Following At what point are you an alcoholic? Page 48

  • Dougs 17 Feb 2021 19:12:28 100,298 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:


    That's what I've done recently. I'm man enough to happily drink a gin and tonic whilst others are supping ales too. :)

    My father in law, 70 this year, was in pubs in the 70s when in the RAF drinking white wine as his mates drank ale. Fair play, not sure if have has the stones to do that in my early 20s
  • Rum_Monkey 17 Feb 2021 19:19:26 3,361 posts
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    BreadBinLidHero wrote:
    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.
    Probably been drinking Greek wine.
  • Cappy 17 Feb 2021 19:49:22 14,360 posts
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    Wine is the Devil's ball sweat.

    The only thing that gives me a worse time is cider.
  • Armoured_Bear 17 Feb 2021 20:21:13 31,146 posts
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    BreadBinLidHero wrote:
    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.
    FFS.
  • Stuz359 17 Feb 2021 20:29:11 481 posts
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    Drink better wine.
  • BreadBinLidHero 17 Feb 2021 20:38:46 10,751 posts
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    FWIW on numerous occassions I've been given wine which, I have been told, is high quality and although it was obviously better than whatever mass market wine I tried I can't say I found it pleasant.

    I have genuinely tried to like it but to no avail.
  • dfunked09 17 Feb 2021 20:38:52 2,276 posts
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    British wine!
  • Dougs 17 Feb 2021 23:25:20 100,298 posts
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    @BreadBinLidHero heathen, you've got some great vineyards on your doorstep! Go and do a proper tasting session!
  • Psychotext 17 Feb 2021 23:48:49 70,593 posts
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    Snorkeller AF stuff looks properly fancy. Hopefully the taste holds up to the presentation.

    Edit - Yeah, it's not bad. Don't know if it might be a little too salty for me (Sea Salt IPA), but at least it's interesting.

    Edited by Psychotext at 23:51:57 17-02-2021
  • Cappy 19 Feb 2021 21:29:49 14,360 posts
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    Stuz359 wrote:
    Drink better wine.
    A valid point.

    It's difficult to justify throwing money at the problem when you just don't enjoy wine in the first place. Paying out for something hoping you dislike it slightly less is still an overall lose.

    Then there is the fact that all the bad experiences I've ever had with alcohol have involved wine, besides a dreadful experiment with cider, whatever it is that distinguishes these things from spirits makes me so incredibly ill that I'd probably start feeling ill just from looking at a cider bottle. That's the point where the sub-conscious steps in; 'Thinking of drinking that? Not on my watch pal!'.
  • anephric 19 Feb 2021 21:40:51 5,204 posts
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    I've never really drunk much beer, I've always been a shorts man. I didn't realise that this was somehow less masculine than necking my way through ten gassy pints.
  • anephric 19 Feb 2021 21:42:22 5,204 posts
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    I'm not a complete slouch when it comes to wine, as my parents always drank the good stuff and were fairly stuck up, but I did experience a sort of damascene moment when I went to a rich friend's house and drank nothing but fortnum and mason selections.

    Some of those reds were amazing, nothing like the vinegar I'd had before.

    Edited by anephric at 21:43:14 19-02-2021
  • Psychotext 19 Feb 2021 21:43:19 70,593 posts
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    Ehh, you like what you like.

    I would argue that it's worth trying a few types though. Same goes for Whisky, rum, gin etc. Pointless saying you dislike those if you've only tried Teachers / Jack Daniels Whisky, Malibu / Captain Morgan's Rum, New Amsterdam / Bombay Gin.
  • mrharvest 19 Feb 2021 23:34:44 5,717 posts
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    So, to recap my last month or so. I went three weeks without drinking and then decided a reasonable compromise is a bottle of whisky once a fortnight. Seems like an okay balance so far and doesn't put me over the recommended units, if I'm correct.
  • Psychotext 20 Feb 2021 00:49:56 70,593 posts
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    Hope it's at least good whisky!
  • Armoured_Bear 20 Feb 2021 00:56:17 31,146 posts
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    No booze at all for me for the next 3 months, have only drank twice this year so should be a piece of pish.
  • Deleted user 1 April 2021 06:58:25
    Is one bottle of whisky in one evening on empty stomach considered normal
  • BreadBinLidHero 1 Apr 2021 07:18:02 10,751 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Is one bottle of whisky in one evening on empty stomach considered normal
    No. Get some help. It's a struggle, but your soul, liver, and especially your stomach will thank you.
  • Stuz359 1 Apr 2021 07:57:09 481 posts
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    @DrStrangelove

    Depends, one off or regular occurrence?
  • Trafford 1 Apr 2021 08:45:17 9,338 posts
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    What's that, 28 units? It's a fair old bender.
    People do a lot more and frequently.

    Question is perhaps, are you thinking that you want more soon or happy to suffer your way through the next few days thinking never again.
  • freddymercurystwin 1 Apr 2021 08:46:36 2,793 posts
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    Perhaps it was a miniature?
  • Psiloc 1 Apr 2021 09:35:45 6,351 posts
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    Even if taking it to that extent was a one off, the fact you can apparently handle that amount of whiskey and even had the desire to drink it all in the first place says a lot about your lifestyle.
  • Psiloc 1 Apr 2021 09:44:04 6,351 posts
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    I drank a decent amount for the first time in ages last night having a couple people round in the garden. Couple of beers and a few glasses of wine and I feel so rough today. I even have that general feeling of embarrassment whether its deserved or not - I'm pretty sure I didn't do anything stupid.

    Two beers and two wines in a whole evening and I'm suffering for it. It's mad how things change
  • wuntyate 1 Apr 2021 09:46:55 17,393 posts
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    Yeah that's a fair scoop. Don't think I could manage half a bottle - let alone a whole one - without being sick out my eyes.

    It does depend on your motivations to drink it I suppose and if you'd consider doing it again, and soon.

    I've been drinking every night for the past three weeks. I feel like shit. In fact last night was the first night that I didn't, and I feel even worse today. The regular booze and the fact I'm cutting down on caffeine means I've become an utterly detestable cunt recently. Joy. My family are so lucky to have me.
  • Deleted user 1 April 2021 10:07:57
    It was one off because I rarely drink whisky. Amount was a 0.7L bottle. The reason why I don't usually drink whisky is because it's too expensive. I have to be economical with my alcohol consumption.

    Tbh I don't care about my soul, liver or stomach. Nobody has a soul and my childhood favourite uncle died from liver failure aged 57. I don't intend to get anywhere near that age.

    edit: just to be clear, that was kind of a rhetorical question. I do know that a full bottle of whisky in one evening isn't normal.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 10:20:02 01-04-2021
  • romelpotter 1 Apr 2021 10:13:49 332 posts
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    Me and the wife had started to neck single shots after work (were both key workers). We have been through near as damn it, 12 bottles since Christmas. Sometimes 1 shot each, sometimes 3!!!

    Not the way to drink some properly nice bottles, Jura, Laphroig, Fire and Cane
  • Deleted user 1 April 2021 10:42:13
    Trafford wrote:
    Question is perhaps, are you thinking that you want more soon or happy to suffer your way through the next few days thinking never again.
    I remember thinking "never again" a lot. But that was many years ago
  • Rum_Monkey 1 Apr 2021 10:50:14 3,361 posts
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    The "I don't intend to get anywhere near that age" line is a bit worrying. That added with necking a whole bottle of whisky on an empty stomach shows you need to seek out some help imo.

    Edited by Rum_Monkey at 10:50:30 01-04-2021
  • Deleted user 1 April 2021 10:58:37
    I'm sorry that I sparked this discussion and that you care about me. Please don't worry about me. Seeking help is my business, not yours. Please don't respond.
  • Psychotext 1 Apr 2021 11:05:36 70,593 posts
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    I've done pretty well so far this year. Was originally going for no more than twice a week, and have actually managed once a week most of the time.

    I think it helps that I'm on an extremely strict diet anyway and can rarely spare the calories most of the time.
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