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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Nov 13, 2008.
Wot no spirits?!
I have one can of John Smith's bitter in case guests fancy a quaff ( I don't drink it myself). I have to admit to my shame to keeping lager in the past, but again only for guests.
I'm a member of three wine clubs and currently have around 20 bottles in my cellar (oh, alright, my cupboard under the stairs), 8 of which I'm laying down for at least next year if not 2010. I also have gin, and both sweet and dry vermouth, plus sherry (for my father-in-law), port and amaretto (which is horribly sweet). If I've been good, people sometimes get me a bottle of whisky for my birthday and/or Christmas, but only single malt Scotch; blends and whiskey are most definitely of the Devil!
This is funny because I JUST cleaned out the cabinet with the liquor in it.
We no longer drink alcohol but I DO have for cooking:
red and white wine
I also am hemming and hawing about what to do with the scotch that I have that I used to serve my dad all the time. He's a very moderate drinker but I felt it was hospitable to offer him a drink when he came here. But now, I'm not serving alcohol so I'm thinking of pouring it down the drain. I have a bottle of Johnny Walker Red that I'll give him and then another bottle of the cheap stuff that I'll just dump. Yeah - that's what I think I'll do.
I have some regular wine that I use for cooking. Cooking wine is too salty and has a strange flavor, imo.
Yep. Cooking wine is terrible. Use a decent, inexpensive standard wine.
Currently I have 3 Molson's (been in there too long...probably skunky), 9 Michelob Ultra's (trying to watch the carbs ), 1/4 bottle of red wine in the refrigerator (made by a neighbor, gross...which reminds me I need to toss it today), and the wife's Seagram's coolers (some fruity flavor, probably strawberry)
I don't use alcohol--mainly because it's hard to find any I like or can afford, and because of the sugar that I can't have.
I have Rubbing alcohol and I did at one time have an RX of liquid Iron that had some % alcohol in it but that's it for me.
I only remember that cause I had to take an Breathalyzer test for Work and I had just drank it on some O.J. on the way to the test. But my blood Alcohol was 000! whew!!:laugh:
Never had alcohol in my house in Canada for any purpose. I don't really care if others enjoy a drink or two. It is personal thing. I have seen too much abuse of women and children through alcohol abuse and it just turned me off completely.
In England, I had two uncles who owned a pub and I did spend time there, Understand that a puv in my early days was more a social club than a place of drunkenness........oh, we had our drunks.
When time was called,,,pub closing...it was legal in England to carry an open glass of bitter home, but it was illegal to drink from it on the streets...funny, eh?
My Mom poured every bottle my father had given to him down the drain. We never had clogged drains, so I figured it was a good drain cleanser.
Funny how some very good Christian people who like a sip of alcohol deem it essential to hide this fact from everyone in the church. Must be some guilt there.
On the other hand, when I was in Germany, the one Baptist Church had beer with a dinner they served and most of the people consummed it quite openly and without guilt. So, is it a cultural thing?
Cheers, Time, gentlemen, please..........
Why would you not have rubbing alcohol?
Don't even know what it is - is it the same as white spirit over here?
Does Nyquil count?
Other than that, I don't now, nor ever have had alcohol in my house. Oh--I forgot that one time, years ago, I bought some kaluha to put in some brownies. That's pretty much it...
There once was Kitty Dukakis
Her husband lost the big caucus
No vodka? no scotch?
While no one watched...
Gulp, gulp..was she ever nauseous!
Not at all. Your "white spirit" is what we call mineral spirits. See below site for information on rubbing alcohol. It is a topical treatment, definitely not something you drink.
I agree :laugh: -- nasty stuff that is. I have friends who are in a single malt club that meets monthly.
I lied! Someone mentioned why not rubbing alcohol, which sent me to the refrigerator to check my relief product called Deep Cold, and sure enough it contained isopropyl ALCOHOL! Mercy me!
Nope - Jim is right - it's isopropyl alcohol.
In congregations where the biblical and proper use of alcohol is not taught, and moderation is not modeled and enforced, I suppose some would assume that anyone who drinks must be drinking in excess.
Within my congregation, it is not unusual to have beer and wine available, in addition to many other non-alcoholic drinks, at off-campus social functions. No one drinks more than one in an evening, food is served, and there is enormous social pressure not to overindulge. I've never seen anyone even remotely intoxicated.