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Anybody Drink Cold Duck?  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3572 times:



Cold Duck is a type of champagne consisting of burgundy wine instead of the usual white wine.
This was a popular drink back in the 1970s and was the champagne of choice among most pimps. Back then there were several Cold Duck manufactures but today, the only one that I know of is by Andre which is an economy brand.
The only Cold Duck retailers today are found at fine purveyors of wine & spirits in inner-cities across America.  Smile
OK I’ve sugarcoated that part as much as I could. It’s a ghetto street wine! Big grin
I have to go in to the rough parts of town to find it. What I don’t understand is that the brand Andre is sold at every grocery store. Only there Brut and Extra Dry is found at every grocery store but the liquor stores in the rough parts of town has many other flavors of Andre including Cold Duck.

I am not a fan of champagne but I’ll drink it if there is nothing else to drink. I like red wines so the Cold Duck is OK but I just don’t understand why it has such a bad reputation.

For those who remember the TV show Bob Newhart, there was a character that would show up to the party with a bottle of Cold Duck. Same thing on the TV show In Living Color. The pimp named Frenchie would show up to exclusive parties with a bottle of Cold Duck.
It was hilarious! Big grin


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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

No Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante for you?


I'll have to pick up a magnum of Cold Duck next time I'm in a questionable part of town (later today).  Wink


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

That's good stuff. I wish I could fine it here in Orange County. Even a box of Zambini will do in a pinch as will a 6-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Just kidding on that one. That beer tastes like piss water.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 1):
No Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante for you?

Nah!

I'd never buy champagne for myself. Just give me beer, red wine or cocktails.
Cold Duck is only comes in the standard 750ml wine bottles. No magnums.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

Matt D:
Have you tried the city of Santa Ana?
I was suprised to see that Orange County has a ghetto.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3527 times:

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 1):
Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante

 spit 

Confess, who drinks that stuff?



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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

Argh! I will admit to having tried it once. It is pretty foul. It was on sale for $2.95 or $3.95 (can't remember) at my fine local liquor store here in my seasonal ghetto of Logan, Utah. Never again. I'll stick to Yellow Tail Shiraz and other assorted reds, thanks.  Big grin

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

I guess I could try Santa Ana and parts of Anaheim, as well anywhere along Harbor Blvd south of the 22. Those areas are pretty seedy. They should have it.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 6):
ghetto of Logan, Utah

Somehow those words just don't go together. I am shocked that this is sold in Utah. Yellow Tail isn't a sparkling wine/champagne.
Give me the Charles Shaw!  Cool



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Matt D:
It's interesting that you brought up Pabst Blue Ribbon in this thread.
10 years ago, no one 'hip' would be caught dead drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon but now it's popular with hipsters.
My mission is to do the same with Cold Duck.
I am going to start a Cold Duck revival.



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Well you do that. I've already got the reel to reel revival thread going.

User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
Yellow Tail isn't a sparkling wine/champagne.

I know it's not. That's precisely the point. For some reason, champagne doesn't do it for me unless it's New Year's or something. I'll just stick to red wine and I'll be happy.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
Somehow those words just don't go together.

Oh, believe me, Logan is the alcohol ghetto of the world. Can you believe I have to suffer in a university town where kegs are illegal (have to drive the 20 minutes to Idaho to get them), and the beer bought locally is limited to 3.2% alcohol? It's a god damn travesty. You have to drink like 6-8 beers to even get a buzz going. It's sad. When I'm in Utah, beer is relegated to chasing/washing down duties only. When I'm home in Washington, I mainly drink beer. But when I'm in Hell (read: UT), I mainly stick to tequila with a beer chaser. Oh the things we drunks do to get our drink on...  Sad


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):

I am not a fan of champagne but I’ll drink it if there is nothing else to drink

This is the first fign of an alcoholic, lol. Have you been searching the back of the drinks cabinet, Larry?


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):

Taking me back to my underage drinking days there. Was throwing a party at a friend's place (It was an unofficial college department party, and since I was the President of the club that the department had, I was the defacto host), they were going to the store to pick up some stuff, gave them $10 and they picked me up a bottle Andre Brut and a bottle of the Duck. Drank both bottles, and was fine in the morning; the hangover hit me that next morning. Since then, I stick with champagne/sparkling wine that doesn't have a plastic cork (I haven't bought any in awhile, I'm thinking about picking up some Prosecco.)


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 11):
Oh, believe me, Logan is the alcohol ghetto of the world

Can you buy 7 days a week there?

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 12):
This is the first sign of an alcoholic, lol.

No I don't go to those meetings! Big grin
I am just a drinker.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 13):
Since then, I stick with champagne/sparkling wine that doesn't have a plastic cork

As of 2005, Andre no longer uses corks. They have resorted to cheep twist off tops.  Sad
That sucks because I can no long fool dates in to thinking that Cold Duck is a rare high-end wine not found in stores.  Wink



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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 14):
Can you buy 7 days a week there?

Nope. Only place to get booze on Sundays is in a bar/restaurant. The liquor store is closed and the grocery store doesn't sell beer on sunday. It's pretty pathetic.

[Edited 2005-11-03 22:34:29]

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 15):
Nope. Only place to get booze on Sundays is in a bar/restaurant. The liquor store is closed and the grocery store doesn't sell beer on sunday. It's pretty pathetic.

Do you have to live there?
How long is this programn you are in?



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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Do you have to live there?
How long is this programn you are in?

This is my final year in this hell hole. I went to school here for family reasons and because it's uber-cheap. Thankfully, I'm a senior and should be graduating (hopefully!) in the spring. So in May, I can move back to SEA full-time and resume my full-strength alcoholism.  bigthumbsup 

By the way fly, I'm going to be in SFO for New Year's Eve with my good friend WindowSeat. Have talked to Aerobalance and he may come up from SoCal. I've already got my tickets. 12/31 - 1/3, SEA-OAK-SEA. Was hopin I could meet up with ya and buy ya a drink one of those days. Whatdya say?  Smile


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 17):
I've already got my tickets. 12/31 - 1/3, SEA-OAK-SEA. Was hopin I could meet up with ya and buy ya a drink one of those days. Whatdya say?

I am down!
Sounds like a plan!
I've been meaning to meet up with WindowSeat too. We could have crossed paths and didn't know it.  Smile



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 17):
I can move back to SEA full-time and resume my full-strength alcoholism.

Isn't that what college is all about......and shagging?
 yes 


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3085 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

It used to be called Baby Duck up here....I was to young to really know but i remember my parents drinking it...


Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

Andre is awesome. Bottle of the normal Andre is like $5


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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 18):
I am down!
Sounds like a plan!
I've been meaning to meet up with WindowSeat too. We could have crossed paths and didn't know it.

Nice. I figured a lush like you wouldn't turn down some free booze!  Wink

So speaking of the big night.. do you know of any happenin parties that we could hit up? What's the best way to ring in the New Year for a bunch of alcoholic straight guys in a city (SFO) they don't know?  Big grin

If Tony comes up we'll have to go trollin' for skank. That's always a good time. I figure with 3 A.net superpowers like ourselves, we'd create a legend. Did you read our escapades lovingly entitled "Skankless in Seattle"?

If not, I'll provide the link. It's a good read that ends up with me getting some "Monkey Love" from another man on a store's plate glass window.  rotfl 


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 19):
Isn't that what college is all about......and shagging?

Well if your smart and don't get married, the shagging continues well after college to!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 21):
Andre is awesome. Bottle of the normal Andre is like $5

Agreed!
I've tasted expensive champagne before and I hardly can tell the difference from Andre. I'll spend the extra money for quality beer, rum, vodka and gin.
For wine it's Charles Shaw and Carlo Rossi. Big grin
An-225 (Alex) has brought over some good Communist wines from the former USSR. That's some good stuff.  Cool



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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 19):
Isn't that what college is all about......and shagging?

Well my drinking is well known. And if you have any questions about my "frighteningly high number of sexual partners", you can ask ScarlotHarlot. I'm not particularly proud of my skeletons, but hey; you do what you know best. And for me, that means drinking and f*cking. They're my favorite pasttimes! (As well as most others I suspect, ha!)  Big grin


25 Post contains images BCAInfoSys : You sick bastard! You've just come down a peg. How can you drink that shite?! It's almost as bad as bourbon. I can't think of too many things worse t
26 Post contains images 9VSPO : You are now added to my RR list lol!
27 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Dammit, dude, are you trying to get me in trouble here?
28 9VSPO : So this thread has gone from talking about wine to the number of sexual partners BCAInfoSys has had. This is so funny! So come on BCAInfoSys spill th
29 TNboy : I haven't drunk Cold Duck since I was about 18. In those days I would take a bottle to a party, and then drink everyone else's beer. That was about al
30 Post contains images BCAInfoSys : Oh Lord almighty. And just for the record, April is not one of them. I realized that may have been implied. Sadly, no. She is just a confidant. And t
31 Post contains images BCAInfoSys : I love how tales of my sexual escapades always bring threads to an abrupt halt. There's a great visual, my white ass on some skank.
32 Post contains images GuitrThree : I guess then you can stick to your Seagrams sour-apple wine coolers or other big league drinks like that! Just be careful not to drink all 4 bottles
33 Post contains images BCAInfoSys : No thanks. I'm not limp-wristed like that. My main drink is tequila (El Jimador or Tradicional are my favorites), and I'm also a bit of a beer snob.
34 Post contains images Superfly : Smart move! I need gin for my Tom Collins. That is collins mix & gin. It's nice to drink those when listening to my Ray Conniff reel to reel tapes.
35 Post contains images Superfly : I am really suprised to see this many Cold Duck fans on this site.
36 Post contains images Andz : We have 5th Avenue Cold Duck here, it is pink and fizzy, liquid panty remover when applied to the right woman... You can buy it in the UK for about 9
37 Post contains images Superfly : Cool.
38 An-225 : I'd like to try it. By the way, next time I'm in SFO, I'll bring some more wine and champagne too. Alex.
39 Superfly : An-225: Think you can make it for New Years? We're rounding up some A.net members to come out and raise hell.
40 An-225 : Can't guarantee anything, Larry, but I'll try. Alex.
41 Post contains images Comorin : Cold Duck time? Must be the age of Aquarius again I recommend Lambrusco as an upgrade path...
42 Traindriver : Cold Duck, Lambrusco what's next, Boone's Farm apple wine? Growing up in NYC in the 60's we must have drank every cheap wine and booze ever bottled. I
43 Post contains images Vaporlock : Years ago I used to drink "Cold Duck" but it was made by Jordan Wines. It was good stuff....they also made another good wine called "Baby Duck"...too
44 Post contains images Superfly : Nah, that's for teen aged girls! Vaporlock: That's cool. Are there any other Cold Ducks in Canada besides Andre?
45 Matt D : I found a cheesy little liquor store in Anaheim that carries it. I stocked up and bought a case of it.
46 Superfly : Whoa be careful there! Cold Duck is not a fast item to move off the shelf. It can expire. A good way to find out if it's good or bad duck is if you t
47 Matt D : They are exactly as shown in the original picture. I'll have to do the tip test though. Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking about possibly handing
48 Post contains images Superfly : LOL!! Do you not want to be invited back to any other gatherings? I did show up to a party a few months ago with a bottle of Cold Duck. It was my bud
49 Matt D : Why not? Isn't Cold Duck good stuff or do only oddballs like you and I drink it?
50 Superfly : For now, but we're both spreading the word. The only thing that needs to happen is if a high-profile individual or celebrity mentions it in a positiv
51 Matt D : What else can you get totally smashed on for just $3.49 a bottle? A GLASS of wine at most places costs more than that.
52 Superfly : Haven't you heard about Charles Shaw wine? It's a quality Napa Valley wine sold at Trader Joes for only $1.99 a bottle. At the liquor stores in the ro
53 Post contains images Vaporlock : Mr. Fly, I'm not really sure....I haven't had any for so long I really don't know. Next time I'm in an LCBO store I'll have to check it out! Phyllis
54 GuitrThree : Umm, it's still alcohol, correct? ALL alcohol is good!
55 Logan22L : To be honest, it is of a certain "quality." I would say, having drunk over 100 bottles of this stuff, that its certain quality is "Below the dirt." S
56 SCCutler : Oh. My. God. 'Fly! Worst, by far, drunk & hangover in my life was Andre Cold Duck. Only two-day hangover ever. Just saying the words, "Cold Duck" caus
57 Post contains images Superfly : Hate to be the bearer of bad news. Those vintners up in Napa are laughing there way to the bank with those suckers paying $45+ for a single 750ml bot
58 Superfly : Speaking of 'stocking up', I owe you some money for some 3M Black Watch type IV METAL bias blank cassette tapes.
59 Post contains images Superfly : Matt D: So will you give away Cold Duck as stocking stuffers this year?
60 Post contains links and images Vaporlock : Superfly, this is another one of the wines that are in the "Cold Duck" family! • Introduced in 1971, Andrés Baby Duck became the most popular wine
61 Post contains images Superfly : Liquor Control Board? That sounds funny, especially being from Canada. I'll try some Baby Duck next time I am up in Canada. Is that a sparkling pink c
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