Rarely drink wine unless it is with a meal. The combination of a good
wine and the right food is fantastic. Merlot pairs will with lighter
meats like roast chicken, pork, veal.
I buy 4 to 5 cases of wine a year and have two 20 bottle coolers (one
white @47 deg., one red 58 deg) so there is always wine ready to drink.
The room temperature thing is incorrect. The room in question is a
typical room in Europe in the winter that is about 55 degrees. Most
rest are best about about 60 to 65 degrees after being opened for 30 to
I store the wind at about 57 degrees and often decant it before serving
and by the time we eat it is about the 60+ temperature. Room
temperature in the summer yields a terrible wine. If you have no other
method, but the bottle in the fridge for an hour.
Do a test with a good bottle of wine. Open it, pour just a mouthful and
drink it. Pour another few ounces and let it stand for 20 minutes or
more. Notice how much more mellow it is. Cheap box wines won't be much
Whites should be in the 46 to 50 degree range, a few can go even cooler.
By my calculations, that's only a single drink every 2 or 3 days.
36 Gin + 4 Bourbon + 2 Scotch is 42 bottles. Even if you assume the big
1.14 litre bottles, thats 47.88 litres. Twelve years is 4383 days.
That works out to 11 ml per day, not even a tablespoon.
Sorry. It went over my head. When he said he intended to go through a few
bottles a year, your 'lol' implied that you are either laughing with him or
laughing at him, and I could not see where what he said about responsable
drinking was intended to be funny unless one assumes that to be impossible.
Despite how much I enjoy the occaisional drink, I would give it up forever
if EVERYONE had to as well, because there are many who cannot stop after a
few, and a goodly fraction of those insist on endangering the lives of
I've told you before about people I know ruining their lives with alcohol.
And I gather that you have seen the same thing happen. Maybe making a joke
about it is a good way to bring on a dialogue.
Dialogue is possible if others take an interest in this subject.
I like [or used to like] drinking Whiskey many years ago and especially
Johnny Walker Black or the very rare blue label. Befor that I developed
a habit of drinking Monopolowa potato vodka, and had to stop because of
what it would do to My temper.
I quit drinking and smoking around the same time [1/1/91] and haven't
smoked or bought a bottle since. I do pour a drink occationally, but
You and I would enjoy polishing off a good bottle Whiskey, be it Single
malt Scotch or a blend like Johnny Walker. There are many single malt
Scotch Wiskies, so chosing one would be a drunken affair for sure. :')
I don't think My liver could handle that "experiment"... lol
Being in construction, I helped empty many a case of Buttwiper and
cooooooooooors, so a beer once or twice a year is My limit. :')
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