We were at a wedding last night on HMS Warrior in Portsmouth Historic Harbour. At the meal afterwards the Chilean Merlot was delicious but the champagne abominable. It was low quality but I suspect not cheap. With bad champagne you are definitely paying for the name not the wine. They would have done much bettter with a Cava from Spain - or a Blanquette de Limoux from France.
No, the problem is, this stupid site is pre-programmed to turn a colon and a dash into a ridiculous smiley creature abomination. So, unless I put a space between the ':' and the '-', it automatically comes up as one of those gurning turd feature things.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way, so I stole one and asked him to forgive me.
I'm drinking a pot of moka (stovetop espresso) coffee - it's morning here. The coffee is locally-roasted, organic, fair trade, all those good things and actually very good. It is Gayo, from Indonesia, a mocha type (like a Viennese espresso, not a very black southern Italian one).
Oh, how I wish wine were cheaper here! There is a government monopoly on decent wine; people in Québec drink a lot of wine and they really stiff us on it (in English-speaking Canada they drink less wine but at least twice as much hard liquor). Unfortunately I'm not a beer lover - there are some good locally-produced small brewery beers.
But I'd like to be drinking the wine somewhere warmer, with spring flowers in bloom. With some yummy cheese.
The term can refer to three different types of beverage:
"Clear" lemonade: In France, the term limonade, from which the term "lemonade" is derived, originally applied to unsweetened water or carbonated soda water with lemon juice added.
"Cloudy" lemonade: In the U.S. and Canada lemonade refers to a mixture of lemon juice, sugar, and uncarbonated water.
"Fizzy" lemonade: In France, the modern use of the term limonade refers to sweet carbonated lemon soft drinks. Likewise, in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand the term mainly refers to a colourless, carbonated, sweet soft drink containing either natural or artificial lemon flavor, such as Schweppes Lemonade.