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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:58:12 PM »
Does anyone else look at the strength of the wine before buying?
The Black Stump (Aussie Shiraz) is 15% and lovely and smooth to drink.

Amarone della Valpolicella is always around 15% as well. Pricey stuff, but very nice.

15% is rocket fuel for wine! Lot of German wines can be strong, remember a party at mine and friend had a bottle of it was was completely out of it!

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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:55:55 PM »
Well you just called me a functioning alcoholic on the other thread so the offer is rescinded :D

That wasnít directed at you per say.. but if I struck chord then im sorry  ;


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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:54:14 PM »

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

Obviously Biased here, living on Napa's door step but why exactly should one not try New World Wines?

Napa Cabs and Pinots will go toe to toe with all and any of the French and Spanish famed wines.

I enjoy a Cote Du Rhone, a Beajoulais, and a Temperanillo - but if I wanna really get nose down in a cracking bottle of Red there are wonderful Californian and Oregon options.

Itís just what you are used too I suppose, the production process is different and so is the bottling and storage.. on a personal level for taste after taste and more importantly in the morning, Iíve no hangover..

But Iíd be very happy to let you give me some decent wine dead from your end, I agree with you on the Pinotís there are some lovely Californian ones

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:49:06 PM »
Great thread. Alot of the boys that you battle with normally I'm looking at you MR2, you find yourself reading the posts and empathising. Suppose being honest I'm at a bit of a crossroads. I'm not sure if I'm an alcoholic or not. I enjoy a drink most weekends when the sport allows me. When there's no football to be played, it's nearly like an invitation to drink all weekend. I realise myself I'm probably drinking too much but I can't seem to get a handle on it. Had a big weekend of it last week, and said that'll do me now to Christmas. Sitting watching TV last night, I more or less manufactured a row with the woman just so I could get away for a couple of hours. So I text my mate, we met up played pool and I'd my 5 or 6 pints. It's never affected me with work. I always get up for work. When I was younger and living in the city, there was nothing thought of a 4day session or whatever. Get up go to class, then back on it. Now it has me wondering if I'm on the slippery slope that's talked about. I come from a background of alcohol abuse, so its always eating at you if you're the same. I don't know if its just a lack of will power on my behalf, or if this is the start of it.

A functioning alcoholic is a term thatís used a lot, and depends on your lifestyle. Iíve a few friends who have jobs as directors and owners, so a lot of lunch meetings in pubs restaurants or hotels, deals struck on the golf course followed by drink or just living in hotels during the week! They would be letting their hair down at the weekend and be more booze.. if youíre taking that much then youíre a functioning alcoholic..

 if youíre are boozing on your own or missing work or lying to friends family about your daily intake then thatís the slippery slope for me..

 people are hung up on amounts of drink, the unit values vary so someoneís 14 units maximum might be to someone else 18 units a week and thatís their level! Iíll have 3 beers tonight possibly and a glass or two of red! Thatís nearly the weekly intake! Iím not an alcoholic if I break the 14 unit guidelines.


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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 19, 2018, 03:09:31 PM »
Good work pbat. Christmas is naturally a time where it will be tight going but you seem to have a system that works so keep at it.

And you see you fellas that are drinking red wine in a round...

I was out with the lads one time and we were all in rounds and the mate shouted over, what ya having? I said a bottle red please! He sickened me rightly and boy was I fucked trying to keep up with them!

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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 »
Quote
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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