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Teeny tiny sips

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Flowersinspring, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    This is the only way to drink port. Clearly chugging is not an option. Generous sips seem wrong.

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  2. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Is cheese involved?
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  3. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

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  4. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Yes just sips - but hours of them!
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  5. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Dry white port as an aperitif. Delicious. A mouthful each time works. Red ports- I'd agree. A little is better.

    @Mangleworzle of course cheese should be involved. And I'm no committed cheese lover. Red port I hasten to add.
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  6. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Hot port is fabulous!
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  7. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Warm egg nog. Alcoholic custard. What could be more delicious in a mug?
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  8. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    (A big serving of ) White port and tonic with lots of ice brought to you on the deck of a boat sailing down a summer, sun drenched River Douro .......:):)

    .......oh are we talking Christmas here.:oops::p
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  9. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    If cheese is involved then big sips (but definitely sub-chug size) are needed to wash down cheese residue and prepare the palate for the next bit of cheese which may be of a differently delicious kind.

    If no cheese is involved, then small sips are appropriate.

    However I do like a Sauterne or Tokay with cheese too.
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  10. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Have you and Wallace ever been seen at the same time? Think I may have rumbled your identity.

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  11. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    So, where do you stand on cheese and onion crisps? Chugs or sips?
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  12. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    You can dip them
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  13. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Is brandy involved?
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  14. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

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  15. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

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  16. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Cheese and onion crisps and port! :eek::confused::mad:

    Nary the twain shall meet under this roof Gromit!
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  17. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I am partial to port, but Madeira Has the edge for me.

    I don't just like it for its taste but for the accidental way that Port became improved by the heat it sufferred and the history behind working out why improved all wines.

    When I relate how much healthcare has improved over my lifetime, thanks to technology, I also need to point out the extent its improved everything, down the the quality of the wine we drink.

    My generation coined the name "Plonk" to describe the wine we could afford. The cheapest wine you can but these days is a million times better than what us had to put up with on a date with your mother once the Wicked Witch of Westminster turned an affordable mortgage into a millstone around our necks.

    I know it's not really related to a discussion of port, but I can tell you this for nothing, nobody in their right mind who lived through the Thatcher era would vote Tory twice and suffer the same misery again.

    If it was down to me, I'd be asking why a re-assment of what constitutes learning difficulties hasn't been done as a priority.

    Isn't it high time our teachers got the finger out and and told us the truth about how thick the kids they teach actually are; and have been for years?
  18. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    If I can't chug it, I won't drink it.
    Beer. Wine. Vodka.
    And Poker.
    And laughing.

    "Teeny tiny sips" just makes me think of some over powdered puckered up historical drama on TV.
    And Bridge.
    And frowning.
  19. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    In a storm, is the brand important or can I drink any port?
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  20. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    Congratulations. you have passed the test.
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