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Advert trying to put me off wine

Discussion in 'Personal' started by mammal, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Wine and beer are stronger now too. Alcohol units are based on a 125 ml glass of wine at 7%. Try finding a wine at 7% in your local shop...even one under 10% is unusual.
  2. Yes, Lily - I grew up in a family where women did not drink (goodness knows what happened to my sister and me!).
    There would be ONE glass of white wine (Blue Nun, good grief) on a Sunday with the Sunday Roast (I don't know what happened to the rest of the bottle - I do hope they didn't use the same bottle of Blue Nun for weeks on end).
    Then there was one glass of port and lemon on Boxing Day when posh Aunty J came.
    That was it.
    I have never, even seen any of my rellies drunk, actually. Neither the men nor the women.
    Apart from my Dad, but I was only a wee kid then and that is enough to witness for a lifetime.
    Grandad would have his Sunday stint from 12 till 2 in t'pub - two pints of stout and home to wifey.
    Step-dad has always had his Thursday evening with the "boys" but they only manage about a pint between the 5 of them...
  3. annie2010

    annie2010 Occasional commenter

    Absolutely, CQ.
    I'm 50 plus and certainly not a candidate for AA!
    I'm now off to enjoy a Saturday glass of rose, and blow the statistics!
  4. My one gran always enjoyed a port and lemon or a sherry on special occasions and Sanatogen wine or a hot toddy for medicinal reasons. My other gran never drank. My mum an dad were both regular but not heavy drinkers so I guess that I have carried on their example. I have never been able to binge drink to the level achieved by my children's generation. I would be considered a lightweight by people of that age, including some work colleagues.

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