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    Senior Member Badgertooth's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by malexthekid View Post
    If you like perite sirah, Bailey's of Glenrowan make a stunning one. The Durifs from Rutherglen range from similar at the lower alcohol content to just straight up delicioyy brutal at the warrabilla end. And I will second Nemo, if you go Warrabilla, they definitely need a couple of years.

    As for stickies, heaps of options here, I imagine NZ must have some nice iced stickies.... As for fortified, my personal opinion is look for Rutherglen in Aus, stunning Muscats, Topaques and tawny's/vintage.

    Let us know what you get.

    My first kid is on the way, I already know I will get an extra half dozen of the S&K Vintage Port that year, and am starting to research on wines with long cellaring potential apart from the usual crazy expensive penfolds grange or henscke hill of grace.
    I will let you know what I get. It's a lot of fun researching wines for aging. Probably old hat to you but when I was researching Aussie wines to cellar i decided to tuck away a few Wynns John Riddochs, which was indulgent and Wynns Black label which is a great drop and an absolute steal for a 20yr wine. Would also like to cellar some Tyrell's Vat 1 semillon but I'd like to try a bottle with some bottle age on it first. I'll keep my eyes peeled for stickies back in AKL. Might be PMing for guidance

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    Appreciate (and am agonized by) the above info about stickies

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    Quote Originally Posted by rami_m View Post
    Cast away?
    Four Season Lanai City only 3k population on this island and owned by Larry Ellison
    http://www.fourseasons.com/lanai/

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    cigarettes, they're like 15 bucks a pack here in Canada though
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    The most expensive, hmmm . . . probably collecting Bordeaux wines, which I eventually gave up because I couldn't possibly replace the bottles of Latour or Las Cases at the pace I could drink them. I definitely appreciate that knives last a heck of a lot longer. . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrutoyNozh View Post
    The most expensive, hmmm . . . probably collecting Bordeaux wines, which I eventually gave up because I couldn't possibly replace the bottles of Latour or Las Cases at the pace I could drink them. I definitely appreciate that knives last a heck of a lot longer. . . .
    i know a guy that had some Lafite Rothchild---- stuff..(i'm no wine expert). his cellar flooded and got super warm...and moldy. he was gonna just dump the entire load, but he gave it to his BIL..who gave me a couple of bottles. i got some friends over to look and they all asked me what i was going to do with it..i opened them. sadly..the unknown heat duration wasted the stuff..it was cool opening up such a cool bottle tho.

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    For me it's the same as many here, anything food related kitchenware, produces, eating out and now knives... and it's not only the money hole, it's the amount of time I spend on all of that.

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    I'd say hunting in general. For a sport that I only do once every two years (strictly sustenance hunting at this stage), I have entirely too much money tied up in rifles, optics, bows, reloading, bow press, etc.

    Quick math in my head puts my hunting gear in the $30-$40K range. Yeesh, now I wish I hadn't done the math!

    All that money tied up in gear for a sport that nowadays consists of me grabbing a inexpensive .270, some binoculars, and a hunting knife once every two years to harvest my sausage deer.

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