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What is in your basket [Nov - Dec 2019]

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#163

Not a new game, but no less entertaining :grin:

Close, but it’s the red. I can only assume the distinctive top is the same on both.

Not a Gruner I’m afraid, you’d be advised to look at @szaki1974 's order here:


#164

Yeah…I’d also placed my ‘last’ order until the 2009 Hermitage appeared… :rofl:


#165

Ah… a blaufrankisch. Good choice.


#166

Me too. The Christmas beer is coming from TWS now which is the pretext for a bottle of Hermitage to slip into the case


#168

First lot just arrived…

I swear I could just sit and stroke them all day… :heart_eyes:

Mr Fed-Ex was really nice and friendly, but looking forward to Mr Society Van on Saturday, with lots of Alsace goodies… :+1:


#169

Nice selection there Inbar, I have the red van of loveliness arriving later today with what was intended on being the final order before Xmas (TWS champers, 2009 Kanonkop and a bit of Pinot)…until the 2009 Hermitage appeared etc etc :wink:


#170

Ha ha! yes, indeed! Thankfully, I managed to stop myself… we got to eat as well as drink sometimes!! :smiley:


#171

These have all recently landed on my doorstep which I’m very excited about


#172

Who needs food when you’ve got 2009 Hermitage…? :rofl:


#173

Ah, yes! Perhaps that was the real meaning of ‘Man shall not live on bread alone’ in Deuteronomy.


#174

What was it I said about having to eat as well as drink…? well I eat (or drink) my words.

An innocent shopping trip to Waitrose ended with a Guigal 2015 Brune et Blonde Côte-Rôtie (reduced from £39.99 to £29.99) and a 2017 Cave de Tain Crozes-Hermitage (reduced from £15.99 to £10!), which was recently recommended by Jancis - see here. The Guigal was the last on the shelf, or else I would have picked up at least one more.

I can see now why the other half begins to have panic attacks whenever I enter Waitrose… :thinking:


#175

So there was no reason to order just 11 this year as the golden bottle lottery was last year. Have you already chugged number 12 down?


#176

Your Order

The Society’s Exhibition Hermitage Rouge 2009 Code: RH34511In Stock
2 x Bottle(s) at £39.00 £78.00
Hidalgo Pastrana Manzanilla Pasada Code: SH341In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £11.95 £11.95
SUBTOTAL £89.95

Being part of this community is causing serious inflationary pressure on my wine habits :cry:


#177

Good god, no! :blush:

But have no idea why I ordered 11 - other than I don’t usually think in bottle numbers - just buy what we fancy. It could equally have been 9 or 14.5


#178

Some special (I hope!) bottles being delivered today. Some real indulgences in this order - only 1 I’ve ever tasted: the Zilliken which is now out of stock and was watching closely as stocks dwindled.

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#179

That’s a lovely order. Yes, I was watching the Zilliken trickle down to nothing, but had to divert the budget to a birth year wine for my son, which was also disappearing before my eyes:


#180

Update from TWS just received by email:

Dear Mr Goldin

**Thank you for your recent order. **

Unfortunately we must advise that due to a stock discrepancy in our warehouse we are unable to fulfil your request for AU11421 Moss Wood Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 and GE12421 Weissburgunder Weingut Julg 2018. This is a very rare occurrence and unfortunately there is not a suitable substitute that we could offer.

We have therefore omitted these from your order and raised a credit amount of £55.95 onto your account. We trust this is acceptable but if not then please do let us know.

Thank you for placing your order with The Wine Society; we are sorry that we were unable to fulfil your entire request on this occasion.

Well - that rains on my parade…

I really dislike the claim that this is a “very rare occurrence” given that it is the third time it has happened to me in the past 2 years…

The Moss Wood was what actually prompted the order in the first place and I’m quite peeved…once again a ‘warning’ to this community; if you order a bin end get it delivered quickly before TWS resells it!


#181

I cannot agree more with that point… and also the one to order low stock items for immediate delivery (not delayed delivery or reserves), as otherwise you have a good chance to be disappointed.


#182

Yep agreed. Has happened to me twice also


#183

I am also unsure what this exactly means…