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    O well off the booze didnt last long, three bottles of Red, killer juice at 14%, great stuff very slight taste of Athlete's foot yum yum,


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    How long is not long? I'm currently on the wagon again, don't reckon it will last long either! That said, I am making a concerted effort to cut down so I will still limit myself to weekends. Even so, I could never manage 3 bottles of red without - that's insane, dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    O well off the booze didnt last long, three bottles of Red, killer juice at 14%, great stuff very slight taste of Athlete's foot yum yum,

    Should of gone for the 2004 André. More of 'rugby player jock-strap' with only a hint of 'athlete's foot'.

    I'm expecting to be prescribed some antibiotics and will have to be off the sauce (why?). Tonight with a home made dinner of beef stroganoff with wild rice, in my own mushroom sauce, carrots, broccolli, sugarsnap peas, fine beans and sauteed red pepper, I've been slurping a 2006 Tarragona.

    2006 Gran Monasterio de Santa Cruz. 60% Monastrell and 40% Granachia. The latter being unusual for a Tarragona, usually known for the use of Tempranello grapes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Even so, I could never manage 3 bottles of red without - that's insane, dude!
    Just small sips (till the wife goes to bed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Should of gone for the 2004 André. More of 'rugby player jock-strap' with only a hint of 'athlete's foot'.
    That's funny, I had that one, and mine tasted more of fusty tart’s saddle-bag, with a hint of stagnant helmet froth and beaver musk...

    Perhaps mine was corked?

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    I promised the wife to halve my drinking, so I did.

    Now, instead of having a gin and tonic, I just have the gin!

    As a certain meerkat once said "Simples!"

    As for real ale, there are a fair few brewing wonderful blonde bitter in the East Midlands, two examples : Nottingham Brewery and Rock Bitter and EPA (their version of an IPA), and
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    I normally go for a good glugger at no less than 13%. Anything less seems a waste of money!

    Australian wine normally provides the necessary kick but most new world wines will do. and at around £4.50 or less from my local Indian shop it always hits the spot.

    I like a Shiraz or a Merlot with a curry and maybe a cheeky cab/sav with beans on toast. Either way its usually a 2-3 bottle night when I'm not working. much cheaper than the local boozer which can easily be a £35 event.
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    Either way its usually a 2-3 bottle night when I'm not working.
    Wow... You can drink 2-3 bottles of WINE a night???

    That's serious alchy shit, dude!!

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    I drink the equivalent of around a bottle of whiskey every evening Marco As long as you restrict it to the evening it doesn't appear to do too much harm, i don't even get hangovers Been at it for 14 years now with only a few breaks of a day or so, i think the record was 5 days & only due to medication that should have had a seriously adverse reaction with alcohol. Turns out that was a load of cobblers to

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    Mmm... It's your body and your life, mate, but whatever way you cut it, that ain't good for you.

    I'm afraid that all this is an alien world to me, as I only drink is 2-3 glasses of wine occasionally with some meals, and the odd beer, now and again!

    Each to his or her own, but I'm definintely more of a 'quality over quantity' person, when it comes to alcohol. I guess it's the way I've been brought up, and also how people live in Italy

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