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Old May 14th, 2013, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron View Post
I think it's comical that grape juice and malt, hops and yeast can ruffle feathers to such an extent !!
I know not what others may drink, but as for me, give me my un-swirled, un-sniffed, un-tasted water ! (with lemon )
Ugk! Don't like water, just think how many kidneys it's be through!!!
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Old May 17th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by AR View Post
The other reason to get bottles over glasses of wine is that on every ship I've ever been on, if you don't finish the bottle they'll mark it and put it away for you to drink another day. This holds true even if you're in a different restaurant when you want to "retrieve" your wine.
Besides that, I would not settle for one glass.

Life is too short not to drink good wine.

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Old May 20th, 2013, 12:35 AM
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Having been a fine dining restaurant manager for over 20 years, I could fill volumes about wine snobs.

Simple observations:

Women buy wine because they like the label.
Men buy expensive wine because they want to show off.
Free wine is always good....we've "comped" a lot of lousy wines just to get rid of it and people always love it.

Agree with above posts - if you like it, buy it and drink it. If it's from Walgreen's, Rite-Aid, or a gourmet "shoppe", if it makes you happy, just do it.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Motter View Post
Also - I have noticed that some cruise lines are rather parsimonious with their wine servings. Celebrity & Royal Caribbean will barely pour you two fingers.

I do like the fact that Carnival measures every wine portion in a small glass beaker before pouring it into the glass, and that is usually comes out to almost four fingers.
In 2007 we did a South America cruise on the Azamara Journey. This was not too long after their inception and were still under Celebrity Cruises. We had dinner in Aquafina and ordered the pairings menu. They were by no means parsimonious with their wine servings. By the end of the meal my wife was quite "wobbly" and I was definitely feeling it. There was one Riesling that was quite delicious and the waiter had no problem pouring more for my wife. It was a fun night but the wine hangover was not enjoyable.

The wines were probably nothing more than Chateau St. Michelle quality, but they were drinkable and we had a great time until............

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