July 21, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — ros @ 9:17 pm

Please note: for a sensible post about food, skip to the next post. It has calamari. 

My dear father and I are different in many ways. If there weren’t so many physical resemblances between us, you would swear we weren’t related.

For example:

  • He’s a wide eyed hopeful religious type with faith in God and human nature. I’m a hard, cold skeptical….. well, I’m a mathematician. Nuff said.
  • He’s a Liberal Democrat, I’m a Conservative (shock, horror). 
  • His idea of a healthy diet is eating Benecol instead of butter and buying ‘healthy eating’ everything but eating several packs of peanuts everynight. I get larded up on whatever the hell I want, be that sausages and mash or fish and quinoa salad, depending on my mood and then exercise (mosly walking) for at least 2 hours a day.
  • He’d rather eat vegetarian food every day and live to 120, I know I’d be suicidal by next month if I didn’t my meat fix.  
  • He thinks two glasses of wine is a heavy night’s drinking.  I better not say what I consider a binge.
  • And the greatest divide of all….he thinks canned tuna tasted better than a juicy rare tuna steak……. URGH!!!!! 

Normally we agree to disagree (or I argue until he gives up) but there is one disagreement we can’t settle. 

Yes, I agree this is very silly but this will settle a long standing argument. I would like your opinions on a certain type of wine, namely, the 80’s classic Liebfraumilch. So, I’d like your verdict on this sweet white if you wouldn’t mind, in the comments box, whether you love it, hate it or are totally indifferent. How much would you/have you payed for a bottle? Comments on brands are fine, just don’t be too rude.  I’ll save the opinions of myself and my father for later (although you can probably guess what they are).


  1. Liebfraumilch?! I think that was my first taste of wine, no wonder I thought I didn’t like wine for so long. I haven’t drunk it about 20 years so I couldn’t tell you what I think of it now but I’m not a fan of German wine, nor do I like sweet wine and (call me a snob) but I generally find wine that falls into the £1.99 bracket unpalatable. I wouldn’t spend money on it but I’d be interested to see what it tastes like.

    Comment by Ginger — July 22, 2008 @ 10:20 am

  2. My vote goes for too sweet!

    Comment by Andy — July 24, 2008 @ 10:46 am

  3. Thanks for responding Ginger- it’s odd how as soon as I post a survey everyone goes deaathly silent. And, yes, I can still see all the hits this post gets. Shame on all of you! Sadly, I think that our opinions combined won’t convince Dad that he is one of maybe 5 people in the world that like Liebfraumilch.

    Andy- you’ve never had Liebfraumilch! Stop causing trouble!

    Comment by ros — July 25, 2008 @ 12:28 am

  4. I happen to prefer sweeter wines in my dotage, but Liebfraumlich tastes like vinegar with sugar added to me…Of course, most wines have a vinegary taste to me,
    which is why I like Muscato Di Asti so much, I would guess…

    Comment by Flaime — August 8, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

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