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Gingeur (trade name) or a gluggable non alcoholic wine

Where to buy Gingeur, the best ginger beer I have ever, ever tasted since childhood?  I had it recently in a salon de teh and made a note of the name.  If anyone know where I can buy it in quantity, please tell!

Or do you know a non alcoholic wine which tastes like the real thing and doesn't make you gag?

I'll explain a little......I have no problem not drinking alcohol in French households because they always do have and offer soft drinks but, in British households, I am never offered an option so I just have to ask for a glass of water.  Then, whilst all the alcohol drinkers get their drinks endlessly "refreshed", nobody seems to offer me other than the one initial glass of H20.  I have now determined to take my own drink and not have to suffer the indignity of people asking me endless questions about not drinking and feeling increasingly disenchanted about being the odd one out.

Any suggestions on either option would be immensely helpful, thanks.

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No idea where to buy your ginger beer, mint, but totally empathise on the "being offered a drink" thingy. I have eventually found that, among my British friends, admitting frequently that I don't drink wine (99% of the time) because I actually actively dislike the stuff has finally filtered through and become an accepted fact. And so it should, because it's true. Now, if I go to friends for a meal, I am offered a selection of alternatives and access to as much of my chosen drink as I wish. Although among my friends group, the drinks during meals are always self-service, so no waiting for the hosts to offer refills....
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 mint wrote:
I'll explain a little......I have no problem not drinking alcohol in French households because they always do have and offer soft drinks but, in British households, I am never offered an option so I just have to ask for a glass of water.  Then, whilst all the alcohol drinkers get their drinks endlessly "refreshed", nobody seems to offer me other than the one initial glass of H20.  I have now determined to take my own drink and not have to suffer the indignity of people asking me endless questions about not drinking and feeling increasingly disenchanted about being the odd one out.

Any suggestions on either option would be immensely helpful, thanks.

Perhaps continue to visit the French abodes Smile <img src="> frequently and aviod the British abodesWoot! <img src="> like the plague? Or just stay chez vous with some glug from here.

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 mint wrote:
Where to buy Gingeur, the best ginger beer I have ever, ever tasted since childhood?
The answer is very simple  -  you have to brace yourself and Make Your Own.  It will be perfectly delicious and immeasurably better than anything you had in a Salon de Thé.

I make five gallons of ginger beer at the beginning of every summer.  And another dose later if it promises to be a heat-wave.  It is as cheap as chips and much easier.  And it all seems to go with remarkable rapidity. 

It is one of those things, like pickled walnuts, elderflower cordial, piccalilli, going out to catch live Chanterelles in the woods, and sloe gin, which enhances life out of all proportion to the slender amount of effort required.



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Might as well ask me to shoot my own rabbits (not that I get much chance to eat rabbit) and smoke my own salmon!

Life is too short to be faffing and fiddling about.  And what is wrong with a bit of instant gratification, I ask you?

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You have my sympathies Mint.

OH cannot drink alcohol because of her meds. Something that does not please her at all.

WE have failed to fins any non-alcoholic red wine that comes close to even the worst gut rot red from the worst vineyard in the world.

Our Super U stocks a brand of rose called Grain d'Envie Syrah. OH likes it but I think it has a somewhat chemically after taste.

Super U and Auchan also stock a brand called Bonne Nouvelle. AS stated the red is dreadful. The white is quite pleasant but would never pass for a white wine. The rose however we both find very good, and to be honest I worry that if I were given some alongside some f the local alcoholic rose wines, I might just not spot it as the alcohol free one. It will never endanger a really high quality wine, but I don't think that is what we are talking about.

For effervescent wine replacement, you could try d'Artigny - grand classic. [Don't bother with the flavoured varieties unless you like that sort of thing.] It is a bit like a cross between a fizzy white wine and fizzy dry apple juice, but drinkable for all that.

Taste is such a personal thing that I thin you will just have to search out various products and trying them out.



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It'll have to be the rosé then, Andy.  If you ever find that ginger beer, let me know.  Your OH might like it too.  Google it, even the bottle looks good and Made in France as well!  I have only had it the once last week after a long and not particularly rewarding afternoon and I swear that nectar couldn't have tasted better.

Tancrède, thank you for "salon de thé";  I couldn't for the life of me remember how to spell it and it looked wrong even as I wrote it down.  I think I only went to that place because it looked clean and you get to sit under a huge roof in les halles in the square. 

Nowadays, I often have a non alcoholic beer and I was once served one that said 0% instead of the usual <1%.  I don't much like lager type beer, even alcoholic ones, and I shy away from most fruit juices as they are just too sweet and look yucky!

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Re: Gingeur (trade name) or a gluggable non alcoholic wine

How about Mocktails Mint? google for receipes.

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