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Wine drinkers consume more alcohol than they realise

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People who think that drinking wine is "non-alcoholic" really get on my nerves!  An example of this was my boss a few years ago actually admitting she "liked a drink" when she got home at night.  She was posh and used to be a teacher so was an educated kinda person....until it came to drink.

One thing was in her favour, however.  She never used to LIE about the amount of wine she drank.  She once said to me, "People who say to you, 'last night I had 2 glasses of wine with my meal' ACTUALLY mean, 'I had 2 bottles of red with my take-away Chinese and I'm feeling a bit hungover today'"

wine drinkers are actually drinking LOADS of alcohol but are too dumb to admit it!

She is sooo right!  I have the proof that wine-drinkers are actually drinking LOADS of alcohol but are too dumb to admit it!  Those middle-class morons who probably drink 2 bottles of the "finest" red from Tesco who then take their kids to school the following morning in their lovely 4x4's are drinking MILES more alcoholic content than us poor, working-class mortals that like a can of lager now and again.  A glass of red wine It made me smile when "experts" appeared on Sky News recently saying that some wine drinkers are consuming far more alcohol than they realise and their livers may suffer in the long run.  You don't say!  I've known this for a long time and don't get paid for "doing research" on it!

I really think those snobby wine drinkers should (firstly) own up to drinking not 2 glasses of wine but 2 bottles a night...because, let's face it, how can a bottle of wine stay fresh if you only have 2 glasses at a time?  THEY ARE LYING!  And, secondly, READ THE LABEL SO YOU KNOW WHAT THE ALCOHOLIC CONTENT IS.  Even better, buy a few cans of cheap lager, you know it makes sense!  Oh, but you won't though, it's far too common to drink anything less than Tesco's "finest" red wine isn't it?  Or is it?!

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I recommend euthanasia for ove

I recommend euthanasia for ove

Stuff the new generation. They are complete and utter snobs. They have been brought up to think they are the bees-knees, brought up in overpriced retro-grunge from Oxfam, so-called organic foodstuffs, new age philosophies, weird religions and drugs, animal welfare groups, encounter groups and group therapy, love-ins. They love their cuisine-nouvelle, our super free-range yobbo kids, our yuppies incompetent good-for-nothing youths.

Our couch-potatoes have to drink margaritas, and tequila sunrises in plastic bars, sick on the beach, Michael Collins to them. Give them a vodka-martini and they are away, into all kinds of organic nonsense.

Give me Genetically Modified food. I will not be hungry like these greedy grabbing guzzlers.
I recommend euthanasia for ove
12th Mar 11 20:23

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alex

alex

Tesco's finest? I doubt you'd find anyone that really knows about wine drinking a Tesco own brand wine.
You are also over-generalising by saying all wine drinkers lie about how much they drink. You have taken what one person has said and apply it to everyone. I'm quite happy to admit that I can very easily go through a bottle of wine by myself. However I have never or met anyone that has felt the need to lie about how much wine they drink
alex
12th Mar 11 10:39

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Contre La Ivrognesse

Contre La Ivrognesse

Contre La Ivrognesse
20th Feb 11 12:58

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Anermang

Anermang

You relate need to grow up little girl, you get around 3 large glasses of wine a bottle but o you probably wouldn't know that being a lower class beer drinker or so you've branded yourself, I'm a ground worker and I drink red wine what does that make me in you worldly oppinion? And yes
2 glasses means two glasse as you can keep red wine for up to 5 day once opened, I drink a bottle maybe 2 a week, you can keep your supers or whatever you drink I'll Stick to me snobbie wine thanks.
Anermang
19th Feb 11 18:17

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Bob, it used to be a real gripe site; now it's mostly pi$$takers and the ignorant illiterate.
grumpyoldwoman
24th Oct 10 17:36

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Bob Marshall

Bob Marshall

Is this site real? If this is satire, it's hilarious.
Bob Marshall
24th Oct 10 15:55

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Tut Tut

Tut Tut

It amazes me how some wine-bibbers like to hide under the now-accepted phrase: "Red wine has health-giving properties." as their livers rot out.
You wouldn't believe some of the old toothless sots I've known who were once wealthy and got hooked on the drug "wine". They came to poverty and died young. That's how healthy THEIR red wine was.
Tut Tut
27th Apr 10 16:08

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Gainsborough lad.

Gainsborough lad.

I am on my 4th can of lager now (since 19:00 hours), as I don't ever drink tea or coffee, I always look for the cheap supermarket deals.

I don't like red wine, but if someone gives me a glass of white then it goes down like lager, but wine is not my prefered drink

I avoid getting anywhere near drunk, and I fail to understand people paying a lot for a bottle of wine, but if they want to pay £50-00 or more for a bottle of wine then it is up to them, the cash they pay, will pay someones wages.
Gainsborough lad.
4th Nov 09 22:23

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bones

bones

I do enjoy a glass or three of red but with a decent bottle selling for around £3 / 3-30 Euro here in France its not hard to overconsume.!!
bones
4th Nov 09 22:05

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Bukowski

Bukowski

I drink loads and loads of wine. I am an unrepentant alcoholic and love it. Don't like beer though...
Bukowski
29th Oct 09 02:06

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Tallulah

Tallulah

A friend of mine called me an alcoholic for ordering a Jack Daniels and coke with a meal. She drank a whole bottle of red wine.
Tallulah
18th Jun 09 05:04

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MikeP

MikeP

"MikeP - You really are a foolish snob. " To put cheap rubbish on to the table". By this I assume that your unsurprisingly assuming a direct link between cost and quality . So are all 'inexpensive' wines rubbish ? Even if they were full price at £10 a bottle but actually bought for say 4 for £20 or similar.
Tnuc Ybbons 09-Mar-2009 22:53 "

How childish you are "Tnuc Ybbons" but small things please small minds and ressot a era uoy kniht I. Sorry for taking myself down to your level but I couldn't resist, must be that 75p/litre Kazakh plonk I've been on.

Of course there is a link between cost and quality. Do you want to tell me that a Renault is as good as a Mercedes? That a Bulgarian wine for £3 is as good as an Argentinian Malbec for £10?

There is a lot of snobbery and rubbish talked about wine and it's up to each individual to decide what he likes. I have never found a decent red wine in the UK for less than about £6 a bottle. I don't enjoy white wines and rarely drink them so can't comment.
MikeP
2nd Apr 09 15:27

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Gandalf

Gandalf

Bulgarian Red .90p per bottle [Serve chilled] takes the harshness away nice summer drink.
I also like an aged Rioja which varies between £5-£15 per bottle.
Very hard to find grape is the Cinsault which is an excellent red about £3 per bottle.
Wine choice is by taste what suits and appeals to you not the cost or the brand.
Gandalf
10th Mar 09 09:49

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Nozza From 'Corry'

Nozza From 'Corry'

There aren't that many ghastly wines on the market these days. You get the odd cheap bottle that has a taste of turps but the majority are sound. If you want to pay £1 for 8 litres of El Cheapo table wine then you know what to expect.
Nozza From 'Corry'
10th Mar 09 09:10

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Tnuc Ybbons

Tnuc Ybbons

MikeP - You really are a foolish snob. " To put cheap rubbish on to the table". By this I assume that your unsurprisingly assuming a direct link between cost and quality . So are all 'inexpensive' wines rubbish ? Even if they were full price at £10 a bottle but actually bought for say 4 for £20 or similar.
Tnuc Ybbons
9th Mar 09 22:53

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