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<As long as we're on the subject of stores in britain, do you know
> Wade Smith, in Liverpool? I wonder if I should sue for name
I didn't see this one on my recent visit to scouse-land. but I'll
bet it's worth a visit, if only for the pithy sense of humour that
presumably is common there.
>>But they aren't
>>going to make people like me, who can't stand stout, drink it.
<But, if you were thinking of trying a stout, for whatever reason, I
> think Guinness would be your choice, simply for name recognition. (What
> stout _did_ you try, to convince yourself you don't like it?) >
Fair question. It may well have been Guiness, and it amy well have
been naem recognition, although it depends a lot on who I was with and where
we were, since few pubs offer many varieties of stout on tap in the UK
anyway. Peer pressure undoubtedly influenced my trying stout at all, as I
generally don't like alcoholic drinks served in pints, preferring shorts
mixed with coke or lemonade, and constantly got ribbed when I was younger
about this. Alco-pops (do they have them in the states? I expect so) were
definitely made for people like me (as well as the kids they're aimed at of
I suspect my first stout taste may have been trying my mates' drinks
and these could easily have been Caffrey's or Beamish. The only pint- based
drink I really like is cider, and thinking about it, the first cider I
really drank was Diamond White, again peer influenced as it was (still is?)
a favoured drink amongst students (due to its high alcohol volume I'd say,
rather than any ad campaign). I now drink Scrumpy Jack if I've a choice,
because I prefer its taste to other brands, and it seems to have the least
negative effects on me.
Just to be contrary to advertisers my favourite drink was always a
mixed one- a black russian- although I haven't had one of those for years.
> >currently if you don't advertise at all, then maybe no-one will become
> >of your product and it will fail that way, even if it's good.
> An interesting product (within my limited awareness) recently, perhaps
> worthy of some study, and its peak may have passed, is 'Niagra' a soft
> drink produced in Europe and marketed thru a web site and word of mouth.
> It is hovering on a notoriety gained by a supposed elevated libido effect
> that it has. Sex usually sells.... Robin, you there?
> - Wade
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