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Old 10-03-2010, 01:58 AM   #1
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LOL!

As I sit here trying to finish off the last 2 glasses of Carlo Rossi Burgundy (I typically use it for cooking, but I want this jug for some mead I'm going to make tomorrow), I can't stand drinking this crap.

What do you do with it? Do you drink it? Cook with it? Clean with it? Pour it down the drain?

 
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:16 AM   #2
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UGH! Might have got away with a good Sangria. If you add enough junk to it could be drinkable.
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:16 AM   #3
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i let other people buy and drink it. once it is all gone i kindly ask for the bottle while handing person a glass of home brew. i then use the bottle for yeast starters, experimental batches ect.

 
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:30 AM   #4
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I buy it in the summer and put on ice on Fridays, then drink on sundays with sprite as a "cooler".

I kinda like it, for hobo wine.

 
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:37 AM   #5
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Bought a couple 96 oz bottles of organic apple juice from Henry's for like 3 bucks each. Perfect for starters. Pretty sad when I start looking at the containers instead of the products when I'm shopping.
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:39 AM   #6
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If you don't know anyone who is Basque you probably haven't heard of this, but they make a drink called a kalimotxo (pronounced cali-macho I think) thats 1/2 red wine and 1/2 cola. I know it sounds wierd but it auactually tastes pretty good and definately packs a punch

 
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:40 AM   #7
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carlo rossi sangria almost killed me. that night it caused my roommates to see my girlfriend (now wife) totally naked...for about 2 hours...while they tried to keep me from dying of alcohol poisoning.

 
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:47 AM   #8
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i've definitely thought about giving a terrible gift to someone is order to get the jug.

 
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:16 AM   #9
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I just avoid drinking the rossi and buy the 1 gallon jugs from the LHBS.

 
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:57 AM   #10
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Ooooh this reminds me I need to get some of this and make a sangria! Sounds like a nice experiment mixing Sprite/Rossi in a keg... or even making sangria in a keg, lightly carbed! That said I've bought the organic 1 gal apple juice for the bottles in the past!

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