A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from November 30, 2014
“I drink as I dress: Chablis”

“I drink as I dress: Chablis” (also “I dress as I drink: Chablis”) is a pun on “Chablis”/“shabbily.” “i drink as i dress…Chablis” was cited in print in 2002. The joke is mainly known in the United Kingdom.
British restaurant critic Victor Lewis-Smith wrote ” I like to drink as I dress ... Chablis” in a 2005 restaurant review and used the same remark in a 2006 review.
Visor Down—Forums
Nippy 30/10/2002 at 12:48
moggs wrote
i drink as i dress…
(my future on a radio 4 quiz show seems assured)
The Guardian (UK)
Restaurant Jules Verne, Eiffel Tower, Paris
Victor Lewis-Smith
Friday 4 February 2005 20.45 EST
Still, I like to drink as I dress ... Chablis.
London Evening Standard (UK)
A lesson in bad manors
Published: 08 March 2006
Anyway, for the record, I finally settled for a white Burgundy, because I like to drink as I dress. Chablis.
Sarah Taylor
@paulcarr I drink as I dress: Chablis.
5:30 PM - 30 Dec 2008
“What’s your favourite wine?” “Chablis. I drink the way I dress.” 😊
4:28 PM - 23 Aug 2010
Kieron Botting
I dress as I drink, Chablis -Oscar Wilde
4:52 PM - 24 Jun 2013
.@HPIAndyCowper as Victor Lewis Smith said “I drink as I dress: Chablis”
1:25 PM - 30 Dec 2013
Independent (Ireland)
Restaurant review with Paulo Tullio: The Full Monty
Brabazon Restaraunt, Tankardstown House, Rathkenny, Slane, Co Meath

By Paolo Tullio
30/11/2014 | 02:30
As for drinks, we’d stayed on the sparkling water except for one glass of Chablis for me, which allowed me the old joke ‘I dress as I drink - Chablis’.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, November 30, 2014 • Permalink

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