Buckfast, why not seen

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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby banjo » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:18 am

i recall it being called that in the 70s luco.it was quite popular then as well,i hadnt seen it for year then it seemed to resurface in asda as i have not seen anywhere else.maybe someone bought the name and its a different drink now.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby davidhendry » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:31 pm

Remember reading in the Times years ago, of people using the gas on stairheads to `do something` to a pint of milk. There was also, I believe, mention of shoe polish. In the 50s Teachers made a very nice(!!!!) wine called Soma. Half a crown a bottle. Another popular refreshment in the east end was VP. Commonly known as virgins p***.
Not living in the UK, I`m not familiar with Buckfast, but no doubt it`s popular!!!!!!
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Mori » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:20 pm

ET

Buckfast ban ‘won’t cut violence’

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16 Sep 2010

Banning Buckfast will not have any great impact in reducing violent crime, a Strathclyde Police chief warned MSPs.

Chief Superintendent Bob Hamilton said people who drink the high-caffeine tonic wine would just switch to something else.

He said: “They drink any type of drink and the issue for me is that they drink lots of it, whatever type it is and that’s the concern.”

The main issues, he said, were the availability and the cheap price of alcohol.

Mr Hamilton was giving evidence on the link between caffeinated alcoholic drinks, such as Buckfast, and violence to Holyrood’s Health Committee, which is examining Government proposals to impose a 45p minimum price per unit on alcohol.

He said he did not know if a ban would result in a “significant increase or decrease in violent crime”.

Mr Hamilton added: “We don’t attend many violent disturbances outside coffee shops. It’s the alcohol consumption, whatever brand of make, that gives us the greatest concern.”

Mr Hamilton said the problem of alcohol-fuelled violence, when it happened outdoors, was because it was sold in glass bottles that were used as weapons.

Dr Alasdair Forsyth, of the Centre for the Study of Violence at Caledonian University, said a 2007 survey found 43% of young people who drank alcohol before committing an offence said they drank Buckfast.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby hungryjoe » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:38 pm

Mori wrote:Banning Buckfast will not have any great impact in reducing violent crime, a Strathclyde Police chief warned MSPs.

Chief Superintendent Bob Hamilton said people who drink the high-caffeine tonic wine would just switch to something else.


What a load of shite.
Around here Buckie sells for around seven pounds a bottle, which is really quite expensive for the amount of alcohol involved. Neds like to get high on caffeine while they get tipsy, they can buy far more alcoholic bangs for bucks with other drinks.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby mr elgargoyle » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:39 pm

Ah, yes, but does anyone remember Randora? It was in the same category as El Dorado, Four Crown and Lanliq and I can remember getting blitzed on it back in the 70s with a friend who died at a very young age from pancreatic cancer. I can no longer remember what it tasted like (did I even notice at the time?), but it was no doubt as violent as the others. And how much did it cost then? Does it still exist?
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Lone Groover » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:13 pm

News just in from Drumchapel.

As the Somerfield store is closing they have been selling off the booze in stock cheap. (Quite a lot seems to have ended up in our spare room....) The bins in the area are well stocked with empty Chardonnay. The Police prescence in the shopping centre area has risen noticeably and the BUCKFAST is still on the shelf untouched because it is said to be being sent top another store and not discounted.

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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Josef » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:52 pm

mr elgargoyle wrote:Ah, yes, but does anyone remember Randora?


No.

Evidence please, as they say in these parts. Well, some of them do.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:07 pm

Never heard of it.
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby thegazman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:25 pm

Im up for trying it :)
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby maxruby » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:06 am

Randora was a South African "wine".
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:55 pm

http://ulsternews.org/11/buckfast-rose-to-be-released/235

Excitement is palpable throughout the province as the producers of Buckfast are to release a new version of the popular wine based sparkling drink for the first time in over 100 years. The makers wanted to appeal to a different demographic. "Buckfast is very popular between young lads ages 12 to 24 and everyone in Lurgan, but we felt that a Rosé edition would appeal more to the ladies."


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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Dot » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:16 pm

Were you looking for me or Bridie to sample it and report back?
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Sharon » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:09 pm

Dot wrote:Were you looking for me or Bridie to sample it and report back?


:) I think you should. Purely in the interests of science of course!
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Bridie » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:12 pm

Sharon wrote:
Dot wrote:Were you looking for me or Bridie to sample it and report back?


:) I think you should. Purely in the interests of science of course!

It'll have to be Dot doing the boozing and me ticking the boxes - I don't drink ::):
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Re: Buckfast, why not seen

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:25 pm

Game over. We've been quoted in the Guardian. Well in the comments underneath Kevin Philamacgap McKenna's article

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/28/dont-blame-buckfast-for-social-ills

Caution it involves sectarianism.

I expect a rush of ex pat sentimentalists who can't remember how to spell Pollokshaws.
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