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

You are so right about these drinks being too sweet.  I don't like any bottled fruit juice that I see; there is always gunk at the bottom of the bottles and it makes me heave just lookingIck! [+o(]

I'll have to think about mocktails as suggested by Teapot.

Yes, I remember Shloer, sparkling and yes, probably too sweet.  Me, I was always watching my weight and buying clothes that were too small just so that I could lose a size to get into them.....oh, the foolishness of youth!  I was a PLJ girl:  remember that disgusting and bitter lemon juice that was slightly yellowish green?


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

Hi Mint, glad to see that Jazzer found an outlet for Gingeur and hope that you manage to get some. Will definitely try it if I come across some in a salon de the or somewhere similar. I also remember PLJ and trying to like it - ugh!
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I used to like sweet drinks but don't any more.

In France I would buy quality sirops I liked quit a few of them, especially the aniseed. I was fond of fraise but I would only mix it with sparkling water. Of course this is a vichy fraise in a cafe or bar. the only sirop I never liked in France was lime, and once I got hold of a bottle of Rose's, but that was disappointing.

Bane of my social life, the lack of a variety of good soft drinks.

And you were right getting in a strop, I do about this and it is what others find unimportant......strangely you should hear the blokes if they reckon the beer is off, or making a big fuss is the 'measure' doesn't quite make the mark!!!! But I am making an unnecessary fuss if I want a decent drink!
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The only bottled water I really like is Vichy Catalan, but it seems to be a bit expensive outside Spain. It has a very distinctive taste.

The only fizzy drink, with practically no sugar - La Casera. Also Spanish.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

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

PLJ certainly still exists, yes, I used to quite like it, but find it just a little too sour now.  Sure I've seen it in some English sections of some supermarkets here, but not often!

When I was  poor and driving, I found soda water (plain) was an acceptable alternative to the usual lemondade available in pubs.  Now real lemonade is a different beastie again, but is usually best home made!


Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!

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

 idun wrote:
I used to like sweet drinks but don't any more. In France I would buy quality sirops I liked quit a few of them, especially the aniseed. I was fond of fraise but I would only mix it with sparkling water. Of course this is a vichy fraise in a cafe or bar. the only sirop I never liked in France was lime, and once I got hold of a bottle of Rose's, but that was disappointing. Bane of my social life, the lack of a variety of good soft drinks. And you were right getting in a strop, I do about this and it is what others find unimportant......strangely you should hear the blokes if they reckon the beer is off, or making a big fuss is the 'measure' doesn't quite make the mark!!!! But I am making an unnecessary fuss if I want a decent drink!

Thank you, idun, for being so understanding about me getting in a strop.  I thought, bad enough that I have to drink water at other people's but, if it's in my own home, I expect my needs to be met!

Here is a link to what I was saying:

Second line of pictures, the one with the red top that says réglisse but it's aniseed, as far as I can taste.  Nice small, flat bottle, easily popped into a handbag and the recommended 15 drops added to a glass of l'eau pétillante. 

Having read too many Victorian novels, I fancy that I might be the heroine in a romantic novel and I am ailing and counting laudanum drops into my drink!Big Smile [:D]

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

We all have the right to have a strop when we are not suited.

Sometimes sounding reasonable or saying nothing, just won't do!
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Re: Gingeur (trade name) or a gluggable non alcoholic wine

Well, would you believe, what did I find in our "drinks" cupboard today (a limited selection that's for sure) but Rose's lime juice!  Bought, I suspect, last year when I was off wine due to medication ... not, I think, ever as sharp as PLJ, but definitely something to try again when non-alcoholic needs must!

Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!

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