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NFR: The Wine Thread
« on: December 14, 2018, 07:47:31 PM »
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This is the place for all your wine recommendations!

Would love to hear any bargains, everyday bottles, and those for a special occasion!

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 07:58:09 PM »
I’ll kick off with a few bottles for less than £5 that are great value at a few supermarkets:

Lidl Barbera d’Asti £4.99 - have you ever seen 90% Barbera for less than £5? Enjoyed this.
Aldi Sangiovese £4.99 - typical Puglian red for midweek drinking
Aldi Valpolicella Ripasso £7.99 - I know it breaks the £5 bracket but this is a good example of the wine made from recycled Amarone grape skins (which is typically £5-6 a bottle more expensive at least).
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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 08:28:24 PM »
Not a bargin as such but if you want a really decent Red Wine (great with a  Christmas dinner) you can't go wrong with a nice bottle of Italian Amarone there is a good on in the Co-Op at the moment (£18) also Sainsbury or Waitrose carry a good one  :wine:


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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 08:31:43 PM »
Morrison's own brand white burgundy 2015. It came second in some major international wine competition - the one that won costs £300 a bottle more.

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 08:36:45 PM »
Another really good Italian Red is: Mondelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo which is about £6 in Sainsbury's

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 08:53:11 PM »
Very much depends on your personal like/dislikes (e.g. Amarone is a heavy wine which some folk will find too much) and budget but take a look here for some ideas:
http://supermarketwine.com

Also, Waitrose has had a 10 fine wines for £10/bottle promotion recently, some of which have now sold out, and there are some stunning bargains amongst them.
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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 09:25:15 PM »
Many moons ago my then boss would wax lyrically about the expensive wine he was about to pour. After that it was the cheap stuff. Took me a couple of years to cotton on :)

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2018, 10:16:49 PM »
Lidl have a Savinion Blanc from New Zealand using Marlboro grapes; same grape that is used for Villa Maria but half the price.

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2018, 11:17:14 PM »
A Christmas tip from me at no extra charge. Never tread grapes with your socks on.


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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2018, 11:19:03 PM »
Not a bargin as such but if you want a really decent Red Wine (great with a  Christmas dinner) you can't go wrong with a nice bottle of Italian Amarone there is a good on in the Co-Op at the moment (£18) also Sainsbury or Waitrose carry a good one  :wine:

I concur with your recommendation of your choices of Red Wine 🍷 👍

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2018, 07:24:30 AM »
For everyday there great value in Portuguese red, Argentinian Malbec, South African Chenin Blanc and Austrian Gruner Veltliner.  Practically anything from the south of France is worth a try.   Don’t buy rose until the new vintage arrives in the spring..

For a special bottle for Christmas Day, Chateauneuf du Pape will taste way better than Bordeaux or Burgundy at the same price level.

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2018, 08:02:52 AM »
Vina Sol (Spain) - white wine, often on offer at Asda, Tesco or Sainsbury's sometimes as low as £4.16 bottle when you buy 6 or more, I normally buy about 100 (lol). Normal price is often £7 to £7.50 a bottle.


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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2018, 09:31:11 AM »
We all like different things. Found a nice smooth and fruity red. Shy Pig at B&M £3.99 per bottle. A quaffable red.

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2018, 09:47:06 AM »
A very good wine for a reasonable price is Majestics Parcel Series Monterey Pinot Noir £11.99,
I would only post this for fellow supporters as it is to good for others.

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2018, 09:52:46 AM »
Anything red by D'Arenberg.  The dead arm and ironstone pressings in particular. Love grass a touch lighter and stunning with cheese. These people don't make average wine

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2018, 09:59:47 AM »
And you wonder why Fulham have the reputation they have.  :005:

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2018, 10:28:07 AM »
Tesco’s “Zesty White” is £3 something and is worth a go! Crisp apples.

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2018, 11:04:50 AM »
It might be worth bearing in mind that the cost of Excise Duty and VAT on EVERY bottle of still wine, irrespective of price and quality, is roughly £3.  Factor in production, distribution and profit margins and if you buy a bottle costing £5, you're getting around 35 pence worth of wine.  Buy a £10 bottle and you're getting about £2.75 worth and a £20 bottle gives you about £7 of wine.  But the only important matter is what tastes good to you!   :wine:


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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2018, 11:08:58 AM »
We all like different things. Found a nice smooth and fruity red. Shy Pig at B&M £3.99 per bottle. A quaffable red.

When I started reading your first sentence, I thought you were talking about a woman you had just met.

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Re: NFR: The Wine Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2018, 11:33:08 AM »

And you wonder why Fulham have the reputation they have. 


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