Originally Posted by GailC
Well so I must be the only one that will have a beer, wine or alcopop basically several times/week. (except for now while I'm losing weight) Family gatherings-the men usually have "old-fashions" or Whiskey & Pepsi (yuck!!) the women wine or beer. I have a well stocked liquor cabinet, though I'm down on wine I usually have at least 8 bottles. If beer is around I'll drink it so I usually don't buy beer or soda unless company is coming.
It would be weird not to have alcohol. I will have a beer on a hot day after gardening in fact I would rather have beer or wine instead of a soda. (calories are the same) I think it is really ingrained in Wisconsin's culture. Most times if we go visiting we well be asked what we want to drink. I'm the "wino" in the family as we've toured many vineyards and there done lots of tastings.
I suppose many if we had out of state visitors they would be surprised how prevalent alcohol is here-its even served as some kids ball tournaments!! (a good fundraiser), church picnic!! (again a good fundraiser).
If anyone remembers the movie "Animal House" well that is basically how college was for me. Toga parties, wapatuli (sp) parties, pretty wild!!!!
That is want contributes to my weight is not food-but beer and wine!!