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by Ian
Tue 05 May 2009 20:10
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Ryanair with Wine...
Replies: 71
Views: 23017

Checked baggage is the stuff that goes in the hold. Cabin baggage max size is 55cms X40cms x 20cms, Because we travel often with Ryanair we incvested in a couple of trolley bags made exactly to that size. Ours were Delsey but I expect most manufacturers make similar ones. Everything has to go inside...
by Ian
Tue 05 May 2009 18:13
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Ryanair with Wine...
Replies: 71
Views: 23017

As a weekly traveller with Ryanair and Easyjet an Electron card is a must. It is not difficult. (though I expect you may have to have a British address). I got mine from HBOS (Halifax Bank of Scotland). Easy peasy - collect a form from any branch, fill it in, enclose photocopy of passport. Card and ...
by Ian
Tue 21 Apr 2009 12:32
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: What do you look for on the label?
Replies: 17
Views: 7166

There is only so much space on wine labels, but I think any information should be kept to facts and not verbose descriptions. Appellation Controlle is useful because one hopes that the contents have met some kind of minimum standard to have earned the permission to use it. If this is a false assumpt...
by Ian
Thu 02 Apr 2009 16:54
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: Markets
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Palalda market - Sunday mornings (April to September only)
by Ian
Fri 30 Jan 2009 09:26
Forum: Travel
Topic: Car Hire Gerona
Replies: 8
Views: 3632

Kathy,
You may be unlucky - it is a busy time. But before you give up on Hertz try booking by phone through their central reservations. Sometimes when the website says there are no cars available - They "appear" when booking by phone.

good luck
by Ian
Fri 08 Aug 2008 08:39
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Congrats to Santiago
Replies: 1
Views: 1479

Congrats to Santiago

For wine buffs familiar with Decanter, the wine magazine - you may be interested to know that there are several articles on wine from the Languedoc and Rousillon in the latest issue. Fine pose of Jonathan on his barrels! in an article debating on AC rules.
by Ian
Mon 05 May 2008 08:36
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: French Wine Confusion
Replies: 31
Views: 11295

Apart from all the all the best bits of getting to know the wines of the region, like tasting, socialising and well, just drinking it, don't forget that a little learning helps make it much more interesting. There are at least two books worth having: Languedoc Roussillon, The wines and winewmaking, ...
by Ian
Sat 09 Feb 2008 22:11
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Port?
Replies: 15
Views: 5913

Each to there own. We were introduced to this wine by owners of the the some of the vinyards whose grapes go into this wine. Chilled is how they served it to us in their home . So that is how we take take it. The more precious, aged Maurys I would not serve chilled, but Pollen is not an aged product...
by Ian
Sat 09 Feb 2008 17:39
Forum: General wine topics
Topic: Port?
Replies: 15
Views: 5913

Marguerite & Steve

I agree with you the "Pollen" Maury is delicious stuff, and is one of our favourite aperatifs. Keep it chilled in the fridge it will last several days, Though a bottle rarely lasts more than 3 days anyway because it is so Mauryish.
Ian
by Ian
Sun 06 Jan 2008 00:46
Forum: Travel
Topic: Car Hire from Gerona Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 8143

We use Hertz and have never had problems with extra charges. If you a regular user, sign up for for their gold card - hire a small car and you usually come away with an upgrade, (from Gerona), if you want it. Also recommend you take out a policy from insurance4carhire.com. Very cheap annual cover co...