What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

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Lawquacious
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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:19 pm

fatduck wrote:
WODKilla123 wrote:It sounds like safest bet is to just drink the house wine but if a lawyer ahead of me gets a brew then it's ok to get Stella/Dos Equis/Beck (which I prefer >>> wine).

at a V10, get wine regardless. V11-V20, it's okay to get a beer as long as you aren't the first to do so. V21-V27, you can get a beer as long as wine has not been explicitly discussed prior to ordering, but only Heineken or Beck's. at a V28, you can only get Beck's. at V29 and below, high life is credited in all situations.


:lol:

IDK, at V28 Beck's is pretty dicey. But, yeah, your def cool with Equis at a V28.

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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby Fark-o-vision » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:06 am

fatduck wrote:
WODKilla123 wrote:It sounds like safest bet is to just drink the house wine but if a lawyer ahead of me gets a brew then it's ok to get Stella/Dos Equis/Beck (which I prefer >>> wine).

at a V10, get wine regardless. V11-V20, it's okay to get a beer as long as you aren't the first to do so. V21-V27, you can get a beer as long as wine has not been explicitly discussed prior to ordering, but only Heineken or Beck's. at a V28, you can only get Beck's. at V29 and below, high life is credited in all situations.


Whoa...You think Heineken=more prestigious than Beck's? Good luck with unemployment, bro.

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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby romothesavior » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:36 am

fatduck wrote:
WODKilla123 wrote:It sounds like safest bet is to just drink the house wine but if a lawyer ahead of me gets a brew then it's ok to get Stella/Dos Equis/Beck (which I prefer >>> wine).

at a V10, get wine regardless. V11-V20, it's okay to get a beer as long as you aren't the first to do so. V21-V27, you can get a beer as long as wine has not been explicitly discussed prior to ordering, but only Heineken or Beck's. at a V28, you can only get Beck's. at V29 and below, high life is credited in all situations.

We drank McCormick's and RC Cola at my non-Vault secondary market "biglaw" firm.

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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby ilovesf » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:47 am

If you go to a firm dinner but it is not a cb, should you write thank you notes to all the attys there? Or maybe just the organizer?

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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby thesealocust » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:29 am

ilovesf wrote:If you go to a firm dinner but it is not a cb, should you write thank you notes to all the attys there? Or maybe just the organizer?


No.

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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby Reprisal » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:00 am

I'd write that this thread is unbelievable, but we're on TLS, where ostensibly bright individuals struggle to parse the difference between coffee and lunch.

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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby kellyfrost » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:53 pm

Congac VSOP.

I've never had a callback dinner, but I am employed. If I did have a call back dinner I would order cognac. But since that stage of life has come and gone, I usually order Coors Light or a micro brew that sounds good.

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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:15 pm

Seriously, stop.

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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby clshopeful » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:32 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:PBR.


lmaoooooo

Fancy steak restaurant, "I'll take a PBR, in the can"

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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby biglawhopeful18 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:47 am

Does this change during an SA? I love my scotch, but it seems like any choice would be subject to heightened judgment. Johnnie Walker Black = amateur? An older single malt = pretentious?

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Re: What type of alcoholic drink for a callback dinner?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:24 am

Pay attention to what the associates order--mainly the price. Order something you like in that price range. There are two main situations where your alcohol choice becomes pretentious: 1) You discuss your alcohol with someone who doesn't care, or 2) you bemoan the fact your preferred alcohol isn't available. (There is almost always an acceptable substitute, and if you can't find a replacement, you likely have idiosyncratic preferences and don't need to complain when the world doesn't cater to them.)

Source: former bartender at high-end, business-oriented establishment.




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