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What are you drinking right now?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by VMan, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    dalmore 15.. craving a cigar now..[​IMG]
     
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    Not that I've paid for lines, that would be illegal, $500 per line per year is the standard. Everything is for sale. Wine lists and cocktail lists included. Distributors also throw down cash too.
     
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    The guy from pretty things strikes me as a bitch. Whining about accounts and suppliers have been doing this for decades. You know the unwritten rules for the game. If you don't like them don't get in the fucking game. If an account wants to be beholdent to 3rd parties that's there perogitave to do so. I wouldn't want my lines bought off. The brands that have the cash are also the brands that sell a TON of beer. The dude is just mad that his sales force sucks.
     
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    People have also been known to do product drops. It's pretty customary for a new line to have a BOGO attached on the first keg plus x number of kegs free after you buy y amount. A 1 on 5 deal seems to be standard. If someone is giving a 1 on 3 out I know someone has their nuts in a vice.

    ***ive never done any of these things****
     
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  6. Piobaire

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    Wow, that's pretty cheap when you consider the revenue a line could not make due to a shitty choice.
     
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    Cheap for the distributor but $500 sounds like a terrible deal to put an average to shitty beer on a line for the whole year. I wouldn't even consider it even if I had a 100 taps

    Wait so these are brands like bud light and leinenkugel right? It seems like people in the thread are pointing fingers at jacks abby tho based on nothing

    He might be a whiny bitch but he's been doing this since 1995 and he's said it's always been the case so it's not like he didn't know about it
     
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    Agreed. As I said that's a that's a lot of possible foregone revenue for $500.
     
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    As H.L. Mencken said, "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." I doubt there is a bar in the country where Delirium Tremens would outsell Yuengling (just to pick an "excellent" and "average" beer at random).
     
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    Ah I misread your post
     
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    Actually, Bodega in Columbus, Ohio sells more Delirium Tremens than Yuengling. :slayer:
     
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    Nothing right now... Dr L Riesling 2013 a little later...

    Cheers and Happy Friday,
     
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    Cynartown from the D&C book, mostly because I didn't have to go digging around for anything to make it, and it looked good. Kind of a riff on a Negroni.
     
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    A 50/50 wine cooler made from a carbonated Italian lemonade and a cheap boxed Pinot Grigio I won at a party. I do not like Pinot Grigio, so i kill the taste with the lemonade. It's better than pouring it down the drain, I guess.

    Cheers,
     
  16. Fred G. Unn

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    Just got the Death book. Starting at the beginning and drinking Oaxaca Old Fashioneds tonight.
     
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    Started the evening with a whisky sour:
    2.5 oz Bulleit
    1 oz fresh lemon juice
    .75 oz simple syrup (1:1)
    2 rosemary sprigs
    Shaken

    2005 Bollig-Lehnert Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Spatlese, served with a soft French cheese and gamay red wine jelly

    2013 Michel Gassier Les Piliers Viognier, served with roast chicken, roast potatoes and sautéed French string beans

    2009 Malivoire Riesling Icewine, served with homemade Creme Brulee

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    Sangria is another idea. The proper Spanish recipe: Bottle of wine (whatever's old from the back of the fridge is fine), pour in some brandy, dump in a bunch of fruit juice.

    Having a Hemingway Daiquiri at the moment. Needed something refreshing after getting back from playing hockey.
     
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    As much as I have been enjoying the Death book, I am starting to think it is a little too fussy, with all of its focus on infusions and tinctures and such. Also, while I think the drinks I've made from the book are better than, say, from the PDT book, I also think that they aren't that good. Or maybe I have picked them wrong. Anyway, I totally riffed off of the Coffee and Cigarettes (which is good) with this, which I think is better.

    A Cigarette After Dark

    2 oz smoky scotch (I used a blend of stuff, but JW Black would be fine)
    1 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina (I bet Cocchi Vermouth di Torino would work, or, better still, 50/50 Torino to Amaro Nonino, if you have that at hand)
    3/8 oz Kahlua
    1/4 oz Amaro Lucano (maybe 1 tsp Fernet?)
    Orange bitters
    Orange twist.

    It's pretty fabulous. Scotch and coffee go very well together, and the Bonal is much like an earthy vermouth without a great deal of brightness, and then the Lucano comes in with a little lift of menthol to bring it all together.

    ~ H
     

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