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Old 14-07-2011, 17:27   #106
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Old 14-07-2011, 17:35   #107
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i do not drink alcohol while under way. at an anchorage, if NOT in a storm, i MIGHT drink a nice wine-- the cork goes back into the bottle well and easily if you dont dig it out with a corkscrew-- the cork puller with 2 prongs is much better for dragging that obstacle out of a bottle. and there is STILL no decent wine in a box or a screw top bottle.

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Hi All. We only do bottles. I built 4 wine cellars outboard of our new diesel tanks as they are smaller than the ones replaced to fit thru the doorways. The bottles you see in the pics dont even fill one!

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After 5 yrs and 24,000 nms, we have yet to break one of approx 1,325 bottles! We just layer them in bubble wrap.

The only use I have found for those box bladders is:

Fill with: 1- bottle Tequila, 2- bottles Marg. mix, and 1- bottle water (needed to make icy) Shake and put in freezer for a couple days. Makes a great dispenser for serving slushy Margaritas for several days! Did the several times in Mexico, many moons ago.

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I've just brought back some spectaular Rose from the south of France. All " bag in box" as the french call them
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Shepherd of Judea!!---Greg, you should be a rum runner, or perhaps you had an ancestor who was one back in prohibition.
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Hi All. We only do bottles. I built 4 wine cellars outboard of our new diesel tanks as they are smaller than the ones replaced to fit thru the doorways. The bottles you see in the pics dont even fill one!

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After 5 yrs and 24,000 nms, we have yet to break one of approx 1,325 bottles! We just layer them in bubble wrap.

The only use I have found for those box bladders is:

Fill with: 1- bottle Tequila, 2- bottles Marg. mix, and 1- bottle water (needed to make icy) Shake and put in freezer for a couple days. Makes a great dispenser for serving slushy Margaritas for several days! Did the several times in Mexico, many moons ago.

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Uh. . . do you want some cheese with that wine???

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Hi All. We only do bottles. I built 4 wine cellars outboard of our new diesel tanks as they are smaller than the ones replaced to fit thru the doorways. The bottles you see in the pics dont even fill one!

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After 5 yrs and 24,000 nms, we have yet to break one of approx 1,325 bottles! We just layer them in bubble wrap.

The only use I have found for those box bladders is:

Fill with: 1- bottle Tequila, 2- bottles Marg. mix, and 1- bottle water (needed to make icy) Shake and put in freezer for a couple days. Makes a great dispenser for serving slushy Margaritas for several days! Did the several times in Mexico, many moons ago.

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Zee - I'll drink to that. . .
jtallen--- coool--he is a great guy! eager to learn and into this idea he got!!



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back in grad school I kept a 2 liter oak cask on board. you can pick them up for about $50. A few hours before a party, I'd fill it with a decent-but-young cabernet sauvignon, and then let it "age" until the party. you'd be surprised how much oak a young wine can pick up in a few hours.

I had all my classmates thinking that this is how people did things on sailboats.
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Out of curiosity, is that a reference to the black bottle controversy in the officers mess of the 11th Hussars between the Colonel in Chief (the earl of Cardigan) and Captain John Reynolds. Out of custom, porter, which came in a black bottle, was not to be consumed in the mess, but one night, Reynolds ordered a Moselle wine for a guest, and it came in a black bottle; Cardigan, who was long on ego but terribly short on brains, took affront thinking Reynolds was defying him by drinking porter at the mess table. The affair came close to sparking a duel, and eventually resulted in a letter of reprimand being sent Reynolds by the Lord Hill (HQ Horse Guards).
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the only use I have found for those box bladders is:

Fill with: 1- bottle Tequila, 2- bottles Marg. mix, and 1- bottle water (needed to make icy) Shake and put in freezer for a couple days. Makes a great dispenser for serving slushy Margaritas for several days!
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Hi All. We only do bottles. I built 4 wine cellars outboard of our new diesel tanks as they are smaller than the ones replaced to fit thru the doorways. The bottles you see in the pics dont even fill one!

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After 5 yrs and 24,000 nms, we have yet to break one of approx 1,325 bottles! We just layer them in bubble wrap.

The only use I have found for those box bladders is:

Fill with: 1- bottle Tequila, 2- bottles Marg. mix, and 1- bottle water (needed to make icy) Shake and put in freezer for a couple days. Makes a great dispenser for serving slushy Margaritas for several days! Did the several times in Mexico, many moons ago.

Cheers, Greg
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Barbera d'Asti

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Barbera d'Asti sounds great. If you are in a Barbera place then you may also find some late Nero (Pinot Noir) there - a must try!

We have real crystal wine glasses and underway we keep them in a wooden box filled with soft material - the sort some wine bottles come with. No damage ever, one serious spreader dip inclusive.

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