Gentlemen like a drink
Now, as you know, gentlemen and alcohol have gone together since the first mead was drunk by the Vikings or the first wine was poured from an amphora into a gentleman’s mouth by a virgin priestess. In short, it’s a long history.
I have previously told you about how a gentleman can hold his own, and let me just say that this rule will always apply when gentleman and alcohol are present. However this should not stop the fact that a gentleman should be well versed in every drink under the sun and should be able to drink it at the drop of a hat.
Gentlemen are never discourteous and the last thing you want to do is insult your Japanese business/golfing partner by declining his offer of a warm sake and a hot jacuzzi.
A true gentleman should know his sauvignon blanc from his gewurztraminer and his pinot noir from his chianti. There should be no doubt in a gentleman’s mind between which region of Scotland his single malt came from nor whether his champagne is vintage or not.
If the foreign dignitaries call for you to try some of their fermented national alcoholic beverage a gentleman should accept and also know how to mix it himself.
No cocktail is too potent, no alcoholic drink too bizarrely coloured that a gentleman won’t know what is in it and how to properly drink it so as to appease the gods of whoever he is trying to impress.
So there you have it. Cheers.