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  • Dougs 17 Feb 2021 09:50:20 99,628 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    @Zerobob

    Iíve tried that many times but soon give up after the third time I get a dirty look from whoever is going to the bar and I say vodka Diet Coke instead of pint please


    Sorry

    Edited by Dougs at 09:50:54 17-02-2021
  • THFourteen 17 Feb 2021 09:50:36 54,683 posts
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    Lmao

    To be fair you get a dirty look from the bar staff in the pins for that too.

    Edited by THFourteen at 09:51:04 17-02-2021
  • docrob 17 Feb 2021 09:53:48 1,776 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    My recycling is significantly up! Normally I'm drinking spirits, but instead I'm doing two or three AF a night so it's definitely mounting up.

    That wine / not wine thing is interesting. Did you tend to drink too much wine otherwise?
    Oh, hell yes. Wine is our weakness - particularly the wifeís. She actually finds it easier not to drink at all than to just have a glass. Hence the plan that we only have wine a couple of times a week and then we stop after a bottle. I like beer, but I donít tend to drink it at home much. I also rarely overdo it with beer, based largely on the sheer volume needed.
  • Dirt3 17 Feb 2021 10:06:36 1,643 posts
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    Worst thing about wine for me is the fact that once it is open you are under pressure to complete the bottle before it goes off. This is much reduced if you are in a pair because you can quaff it together.

    That and the horrible headache red wine gives me.

    I suppose the best thing is that red supposedly has health benefits.
  • Dougs 17 Feb 2021 10:10:03 99,628 posts
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    Linked it before:

    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CYGGQX8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_SX320HX0JY1EF2VF2M7D
  • Rum_Monkey 17 Feb 2021 10:28:12 2,937 posts
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    Come on Dougs, we know the bottles gone before you even bother to get that out of the drawer.

    Edited by Rum_Monkey at 10:28:38 17-02-2021
  • Dougs 17 Feb 2021 10:55:17 99,628 posts
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    I'm a lush but I can rarely do 2 bottles...
  • Psychotext 17 Feb 2021 11:06:43 70,155 posts
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    Zerobob wrote:
    My friends all see spirits as "end of the night" drinks, after all the beer, but I'm sticking to spirits permanently from now on, start to finish.
    That's what I've done recently. I'm man enough to happily drink a gin and tonic whilst others are supping ales too. :)

    Dougs wrote:
    Linked it before:

    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CYGGQX8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_SX320HX0JY1EF2VF2M7D
    I just bought one of those, but in reality it's not going to do me any good as I don't think it's going to keep the wine good for a week? Or does it?

    Edited by Psychotext at 11:08:03 17-02-2021
  • hedben2013 17 Feb 2021 11:07:25 2,098 posts
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    I'm also in the "If I start it I'll finish it" camp for wine. Mrs hedben doesn't drink except for one gin at weekends, so if I open a bottle I'm the only one drinking it, and it's far too easy to drain one if I'm up past 11 gaming.

    I even switched from red to white at some point last year because I'd accepted that the bottle was going to go, and figured emptying a bottle of 12% Pinot Grigio is slightly better than 13.5% Shiraz.

    Then when I realised that's still not really how it should go, and also the glass recycling was overflowing, I switched to gin. Not draining that in one go, genuinely I think it helped (a bit)
  • HarryPalmer 17 Feb 2021 14:40:41 6,350 posts
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    Those wine stoppers are really good, they create a vacuum and yes the wine will be good for a week in my experience.
  • mrpon 17 Feb 2021 14:41:56 37,233 posts
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    I've heard some people use them as butt plugs.
  • HarryPalmer 17 Feb 2021 14:43:00 6,350 posts
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    As long as itís one or the other Iíd say go for it.
  • HarryPalmer 17 Feb 2021 14:43:01 6,350 posts
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    As long as itís one or the other Iíd say go for it.
  • mrpon 17 Feb 2021 14:44:07 37,233 posts
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    You sound nervous. I'm not judging.
  • Psychotext 17 Feb 2021 14:49:02 70,155 posts
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    HarryPalmer wrote:
    Those wine stoppers are really good, they create a vacuum and yes the wine will be good for a week in my experience.
    Hmm. I may have to give that a try then.
  • imamazed 17 Feb 2021 14:58:52 6,662 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    HarryPalmer wrote:
    Those wine stoppers are really good, they create a vacuum and yes the wine will be good for a week in my experience.
    Hmm. I may have to give that a try then.
    A week for a particularly robust red maybe. I have it and use it occasionally. It definitely helps, but you can notice a decline in quality in white wine after 2 days and red wine 3/4 days. Definitely worth having, but not a miracle saver.
  • Dougs 17 Feb 2021 15:06:42 99,628 posts
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    You lot clearly have more refined palates than me! In theory, you can get a good few weeks out of a bottle when using a vacuvin, as long as the seal is good. There may be a slight decline in quality, but it doesn't spoil IME. Really don't think a slight drop matters that much with £6-8 bottles of wine.
  • imamazed 17 Feb 2021 15:08:53 6,662 posts
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    @Dougs No that's a fair point - certainly it'll stop wines spoiling for much longer.

    I certainly notice the difference in quality after a few days, but yeh fair enough it depends on your habits/tastes etc.

    Edited by imamazed at 15:09:09 17-02-2021
  • Dougs 17 Feb 2021 15:10:53 99,628 posts
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    I am not particularly fussy when it comes to wine (and beer). No such thing as a bad wine, just some are better than others!
  • Rum_Monkey 17 Feb 2021 15:12:35 2,937 posts
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    You've never had Greek wine before then.
  • Psychotext 17 Feb 2021 15:13:11 70,155 posts
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    Shame. It would generally be a week between for me.

    Maybe I should decant into a smaller bottle to reduce the chance for oxygen in the bottle too. I have inert gas as an option too (I use it for preserving my higher end spirits), but it seems like a waste on some random supermarket red. :D

    Though not £8 bottles. Wish I could find stuff I liked for that cheap!

    Edited by Psychotext at 15:14:02 17-02-2021
  • Dougs 17 Feb 2021 15:14:27 99,628 posts
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    When in Greece and all that
  • Dougs 17 Feb 2021 15:16:43 99,628 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Shame. It would generally be a week between for me.

    Maybe I should decant into a smaller bottle to reduce the chance for oxygen in the bottle too. I have inert gas as an option too (I use it for preserving my higher end spirits), but it seems like a waste on some random supermarket red. :D

    Though not £8 bottles. Wish I could find stuff I liked for that cheap!
    Pfft, Casillero del Diablo Cab Sav ftw.

    I am too much of a lush and not wealthy enough to be a Ponce about wine!
  • Psychotext 17 Feb 2021 15:20:04 70,155 posts
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    I don't spend much more, but I'm yet to find any good reds of the style I like below say, £12-13.

    I only maybe drink 20 bottles in a year, so I'm not too concerned about what I pay for them.

    Edited by Psychotext at 15:20:31 17-02-2021
  • imamazed 17 Feb 2021 15:26:08 6,662 posts
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    I think bigger Waitroses have a good selection of 35cl bottles fwiw. Well, not a huge selection obviously, but like 10-12 varieties as opposed to 3-4.

    EDIT - 35 or 37.5? I think they're 37.5cl actually

    Edited by imamazed at 15:26:43 17-02-2021
  • Psychotext 17 Feb 2021 15:34:59 70,155 posts
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    I was unaware of that. Pretty cool if you want to try a new one.
  • Zerobob 17 Feb 2021 15:40:22 2,962 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Zerobob wrote:
    My friends all see spirits as "end of the night" drinks, after all the beer, but I'm sticking to spirits permanently from now on, start to finish.
    That's what I've done recently. I'm man enough to happily drink a gin and tonic whilst others are supping ales too. :)
    Damn right. I find when I do that others follow suit... then all the rounds suddenly cost £40.

    I sometimes just drink straight bourbon, leaving no question who the real man is :)
  • souvlaki 17 Feb 2021 15:51:28 1,181 posts
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    Rum_Monkey wrote:
    You've never had Greek wine before then.
    Nowt wrong with Greek wine.
  • quadfather 17 Feb 2021 16:31:43 38,797 posts
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    Apart from Retsina
  • BreadBinLidHero 17 Feb 2021 18:58:27 10,657 posts
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    I've tried so hard to like wine, but it's vile. White and rose are so sharp it's like drinking vinegar, and the less said about red the better. I'm the same with cider.

    Perhaps I should've voted Leave.
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