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August 3rd, 2012
10:24 pm
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If you bought 3 litres of red wine for 6€ in a plastic container in France, it'd be fit only for cooking, and barely that, IME.
Yet in Spain you get something that while not wonderful is pleasantly quaffable during those long gin rummy sessions (L owes me 2403: we're discussing what the units of that are)
Or maybe my standards have slipped since I was last in France. Or the people who picked the stuff in France just weren't up to the job.

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Date:August 3rd, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
I've bought very drinkable wine for 1 euro a litre in France - but directly from the cave, in a box.
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Date:August 3rd, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
Regarding the cards: a family fortnight-long game of pontoon ended with my dad owing my then 8 year old brother appx £22. Penny a point works out nicely within affordability without being too stingy. :)
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Date:August 3rd, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Bro & I used to play rummy for matchsticks. Even with a large box for camping, I'm not sure there were more than a couple of hundred to play with.
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Date:August 6th, 2012 12:18 pm (UTC)
We bought ridiculously large plastic cannisters of red wine in a Spanish supermarket for around €6 and were surprised at how drinkable it was. The wine snobs in our group wouldn't drink it straight, but didn't mind sangria made with it.

See also: vodka in Poland.
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