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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby Jenise » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:00 pm

Your example suggests you mean alcohol alternatives, so I'll stick with those: up until a month ago, I would have simply said "the occasional single malt scotch".

Beer I like okay but drink so very very rarely that it wouldn't have merited a mention. Then I spent three weeks in China where temps averaged 100 degrees every day and if you didn't need the beer to chase the very hot foods of Sichuan and Chongqing provinces you needed it to strip the coal dust and smog out of your throat. No drink has ever been as welcome or neccessary, and I drank more beer in three weeks than I drank in 25 years since I moved back from England combined--every day at lunch and most dinners. Beer, especially with Chinese food, will probably get served here a lot more often.
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby Paul B. » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:01 pm

Robin Garr wrote:Seriously, Paul? Why not just brush 'em? ;)

Now, now ... :twisted: Even regular use of tooth-whitening toothpaste wasn't enough. The dentist was, of course, happy to offer whitening services every time, until I wisened up ... :mrgreen:

It's true. Green tea will not stain your teeth. I actually found the transition remarkably easy, which was not what I was anticipating earlier on. I will still have the occasional coffee, but I don't miss it at all and in fact feel better after green tea than I do after coffee.
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby James Roscoe » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:13 pm

Diet cola, tea, water, single malts, German pilsners and other fine beer
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby Glenn Mackles » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:20 pm

Iced tea, water, fruit juices (mostly apple), a nice Lagavulin on a cold evening, occaisionally cognac and a cold beer on a hot day. But wine and port are my poisons of choice.

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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby David Nelson » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:02 pm

Tea in the morning (usually a single estate Assam); plenty of homebrew; plenty of craft beer; plenty of Scotch (mostly singles, but I love a good blend like Islay Mist or Black Bottle too). Oh, and water, lots of water.

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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby Otto » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:06 pm

What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?


I'm almost as fond of good beer as I am of good wine. Othewise it's tea, tea, tea. Also I drink a bit of tea. Oh, I almost forgot: tea. Tea, tea, tea, tea. :) Tea.

I won't turn down a good espresso or a single malt from the southern parts of Islay, but tea is what I drink.
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby RonicaJM » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:31 pm

95% of my liquid intake is water. The other 5% is wine and then the occasional Rolling Rock.
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby alex metags » Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:55 pm

A cup of coffee in the morning then tea and good old tap water for the rest of the day.

In the alcoholic beverage realm, every Tuesday I knock back a pint or two of Guinness with friends at the local British pub, and will occasionally have Czech beer or Tiger Beer. Also go with some Asian friends to a Korean soju joint fairly regularly.

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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby MtBakerDave » Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:16 am

I used to be a big connoisseur of beer, but once my wine drinking really took off, beer stopped tasting so good to me. No acidity - no balance. Ouch! I still have a beer sometimes when the cuisine calls for it, and I would go to something a little roasty - a brown ale or something like that.

Water (tap) a lot - we have great water in the south end of Seattle.

Chamomile tea late in the evening. Coffee (artisan roasted) in the morning. Usually a blend of 2/3 French Roast decaf and 1/3 Kenya.

Single malt scotch on occasion. Lagavulin is my fave.

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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby Rahsaan » Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:52 am

RonicaJM wrote:95% of my liquid intake is water. The other 5% is wine and then the occasional Rolling Rock.


Same for me. Minus the Rolling Rock.

Water is just so clean.
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby ChefCarey » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:03 am

Coffee, French roast, ground fresh.
Tea
Skim milk
Blended scotch, Dewar's, specifically
(an oddity I've always noticed in films - people [mostly guys] walk into bars and order "scotch." There's not a real scotch drinker on the planet who walks into a bar and orders a generic scotch.)
Single-malt scotch
Seltzer
Juices
Water
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby Dave Erickson » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:41 am

diet ginger ale (supermarket brand, cheapest available)

gin & tonic in summer, whisky in winter
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby Carlo » Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:20 pm

I don`t care what kind of beer as long as it`s COLD
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby Niki (Dayton OH) » Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:10 pm

Water and coffee, mostly, but the occasional vodka and cranberry or rum and diet coke if out somewhere that doesn't have drinkable wine. Also the occasional Margerita with Mexican food, and Mojito with Cuban or Carribean. I don't generally like beer, but have been known to appreciate a Singha with fiery Thai food...
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:04 pm

water
raspberry lime rickey (summer)
tanqueray and tonic (summer) or Tanqueray 10 martini
single malts, preferably an islay malt
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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby TimMc » Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:13 pm

Micro brews

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Re: What do you drink when you aren't drinking wine?

Postby Ruth B » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:32 pm

Wow,
My catalogue is even longer than Robin's list and is very weather dependant!

*micro brew (on hot days)
alternate gin and tonic
cider
*lambic beer (on sunny cool days)
*single malt scotch (on cool rainy days)
*cognac (on really cold days)
*occassional highballs where drinking establishment has a scary bad selection for wine or scotch
*

of the non alcohol variety
great coffee
good tea
bubbly water
lemonaide
great hot chocolate

my goodness I consume a lot of liquids!

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