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Where I'm from, fine wine includes everything besides Boones Farm, and many here would argue that Boones farm is indeed a fine wine.
Boone's Natural Blush and Strawberry Hill are fine wines...at least they are when the other option is Natural Light in the can. (Ah, memories of hanging around bonfires when I was 15).

Bleh. Natty Light. Just as bad as Milwaukee's Best (aka "The Beast"). What was worse? Milwaukee's Best Light - half the piss calories, all the piss taste.
 

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boones sangria is the best! if you throw it in a punchbowl with some brandy and fruit you've got a party.

eqipro, how did you come to be veg? i'm asking because going vegan has also dramatically changed my social life...
 

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Bleh. Natty Light. Just as bad as Milwaukee's Best (aka "The Beast"). What was worse? Milwaukee's Best Light - half the piss calories, all the piss taste.
Hehe. We used to call Stella (Egyptian) beer "watered-down camel piss." But it's just as good as any all-American crap.
 

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EquiPro,

Ignore those jealous of your snobbiness. They only wish to be as snobby as you.


The snob eateries that I have frequented are very happy to accomodate any appetite; it is seen as a challenge. Often, you get a lovely meal of sauted vegetables, fruits, and/or nuts over a grain. And, if you are able to give 24 hours notice, you can end up with some glorious meals.

Dont fret, my dear!
 

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I've never heard of Foie Gras until now. That is the most disturbing thing I've ever read. I just found proof of where hell is. It's right here on earth and evil lives. How can anyone with a brain put another living creature through that and still live with themselves. I'm so sad now.
I hate humans sometimes. (where's my cave!)
 

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Its strange to live in a time where so much has been done to help animals at the same time so much is done to harm them.

I was always partial to the Schlitz, Blatz, and Hams. In college, whoever drank the crappiest beer ruled in popularity. It was always a struggle to find the lowest forms of beer but those three mentioned above take the cake.
 

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The only snobbiness I'm fond of is moral and ethical snobbiness. I could really care less about expensive fancy dinners, expensive wines. You can have just as much fun sitting at a friends house having a potluck. I guess I'm just not the type of person to fit in to those circles.

Why don't you invite friends over or ask your fiends to go to a nive vegan restaurant and explain why you changed instead of hiding from your ethical decisions. This could have been a good opportunity to educate your friends. And if they were good friends, I'm sure they would listen.
 

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I don't consider myself a snob at all. I believe that each and everyone of us is made from the same "stuff" and that we are each an intigral and unique part of the only thing that really exists.

I do a lot of stuff at my house. Everyone comes over here because we have a pool, and we all pitch in with the food or to purchase foods. It isn't the same as going to dinner where everything is prepared for you in the most amazing ways imaginable, paired perfectly with wines. No cooking. No cleaning. Just fun. It's nice to be pampered. Even if you are paying for it.
 

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I do think that fine meals can be enjoyed, even potluck style, especially if your friends happen to be vegan chefs.

That doesn't make one elitist or snobbish. Appreciating a certain type of cuisine over another is not much different from the food choices people make every day ("I don't like Westsoy, but I do like Silk").
 

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Why are you both acting like being called snobby is a bad thing? It isn't. Snobbery is an appreication of more refined things - fancy wines, food that rivals works of art, etc.

Elitish is different. That is when you think your life/choices/ways/etc are the only way and better then those around you. *cough* not that anyone on vb is in that camp *cough* *spit* *cough* I gotta get that fixed sometime.

Of course, to be a real snob, you need to either have dark-rimmed glasses or wear your hair pulled back into a ponytail and amazingly look stylish


EquiPro, I am confident you will have no trouble finding an upscale restaurant to cater to your needs.
 

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It probably isn't raviloi in the terms we think of. It could be a cover, similar to a wonton cover, stuffed with pineapple, boiled, and have the other stuff poured on top of it.
 

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All humor aside (after all, I'm here now
)...

WEBSTERS:

snob: a person who attaches great importance to wealth, social position, etc., having contempt for those whom he considers his inferiors, and admiring and seeking to associate with those whom he considers his superiors; a person who feels and acts smugly superior about his particular tastes or interests (sounds like your def. of elitish, er, elitist)

elitist: a person who is or who believes himself or herself to be a member of an elite group.

(elite: the group or part of a group selected or regarded as the finest, best, most distinguished, most powerful, etc.)

Your definition of snobbery is actually:

epicure: a person who has a discriminating taste for fine foods and drinks.

I consider EquiPro and myself to be epicurean.

My point was that you can appreciate fine cuisine without being a snob, or elitist, but rather an epicure, which does not imply any judgment toward others or one's position. I think someone who calls an epicure elitist or snobbish may be revealing more about his or her character than the epicure's.

Words are sooooo important, and so many of us have forgotten their true meaning. I have a huge vocabulary, but I still keep a dictionary handy, because you never know.


I'd think of something witty to say to prove I have a sense of humor but, frankly, I can sometimes be too stoic for my own good.

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Why are you both acting like being called snobby is a bad thing? It isn't. Snobbery is an appreication of more refined things - fancy wines, food that rivals works of art, etc.

Elitish is different. That is when you think your life/choices/ways/etc are the only way and better then those around you. *cough* not that anyone on vb is in that camp *cough* *spit* *cough* I gotta get that fixed sometime.

Of course, to be a real snob, you need to either have dark-rimmed glasses or wear your hair pulled back into a ponytail and amazingly look stylish
 

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Can you be a snob if you frequently pee outdoors because you have consumed too much malt liquor? Just checking.
 

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When I asked about force feeding with a pipe shoved down their throat, he said that practice is severly outdaterd, does anyone know the answer, is this true or not?
It probably means they found a way to further increase production. I.e. I don't think it's better for the birds, in fact I'd expect it to be worse for them, whatever it is.

As for your invitation, Equi, can I have it? *looks for his vegan brochures*
 
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