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Old 06-13-2014, 05:18 PM   #21
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Of course I did MM. As I say, my drinking habits are the family joke
You are the family joke and I am the family embarrassment. I don't drink at all. Never have had an alcoholic drink in my life. Whenever we go out to drink I order milk with my meals and coffee after. I have had a few waitresses make a mention of being the designated driver. I used to respond, now I just let it go. Little does the waitress know I don't drive either. My daughter once asked me if there is anything I do, do. Yeah, I have babies with no labor. I thought she was going to kill me on the spot. None of the females in the family will ever ask me how did my labor go. Specially my sister. One minute I was in the kitchen fixing Christmas dinner for a houseful of company sitting in the living room waiting to eat and the next thing I was in the bedroom and my sister was delivering the baby. My sister was the one who thought I was lieing.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:18 PM   #22
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Have a Stock The Bar party. That's a very good way to get some good stuff.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:32 PM   #23
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Have a Stock The Bar party. That's a very good way to get some good stuff.

Fantastic idea.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:21 AM   #24
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Have a Stock The Bar party. That's a very good way to get some good stuff.
Except when they turn up with Great Aunt Mary's dubious homemade elderberry wine or bath tub gin
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:47 AM   #25
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Except when they turn up with Great Aunt Mary's dubious homemade elderberry wine or bath tub gin
Make it clear that there is no booze in the bar yet, which means they're going to have to drink said wine or gin.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:34 PM   #26
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If the bar is for business and you have the funds I would stick to top drawer, well knows brands. Good booze makes a statement. Avoid really eclectic choices however.


Scotch: Johnny Walker Black or Chivas Regal
Bourbon: Jack Daniels Black or Knob Creek
Irish Whiskey: Tullamore DEW or Jamesons
Gin: Bombay sapphire
Rum: Appleton estate or Cockspur 12
Vodka: Reyka or Snow Queen
Tequila: Herradura Reserva or one of the Jose Quervo aged varieties
Cognac: Courvoisier vsop
Port: Grahams Six grapes
Sherry: Dry Sack


Also lay in: Grand marnier, Baileys, Campari, Dubonnet

Mixers: Tonic, Club Soda, Coke, gingerale,
Beer: Maybe a nice Redhook or IPA
Wine: Some red and white selections
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:19 AM   #27
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Hey guys, I just finish construction on my mini bar at home. I however am not a drinker so I need some advice on what quality drinks to get. Also what are some nice drinks for my office?

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Anything and everything that would knock an Irishman into next week would be good.

Hmmm...light drinks for summer, wine coolers, maybe that sort of stuff?
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:26 PM   #28
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IMO socializing is best kept separate from business. I would conduct my business and then offer to take the client out for a drink. It has been my experience that the best business people decline the offer.

One final thought and that is liability to you and your business if a client has a couple of friendly pops and then has a problem driving home.

Good luck!
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If the bar is for business and you have the funds I would stick to top drawer, well knows brands. Good booze makes a statement. Avoid really eclectic choices however.


Scotch: Johnny Walker Black or Chivas Regal
Bourbon: Jack Daniels Black or Knob Creek
Irish Whiskey: Tullamore DEW or Jamesons
Gin: Bombay sapphire
Rum: Appleton estate or Cockspur 12
Vodka: Reyka or Snow Queen
Tequila: Herradura Reserva or one of the Jose Quervo aged varieties
Cognac: Courvoisier vsop
Port: Grahams Six grapes
Sherry: Dry Sack


Also lay in: Grand marnier, Baileys, Campari, Dubonnet

Mixers: Tonic, Club Soda, Coke, gingerale,
Beer: Maybe a nice Redhook or IPA
Wine: Some red and white selections
If I walk in your office and I see the "good stuff", I'll turn around and leave. You've got to be charging me way too much!
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:14 AM   #30
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If I walk in your office and I see the "good stuff", I'll turn around and leave. You've got to be charging me way too much!
Or I have enough clients that I'm making good money and can afford something better than Tvarski. I would think you would want to work with somebody who has measurable success. If somebody is going to judge my ability to represent or do business with them based on their perception that I make too much money, then I wouldn't want their business anyway. Last thing I would want is a high maintenance client who is so tight they squeak when they walk.
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