? A bottle of Yellow Tail would certainly dull the pain for a short time…

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That’s the fun for tomorrow. Might I have finish a bottle of yellow tail before getting on the ride!

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Let me just say that it was about 18 years ago and I still have night terrors if I hear that tune…:scream:
While you can suspend disbelief for most things (with a bit of effort), that ride was pure torture.

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Isn’t it “small small world” or is that another ride.
The song is going round in my head and I haven’t been there for 18years. Thanks :relaxed:
There was some good wine In one of the village restaurants not cheap but okay. They might have sold out by now!!!

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I suspect you are right - I just daren’t look it up on YouTube. Just goes to show we both know it by its awfulness!

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Opposite of awful I suppose but a bit beyond my usual expenditure.
*Note I’m not there but my in-laws are atm.

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Wow what a list!

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Come on - it’s not every restaurant you can find “Riesling PDO” wines

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That one impressed me!

When in France don’t expect a comprehensive list of all French wines! They will be very local and proud of the regional wines. When I went to a restaurant in Sancerre (Restaurant de la Tour) the wine list had about 300 wines from the locality including Sancerre, Pouilly Fume, Menetou Salon etc and very little else! The sommelier saw that I was unlikely to be familiar with the huge selection and proposed to offer us a glass of wine with each course to match our food. So the three of us were offered 9 wines, even to the extent of 2 vintages of the same wine to make an exact match to our individual food choices.
At the same restaurant, the cheese trolley had only the local goats’ cheese but in about 6 stages of maturity from fresh cream cheese to recently molded ‘crottins’ through to well aged crottins de chavignol!

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The absolute best bit of this is that it is written on a chalkboard, like it was listing the daily specials in the menu. I like the idea of “today’s special” being a bottle of Cheval Blanc.

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As a true Brit, I shall have the second cheapest on the list. Then somehow wriggle it on to ‘expenses’

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A business associate of mine was once challenged by an accounts clerk in the admin offices in Ipswich for having spent more than the permitted maximum on a bottle of wine.

“No, I’m sure I didn’t”.

“I have the bill in front of me: Chateaubriand £35”.

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Ah - but French visitors may find them unusual and exotic, and I should imagine American visitors will be reassured by familiar names such as Zinfandel and Gallo rather than all the confusing French stuff :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

I can’t believe they didn’t offer these by the glass :wink::rofl::rofl::rofl:!

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I thought that was what they were😧

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