National Drink Wine Day

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  1. Ruby Begonia

    Ruby Begonia Very Well-Known Member
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    @Terry Page, I loved the Davenport's video ad! Especially the housewife pouring a glass of "creamy nourishing stout" to smooth out the day's problems, hahahha. She was probably blotto when she first dropped the glass. I liked how Davenport's delivers, too. No going out in the rain. Also, I had never seen vintage British commercials before, so I appreciate this.
     
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    one of my favorites too @Tom Locke, thanks.
     
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    Tom and Terry, your posts about Birmingham breweries got me to wondering, are either of you from or familiar with the area? Some cousins of my father traced our family history and found the first of our family to come to America was born in Saint Martins Parish about 1630.
     
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    Yes Sheldon I am very familiar with the area, I was born in Worcester about 25 miles away and it's our nearest large city, Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK but not a very elegant place and really a conglomeration of smaller industrial areas, it also has one of the most disliked accents in England :rolleyes:



    Saint Martins is the original parish of Birmingham and located in the city centre (the Bull Ring ) now.


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    Maya on the Life of Wine
    (warning: there is an offensive word in the middle of this scene but I felt the the scene was so beautiful and worth posting)



    Myles on Pinot
     
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    I love that movie Lara one of my favourites, I have watched it several times

     
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    Terry's links are a bit closer than mine, though I know Birmingham reasonably well. I lived in Oxford, about 75 miles away, for eleven years and travelled to Birmingham quite a few times. I used to go to a number of courses there, mainly at the VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) training centre in Harborne, one of the leafier suburbs. I also used to go to cricket matches at Edgbaston quite regularly. As Terry says, it's not one of our more aesthetically pleasing cities, though it has its moments. I must confess that I never liked Birmingham beer very much, though it's a great place to have an authentic curry, Birmingham being home to the balti style.
     
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    Thanks for the video, Terry. I can relate to Birmingham speech since in my part of the US we have our own way of speaking too.
    Yow (Y'all) have a great day.
     
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