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Old 09-05-2009, 05:17 AM   #1
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Annie Greensprings, Ripple, Boone's Farm, Cold Duck!
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Remember the good old wine daze when there were all these cheap sweet gateways to life in the booze lane...

Dig this! Time mag article from 1971! Damn, that's the year I started College. Can't believe it's on the web. Way to go Time!

I used to drink these back in 71: Annie Greensprings, Ripple, Boone's Farm and Cold Duck!

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...905097,00.html

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Beyond the fact that they do not taste like real wine, pop wines have much in common: they are cheap at about $1 a bottle, and their alcohol content is a minimal 11% or so. Another advantage: they add a pleasant extra dimension to the effects of pot.
Can't believe Time mag once promoted drinking wine & smoking pot together!
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Old 09-15-2009, 03:34 PM   #2
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I recall quite clearly a lot of great days and nights in the 60s, when my large circle of friends and I sat about around a campfire, or on the floor of someone's apartment, listening to music, passing a joint that was quickly followed by a passed bottle of Boone's Farm Apple Wine, to wet your lips. A Silly thing perhaps, but they were great times, great conversation, and great music.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:42 AM   #3
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I remember those well but never cared for them. I prefered beer and bourbon.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:35 PM   #4
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I recall Feb of 1971, at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, panhandling on Bourbon St. to get a buck for that familiar green bottle of Boone's Farm apple. Bourbon St. was a great place to panhandle, because people gave you paper money instead of change. We didn't have to pass the bottle, we each had our own. As soon as it empty, we'd take 5 minutes to panhandle up a buck for another one. The streets were literally curb deep in broken green glass. What a mess.
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annie greensprings....spent a summer with annie i did....in Michigan in the early 70s

here in canada we drank 'light and easy'...they used to say that it was Delicious until you over do it and get sick...then you will never drink it again and they were right
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Haha, I used to use those wines in my water bongs, and they were almost mandatory at every concert, we used to pass them around in those fake Goat skin things, "Bota bags"

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Those were good times with good friends. Wonder where they are. A lot of forgotten nights too.

Is there anything like them now? I don't think I would like to drink it again regularly, but it would be interesting to experience that taste again and see what memories/feelings come up.
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I still like beer and bourbon.
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That's good, Oink, because you can't get Annie Greensprings, original Boone's Farm, or Ripple anymore.
I think that Boone's Farm still makes Strawberry Hill and maybe a couple of other "cooler"-like wines, but the days of Boone's Farm Apple are gone gone gone.
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At the local gas station/convenience store yesterday I saw a shelf of Boone's Farm in a cooler. Strawberry Hill, an old friend, was there along with 6 or 7 other flavors (Wild Cherry, Blue Hawaii, Watermelon). I did not see any apple flavors, but then I remembered the internet
http://boonesfarm.net/
They list two apple flavors. I think my friends and I drank the green apple (and Strawberry) with our smoke.
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