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    stephen northhenarar
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    Old mac I am parched I havent had a drink since last night

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thats better A nice cup of tea [:D]

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    old mcdonald
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    henarar, There is no
    drought of drought threads that is for sure.

    I never drink tea. Tried it
    once, worse than gin. Dinner soon, one white, one red, one port and two
    Moscatels (just to compare them) – a Spanish and a Portuguese Bacalhoa. Had the
    Bacalhoa last night and think the Spanish might match it.The Bacalhoa was nearly 5 and the Spanish about half that.

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    stephen northhenarar
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    I thought you would like that one

    Not a wine man myself farmhouse cider or whisky will hit the spot

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    welshnwillingwelshnwilling
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    Bottle of Magners from the fridge. Tidy !

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    stephen northhenarar
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    welshnwilling

    Magners

    Not bad rumage I dont spose

    #872198

     
    old mcdonald
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    henarar, Yes, it did appeal to my sense of humour – after the initial reaction “not another drought thread”.

    If I lived in Zumerzet I would be a cider drinker too. It goes well with many foods, apart from being a pleasant drink on its own of course. Sausages are good, and especially pies, either pastry or potato topped. I also reckon it would go well with many fish dishes, particularly shellfish – and kedgeree. Some foods though need wine as an accompaniment, a ******* drink rather than a quaffing one. In Australia and here I am in the fortunate position of having very cheap supplies of top class wines. If you want to read a little more about them check out http://www.oldmcdonaldinportugal.blogspot.com for an article on Portuguese wines.

    Cider is good also with cheese and bread, but with say Stilton and biscuits (I like Carr’s wholemeal, but cannot get them and have to settle for digestive types) after dinner it is essential to have Port.

    As for whisky, I have never tried it with any food other than haggis, although the next time I have the Portuguese version (rice instead of oatmeal being the difference) I will do so. I like the occasional large dram before bed – Dalmore and Glenmorangie rated as No1 and No2, but I am not averse to the Western ones if they are not too heavily peated. 

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    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd
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    welshnwilling

    Bottle of Magners from the fridge. Tidy !

     

    Cornish Rattler Cyder! If you’re brave enough!!!

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    Peter WellsPeter Wells
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    I saw a news item last evening which postulated a transfer of the waters of the river Severn to the South East by means of using the old (derelict) Thames Severn Canal including the Stroudwater Canal.

    In recent years parts of the canal have been re-opened but much remains to be done. Someone from Thames water was saying that it would take ten years to plan.

    I have mixed feelings about the scheme but if I were desperate I would put a pipe in the Severn between Gloucester and Sharpness and then pipe/pump the water due east up to the Thames at Lechlade (about 30 [direct] miles) and let it flow from there down to London. At one million per mile plus 8 million for pumps cost 38m. Job done.

     

     

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    old mcdonald
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    Peter, Did you not already post that on a “real” drought thread?

    TCB,  So what do I eat with this Cornish Rattler? The same sort of thing I would with a Zumerzet one?

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    bovrilbovril
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    old mcdonald

    So what do I eat with this Cornish Rattler?

    Am I alone in not wanting to drink whilst I’m eating? Likee I see some pigs flood their food with water to eat it, and some eat it just as the meal, I’m most definitely a dry feeder! Even to the point of not liking gravy on any food. Give a meal half an hour to go down, then I can start drinking.

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    stephen northhenarar
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    old mcdonald

    Peter, Did you not already post that on a “real” drought thread?

    This is a real drought thread

    sortage of zider in zumerzet is not such a problem as in the old days when if you ran out you would have to walk or ride many miles to find more and as the whole work force ran on the stuff it was a big worry, these days you can get it droped in

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    bankruptbankrupt
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    Thames Severn Canal

    Sadly, Peter Wells, this project was always in trouble because of lack of water at the summit.

    Of course, the Thames Head Inn ever running out of ale would have been the real disaster. [:$]

    Cheers!(6X)

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    old mcdonald
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    bovril, I know a few people who eat dry. My wife drinks very little until she reaches the cheese, and her mother, who enjoys wine, tends to have a suitable wine for the main course after she has finished it. I think a lot depends on what the meal is, but I was thinking a main meal lunch or dinner when replying to henarar, and the same when asking tcb.

    I need to drink when I am eating, always have, but even so, cheese and biscuits, and nuts, both consumed by us every night after the main course, are a bit difficult for most folks to get down without a drink.  I know what you mean though about being able to “start drinking” and I found this a big problem in Australia. When visiting (for a sit-down meal, not a BBQ) we were always plied with drink up to the time of the meal, usually nothing with it, so I learned to keep a full glass of beer, and then nothing ever offered after the meal, even if you were there another couple of hours.

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    Peter WellsPeter Wells
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    bankrupt

    Thames Severn Canal Sadly, Peter Wells, this project was always in trouble because of lack of water at the summit. Of course, the Thames Head Inn ever running out of ale would have been the real disaster

    Indeed, from its inception this canal never really worked due to lack of water. I think Sapperton tunnel is however now clear but I’m not sure if the brickwork is OK. About thirty years ago, Brimscombe Port was filled in and built over and, although millions have been spent in restoring the canal under Merrywalks in Stroud, my guess is that the canal will never fully open again. (Not unless Gordon Brown returns to power and invents money to spend like he did last time)

    From your signature of 6x, may I presume you are a Wadworth’s man?

    [D]

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    Peter WellsPeter Wells
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    old mcdonald

    Peter, Did you not already post that on a “real” drought thread?

    OM. To tell the truth, I don’t know if I did or not. I may have done, because it is the sort of thing ……… “I would have said, had I had said it.”

     

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