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Do most people drink at home?


Blackhat

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I had to take a mile or so walk this morning through my south Birmingham suburb and the recycling bins were out for collection. I noticed that about 9 out of 10 had empty alcoholic containers in them, wine bottles, beer cans, cider bottles etc.

What does this indicate about our drinking habits?

It is a fortnightly collection and some containers had 15+ wine bottles, others 50+ beer cans.

I enjoy a few rum & cokes at the weekend but like to keep a clear head during the week for work so I buy one small bottle of rum per week.

There are constant reminders in the news about increased hospital admissions due to binge drinking and alcohol related problems but pubs are closing down at an alarming rate. Is drinking at home becoming the norm these days?

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Flak999

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onthelimit1

I saw that test, each to their own of course. I quite like Plymouth Gin as well.

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Al94

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Yes - Cheers!!!

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onthelimit1

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I do rather worry about someone who goes around checking the number of bottles/cans in recycling bins! Suggest you get a life (or just open another bottle!).

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Aitchbee

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I like to think that I am helping the planet by converting / transforming my [ empty ]aluminium beer cans into plant containers.

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Phil Ocifer

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@onthelimit1 I've noticed the Aldi (Cromwell) gins keep getting awards year after year and wondered if there might be more to it than meets the naked eye.

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Bing.alau

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It is simply that Aldi sell damn good quality stuff. We even get the upper classes shopping in our local Aldi these days. It's only a couple of years ago that a few of them stuck their noses in the air when I mentioned I did all my essential shopping there.

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Brumas

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Bing.alau Aldi and Lidl, both good shops which are owned by two brothers. Apparently one brother started out with the Aldi stores, in which his brother had a part, then they fell out with each other. His brother thought he would open a store in competition and started LIDL and apparently even today there is no love lost between the two of them!

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Blackhat

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onthelimit1 I was not checking, I was just noticing. You have no need to worry about me, I have a good life,

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Bing.alau

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Brumas. I thought that was the story of the two brothers and the shoe (famous trainers) makers?

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rdave13

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Wonder if the likes of Tesco and ASDA are worried in this financial climate?

Possibly people are finding out you get very high quality products for lower prices at other outlets.

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