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Post by Fangirl Three on Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:47 pm

The correct thread for posting drinking-related updates. oh no

I myself have got some Tesco Finest Cotes de Gascogne on the go, and if anything it's nastier than their standard CdG. It could be P*ss de Paul Gascoigne for all I know.
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Post by Fangirl Three on Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:22 pm

Seriously, it's like vodka and lemon juice, except not so nice.

This wine is like vodka and lemon juice, I mean. Not P de PG. Though if that tasted like vodka too it wouldn't be all that surprising.
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Post by Nightjar on Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:33 pm

Fangirl Three wrote:The correct thread for posting drinking-related updates. oh no

I myself have got some Tesco Finest Cotes de Gascogne on the go, and if anything it's nastier than their standard CdG. It could be P*ss de Paul Gascoigne for all I know.

It's very 'old lady's knicker drawer' perfume-y that Gazza's Old Coat stuff.

Nasty.

But cheap. sad yes


My advice is always - if on a budget, get Pino Palladino Pinot Grigio.

Always bland, always inoffensive, always 12% vol.

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Post by Fangirl Three on Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:48 pm

Nightjar wrote:Always bland, always inoffensive, always 12% vol.

You've struck a chord there, because alc by vol is almost** always my primary consideration when choosing wine. In a typical weekend* I'll start on Friday with 10.5%, then go up one 0.5% step each day.

*This wasn't a typical weekend because of my WFF yesterday. This morning in Tescos I was looking for an 11.5% wine, and rejected the bland but reliable Vina Sol because it was £7.50 when the CdG was only £5. I'll know better next time.

**The exception is when I want to treat myself to champagne (always 12% or 12.5%) or Chablis (always 12.5%).
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Post by Nightjar on Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:20 pm

Isn't there an Aldi or Lidl near you? dunno

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Post by flibbington2.0 on Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:35 pm

I didn't drink much last night. But it was just the right amount if white rum to make me feel turgid this morning.
It's Sunday though, so there's going to be a cooked breakfast to help me kickstart. If only I had a glass of water with me. But too tired to get up.
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Post by Fangirl Three on Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:35 am

Nightjar wrote:Isn't there an Aldi or Lidl near you? dunno

I went in Aldi once and there was 1 checkout open with 5 people with full trolleys queuing. And I went in a Lidl once with my friend and they were really rude (the Lidlians, not my friend). I've boycotted both chains ever since.
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Post by Nightjar on Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:15 pm

You shouldn't let that put you off.

I reckon that was earlier, before they cleaned up the stores' layouts, modernised and upped the general game.

I urge you to go back.

There is still usually a bit more queuing to do, but the produce - and the wines - are better and cheaper.

Aldi are very good and have, booze-wise, a smaller more consistent line of wines and some 'guests'*, Lidl for booze are terrific - a really large selection of more-or-less permanent wines and then loads of smaller batches of 'while stocks last' wines.

They'll have loads of Old and New World wines, Hungarian Tokays, Austrian Gruner Veltliners, Moroccan syrahs, English sparkling wines and things like Barolo or Chateauneuf du Papes for much less than they cost at Tescbury's and Waitrissons.

*e.g. a really fine French Chardonnay for £4.79, a nice crisp Gruner Veltliner for £4.99, a safe old Pinot-G for £4.19, a brilliant Californian Zinfandel/Shiraz, and - at the mo' - a really lovely sparkling Pinot-G for £5.99 (it's in a squat bottle, like a posh champagne).

Be brave, young lady - go back! box

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Post by Fangirl Three on Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:49 pm

Nightjar wrote:You shouldn't let that put you off.

I reckon that was earlier, before they cleaned up the stores' layouts, modernised and upped the general game.

Well, the Aldi incident was the day the final Harry Potter book came out, in 2007. And the Lidl one would have been circa 2013.

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Post by Nightjar on Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:25 pm

I'm quite drink.

Alsdo, I've just got very annoyed with the staff at Aldi.

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Post by Fangirl Three on Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:52 pm

I'm drinking delicious Chablis in honour of my holidays.

It doesn't seem to be working though. Maybe it's just that 'getting used to being on holiday' feeling.
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Post by Nightjar on Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:10 pm

Is it a bit like drinking Châteauneuf-du-Pape at the funfair?

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Post by Fangirl Three on Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:53 pm

A funfair is no place to be drunk. And I don't like red wine anyway.
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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:31 pm

I’m having an aquavit, first time since about 1991 shifty

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Post by Fangirl Three on Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:03 am

I've just bought a bottle of Meursault aristojar

Sadly, it's not all for me, it's my contribution to the Fanfamily Three Christmas dinner.

I might get another one for Christmas Eve, to have all to myself, actually.
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Post by Fangirl Three on Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:50 am

I have an hangover bawl
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Post by Fangirl Three on Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:24 am

I feel a bit better now, but still not great
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Post by The Call of the Wendigo on Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:46 am

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Post by Fangirl Three on Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:58 am

I've had to take some paracetamol+codeine.

Hopefully the codeine will take effect any minute now.
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Post by Fangirl Three on Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:01 am

Fangirl Three wrote:I've had to take some paracetamol+codeine.

Hopefully the codeine will take effect any minute now.

Ah, here it comes bounce
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