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When it comes to wine, I prefer…

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Apr 17, 2009 at 09:40 UTC ( #758153=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on When it comes to wine, I prefer…

Red wine
[bar] 190/37%
White wine
[bar] 44/8%
Rosé
[bar] 13/3%
White Zinfandel
[bar] 10/2%
Blended wines
[bar] 8/2%
Champagne
[bar] 29/6%
Amy Winehouse
[bar] 44/8%
Wines that don't emulate Windows
[bar] 88/17%
VMware
[bar] 57/11%
Other
[bar] 36/7%
519 total votes
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Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by marto (Chancellor) on Apr 17, 2009 at 10:26 UTC

    Red wine, with iocaine powder :P

      Wesley, is that you?

      Inigo
      I thought you had built up an immunity to iocane powder...

      tubaandy
        "Never get into an argument with a Sicilian when death is on the line."

        scratch that, the quote is: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line."

Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Apr 17, 2009 at 11:02 UTC

    Being a none drinker, there is only one wine that I ever touch these days, and that's the wine that enables me to run Windows programs on my Linux boxes.

      OTOH, the Lord's Vineyard should produce some tasty drops...

        And when I'm promoted to glory I'll be sure to try some.

Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by MidLifeXis (Prior) on Apr 17, 2009 at 12:18 UTC

    Blonde Whine - "Daddy, I wanna go to Miami..."

    Oh wait, you said "Wine"

    --MidLifeXis

    The tomes, scrolls etc are dusty because they reside in a dusty old house, not because they're unused. --hangon in this post

Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by bago (Scribe) on Apr 17, 2009 at 12:26 UTC
    certainly Riesling,
    ... is there any other?
      Reisling is good; I like reisling. But a gewurtztraminer, for me at least, goes with food, with dessert, and with nothing but air.

      --
      tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
      And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
      - Chick McGee

        Gewürztraminer (as we write it in german :-) is a wonderful wine with a more fruitier (!?) body. A decent Gerwürztraminer with some strong cheese - extraordinary!

        What i like with Riesling is, that you can get so many different kinds of it - regarding of soil, micro climate and winemaker. I living near a small river (called "Nahe") were they grow wine for about 30 km. The most common grape is Riesling and they can be totally different if get them from different Winzer (= german for grape grower).

        enjoy your next bottle
        Bago
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by apl (Monsignor) on Apr 17, 2009 at 12:32 UTC
      Gary Weinrib (Geddy Lee)
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by VinsWorldcom (Priest) on Apr 17, 2009 at 12:47 UTC
    When it comes to wine, I prefer ... BEER!
      Mmm, beer... I'll second that.

      I did manage to choose an option from the list to contribute to the vote, but generally, I'll take a beer. That said, it has to be an ale, not a lager; lager's for people who (for whatever reason) need to get drunk without their tastebuds noticing.

      --
      use JAPH;
      print JAPH::asString();

        You can't taste lager? All I can say is that you're a lucky, lucky monk. :)
      <red_dwarf> It's never beer is it, its always wine! "What do you want on your cornflakes, darling?" "Oh, I'll have some wine, please!" Smeg! </red_dwarf>
      Pint of bitter, please. Or stout.
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by Erez (Curate) on Apr 17, 2009 at 13:23 UTC
    Everytime I read about yet another drugged incident involving Ms. Winehouse, I sigh in relief that she's still with us.

    "A core tenant of the greater Perl philosophy is to trust that the developer knows enough to solve the problem" - Jay Shirley, A case for Catalyst.

      "A core tenant of the greater Perl philosophy..."

      The greater Perl philosophy rents out rooms?

Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by ramrod (Hermit) on Apr 17, 2009 at 13:54 UTC
    . . . quality over quantity.

    My early college years this was reversed. I guess you can pick up something positive at these institutes for higher learning!


    See also Acme::Drunk
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by Illuminatus (Curate) on Apr 17, 2009 at 14:10 UTC
    • "I never drink...wine"
    • "Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching some rays..."
    • "We have the Dom Perignon '71 at 120$ a bottle"
      "That'll be fine, pal"
    • "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti"
    • "Real emetic fans will also go for a Hobart Muddy, and a prize winning Cuivre Reserve Château Bottled Nuit San Wogga Wogga, which has a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit."

    fnord

      Do you ever wonder if Jake and Elwood would use Perl? Naah, probably not, although the TIMTOWDI approach might have a certain appeal to them. ;)

      tubaandy
        I have no doubt that Elwood would have made use of Perl to help hack into SCMODS. Jake, on the other hand, would have struggled with visual basic...
      "At the opening of the Sidney Bridge Club, they were fishing them out of the sewer every half an hour."

      --
      tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
      And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
      - Chick McGee

Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Apr 17, 2009 at 15:15 UTC
    I love a good gewurtztraminer. It's good enough that, when in Germany, I will occaisionally have a glass instead of a German beer ... something I'd never have thought possible at one time.

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by sasdrtx (Friar) on Apr 17, 2009 at 16:57 UTC

    ...quantity over quality!

    Hard to choose between red and Amy, but she seems to need the vote more.

    sas
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by zentara (Archbishop) on Apr 17, 2009 at 17:30 UTC

      I wouldn't mind some of that at $8 a gallon! Pity you can't get it for that price in the UK

        Yeah, it's good mixed half and half with pop..... like the german's white wine and cola. Maybe red wine and Dr. Pepper? hmmm...have to try that. Been doing red wine and red zinger tea. :-)

        The bottles are a hassle to return.... they should have 5 gallon pails with spigots available. ;- )

        Over the years, I would have collected enough empty gallon bottles to cement together a nice glass-walled house.


        I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
        Old Perl Programmer Haiku

      Carlo Rossi Burgundy and Chianti are my favorites. And they should definitely make a dispenser like a water cooler. A "wine cooler" if you will. Those bottles are heavy!

      sas
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Apr 17, 2009 at 17:33 UTC

      ....mine distilled

      Is it legal in the UK and what does it taste like, Vermouth?

        As far as I'm aware, there are no laws against distilling your own spirits. It's the same as brewing your own beer, or making your own wine. The laws only come into effect if you start selling it for a profit. Even then, I doubt the local bobbies will roll if you put half a dozen bottles of your Dandylion & Burdock up for sale at your local Bring&Buy.

        As for the taste, it depends what you start with, but commercial Brandy is distilled wine, so that gives an idea of the possibilities.

        Vermouth is a "fortified wine"--like Port, Sherry Maderia and Masala--which is just wine with the addition of a small percentage of spirit (often Brandy) to preserve it.


        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by Bloodnok (Vicar) on Apr 17, 2009 at 23:25 UTC
    I prefer beer (real ale, Guiness or Newcastle Brown), but if I have to drink wine, I prefer it chilled - whether white or (draws huge breath) red.

    To my mind, drinking real ale, Newcastle Brown or red wine at room temperature ought to be banned under the Geneva convention :D

    A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
      Actually chilling your red wine is the right way to drink it. It should be drunk at "room temperature" which was defined before the time of central heating and was probably more like between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius. Not our present 22+ degrees Celsius.

      CountZero

      A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

      Chilled real ale? No, no, no. Cellar temperature, slightly below room temperature. But not chilled. Never chilled.

      Btw, there hasn't been any naturally conditioned Guinness (bottle or cask) for many years, anywhere, even Dublin (where sales are falling). Pasteurised (killed) and injected with nitrogen, I hate the stuff.

      If anyone tells you that they like a certain pub because "they serve a nice pint of Guinness" then you know they don't know what they are talking about. It is all the same, Diageo ("the world’s biggest drinks group") has spent a lot of money making it that way. Weep.

      Nationalise the breweries!

        Well, National was pretty good in Maryland, but the original brewer is gone....

      "The Dog" "Broon" "Newkie", Newcastle Brown Ale.

      the beer is actually a mixture of two ales - a stronger, dark brew and a lighter blend.

      It's certainly well known, and a glass of 'Newkie Broon' goes down nicely if it's ice-cold and carefully poured so that the glass is always half full.

      Indeed the makers of Newcastle Brown Ale are so concerned about the temperature their beer was served at that a heat-sensitive blue star is placed on the back label which changes colour with the temperature.

      Newcastle Brown Ale is a serious business...

        a heat-sensitive blue star is placed on the back label which changes colour with the temperature

        I have a "disappearing TARDIS" t-shirt like that. ;-)

        HTH,

        planetscape
      but if I have to drink wine, I prefer it chilled - whether white or (draws huge breath) red

      Trust me. "Room temperature" red wine in the heat of Israeli summer (30-40C) is not something you want to drink.

      Best, beth

      mmm...Newkie Browns
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 18, 2009 at 09:53 UTC
    Brandy
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by linuxer (Deacon) on Apr 18, 2009 at 12:48 UTC
    ... mead.
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by ww (Bishop) on Apr 19, 2009 at 00:11 UTC
    Us woodchucks like freeze-distilled applejack...

      ... or, in a pinch (i.e. before the overnight lows are reliably < 22F), hard cider.

Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by toolic (Chancellor) on Apr 20, 2009 at 01:59 UTC
    Wine is fine, but whiskey's quicker...
      That rhymes better with "liquor" in place of "whiskey". ;-)
        <pedantic mode>
        It ought to be:

        "Candy is dandy,
        but liquor is quicker."
        -- Dorothy Parker

        </pedantic mode>

        She's also the one who said/wrote:

        "Gentleman seldom make passes
        At girls who wear glasses."

Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by cdarke (Prior) on Apr 20, 2009 at 08:28 UTC
    Any wine I haven't already tried (within reason).

    So much wine, so little time...
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by herveus (Parson) on Apr 20, 2009 at 12:16 UTC
    Howdy!

    I'm particularly partial to cheap Iberian red...

    yours,
    Michael
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by nimdokk (Vicar) on Apr 20, 2009 at 13:13 UTC
    Normally, I prefer red wine, but I did enjoy "Mrs. P's Cashew Wine" when I was in Belize a few years ago. Great stuff :-) (assuming I'm remembering the name of the wine correctly).
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by tweetiepooh (Friar) on Apr 20, 2009 at 13:39 UTC
    I like dry wines, had a nice New Zealand dry Reisling at weekend. A good Muscadet sur lie on a hot day.

    I love real ciders though. Proper stuff, not too strong or rough but still, unpasturised and made with apples. (Perry is good too, the real stuff again). A local producer makes one with rhubarb in it. Very nice on a hot day.

    I like some ales.

    I spirits, a good aged rum or metaxa, calvados, cognac.

      Nobody could accuse you of being teetotal then!
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by gregor42 (Parson) on Apr 21, 2009 at 13:38 UTC

    Beer. Or Barley Wine anyway.

    Though I admit that Glühwein is awesome when snowboarding in Austria or Switzerland.



    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Apr 21, 2009 at 13:46 UTC

    Gee... barley wine wasn't on the list. Nor was home made wine. both of which I prefer.


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Apr 21, 2009 at 13:48 UTC

    Can't understand women...

    SWMBO was complaining about stuff one day and I asked her "would you like some cheese with the w(h)ine?" and I lost conciousness right after that. Sheesh...


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by papidave (Monk) on Apr 21, 2009 at 18:21 UTC
    For myself, Chianti, without hesitation. If the wife is joining me, Johannesburg Riesling. But if switching to beer, one of:
    • Sam Adams Light
    • Newcastle Brown Ale
    • Guinness Stout
    depending on the situation.
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by bilfurd (Hermit) on Apr 21, 2009 at 23:41 UTC
    The bright blue Cisco is a lot of fun -- a cure for not wandering through heavy traffic and picking fights with trucks.
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by jonadab (Parson) on Apr 22, 2009 at 15:08 UTC

    I experimented briefly with running Pegasus Mail in Wine, but it was such a pain, I ended up just switching to Gnus. VMWare is okay if the host system runs a twelve-year-old OS that you never upgrade ever, but as soon as you start running kernel 2.4 or later on the host, you start running into problems, and I don't think there's any way to get VMWare installed on Linux 2.6.

    As for the rest of that stuff, I'm not really in that socioeconomic class. Where I come from, there are two kinds of people with regard to alcohol: people who drink beer, and people who don't drink. For me, this has always been an easy decision, because I've never been even remotely tempted to put anything in my mouth that smells anywhere near as bad as beer. I don't really know about wine because, like I said, I'm not really in that economic bracket. We don't buy bottled water, either. I associate wine with hoity-toity people who use funny-shaped glasses that don't have a handle and like as not are actually made out of glass, wear fancy clothes to things other than weddings and funerals, never buy anything off the clearance rack, and probably have a membership at a country club. I'm more in the bracket that saves and re-uses plastic baggies and tries to only buy meat when it's on a pretty good sale.

Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by pileofrogs (Priest) on Apr 22, 2009 at 15:48 UTC

    Other: "I wanna go to Palm Spriiiiiings!!"

Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by pajout (Curate) on Apr 23, 2009 at 10:56 UTC
    Pinot noir or Merlot... Regrettably, Czech country is better for growing white grapes, therefore I cannot select good one whenever I want. So, grappa finally solves it.
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by lowphive (Monk) on Apr 25, 2009 at 04:37 UTC
    Grappa. Wow. Bottle of trouble.
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by DancesWithBumbleBees (Novice) on Apr 26, 2009 at 06:51 UTC

    Really, really.. REALLY cheap boxed Zinfandel.....

    Hoping to be able to afford some one day soon.

    In a forever search of the not been there, done that (yet)s, especially those rare jewels where no one else has, either..
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Apr 26, 2009 at 09:34 UTC

    Carlo Rossi Sangria. Best $6.00 I've ever spent :-D

    meh.
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by JavaFan (Canon) on Apr 27, 2009 at 18:40 UTC
    Swine.
Re: When it comes to wine, I prefer…
by starX (Chaplain) on May 01, 2009 at 16:06 UTC
    Istud vinum, bonum vinum, vinum generosum,
    reddit virum curialem probum animosum.

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