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10-22-2013 09:17 AM
capecodda
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

We like good wine. We travel with at least a case on board. Yep, real stuff with a cork and everything Got some of those nice plastic wine glasses too!

We built a "wine cellar" in the bilge, high enough it doesn't get wet, low enough that it gets "cooled" by the water temperature outside the boat. Built it out of that starboard stuff. Keeps reasonable temperatures for reds, we pull a white out now and then for the fridge before serving. Wine cellar temperatures are better sailing north of the Cape Cod Canal. Best in Maine.

Life is too short to own an ugly boat or drink bad wine
10-21-2013 11:26 PM
travlineasy
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

I always carry the ingredients for a green coconut margaretta - Melon liquor, Coconut Rum, Margaretta Mix with tequila.

Also carry a large bottle of Bacarde Oakhart, homemade Kahlua, two kinds of light beer, and sometimes some nasty tasting ale.

Gary
10-21-2013 11:02 PM
bfloyd4445
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

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Originally Posted by CBinRI View Post
I drink bourbon in the winter but for some reason do not associate whiskey with sailing.
geez...gotta teach ya everything,< smile >..on a sailing vessel its not wusky gin etc. its GROG
10-21-2013 10:58 PM
CBinRI
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

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Originally Posted by dixiedawg View Post
Hm. Not much love for bourbon around here, I see.




Good tip on the Cachaca! Never had heard of it before. I'd love to find a rum I liked, it seems so much more appropriate.
I drink bourbon in the winter but for some reason do not associate whiskey with sailing.
10-21-2013 10:46 PM
CBinRI
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

Goslings
Ginger Beer
Mount Gay
Heineken (in cans)
Gin (Tanqueray)
Tonic (in small bottles)
Stoli
White wine
Red Wine

We have a decent size liquor cabinet, if you didn't guess.
10-21-2013 07:59 PM
tdw
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

We keep vodka and sherry in plastic containers in the fridge but table wine we stick with glass. When heading out we store wine in a drawer or in the bilges encased in towels or a sock. We buy cheap synthetic walking socks from a camping store and thus far have not have any breakages even during some pretty wild weather off the NSW coast. Don't use glass when actually sailing, suffered a few (less than five) breakages of wine glasses over the years but usualy broken stem rather than completely smashed.

Personally I think the no glass thing is an overeaction.
10-21-2013 07:04 PM
bfloyd4445
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

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Originally Posted by ltgoshen View Post
I now have a bottle of white Zinfandel,
And a bottle of merlot.
Captain Morgan Private stock. I have made progress.
chuckle....soon you'll be a real sailor
10-21-2013 12:23 PM
flyingwelshman
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

Someone mentioned the fact that cans are easier to dispose of than bottles.

We have one of these mounted in our head. It really reduces our trash volume:



Got it from Princess Auto for about $7.00 (on sale).
10-21-2013 12:01 PM
flyingwelshman
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

I prefer not having glass aboard so beers, wines etc. are in cans, tetrapacks/boxes etc.

I always have Guinness aboard. I love Guinness, not only because is the best beer in the multiverse but it tastes great even when it isn't icy cold (some say 'better' even). This works for extended cruising when I may not run my fridge.



I also usually have a pilsner, or lighter style for those who prefer it. My wife will occasionally want a beer. Her being married to me is evidence to the fact that her taste is questionable, so often I will stock what we refer to as "5hitty beer", otherwise known as Old Milwaukee.



I always have a whisky (Glenlivet 15 yr); a rum (Pusser's British Navy) and a vodka (Wyrborowa - a Polish vodka that, in blind tastings I - and others - found to be better than Stoly, Grey Goose etc. at a fraction of the price).








As I said I prefer having no glass aboard, so I transfer the liquors into these Nalgene containers:



The whisky in the green one; the rum in the red one; and the vodka in the blue one - leading to some hilarity when a guest brought his drinking water along in the same blue nalgene container.

As far as wines go: white is usually pinot grigio in a 1 litre tetra box. It's pretty versatile and most people like it.

This is the one we often get:



We go through more red wine so we will buy the 4 litre boxes. The trouble is that the cardboard can get wet or damp and soggy, so we devised a device, which we call 'the Wine Tit'. We took a neoprene lunch tote and cut a hole in the bottom corner. The hole is just big enough for the nozzle of the wine bag to poke through. We take the wine bag out of the box and put it into the 'Tit', which can then be hung in a convenient spot. The lunch tote will hold a 4 liter wine bag. Works well for us.



In addition the the above par items I will often have ciders, coolers, pre-mixed drinks (Caesars etc.). We don't often have liqueurs etc. due to the no-glass rule. When I need a Carolan's fix I head to my friend's boat....



Cheers!
10-21-2013 11:10 AM
BubbleheadMd
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

Last time I checked, I have 5 kinds of rhum onboard, Modelo and some Heiny-Light.

Admittedly, I'm hoarding one of those bottles for the re-naming ceremony.
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