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Originally posted by VinT:
Oakville, Ontario, to which we have decamped for eight-ish weeks while our Toronto house undergoes renovations.


VinT, there's a pretty cool wine bar in the main square on the strip. Don't remember the name off hand. I'll email you when I get back.
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Originally posted by pyang:
Hello all, long time to post. Checking in from Hong Kong.

Hey Powell, nice to see you stop by the boards. Your name actually came up during a Toronto tasting last week when a 2007 Ostreon was opened. I'm happy to report the '07 is singing these days with a nice long life ahead, but you probably already knew that.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Just finished my second (and final) argument today with Lufthansa reps at YVR. They've changed our seats 3 times for reasons no one can provide, on a flight we booked back in January with seat selection at that time. I've never liked flying this airline, and this has a been a good reminder of why. Harumph!


I would definitely put Alitalia very high on everyone's "no-fly" list. The items wrong with this airline are really too numerous to list but to give everyone a flavour- the inside of the plane the four of us just spent 9+ hours on has not been refurbished since the the 80's. Felt like it hadn't been cleaned since then either. 2 out of 4 seats were broken and reclined on their own. It goes on and on. Beyond disgusting.
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
I liked it myself. Obviously modern since it was built around 1960. Some interesting stuff to see. No need to go back though. Once is enough unless I was conducting business there.


I spent an afternoon there a few years back and thought it one of the most bizarre cities I've ever visited. The current travel advisories recommended a Yellow Fever shot, flew out of that crazy airport in Sao Paulo where planes on occasion miss the runway and take out apartment complexes. You fly out out over the Amazon away from everything and this shimmering city of new steel rises from the jungle. The streets were essentially empty and all the poverty seen in the larger cities was not present. Very, very strange and one that will stick with me for a long time. I imagine the energy level was quite a bit different during your visit, but that bizarre location still makes me scratch my head. My recollection is the only purpose of the city is to serve as the capitol and a few larger corporate offices.
Posting in advance because next week I will be completely off grid at a fly-in fishing camp in Northern Saskatchewan. No roads, no civilization, no cell coverage. It's at the same latitude as Edinburgh, but a damn sight more wild. Local citizenry are comprised largely of beavers, bears and bald eagles.

Joining me will be assorted Cubans (Montecristo, H. Upmann, Partagas and Cohiba), beers (St Bernardus 12, Trappist Rochefort 10 and Westvleteren 12) and a ridiculous amount of food, wine and spirits.

I look forward to this week all year.
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Originally posted by VinT:
Posting in advance because next week I will be completely off grid at a fly-in fishing camp in Northern Saskatchewan. No roads, no civilization, no cell coverage. It's at the same latitude as Edinburgh, but a damn sight more wild. Local citizenry are comprised largely of beavers, bears and bald eagles.

Joining me will be assorted Cubans (Montecristo, H. Upmann, Partagas and Cohiba), beers (St Bernardus 12, Trappist Rochefort 10 and Westvleteren 12) and a ridiculous amount of food, wine and spirits.

I look forward to this week all year.

Sounds amazing - enjoy!
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Originally posted by VinT:
Posting in advance because next week I will be completely off grid at a fly-in fishing camp in Northern Saskatchewan. No roads, no civilization, no cell coverage. It's at the same latitude as Edinburgh, but a damn sight more wild. Local citizenry are comprised largely of beavers, bears and bald eagles

Joining me will be assorted Cubans (Montecristo, H. Upmann, Partagas and Cohiba), beers (St Bernardus 12, Trappist Rochefort 10 and Westvleteren 12) and a ridiculous amount of food, wine and spirits.

I look forward to this week all year.



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