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Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Grasshopper » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:21 pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... odiac.html

I'm supposed to drink Buck's Fizz with my Xmas dinner! :shock:

I don't even drink fizzy pop, let alone booze!

I shall be having J2O - probably apple & raspberry - yum!
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Hickybank » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:30 pm

Grasshopper wrote:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9072747/Astrologer-reveals-tipple-Christmas-day-based-zodiac.html

I'm supposed to drink Buck's Fizz with my Xmas dinner! :shock:

I don't even drink fizzy pop, let alone booze!

I shall be having J2O - probably apple & raspberry - yum!

Hmmm, Mulled wine for me according to that, just about the only drink I won't be having. Looking at the rest, yes it looks like I will be drinking my way pretty much through the Almanac.
Breakfast will be Smoked Salmon scrambled Egg & Bucks fizz.
Merry Christmas hope you have a good one.

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Amyw » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:34 pm

It’s just a fluff piece like all those FB quiz’s that predict things based on your month of birth ... do you not like fizzy drinks then just still ? I find J2O very sweet for me

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:39 pm

Anything based on astrology is, let’s face it, fairly pointless :D

But what you drink does add enjoyment to what you eat, whether it’s alcoholic or not

I’m not drinking red wine at the moment, so I’ll have some Prosecco Conegliano and some Chablis over the holiday

For more serious suggestions, here are some from Fiona Beckett, all under a tenner
https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/d ... istmas-day

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Grasshopper » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:16 pm

I've got some apple juice at the mo.
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Earthmaiden » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:00 am

Don't think I'd want the recommended Tia Maria with my Christmas dinner but I'm happy to have a glass at a more suitable time.

Of course it's pointless, it's just a bit of fun made up by someone in an office, possibly to promote sales of the featured drinks.

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby karadekoolaid » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:18 am

Astrologists.
Con artists who wear funny clothes and speak in riddles.
Buck´s Fizz, indeed! They´re nuts!! :gonzo

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby ZeroCook » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:41 am

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Not pointless but actually very pointed IMO. Daily Rail 'Femail' section. Stereotypical sweet n fizzy cocktails for sweet n fizzy people of the female persuasion. Yer 'ladies' ' drinks. The 'astrology' is just a hackneyed vehicle for presenting 12 varieties of said drinks. :!: :!: :!:
Make mine a flinty dry Chablis with a razor edge. :D

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Suffs » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:05 am

Don’t fancy Tia Maria with my roast duck ‘a l’orange’ ... I shall be having either a glass of Picpoul or a pint of Adnams Ghostship ... I’m not a girly drink sort of a girl.

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby scullion » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:34 pm

why did i click on that link? please, someone tell me?

i can't remember the last time either my partner or i had a glass of sherry - it was probably at a funeral.
i think the last time i had a bottle of it in the house was when a patient had given it to me for christmas (i think in 1981). one of my colleagues had told me about it and had recommended that when asked what my preference in sherry was, to tell her it was sweet, as he had been given the driest, most undrinkable sherry going. it had no effect - she must have had a cellar full of the stuff that she was slowly giving away to the unwary.
it may have been poured down the plug hole.

now a decent port would be another matter...
or the mulled wine - but not with dinner - probably none of them with dinner.

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Stokey Sue » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:02 pm

Sherry is making a bit of a comeback, possibly due to the pre-lockdown proliferation of tapas bars and just because of the wheel of fashion. Not Harvey’s Bristol Cream though

Never went away in this house, I’ve loved Sherry since I was so young I got it by taking sips out of my mother’s glass, last night I had a glass of Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla. Bone dry but not acidic, slightly nutty, delicious. I generally like dry sherries such as Manzanilla, Dry Oloroso and many Finos, though not Tio Pepe which I find rather nasty. Waitrose is usually a good place to start, they have La Gitana and the Barbadillo Manzanilla on offer

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Suffs » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:15 pm

Totally agree with you SSue, re sherry ............ and not just the dry ones, the rich sweet ones such as Moscatel are wonderful with a blue cheese ....... but not the one out of Great Aunty Olive's sideboard! :!:

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Earthmaiden » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:30 pm

The trouble with learning which sherries one likes and on which occasions are the numerous bottles of vile stuff one has to buy to find out. which sit in the cupboard .. until one becomes a great aunt :lol:.

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby scullion » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:39 pm

i'm not saying i don't like sherry, it has its place but it has been put at the back of the shelf (metaphorically) by more bad experiences than good, for me.

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby aero280 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:58 pm

An eggcupful of Harvey's Bristol Cream in a bottle of "cooking" brandy will make the brandy taste much better. Enough to make it quite drinkable, rather than just for pouring over the pudding.

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Stokey Sue » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:02 pm

Suffs wrote:Totally agree with you SSue, re sherry ............ and not just the dry ones, the rich sweet ones such as Moscatel are wonderful with a blue cheese ....... but not the one out of Great Aunty Olive's sideboard! :!:

I have a bottle of Hidalgo Triana Pedro Ximenez, looks as as if you have pored a glass of maple syrup, lovely dessert wine, you can pour it over vanilla ice cream and one day I’ll make Dena’s prune and PX dessert (PX = Pedro Ximenez, the grape)

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Earthmaiden » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:06 pm

I can happily drink cooking brandy as it is :oops:.

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Seatallan » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:04 pm

Suffs wrote:Totally agree with you SSue, re sherry ............ and not just the dry ones, the rich sweet ones such as Moscatel are wonderful with a blue cheese ....... but not the one out of Great Aunty Olive's sideboard! :!:


Thirded. I love a decent glass of sherry. Could drink one now in fact.... :yum :thumbsup
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Badger's Mate » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:06 pm

We have his and hers sherries in this house. I usually have Manzanilla, Mrs B has always got a bottle of PX on the go. :D

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Re: Is It Just Me, Or is This A Bit Pointless?

Postby Wic » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:08 pm

I have a glass of Fino at 6.00pm every evening. Love it. However, it has suddenly disappeared from the shops round here lately. Disaster.

I used to drink Tio Pepe all the time when I got it duty free, after that I tried supermarket brands. Here in UK I like both Tesco and Sainsburys. Somehow manzanilla doesn’t feature much, but I buy it when I can.

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