Golf Club Reviews and Discussions
So what are the beverages of choice for GGR members? A cold one? A nice Chardonay? A shot of Bourbon? A nice Single malt? All of the above?
I'm NOT a big drinker in any way. A good example of this is that the last case of beer I purchased last me more than a year, close to 1-1/2 years in fact. Not much of a wine drinker either. I like a somewhat sweet wine if I do drink wine. Most so called GOOD wine I find way too DRY, or what I would call Bitter. Never have been one to drink straight booze, like a glass or bourbon or scotch. More of a mixed drink person. Love a good Margarita or Screwdriver, or Vodka Tonic or Rusty Nail. About the only thing I like to drink straight is Bailey's Irish Cream or Drambuie. I think it would be a total waste of money and a good bottle of 40 year old single malt for me to drink a glass of it. Better to save it for someone that would appreciate it.
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I like beer. I enjoy going to a brew pub and getting a flight of beer to try different varieties. At my husband's holiday party I drank a Guinness, in fact (was at an Irish pub type of restaurant, so I felt compelled). I also enjoy wine, both white and red. I sometimes have a bad reaction to wine so I have to limit myself to one small glass. I also am in the same camp as Don, in that I drink hard liquor in mixed drinks but do like a sip of Drambuie once a year (there is a Christmas open house where the family has a bottle for grandpop, they pull it out for me). Michael and I enjoy a good "potato and tomato" juice at home. In general, I don't think I've had more than 2 drinks in a very long time.
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I don't turn a way a beer that's for sure. I tend to like Pilsners more than anything. Not big into real hoppy beers but I'll enjoy a blonde or IPA now and then. But I am enjoying spirits more these days. I like a good Tequila...not cheap, but like $50 bottle and no I don't make margaritas out of it. I'll do that with the Kirkland Tequila. Which is fine for that. But Clooney's Casamigo is great. Also enjoy trying Scotch, Whiskey and Bourbons. Not huge fan of a lot of Bourbon but I have a few. But I do like to have a small pour with 1 ice cube and kick back and sip on it over a movie or something...Maybe I'll try that this weekend.
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I enjoy the brewpub experience as well. We went to one yesterday with friends for lunch before they left for the sunny south -- Portugal that is. I like a nicely balanced beer that has some bitterness as well as having body; maybe an IPA, maybe an amber or perhaps an unfiltered Whit in the hot weather. That was actually the first alcoholic beer I've had since before Christmas as I generally drink Beck's nonalcoholic beer at the curling club.
WE do enjoy a glass of wine with dinner most nights though. Could be red or white depending upon what is being served. One of my favourites is a German red -- Dornfelder -- but it is hard to get outside of restaurants. We can get really good Reislings locally at a good price, so that would be our preference in white.
Beyond that I try my best to limit consumption, such is the case as we get older and various health issues can be aggravated by alcohol consumption.
For any of you that like Bailey's Irish Creme, but not the price tag. you might want to try the Irish Cream that Costco is selling. It may not be an exact copy of Bailey's but it's pretty close and it's pretty good. My wife purchased it for me for Christmas so I don't know the price, but I assume it was a good bit cheaper and it comes in a huge bottle, so I'm not complaining one ounce.
Don, if our Costco could sell liquor that's where I'd buy it. The NC stores can't sell spirits..only state run stores can. But whenever i'm in SC, I make a point of stopping by and getting a few things. Their own branded stuff is great but they also have other brands at great prices too.
Costco only recently started selling liguor in a few of their store in the Denver area. They don't sell it in the store closest to me, but they do at the store near to where my wife works, so that works out okay. One of the nice things about visiting my Mom in New Bern N.C. was being about to buy wine in the grocery stores near by and not having to find a liquor store. That was a Plus for sure. It's a shame Costco can't sell liquor in their store in N.C. as they do have some pretty good prices.
In Canada, alcohol is sold at provincial run or sanctioned liquor stores as well as certain grocery stores that sell beer and wine. AFAIK Costco does not sell alcohol up here.
I find it interesting that we can buy European wine up here cheaper than it costs in Florida yet we have to pay significantly more for California wine than it costs in the States. Our pricing policies seem to be on a parity basis with what the Canadian product retails for.
Speaking of Bailey's type substitutes, my wife picked up a bottle of Forty Creek Cream, which is produced locally, for Christmas. It too is a good bit cheaper and she actually prefers the taste as it isn't as sweet with a bit more of a whiskey note to it.