We went shopping in Kerry the other day and I saw those two beauties looking at me from an off licence shelf. To my amazement there was four bottles of Newcastle Brown and two bottles of Theaktons Old Peculier. I was an happy bunny.
The shop proprietor told us that they come down from the North. It is strange the little things you take for granted and you miss when you move to another country.
Prog and Heavy Rock concerts are another joy of mine but I rarely see in rural Ireland. It's a trip to Dublin or Cork if you want to see anything like that.
It's so nice to be able to drink your favourite drinks at this time of year.
I once knew a girl called Kerry but I never shopped in her. You should have asked the off-licence proprietor to gift wrap those bottles for you Dave. Well spotted!ReplyDelete
They went down the hatch last night YP. Very very nice. Oh to live near Morrison's or an Asda. You can't beat some good old Northern English bitter can you? Back to being a lager lout for my Christmas.Delete
I went in a truly amazing off-licence on Monday. I had never been in there before. It was like an Aladdin's cave for drinkers Mitchells at Meadowhead. Go here:- https://www.mitchellswine.co.uk/Delete
It's an excellent website YP. The beers and wines would make great Christmas gifts. Your spoiled for choice over in Blighty. Lucky you.Delete
Yoooohooo! You got your Xmas wish/beer. Last year we had a bottle of Prosecco. I wouldn't mind a bottle of that but Sauvignon Blanc is first on the list . Looks like I'm outa luck this year. Still lookingReplyDelete
I got a bottle of Dalwhinnie for my birthday the other week Linda. Hopefully any one on Poros reading your blog or comments will know what to get you for Christmas. Anybody stuck with no idea to get someone for Christmas we have the perfect wine, beer and whisky suggestions. It's a lot better than a book on Archaeology or a jumper that's going to sag after it's been washed.ReplyDelete
Well done that man!ReplyDelete
We have just bought a few bottles of Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale for our friends as they have invited us to Christmas dinner with them. Plus a bottle or two of wine. They are supplying the gin, sherry and port. Should be an interesting walk back home afterwards!
A dinner usually involves food JayCee - not just booze!Delete
I once asked the wife if she wanted an aphrodisiac instead of saying aperitif.Delete
Thanks JayCee. I walked past the Shepherd Neame visitor centre/brewery pub in Faversham in Kent in August. It sounds like your going to have a very Merry Christmas dinner and saunter back to JayCee Towers. Are there any breweries on the IOM?ReplyDelete
Yes there are three or four local breweries as far as I know...Delete
Plus a gin distillery. We shall be self sufficient in the essentials if the UK supply chain breaks down!
You will have to do a blog write up about them JayCee. The are Irish craft breweries over here. Thanks for replying.ReplyDelete
I am glad you were able to get your favourite beers for Christmas Dave.ReplyDelete
Thanks Rachel. I always going looking for them when I visit England for a Rock Festival.ReplyDelete
We always have a few bottles of beer including Newcastle Brown in the larder - husband's treat when he has spent two hours mowing the lawn. Years ago as a student he was a CAMRA member, and he likes to support craft breweries.ReplyDelete
Lucky you to be able to purchase the bottles the veg artist. I use to go to real ale beer festivals many moons ago. Great occasions with bands, beer and hot food.Delete
The Old Peculier is a nicely shaped bottle.ReplyDelete
It is River and it's got a unique taste of it's own.ReplyDelete
Well, it's good for what ales ya!ReplyDelete
Good one Debby.ReplyDelete