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Alcohol

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What is your favourite alcoholic beverage?

Beer, preferably real ale
11
22%
Beer, preferably some poncey foreign lager
4
8%
Cider
1
2%
Whisky
5
10%
Gin
1
2%
Vodka
3
6%
A girly cocktail of some sort
1
2%
A girly liqueur
0
No votes
Wine (describe colour below and origin below)
14
29%
Other (please say below)
1
2%
I don't drink alcohol
8
16%
 
Total votes: 49

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Bryn
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#1 Post by Bryn » July 9th, 2007, 5:28 pm

You may have thought this was going to be all serious and heavy but you can breathe again cos it ain't.

I'm just a bit bevied and a bit curious and trying to be friendly and the poll is completely neutral and unbiased. OK?

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#2 Post by lewist » July 9th, 2007, 5:33 pm

I particularly like Fraoch, Deuchars IPA and all the beers from our local brewery in Aviemore. However, having voted for real ale I have to say I also like whisky, gin and wine; there are probably other drinks I haven't thought of. :party:

ranter
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#3 Post by ranter » July 9th, 2007, 5:52 pm

Definitely red wine. Probably Australian Shiraz!
:wink:

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#4 Post by Maria Mac » July 9th, 2007, 5:53 pm

A very tough poll but in the end I asked myself which would I choose if I was only allowed to drink one of them for the rest of life and I chose wine. I can't narrow it down any further though at the moment I'm partial to Californian, both red and white.

However, I also drink a great deal of whisky (and whiskey) and I confess that my favourite (not that I've tried them all) is Black Bush.

I generally dislike beer apart from certain smooth and fruity ales from the north of England. I love cider.

Girly cocktails and liquers are all fine in their place.

I'm drinking a lot of Pimm's at the moment, nostalgic for the kind of summers I remember in London when the sun actually made an occasional appearance.

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#5 Post by Moose » July 9th, 2007, 5:57 pm

p .. poncey foreign lager?? *faints*

Lager all the way for me :). I rarely drink anything else.

Well obviously, I do drink other things or I'd get dehydrated but I mean ..

okay, you get the picture.
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#6 Post by Noggin » July 9th, 2007, 6:07 pm

I have a similar problem to Maria and have gone with vodka as best for not leaving me with a crashing hangover. I drink it with tonic - I assume that doesn't make it a girly cocktail?

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#7 Post by Alan C. » July 9th, 2007, 6:15 pm

I ticked wine, preferably red but I don't mind the odd glass of white, as long as it's not fizzy.
I like Australian and Californian, but tend to go for European brews to cut down on the "wine miles" is that a bit crazy?
I've just started to make my own, as I grow the fruit anyway, no wine miles at all there, how green is that?

I do like real ale as well, and whisky? Well.............. when in Rome and all that.
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#8 Post by Goldie » July 9th, 2007, 8:08 pm

My husband and I JUST got into wines this past year...
We love a good Cabernet...Washington State or Californian
My current favorite is call Crescendo from Napa Valley.
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#9 Post by Jem » July 10th, 2007, 10:21 am

Poncey foreign lager for me, please, with a nice dry French wine coming a close second.

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#10 Post by Beki » July 10th, 2007, 5:17 pm

Nothing like Vodka Red Bull to get you set up for the weekend!!

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#11 Post by Moonbeam » July 10th, 2007, 6:16 pm

I've just drunk a large pina colada and would like to fly the flag on behalf of girly cocktails everywhere.

I like lager and wine as well but cocktails a bit special aren't they?

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#12 Post by Lifelinking » July 10th, 2007, 6:27 pm

Beer in any form.........

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Like feeding chocolates to a pig...

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#13 Post by gcb01 » July 10th, 2007, 7:39 pm

While I have drunk most things in my life, I now stick mainly to wine with the occasionally quality ale or lager.

The wine I go for is generally New World and red:white about 2:1.

If I had to choose one drink (other than tea) for my desert island it would be a selection of Australian Shiraz.


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#14 Post by scogirl » July 10th, 2007, 10:37 pm

You can't beat a chilled glass of rose, a chilled glass of champagne, a chilled glass of magners... or a warm can of budweiser on the boat....
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#15 Post by whitecraw » July 10th, 2007, 11:38 pm

My favourite tipple?

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DRINK!

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#16 Post by para handy » July 11th, 2007, 12:18 am

real ale every time

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#17 Post by Diane » July 11th, 2007, 11:34 am

I love wine and drink far too much. Generally go for French and red, the more expensive the better.

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#18 Post by Alan C. » July 11th, 2007, 6:36 pm

Diane wrote:I love wine and drink far too much. Generally go for French and red, the more expensive the better.
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#19 Post by petemster » July 16th, 2007, 12:50 am

I suppose I ought to say whisky - that being the only real man's drink -
but I sometimes find that the first six can be a wee bit rough.

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#20 Post by Titanium Wheels » July 16th, 2007, 8:03 am

This is a rather difficult poll. I went with beer but of course enjoy wine and some spirits; single malts are rather good.
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