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    I look forward to seeing the replies.

    My answer would be - don't buy it twisted

    However do you mean one drink at a time every day or a whole bottle at a time?

    You could buy Schoelr.

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    Probably the same way I stopped smoking years ago.  Sheer willpower!

    Don't have it in the house.

    Buy a substitute beverage.

    Read a book or do a puzzle to distract yourself.

    The habit should be gone in a few weeks unless you have a deeper problem.  If so, check out AA.Great organization! My dad was a member for 40 years and never had a drink after  the first day he joined.  We were all very proud of him.

    Good luck!!

     

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      Susan

      There are loads of non-alcoholic wines.  I buy Shloer it is so lovely I particularly like the sparkling jiuce,drink, white grape and elderflower and they do a lovely rose one as well.  It is £2 per bottle at Waitrose and they often have offers on.

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      Hi again Susan,

      The question you need to ask yourself is - are you craving the sweet drink or the alcohol.  If it's the drink Lodger's suggestion should work. Also,  It only takes a few weeks to break a sugar habit.

      However, if you are craving the alcohol content that may take longer and neither in excess I don't believe can be good for your condition.

      Also,  you didn't mention how much of it you needed to satisfy your craving.

      Theres a big difference on your body between a glass and a bottle or two.

      When I stopped smoking, for months I kept an unopened pack of cigarettes in the house.  It just sort of comforted me knowing it was there however I never opened it. Maybe it would work for you with an unopened wine bottle.

      Anything is  worth a try.

      I feel for you and hope you can find something healthier to take its place.

      Take care

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    Don't white wines have more sugar?  I don't really know, but sugar or sweet things are stimulating so they make us crave more.  Red wine is healthier. 

    But... If I drink it with food I'm ok, if I keep drinking it so I don't think about PMR then I want more food with it so I snack more! Vicious cycle which I too battle.   BUT, I'm now having esophagus irritation pretty bad, so I fear the wine now and it doesn't even taste good, maybe my body is telling me to stop with the wine...ugh... ;( 

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      "BUT, I'm now having esophagus irritation pretty bad"

      Stop it in its tracks,  one lemon in microwave for 1 minute.  Squeeze juice, divide by three, drink before meals with a little water.   Acid reflux - gone.

       

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      WOW!  I have to try that natural remedy for myself and my husband instead of all the prescriptions we've  been given.  

      I didn't know they had microwaves in the UK😃😃😃😃 Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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      Go on!  How about the cotton gin not to be confused with the alcoholic beverage, telephone, telegraph, electric light, steam engine, plane, etc, etc.

      But stand proud-no one in this USA has put together anything like this informative, knowledgeable web site to help people like us. .  You have done the UK proud.  We may have the inventions but you have heart and I say this with all sincerity.

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      Audrey  - slightly off piste but..................

      Electric Light - 1800 Humphrey Davy,  English

                              1877 Charles Bush American

                              1878 Joseph Swan  English.

                              1879 Edison

      Telegraph, ah yes  - Smoke Signals then Claude Shoppe French.

      A G Bell, Scot who emigrated to USA.

      Finally - Steam Engine  - been around since 1st AD. wink

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      I start every day with half a lemon squeezed into warm water and a teaspoon of Manuka honey. I drink it through a straw to avoid tooth enamel erosion.

      It really is a wonder drink, good for so many things. Just Google the benefits.

      If you don't want to microwave the lemon, just leave it out overnight. The other half I cover with clingfilm and leave out. You get more juice from a lemon at room temperature.

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      Even more with a microwave, but I do know some people who do not like microwaves and they just leave them out of the fridge.

      I freeze lemons whole and grate and pop them into all sorts of things to eat, including stews, sprinkling over roast veggies etc.

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      I have a little plastic tub in the freezer with grated lemon rind (the unwaxed ones only) and just add to it. Then hey presto, I can add a pinch or two to my cooking.
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