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Pop A Cork - Wine


johnny reb 50 | 7,221
13 Dec 2022 #121
Why ruin a good quality wine ?

Not if it's good quality wine, and in any case you only have a few glasses.

It's never good to mix alcholic drinks such as beer and whiskey or whiskey and wine or wine and beer.
Any professional drinker knows that causes serious hang overs.
Campari is an Italian alcoholic liqueur obtained from the infusion of herbs and fruit in alcohol and water.
To mix that with a quality sparkling wine sounds like a vomit inducing headache to me.
Sounds like something Ha Ha Hairy would drink for a Christmas drink.
jon357 75 | 22,638
13 Dec 2022 #122
Why ruin a good quality wine ?

Ruin?

Spritz Veneziano is a classic drink, With Campari, Aperol or Select.

Haven't you had it in Venice at sunset? Thousands do daily.

beer

I prefer Picon, which of course in France is traditionally mixed with beer.
Alien 20 | 5,227
15 Dec 2022 #123
classic drink,

Classic drink in Italy is Chianti Classico.🍷
Miloslaw 21 | 4,790
15 Dec 2022 #124
Have you ever seen W.C. Fields?

Yeah, now I suspect that he actually was drunk in all those films...still very funny though....I have just read a story about the making of the film "Lawrence of Arabia" and apparently both Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif spent most of their time drunk out of their skulls!
jon357 75 | 22,638
15 Dec 2022 #125
Chianti Classico

Among many many others.

Yeah, now I suspect that he actually was drunk in all those films.

He was. He was permanently sozzled while filming.

Not the only famous actor to go in front of the camera drunk.
Joker 3 | 2,242
15 Dec 2022 #126
..I have just read a story about the making of the film "

Watch "the bank dick".
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
18 Dec 2022 #127
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Joker 3 | 2,242
18 Dec 2022 #128
Are you referring to Bacchus? The God of wine.



Alien 20 | 5,227
18 Dec 2022 #129
Bacchus

has a pronounced gynecomastia as a symptom of liver cirrhosis typical of alcoholics....
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
25 Dec 2022 #130
Got a bottle of Josh Reserve North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 for a Christmas present.
Most enjoyable.
Alien 20 | 5,227
25 Dec 2022 #131
Most enjoyable - means already drunk?. It's a pity, wine is a living product. It can be stored for years. After few years it's mostly better.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
25 Dec 2022 #132
No not drunk, a pleasant glow though.

It can be stored for years. After few years it's mostly better.

Not true for all wine.
Especially the sweet white wines that will sugar out on you.
Mine doesn't last that long so I dom't worry about that happening.
Joker 3 | 2,242
26 Dec 2022 #133
Wine sucks. And the same goes for putrid coffee. I always laugh at the sheeple waiting in the Starbucks drive thru as I jovially drive past.

Wouldn't it be quicker to just go inside? Just saying.

I love watching coffee addicts freaking out when they run out of their java as well. They panic more than a junkie at a methadone clinic ! lol

They are the first ones to criticize pot smokers while they are slaves to caffeine and totally oblivious how hypocritical they sound.

Its only yuppies that drink wine and coffee..... Real men drink Beer!! Hahaha
jon357 75 | 22,638
26 Dec 2022 #134
Its only yuppies that drink wine and coffee

Most people in the world who drink both are men

Beer

Most of which is fizzy muck.
Alien 20 | 5,227
26 Dec 2022 #135
who drink both are men

My wife drinks both and she is not a man.🤔
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
26 Dec 2022 #136
Are you sure ?
Has she always been a woman ?
This is 2022 ya know.
pawian 223 | 24,571
26 Dec 2022 #137
Are you sure ?

Yes, he is. Why are you so doubtful??? Like Doubting Thomas.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
27 Dec 2022 #138
In this day and age you never know with all the screwed-up Woke alphabet yo yo's that "identify".
pawian 223 | 24,571
27 Dec 2022 #139
Woke alphabet yo yo's that "identify".

Americans invented and propagated it in the world. You should respect your compatriots` achievements.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
28 Dec 2022 #140
You should respect yours (PiS) achievements too as in practice what you preach. Simple
Now either get back on topic or get the f - out of here.
jon357 75 | 22,638
28 Dec 2022 #141
You should respect your compatriots` achievements.

One od their sillier 'achievements' was prohibition of alcohol, pushed by evangelical Christians who thought they knew what was good for other people. It led to the rise of the mafia there and a number of other undesirable things.

Much better to have a glass of wine.
pawian 223 | 24,571
28 Dec 2022 #142
either get back on topic

But it was you who started that stupid off topic exchange about LGBT+ in a wine thread. Check your post 136 where you asked: Has she always been a woman ?

pushed by evangelical Christians who thought they knew what was good for other people

They had seen too many families ruined by alcohol, too many poor kids and homeless people in streets. The reasons to ban alcohol looked very serious to them.
jon357 75 | 22,638
28 Dec 2022 #143
The reasons to ban alcohol looked very serious to them.

That was a big thing in the nineteenth century Methodist boom in the UK, mostly in industrial cities.

Probably too in America, however there, the impetus came from small town and rural WASPs. One explanation I read was that the existing settlers whose roots were in the UK and who were ultra-prot were shocked by more recent immigrants from beer-drinking Germany and from parts of the r*SSian empire.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
29 Dec 2022 #144
it was you who started that stupid off topic exchange about LGBT+ in a wine thread. Check your post 136

Nope, I made a one liner joker that deserved no response, and it was YOU in the following post #137 that responded to it to take it Off-Topic.

The reasons to ban alcohol looked very serious to them.

Understandable as just look at all the lives that it has ruined and all the problems that it has caused.
Alcohol, like any other drug, should not be abused.
Alien 20 | 5,227
30 Dec 2022 #145
A week's holiday by the sea. Sparkling wine improves mood. No deadlines, great.💯🖕
jon357 75 | 22,638
30 Dec 2022 #146
A week's holiday by the sea

Likewise. We're taking one in a few weeks, after I finish this stint on the dark continent. The criteria for choosing the place was a. convenient flights from Warsaw, b. warm weather in winter, c. very good food, d. cultural stuff and e. very good wine, not necessarily in that order.

Sparkling wine improves mood.

This shall be a significant part of it.
johnny reb 50 | 7,221
30 Dec 2022 #147
Not a convenient flight from Warsaw however getting there is half the fun.
Have you ever been to the British Virgin Islands ?
Great food, a pirates culture, 24 to 28 C everyday in the winter with 90% sunshine.
You may have to switch from wine to rum coolers.
jon357 75 | 22,638
30 Dec 2022 #148
Probably better weather there than anywhere in Europe. We're still looking at destinations and it'll only be for a long weekend due to family stuff. Plus added complications that we're going there from different countries and returning home to Poland together.

One annoying thing is that although from Manchester or London, there are cheapish flights almost everywhere, from Warsaw there are fewer. Still, there are good possibilities, the south of France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Morocco; all with very nice wines and food.

My preference is France but probably we'll end up going somewhere hotter. Bari sounds interesting; not much tourism although there should be given how nice it looks and the food and wine in that region is supposed to be excellent. Plus, they have direct flights from Warsaw. I fancied Gibraltar (sounds interesting to see a bit of Britain on the Mediterranean) but it's not an easy journey from Poland so we probably won't.

Wherever we go, whether France, Spain, Italy or further, the wine will probably be both nice and cheap.

The Caribbean sounds fun. I've only been to Grand Bahama however that was for work a couple of times. The last time I was there, they met me at the airport and took me in a police car to meet the ship. The policeman turned round and said "if you've got anything with you, smoke it now in the car since they might be checking for stuff today". Made me wish I'd had some...
Alien 20 | 5,227
31 Dec 2022 #149
Taittinger vintage 2009 - Happy New Year. Prost.
pawian 223 | 24,571
1 Jan 2023 #150
Alcohol, like any other drug, should not be abused.

Exactly. But tell it to alcoholics.

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