Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?

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Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?

Post #1  Postby Joe B » March 15th 2013, 1:38pm

Or maybe it's specific to certain Chateaux?

Admittedly, I have never drunk bdx until last night so I'm kind of curious?

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I'm a bit worried about trying much more of this.
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Post #2  Postby Todd F r e n c h » March 15th 2013, 1:44pm

It does to me...that is, more so than just the regular day to day regularity. Most red wines seem to have a laxative effect, however, not specifically Bordeaux to me.
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Post #3  Postby A Songeur » March 15th 2013, 1:50pm

It brings great releif to your purse as it has a laxative effect on it....
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Post #4  Postby Joe B » March 15th 2013, 1:52pm

I feel like I just ate a bacon wrapped hot dog from a street vendor in Tiajuana.

Ill be needing an IV soon if it keeps up. Especially if I go for another glass tonight to see how it tastes on day two.
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Post #5  Postby David K o l i n » March 15th 2013, 1:53pm

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Post #6  Postby Todd F r e n c h » March 15th 2013, 1:57pm

Oh, SEVERE laxative effect - not me!
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Post #7  Postby Joe Dulworth » March 15th 2013, 1:58pm

Is this a really old Bordeaux or fairly young? I've noticed this effect with really old red wines but never with anything reasonably aged.
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Post #8  Postby Robert.Fleming » March 15th 2013, 2:13pm

Seriously, you guys? Seriously?

Shortly after "The French Paradox" aired on 60 Minutes, health stores started selling reservatrol capsules. Turns out they do have a mild laxative effect - but the reservatrol dose is equivalent to 500 glasses of red wine. A single bottle of Bordeaux (that you didn't even finish) just doesn't cut it.

So you've got a case of the green apple two-step today. And you drank some Bordeaux last night. What makes you think the latter caused the former? As opposed to a multitude of other well-recognized possibilities?

Correlation does not equal causation.
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Post #9  Postby Todd F r e n c h » March 15th 2013, 2:15pm

Well I usually have 500 glasses of red wine, so for me, it's a legit scenario
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Post #10  Postby Joe Dulworth » March 15th 2013, 2:16pm

In my case I only had red Bordeaux yesterday. No food.
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Post #11  Postby Joe B » March 15th 2013, 2:23pm

I had the bdx last night after ham and cheese sandwich. This morning I had home brewed coffee with a granola bar from nature valley followed by a banana. Didn't feel bad but not good til around noon. Then

BAM. Been to the washroom five times now.
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Post #12  Postby Joe B » March 15th 2013, 2:24pm

It was young. 2008 d'issan
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Post #13  Postby Joe Dulworth » March 15th 2013, 2:27pm

OK, now I think we're crossing into TMI territory. [barf1.gif]
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Post #14  Postby M Champney » March 15th 2013, 2:52pm

No, only shitty OR PN is supposed to do that ;-)
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Post #15  Postby M Champney » March 15th 2013, 2:54pm

Robert.Fleming wrote:Seriously, you guys? Seriously?

Shortly after "The French Paradox" aired on 60 Minutes, health stores started selling resveratrol capsules. Turns out they do have a mild laxative effect - but the reservatrol dose is equivalent to 500 glasses of red wine. A single bottle of Bordeaux (that you didn't even finish) just doesn't cut it.

So you've got a case of the green apple two-step today. And you drank some Bordeaux last night. What makes you think the latter caused the former? As opposed to a multitude of other well-recognized possibilities?

Correlation does not equal causation.


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Post #16  Postby Howard Roselinsky » March 15th 2013, 2:55pm

One question, how do you take it? PO or PR?

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Post #17  Postby Robert.Fleming » March 15th 2013, 2:59pm

M Champney wrote:
Robert.Fleming wrote:Seriously, you guys? Seriously?

Shortly after "The French Paradox" aired on 60 Minutes, health stores started selling resveratrol capsules. Turns out they do have a mild laxative effect - but the reservatrol dose is equivalent to 500 glasses of red wine. A single bottle of Bordeaux (that you didn't even finish) just doesn't cut it.

So you've got a case of the green apple two-step today. And you drank some Bordeaux last night. What makes you think the latter caused the former? As opposed to a multitude of other well-recognized possibilities?

Correlation does not equal causation.


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Post #18  Postby John Morris » March 15th 2013, 3:02pm

Not much of a laxative if it takes 18 hours to work.
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Post #19  Postby mike pobega » March 15th 2013, 3:05pm

That explains a lot....
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Post #20  Postby M Champney » March 15th 2013, 3:09pm

Robert.Fleming wrote:
M Champney wrote:
Robert.Fleming wrote:Seriously, you guys? Seriously?

Shortly after "The French Paradox" aired on 60 Minutes, health stores started selling resveratrol capsules. Turns out they do have a mild laxative effect - but the reservatrol dose is equivalent to 500 glasses of red wine. A single bottle of Bordeaux (that you didn't even finish) just doesn't cut it.

So you've got a case of the green apple two-step today. And you drank some Bordeaux last night. What makes you think the latter caused the former? As opposed to a multitude of other well-recognized possibilities?

Correlation does not equal causation.


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Post #21  Postby Joe B » March 15th 2013, 3:23pm

Lets just say that once the cork was removed, well uhm, it's been free flowing since.

Actually I'm feeling empty now so.....

Will have to try some more after dinner.
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Post #22  Postby Justin Bonner » March 15th 2013, 4:30pm

Are you experiencing extremely odorous flatulance as well?
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Post #23  Postby Rauno E (NZ) » March 15th 2013, 4:41pm

So all the fun-poking aside: I think I've had similar effects a couple of times in the past and have always put them down to highly reductive red wine (definitely not Bdx - i.e. I think it's independent of grape or region). So it's probably something to do with the additives in the wine or the winemaking - rather than being Bdx. Otherwise, one might suspect that China will be up sh!t creek without a paddle soon (oh i couldn't resist...)
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Post #24  Postby David K o l i n » March 15th 2013, 4:42pm

Don't know about the laxative effect, but when I drink a lot of wine, I sure have to pee
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Post #25  Postby Joe B » March 15th 2013, 6:06pm

Im drinking port tonight.

No bordeaux
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Post #26  Postby Peter Kleban » March 15th 2013, 6:37pm

Joe B wrote:Im drinking port tonight.

No bordeaux


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Post #27  Postby Robert Pollard-Smith » March 15th 2013, 7:26pm

The capper to this thread would be a report of anal leakage.

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Post #28  Postby alan weinberg » March 15th 2013, 7:35pm

only the overripe pruney ones!
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Post #29  Postby Peter Tryba » March 15th 2013, 7:39pm

This thread has "epic thread" potential. Thanks, JoeB!
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Post #30  Postby Randy Bowman » March 15th 2013, 7:40pm

I would suspect the coffee before the wine. I'd also be checking the stemware, silverware and dishes for soap. Something may not have been rinsed properly and Joy or Ivory are the best for a quick and lasting cleansing of the colon. [bullshit.gif]
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I hope someone didn't come to the board for the first time today and see this as their first WB thread.
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Berry Crawford wrote:I hope someone didn't come to the board for the first time today and see this as their first WB thread.


If they were in their 60's or above, they'd post their opinions and experiences. If it's a youngster, they won't understand the topic. Those in the middle will hope they don't get like this in their 60's.
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Post #33  Postby Joe B » March 15th 2013, 9:00pm

Sometimes we all need a break. Or maybe just some comic relief.
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Post #34  Postby J a y H a c k » March 15th 2013, 9:29pm

M Champney wrote:No, only shitty OR PN is supposed to do that ;-)

I was thinking the same thing. The OP was channeling Wood.
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Post #35  Postby J Sullivan » March 15th 2013, 9:46pm

Great thread, Joe. Reading it made for a hilarious reprieve from a long day. Best wishes for you and your bowel.
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