The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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Drinking Highlights

A Little Too White?
Even though I thought I had done enough featuring Grace...
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A man’s a man for a’ that
Is there for honesty poverty That hings his head, an'...
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Four Faces of M
Now, the indie jukebox down at the Onion in Universe...
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Binge Drinking
If you grow up in Europe or Russia you'll probably...
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RIP Monty
Well, that terrible c*** Monty will creep the boards no...
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Merry Christmas!
Wow, just remembered that Christmas Day is this Saturday. Wow,...
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Evil&Wicked
Now, two of the finest drinking companions you could ever...
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Open the Door, Homer
A few wise words from the blind old bastard: 'No...
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Recent Posts

The Ginger Man

Last night was one of those rare occasions where I was actually out drinking at a real bar. There was an Englishman and a Scotsman happily talking and drinking and enjoying the warm summer evening. It was a very pleasant evening. I didn’t get too blasted but I slept like …

Mother Russia

With all the excitement of Russia this week I thought I’d give you something more to talk about. The beautiful Russian Model Irina Shayk or in the full blown Russian version: Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova. Irina is currently sharing her New York apartment with Bradley Cooper and they even have a …

1000 Words

Coming home. Coming home. I was coming home. Missed my train from Paddington and so I had a pint of Encore in the excellent Fuller’s station pub. It happened to coincide with a beautiful moment in history. Not Ingerland beating Colombia in the last 16, or Sweden in the Quarter …

Prettiest Starman

Are you a thinker or a talker? Let’s Talk. 1970: Bowie and Bolan. One was the Prettiest Star, the other was the bastard son of Anthony Newley and Vince Taylor. Max misses the insane lad, so let’s recall a little know b-side. Gems everywhere, from starman to black star….  

Otter-Mendi

So, it’s the World Cup. The South Americans are looking good, except for one team. Argentinians just seem to go down easy at the moment — the Mendoza wine, the sinking battleships, the diving strikers. So after a pint of Otamendi I uncorked a wonderful Malbec and enjoyed the terrible …