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    I am fussy about the glass I drink from.In pubs I refuse to drink out of a pint nonic glass.Any other style is fine but not nonic.I have walked out of pubs even after they have poured my drink if they wont change it.When drinking at home I often use 3 or 4 different glass depending on the style of beer. I will only drink out of 3 cups indoors for tea or coffee so its probably a phobia.Are you fussy?

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    Much prefer a straight and it's always good to be asked if there is a genuine choice behind the bar which normally means straight or handle.Nonics seem much less common these days,although I have some at home in case folk pop round and I'm using the straights.

    Sadly not been the case recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Much prefer a straight and it's always good to be asked if there is a genuine choice behind the bar which normally means straight or handle.Nonics seem much less common these days,although I have some at home in case folk pop round and I'm using the straights.

    Sadly not been the case recently.
    Whats the correct name for a straight glass.Quiz/

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Whats the correct name for a straight glass.Quiz/
    I because I dislike them find a lot of pubs still use them.Went in a micropub recently but not been in for 2 months and the guy said you like a straight glasses right.Top barman

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Whats the correct name for a straight glass.Quiz/
    Had to Google that.Apparantly a Conical although in the US a Shaker.

    I hope that's correct ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Had to Google that.Apparantly a Conical although in the US a Shaker.

    I hope that's correct ?
    yep a shaker .One point deducted for using google though. Not a conical according to Camra .

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    Harveys have moved to this shape of glass (sometimes called a tulip, but to me this implies a stem?).
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    Until February, I'd been doing occasional bar work in my local, having pulled pints in pubs in my village on and off for around 20-odd years. I'd like to say I'm not fussy, but I'd always like to serve the correct beer in the correct glass as well as serving in the customer's preferred vessel - so for ale drinkers that I hadn't served before, that included the 'straight or handle' question beforehand. Nothing worse than having to serve ale or indeed lager in a Guinness glass if it was a busy night.

    When I'm on the other side of the bar, it's always nice to be offered a handle, but not massively fussed.

    In addition, once met up with an ex-girlfriend in a pub outside Aylesbury that was on its last legs. She asked for a Cinzano and lemonade (or somesuch) which the barmaid poured into a half-pint glass. I asked if we could have a highball glass instead and was handed a large wine glass. That pub closed not long after, but recently re-opened after several years in the wilderness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Harveys have moved to this shape of glass (sometimes called a tulip, but to me this implies a stem?).
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    Tulips are good although I do like a stemmed glass.Drinking out of one now,

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Tulips are good although I do like a stemmed glass.Drinking out of one now,
    This is what I might call a tulip glass?
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