AAB: I should’ve added a post-script that the Prime Minister David Cameron is resigning, and Jeremy Corbyn (the Labour leader) is rumoured to be going as well because they were both ‘Remain in the EU’ advocates: Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. In a speech given outside Downing Street this morning, he explained he would step down by October to ensure the country has a “strong, determined and...
Bill: Vonnegut saw what was going to happen in 1961. Think about that.
AAB: Slovenian Guest says: It will never happen, Brexit. It’s a nice charade though, but no chance. I’ll get one of those Luton city hats and eat it if it does. Treat yourself to some English cooking instead, something quintessentially English, like a Spotted Dick and Custard; it’ll give you a lot less gip than a bowl of roasted Trilby. Our cooking’s not as bad as they say. Well most of it isn’t anyway. For those who don’t know, here are the official results: Leave the EU Vote...
James James: Yann, no. Claret is an English word meaning red Bordeaux. As Grasspunk says, we don’t use it much these days.
Slovenian Guest: Now which hats are the tastiest? It’s even a double whammy, now with Cameron resigning! Scotland, Northern Ireland and the City of London voted remain, the rest more or less for brexit, which was just enough.
Grasspunk: The English use the word “Claret” for red Bordeaux. Well, they used to, I don’t hear it from them much any more. They owned Bordeaux for quite a while, so it was a popular wine. Still is, I guess.
Grasspunk: Maybe that’s why so many rugby players seem to be farm kids.
Yann: Claret is not red. Claret, “clairet” or “rosé” in french, “clarete” or “rosado” in spanish, is mix of red and white wine. It uses to be a low quality wine, served cold and easy to drink. It’s a good choice for the summer or when you wanna avoid white wines but you don’t trust the place enough to pick a red wine.
James James: Claret is not port. Claret is an English word for red Bordeaux wine. Port is the fortified wine from Douro.
Yann: I’m Spanish, so I know that culture quite well. It’s not a drinking culture. It’s a wine culture. When mediterranean people drink beer, they do in a similar way to any other people of Europe. But wine, red wine in particular… that’s different. It’s almost a ritual. Traditionally, white wine was considered women’s wine, while men were supposed to know and enjoy a good red wine.