The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

Searching for the Perfect Pint?

Drinking Highlights

Sweet 16
Just 16 days before I board my plane. I'm glad...
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Turkey Loves Us!
So naturally the two biggest countries that show up visiting...
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The Pedestal Photo
So this was the photo I planned on putting up...
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Good Ale
Max loves his ESB, so I think this should be...
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Right, I had to get up …
So after The Consul's magnum opus on the early days...
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Too many knockers
Now, after a hard day's work and getting it in...
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This one's for Kentucky!
Good to see Kentucky is back and I know he...
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Recent Posts

National Album Day

So, while Max regales us with tales of his sheltered upbringing (he made up for it later), let’s note that it is National Album Day, today: 13 October 2018. It is great to see this celebrated on the BBC all day, with special mention going to the Mastertapes discussion with …

Ol’ Jack is Back

Speaking of post war Americanization, of course in the bar scene of the film adaptation of that updated Tom/Jack/Mack-the-knife story The Talented Mr Ripley, it’s all about whiskey and soda. A bottle of Jack Daniels and a recording of Sophia Loren singing the song sounds good to me. I wonder …

Birra

So, I have been out of the country again for a spell. This time on the northern Italian Riviera. I try always to get out and savour a beer or two. This time it was Menabrea. Brewed in a small town in Piedmont, this is a rounded, balanced pale beer …

Nick Lowe and His Sound

Sometimes I think The Consul and I live in parallel universes: Squonk Regarding American Squirm I too purchased the single because of the “B” side that was actually sung by the other Elvis. To this day, although Nick Lowe wrote the song, I think Costello’s version is not only better, …

Squonk

I’m lovin it — no, not McDonalds you schmuck; I mean Maxim Max’s post about NL. I remember pur—–chasing that par—-ticular re—-cord back in the day; mainly ‘cos What’s So Funny was on the other side. But yes it fed into the trashing of American mythology along with Radio Radio …