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To drink port like wine?

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BrianMolkoismyPlacebo Mon 10-Oct-16 20:48:47

We usually drink wine and leave port for christmas only, but someone has bought us a bottle recently.
I'm currently on my 2nd glass of the evening. It goes down so well! How do people just sip it?!

HellsBellsnBucketsofBlood Mon 10-Oct-16 21:09:48

Beware - you might regret it later (thinks back to uni days and the fact I can't stomach port at all now) grin

BrianMolkoismyPlacebo Mon 10-Oct-16 21:12:29

Oh no hells I've nearly finished my 2nd glass and have the bottle next to me! Think I should go to bed early!
Fwiw... I haven't been able to even smell peach schnapps since I was 15!!

FrancisCrawford Mon 10-Oct-16 21:16:29

Port in excess gives you the most stinking hangover...
But it's bloody lovely

lovelybangers Mon 10-Oct-16 21:18:29

Oh I love port!!

It's the only good thing about Xmas grin

BrianMolkoismyPlacebo Mon 10-Oct-16 21:20:12

Yes lpvely it is the best thing about xmas. Unfortunately mil has ruined this treat for us by buying it for us everytime she sees us every couple of months.

Natsku Mon 10-Oct-16 21:21:22

I have to be really careful when I open a bottle of port as it goes down so easy and suddenly I find most of the bottle is gone!

Cliffdiver Mon 10-Oct-16 21:23:05

YABU if you're not having it alongside a cheeseboard.

Cheers wine

ArmySal Mon 10-Oct-16 21:23:42

I drank almost a full bottle once and felt like I was constantly being kicked in the head the next day. I've been put off it for life.

WatcherOfTheNight Mon 10-Oct-16 21:23:42

I love port at Christmas but I prefer it added to a glass with ice & a bottle of WKD blue,I believe it's called a "cheeky vimto"
Not something to drink when you've work the following day!wink

lapsedorienteerer Mon 10-Oct-16 21:23:45

Used to like it, now find it too sweet (whiskey is fine thoughgrin).

PoppyPicklesPenguin Mon 10-Oct-16 21:25:41

With smelly cheese - my favourite grin

But it's a fine line between just enough and I'm never drinking again

Very jealous indeed

BrianMolkoismyPlacebo Mon 10-Oct-16 21:25:54

cliff I have the cheeseboard... also courtesy of mil!

BrianMolkoismyPlacebo Mon 10-Oct-16 21:26:57

watcher I completely forgot about them! Might have to save the bottle and buy a wkd tomorrow!

toopeoply Mon 10-Oct-16 21:28:33

I did this. Once. Had the worst hangover of my entire life, and that's saying something. Never again.

BrianMolkoismyPlacebo Mon 10-Oct-16 21:29:43

Right, I'm stopping at 2 glasses!

Cliffdiver Mon 10-Oct-16 21:31:03

I'm looking at my glass of Pinot wishing it were port.

Can you even buy WKDs now?!

Lifegavemelemons Mon 10-Oct-16 21:34:48

Port is just a kind of wine ..... that's what I tell myself as it slips down ... never had a port hangover that would put me off it grin OTOH I haven't been able to stomach whisky since an incident when I was 20. I'm now in my 60's blush

PoppyPicklesPenguin Mon 10-Oct-16 21:35:25

I'm looking at my mug of tea wishing it was Pinot grin

You can get WKD in my local Happy Shopper robber

Cliffdiver Mon 10-Oct-16 21:37:04

Poppy grin

BrianMolkoismyPlacebo Mon 10-Oct-16 21:41:53

It's 20%!!

WatcherOfTheNight Mon 10-Oct-16 21:42:17

2 for £5 in tesco at the moment apparently
I think I'll be adding a few extras to my shopping list this week thanks to this thread Brian grin

BrianMolkoismyPlacebo Mon 10-Oct-16 21:42:37

I know have a headache... might be pshycological because of this thread.

BrianMolkoismyPlacebo Mon 10-Oct-16 21:43:27

*now! Now!!... Fucking port

JasmineBuckles Mon 10-Oct-16 21:45:34

My boyfriend does this occasionally. He likes it warmed in the microwave to "release the flavours".

He is good for fuck all the next day.

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