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  • Sandra1957
    Sandra1957 Member Posts: 1,064
    edited June 2006

    Red wine has not been agreeing with me lately also. Vodka much better, but need to watch since I have a high tolerance to it.

  • marla13
    marla13 Member Posts: 100
    edited June 2006
    Where's Sherry? Must have been that dirty martini at 10:54AM!!!! lol

    Imagine being in Vegas, leaving a Star Trek "ride", enjoying a "mind meld" in their little bar, then falling UP the stairs while trying to find the "Elvis" Concert. I swear - I just tripped!!! What the heck is in that stuff anyway? It was after lunch, though....

    Marla
  • marla13
    marla13 Member Posts: 100
    edited June 2006
    Didn't realize this was the "hot spot" for all us folks who can't sleep...guess I'll join you more often. It's a lot less frightening than the "debate it" boards!

    Marla
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    Hey sista!! I'm here, I'm here. Dirty martinis in the a.m. can lead to "who knows what!!"
    I knew you'd find me there, early in the a.m. I've really got to change my habits!!

    Finished all my running around for everyone else, the rest of the day/evening is mine. Think I'll settle for a nice California -- Mondavi which I have chilling in the fridge. Put some steaks on the barbie, baked potatoes, caesar salad with homemade dressing (so much garlic in that dressing that I'm happy with my health!) and kick back to relax.

    Stay away from Debate It -- it's hot enough here today (like around 100 with the humidity), and I'd rather be chillin.

    There is a party brewing by the way for SusieQ (check the thread) ~ looks like fun. Come join us!!

    And maybe I'll see all you sisters here, in the wee hours of the morning!!
  • Rosemary44
    Rosemary44 Member Posts: 272
    edited June 2006

    Holy, moly I'm going to be up on another all-nighter reading all these posts since this morning. Who's pouring?

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    aha! I was just on my way to the bath to relax and unwind (after that party Fumi threw for SusieQ!! ) and thought, let me just check one more time before I sign off. And here you are Rosemary and I'm catching you at night. Thank goodness!!

    I have half a bottle of Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon if you're interested, or there are 2 cans of Stella Artois in the fridge. Your choice...unless there's something left over from that birthday party!

    No "hit and runs" in the Debate It forum tonight!? Maybe after a glass of wine or a beer...
  • 2up
    2up Member Posts: 944
    edited June 2006

    bwahaha.........i'm all hopped up on percs and reading reading reading.........geuss i should crash soon, but i'll definitely "pour" tomorrow!.........g'night ladies!

  • Sandra1957
    Sandra1957 Member Posts: 1,064
    edited June 2006

    Wow!! Hope you guys made it to Fumi's party. It was a blast!!! I'm just finishing off my last margartia and it's off to bed for me. Heading out to Pismo Beach early in the AM.

  • marla13
    marla13 Member Posts: 100
    edited June 2006
    Didn't know about Fumi's party - wish I'd known. Sounds like it was a blast!

    Marla
  • JanieMarie
    JanieMarie Member Posts: 25
    edited June 2006
    "Hit and Run" in the Debate It thread - now THAT's FUNNY! That also happens to be my style - otherwise known as "The Wise-cracker" or the more lovable "Smart A$$". Either that, or I put my head in the sand (or wine bottle??) all together. I'm not much of long drawn out debate-type of person. I say live and let live - if you don't like it turn the channel; turn it off; don't talk to it; and definitely DO NOT try to change a stubborn person's mind - it only leads to ...well... the Debate It forum. Way TOO much stress for this gal.

    I'll take the rest of that Mondavi! Cheers.

    Janie
  • SonjaR
    SonjaR Member Posts: 21
    edited June 2006
    Ladies, they say it's going to be a hot one today - how about a beach party in California - never been there! Name the place and I'll be there with the cocktails and Sherry - I make a mean 'martini' - my specialty!

    I've got the pasty tongue goin' in my mouth (from my chemo cocktail) ! The day after the night before!? I WISH!! Wine and Beer taste like crap! Can anyone recommend a cocktail this gal can have to get rid of this feeling, if for just a minute - shud take about that to suck back a drink!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    Pasty tongue ... not so pleasant!! Have you tried lemonade or versions of that -- water with freshly squeezed lemon? Loblaws (are they in Quebec?) does a President's Choice Sparkling Lemonade -- I couldn't taste the "sparkling" on chemo, but I liked the taste of the beverage. I think Dominion has one too (in the pop aisle).

    As for a beach party in California & sampling your martinis, that would be fun...get over the pasty mouth first though, okay? If you're sampling what you've made before giving it to the rest of us, what's going to taste "okay" to you might taste more like dirty socks to us!!

    Ladies, it is Sunday. I waited until at least past 9:00 a.m. before I posted my response on this thread. Amen.
  • Rosemary44
    Rosemary44 Member Posts: 272
    edited June 2006

    I've decided I can't keep up with you ladies. I'm out of practice. I'm kicking myself, I bought a $25 bottle of shiraz, opened it last Saturday, had one glass and forgot about it, totally. There is was all week going to waste in the refrig. I think wine only has a 4 day refrig life after opening? Well I'm about to find out if it has any character to it 8 days later. $25 bottle of wine, wasted. I'm besides myself.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    Rosemary!!



    now put my hands to that face and picture Macaulay Caulkin in "Home Alone"
    That's all I can say!!!
  • rondab
    rondab Member Posts: 87
    edited June 2006

    Sonja - Something that tasted good to me while I was going through chemo was marguerita mix! I'd put crushed ice in a glass, sprinkle with a little salt, then splash in the mix. No tequila added of course - well, most of time. Ronda

  • sierrasusieq
    sierrasusieq Member Posts: 16
    edited June 2006
    Yuck! I could not drink Margerrita at all. The mix itself was to sour and burned my throat on chemo. I could not drink any alcohol durring chemo except on very occasional beer. Very hard for a lady who loves her wine at night. But, the wine tasted terrible. My taste is back now tho.

    Hey, you all can come to my house today to beat the heat. I am in the Sierra mountains and it is only to get to 80 today. Am going hiking to some beautiful mountain lakes and will swim if it is warm enough to. Those lakes can be cold.

    Margarrita's and nachos after at my place !!
    Just cyber travel on over everyone!!
  • sierrasusieq
    sierrasusieq Member Posts: 16
    edited June 2006
    Rosemary, you are funny. You are right about the wine losing it's taste a few days after opening especially a red wine. Also , red wine is meant to be drank at room temp. or only very slightly chilled. That is the way to realy get the true taste of it.
  • SonjaR
    SonjaR Member Posts: 21
    edited June 2006
    Sherry, we do have Loblaw's here in Qc and having/had all the lemonade I can get my hands on (for the past month already)! Just getting tired of it! After this is over, I wonder just how much I will enjoy lemonade!

    Rhonda will definitely try the marguerita mix! Sounds great - ah, but no tequila?!?

    Had a Pineault des Charentes on ice at my sister-in-law's! Tasted great and actually got rid of the pasty tongue! I'm normally not into sweet drinks (but I'm not so normal these days either) but this actually tastes good..... soooooo, there's one chillin' in the fridge for anyone who's interested?!?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    Glad you found something to help that "pasty" taste in the mouth. As you said, sometimes it's what you wouldn't normally drink that does the trick. Welcome to bc tx where opposite seems to be the name of the game.

    Okay, so my French is rusty and it's not something carried in Ontario...is Pineault des Charentes the brand, or is it the particular beverage...and what exactly does it taste like...other than sweet??
  • Rosemary44
    Rosemary44 Member Posts: 272
    edited June 2006
    Sue,

    Well I never found out if it has character yet. I'm looking at it. It will be chilled that's for sure. Ok, I'm going for it. Nah, it doesn't taste too good.

    Pork chops in a wine sauce coming up.
  • sierrasusieq
    sierrasusieq Member Posts: 16
    edited June 2006
    Ha Ha! Sorry, you probably let it stay open to long. Have to drink those reds soon after opening.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006
    Hmmmm....I never have that problem...a red going bad...not drinking/finishing it soon enough!! Having a bottle sit there unfinished, it's sort of a crime when you think about it!!
  • rexi
    rexi Member Posts: 3
    edited June 2006
    Rhonda and Rosemary -- this is a late-night or early morning addition, and almost a month later, but I hope you see it!

    Rosemary - I agree Cavit Pinot Grigio is a great-tasting white, been drinking a lot of it since last Spring when my red taste buds just suddenly changed. But my store occassionaly has another Pinot called Ruff = about 9$ and very minerally. Can't keep it in stock! Very good and different taste.

    Rhonda, where can I get a GOOD cast iron or other suitable Dutch oven that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Finally let go of the one my mom gave me: a vintage, turquoise, cast aluminum, tefflon-line jobber that probably contributed more to my disease than any alcohol -- or anything else. I mostly like to do stews, soups and variations thereof, but will be going over the recipes posted here.

    Have also recently taken a liking to an occassional mixed drinks such as Cosmos or Vodka Gimlets, and Bailey's.

    But I really long for the day when we all see the article about how bacon and mayonaise are able to cure everything!
    -rexi
  • Rosemary44
    Rosemary44 Member Posts: 272
    edited June 2006
    Rexi,

    No tomato on the bacon & mayo? That way the mayo doesn't touch the bacon. Better not to ask.

    The cavit was pretty good, the colder it was, the better. They ran out of the small bottles and only have the large ones left. I'll look for Ruff. I was checking a few of the aisles in the wine dept. and found a 2001 something and was afraid to buy it. Not all wines are meant to be aged too long in bottles. I don't think the stores keep it cold enough for long term storage. By the time I got home I already forgot the name of it, so there went checking it out on the net.

    Sherry, The shariz didn't go bad, just didn't taste too good as when it was first opened. It got stronger or something. That one sip and I was heading right over to the debate board.

  • christineK
    christineK Member Posts: 735
    edited June 2006
    Rexi- we sell Riff Pinot Grigio. As we have an Italian Restaurant, Pinot Grigio almost outsells the Chard.
    I didn't want Rosemary to go all out looking for Ruff, it it was actually Riff.
    It's a good PG no matter what you call it.
  • Rosemary44
    Rosemary44 Member Posts: 272
    edited June 2006
    Thanks Christine,

    I may go out today and look for it. I know the laws are different in each State, but if you don't finish a bottle is it ok to take it home from the restaurant? Do people ask to do that?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Member Posts: 282
    edited June 2006

    I LOVE your sense of humour Rosemary!!! A very fermented wine can bring out the be(a)st in us I see!!!
  • Rosemary44
    Rosemary44 Member Posts: 272
    edited June 2006

    Hmmm, I never thought of that Sherry. We could age our own "debate it" wine. It's perfect in only 8 days, lots of cold air, cause we'll be full of hot air there. Hey, I invented that.

  • christineK
    christineK Member Posts: 735
    edited June 2006
    We do let customer take the unfinished bottles. We have a pkg license for catering etc.. It rarely happen, we offer a good veriety of 1/2 bottles. We "pump out" all open bottles, which we sell by the glass each night. We have special rubber toppers and they get pumped by hand, like vacuum packed. You can find one of these at any good wine shop or go on line to www.iwawine.com (International Wine Acessories) for those that just can't finish off a bottle (I have no need to pump the wine at home- lol)
  • 2up
    2up Member Posts: 944
    edited June 2006

    christine, i have one of those stoppers...........its amazing, mike is the only wine drinker so i often have leftovers and he never complains about it tasting bad with that "cork" thingy............i got it from "stokes" in canada.