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I simply love the way Basques serve wine. Wine should be served in old bottle or jugs and be poured into juice glasses to drink. The wine should not be so big and bold that it overpowers.........Wine is treated like it should be here.......AS FERMENTED GRAPE JUICE, not as a pretentious monstrosity served by snobs to snobs in stemware!

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  1. well there you go - glad you're happy, drink up and be merry

    1. You know, there's something very appealing in what you say.

      1. And don't ever wash them old bottles, jugs and glasses!

        1. Now what should we eat with our rough Basque wine in our fruit jars? Some kind of spicy, peppery stew, I'm guessing.

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          1. re: Perilagu Khan

            Of course! made with mutton, 'cause the lamb has to go to market.

            1. re: mrbigshotno.1

              And lots and lots of sheep cheese

            2. re: Perilagu Khan

              Don't forget the marinated tongue slices!

              1. re: LA Buckeye Fan

                Hmmm. I may just keep to the wine and some peppers and bread.

                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                  More for me! :)

            3. Lots of lamb, pots of beans, and unlimited wine.
              Winnemucca Days :)

              1. Just as they serve wine and beer in the Basque country of spain! Served with lots of pinxtos!

                1. Jambon de Bayoone braised in Madeira with rice pilaf.

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                  1. re: Puffin3

                    Blimey, but that sounds righteous!