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Nothing to do with citrus flavored beer, but I was at a sales meeting recently that was held in one of those very fancy restaurants where they normally only admit the 1%. We met in a room set up to look like a wine cellar (apparently that is the rage in these places, I've been in several now and that formula seems to prevail) and everybody was looking through the wine list to find the most expensive glass of wine that they could put onto the salesman's expense account.

So I asked the waiter for a Guinness, partly to show my personal disdain for their whole setup and partly because I wanted a Guinness. They didn't have it, or any other stouts, and only one porter in a can. Something from a local brewery and I didn't bother to write down the name because I'm not planning to be back in that neck of the woods again.

It was fun sitting there drinking a glass of brown stuff from a beer glass while everybody else pretended to know about wine. If they ever come out here to the sticks here I will show them my vineyard...

by asdf on Wed May 1st, 2013 at 03:47:22 PM EST
Ponsy wine drinkers can be awfully snotty about beer. There's a well known wine critic in London who famously refuses to drink beer because it's beneath his dignity.

All the more for me I say. Mind you, it does mean that I don't go to wine bars a lot. I'm sure the loss is all mine

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon May 6th, 2013 at 04:25:21 PM EST
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