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jimbobsimmonds

1,725 posts

48 months

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69 coupe said:
@Redleader1, as you've been sinking a bottle of vino a day for the last 6 years.
Err! idea
Have you got any recommendations of a nice or favorite Red smile
smile +1

alfa pint

3,856 posts

94 months

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My missus and I both like a bit of a bevvy and I'm a bit of a wine nut. We tend to egg each other on, but not in a good way regarding vino - we very quickly started the bottle of wine a night lark and then regularly moved to 2 bottles of wine a night.

Regardless of the actual long term damage that's going to do to the liver, especially hers, there's about 300 calories in a glass of wine, so a bottle of wine is a whole meal in itself at about 1500 calories. Which has lead to her putting on several stone over the years, despite the rest of her diet being excellent. And it hasn't done me any favours either, although I do a lot more phys than she does and I also watch what I eat.

We have little pacts where we don't drink during the week. The trouble is that the weekend used to start on Thursday, but was encroaching in on Wednesday recently. The NYR is to stick with the real weekend for drinking and to try and cut down on the wine and enjoy more spirits and diet mixers in more limited quantities.

redleader1

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72 posts

42 months

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jimbobsimmonds said:
69 coupe said:
@Redleader1, as you've been sinking a bottle of vino a day for the last 6 years.
Err! idea
Have you got any recommendations of a nice or favorite Red smile
smile +1
Ah where to start!!!! I like full bodied wines, Shiraz, Rioja's, Cabernets etc..

Some of my favourates and recommended ones:

Berberana Reservas 2007
Leopards Leap, Pinotage Shiraz (very nice)
Smith & Hooper, Hundred of Joanna, Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Shiraz and is one of my favourates
Turning leaf, Cabernet Sauvignon
Wolf Blass, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yellow label, very strong and rich, too much is headache in the morning...

One I would defenatley recommend is Houghton's, The Bandit, Shiraz Temranillo... Fantastic wine..

Penfolds Koonunga Hill, Shiraz Cabernet.

I cant reall recommend many french wines other than a good Chateauneuf Du Pape, always makes a nice change...
Also a few good chianti's....

Any of the above are well worth a try, middle of the range wines....

Enjoy!! thumbup




vixen1700

8,026 posts

153 months

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Used to drink nothing but red, but for some reason (maybe too much of it) we both went off it, so all we drink these days are whites. Mostly Pinots.

okgo

22,818 posts

81 months

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Nobody moans at students who bing drink probably 4 nights out of 7 for 3 years. yet one bottle of wine a night is a lot?

Meh.
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JumboBeef

2,373 posts

60 months

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okgo said:
Nobody moans at students who bing drink probably 4 nights out of 7 for 3 years. yet one bottle of wine a night is a lot?
One bottle on one night is not.

One bottle every night is.

james_gt3rs

3,194 posts

74 months

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JumboBeef said:
okgo said:
Nobody moans at students who bing drink probably 4 nights out of 7 for 3 years. yet one bottle of wine a night is a lot?
One bottle on one night is not.

One bottle every night is.
yes Over the course of a week that is probably more than most students drink.

redleader1

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72 posts

42 months

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JumboBeef said:
okgo said:
Nobody moans at students who bing drink probably 4 nights out of 7 for 3 years. yet one bottle of wine a night is a lot?
One bottle on one night is not.

One bottle every night is.
It is... Way too much, but a lot of people, Me included convince ourselves that its ok and well if its spread out over an entire evening... etc...

Its a bloody shame though that all the enjoyable things like foods, wines, sex...ha ha ha can all kill you. Some quicker than others..

98elise

5,202 posts

44 months

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I would say you have a problem.

My uncle died a few years ago from an alcohol related illness.

He was a very sucessful businessman, and liked good wines. He was never though of as a heavy drinker by anyone. I don't think I'd ever seen him drunk.

He would always open a bottle of good wine with an evening meal, and finish it off over the course of an evening.

When his health deteriorated it went down hill fast. It changed my attitude to routine casual drinking.

69 coupe

1,734 posts

94 months

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redleader1 said:
jimbobsimmonds said:
69 coupe said:
@Redleader1, as you've been sinking a bottle of vino a day for the last 6 years.
Err! idea
Have you got any recommendations of a nice or favorite Red smile
smile +1
Ah where to start!!!! I like full bodied wines, Shiraz, Rioja's, Cabernets etc..

Some of my favourates and recommended ones:

Berberana Reservas 2007
Leopards Leap, Pinotage Shiraz (very nice)
Smith & Hooper, Hundred of Joanna, Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Shiraz and is one of my favourates
Turning leaf, Cabernet Sauvignon
Wolf Blass, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yellow label, very strong and rich, too much is headache in the morning...

One I would defenatley recommend is Houghton's, The Bandit, Shiraz Temranillo... Fantastic wine..

Penfolds Koonunga Hill, Shiraz Cabernet.

I cant reall recommend many french wines other than a good Chateauneuf Du Pape, always makes a nice change...
Also a few good chianti's....

Any of the above are well worth a try, middle of the range wines....

Enjoy!! thumbup
Ahh some wines on that list i've not had smith & hooper and houghtons, the old French have certainly lost out to New World on mid range wines! thumbup

revising to £8 365x6=2190x£8=£17520 yikes

redleader1

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72 posts

42 months

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Thursday 13th January 2011 quote quote all
69 coupe said:
redleader1 said:
jimbobsimmonds said:
69 coupe said:
@Redleader1, as you've been sinking a bottle of vino a day for the last 6 years.
Err! idea
Have you got any recommendations of a nice or favorite Red smile
smile +1
Ah where to start!!!! I like full bodied wines, Shiraz, Rioja's, Cabernets etc..

Some of my favourates and recommended ones:

Berberana Reservas 2007
Leopards Leap, Pinotage Shiraz (very nice)
Smith & Hooper, Hundred of Joanna, Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Shiraz and is one of my favourates
Turning leaf, Cabernet Sauvignon
Wolf Blass, Cabernet Sauvignon, Yellow label, very strong and rich, too much is headache in the morning...

One I would defenatley recommend is Houghton's, The Bandit, Shiraz Temranillo... Fantastic wine..

Penfolds Koonunga Hill, Shiraz Cabernet.

I cant reall recommend many french wines other than a good Chateauneuf Du Pape, always makes a nice change...
Also a few good chianti's....

Any of the above are well worth a try, middle of the range wines....

Enjoy!! thumbup
Ahh some wines on that list i've not had smith & hooper and houghtons, the old French have certainly lost out to New World on mid range wines! thumbup

revising to £8 365x6=2190x£8=£17520 yikes
If you like a full bodied wine you will defenately like those 2, Sainsburys sell both...

Thats a scary amount of money ive pissed down the lav!!! ha ha ha Add that to the amount I have spent on fags over the past 11 years I could go and buy this

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2133988.htm

eek


Johnnytheboy

10,062 posts

69 months

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One persons alcoholic is another's bon viveur.

There was a problem page in the Sunday Telegraph a while back in which a woman was worrying about her husband's habit - since retiring recently - of having a scotch before dinner, followed by half a bottle of wine with the meal. Was this worrying?

The agony aunt said "oh yes, go and join AA immediately" or some such.

A letter the next sunday said something along the lines of "Whisky before dinner and half a bottle with? What a perfectly civilised chap he sounds, and what a pleasant retirement he's going to have".



TameRacingDriver

9,450 posts

155 months

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alfa pint said:
My missus and I both like a bit of a bevvy and I'm a bit of a wine nut. We tend to egg each other on, but not in a good way regarding vino - we very quickly started the bottle of wine a night lark and then regularly moved to 2 bottles of wine a night.
Sounds like us. I'm not drinking through the week now though (unless friday).

alfa pint said:
Regardless of the actual long term damage that's going to do to the liver, especially hers, there's about 300 calories in a glass of wine, so a bottle of wine is a whole meal in itself at about 1500 calories.
That's absolutely wrong though. There is only between about 500 - 700 calories per bottle. If it contained as much as you said, you'd probably both be knocking on the door of being morbidly obese!

Wine is actually one of the least fattening of all alcoholic beverages. Even vodka isn't much better - with a neat double coming in at 100 calories - and to match the potency of a bottle of wine you'll have to have 5 doubles!

http://www.nutracheck.co.uk/calories/calories_in_a...

alfa pint said:
We have little pacts where we don't drink during the week. The trouble is that the weekend used to start on Thursday, but was encroaching in on Wednesday recently. The NYR is to stick with the real weekend for drinking and to try and cut down on the wine and enjoy more spirits and diet mixers in more limited quantities.
Again sounds familiar. For the maintenance of a healthy weight, I'd suggest that you simply cannot maintain drinking a bottle of wine or more every night of the week, so that's why I now only drink on the REAL weekend now (even though you DO think about it on a thursday night).

Edited by TameRacingDriver on Thursday 13th January 19:23

otherman

1,158 posts

48 months

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A bottle of wine a night is like two bottles of spirits a week. how does that sound?

mph1977

7,017 posts

51 months

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Beardy10 said:
A bottle of wine every night is way too much in the long term I think. It's not alcoholism it's just very unhealthy. If you wake up thinking you need a drink in the morning that's alcoholism.....
this is something which the cage questionnaire http://counsellingresource.com/quizzes/alcohol-cag... , which while good for spotting alcoholics can give a false sense of security to mr or ms 'bottle of wine' / 3 or 4 home measures of spirit+ mixer a night because 'they aren't an alcoholic' but they are still knackering their liver ...

speak to your doctor before stopping totally from that kind of intake ....

a colleague who specialises in alcohol abuse says 'there's aobut 5 or 6 types of problem drinkers ' the problem is the first 3 or 4 don't necessarily think they are problem drinkers .... ( 'bottle of wine a night', the binge drinkers, or the goes to pub every night and has a few pints ) - the others being ' mr ought to cut down a bit / functioning alcoholic' , the the not quite coping alcohlic and the 'street drinker'...

Edited by mph1977 on Friday 14th January 13:41

Stevenj214

4,941 posts

111 months

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otherman said:
A bottle of wine a night is like two bottles of spirits a week. how does that sound?
Over 50 vodka mixers a week?

goldblum

9,678 posts

50 months

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Do you find this kind of lifestyle attractive?


















Note that Redleader1 comes across as a relatively educated chap,so I have moved him up a class: from Tennants to Special Brew.

TameRacingDriver

9,450 posts

155 months

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At the end of the day, something will kill you eventually. If you enjoy it and it's not causing a problem, then I wouldn't feel too guilty. For me drinking every night did cause problems so now I simply don't drink every night any more. I bet, being pistonheads, that a lot of the health Nazi teetotallers on here will happily drive a car at high speed, which is also potentially hazardous to ones health. Horses for courses and all that...

smartypants

21,549 posts

52 months

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If you enjoy it, do it. As long as its not harming anyone, honestly be guilt free!

Too many other things to piss you off these days to worry about a few more units of alcohol a day smile

captainzep

12,803 posts

75 months

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TameRacingDriver said:
At the end of the day, something will kill you eventually. If you enjoy it and it's not causing a problem, then I wouldn't feel too guilty. For me drinking every night did cause problems so now I simply don't drink every night any more. I bet, being pistonheads, that a lot of the health Nazi teetotallers on here will happily drive a car at high speed, which is also potentially hazardous to ones health. Horses for courses and all that...
Fair point.

Apart from the fact that there is a widespread misunderstanding that many of the 'lifestyle' things (alcohol/smoking/overweight etc) 'kill you'.

They do kill some people. -Quite a lot as it happens. But medical science has moved on to the extent that drinking/smoking/eating etc doesn't mean a decent innings before a swift, glorious death. More often it means living with long term or 'chronic' illness. And this, as many such sufferers will tell you, is pretty fking miserable. -Much, much more miserable than living with the 'hardships' of a balanced life.

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