18 thoughts on “Idle survey

  • July 28, 2004 at 9:52 am
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    campari
    wine or beer
    port or a riesling or more beer

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  • July 28, 2004 at 10:05 am
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    It depends entirely upon the meal. I’m not going to drink coke with grenadine with Indian food, nor would I have a mango lassi with Italian. πŸ˜‰

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  • July 28, 2004 at 10:13 am
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    Depending entirely on my mood, it could range from

    water
    water
    coffee

    to

    Martini
    wine
    single-malt whisky or Drambuie

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  • July 28, 2004 at 10:14 am
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    Sure, sure. πŸ™‚

    But let’s say it’s a middle-of-the-road kind of thing. What then?

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  • July 28, 2004 at 10:15 am
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    What’s campari like?

    Ooh, riesling.

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  • July 28, 2004 at 10:15 am
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    Is Drambuie the licorice one?

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  • July 28, 2004 at 10:24 am
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    Nope; it’s a liqueur distilled from single malt. Lovely stuff, that.

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  • July 28, 2004 at 10:26 am
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    i can’t just go about this simply… πŸ˜‰

    water, preferably good, ice-cold water from an aquifer 70 feet beneath the house I grew up in

    tea, either sweet or hot. if cold, no lemon flavoring. ugh. that stuff is creepy and tastes like pledge. not to mention, i really don’t need ester of wood rosin in my drinks. if hot, preferably not lipton. i’m not picky about the *kind* of tea, but i prefer that it not be oversteeped, nor made with the wrong temperature of water. πŸ˜‰

    now… if what i’m eating isn’t terribly strong flavored and isn’t prone to causing indigestion (like vegetable maki), i might have a hard cider (but it can’t be woodchuck), a gin & lime & tonic, a midori sour, a vodka cranberry, or a skip and go naked.

    if i’m driving and don’t trust the water/tea options–coke with grenadine
    eating out with my in-laws: white wine.

    right now, i’m eating homemade vegetable soup and drinking a white wine (rockbridge winery, tuscarora white, damn if i remember the year)

    since i’m so darned picky, i often just get water or a coke with grenadine. if it’s indian food, though, i must have mango lassi.

    i’m going to the tea house tonight. i’ll probably pick a nice cherry sencha. boy will probably get a white tea of some sort. i will, no doubt, finish his pot because i can drink several pots of tea in the course of a couple hours.

    and if an establishment has good rootbeer, all other bets are off.

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  • July 28, 2004 at 10:52 am
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    I bet you’d like it. It’s a very, very herbal liqueur. I like it, both its flavor and its schtick. πŸ™‚

    As for me, it depends. Really, I can’t make this simple. I like almost everything liquid (except soda, which is okay in a pinch but I don’t choose, and very sweet drinks). It would depend heavily on my mood and the weather and where I was and what I was eating whether I’d want tea, coffee, good red wine, good white whine, bourbon, mint tea, water, melty lemon granita, limoncello… you get the idea. πŸ™‚

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  • July 28, 2004 at 11:15 am
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    before dinner:
    Belvedere vodka martini, extra dirty, up

    with:
    really, really depends, but let’s say a good Shiraz or Chardonnay

    after:
    The Mega Troubles Galore, from Betty’s (a restaraunt down the street from me.) It’s vodka, Lindemann’s Framboise Lambic and champagne.

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  • July 28, 2004 at 11:16 am
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    Alcoholic:

    wine
    wine
    cognac, grappa or Grand Marnier – or wine πŸ™‚

    Non-alcoholic

    water or iced tea
    water or iced tea
    tea, coffee or water

    I used to drink a lot of soda, but I went off it a few years ago, around the time I quit smoking. Probably because I was drinking a *lot* of water to help with the nicotine withdrawal.

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  • July 28, 2004 at 12:06 pm
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    bitter, somewhat citrus-y. Not sweet.

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  • July 28, 2004 at 12:30 pm
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    I quit drinking alcohol a year and a few months ago. I try to drink water or tea during and around every meal. though i’ve fallen back into drinking soda.

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  • July 28, 2004 at 12:30 pm
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    It depends entirely on what I’m eating.

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  • July 28, 2004 at 4:57 pm
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    Hot water with lemon.
    Water with no ice.
    Hot water with lemon.

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  • July 29, 2004 at 4:36 am
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    I pretty much only drink water, ever, for any reason. Boring, aren’t I? πŸ™‚

    I do like nonalcoholic pina coladas sometimes, if the weather’s hot and I want to be decadent.

    (I used to be a big soda drinker, but in an effort to cut at least one bad-for-me thing out of my diet, I quit cold-turkey 5 or 6 years ago.)

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  • July 29, 2004 at 5:13 am
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    Alcoholic:

  • Shiraz/Syrah – a good bottle for under $10 (with the mixed-case discount from my favorite wine store, this is eminently possible)
  • more of same
  • Bailey’s, preferably in very strong, dark, bitter coffee. Mm – flavor wars.

    Non-alcoholic:

  • Real lemonade. If it’s had corn syrup or FDA Yellow Dye No. [anything] anywhere near it, it doesn’t count: only real lemons need apply.
  • Water. Preferably ice-cold. I grew up with tap water and liked it just fine, except for the stuff in the area of West Virginia where my grandparents’ farm is located (sulphur, UGH) and that in Somerville, MA (tap water should never be a lovely pale yellow…).
  • More of either of the previous two.

    I don’t match wine to food much, primarily because most of what I read in the course of my cookbook/cooking-mag perusals speaks specifically and only to meat pairings, and secondarily because I haven’t yet taken the time to hunt up the amazing wine-with-tofu website I’m sure is out there somewhere :-).

    ::wonders if anyone would notice if she brought a bottle of wine in for lunch tomorrow…::

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  • August 4, 2004 at 8:28 am
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    Rum & Coke
    Wine
    Coffee with Bailys

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