Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Investment Advice

If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.

With Enron, you would have had $16.50 left of the original $1000.00.

With WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.

If you had purchased $1000 of Delta Air Lines stock you would have $49.00 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer/wine one year ago, drank all the beer/wine, then turned in the cans/bottles for the recycling REFUND in S.A, you would have had $214.00.

Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to Drink heavily and recycle.

Let people you care about know... and tell them to Start Now!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dead Reds Wake 3 Update

So, what wine are you bringing? I know you all loved my 1966 Auldana St Henri Claret last time (not!!), so this time I thought I'd bring a 1984 Orlando Jacobs Creek Claret!! Can you top that? The challenge has been set!!

Let's see how we go. I've heard of bottles with floaties and even a Port called "Phark" that might get an opening... so, am excited!! Someone's got an 1998 Poet's Corner and we had a 1998 Lenz Moser Cabernet Franc somehow left over from the last event we'll open as well.

We also have our offical "door bitch" (Bruce) on hand who will be making sure each couple (pair) enters with a bottle. Don't panic, you won't be tossed out on your ear if you don't bring one - you will however be asked to purchase a $20 bottle from our wine supplier at the door (from Bruce). **Don't forget entry with any bottle is $10 per person.

Now, about the wine supplier. We have hooked up with a guy who will provide some fabulous wine deals on the night (and possibly into the future as well). So, you'll have a chance to have a taste on the night and order some... well worth it.

As always it takes a few extra players to make events like this fall into place. Previously we've had Yalumba, Toop & Toop, Piper Alderman lawyers, however for this round I'd like to acknowledge the following people and companies who have been outstanding in the support:

Firstly Karen and Princey from
have been a great with contacts and event planning support. Thanks heaps!!

Dana has secured the produce of
which will be there for tasting also on the night. Yummy - can't wait!!

and Steve is providing a coffee alternative. So, you need to give that a try on the night too. Yes, we'll have a barista and everything!!

Finally, we have catering by Mercato's (yum!!) http://www.ilmercato.com.au
and they've provided a donation towards the raffle.

Raffle? Yep, rather than the auction, we have a raffle with some wines and gift vouchers this time... all proceeds and profits from the night will go towards Breast and Prostate Cancer Research. Hence the boobs & balls name. Get it? ah haaa

Catch ya friday @ the Earl in Parkside, from 7pm. Don't be late!!

ps there's an image on the event page and link to pub website to help with directions :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Red wine is for drinking

Dead Reds Wine Group has been formed to celebrate (and send off) the “dead” red wines from our cellars. Do you have any in yours?

These are the wines we’ve been keeping for that special occasion but perhaps we’ve kept them a little too long. They are now ten years old, or older.

What do you do with such wine?

Wine that might still be a corker, or simply “corked”? Worry no more.

Bring out those Dead Reds to share with fellow wine hoarders and their beloved old drops, for an adventurous evening of wine tasting.

Some will be sublime. Some will be vinegar.

That’s what the night is all about.

A prize will be awarded to the deadest Dead Red and the most alive!

Join us and find out how old that bottle can go?

The next "Wake" is listed via FaceBook

Welcome: Group Beginnings

On the eve of a special dinner party, which was to boast a Penfolds Grange, the challenge was set to find a wine that could match such a pedigree red. Alas, all the “special” old wines in the cellar were too old to risk. And that’s when the seed was planted for a special night dedicated to brave wine tasting – to boldly drink what should have already been boldly drunk!

The idea was shared on Facebook and the Dead Reds Wine Group now has over 150 members. Quarterly events are held called “Wakes”.

Wakes are evenings of sensory highs and lows, and animated conversation where you will hear such Dead Reds-inspired turns of phrase as:

Gnarly ancient Barossa vines produce treasures! Crawford

What is wine? Pleasure, pure pleasure! Gianluca

Nectar of god, hangover from hell. Trev

Makes boring people interesting beyond belief. Jeff

Winter, Cosy Fire, Red-in-hand, sweet desire! Fiona