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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 11:04:09 PM »
Good reason to go for a little jog along the coastal path from Fortwilliam then...

That's a great idea.  Presumably they open different bottles every day or week?

Yes they change it every so often.. you get a card and put money on it and you dispense the wine yourself. Very busy and they serve breads and cold meats also

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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:58:14 PM »
the Pinot Noir is a wine that isnít for the first timer but has good Tanin.

This thread is so much better than the other alcohol-related ones...

I brought back an expensive bottle of Pinot Noir from the Buena Vista vineyard in Sonoma, California - really liked it when doing a wine-tasting session there 3 or 4 weeks ago.  Determined to savour it but no doubt it'll go the same way as others - open it for a special occasion when we have people round, and get about half a glass of it myself.

Rois youíd love my local, itís got a great Offy with a bit at the back where to have a range of wines that you can sip, buy half glass or full glass depending on what you like and should you like the wine leave with it via the offy.. Itís called the Sipster

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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:41:46 PM »
Might try and give this wine craic a go (on the back of reading people's drinking trends on here recently).  Now as a good lurgan man i of course had my years of drinking the finest Buckfast and even on the odd occasion got a low numbered bottle ;) but i never ventured into more sophisticated stuff.

Any recommendations for a newcomer? I think i would like to stick to the red stuff, unless of course persuaded otherwise.

Chilean Merlot is a decent place to start........coming from someone who has just started and knows no differently

Try and stick to the Spanish, Italian , or French reds, reduced hangovers (providing you don't drink two bottles) New world wine is cheaper but as Ive said very often on here Tesco and other shops run a 25% discount for 6 or more, which will on average give you good bottles of wines for a fiver!

I'll give you a few types later

With meat an Australian Shiraz is good. I only like red with food (meat mostly). Malbec, Pinot noir (Delta NZ is good).
With white it is hard to beat a NZ Marlborough.

Key thing with wine is, if YOU like the taste of it then that's all that matters. A £5 bottle can be every bit as good as a £50 bottle. It's to your taste.

All true Taylor in relation to prices, Iím into the Rioja Tempranillo, for the French Iím buying the Bordeaux, plenty of them about at decent prices.. the Pinot Noir is a wine that isnít for the first timer but has good Tanin. As for the Italian wines the Tuscanís are the way to go, Chianti decent..

As for the new world wines I tend to avoid they are generally stronger and give more of a hangover (purely my view) the old world stuff is produced differently and I much prefer that style..

As for the Whites, I only drink it when the red has ran out, or if we are out for dinner and we order a bottle itís a white! A Pinot or a Villa Sol!

Iím thirsty after that

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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:01:31 PM »
Might try and give this wine craic a go (on the back of reading people's drinking trends on here recently).  Now as a good lurgan man i of course had my years of drinking the finest Buckfast and even on the odd occasion got a low numbered bottle ;) but i never ventured into more sophisticated stuff.

Any recommendations for a newcomer? I think i would like to stick to the red stuff, unless of course persuaded otherwise.

Chilean Merlot is a decent place to start........coming from someone who has just started and knows no differently

Try and stick to the Spanish, Italian , or French reds, reduced hangovers (providing you don't drink two bottles) New world wine is cheaper but as Ive said very often on here Tesco and other shops run a 25% discount for 6 or more, which will on average give you good bottles of wines for a fiver!

I'll give you a few types later

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 17, 2018, 04:57:17 PM »
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What's your relationship with alcohol?

Love drink, but hate getting drunk!

I try to have bottles of whiskey, gin, rum, vodka and more at home. Rarely add a mixer, whiskey neat and add ice and maybe slice of lime to the others.
Tequila and cachaca are two I don't like straight. But I make Margaritas and Caipirinhas with them, and they're lovely.
While at the moment, scotch actually tops my list, I'm also fully into the gin craze and the wide array available. My favourite is Tanqueray 10, but I haven't tasted one I don't like! I'm very unusual in that I just can't understand how people can add tonic to these delights, which (for me) completely masks the individual taste of the gins.

I buy eight bottles of beer every Friday to do me for the weekend. Will never get more than 2 of any one variety. Love the range of craft beers available, but some days also would buy a bottle of Heineken or can of Guinness. Average home consumption of Friday 2 beers + 4 pub measure shorts, Saturday 4+4, Sunday 2+2.

When in the pub (about once a month) I'd never have more than 2 pints of the same thing. I might start with 2 Guinness, then move on to Hop House, then Heineken. But would never hit 10 pints, usually done at 6 or 7 if out with mates. 

I'd really find it difficult if I was told I had to give up alcohol. But I don't think it's because I'm dependant on it, it's  just I love it. And chocolate too!

Yeah its the chocolate that's possibly killing me more now! Red wine and a bar of chocolate! I'm not so much a crisps man, probably more cashew or roasted nuts man!

Drinking far less now on a Friday now (2 beers, 2 glasses of red), eyes start to sting around 10 from tiredness! Getting old has its draw backs but will reduce you drink intake at least

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 17, 2018, 04:51:59 PM »
I just think we're going down a dangerous road with this nonsense. There will always be flare ups, when pride and passion are involved. Some posters on here reckon that involving police or heavier suspensions from the county boards will deter offenders. It won't. There is a life sentence in jail for murder....yet we still have murderers.

Police should never be involved with GAA business. Be it criminal or a slap during a game.  We talk about the dirty joe slap from behind? What about the late high elbow? Is this going to be assault? Or the clothesline tackle that we see more and more of? Once we have police involvement, then all of the above can be reported to the police. You're knickers are all in a twist.

It's club championship season, tempers run high. Consider that 200/300 years ago, the same parishes wouldve been fighting to the death in the name of sport.
So anything goes?
Judas hits are ok.
Kick a man on the head when he is down?
Draw a hurl on a man from behind?
If the Ref misses it you are grand to go on.

Careful now, therealdougal sounds like a tough brut!

I doubt he even played, or at best played the Z team/ beer belly team.

Ah now MR row, we eat townies like you with your soft attitudes for breakfast.

Aye proper softies here in Milltown  ::)

I'm just glad all the crying has died down. Cavanagh was an accident.  And it's a well known fact that if it wasn't for blow-ins from the country ye would have no medals down in Milltown.

Course, youíd think weíd 15 blow in ya wally! You again show yourself to be a dafty never mind what I suspect, just a barfly. I doubt you owned a pair of boots too  ;D

Sorry MR2, but I'd safely say that if we were to hire a cleaner to dust down each others medal collection, yours would  be finished for 10 o'clock tea.

Well you say that, but we are not counting ladies football here.

I've no idea who you are or what club you support or not play for, you are just a random nerd/WUM as far as I'm concerned who says they have medals. (I just said you don't own a pair of boots!) Why bring your fantasy medal count in, means nothing.

It's the condoning of slaps and digs in games which result in broken eye sockets, losing teeth and guys getting hidings and being traumatised by it, and saying, sure its part of the game! Its that,  that shows you up as a balloon.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:24:25 PM »
International break has been its usual disaster for Liverpool

Salah, Keita, Van Dijk and Mane all injured in some shape or form.

Not sure how many will be ruled out on Saturday but at least Sturridge wasnt called up!

Has he not been out all season?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:02:20 AM »
I just think we're going down a dangerous road with this nonsense. There will always be flare ups, when pride and passion are involved. Some posters on here reckon that involving police or heavier suspensions from the county boards will deter offenders. It won't. There is a life sentence in jail for murder....yet we still have murderers.

Police should never be involved with GAA business. Be it criminal or a slap during a game.  We talk about the dirty joe slap from behind? What about the late high elbow? Is this going to be assault? Or the clothesline tackle that we see more and more of? Once we have police involvement, then all of the above can be reported to the police. You're knickers are all in a twist.

It's club championship season, tempers run high. Consider that 200/300 years ago, the same parishes wouldve been fighting to the death in the name of sport.
So anything goes?
Judas hits are ok.
Kick a man on the head when he is down?
Draw a hurl on a man from behind?
If the Ref misses it you are grand to go on.

Careful now, therealdougal sounds like a tough brut!

I doubt he even played, or at best played the Z team/ beer belly team.

Ah now MR row, we eat townies like you with your soft attitudes for breakfast.

Aye proper softies here in Milltown  ::)

I'm just glad all the crying has died down. Cavanagh was an accident.  And it's a well known fact that if it wasn't for blow-ins from the country ye would have no medals down in Milltown.

Course, youíd think weíd 15 blow in ya wally! You again show yourself to be a dafty never mind what I suspect, just a barfly. I doubt you owned a pair of boots too  ;D

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:42:12 PM »
I just think we're going down a dangerous road with this nonsense. There will always be flare ups, when pride and passion are involved. Some posters on here reckon that involving police or heavier suspensions from the county boards will deter offenders. It won't. There is a life sentence in jail for murder....yet we still have murderers.

Police should never be involved with GAA business. Be it criminal or a slap during a game.  We talk about the dirty joe slap from behind? What about the late high elbow? Is this going to be assault? Or the clothesline tackle that we see more and more of? Once we have police involvement, then all of the above can be reported to the police. You're knickers are all in a twist.

It's club championship season, tempers run high. Consider that 200/300 years ago, the same parishes wouldve been fighting to the death in the name of sport.
So anything goes?
Judas hits are ok.
Kick a man on the head when he is down?
Draw a hurl on a man from behind?
If the Ref misses it you are grand to go on.

Careful now, therealdougal sounds like a tough brut!

I doubt he even played, or at best played the Z team/ beer belly team.

Ah now MR row, we eat townies like you with your soft attitudes for breakfast.

Aye proper softies here in Milltown  ::)

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:39:53 PM »
Only the most committed will traipse to the Aviva from now on.

Else they will just hand out more free tickets to the schools creating a financial problem.

Either way the FAI are in a serious pile of shit............but Delaney will put fingers in his ears going LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA

Currently they can only play with what they have and itís shit..

What plans have the FAI put in place for youth set up and development? They should save the money wasted on the senior team and plough it into a workable achievable system that brings about improvement.

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General discussion / Re: How much do you drink?
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:32:56 PM »
80 units... some people drinking 10 bottles of wine a week! Powerful. If I didnít have a job I could afford that

Maybe you could afford it if it wasnít for Brexit driving the price of a bottle of wine up...

Iím still buying them at Tesco when the 25% offer is on, check it out, or you can make up your wine and save a fortune  :o

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General discussion / Re: How much do you drink?
« on: October 16, 2018, 05:46:09 PM »
80 units... some people drinking 10 bottles of wine a week! Powerful. If I didnít have a job I could afford that

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:35:09 AM »
Maybe what Orior is saying is drink is too easy to turn to when someoneneeds to unwind. Heard many people say "I dunno how I could manage if I couldn't have a drink". I'd say, well you'd just find something else to do : gym, walk, gardening, meditate etc. it's just the done thing to turn to drink when stressed, nervous, relaxed, worried, etc etc. If you were a recovering alcoholic, couldn't drink due to medical issue of in a Muslim country you'd find another way to relax, destress etc.

It can take the edge off people if they are feeling stressed... whether that is all in the head or not doesnt matter.. I prefer to go to the gym straight from work and that works for me, though if I want to have a beer then I'll reach for one in the fridge and not give it a second thought.

 I do wonder about the having a beer/wine in the house and how my kids look at us, and they aint shy in telling us how they feel, we've a good group of friends that we call round to or they call to ours for a chat or catch up and its a case for reaching to the fridge, but when we had the month off we only tea to offer and found it strange not opening up a bottle and having a glass of wine!

Needless to say we are going to pick another month, probably Feb as January we have too much on and then possibly June.. If we can do 3 months a year no drink and no drinking through the week I'd be happy with that 

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:56:48 AM »
Butterfly started last night on UTV, excellent cast and the storyline very thought provoking

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:40:21 AM »
I just think we're going down a dangerous road with this nonsense. There will always be flare ups, when pride and passion are involved. Some posters on here reckon that involving police or heavier suspensions from the county boards will deter offenders. It won't. There is a life sentence in jail for murder....yet we still have murderers.

Police should never be involved with GAA business. Be it criminal or a slap during a game.  We talk about the dirty joe slap from behind? What about the late high elbow? Is this going to be assault? Or the clothesline tackle that we see more and more of? Once we have police involvement, then all of the above can be reported to the police. You're knickers are all in a twist.

It's club championship season, tempers run high. Consider that 200/300 years ago, the same parishes wouldve been fighting to the death in the name of sport.
So anything goes?
Judas hits are ok.
Kick a man on the head when he is down?
Draw a hurl on a man from behind?
If the Ref misses it you are grand to go on.

Careful now, therealdougal sounds like a tough brut!

I doubt he even played, or at best played the Z team/ beer belly team.

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