US v. UK, Round 12: Alcoholic Beverages

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Whose Booze is Best?

USA
8
33%
UK
16
67%
 
Total votes: 24

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Re: US v. UK, Round 12: Alcoholic Beverages

Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Dec 2018, 16:53

Jumper K wrote:You can get Pabst in Tesco now. Its in the craft beer aisle. :lol:


That's funny. For some reason, those old, cheap beers have become fashionable among hipsters. The first one I remember them serving in bars was Rolling Rock, which is not very good. That was in the late '80s and early '90s. But there have been cycles of old timey bad American beers that have cycled through at times as fashionable. Pabst is terrible. Americans will get this reference, but it's between Bud and Old Milwaukee in quality.

I was in the UK mid '80s and Budweiser had just started a promotional and distribution push in the UK. English guys my age were buying it at pubs and supermarkets. I remember seeing them and thinking, "This is what I was trying to get away from."

Like High Tea writes, Oregon, because of its cold climate is very good for pinot noir and are very protective of their viticulture and branding. They are suing a winemaker right now who is using the Oregon appellation on his wines.

But I take it he likes red wines. Napa is the home of Cabernet Sauvignon, mainly because it pays out an inordinately large amount to other grapes. Double or triple pinot, for example.

But I tend to white wines for casual drinking. The best area, in my estimate, is the Paso Robles area for their varieties. After Kid P, his girlfriend and I toured Hearst Castle a few years ago, we hit three or four wineries before they closed. A very enjoyable time.

As for craft brewing, Oregon is champ, but California is catching up. As I mentioned, the two or three best beers in America are brewed north of San Francisco in the Russian River area, also home to lots of wineries as well. I tell people, if you want to go wine tasting and have fun, avoid Napa and Sonoma, which are both crowded and expensive, and head up to the Russian River area. Like Paso Robles, lots of smaller wineries every half mile or so, which are much more fun and informal. And just as good.
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Re: US v. UK, Round 12: Alcoholic Beverages

Postby Hightea » 05 Dec 2018, 17:42

sloopjohnc wrote:
Jumper K wrote:You can get Pabst in Tesco now. Its in the craft beer aisle. :lol:


That's funny. For some reason, those old, cheap beers have become fashionable among hipsters. The first one I remember them serving in bars was Rolling Rock, which is not very good. That was in the late '80s and early '90s. But there have been cycles of old timey bad American beers that have cycled through at times as fashionable. Pabst is terrible. Americans will get this reference, but it's between Bud and Old Milwaukee in quality.

Yeah Pabst and Rolling Rock are the two that I first saw showing up on the NY LES. Both are god awful stuff although back in the 70's we drank RR because we could go to the RR plant in PA and get cases for extremely cheap plus they taste like water so you could drink them all day.

sloopjohnc wrote:Like High Tea writes, Oregon, because of its cold climate is very good for pinot noir and are very protective of their viticulture and branding. They are suing a winemaker right now who is using the Oregon appellation on his wines.

But I take it he likes red wines. Napa is the home of Cabernet Sauvignon, mainly because it pays out an inordinately large amount to other grapes. Double or triple pinot, for example.
Wow who they suing have to look that up. Oregon's Pinot Noir (esp Dundee Hills) is my wone of choice for red. Not really a fan of the Cabernet Savignon from Cali although there are exceptions and agree if I'm going for a Cali wine its most likely from the Russian River. I go elsewhere for my white wines those Cali whites give me a headache and typically to fruity for my taste.

In regards to beer I'm not up to date on the craft beers but friends have told me Maine,NY State and Michigan are catching up to Oregon, Colorado and Washington state. Every state makes their own beers

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/every-state-in-the-usa-ranked-by-its-beer#

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Re: US v. UK, Round 12: Alcoholic Beverages

Postby Sneelock » 05 Dec 2018, 17:44

Minnie Cheddars wrote:BUMP BABY

Bump of the year!!!
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Re: US v. UK, Round 12: Alcoholic Beverages

Postby Stille Baron » 05 Dec 2018, 17:50

Sneelock wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:BUMP BABY

Bump of the year!!!


Yeah, parochialism and alcohol are an unbeatable combination!
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Re: US v. UK, Round 12: Alcoholic Beverages

Postby Hightea » 05 Dec 2018, 17:59

Sneelock wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:BUMP BABY

Bump of the year!!!


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Re: US v. UK, Round 12: Alcoholic Beverages

Postby Minnie Mincepie » 05 Dec 2018, 18:09

LeBaron wrote:
Sneelock wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:BUMP BABY

Bump of the year!!!


Yeah, parochialism and alcohol are an unbeatable combination!


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Re: US v. UK, Round 12: Alcoholic Beverages

Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Dec 2018, 18:27

Hightea wrote:Wow who they suing have to look that up.


https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/articl ... 245903.php
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Re: US v. UK, Round 12: Alcoholic Beverages

Postby Six String » 05 Dec 2018, 18:45

sloopjohnc wrote:
Hightea wrote:Wow who they suing have to look that up.


https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/articl ... 245903.php


That's a very deceptive practice coming from someone who should know better. It's one thing when it's created in a board room of a large winery. One wouldn't be surprised at such a thing but for a well known winemaker to do it is kind of sad. He knows exactly what he's doing.

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Re: US v. UK, Round 12: Alcoholic Beverages

Postby sloopjohnc » 05 Dec 2018, 19:03

Six String wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Hightea wrote:Wow who they suing have to look that up.


https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/articl ... 245903.php


That's a very deceptive practice coming from someone who should know better. It's one thing when it's created in a board room of a large winery. One wouldn't be surprised at such a thing but for a well known winemaker to do it is kind of sad. He knows exactly what he's doing.


Yeah, kind of a dipthong thing to do. His rationale sounds very douchey too, as if he knows exactly what he's doing.
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