Baroness Thatcher Dies

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Postby Tarkus » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:50 pm

I have to say I actually agree with you.
 
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Postby Lino » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:20 pm

JLP wrote:I remember drinking a beer from Portugal a few years back. I think it was called Cristal and it was very good indeed.


It's made here only a few km's from me. That and Super Bock.
We have great wines, and more and more producers export and get high marks at int'l competitions. And we have tourism, yes. Hostels for young people, walking tours, more activities and cruises to see the wine region of Douro (where Port comes from)...
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby fairydandy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:15 pm

I think that politics was a better place with Thatcher and Blair at the helm. Ok, so they provoked (sometimes violent) reactions, but we all knew they were there. Cameron is undoubtedly a nice man, as is Miliband...but they have no presence, no charisma...no real purpose or point (we're all just waiting for something, anything, to happen). Thatcher was a fascinating character and one that I spent my young life hating....yet somehow curiously admiring now in my middle age. :?

I genuinely feel lucky to have lived through such a great political era...and let's hope there is another one soon!
 
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby icy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:21 pm

Lino wrote:
JLP wrote:I remember drinking a beer from Portugal a few years back. I think it was called Cristal and it was very good indeed.


It's made here only a few km's from me. That and Super Bock.
We have great wines, and more and more producers export and get high marks at int'l competitions. And we have tourism, yes. Hostels for young people, walking tours, more activities and cruises to see the wine region of Douro (where Port comes from)...
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ah yes and beach. The Guardian and other newspapers put us on the top lists of places to visit.

I was going to ask you about wines from your country. I'm trying to learn more about it...and other cultures.
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby Lino » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:37 pm

Muscat, sparkling, Port, Madeira... we have nearly all. Port has dozens and dozens of brands, some huge ones and some very small but delicious ones. Cheaper ones cost around 5-10 euros, special and rare bottles (like hundred year old wines) go to thousands. The oldest I got to just smell was a rare one from 1855 that was discovered only a few years ago in a cellar.

http://www.winesofportugal.info/

As I work with Port Wine and tourism I've been learning loads about wine, the making, tasting, etc.
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby icy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:03 am

Lino wrote:Muscat, sparkling, Port, Madeira... we have nearly all. Port has dozens and dozens of brands, some huge ones and some very small but delicious ones. Cheaper ones cost around 5-10 euros, special and rare bottles (like hundred year old wines) go to thousands. The oldest I got to just smell was a rare one from 1855 that was discovered only a few years ago in a cellar.

http://www.winesofportugal.info/

As I work with Port Wine and tourism I've been learning loads about wine, the making, tasting, etc.

Thanks :thumbsup:
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby Lino » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:09 am

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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby icy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:26 am

Lino wrote:

Amazing, thanks so much!
I hope things work out for the bst for the people of your country :bigups:.
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby Loretta » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:33 am

Hate Thatcher, Love Portugal.

That's what this thread has taught me.

So next week, while the government squander millions on the public spectacle of her body being dragged through the streets (30 years too late), I shall be raising a glass of port and ignoring it as much as possible.
 
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby Lino » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:59 am

sorry for the offtopic, but I just wanted to show that there's more economy to the markets, banking system and auction sales in the stock market.
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby Loretta » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:10 am

No, I realy will. I love port... I have a bottle given by my best friend. She bought it in Marks and Spencers, but it was produced and bottled by Quinta and Vinhos. ;)
 
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby Elessar » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:07 am

I also love port, but always forget whether it should be passed clockwise or anticlockwise. This is crucial stuff.
 
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Postby Loretta » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:11 am

Elessar wrote:I also love port, but always forget whether it should be passed clockwise or anticlockwise. This is crucial stuff.

I pass it through my urethra, so it really depends which way I'm windmilling.
 
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby Kes » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:03 am

Devisive, a curious word, especially in the way it's been used about Thatcher this last few days.

I think it actually means that her politics divided people and their opinions, but when you hear some people using it, they make it sound like they mean "corrosive", or "poisonous", or something equally derogatory.

I'll agree with Mr. fd here, even though we radically differ on the basics of politics, we fully agree that a personality HAS to have at least some personality. Both Thatcher and Blair made their presence felt, and at least looked like they were in charge of the ship. There's nothing worse than a grey prime minister.


Spitting Image: Margaret and the cabinet going for a posh meal.

Waiter: What would you like to order, Sir?
Thatcher: A steak, please! Medium raw.
Waiter: What about the vegetables?
Thatcher: Oh. They'll have the same as me!


Funny in it's own right, however, even funnier, in a recent Thatcher obituary in the States, a reporter thought this was a genuine quote!
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Re: Baroness Thatcher Dies

Postby Lino » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:20 am

Elessar wrote:I also love port, but always forget whether it should be passed clockwise or anticlockwise. This is crucial stuff.


I was hearing about this days ago. Clockwise, as far as I know.
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