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post #61 of 79
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It's so great to learn!

 

Thank you Mick for sharing, and yes, please DO start some wine threads whenever you want, in the "WINOS" group too, as that would really add to it, and hopefully all will start to create threads there and feel at home and make it really fun!!!

 

Anyway, happy evening to all, and these wine updates and food updates are just terrific! I'm so grateful to be here and I learn from everyone on this site, and on each and every day!!!

 

Cheers!!!!! - Leah

post #62 of 79

Hey Mel

 I also  like to support the little local guy, but $50 a bottle is just a little much

Gary

post #63 of 79
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Hey Mel
 I also  like to support the little local guy, but $50 a bottle is just a little much
Gary
I paid $20 or so in Vancouver at wine stores for good Aussie wine.
Here I can get good wine for $13 to $20,lot of aggressive discounting from various outlets.
post #64 of 79
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Hey Mel

 I also  like to support the little local guy, but $50 a bottle is just a little much

Gary


The $50 price was at a friends restaurant. If the restaurant markup was 2X, retail would be $25. If 3X, retail would be around $17. I don't know what his markup is, but in my experience, 3X is the norm.

 

Edited to add: I dropped by my friends restaurant this afternoon for an annual wine tasting function, and his restaurant markup on all of his restaurant wines (over 600 selections) is, at the max, 2X retail. That's extremely fair.


Edited by dls1 - 12/29/13 at 8:05pm
post #65 of 79
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Hey Mel

 I also  like to support the little local guy, but $50 a bottle is just a little much

Gary

 

Gary, I don't remember saying anything about that, although I do believe it a good thing to buy local when possible.  Since I am not an alcoholic beverage drinker, I don't have a clue about a good wine or a bad one.  the last wine I drank was as a teenager and it was Boone's Farm strawberry Hill.

 

So that should give you a clue about my knowledge. 

 

Mel

post #66 of 79
Dog Point about $30 + here,so that works out. I can buy a real good little guy wine for $25 less if I buy a case of 12 but it won't be Pinot noir which is more expensive compared to a Shiraz .
Got a bottle of Shild Estate Shiraz to go with my roo fillet, beets,onions,goats cheese mix.
Big Barossa Shiraz just about had to wrestle it into the glass! Subtle it's not but a great wine for any "wild" meat. Think I paid about $ 25 some years ago.
post #67 of 79

Hey Moikel

 

Australian Shiraz is one of my favorite wines  But.... do you guys actually EAT kangaroo??  Whats it like??  Not to say.  We eat cougars and beavers  LO

 

Quote:

 "Got a bottle of Shild Estate Shiraz to go with my roo fillet, beets,onions,goats cheese mix."

 

Gary

 

 

 
post #68 of 79
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Now Gary Dear; it isn't just "those guys" who eat kangaroo!

 

I eat a fair amount of kangaroo too! Delicious stuff! Lean, lovely, and full of flavor!

 

Cheers! - Leah

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

AppleMark

post #69 of 79

OK Leah

Now I've hauled freight all over most of North America for the past well way too many years,,   I've never seen roo for sale anywhere.  Not saying I wouldn't like to try it--God knows I've eaten some really strange stuff--just never seen it.  If you want to try something really different (and not great) try roasted muskrat.  That'll set your hair on end.

Gary

post #70 of 79
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Hi Gary!

 

I used to order in kangaroo from a guy outside of Seattle, who then moved to Texas, and then/now sold his company to a Nevada operation.

 

I have followed and ordered from him or his people for a while now, (that package/frozen first photo, from 2009 was from one of my many freezer orders from his outfit way back when), although today I can buy it from our local meat store too, and from one "game store" that is an hour's drive away.

 

Ostrich is my preference in the game meat lot. But since we were talking Aussie food; Kangaroo is indeed part of my consumption too, and so I felt compelled to chime in.

 

Now muskrat is not something I've had!

 

Although I DO have my eyes set on a pair of furry winter boots that are made from Marmot. Perhaps that is similar??

 

Ahh to a new year!!!

 

Cheers to you! Always so fun to read your posts!!!!!! Happy wrap up of 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Leah

post #71 of 79

Hey Leah

I've eaten ostrich--wasn't real impressed with it.  As far as your boots go, i would lean more to beaver or wolf, or those really cute and cuddly baby seals--a true Canadian secret    LOL

Gary

post #72 of 79
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Oh Gary, you're a riot!

 

And while I DO love ostrich, I most certainly respect everyone having their own taste of course. That keeps this world interesting, indeed.

 

Meanwhile, your boot suggestion is exciting! Thank you for the tip! Smiles.

 

Happy 2014!!!!!!!

 

The countdown now begins!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Cheers! - Leah

post #73 of 79
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You can buy roo in the super markets everywhere nowadays. We have to eat them there are millions of the bloody things.Yes it's on the Coat of Arms ,etc but they are to tasty to ignore.
I posted it in wild game ,it's very lean must be served rare. It's not that far from beef in taste ,wallaby is also getting a lot attention . It's coming from Tasmania,bit hard to find around me. But I am chasing some down in the New Year.
post #74 of 79

Oh My !!!!

 

Those Mussels look absolutely delicious!!!

 

I always wanted to try them, because I love Steamed Clams, but because of my Son's allergy, I'm afraid to try them.

 

Yours are really tempting me!!!

 

 

Bear

post #75 of 79

Dont know how I missed this.....:hit:......   The mussels and the presentation were awesome.....  Very nice leah.

post #76 of 79
I'm being repetitive... AWESOME looking dish... Very nice...... You can just copy and paste this reply to all of your threads.... Dave
post #77 of 79
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Happy Wonderful Wednesday To All!

 

Thanks very much Bear! Is your son allergic to shellfish?

 

And Boykjo, many thanks! I'm delighted you enjoyed these - they sure are delicious!

 

Dave, I thank you indeed as well! And you'll be thrilled to know that my favorite version of these New Zealand Green Lip treasures is to have them COLD, in salad, as in some of my added in pictures from various days. Here's to cold food!!!

 

Happy midweek reverie to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Cheers! - Leah

post #78 of 79
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Happy Wonderful Wednesday To All!

 

Thanks very much Bear! Is your son allergic to shellfish?

 

Cheers! - Leah

 

He seems to be. I've loved clams all my life, but never got to try mussels.

 

Then a few years ago, my son had some mussels at a picnic in NJ. He got so sick, he thought he was going to die.

We figured since it was a Summer picnic, maybe they were spoiled.

Then about 6 months later, he had mussels at a restaurant, and the same thing happened.

 

So I figured since he's my Son, I better not try them!! I still eat clams, but your mussels are sooooo tempting!!!

 

Bear

post #79 of 79
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Hey Bear, that's good that your son at least knows what allergens or triggers to avoid!

 

(Allergies can be so serious, and frightening, as you've well learned).

 

Thank goodness he's still here, and there are plenty of other fabulous things to enjoy and thus eat)!

 

In any event, thank you indeed for nice words on my mussels though!

 

These New Zealand Green Lip ones are so very healing (so long as one isn't allergic) for joints, aches, arthritis, and mega pain. Even with dogs and cats!

 

So glad you enjoyed!!!! Cheers! - Leah

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