A Conversation for Mexico City, Mexico

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Post 21

Fourmyle

I had a glass of home made rubarb wine a couple of days back that far outclassed alot of the commercial stuff the liquor board sells. Almost enough to get me back into giving it a shot myself, just have to track down my copy of Duncan Gillespie's "Light Hearted Winemaking" and have at it. As I recall the Tanunda had a somewhat chemical smell with overtones of pit sock , I don't remember if I actually swallowed any of it though.


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Post 22

Dudemeister

My Scottish granny used to make excellent fruit and berry wines. She had a large stock in the basement always, so it would be aged for a few years before drinking. She made some gooseberry wine to celebrate the birth of her grandchildren, and was to be opened on the 21st birthday - My vintage '65 was very nice. Alot of the process of making them was simple in many cases you chuck a bunch of mashed fruit, water and sugar in a bucket, and let it ferment from naturally occurring yeasts.


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Post 23

Fourmyle

Considering the long history of wine making , the process has to be pretty easy to do , now doing it well ; there is the art.


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Post 24

Dudemeister

Pretty much the same with anything else. You could make "chunderbrau" or wine. You could argue it is pretty easy to be president of a company - just show up and tell a few people what to do - then doing it well would involve being a visionary and leader with a good ability to get things done and make your company valuable and investors rich.


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Post 25

Dudemeister

Getting back on topic (?) you could build a Pyramid or pile of rubble.


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Post 26

Fourmyle

The Aztec pyramids have alot in common with the rubble piles actually , they tend to be layers of newer larger pyramids overtop of older ones. Not like the single unit constructions in Egypt for instance. Limestone is pretty easy to shape to , but on the down side after 500 years of erosion alot of features are fading away.


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Post 27

Dudemeister

A fine example of that is the temple in Mexico City. It is basically a cross section of the thing, and a sewer pipe drilled trought the middle of it!


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Post 28

Fourmyle

Mexico City has a whole extra layer of problems to deal with ( sinking for one ). I found it interesting to see some of the old drainage ( and probably sewer ) system in Palenque still working. Basically just saw a rectangular opening , obviously fitted stonework , maybe 10 feet wide and 4 high , with a solid stream of water falling from it. This came out of part of the city thats still burried under jungle.


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Post 29

yet another nickname

The best tequila brands are Hornitos and Jimador. Tequila is considered to be a wonderful remedy for colds.


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Post 30

yet another nickname

The best tequila brands are Hornitos and Jimador. Tequila is considered to be a wonderful remedy for colds.

(I'm not making any money for publicity, it's just what folks in Mexico say)


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