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Jun 20, 2024 - 8:24:25 AM
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rinemb

USA

16349 posts since 5/24/2005

I am referring to Marilyn's favorite beverage is Coke, mine is beer. In Germany, they have the answer...colaweizen. coke and beer 50/50-ish, comes in bottles, as well. I have never seen it in a USA market? brad

Jun 20, 2024 - 11:16:47 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

30321 posts since 8/3/2003

And I hope I never do. That really sounds yucky to me. Either Coke or beer, not the two mixed together.

Jun 20, 2024 - 11:42:36 AM

41452 posts since 3/5/2008

What brand is it?

Heh...
Com'eer..?

Jun 20, 2024 - 2:58:37 PM

chuckv97

Canada

72278 posts since 10/5/2013

Rye & coke was fine,, but the only thing I ever put in beer was tomato juice - for Bloody Brew mornings

Edited by - chuckv97 on 06/20/2024 14:59:57

Jun 20, 2024 - 3:23:35 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

12088 posts since 6/29/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

And I hope I never do. That really sounds yucky to me. Either Coke or beer, not the two mixed together.


Yet rum and coke works!

Jun 20, 2024 - 4:15:41 PM
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rinemb

USA

16349 posts since 5/24/2005

I have not seen it packaged in USA. But I have mixed it "gently" using a German wheat beer or pilsner. 50:50 ratio...and that ratio can be tweaked to preference. paired with pretzels!

Jun 20, 2024 - 5:00:58 PM

41452 posts since 3/5/2008

If it were put in front of me ..
I would give it a taste..

To see if i did like it.. ;0)

Jun 20, 2024 - 6:56:48 PM
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rinemb

USA

16349 posts since 5/24/2005

It may not beat a package of salted peanuts in a Coke, but since we seem to have beer and Coke in the house, it’s an easy go to on rare occasion.

Jun 21, 2024 - 6:00:37 AM
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16150 posts since 12/2/2005

True story: back in the early part of the present century, I had an EXTREMELY snazzy and expensive ski resort in the French Alps as a client. My retainer fee wasn't all that great, but the account did get me over there a couple of times a year, generally flying business class, and they put me up in VERY nice hotels and fed me... well, it was France. They fed me well.

On one of my visits, the client took me and several other guests out to a very nice (if not exactly Michelin-starred) restaurant. This place specialized in the cuisine of that area - which isn't fancy but certainly is delicious. The owner of the restaurant joined us for a bit. Introductions were made, and conversation was convivial and lots of fun.

My job was to get American travel writers to the resort. Its other major target at the time was developing the Russian oligarch class - an effort with which they were hugely successful (when the Ukraine invasion happened and Russians became personas-non-grata in much of the world, that resort's net revenues plummeted).

But this was long before then. One of my hosts asked the owner if the Petrus rumor was true.

Sadly, he nodded his head and said "Oui - c'est vrai." He looked upset about it.

Now, I've never had the opportunity to try Petrus - it's one of the most prized and expensive wines in the world. Good vintages can retail for upwards of $5,000.00 per bottle at retail, which means that in a restaurant the price would top $10,000.00. And some people are willing and able to spend that much, including one specific Russian oligarch, who arrived with a party of about ten.

This treasured bottle had been in the restaurant's cellar for quite some time - it was something of a talisman; that the restaurant had a wine of this reputation and price in its cellar promised an extremely good dining experience, even if only the most rarified customer would be interested in buying it.

Such as this particular Russian oligarch. And in order to stretch that bottle to a large party, he ordered a round of Coca Cola for everyone and divvied this storied wine amongst them, effectively making Coca-Cola highballs with one of the world's most exclusive wines.

To the French, this is akin to replacing a treasured Renoir with a Velvet Elvis. You simply don't do things like that to them.

Jun 21, 2024 - 6:27:01 AM
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Buddur

USA

3957 posts since 10/23/2004

Wow, Skip. Can't believe anyone would "water down" such a coveted drink.

Long time ago I had a friend who would not let you use Crown Royal in mixed drinks. He prized it for the taste and would only let you drink it straight. He stressed to just get cheap whiskey if you're going to make mixers.

But beer and Coke does sound kind of nasty. But I haven't tried it...yet.

Jun 21, 2024 - 6:32:03 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland

True story: back in the early part of the present century, I had an EXTREMELY snazzy and expensive ski resort in the French Alps as a client. My retainer fee wasn't all that great, but the account did get me over there a couple of times a year, generally flying business class, and they put me up in VERY nice hotels and fed me... well, it was France. They fed me well.

On one of my visits, the client took me and several other guests out to a very nice (if not exactly Michelin-starred) restaurant. This place specialized in the cuisine of that area - which isn't fancy but certainly is delicious. The owner of the restaurant joined us for a bit. Introductions were made, and conversation was convivial and lots of fun.

My job was to get American travel writers to the resort. Its other major target at the time was developing the Russian oligarch class - an effort with which they were hugely successful (when the Ukraine invasion happened and Russians became personas-non-grata in much of the world, that resort's net revenues plummeted).

But this was long before then. One of my hosts asked the owner if the Petrus rumor was true.

Sadly, he nodded his head and said "Oui - c'est vrai." He looked upset about it.

Now, I've never had the opportunity to try Petrus - it's one of the most prized and expensive wines in the world. Good vintages can retail for upwards of $5,000.00 per bottle at retail, which means that in a restaurant the price would top $10,000.00. And some people are willing and able to spend that much, including one specific Russian oligarch, who arrived with a party of about ten.

This treasured bottle had been in the restaurant's cellar for quite some time - it was something of a talisman; that the restaurant had a wine of this reputation and price in its cellar promised an extremely good dining experience, even if only the most rarified customer would be interested in buying it.

Such as this particular Russian oligarch. And in order to stretch that bottle to a large party, he ordered a round of Coca Cola for everyone and divvied this storied wine amongst them, effectively making Coca-Cola highballs with one of the world's most exclusive wines.

To the French, this is akin to replacing a treasured Renoir with a Velvet Elvis. You simply don't do things like that to them.


That's funny.  One of my best friends in the golf business opened a new exclusive golf course in the Midwest about 20 years ago and he invited three of his best friends to stay at his cottage and play a few rounds of golf.  The first night they were there they were at the bar and broke open a very expensive bottle of wine.  After opening it one of the guys turned to do something and his elbow knocked the bottle over on the bar top.  About half the bottle had spilled out before the could turn it upright.  In the meantime, they used their hands to corral the wine on the bar top and direct it into a couple of glasses as it poured over the edge.  Must have been pretty special!

Jun 21, 2024 - 6:41:55 AM
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Originally posted by Buddur

Wow, Skip. Can't believe anyone would "water down" such a coveted drink.
 


Neither could anyone else. Unless one has spent considerable time in France - and I have - it's hard to appreciate just how seriously the French take their food and wine. It's pretty darned close to being a religion for them. Which made this incident pretty darned close to blasphemy.

Jun 21, 2024 - 6:44:41 AM

16150 posts since 12/2/2005

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Originally posted by BanjoLink
 

That's funny.  One of my best friends in the golf business opened a new exclusive golf course in the Midwest about 20 years ago and he invited three of his best friends to stay at his cottage and play a few rounds of golf.  The first night they were there they were at the bar and broke open a very expensive bottle of wine.  After opening it one of the guys turned to do something and his elbow knocked the bottle over on the bar top.  About half the bottle had spilled out before the could turn it upright.  In the meantime, they used their hands to corral the wine on the bar top and direct it into a couple of glasses as it poured over the edge.  Must have been pretty special!


Well, if it was a brand new course, at least the bar top was still relatively clean... laugh

Jun 21, 2024 - 8:38:30 AM
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rinemb

USA

16349 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland
quote:
Originally posted by Buddur

Wow, Skip. Can't believe anyone would "water down" such a coveted drink.
 


Neither could anyone else. Unless one has spent considerable time in France - and I have - it's hard to appreciate just how seriously the French take their food and wine. It's pretty darned close to being a religion for them. Which made this incident pretty darned close to blasphemy.


When wife and I were in Lorraine (we learned, not Alsace-Lorraine). Her cousin took us to the old family farm. Hidden under a new garage, was a wine cellar carved into the rock.  He gave the one room tour.  Full of wines the Germans didn't find, and newer bottles he collected. Each tagged for turning dates etc.  everyday he would go to the cellar for wines to serves at our evening meals. The wines were worthy of his wife's? Cooking.  He did talk curiously about those California wines, or was humoring me. He was just as serious of the glasses used for each wine.  Brad

btw, love your stories of your work.  

Jun 21, 2024 - 8:47:48 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
 

That's funny.  One of my best friends in the golf business opened a new exclusive golf course in the Midwest about 20 years ago and he invited three of his best friends to stay at his cottage and play a few rounds of golf.  The first night they were there they were at the bar and broke open a very expensive bottle of wine.  After opening it one of the guys turned to do something and his elbow knocked the bottle over on the bar top.  About half the bottle had spilled out before the could turn it upright.  In the meantime, they used their hands to corral the wine on the bar top and direct it into a couple of glasses as it poured over the edge.  Must have been pretty special!


Well, if it was a brand new course, at least the bar top was still relatively clean... laugh


Yes ..... there was that!

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