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PostSubject: Spirits Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:03 pm

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lol you couldn't make it through one day of waiting Smile

Cool Originally it was to drink the entire bottle on Saturday night, but I figured I'd try it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Wine Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:16 pm

You will eventually grow out of buying spirits for their gimmicky labels.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:34 pm

I've never had this one.
Rather, I prefer sparkling wine, mead and cider.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:31 am

Have you tried making your own mead?
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:42 am

Nah. I don't like or drink it that much, m'lady.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:21 am

So when you listed it under your preferred drinks in the post above, was that your alter ego?
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:46 pm

Refer to "prefer." Meaning, if I drink, which I rarely do, which I alluded to in "I don't like [it] or drink it that much."
Do you get it: a choice in and a measure of my drinking habits.
Whoa, although condescending the entire time, I got through that without overtly insulting you, m'lady; almost, anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:50 pm

"I prefer"... as in "I don't like it".
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:56 pm

Please tell me you're just trying to piss me off.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:58 pm

I don't like it that much, but prefer it over others. Why is that so hard to comprehend.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:01 pm

Because you expressed yourself poorly.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:02 pm

In context, "that much" translates to: "not liking or drinking it enough to make my fucking own."
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:27 pm

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Because you expressed yourself poorly.

Or you're just not intellectually well-rounded, dense in more areas than one, as I know you're not totally obtuse since you can engineer and program.

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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:13 pm

I am sufficiently rounded, but I am foreign. I am sometimes lead to error by poorly phrased sentences. Don't take that as an offense, but as a reminder that if you wish to be properly understood, you should put effort into how you communicate.
"I don't drink very much at all, but in the event that I do, I prefer sparkling wine, mead, and cider." ... would have been better.
I'm fond of exploring of wines and spirits myself, and I have enough acquaintances in the homebrew community to know that mead drinkers are also often mead makers. It is just about one of the simple brews you can make, and a good use for a surplus of honey.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:32 pm

Semantics, trivialities, princess. I suspect this is how the feminine satiates, justifies itself with believing it has gained the crown, upperhand, victory, whereas the masculine says: "Fuck it; you win whatever it is you think you have won."
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:05 pm

Chaucer's Mead:
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:15 pm

To Her, one last time.

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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:02 pm

I'm seeing double.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:10 pm

You need some pickled garlic.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:11 pm

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You need some pickled garlic.

I have it, babe.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:14 pm

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:06 am

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Chateau de la Dauphine (2010)

Excellent wine.

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PostSubject: Re: Wine Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:07 pm

It's not only what you it and drink, but how; what utensils, what tools, what instruments intervene between the consumed, the objective, and the consuming, the subjective.

Modern Greeks drink wine from glasses like this...

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Not as refined, delicate, sophisticated than the usual glassware, but there is something profound about them.
They are small, bigger than shot-glasses but not able to hold the volume of western wine glasses.

The magic is not in the appearance, but in what they force the drinker to do.
The drinker must fill his glass often, perhaps after ever swallow.
It imposes a state of lucidity.
The movement of filling the glass, the repetition, is an affirmation.
Each glassful a separate ritual.
One for the dead, the next for the living, then to particulars.
Each one separate, distinct, with its own ritual.

I've looked for glasses like the ones in the pic, and the ones I drank, many a time, wine in Greece, but I have not come across them.

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Tomorrow I am bringing my son to my father's grave. I'll take two small glasses, and a small bottle of wine.
We'll take a drink to the gods, to nature that made us possible, raising our glasses to ouranos, and then to our ancestors, and then to my father, we will spill it on the earth.

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PostSubject: Re: Wine Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:59 pm

I had a Greek landlord once when I lived in Germany.

He had little glasses like this, but we drank Ouzo from them. We would drink a few toasts when I would go down to pay the rent, I never remember getting back to my flat.

No other alcohol makes me blank out like that.

I remember his wife drinking wine and not Ouzo. She would keep her eye on me and never spoke to me once, but she had the most cherubic smile.

I found the exact same ones on ebay, and I am feeling nostalgic.

22k gold, I remember being able to feel the gold under my fingertips. I want to buy them.. but have not the space for them.

Oh, I think this is similar to what you are looking for;
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:07 am

My housemates are gone, which means I'm drinking wine, which means I've had too much, which means I want you talk to me, which means I'm pacing around my backyard "like a madman", which means I'm maintaining my equilibrium by tracing the clothesline, which means it takes me three hours  to get up the stairs, which means I'm listening to music too loudly, which means I'm not yet over you, which means I'm staring at my eyes in the mirror asking "who are you," which means I'm dancing to stay awake, which means I don't know the last time I Iaid my head down, which means I don't know my last meal, which means you make me sick, which means I love you, which means I hate you, which means I hope you fall victim to guilt, which means none of this applies later on when this all wears down.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:17 pm

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"The history of everyday is constituted by our habits. ... How have you lived today?" [N.]

*Become clean, my friends.*
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Wine Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:36 pm

Do you ever imbibe beer, or just a wine and spirits kind of guy?
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:39 pm

I like beer.
Don't drink spirits, much...not nay more.
Only vodka, when I do.

I prefer wine, port, beer, and vodka, and cognac on occasion.

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PostSubject: Re: Wine Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:57 pm

Vodka does best when it's drunk within the security of one's home or a friend's home.

Beer is conducive to drinking in public or social settings.



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PostSubject: Re: Wine Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:18 am

Fucking women...
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:34 pm

Are you implying that the entire history of European man, particularly around the Mediterranean basin, can be reduced down to being jilted by females?
Were women responsible for the dominance of Indo-European tribes, after all?!!!
She told me so, but I did not believe her.
Shocked  
Does this explain American beer guzzling, or is it only about wine, and whiners?
Does pizza consumption factor into all of this?

Is this the only reason you drink, to deal with a stiff woody and no wood-chip chipper to diddle it down to size?

I think this calls for a glass ...or ten, of my finest...not exceeding the $60 range.

Outside of your Jew-Freudian approach, can you delve into the reason sex, and meed/alcohol drinking, evolved, and go beneath and around Hebrew insights?
Lyssa has posted something on it.
What other effect does alcohol have, other than to calm the love-stricken heart's turmoil?
There is the erotic, the main dish in our modern days, and then there's the thymotic, the ignored side-dish...funny how both rotate around one issue, one hunger, one human preoccupation.

Cheers, or as the losers in Greece say, after failing to get laid, because they are broke...or who have endured the scorn of a discriminating wench, with high standards, *cough...gold digger, and a esteem placed on a pedestal... Στην υγεία σου!!!

What do they say about the benefits of beer over women?
I think it applies here, with a slight modification:
You can be sure to uncork a bottle of wine, not so much a woman.
A bottle of wine is cheap and easy, not a woman all of the time.
A bottle of wine is sure to make you calm and keep you happy, that cannot be said of a woman.

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PostSubject: Re: Wine Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:05 pm

The play was on "fucking women." Blame and victimization with a hint in concordance to the influence of women and its approach and reproach. There were no psychoanalyzing.
Don't get all hoppy on me.

I know of one, that wine, through the cult of Dionysus, was meant to, meaning the course antecedent and successive, turn man toward matters of Earthy life as opposed to or away from otherwordly: a demarcation of an extraneous materiality.

Effects of alcohol are extroverted, whereas with another stimulant/depressants, such as cannabis, it is introverted.
Emotional life is intensified by the former, while for the latter it is thought life. One is hyporeal and the other is hyperreal; first connects and so the second disconnects.


Nyet. I drink to spite life, which is the same reason I smoke [tobacco]. It used to be as a sort of askesis: to overcome foreigness. Then it turned into suppression as is smoking. Now it's because I enjoy European beers, especially bavarian wheats, not to mention how it facilitates/counteracts/complements cigarettes.

Had a [Belarossian] comrade once tell me in broken english: "it's cooler to hold a woman in hand than a cigarette." Same applies to a glass of alcohol.

Tell me more over a drink.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:21 pm

There was a line from a Cantonese film (God of Gamblers (I forget which part in the series)) with Chow Yun Fat.
He proactively responded to a careless ploy to share a glass with a superficial opponent: "[Thanks, but no thanks]: I only drink with friends."
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:33 pm

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Tomorrow I am bringing my son to my father's grave. I'll take two small glasses, and a small bottle of wine.
We'll take a drink to the gods, to nature that made us possible, raising our glasses to ouranos, and then to our ancestors, and then to my father, we will spill it on the earth.

Thought of you this weekend Satyr, as we hosted 7 students and one professor from my husbands philosophy graduate program. We don't host a lot of large dinners, and I only have 6 traditional stem wine glasses, so we sipped our wine out of smaller juice glasses like the ones you pictured and the jug was passed around many times during discussions. It was nice because it was a Greek oenochoe wine jug I had made a few years ago as an homage to this jug;
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Much discussion was had as the wine was shared and it lasted long into the night and for the next few days. It was wonderful to host such intelligent men and listen and participate in some of their discussions in between serving and cooking. I imagined you there with us and thought about how well you would fit in with the group. It was a wide range of scholars, so the debates were quite lively and we went through an entire case of wine in four days.

It was nice that they humoured me by including me in some of the discussions, especially when discussing Philosophy of Language and of Literature. Being the only woman, discussions of feminization and any feminine factor included me as well. It was exhausting in such a wonderful way, and they felt at home and well fed so my job was done. Invigorating.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:29 pm

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Thought of you this weekend Satyr, as we hosted 7 students and one professor from my husbands philosophy graduate program.  We don't host a lot of large dinners, and I only have 6 traditional stem wine glasses, so we sipped our wine out of smaller juice glasses like the ones you pictured and the jug was passed around many times during discussions.
In private, I prefer those smaller glasses.
I found something like them, but not quite like the ones in Greece, I first encountered as a boy.
My grandfather had them.

The smaller glasses are less pretentious.
The constant pouring, every time it is emptied, which does not take long, forces you to take an account of how much you are drinking, and it makes it part of a ritual.

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Much discussion was had as the wine was shared and it lasted long into the night and for the next few days.  It was wonderful to host such intelligent men and listen and participate in some of their discussions in between serving and cooking. I imagined you there with us and thought about how well you would fit in with the group. It was a wide range of scholars, so the debates were quite lively and we went through an entire case of wine in four days.
Lively discussion, wine, and a gracious hostess, sounds like a symposium, if you add what the Greeks call "mezedakia"....

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At the end, all leave gratified, and drained, and whatever bad feelings were provoked are drowned in alcohol and the satiating effects of food.
My most precious memories were around a dinner table, with someone playing a musical instrument and the entire party singing.

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It was nice that they humoured me by including me in some of the discussions, especially when discussing Philosophy of Language and of Literature.  Being the only woman, discussions of feminization and any feminine factor included me as well. It was exhausting in such a wonderful way, and they felt at home and well fed so my job was done.  Invigorating.
Feminization was brought up?
Interesting.
The connection to Nihilism?

Just as long as the ideas become public I am satisfied.

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PostSubject: Re: Wine Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:07 pm

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In private, I prefer those smaller glasses.
I found something like them, but not quite like the ones in Greece, I first encountered as a boy.
My grandfather had them.

The smaller glasses are less pretentious.
The constant pouring, every time it is emptied, which does not take long, forces you to take an account of how much you are drinking, and it makes it part of a ritual.  

We were using the jug at first as a joke because we referred to it as the great Thanksgiving Weekend Symposium and got a kick out of the Greek theme. We made it a habit of never pouring our own glass but allowing someone else to pour for you to embrace interaction. It was great and my son actually peeled himself away from his games and cell phone and participated and listened. I was impressed at his ability to grasp some of what was discussed even at 14 and he participated well.

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Lively discussion, wine, and a gracious hostess, sounds like a symposium, if you add what the Greeks call "mezedakia"....

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At the end, all leave gratified, and drained, and whatever bad feelings were provoked are drowned in alcohol and the satiating effects of food.
My most precious memories were around a dinner table, with someone playing a musical instrument and the entire party singing.

There wasn't much singing, except for the first night when the scotch was opened. But it really was a good group of guys. They didn't go to bed until 4am the first night, though I retired after I finished cleaning up dinner to allow them room to discuss without me.

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Feminization was brought up?
Interesting.
The connection to Nihilism?

Just as long as the ideas become public I am satisfied.
I admit to bringing up some of the more traditional ideas of the nature of woman and the feminization of man, but I was surprised to learn that most of the men felt the same way about modernization and the poison of nihilism once it was aired openly. They were guarded, thinking me a feminist at first because I am intelligent and they made assumptions but it definitely was brought up several times. I only wish you could have been there to share it with us and to elucidate your views.
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PostSubject: Re: Wine Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:22 pm

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...just opened a bottle with my food.
I was blown away.

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PostSubject: Re: Wine Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:09 pm

How does it lay on your tongue; arousing the tastes?
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