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This may explain some of those paintings "that never sold."
By: Cranky on November 4, 2013
My preferred drink is spumante champagne. It's fruity enough that you can't taste the alcohol as much. I can drink beer, but I don't like it as much. Corona is my favorite beer just because again it has a little bit of a fruity taste so the alcohol and hops aren't as noticeable. Though perhaps because it's Mexican beer it tends to do nasty things to my innards.
By: PT Dilloway on November 4, 2013
Cheap wine is all I drink these days. There used to be an assortment of hard liquor, but... just cheap wine now. I'm told I got drunk on my 2nd birthday from walking around and sipping relatives' beer. I must have blacked out because I don't remember it at all...
By: Katy on November 4, 2013
My goodness, hardly little cuss aren't ya? Heck at my age, I would have been gone after 2. At that age....I don't think I ever would have tried it......the smell would have gotten me first. To this day, I try not to smell what I am drinking until after I swallow.....I know, I know.
By: Oma Linda on November 4, 2013
I didn't like beer on first try, but developed a taste for it and now really appreciate good beer. Unfortunately, I also really appreciate gin, brandy, and vodka! Wish there were pictures of Thanksgiving 1958!
By: Mitchell is Moving on November 4, 2013
HA! My family never drank. I did not partake till my teen years with the rest of the rebel rousers.
By: David Walston on November 4, 2013
surprised you didn't upchuck. :) i don't like beer, either. i like a few hard liquors and red or rose wines.
By: TexWisGirl on November 4, 2013
I don't like beer either. Mostly I drink white wine and in the summer rose. Red wine now gives me a headache and I don't drink it anymore. But I do love scotch whiskey and every so often have a glass filled with ice and pur the amber liquid over listening to the crystals crack!
By: The Broad on November 4, 2013
I hardly ever drank before I was 30 as I began to have children at the ripe old age of 20. I don't like hard liquor, but enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner and having lived in Portland since 1963 I do enjoy a nice micro brew...unlike you I love the hoppy taste of IPA's. Now that we moved to Siskiyou County in Northern CA there is a dearth of breweries here which impells us to come visit our family and friends in Portland every 6-8 weeks! Too bad there aren't any cute photos of you on that momentous day! Cheers! Bottoms up!
By: Kathe W. on November 4, 2013
I only like German beers--the American ones leave a bitter taste in my mouth. I DO like brandy, although I didn't start drinking it at 6 years old!!
By: fishducky on November 4, 2013
My, but you have led quite the life, haven't you!
By: mimi on November 4, 2013
What a rich story- ha! I'm sure you felt it the next day~
By: Shelly on November 4, 2013
I don't like beer either. When I was in Portland, I tried chocolate beer. I didn't even finish it. That's how much I dislike beer. xoRobyn
By: Robyn Engel on November 4, 2013
I have some nephews and a daughter who will travel the world to taste various beers. I don't understand. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on November 4, 2013
I used to be a big Budweiser fan but I gave it up after I tasted REAL beer. Incidentally the many fine beers in Mexico owe their taste to the German brewers who moved there and started the industry.
By: Catalyst/Bruce on November 4, 2013
A lot of water, I mean liquor/alcohol has flowed since you were six. I've trended in the pools of both beer and spirits during my youth and now only occasionally.
By: Daniel LaFrance on November 4, 2013
You've got to have a system with great capacity to process brandy!!
By: red on November 4, 2013
There are only two things I do drink. Imported beers and tequila. It took me a long time to find an alcohol that I liked. Fun story!!
By: Bouncin Barb on November 4, 2013
ahh Stephen, you can hold your liquor. and you started at a very early age. :) i do enjoy a very cold beer when the weather is hot or in bali with a meal. trouble is, in bali the beer gets warm very quickly. cheers :)
By: Fran on November 4, 2013
Growing up in Germany, we kids drank beer at the supper table like American kids drink milk. I don't like it much now; every once in a while I think I want a cold beer, so I mix it with some 7-Up for a lighter, more refreshing taste. In Germany, they call this "bicycle beer" (the thinking being that you can't drive your car after drinking this, but you still can ride your bike).
By: Pixel Peeper on November 4, 2013
You make me feel like a piker. The ONLY thing I can drink is beer. Wine gives me a headache; and hard likker leaves me with a terrible hangover the next morning, Perhaps it's because I didn't start drinking until later in life. I was seven.
By: tom sightings on November 4, 2013
I was shocked, SHOCKED, to learn that even children drank beer as the colonists went about the business of settling America. So you were kind of a retrospective visionary. One who substituted brandy for beer.
By: Val on November 4, 2013
I just knew you were a man who liked to enter into the spirit of things! :) Great story.
By: John on November 5, 2013
First of all, I love love love hearing about your big family and all the doings. It was a great joint birthday gift to eat and drink all around town. As for beer, yech, I never could drink it either and now for sure I couldn't drink it since for years I have been gluten free. Do you know much about wine?
By: CiCi on November 5, 2013
Free liquor? And, for that, we truly give thanks.
By: Al Penwasser on November 5, 2013
Great story, Steve. I really enjoy a VERY cold beer....currently Dos Equis is my fave....with certain foods. I also enjoy a good single malt scotch or even vodka. Sweet drinks like rum, not so much. But regardless, I drink in moderatium...er...moderulation...er, not too much. :)
By: Scott Cody Park on November 5, 2013
Ha! Did you get a hangover? I don't like the taste of alcohol. I've tried many things, but it all tastes like cough syrup to me. Poor Mike - he would love to share a bottle of wine with his wife, but no go...
By: The Bug on November 5, 2013
BTW, as an artist you'll probably like this news story: http://news.yahoo.com/germany-finds-1-500-masterpieces-looted-nazis-232003659.html
By: PT Dilloway on November 5, 2013
As a person that can't drink alcohol at all, I have no point of reference but beer smells awful. I can't imagine I would like it even if I could keep it down. Still..three weeks from now I will be staying in Cologne, Germany sipping on room temperature water but I will be seeing all the people around me drinking the beer.
By: Cheryl P. on November 5, 2013
Between the ages of 14 and 30 I drank copious amounts of beer. Now, at 55, I drink much less beer and far more wine and port. Never really got a taste for spirits - perhaps I needed an introductory nip when I was a toddler - just like you.
By: Bryan Jones on November 5, 2013
I used to drink a beer in Canada called Rickard's Red but I stopped drinking because of the expense and have never drunk anything since. Good story.
By: Madeleine McLaughlin on November 5, 2013
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