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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogie Oglethorpe View Post
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    BBC has some decent shows. Fortunately we MeriKanize them for our Canadian friends.
    Those of us with any taste whatsoever go with the originals. You guys really know how to ruin fine shows.
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    They can probably get their fill of that from Quebec.

    Speaking of...

    This will be the interesting detail.

    Officials are also discussing Canada's supply management system, which protects poultry and dairy farmers, she said.
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    "Successful English winery" = your post smells of BS
    There is a wine growing tradition in parts of England going back to Roman times, a lot of wineries got ripped up in WW1 & WW2 due to the need to maximize food calories, but in recent decades they've really made a big come back and with climate change/warming there will be a lot more in the future. Since 1990 the number of acres devoted to wine grapes in the UK has gone up 10 times. That's big growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinner View Post
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    Since 1990 the number of acres devoted to wine grapes in the UK has gone up 10 times. That's big growth.
    Anyone care to wager on what the actual figure is?

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    According to Wikipedia the English and Welsh provide around 1% of the wine in the United Kingdom's domestic market. Impressive!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_fr...United_Kingdom
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    Here's the answer. Don't spoil the extent of Oerdin's wrongness for yourself until you've had a chance to guess!

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    929 hectares of English vineyards in 1990 grew to 1,324 hectares in 2010, an increase of only 43 percent.

    http://www.englishwineproducers.com/stats.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wezil View Post
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    Those of us with any taste whatsoever go with the originals. You guys really know how to ruin fine shows.
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    Well, I did find this:

    Wine Regions

    The extreme heat waves and frosts that come with climate change affect soil conditions, so much so that the world's most prestigious wine regions from Bordeaux to Rioja to Napa Valley could be unable to grow quality grapes by the end of the century. To put it in perspective, temperatures in California's Napa (home to 45,000 acres of vineyards) could jump two degrees in the next 30 years, which would upset the balance of sweetness and acidity crucial to good wine, and essentially shrink America's most famous wine-producing region by 50 percent. The conditions are so extreme in Europe that long-established wine epicenters could be pushed northward to England and Scotland as continental temperatures rise. In fact, Brits are already ramping up the production of sparkling wines, traditionally the domain of France's Champagne region: In 1990, England was home to 140 acres devoted to sparkling-wine grapes; by 2010, the number spiked to 1,360.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wezil View Post
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    Speaking of...

    This will be the interesting detail.

    Officials are also discussing Canada's supply management system, which protects poultry and dairy farmers, she said.

    Not really.

    The federal government is either impregable or hopeless in areas where dismantling supply management would be an issue.

    Their ideology, and the fact that supply management is a major obstacle in trade deals on more than one front spells the end of the system, and consumers will cheer lower prices for eggs and dairy.

    Ask prairie farmers who like the Wheat Board how this plays out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupac Shakur View Post
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    Here's the answer. Don't spoil the extent of Oerdin's wrongness for yourself until you've had a chance to guess!

    Spoiler:
    929 hectares of English vineyards in 1990 grew to 1,324 hectares in 2010, an increase of only 43 percent.

    http://www.englishwineproducers.com/stats.htm
    Not to mention the fact that that's a tiny pin ***** of overall land area.

    There's actually a tiny vineyard in Cardiff itself. If you get the angle just right on a nice Summer's day with the castle in the background, you could almost imagine you were on the Rhine...

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    English wine is so-so. I have some Canadian ice-wine at home that I got as a gift. Is it any good?

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    American Office > UK Office
    UK Cracker > American Cracker
    UK Skins > American Skins

    You will lose this game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoetstofzoetje View Post
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    English wine is so-so. I have some Canadian ice-wine at home that I got as a gift. Is it any good?
    Yes. Yellow snow is good for you.
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    UK Cracker > American Cracker
    UK Skins > American Skins

    You will lose this game.
    American All In The Family > Whatever the hell the UK version was.
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    American Sanford and Son > UK Steptoe and Son
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    American Sanford and Son > UK Steptoe and Son

    American Cosby > UK One Foot In The Grave

    American Dear John > UK Dear John

    American Too Close For Comfort > UK Keep It In The Family
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    American All In The Family > Whatever the hell the UK version was.
    Trivia I am unaware of.

    Did the UK version come first?
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    American Sanford and Son > UK Steptoe and Son

    American Cosby > UK One Foot In The Grave

    American Dear John > UK Dear John

    American Too Close For Comfort > UK Keep It In The Family
    That looks like a bunch of bad TV (regardless of what side of the pond you are on).
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    x-you'd

    If it didn't, it would be on the other list.

    edit: Till Death Do Us Part
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    English wine is so-so. I have some Canadian ice-wine at home that I got as a gift. Is it any good?
    It's really good for dessert.
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    x-me & da fake'd

    Now I know you're just taking pot shots. :\
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    x-me'd

    Now I know you're just taking pot shots. :\
    Huh? Because I call Sandford and Son bad TV?

    It was.
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    I would berate you for throwing Cosby and Dear John in with it, but you already disqualified yourself as a critic of any standing with your dismissal of All In The Family.
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    I'll give All in the Family it's due but confess I haven't seen the original to compare.

    Cosby and Dear John deserve the place I gave them.
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    Have you seen the originals? I have.

    Remember, we're comparing specific shows here.
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    They must have been pretty damn bad if you think the US versions were better.
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    TV talk aside....

    I'd really like to discuss the thread topic but it appears the thread starter isn't even interested.
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    I've made a few observations, no one seems to be interested.

    Now what with the oil?
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    They must have been pretty damn bad if you think the US versions were better.
    They can't all be Red Green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannubis View Post
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    so, what exactely are we, euros, going to export to you, canadians, that the chinese can not deliver at half the price ?
    Beer, Wine (that is, real beer and wine, not something that just looks like this ), Pretzels, dutch Poffertjes and stealth subs
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