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Post Reply people who drink.. When do you feel is the acceptable time to start drinking?
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Posted 4/4/16 , edited 4/4/16
Dependent on mood and what type of alcohol is served. Like Coffee/Tea we tend to take our liquor very seriously here

Morning/Early:

Champagne/Prosecco/Cava/Sparking Wine is paired well during brunch, specially when it's bottomless mimosas or bellinis ;)
Irish Coffee - Delicious!
Bloody Mary - Not my personal favourite but I know some who fancy and even crave this as their morning "hangover" cure

Mid Day:
Enjoying lunch with colleagues, I'm not a big beer drinker but I will order the occasional glass of wine or champagne
If we have something too filling, the table will partake in a Digestif sho.t

Afternoon/Early Evening:

In Switzerland colleagues may choose to throw or attend an apéro which is a socializing party that almost always includes good drinks with savoury nibbles/appetizers/sandwiches/finger foods etc. Usually cocktails, mixed drinks, glasses of wine and beer. (No shots, usually... unless you're in my office sometimes) Like Happy Hour but with colleagues.

I am posting a picture of the small impromptu Apéro I hosted for my move to the Headquarters office:




Evening:
Dinner - Free game with whatever pairs well with the meal
Nightcap - Hot Toddy or wine and zzzz
Posted 4/4/16
I like to drink earlier in the day like around 3-4pm so it doesn't interfere with my sleep.
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Posted 4/6/16
Well I work nights so I tend to drink when I get off work in the morning
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Posted 4/6/16
Usually not before 5pm for me. At the very least not before noon.
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Posted 4/6/16
As far as what age to start? Whatever is legal. It's pointless to argue about what it ought to be when the law says something specific and that is what will be enforced if you get caught. Simply not worth the legal hassles. Here in my area they are starting to seriously crack down on adults who allow underage drinking due to several deadly accidents related to parties where parents allowed their kids friends to drink and in some cases provided alcohol. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/md-panel-votes-to-stiffen-penalties-for-underage-drinking-parties/2016/02/24/7d56961e-dafb-11e5-925f-1d10062cc82d_story.html

As for what time of day? Since I've worked nights as well as day shifts my attitude is more along the lines of it's ok to drink once you're done with your responsibilities for the day. Time of day doesn't really matter as long as you have no plans to operate heavy equipment (ie drive) or do school homework, perform surgery on someone, or anything else that requires your full attention.

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Posted 4/6/16
Hell, I'm drinking now.

But as for age: 21.

Lots of salty underage people here who wish they could drink.
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Posted 4/6/16
I had my first drink at 18.

As for the time of day, I don't pay any attention. I don't see any problem with drinking early if you don't have to drive anywhere for the rest of the day.
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Posted 4/6/16 , edited 4/6/16
Age: 18 at the most. If you can go get shot, you can have a beer.

Time of Day:
Whenever I feel like it, provided I'm off.
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