Guess I'll pipe in for both
- my mum used to make "cognac aux oeufs" and a warm, spicier version which was not eggnog but similar... I prefered mulled wine and mulled cider :S
Anyway, wouldnt drink stuff bought in a store due to how much stuff they would have to do to make it last in packaging etc.
- when i moved to the UK the first set of people i knew were all real ale fanatics, card carrying camra members with the real ale guide always on them (and the good curry guide, typically). I was a belgian beer kind of girl but that british ale is nice stuff too