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Wine or guitar?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Matt Sarad, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. VWAmTele

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    Telecasters and Good Wine!

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    The buzz from a guitar will last much longer. ;)
     
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    Both. Have the wine and enjoy the guitars!

    A case lasts me about a month. (my wife doesn't drink). I don't pay more than about $12-14 for a bottle.

    When I open a bottle, I immediately re-bottle 3/4 of it into three, 1-glass-size, mini bottles - right to the brim so no air gets involved. Then, I drink the remaining 1/4 bottle (one glass).

    Often, I consume a second 1/4 bottle, that same evening. But sometimes not. The wine keeps in those mini bottles for days, with no noticeable degradation - due to no air being present in the mini bottles.

    Typically, I have a Meyers's Dark Rum and OJ cocktail in the early evening. Then a glass or two of cab or zin during the rest of the evening. Once in a while, followed by a nightcap of scotch - either a Dewar's 12 year, JW Black Label, or an Islay.

    As Mary See might have called it - "A happy habit." :) (Speaking of Mary See, I am WAY overdue for a batch of her dark chocolate almond delights!)
     
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    Guitar and rum
    or vodka
    or Kentucky Bourbon
     
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    I've got plenty of guitars.


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    But...that's only eight.

    Oh!
    Are there more under the bed?
     
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    Two Strats are missing. The Les Paul.Jr is getting worked on. The Weissenborn is loaned to a friend. The Santa Cruz, Merrill, Brondel, Northwood, Stewart, and Classical are in cases.
     
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    I only drink a Miller Chill beer occasionally. So wine doesn't sit with me even though I am a descendant of Barossa Valley German winemakers who came here in the 1850s.
     
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    You people do realize what wine is made out of, don’t you? Rotten grapes!

    I like grapes. I even like grapes that have dried out (raisins).

    But once they have gone rotten, I draw the line.

    I do like rotten cabbage though (sauerkraut).
     
  12. Phrygian77

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    When I was drinking, that case would have been gone in a week. A case of beer, two days tops. A fifth of whiskey, two days, but at my worst, one day. I liked to splurge on good stuff sometimes, so when I quit, it saved me a lot of money, and of course, it surely saved my life also.

    I sure miss a glass of red with a steak though.
     
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    OK this is difficult, but since we're on the TDPRI it needs to be said.

    Your lack of proper Telecasters with three saddle ash tray bridges suggests you have a wine problem.

    Get help!
    There are good programs at Sweetwater, Guitar Center and Musicians friend.
    No need to commit right away, drop in and talk with a guitar counselor and review your options for recovery.
    Long term Telecaster deficiency can cause lasting health problems.
     
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    My Gibson nylon string and a nice Chianti Classico is a pretty good combo.
     
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    I’m pearls before swine. I can always find a bottle of good French, Italian or Chilean wine for reasonable prices. Yeah, I’ve had expensive wines; I honestly can’t tell from a good wine that doesn’t break the bank.
     
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    Why not not both?

    Burgundy Mist

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    or Midnight Wine.

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    I / We don't drink wine, so this is an easy choice. :D
     
  18. nobis17

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    That's a hard choice. I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to wine. Yes, there are many wonderful wines in the $50-100 range, but as a general rule I don't spend over $20 a bottle except for special occasions (I typically have 2-4 bottles a week however).
    I have been very pleased with things from the Lodi Valley, as well as the Russian River Valley. Depending on your tastes, I would suggest Michael David Wineries. I can honestly say I haven't had a bad label from them, and their labels range from $11-25.
    I just realized I'm rambling, but I guess what I'm trying to say, spend the $1200 on an awesome used tele and then look for more moderately priced wine, then enjoy the best of both worlds ;)
     
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    You said you like it so that’s what I’d go for. I love cold sweet wine from a box in my fridge. There’s no accounting for taste. I don’t have any pointy headstocks but if that’s your thing...who am I to say it’s wrong. You love what you love and may never know why.
     
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    I don't drink a lot, but I do enjoy the good, free beer at the breweries and wineries when our band plays at one. More money for the guitar habit, then. :D
     
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