The equivalent would be £4.50 here. The tax and duty we pay here is ridiculous.
On the subject of cheap booze. I was in a supermarket in Funchal, Madeira and saw a bottle of wine priced at 99 cents. I popped one in the trolley and my wife told me to put it back pronto. Anyway I kept it and when we got to the checkout, the girl, who didnít speak English, lifted the bottle and kept pointing to the wine shelf, prattling on in Portuguese. Eventually a guy behind me said she was telling me the wine was on offer - buy one get one free. Iíve got to say it was probably the worst wine Iíve the doubtful pleasure of tasting.
I'm a bitter drinker, but dont find it tastes well in cans so dont bother buying any. I've had the odd bottle of crabbies, or dark fruits on a Saturday, but i've found out through lockdown that i've started to enjoy bottled lager.
Does not matter what, but Heineken or Corona are fine by me.
I bought a case of Heineken a few weeks ago, and the other half and i decided to have a drink, she was on pink gin and me the heineken.
We started early around 6ish, and by 9ish i'd had about 8 or 9 bottles, and she was a bit tipsy. I thought to myself, i'm fine with this, i might even start drinking them when the pubs open again, as they are having very little effect.
It was only when i went to get another bottle, to see what strength they were that i noticed they were Heineken zero.
To be fair, they taste alright, and i'd certainly drink them on a night out if i needed to drive.
Haven't had a beer in 2021 yet. Last drink was a Guinness on December 30th.
I'm the same. I hammered it a bit during the 1st lockdown and had a fair whack over Christmas so decided to give it a rest for a bit. Can't say I really miss it. The major difference I've noticed is how much better I'm sleeping. I go to bed, fall asleep quickly and that's me until morning.
I've decided I'm going to stick with the no drinking until I can get a proper pint in a pub that feels like a pub. If that's a few months down the line then so be it. My Pepsi Max Cherry and soda and blackcurrant will do me for now.
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