carew66 Posted January 13, 2011 Report Share Posted January 13, 2011 My next door neighbour is a wine importer. German guy. Don't see him often. We are on nodding terms but it was his missus that dropped a catalogue off a few months ago together with a couple of bottles of very nice Chateau Can't Remember free, gratis and for nothing. So, anyway - I've ringed a few bottles in the list just before Christmas as I wanted to treat myself. All were in the 1200 - 1500 baht bracket. He does some good shit for that price. Then the maid (who gabs with the said guy's mother-in-law over the wall all day, most days) decided to 'help' and informed me that she'd put the order in and that it was only 1100 baht to hand over, which I dutifully did and crossed it off my 'to do' list. What could go wrong, eh? Well, I ended up with a fucking demi-john:5 litres - of Merlot. Maid was obviously thinking that this was a good deal! After all, stupid Carew was going to spend more than that on just one measly bottle. Falangs, eh? Ah, well - so I unscrewed the cap (!) on Boxing Day and to be honest the first few glasses were pretty drinkable considering. The day after of course, I was the proud owner of 4.5 litres of really good vinegar! Upside - my sauces and stuff have been boosted since, but I've been even using it in 'mop' marinades when I've been barbecuing! It's one of those 'culture clashes'. The lass thought she was doing good so I haven't the heart to get grumpy. This time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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