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Post  jennyhighgables on Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:10 pm

Hi - I'm a radio journalist writing a piece about how the rise of Saturday night event TV is leading more of us to relax in front of the telly with some wine - and maybe not thinking about how much we're drinking. Has anyone else had this experience? Especially people from Staffs/ South Cheshire. If so, please contact me on 07946 389103. We can change names if necessary.

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Post  Lucielle on Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:45 pm

Hello Jenny, welcome to the forum. Just out of interest how did you find us?

I am not one of those who drinks wine while watching TV - only with food, also beer especially on a hot summer's day - remember those. Wink Unfortunately, therefore, I can't help you but there may well be those on here who can.

I don't speak for the masses but people around me do tend to sit in on a Saturday now that Strictly is here and, of course, X-Factor, plus other programmes. It's only on special occasions that we go out on a Saturday - say, to a party or wedding or theatre. We tend to drink tea or coffee and eat chocolates on a Saturday night.

Good luck with your research.
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Post  jennyhighgables on Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:52 pm

Hi Lucielle... your Saturday nights sound lovely! I'm a big Strictly fan and had joined other forums but found this one just through Google... you're ranked highly on page 1 - just under the BBC'S and the Daily Mail's, which is really great if this has been set up by fans, rather than a big company.

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Post  IAmFullOfWonder on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:40 pm

Welcome Jenny
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Post  saxonsiren on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:46 pm

Hello Jenny

I am curious why a Saturday night? Equally I feel Sunday TV has as much audience figures as Saturday ie Homeland,Downton Abbey,X Factor results & SCD results too

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Post  jennyhighgables on Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:18 am

No reason why it can't be either Sat or Sunday - I guess I was thinking Sat might lend itself better to a girls' night in. Any willing volunteers to speak to me about it, please let me know!

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Post  saxonsiren on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:43 pm

Saturday nights tend to be family/couples night traditionally girls nights out were Thursdays! However Sundays I tend to meet a friend or two usually at each others house.Interesting point a lot of younger people drink more wine on a Saturday night before going out at 11pm! My neice & friends will watch tv/listen to music drink & at a time Id be thinking of a taxi home they go out!!I feel this 24/7 pub/club culture holds a lot to blame re alcohol problems.
We meet friends at home yes we will drink wine with nibbles however we play card games & chat not watch the tv!! Shift workers social lives tend to work differently than those on 9-5 & yes mid week I would watch a show with a glass of wine!! plus cheese n biscuits!!
Weird I would never contemplate drinking spirits at home! just feels wrong! The era I grew up in!!
My grandmother bless her sould once remarked once the shops sell alcohol other than the off license! Society has had it!! I feel many years later she may have a point!!
good luck Jenny

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Post  Sid on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:58 pm

Hi Jenny Smile

Interesting piece of research. Wish I could help but I'm not much of a drinker. Just the odd Jack Daniels & coke!

We're obviously too well behaved here lol

All the best.
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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:59 pm

Hi Jenny- glad you found us! For my family the advent of autumn heralds the return of the 'Strictly Supper' which basically means I'm not cooking because I will be sat on the sofa, so we have a help yourself buffet. I might occasionally have a glass of something ( I don't drink much and I don't like wine but mine's a vodka and coke) while I watch but more often than not it's a cuppa!
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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:01 pm

Sid wrote:Hi Jenny Smile

Interesting piece of research. Wish I could help but I'm not much of a drinker. Just the odd Jack Daniels & coke!

We're obviously too well behaved here lol

All the best.

I don't know why we're not rent-a crowd!! Obviously we are cheap dates Laughing Laughing drunken
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Post  IAmFullOfWonder on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:01 pm

Sid wrote:Hi Jenny Smile

Interesting piece of research. Wish I could help but I'm not much of a drinker. Just the odd Jack Daniels & coke!

We're obviously too well behaved here lol

All the best.

I only have coke Embarassed
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Post  saxonsiren on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:42 pm

Wow we are a sombre lot Razz However Im a big wine fan!! Why I guess I adore France so much!! We also enjoy SCD usuallly a takeaway curry sometimes or home made stir fry!! When SCD results on after 9 0'Clock news then Id enjoy a chilled Chenin Blanc not at 6!!
I also enjoy the new non alcoholic Becks/Cobra etc better than sugery coke!!
Alls when out Im partial to bubbly so maybe Im expensive drunken lol!
Sid you have the same Christmas tipple as me!!

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Post  jingle on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:59 pm

Hi Jenny
Sorry, am no use to your research - it's Strictly cup of tea for me on Saturday nights. Very rarely drink alcohol, maybe a couple of times a year, but never at home.

More Sleep than drunken



ps but if you were doing a piece about Strictly fanatics, then you're in the right place!




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Post  Sid on Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:44 pm

IAmFullOfWonder wrote:

I only have coke Embarassed

The kind you drink I presume Wonder Shocked Razz

allsewnonbyhand wrote:
I don't know why we're not rent-a crowd!! Obviously we are cheap dates Laughing Laughing drunken

We certainly are alls!

One drink and I'm anybody's Wink
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Post  saxonsiren on Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:45 pm

What happens after two drinks Sid Razz .At 6-30 -8pm not done as the right thing to drink!! After 8pm a tipple might be opened for a film etc!! Thou the Queen Mother had a fondness for a tipple dubonnet before dinner,gin also wines.

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Post  allsewnonbyhand on Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:18 am


Strictly O' clock!
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Post  saxonsiren on Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:21 am

allsewnonbyhand wrote:
Strictly O' clock!

Is that tea or coffee!!! lol! My viewing companions for tonights show Im uncertain what we shall drink Razz

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Post  saxonsiren on Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:06 pm

Ok I confess a small glass of Chenin Blanc after dinner during the last part of SCD!!!
tongue hides

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Post  gingercodgers on Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:10 pm

Bottle of red for me......................................Well not all of it Neutral
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Post  saxonsiren on Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:18 pm

Ooh a Shiraz or a Merlot or a cheeky Rioja? Not that I know much about wine tongue Also can recomend a gorgeous Valpolicella!!!!

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Post  gingercodgers on Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:27 pm

It's an Italian blend and it's very nice.
I do like all the ones you mentioned, just Californian I'm not all that keen on.
Can't beat a Full bodied Chilean Wink
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Post  saxonsiren on Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:35 pm

Some chilean wines I find too spicey!! Im into white wine a lot more now!! Always a red wine drinker!! Lucky Jenny isn't here!!! Im missing my pistachio nuts thou! Prefer wine with food or a supper!!

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Post  gingercodgers on Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:40 pm

Can't have wine without food, as my waistline will tell you Embarassed
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Post  fiftynotout on Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:16 am

G & T while cooking dinner then a couple of glasses of merlot through strictly (and another one through X factor).
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Post  saxonsiren on Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:08 pm

I just can't get past the smell of gin to drink it!! Sounds a good evening you had.I just had the 2 small glasses then fancied a huge cheeseboard however Sad hadn't got in any Stilton,Double Gloucester & Chives or Bousin!! So tried to make a packet of cheese cheddars make do!!! Not the same at all

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