Wine, Anyone?

One of our first tasks when we arrived in Newfoundland was to find a liquor store.

Priorities must be taken care of as soon as possible and high on the list were ‘refreshments’. Luckily for us we found one beside the grocery store near our apartment.

What we discovered there was that even a trip to the liquor store could entertain us with the originality and sense of humour of the Newfoundlander.

Belly up to the bar and let me pour you a drink.

Sorry I can’t help you with your selection since I didn’t imbibe in any. My poison-of-choice leans in other directions right now … but help yourself!

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  1. Ha! I love a wine with a sense of humor. Yeah, do the Funky Puffin, And Moose Juice, LOL. 3 Sheets to the Wind? I like it but that’s a lot to live up to (I often have a sadly high tolerance to things…) Sooo “3 Sheets to the Wind” I issue this challenge to the winery. Send me wine and prove it! πŸ˜‰

    Hugs on the wing!

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  2. Ha!Ha! I love a good, creative name. We have many regional craft breweries and some of their names are quite hilarious. I’m feeling inspired to a future round-up of some of them. It would make for a good laugh. πŸ™‚

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  3. Dang, those are clever! Three sheets to the wind, Haha! So cute! I tend to like my wine with just the one fruit, but then, I’m not big on wine at all.

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  4. I’m going for Funky Puffin as I love rhubarb, but I must admit I would be happy to taste all of them – I do like a fruity wine and especially when it is proper alcoholic too πŸ˜‰

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    • My luggage barely made it on the plane … I was within a breath of being over the limit.

      My choices were Seaweed Gin and Iceberg Vodka. Yeah, I know I could have bought the vodka here but I was inspired πŸ™‚

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  5. Imagine being a clerk at that store and helping a customer decide which of these would go best with a nice grilled steak. They must get plenty of chuckles every day.

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    • I can’t help but laugh because you were no where near the most easterly point of Canada. You’d have to go another 1325 km (823 miles) further east to get to St John’s Newfoundland.
      I can imagine that arriving in Frederickton from Phoenix in November would have been a shocker … and I’m pretty sure your flimsy little ‘winter’ coat wasn’t very helpful once you did rescue it from your luggage.
      THIS is why I love to travel – those funny little cultural shock moments.

      Looking for something stronger than wine? I bought an excellent Iceberg Vodka and Seaweed Gin. My poison of choice is a martini – extra dry, shaken, with olives please.

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    • I suspect it might be the other way around. The wine industry in particular has always been a little creative with their labelling. The cannabis industry is relatively new to the game and up to challenge πŸ˜‰

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  6. The labels are a hoot- never heard of rhubarb wine at all – and now I wish I could sample Every one – I wonder if they are too sweet – hmmm
    – and I had a dry June except for when I visited my sister’s MIL-
    Sambuca baby! Mmmmm
    And need to do post about it soon –
    And so what is your drink of choice right now? Let me guess….
    Vodka?

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    • Ding! Ding! Ding!
      Yes. You guessed correctly. Preferably in an extra dry martini πŸ™‚
      Although after a long hot hike or bike ride, there’s nothing quite like a very cold beer.

      Sambuca? It’s been a long time since I walked down that road! I still have Black Sambuca on my New Things list. I’ve never had it and would like to give it a try.

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  7. Like circadianreflections I have been on a low carb diet since April and have lost 25 lbs. so far. The thought of not having alcohol, weed or any other sort of substance to take the edge off never crossed my mind. I still have pizza once in a while but I have been longing for a nice big bowl of pasta. I like the Three Sheets To The Wind Brand 🀣🀣

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    • Joe – we make last from zucchini and have ate dollar gadget hat makes the noodles
      For us – and we add a nice meaty sauce a DNS’s it is meets the pasta need.
      Just FYI
      Oh and a really good dough can be made with cassava root flour and almond flour –
      For pizza and biscuits –
      We got off sugar and carbs and wheat for gut and immune system health and feel quite satisfied

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      • I understand the need of many people to find substitutes for health reasons but in my opinion there will never be a zucchini recipe in the world that can compare to plate of real pasta … and I’m not really a big fan of pasta. Yeah, I know. A terrible thing for an Italian to say .. although maybe it’s because I’m not a big fan of zucchini, except in a cake with cream cheese icing πŸ˜‰

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        • Hahah – never had zucchini in cake – – was t- I have had zucchini bread – and thanks for letting me chime in here.
          I never would have imagined those zucchini noodles are so great – but they are…
          and my hubs reminds people that nobody ever eats noodles plain – they butter them up – salt em up – sauce em up – and the long strands of a veggie in the shape of noodles – with the right sauce – is surprisingly good.

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  8. LOL! Too funny! I’m abstaining from wine, all alcohol, and bad carbs like bread and stuff for several weeks trying to shed some pounds. I’d toast with a lovely spritzer though. I’ve been making those for an evening drink the last couple of weeks.

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