To wonder should we be having wine every evening

(44 Posts)
vintageclock Wed 10-Jul-13 13:08:42

I was watching Midsomer Murders last night and every meal was accompanied by wine. It's the same with other programmes - anytime anyone arrives home from work they take a bottle of wine out of the fridge; it someone is making dinner they have a glass of wine on the counter while they're chopping the onions; and every meal is accompanied by a nice bottle on the table.
DH and I would usually have a couple of glasses of wine with our dinner on a Sat evening and sometimes on Fri as well depending on what's going on with DD.
But AIBU to now be wondering if we should be chilling with wine every evening like the folks on the telly?

Absolutely.

Well I won't be, as I don't like it, but I agree that it seems to be portrayed as the "norm" on television. They obviously earn more than we do, for a start. grin

Lonelybunny Wed 10-Jul-13 13:12:40

Oh god yes smile

WaitMonkey Wed 10-Jul-13 13:37:14

wine

7to25 Wed 10-Jul-13 13:40:04

No
Friends of ours did till she was diagnosed with alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
Just normal wine every night.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Wed 10-Jul-13 13:42:15

I wouldn't model my behaviour on Midsomer Murders. I mean, have you seen the homicide rate there?

That said, when watching The Killing I was mostly thinking "ANOTHER espresso Troels Hartmann? It's 11 o'clock at night!"

themaltesecat Wed 10-Jul-13 13:42:59

I think when you make drinking and indeed any kind of indulgence a routine thing it bleeds all the joy out of it.

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Wed 10-Jul-13 13:43:06

Yes. It is the law.

WandaDoff Wed 10-Jul-13 13:43:35

wine cheers!

ImNotBloody14 Wed 10-Jul-13 13:45:10

I think have wine every evening if you want to. I think if you wanted to you'd already be doing it rather than thinking you 'should' because it's on tv a lot. I don't- not because I see anything wrong with it- my mum does have wine with her evening meals most nights- I just never got into the habit of buying alcohol as part of the weekly shopping to have in the house and so It never occurs to me just to have a glass with dinner. there are times when I think i'd love a wee drink if it's been a crap day but I think that's not a healthy association. for me anyway.

but if you want more wine- have more wine. not because it's on tv, but because you want it.

squoosh Wed 10-Jul-13 13:45:36

'That said, when watching The Killing I was mostly thinking "ANOTHER espresso Troels Hartmann? It's 11 o'clock at night!"'

Please don't chastise my lovely Troels.

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 10-Jul-13 13:48:43

Always boggles my mind when the property/house buying programmes suggest that the prospective purchasers could be enjoying a nice glass of wine in the garden, or a nice glass of wine in the bath, or a nice glass of wine in the living room next to the enormous picture window. They too seem to think everything revolves around wine.

I think it's just used as a prop to suggest relaxation. Coffee is also used as a prop to suggest nerviness, edginess etc.

Bollox to all of it but I'd like to be in the position to be enjoying a big cup of tea in the garden of one of the nearly-million pound country cottages the property programmes insist on showing me.

saulaboutme Wed 10-Jul-13 13:59:27

Well I did last night and today I'm paying the price...blerch!

arabesque Wed 10-Jul-13 14:08:20

Yes, I've noticed that on telly too. A bottle of wine constantly on the go seems to be presented as a nice middle class civilised way of life. If someone comes home from work and puts the kettle on you know they're not as sophisticated and successful as the wine tipplers. Also, the wine drinkers bring the food to the table in serving bowls, the tea drinkers plonk it on the plate before serving (and call it 'tea' not 'dinner').

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Wed 10-Jul-13 14:09:37

Always boggles my mind when the property/house buying programmes suggest that the prospective purchasers could be enjoying a nice glass of wine in the garden, or a nice glass of wine in the bath, or a nice glass of wine in the living room next to the enormous picture window. They too seem to think everything revolves around wine.

Yes and in property magazines there's always some naff unopened bottle of wine on the set dining table. Who the hell sticks a bottle of wine on their dinner table?

thebody Wed 10-Jul-13 14:12:18

Funny as op.

We watched midsommer last night ( love it sadly) and I said to dh that Cully and dad were downing lots.

Really pissed of too as it made me want one and we got a no alcohol Tuesday. Dh's idea the bastard.

On a totally different tack what the fuck is Cullys real name.

arabesque Wed 10-Jul-13 14:15:49

The good thing about this hot weather is that my wine cravings have seriously abated. A nice cold glass of milk is all I want when I get home from work.

I was wondering what Cully's name is too. Also why she was in the programme last night, as she didn't seem to have much to do (except drink wine).

thebody Wed 10-Jul-13 14:16:35

Do you think Caroline?

ephemeralfairy Wed 10-Jul-13 14:17:33

Also, the wine drinkers bring the food to the table in serving bowls, the tea drinkers plonk it on the plate before serving (and call it 'tea' not 'dinner').
Ha ha I glug wine while cooking the dinner and then more while eating....but I plonk the saucepans on the table straight from the hob and let people get on with it...what sort of horrible slattern does that make me?? grin

HeySoulSister Wed 10-Jul-13 14:18:53

Op, you seem to base your weekends around wine

Just an observation

aldiwhore Wed 10-Jul-13 14:20:00

My Granny had a G&T at 5pm everyday, a glass of wine with her meal and a brandy before bed. She was never 'drunk' in her whole life though. I can't say it was unhealthy for her, she lived until 96.

It wouldn't be healthy for me though, I have a different lifestyle to her and enjoy occasionally drinking enough to be pissed (yes, I enjoy the occasional binge) so I can't drink everyday as well!

Either or.

I see no issue with a small glass (125ml) of wine with dinner every day. Could I stop at a small glass everyday? No.

thebody Wed 10-Jul-13 14:20:31

Yes op base the week around wine as well.

arabesque Wed 10-Jul-13 14:23:19

Googled it, thebody. Apparently Cully was the name of the village in Switzerland where she was conceived. sad. I thought the Barnabys had more class than that.

blackteaplease Wed 10-Jul-13 14:24:12

I like the sound of that but I would be permanently grumpy as wine affects my sleep and also half a stone heavier at least.

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