Wine, Gin and the Finer Things in Life.

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Post by Joan » 4 months ago

I googled "aphrodisiac gin amazon" which found the above, but also lead me down a rabbit hole, leading to this.

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Can you get HPV from a G&T?
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Is this a Harry Potter prequal?
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Post by Rutabaga » 4 months ago

So what do people make of this? Does the packaging matter at all when it comes to experiencing fine wines?

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Post by Rocky » 4 months ago

Goodness....my first reaction is one of horror. It does not look right. I wonder if it’ll affect the taste. Perhaps if we walked or cycled to the off-licence and recycled all our old glass bottles, we’d make more of a contribution to the environment.
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Post by Rutabaga » 4 months ago

I think it's more to do with the reduction in space for transporting the stuff. I'd have thought it would be possible to make the flat bottles in glass, rather than plastic, which might address the recycling issue but would add to transportation weight of course.
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Post by Joan » 4 months ago

Hmmm. Not sure what I think. Those flat bottles are brilliant on the shelf, but terrible at the table. You;d have to pinch them between your thumb and fingers to pour, and a they'd be very unstable on the table. I suspect I would spill more than I'd drink.

I don't think they could make it from glass. The flat bottle would have more surface area the cylinder, so it would require more glass - and I've noticed those 1/2 bottles of spirits seem to have thicker glass than normal bottles, so it might even need twice as much glass as a normal bottle. It wouldn't be letterbox slim then. If you were going to use glass, it probably would have to be more like a normal bottle, but with a square cross section.

I'm not sure it has a huge advantage over château cardboard.
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Post by Regulator » 4 months ago

If I recall correctly (and I may be wrong) glass is also more repeatedly recyclable than plastic - and takes less energy to recycle....


...and plastic just doesn’t make the same embarrassing noise as you pour the bottles into the recycling bin.
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Post by Regulator » 3 months ago

I would like to recommend the M&S Small Batch No2 London Dry Gin. It’s made with Seville Orange peel and, whilst not as ‘in yer face’ orangey as Tanqueray Sevilla, it is very pleasant. Hopefully available at an M&S near you.
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I would like to recommend the M&S Small Batch No2 London Dry Gin. It’s made with Seville Orange peel and, whilst not as ‘in yer face’ orangey as Tanqueray Sevilla, it is very pleasant. Hopefully available at an M&S near you.
Tonight might be the night for me, the tonic is in the fridge. Yesterday I invested in a very nice brass jigger, it would be a shame not to use it.
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Post by Rocky » 3 months ago

Stop it pleeeeease.....I'm on metronidazole for a nasty tooth infection. So no alcohol for me.
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Stop it pleeeeease.....I'm on metronidazole for a nasty tooth infection. So no alcohol for me.
Oh dear, so I guess you don't want me to post a photo of my glass of X gin later?
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Stop it pleeeeease.....I'm on metronidazole for a nasty tooth infection. So no alcohol for me.
You have my sympathy. They're not kidding about the need to avoid alcohol, btw.
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Oh dear, so I guess you don't want me to post a photo of my glass of X gin later?
Noooooo.......or else I'll post pictures of my tablets

Seriously though, do enjoy it.
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Post by Dunckel » 3 months ago

Mmmmm... chocolate
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Post by Regulator » 3 months ago

I’m settling down with my first G&T of the weekend, made with Explorers Gin from the Downton Distillery. I can thoroughly recommend it.
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