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Currying favour with a glass of Stormhoek

Update: Arun from Green Saffron has commented on my earlier post about this. He'd like all Curry Two-ers to know what he does. A pity he wasn't with us to pitch.

Curry 2.0 turned out to be a great beano entirely, and it's only because all the night owls and early birds who attended are starting to pull up the worms - Conor and Dennis both have posts up already - that I'm throwing a few words together to make it look as though I'm all efficient and techno-trousered too.

Thanks indeed to Paul Walsh of Segala for hosting the event. I came away with a heap of business cards and, for a change, I fully intend to follow up some of the great ideas and possible initiatives they represent.

I was so busy talking that I missed out on one or two of the very fine dishes on offer. And so busy thinking as I drove home that I ended up taking the scenic diversion to Cork. The road less travelled, ahem.

If any of those present have any comments on the WINE that was drunk, please let me know. I'm sure Chris Smith from Stormhoek would be very interested to know what you thought. And in case you're feeling timid, just count yerselves lucky I wasn't doing a vox pop at the end of the evening:

10 thoughts on “Currying favour with a glass of Stormhoek”

  • Conor O'Neill

    It was great to finally meet you last night Julian. I bailed at 11pm after sampling far too much of the Stormhoek range.

    I liked the Sauvignon Blanc. Not quite up to NZ standards (as I blogged way back when Hugh was sending out the free bottles) but one of the best South Africans I've tried.

    I thought the Pinot Grigio was a bit forgettable. I didn't try the red but the comments around me were positive.

    I know nothing about Rosé. I've never had it like that before with ice and lemon but it was a lovely refreshing drink that I'll be trying again.

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  • Julian

    Thanks, Conor. I wish we'd had a bit more of a chat. Next time! Breakfast 2.0 or whatever. Thank you, too for the valuable comments on the wine. I really like the Couture rosé. Smells like roses, what's more, before you pour it on the rocks. It's specially made for ice, though - most regular rosé would just be washed away.

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  • JAMES HAYES

    some time back i met a man who had a masters in wine, and do you know what he said never drink Couture rose. me if i like it i drink it.
    will some one start drinking the engkish wines, some of the are great.
    james

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  • Paul Walsh

    I'm in the middle of writing a post and realised we don't have the winner pitch on video - did you capture it Julian?

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  • Julian

    Hi Paul,

    Truth really is stranger than fiction. Yes I did - I've just found it among all the clips I took and will put it up right soon.

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  • Paul Walsh

    Great! Would be good if you could send me the files too (if at all possible).

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  • Julian

    I'll try to get on top of this while the iron's hot. I suppose a disc would make most sense, would it? Or is there a better way?

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  • Paul Walsh

    eeeew a disk? I'm sure one of my guys can save the files if you upload to YouTube.

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  • Julian

    I thought you'd say that. I'll send as many as I can to YouTube before I leave work, but it's kinda slow. The rest tomorrow I hope.

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