Flatulence

May 3rd, 2006, 06:18 PM
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I'm having a gas reading this thread.
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May 3rd, 2006, 06:31 PM
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If you are hiking it seems like the flatulence would propel you up the hills, it's a good thing!
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May 4th, 2006, 01:55 AM
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Let's halt the gas discussion and get back to wine and cheese.
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May 4th, 2006, 02:06 AM
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To be serious for a minute, if you are having a traditional cheese fondu, you MUST drink wine with it.
If you don't, you will have an uncomfortable night.

By all means drink water at other times.
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May 4th, 2006, 02:08 AM
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Why, Josser? I don't drink at all so what happens if you don't have wine?
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May 4th, 2006, 02:18 AM
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Has anyone ever had a Swiss wine?
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the swiss make some great wines. they only export a small amount so for the most part, you need to go to switzerland to drink it.
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May 4th, 2006, 04:08 AM
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How DO you make a Swiss Wine????

Take away his cheese.....

(sorry, couldn't resist)
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May 4th, 2006, 04:22 AM
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You'll probably have horrible indigestion and may also be bunged up.

Remember Saint Paul
"Take a little wine for your stomach's sake"

Either that or avoid the fondu.
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May 4th, 2006, 04:28 AM
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Does the wine act as a substitute for Milk of Magnesia when eating fondu?
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May 4th, 2006, 04:29 AM
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I suspect this is a thinly disguised promotion for Swiss Air...
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May 4th, 2006, 04:38 AM
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You can always rely on Fodor's to get to the bottom of things.
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May 4th, 2006, 11:45 AM
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Josser, You seem to have taken this more seriously than others. Please explain to me what the problem is so that I can avoid it. Is is truly resolved through wine consuption.
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May 4th, 2006, 02:22 PM
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If you think seriously for a moment - cheese is usually pared with wine. Is there a reason for that?

I know for sure why fondue required wine - if you drop hot cheese on the table, you have to buy a round of drinks for everybody

And yes, there IS swiss wine, I remember a great Zin at dinner... the waitress said it's local wine

By the way, I lived on cheese and ice-cream, and only twice had wine - no problem, even though I do have some stomach chronic problems

And now I know why the baby cows run around with their tails up - milk becomes cheese inside their tommies and causes flatulence
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May 4th, 2006, 02:30 PM
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No wonder people always want me at the back when I'm hiking in the mountains!
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May 4th, 2006, 02:36 PM
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I always wondered what transatlantic flights would be like if airlines did not distribute blankets...

(this is thread is LOL)
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May 4th, 2006, 02:40 PM
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P_M... the reason Swiss wine is not exported is simply because the Swiss want it all to themselves. They drink up every last drop. Seriously, that's what my local friends told me.

Actually I have on one occasion seen something Swiss in my local wine shop but it was not very good, that's probably why they allowed it to slip thru.
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May 4th, 2006, 02:50 PM
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That's a bummer.
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May 4th, 2006, 03:33 PM
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This posting reminds me of a fact. Adolf Hitler suffered from severe flatulence. He was constantly letting out gas wherever he was. An American writer claimed to feel sorry for Martin Borman, because his main duty was to stand at the side of Hitler, wherever he was. You can imagine the stress on poor Martin.
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May 4th, 2006, 03:43 PM
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I suspect that the reasons that the Swiss do not export their wines is that they are overpriced and couldn't sell it in any neighboring countries. Import of more than a bottle or so is not allowed, though I smuggled in a few bottles of French reds every week when I lived in Geneva.
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May 4th, 2006, 03:48 PM
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Hopscotch- Are you saying you think Swiss whites are overpriced when you buy them in Switzerland? Interesting.

I buy whites at the PicNPac in Montreux that are made nearby in the 7-15CHF range and they are excellent imho.
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