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"He sweats not to overthrow your Almain"

Or not as the case may be, as GfK have examined the drinking habits of sundry nations, and the UK's favourite drink turns out to be wine, not fizzy industrial lager the ale of old England:


Our enthusiasm for beer is exceeded by the Czechs and the Belgians (well, they do brew some fine stuff. Mine's a Duvel) and rather more unexpectedly by the Spanish, Swedes and the Russians, none of whom brew anything of great note - in my experience, at least.

Elsewhere, the Italians and Swiss are the keenest on wine, the French on forfified wine and the Russians and Greeks on spirits. Vodka, yes, Ouzo, no thank you. The Americans and Magyars opt disproportionately for alcopops / cocktails (rather unkind to conflate the two, in my reckoning).

The survey goes rather further, and notes the prevalence of rechabites in sundry nations - 50% of Italians claim never to drink. Still, more Barolo for the rest of us. Alas full data is not available for abstinence by nation or drinking frequency. Shame.

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Anonymous shergar said... 11:28 am

You might enjoy this from the Guardian racing pages -

Only 14 months ago Kieran Fallon [the Innocent] rode Dylan Thomas to victory in the Arc.

He'da bin 94.  



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