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Sangria is a way of taking wine of indifferent quality and mixing it with stuff to make a palatable long drink. People who use good wine to make it are missing the point entirely, why waste good wine on which care and attention has been lavished when the sangria will destroy that very quality anyway ?

I would imagine anybody who cares about good wine would wince if a really good bottle was used for sangria; I respond similarly regarding beer. Why waste the balance and subtlety of good beer by making it taste of acid and lemon. If you want a lemony beer, get a spanish or other biere de pays where there's no flavour to be ruined.

This affliction started when mexican and other entirely tasteless beers such as Sol and San Miguel became fashionable. For the wine bar fashionistas who didn't really like beer it was wonderful, drinking  with a slice of lime allowed them to pose without having to taste anything lower class like actual beer. However, now that fashion has moved on to beers that have genuine quality and flavour, the fashion remains even when it reveals the drinker to be know-nothing phillistines.

They can do what they like to Kristall, but polluting hefe is a crime against good taste.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue May 29th, 2007 at 10:01:30 AM EST
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