2 big glasses of Portuguese red already down my gullet. With pizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/23/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/26/2020|
2 big glasses of Portuguese red already down my gullet. With pizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/23/2020|
Half way through first beer.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/23/2020|
With pizza? Oh my.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/23/2020|
I have to manage with beer and wine since the liquor stores in my state have been closed during the pandemic. I'm out of scotch and I'm not happy about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/23/2020|
I literally was just looking at the clock to see if it was an okay time to start drinking. Time to crack one open.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/23/2020|
Ugh - I did last night. Bottle of cheap white. Hard to not finish. Night off today so I can have productive day tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/23/2020|
Not yet, but just after dinner (in about an hour) I'll sit down with my nightly vodka gimlet.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/23/2020|
I don't drink so does that mean I'm not a cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/23/2020|
Im not drinking, but I am staring at a picture of Ben Feldman.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/23/2020|
I'm on my second glass of red. Cheers!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/23/2020|
Ben Feldman make me thirsty, so perhaps I should drink?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/23/2020|
Still recovering from last night's hangover. Partner and I got in a huge fight, neighbors called the cops, and I drowned my sorrows in Sangria until 4am.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/23/2020|
r8 it means you need to go to hell. do not pass go. do not collect $200 . go straight to hell. you see around here we like our liquor like we like our dicks, hard. So take a walk sweetheart while you've still got two legs to do it with. We don't like your type around here.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/23/2020|
[Quote]Partner and I got in a huge fight, neighbors called the cops,
Start a thread on this! We are parched for decent threads.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/23/2020|
Not yet, but I did pick up a bottle vodka when I was out earlier today.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/23/2020|
About to pour a glass of rosé.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/23/2020|
Cental Time here, and no... not yet anyhow. I may do. I had one G&T yesterday, and a few days off prior, so I may make a Maker's Mark Manhattan or a dry Saphire Martini around Six- O'Clock.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/23/2020|
I have rye whiskey to chase with beer.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/23/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/23/2020|
R19 Hello smokey, sounds delightful!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/23/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/23/2020|
R19 and 20. Already there.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/23/2020|
Just about to fire a nugget.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/23/2020|
I decided to go on vacation to Florida for the weekend. It’s lovely. Hung out at the pool most of the day. Now having several draft beers and a burger at a nice outdoor bar/restaurant. There’s social distancing going on. Very glad I decided to travel.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/23/2020|
Edibles and sparkling water
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/23/2020|
I don't drink alcohol, but I did just have a glass of ginger ale.
And it does count, it's still a strong drink.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/23/2020|
I ordered a stout beer from this restaurant a couple weeks ago and I can't find another like it. I really want to go look for a good one, but all I keep finding is weak ass Guinness. Trying to get on your level OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/23/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/23/2020|
Bunch of alcoholics on this site.
Just as I suspected.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/23/2020|
I don’t drink anymore. Enjoy it those of you who do.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/23/2020|
My neighbors up the street have been partying since 1:00 PM, lovely group of about 30 young adults, class of 2020, America's hope for the future. Loud noise, loud music, lots of booze.
No need to call the police, but definitely the fire department. Seems like one of the master grill chefs managed to set the side of the garage on fire. Not looking good for the garage.
Certainly solve everyone's problem in my neighborhood.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/23/2020|
R14 Basically, he's been accusing me of taking him for granted, which I have, but I was in no mood to apologize. Work furlough has resulted in too much togetherness and all the little spats turned into a huge blow up last night.
We got so loud that our neighbors called the police. They noticed a bruise on my arm from him having grabbed me and they saw I was visibly very upset. We managed to tell them that everything was fine and they finally left.
He then moved into the guest bedroom and told me he wanted to do an in house separation for a week and then try to talk things out. So I drank all night and have been sick all day. End of story.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/23/2020|
I had a case of wine delivered to the house (a variety of reds). I need to pick one out for tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/23/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/23/2020|
I’m not on the East Coast anymore. But I have seven DUI’s!!
None of you bitches can outdrunk me!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/23/2020|
R29 Simply because we enjoy the libations doesn't make us all tosspots. Do carry on with your cuntiness however, as it is probably all you've got to sustain yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/23/2020|
Lindz needs to rethink that bathing suit.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/23/2020|
I'm up to a litre of gin twice a week.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/23/2020|
Making a Manhattan before dinner, the a big red for the bone-in ribeye I’m about to grill.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/23/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/23/2020|
R36 Most alcoholics are in denial, but carry on.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/23/2020|
I don't drink but I had a pot brownie an hour ago and I'm buzzed.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/23/2020|
don't kill my buzz pls
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/23/2020|
Bitch don't kill my vibe.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/23/2020|
R41 And most people screeching ALCOHOLIC and finger pointing are the ones who suffer addiction issues.... reformed or not, you reek of projection and misery.
You're the same slag who has labelled me an addict before. I think you need to find another thread that suits you better, else find an online AA meeting to attend.
Adieu, You Cunt
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/23/2020|
Edible caramel for me. Soft buzz. Haven't had a drink in a while but the Ketel One in the freezer is calling to me after reading this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/23/2020|
yes, back to buzzes, gurls
Listening to some Wagner, too. Awesome.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/23/2020|
[quote] Listening to some Wagner, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/23/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/23/2020|
Gin gimlet with Revivalist gin. Just got a delivery in PA, where the liquor stores are closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/23/2020|
Used the first 2 months of quarantine as a cleanse. No drinking or smoking pot. After 2 months not drinking, I’m still not decided it it’s good or bad. Probably healthier without - but also provides a relaxation from stress that provides a little glimmer of happiness in a mundane and difficult existence.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/23/2020|
Thanks R39, you helped me to decide for the Bourbon over the gin, so I'm having a Manhattan too!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/23/2020|
“How many of you cunts are drinking?”
You mean like Summer’s Eve? I feel flush.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/23/2020|
Just about to make myself a drink.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/23/2020|
R33 here. I'm going through my case of assorted red wine. I have so many choices! No 2 bottles are the same. I have various labels of Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sangiovise. How will I choose?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/23/2020|
Mom was bitching to Dad by the pool that I was already drinking when she was clearly three sheets in the wind. I thought about getting Dad alone to tell him that Mom was already hammered then I just decided fuck it.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/23/2020|
It’s 15:40 PST, and I’m breaking out a Spanish Tempranillo.
In solidarity to Spain. (USA——>Spain, Italy, Brazil, etc. Areas in need of social distancing.....)
Thinking of them all. And all of you on DL.
Cheers to you/us all!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/23/2020|
Dodged a thunderstorm this afternoon sitting in a bar off the jogging trail (jogged for 30 minutes first). Came home and ate Gummy Bear and planted periwinkles. Dinner with the hubby. Life feels like it’s returning to normal in Ohio.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/23/2020|
R55 Tell me what you're having for dinner, and I'll do my best to help you decide!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/23/2020|
[quote] three sheets in the wind
Love this analogy. Do you know it’s origin?
Am embarrassed to say I used to sail in Fremantle, but I’ve not heard it before.
Nice description. And your response was nice also: least conflict scenario.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/23/2020|
Most dry drunks like R41 love to get on a thread like this, for no good reason other than to issue forth their dry drunk proclamations.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/23/2020|
Thanks R59! Probably pot roast with potatoes, carrots, green beans.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/23/2020|
R57 For "New World" wine, Tempranillo is my favourite.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/23/2020|
R62 One more detail, did you put tomato paste in your roast?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/23/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/23/2020|
R65 Then go with the Pinot! If you would have said yes to tomato, I was going to recommend the Cabernet. They all would compliment your roast, but I think the acidity of tomatoes stands up to the stronger, and sometimes immature tannins of the tomato better.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/23/2020|
R65 The Malbec would be my second choice....Enjoy!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/23/2020|
Sorry, meant the tannins of the Cab!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/23/2020|
Never drink wine but have started during lockdown as liquor stores were closed.. The acid made me throw up. Wish there was a low acid wine.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/23/2020|
Thanks! I was thinking of Malbec. If I go a different route and do a makeshift chicken parm (pasta, chicken, marinara, parm cheese) what would pair well with that? I usually just pick whatever but am trying to be more sophisticated and educated on these things.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/23/2020|
^ the marinara would be from a jar and the parm from the green canister....I know, tacky by DL standards, but I am not the best in the kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/23/2020|
R70 I think either the Malbec or the Cab... I would personally have white, but that's me... Some do not perceive a difference in acidity or the strong tannins in Cabernet... I would say if your roast is rather fatty, or you make a rich gravy, the Cab shall be a nice foil to the richness... even sans tomato.
I think the Burgundy (Burgundy is 100% Pinot) is always an excellent pairing with a Beef roast....Malbecs I like so much, I find they can go with so many things... the more peperry the better IMHO. If you're spicing up the Chicken Parm, go with the Malbec!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/23/2020|
R71 Don't feel bad about whatever you're using... You need to keep positive whilst cooking: believing it shall turn out well is crucial! CONFIDENCE!
I'm not the sort to "Ina (Garten) you"! Make the best of what you've got, and it sounds like you have a delicious case of wine! Put dried Oregano and Basil, and some garlic powder or garlic salt in the sauce to goose it up. The Cab or the Malbec will be nice. I would go full on American if I were you, and add some Mozzarella or Provolone as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/23/2020|
Do you have a Montepulciano? I love that. I don't eat meat, so I don't know how it goes with what you're having. I'm not a wine expert like your other interlocutor, but I also like a Sangiovese.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/23/2020|
2nd glass of pinot grigio, and intending on finishing the bottle.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/23/2020|
R74 Those would pair nicely as well... Especially in keeping with an Italiano theme.... I love a Valpolllicello myself, sorry as I probably missplelt that...
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/23/2020|
^ can anyone tell I've been drinking?!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/23/2020|
Mmm, I do, too, R76! Valpolicella.<3
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/23/2020|
Yes I am. Bailey’s on the rocks. Aside of coffee
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/23/2020|
R79, you made me think of dessert. Bailey's and ice cream.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/23/2020|
Haha the coffee is "on the side"? I never thought of doing that. Bailey's and a coffee chaser.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/23/2020|
R78/R74 I think a Valpolicella pairs rather well with pastas, as well as chicken... Full flavour, yet a bit lighter than the Sangiovese or Montepulciano. Very smooth versatile table wine... Not too much acidity or tannin.
He didn't mention any of these fine Italians in his case though... So many reds, so little time!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/23/2020|
R75 Piniot Grigio is so very light, and a lower alcohol content vs most other wines, go ahead!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||05/23/2020|
I have no idea how you can drink coffee in the evening- it definitely interrupts my sleep later on. I will never understand how my parents had coffee every night after dinner.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/23/2020|
Liquor stores are deemed essential in NH. Not surprisingly.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||05/23/2020|
Any Sauvignon Blanc fans here.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/23/2020|
[quote]I have various labels of Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah/Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sangiovise. How will I choose?
Go with the Pinot Noir. You can’t go wrong. It’s appropriate 24/7.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/23/2020|
Started with vodka and cranberry juice at 9:00 am.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/23/2020|
[quote]The acid made me throw up. Wish there was a low acid wine.
You need to only buy wines from France. The best stuff on Earth.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/23/2020|
[quote]three sheets in the wind
It’s three sheets TO the the wind!
|by Anonymous||reply 90||05/23/2020|
R55/R70/etc here. Thanks for the suggestions! My case didn't have any Valpolicella, Sangiovese, or Montepulciano. It does have an Italian: Nero Di Troia.
It did also have something obscure: from Armenia, Voskeni Ararat. The grape variety is Areni. It's a red dry wind. I have no idea what it's like or what to pair that with!
|by Anonymous||reply 91||05/23/2020|
[quote]Just got a delivery in PA, where the liquor stores are closed.
You must live in a nasty “red” county. I’m in a yellow one and liquor stores are opened up.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||05/23/2020|
I hate all of you! (I won't remember any of this tomorrow.)
|by Anonymous||reply 93||05/23/2020|
R91, oh, you said you had a Sangiovese. That's what got me thinking of the Montepulciano. Anyway, you have a lot of good choices there. I'm drinking Prosecco tonight. This thread inspired me to go out and get a bottle.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||05/23/2020|
Yeah, I thought I had a Sangiovese but I must have been mixing it up with the unknown Nero Di Troia. I don't know my Italian wines very well at all. The Armenian one is the biggest mystery.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||05/23/2020|
R86 Yes, really the most versatile white, and brilliant on its own without food... Not too "Oaky" or sour in its aftertaste. I do find many of the NZ and Aussie varieties of Sauvignon Blanc to be completely different to the original varietal. This can be good or bad, depending on what you're pairing it with.
Many are redolent of grapefruit or other citrus, which must be à terroir aspect of these. Some wine snobs I've met at auction even refer to some as having a "cat-pee" like nose. With cheeses, and nosh I don't mind them, yet I prefer a more nuanced or balanced Sauvignon Blanc, more mineral than a heavy citrus nose or palate.
As a prime example, I would never serve a NZ or Aussie Sauvignon Blanc with a Coquille St. Jacques, or other light classic fish dish, as the wine might dominate IMHO. I think a true Sauvignon Blanc is best described as soft, and ought to be a "quieter" table wine. I'm no snob; I just know what I like.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||05/23/2020|
R89: So true! Years ago, I went to Moulin Rouge and drank about 2 bottles of French wine with zero hangover the next day. I even remember the entire night. I would've been trashed (and very sick/hungover) after drinking that much wine in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||05/23/2020|
R91 Sorry I'm no help with the Armenian, yet the Nero di Troia. aka "Uva" is a great young wine... best to drink ASAP, think of it as the Nouveau Beaujolais of Italy, unless the grape is blended with other varietals, such as Sangiovese, or others...
|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/23/2020|
Great thread OP.... More of us need to give OP a w/w! Cheers everyone! L'Chaim!
|by Anonymous||reply 99||05/23/2020|
I just fixed my third Maker's Mark Manhattan, and seasoned my lamb chops for dinner... my mouth is watering with all the garlic, sumac, and oregano...
I'm serving them with a garlic and lemon couscous (zest & the juice) and Israeli Salad. My vino pairing is an Argentine Malbec! (though I probably should switch to water at this point! Ha! Not a chance!)
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/23/2020|
R55/R70 etc here. I ended up doing the chicken and pasta thing and paired it with the Nero di Troia. I don't think I've ever had this variety before. It was quite good, but a bit "weak" compared to a Cab or a Malbec. But very drinkable indeed.
Hope everyone is having an excellent Sat night! I'm just here finally eating my dinner, drinking wine, and hanging out with the cat while listening to music.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/23/2020|
R101 Glad it turned out well, and that you enjoyed the wine! I hope the Armenian "mystery" wine turns out well... You must let us know! I overcooked a couple of the chops, but it worked out well, as my beau likes them more done.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||05/23/2020|
Yes R102 I will come back and post about the Armenian mystery wine after I try it! The case was from a wine distributor who himself happens to be of Armenian origin so it's cool that he included something from that region. I like trying new things.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||05/23/2020|
Cheers R103! I thought that Uva would probably be "light"... Like the Beaujolais.... I think those case deals are a great oppurtunity to become acquainted with "new" wines... I often did the same back in the late nineties, and often surprised myself that I didn't NOT like certain wines. They always would throw in some "mystery" obscure wines back then as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||05/23/2020|
French reds generally measure 12-12.5% alcohol. If you see 14.0% on the label, get ready for a hangover. Zinfandels from Lodi, CA tip over 15% and just sniffing them will make you drunk.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/24/2020|
How about 5pm on Sunday now? Cab and pepper steak🍷
|by Anonymous||reply 106||05/24/2020|
I am already on my second drink
|by Anonymous||reply 107||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||05/24/2020|
Again today, I started at 9:00am with vodka and cranberry.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||05/24/2020|
I have a very strict regimen. A bottle of wine and ONE beer every Saturday.
Well, FUCK THAT- I am allowing myself 4 Corona Lights this evening.
My poor liver. That's 10 drinks for the week- well above the 1 drink per day limit (that I also destroy by having them all in a binge fashion in one sitting)...
|by Anonymous||reply 110||05/24/2020|
4:04pm Pacific Time. On my second bottle of chardonnay.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||05/24/2020|
R105 Good to know.... as I had not a clue. One redeeming quality of those NZ & Aussie Sauvignon Blancs is that they're a refreshing compliment to spicy dishes: Thai, Korean, Indian, etc. I shouldn't have given the impression they're only good with cheese or alone.
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