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Hi Alice, I'm sorry you didn't like the kitchy gin bar - it was the best I could do at such short notice! And you're right - it was of course so we could smoke and drink at the same time :)


It was fun, I was just so damned tired, and cold, but the memories of that night are what count.

Olly Bartlett

Hi Alice, As I understand it the sublime and wonderful El Reto (as long as it isn't one of the occaisonal fizzy ones!) is Albilla de Manchuela, rather than the Albillo of Madrid and elsewhere. Aunty Jancis actually told me she had been told it was Palomino, but we both think this must be nonsense. I also disagree that Picarana shows its oak too much; I think the richness balances the oak well (and I rfeally don't like oak much at all). Maybe not a great bottle... Anyway, see you at the Real WIne Fair.


Let me see what Victor has to say about this one. Anyway, see you soon at the Real Wine Fair, Yes! http://therealwinefair.com/

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