"who are the brain police?"
Congratulations! I was thinking of you!
Congratualtions, I knew you could do it!Now, if we can only get the BSer to go away!
I forgot to add that the truly traditional Scottish tipple was Bordeaux Wine (Claret) due to the "Auld Alliance" (AKA Vieille Alliance) between Scotland and France. I believe that there are even parts of france where people dress in kilts and play bagpipes! Phylloxera changed things and brought about the more disreputable distilled spirit, Whisky as the drink of choice in the late 19th century!As for Beer, Tennant's from Wellpark Brewery!
I have two Scottish Friends who wear kilts on formal occasions. We have a village near here, Sainte Orse which for some reason has a large population of Scottish ex pats and they have a festival every year. (there are also some deep and dark ongoing feuds which I keep hearing gossip about) I guess it's St. Andrews Day, but I hadn't really made the connection about the significance of the date.Interesting, the term claret is not used in France, but I know it refers to a style of dark rose from Bordeaux that was primarily exported.I also know all too well about the cure for the Phylloxera. All commercial grape vines in France are grafts. The root is a wild American grape which is resistant. The wild American grape is referred to L'americain and is very hardy. It is my job each year to trim the shoots of l'americain which try to grow from the base of the vines with my trusty epamphrette.Now I have to find some Tennant's. The only draft beer I ever get to drink here is Kronenberg, Amstel or Heinekens....
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