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I have been mulling over Beau's question for a few days. He asked "If you were to give a wine out of your own cellar/collection/shelf/fridge as a gift this year, which wine would it be, who would receive it and why?"

I don't have many wines in the cellar; I actually do have a cellar but it is not that full of wine. Can't afford much really and seldom seem to need cellared wines; there being a constant flow of new things to try. I do have a bottle of Grange down there though and - having just run down there to check the vintages - several odd bottles of early 1990's port, a few German Rieslings and a few bottles of Chateau Guiraud 1999 1er Cru Sauternes.

One place I would love to go is New York, it might even be affordably feasible next year. Not only is weblogs inc located there - they had one of their regular bloggermeets a few weeks ago that would have been great to get to - but it isnt far from Lenn either. So I guess that a few days in New York, a meet-up with Lenn (assuming he wants to meet of course!, perhaps even a tour round his beloved Long Island wineries, a bit of shopping and tourist stuff and a meet with the bloggers would combine into an excellent holiday.

Of course I would have to impress my hosts - so for Lenn I would take a bottle of the Sauternes. I may even consider taking the Grange along too; although I have plans to save that for the next birthday that ends in a zero.

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If you were to come to NY, I just might jet cross country to Lenn's and horn in on the shindig. - especially if you're also bringing the Grange.

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Why don't you both jet over here....weathers warmer, I'll supply some more Grange.....sorted


All I have to say is this:

Even if you don't bring either bottle...if you can make it across the pond, we'll DEFINITELY hit the LI wine trail.

I do want to try those wines feel free to bring them!

Oh...and your two bottles of NY wine are FINALLY heading your way this week! I know, I'm awful...but you're gonna get them!

Well I had better start saving - for New York or Aus (although NY is the more likely-to-happen option). I shall endevour not to drink the wine before I get there...