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Poll: In what setting is it acceptable to drink port?
  • 1% - Before dinner. 12
  • 2.4% - During dinner. 30
  • 33.3% - After dinner. 420
  • 14% - Well past dinner. 176
  • 49.4% - EVERY $^x%x# HOUR OF THE $^x%x# DAY!!! 622
1260 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

torturegarden


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Where is the option for NEVER?

A couple years ago I went out to dinner with my GF. I had a couple drinks after work and had a few cocktails with dinner. We then had a few glasses of wine with the owner of the restaurant. We went back to her apartment and drank 6 bottles of red between the two of us. After the wine was gone we finished a bottle of Baileys (it was only half full). It was now 5am and the only alcohol left was port, so we had a glass. Big mistake. The last thing I remember was her meowing like a cat in her bed. I still don't know how I made it to work the next day. That was the last time I've had port.

connorbush


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Ask Men lays down the law on Port:

http://www.askmen.com/fine_living/wine_and_dine_archive/9_wine_dine.html

GetOffMyLawn


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The only reason I check wine Woot is for Port, well maybe chocolate but only because it goes with Port.

cmaldoon


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torturegarden wrote:Where is the option for NEVER?

A couple years ago I went out to dinner with my GF. I had a couple drinks after work and had a few cocktails with dinner. We then had a few glasses of wine with the owner of the restaurant. We went back to her apartment and drank 6 bottles of red between the two of us. After the wine was gone we finished a bottle of Baileys (it was only half full). It was now 5am and the only alcohol left was port, so we had a glass. Big mistake. The last thing I remember was her meowing like a cat in her bed. I still don't know how I made it to work the next day. That was the last time I've had port.



So you had at least 20 servings of alcohol over a 12 hour period and yet you blame the single last serving for the issue... Interesting.

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kylemittskus


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cmaldoon wrote:So you had at least 20 servings of alcohol over a 12 hour period and yet you blame the single last serving for the issue... Interesting.



The whole story seems a bit suspect...

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jawlz


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kylemittskus wrote:The whole story seems a bit suspect...



My suspension of disbelief was broken when I read "...[we] drank 6 bottles of red between the two of us...".

chemvictim


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jawlz wrote:My suspension of disbelief was broken when I read "...[we] drank 6 bottles of red between the two of us...".



Maybe they were those little bottles of sutter home that you can buy in a 6 pack.

ddeuddeg


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chemvictim wrote:Maybe they were those little bottles of sutter home that you can buy in a 6 pack.

Aren't those usually white or (horrors) pink?

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


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cortot20


quality posts: 141 Private Messages cortot20
torturegarden wrote:Where is the option for NEVER?

A couple years ago I went out to dinner with my GF. I had a couple drinks after work and had a few cocktails with dinner. We then had a few glasses of wine with the owner of the restaurant. We went back to her apartment and drank 6 bottles of red between the two of us. After the wine was gone we finished a bottle of Baileys (it was only half full). It was now 5am and the only alcohol left was port, so we had a glass. Big mistake. The last thing I remember was her meowing like a cat in her bed. I still don't know how I made it to work the next day. That was the last time I've had port.



Cool story bro.

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joelsisk


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kylemittskus wrote:The whole story seems a bit suspect...



I like the "meowing like a cat in bed" line. But, then was like, what was the problem?

ddeuddeg


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joelsisk wrote:I like the "meowing in bed" line. But, then was like, what was the problem?

I wondered the same thing.

"Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a bottle of Champagne in the fridge". - Hester Browne


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bhodilee


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jawlz wrote:My suspension of disbelief was broken when I read "...[we] drank 6 bottles of red between the two of us...".



I drank two gallons of beer half a bottle of wine and two shots and didn't die about five years ago. so I can kinda see this as being true. I also apparently rolled around on the kitchen floor and gave my dog a dissertation on why under no circumstances you should trust a garden gnome, so the cat thing is plausible also. Stupid, but plausible.

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nematic


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bhodilee wrote: so the cat thing is plausible also. Stupid, but plausible.



with you, everything is plausible

curtisuxor


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When is it acceptable? In all circumstances except when you are on the starboard side of the ship.

torturegarden


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To all you doubters and mis-believers, the story is true. Yes, we drank way too much. The port put us over the top. We are still alive and still together. We like to drink, what else can I say? There's always port in the liquor cabinet.

cortot20


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torturegarden wrote:To all you doubters and mis-believers, the story is true. Yes, we drank way too much. The port put us over the top. We are still alive and still together. We like to drink, what else can I say? There's always port in the liquor cabinet.



Do I have to cool story bro you again?

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mrn1


quality posts: 3 Private Messages mrn1
cortot20 wrote:Do I have to cool story bro you again?



Back to Port...
Having friends over for dinner tonite. Dessert is a carmel cake (recipe courtesy Scott Harvey's recipes on his website. Thought a port would pair well.
I recently built wine storage racks, and in organizing the collection, came upon a bottle of Pedroncelli '04 Vintage Port I bought at the winery in '10. I had opened it, had a few cordial size glasses, re-corked it, and then forgot I had it.
So, this morning I opened it, assuming it was soon to go down the drain. Surprise, drinking better now that when it was fisrt opened.
So, my answer to the ? when to drink port...tonite w/ dessert.

rjquillin


quality posts: 174 Private Messages rjquillin

Port? Whenever you are given the chance.
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hwalsh10284


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yuk! never