@seraphimcaduto@unksol it’s f****** joke. I’m using voice to text so you’re going to see a lot of stars.fortunately due to a new law passed in 2016 we can get liquor on election day and state holidays and Sunday you’re f*****. Also liquor is not distributed evenly amongst the state liquor stores. Want some Cocchi Americano? Too bad it’s only available in St George. Want some plantation pineapple or oftd or barbancourt white rum well I hope you like driving 5 hours to get that bottle. And to be honest cocchi Americano is not available. You’re going to have to drive to Nevada or Colorado or Arizona to get that kind of like marijuana.there are a lot of things I like about living in Utah but it’s liquor laws and marijuana laws are not one of them
@j37hr0@seraphimcaduto@unksol dude… only one store in my texas town of 130,000 carries Plantation Pineapple. Good luck to find it in stock. Only one, and a different one at that, carries Bumbu (crappy rum that simply tastes fantastic in coke). That’s a distribution issue not necessarily caused by the state.
(and I love Utah… spent many weeks up in Kaysville/Fruit Heights)
A liquor store is what it sounds like, they sell all kinds of liquor, beer, wine, and usually cigarettes and lotto. You can usually get just about any kind of liquor your looking for. Party stores usually have a big liquor selection but not everything you’d find at a liquor store. Their bigger in northern states than opposed to down south. I can’t remember what I saw when I traveled down south.
@seraphimcaduto I tried making wine (from a fairly high-end kit) once - the results were drinkable, OK but definitely meh. I can buy meh (and also quite good) wine at the store for relatively cheap.
OTOH, I make (by all reports) excellent homebrew beer and cider, and I can be drinking them after a few weeks vs. the 6-12 months it takes for wine.
@moonhat It’s pretty easy if you want to try it, and only as expensive as the ingredients you choose. Check out winemaking.jackkeller.net for a good guide. I like his philosophy - people have been doing this for tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands of years; how hard can it be?
@seraphimcaduto Yeah, the kit came with Pinot noir grape juice, the yeast and yeast attenuator and other assorted items to make a 6 gallon batch. I already had the fermentation vessel, airlocks and other equipment for my beer making. I just wanted to dip my toe in, not stain both feet purple past the ankles.
@macromeh@seraphimcaduto I’ve had better luck with a Cabernet or Merlot kit than a Pinot Noir kit, just FYI. With the kits there is also no need to rack the wine because of the short fermentation and clearing time; just don’t bottle the sediment at the end. I’ve been making wine with these kits for about 15 years, 1-2x per year. Makes for great Christmas presents!
Alcohol just removes ones thoughts of actuality and I don’t need nor use such. Wine is for pussies drink booze instead. If your going to go for it go full throttle. Forget about just pussy stepping around with your slippers on.
Wine.woot, casemates, cameron hughes come to mind (ie. almost all online). Occasionally from local (NY or NJ) wineries. I’ve probably purchased less than 25 bottles of wine from liquor stores over the last few decades.
sourced from several places
.Local grocery stores (Winn Dixie, Kroger)
.Direct from winery (in person only, can’t ship here)
.Specialty wine store
We did a wine tasting coursewith some friends over a 3 year period. Each lesson we split the purchase of the wines (some were hard to source/expensive) and they came over to watch the ‘class’ and drink wine (“hell no we aren’t spitting out that wine”!)
They would spend the night afterwards (no DUIs here…) and we had a great time. Not sure how much we retained, but it was lots of fun. We still look at the tasting notes we made occasionally.
Not a big drinker these days. Can’t spend the calories on stuff that just makes me feel crappy, but when I do buy wine or booze of any kind it’s from the liquor store on 2nd ave. They have a huge selection and it’s the only place around here I can seem to find valpolicella.
TJ’s is an automatic “go to” stop whenever we are in Atlanta or Birmingham, for that very reason! We generally pick up a case of wine there each visit. They have good selection and great prices.
@chienfou good idea! I’m not in Atlanta as often as I once was, as I find the prospect unnerving under our present circumstances, but if I find myself in that neck of the woods I will certainly pick up a case of wine.
(I’m considering starting up a small farm winery sometime down the road. The permit only costs $500/year in Indiana, and another $250 if I want to add a brandy still. That’s cheap enough that I could test the water without having to go all in.)
I sold wine at a garage sale years ago (I got sick on red so stopped drinking it except for very occasionally). At first people weren’t buying it but Saturday came and I sold out. Only down fall was people were trying to haggle on $4-$6 bottles that normally sold for double.
Mostly from CaseMates and johnsonwinery.com. If I’m in the mood for something specific that I don’t have at home it’s liquor store time because Colorado is one of the states that’s stupid about alcohol.
@Kyeh Apparently there is a single Trader Joe’s in Colorado that is allowed to sell wine due to a weird legal loophole. I don’t mind going to liquor stores in general (it’s where you can find the cool family-owned and funky stuff), but if I just want something that is largely going to be used in a marinade or sauce anyway, just let me buy it.
I used to live in Louisiana, where you couldn’t buy liquor on Sunday, but you could still go through the drive through daiquiri bar. Blue laws are so great