Monday, April 17
I need a drink
Im very sad to report that it looks like Im going to have to give up drinking red wine. Good grief you cry how will I manage? Indeed the world looks bleak from where Im sitting believe me!!! Now no one could describe me as a heavy drinker, but from time to time there is nothing I like better then putting my feet up and having a glass of red wine or 2... or 3...ok Ill finish the bottle!!! I have noticed that over the past few months even a small glass is giving me the most dreadful indigestion and heartburn. Its all this sitting down Im doing lately! Being Jewish of course I have always had a cast iron constitution where food is concerned, quantity and quality have never worried me. Now, just a small glass of wine gets me reaching for the Gaviscon!! Of course given the circumstances I felt compelled to try other forms of alcohol, spirits such as gin, malt whisky, vodka, various fruit liquers, a very tasty south african concoction similar to Baileys seemed fine. Then there are beers such as Guinness, cider, lagers, real ales these caused no problems. I tried alcopops, white wine, sherry, ginger wine, vermouth, advocaat, infact all of the christmas leftovers... all in the cause of research you understand, and nothing apart from red wine caused any problems. So Im feeling pretty bereft at the moment. How am I going to get through the rest of my life without another glass of Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Pinot Noir or Syrah? And thats just to start with. So here is a picture of my favourite wine. JP Chenet, now found in Tesco all are now well priced and worth a try. So go on, try a bottle or 2 and think of me. Cheers!