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Discussion in 'off topic' started by Big Tabs, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    Considered effort to lay into the large collection of bottles on the ‘drinks cabinet,’ which is in reality just a table with various bottles of booze on it. Some we haven’t opened yet (as they look dubious) but who knows? Tonight has only just got going.

    (years ago we went to Andorra, and filled the car with all sorts of odd bottles that we would never buy normally. In terms of price it was bonkers, as I try to recall I think a litre of Absolut Vodka was about 6 euros.
    When we got home we worked out that the booze would have cost £600 + to buy in the U.K. :)
    (I think it all cost about £50)

    Anyhoo, dinner is already cooked, I have coaxed Wife into the music room (“yeah, bring your ipad...”) and I have got a nice glow from the studf I have chucked down my gullet so far.

    Glass is empty, so must be time to stand up.

    “Cheers” to all fishes, and may I be the first to wish you all a quiet pressing.

    Bums up.
  2. mega lord

    mega lord Centre tapped

    Up yer bum.

    Just cracked my first can of Shipyard pale.

    Bill Withers Lovely Day just came on as I cracked that can :D
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  3. Bart

    Bart pfm Member

    I’ve got a cupboard full of all sorts of stuff, whisky, gin, vodka, brandy ..... but only drink beer and wine. I think I had a cocktail party about 30 years ago and got this stuff in for it along with some other garish liquids. Someone will have to get rid of it all one day.
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  4. Enfield boy

    Enfield boy pfm Member

    Slumming it here, just given up mangling my Stratocaster and necked a Stella.
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  5. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    I used to drink loads of Stella. Not had any for ? 15 years ?

    Gin & tonic with a squeeze o lime at the mo
  6. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Celebrating here. Nothing fancy on the booze front, just the usual supermarket swill - Casiero El Diablo Chardonnay or summat like.

    But. We are having a swill because we've just managed to arrange FTTP for the same price we were paying for a measly 12mb down 1.2 mb up connection (if we were lucky)

    Now it's 150 down 30 up with a guaranteed 100 down. Yee ****ing Ha!!!

    15 years we've lived here. Went from 4 to 12 and now 150!!

    Can't tell ya. I is chuffed to bits.
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  7. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    I'm drinking Sierra Nevada California IPA and listening to Beatles - Love, inexplicably for the first time. Not sure of the way it's mixed, but a few more IPAs will remedy that.
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  8. Enfield boy

    Enfield boy pfm Member

    One more stella then Sauvignon Blanc with a chinese takeaway. Woohoo, partay!
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  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Two 1664s as I prepare dinner.
    Waiting for the steak to rest then it’s a bottle of red.
    Evening will finish as usual with JD.
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  10. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Long story short - I bought a case of mixed (my choice) Cava from Spain and a bottle of Dibon semi seco - £6 -has just been opened - very nice for the price - I am no fan at all of brut fizz.
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  11. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    Just opened my first bottle of Hogs Back Advent Ale.

    Seasons Greetings!
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  12. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

  13. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    As long as it is well chilled.

    If I open a bottle of fizz that isn’t that nice, a slug of brandy livens it up. Brandy Top ?
    (or Rum) I treat it like lemonade. mmmm cherry brandy with cava on top. glugs.
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  14. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

  15. mega lord

    mega lord Centre tapped

    Cherry brandy. Mmmmmmmmmmm
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  16. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member


    First glass needed ice :)

    I will not open the one bottle of vintage that I bought, until the other half is keen on opening it - blanc de noir (garnacha) 2014 - £17!!!!! Champagne.............. only if someone else is buying.
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  17. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    End of week, not a fun one.

    A glass of a decent Malbec quite soon enough, once dinner is ready ...3, 2...1 :)
  18. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    Wife sez that the first bottle of fizz should be expensive, after that, that value fizz that yer Mum got you 3 years ago.
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  19. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”


    De Kuyper. cherry brandy liqueur. Wife hates it, so All the better.
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  20. Vinny

    Vinny pfm Member

    Nah, the first one should be a GOOD one :)
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