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by Archies Beard
Sun 13 Jun 2010 23:14
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Urgent! Pear Cider needed
Replies: 26
Views: 9559

The growth in the sale of pear cider began through Ikea selling Kopperberg. This became very popular with a younger crowd and as ever the bigger brewers joined in. It is of course ordinary cider with pear flavouring and bears little or no relation to Perry other than the word pear. It is one of the ...
by Archies Beard
Tue 20 Apr 2010 23:32
Forum: Travel
Topic: Car Hire
Replies: 3
Views: 2817

Car Hire

I mentioned last week that it was impossible to book a car with Hertz through Ryanair when using the UK english language option but was possible with any other language. This has now changed and booking is possible but not advisable. I put in identical bookings using UK English and Espana Castellano...
by Archies Beard
Sun 24 Jan 2010 16:00
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Excavations at Empurires
Replies: 10
Views: 4705

The latest Quentin Jardine paperback is set around a character whho lives in St Marti.

Sells a lot of books but I`m not a great fan, although I read this one out of curiosity. The ruins are never mentioned at all.
by Archies Beard
Tue 12 Jan 2010 22:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hertz to good to be true?
Replies: 53
Views: 21036

We paid £110/week for a 5 door Fiesta to carry 3 people - less than £34pp for all travel plus petrol. If I saw it advertised for less by some one other than a big name like Hertz I would think there has to be a catch. I never got any discount that was their price. Good enough for me. I also have my ...
by Archies Beard
Mon 11 Jan 2010 18:17
Forum: Travel
Topic: Hertz to good to be true?
Replies: 53
Views: 21036

We booked through Ryan back in December for collection at Gerona this week. I noticed today that the price is now £7 cheaper so I phoned them up but Hertz would not move, telling me that the deal I had was the best one available at the time of booking. Neither would they entertain an AA card as that...
by Archies Beard
Tue 10 Nov 2009 19:12
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Behaviour at wine fairs
Replies: 9
Views: 3981

I must add that we did not buy any of their £43 wine, which was advertised on an A4 laminated menu - I was too busy guarding my £9 beer.
by Archies Beard
Tue 10 Nov 2009 16:19
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Behaviour at wine fairs
Replies: 9
Views: 3981

Not sure how it would work in Oslo, with their very strict alcohol rules. They have special shops for anything other than beer and the prices for wine are exhorbitant. We were there in Aug and a bottle of Jacob Creek at an ordinary street side cafe was the equivalent of £43....but if it were free th...
by Archies Beard
Wed 28 Oct 2009 18:59
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Roofing felt
Replies: 7
Views: 6734

This has nothing to do with bitumen but as you answered so well Roger I am about to divert the thread slightly. When playing scrabble one night I put down ROOVES as you have, only to have it successfully challenged. The word does not exist in any dictionary in our house nor the ones I have looked up...
by Archies Beard
Sat 10 Oct 2009 00:55
Forum: Travel
Topic: Beziers
Replies: 52
Views: 16924

Sometimes when I read through this forum which has a great amount of good information floating around, it can feel a bit like being in a new school playground and it is difficult to become involved in the general conversation. Then when confronted with a comment like this which as far as I could see...
by Archies Beard
Tue 05 May 2009 16:55
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Ryanair with Wine...
Replies: 71
Views: 23170

I think I am right in that they will now charge at the gate for bags used for items bought at the duty free shop as this now means you will be carrying two bags on board instead of one. Extract from their web site Strictly one item of cabin baggage is permitted per passenger (excluding infants). Han...
by Archies Beard
Fri 29 Aug 2008 08:04
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: UK wines??
Replies: 41
Views: 14226

Looking for northerly wines? What about Stornoway, that`s quite far north. Take a look at the Stornoway Gazette there is a report on a wine investment opportunity (I would have put in the link but it was incredibly slow in loading this morning). A crofter reckons he can grow enough wine to produce a...