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    What supermarket wine you drinking?

    So there is a post about what beer people are drinking, but what about what bottle of wine have you discovered that's worth a look.

    Challenge - under a tenner a bottle what would you recommend?

    After living in France for a number of years, coming home was a shock to what you have to pay for a nice bottle

    At the moment I'm really liking a couple of 'drinkable' bottles

    For a red - workshop Shiraz from Morrisons usually in their two for a tenner deal - bargain!

    For white - Lyme Block from Aldi

    Rose - I'd go with the organic Spumante again from Aldi

    So what are you guys and gals drinking??

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    I just get Beyerskloof Pinotage from Sainsbury’s or Morrisons it’s the only drink that doesn’t give me a headache so I just stick to that even though I like others they don’t like me.


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    Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvigno, £6.99, lovely drop

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/stellenbosch-...04055280625600

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    I seem to keep going back to 19 crimes red in tesco. Think it's a out £9.

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    Aldi Champagne @ £12/bottle.Its at least as good as Moet NV in my opinion.

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    Gruner Veltliner Sainsbury’s Tate the difference

    Albariño Sainsbury’s Tate the difference

    Picpoul de pinet - Tesco’s

    Ned - Sauvignon Blanc

    The Guvnor - Majetic - jammy but moorish

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    Faustino vii

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    I never drink alcohol so early in the morning
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Lidl champagne hard to beat for the money ( @ £13 )🍷

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    I never drink alcohol so early in the morning
    It's the afternoon somewhere in the world.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RitchieUK View Post
    It's the afternoon somewhere in the world.....

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    Hard to fault your logic, slàinte.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Waitrose own Claret
    Waitrose Côte de Provence
    Waitrose La Gioiosa Prosecco Superiore blah blah blah (13 quid or somefink) are quaffable. Tesco Picpoul is not bad, IMO it's on par with the screw top one sold in Majestic also under the tenner. There is no champaign which I like priced around the given price bracket, so n/a ;)
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    Aldi Argentinian Malbec, lovely full bodied wine. £6 something.🍷

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    Where my father lives in Northern Spain, the local plonk is Albariño. Best white wine in my opinion. Glad that Sainsbury's do it for a few quid for when he is over here. I can't drink anymore but if I did, that would be my choice.

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    I do not drink much, but there are some obligatory choices that always keep in the pantry:

    for roasts and cheeses, usually buy Chianti Classico, Monte Maione from Watrose is one I like
    for aperitifs and cocktails prosecco Gera Valdo, from Waitrose
    for cooking and cool with fish, Solini IGP Pinot Grigio found a bit everywhere

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    If you mean sold at supermarkets rather than own brand, I buy Gallo Family Merlot now and again.

    It stays very drinkable for some time after opening so no excuse for having too much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.f View Post
    Lidl champagne hard to beat for the money ( @ £13 )🍷
    It's gone up to £13 ?? Much too expensive now hahaha

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    Buying wine in the UK is a total rip off and there is nothing you can do about it.

    I see wines selling in Lidl for around £7 in the UK and for about €2.5 in Spain. This is for the identical wine in the identical bottle.

    I also visit the local Bodega and buy a lovely local wine where I have to take my own container and I pay €8 for 5 litres.

    Why I ever bother to return to the over crowded and over priced UK is a mystery I cannot work out.

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    Perhaps I have a particularly unsophisticated palate, but I find it hard to distinguish any difference in quality between wines under a tenner (Spanish plonk possibly excepted). If you're after a cabernet or Shiraz type wine, then you might find that the cheapest 'Australian Red Wine' is as good as any.




    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    It stays very drinkable for some time after opening so no excuse for having too much!!
    What use is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Buying wine in the UK is a total rip off and there is nothing you can do about it.

    I see wines selling in Lidl for around £7 in the UK and for about €2.5 in Spain. This is for the identical wine in the identical bottle.

    I also visit the local Bodega and buy a lovely local wine where I have to take my own container and I pay €8 for 5 litres.

    Why I ever bother to return to the over crowded and over priced UK is a mystery I cannot work out.
    When buying alcohol in the UK you're buying liquid tax. Why compare it to the price in another country? Spanish have different tax policy.

    I was thinking about those people that call our island over crowded yesterday while I was out cycling. I passed two people the hour I was out, an a couple of cars passed me.



    93% of the UK isn't urban, if you feel the country is overcrowded it's probably because you're visiting the 7% of the country that's built up. There's nowhere better this time of year, than the British countryside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedyexplorer View Post
    Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvigno, £6.99, lovely drop

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/stellenbosch-...04055280625600
    Just picked up two bottles…. Will report back

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    All from Aldi.
    Freeman’s Bay Pinot Gris
    Marsanne, as highlighted on Sunday Brunch and the Exquisite range Albariño.
    Each of them , IMO, are excellent .

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    I had some of Waitrose's own LBV port the other day when visiting a friend. It struck me as being eminently quaffable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Aldi Argentinian Malbec, lovely full bodied wine. £6 something.
    I'm in the states, but second this. Over here Malbec is very affordable.

    Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages is another one I look for at Hy-Vee.

    Cheers!

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    From Waitrose:
    Kendermans Riesling
    Rustenberg John Merriman
    And a rather good Gruner Veltliner- Moosburgerin

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    Yellow tail, Jammy red roo from anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    What use is that?
    Keeps my liver functioning!

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    I’m a real Aldi fan, so would say the following:-
    Champagne at around £12
    Cava in the gold bottle around £5.50
    Exquisite Collection Argentinian Malbec £7
    SIA Gerwerstramina/Reisling £5.50
    Cremant at around £8
    Plenty of other great wines and spirits, they’ve just launched a Kraken Rum copy at under £15/bottle too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    Gruner Veltliner Sainsbury’s Tate the difference

    Albariño Sainsbury’s Tate the difference

    Picpoul de pinet - Tesco’s

    Ned - Sauvignon Blanc

    The Guvnor - Majetic - jammy but moorish

    Porta 6 2017 Lisboa - Majestic

    I will try the "Picpoul de pinet - Tesco’s " on your advice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RitchieUK View Post
    So there is a post about what beer people are drinking, but what about what bottle of wine have you discovered that's worth a look.

    Challenge - under a tenner a bottle what would you recommend?

    After living in France for a number of years, coming home was a shock to what you have to pay for a nice bottle

    At the moment I'm really liking a couple of 'drinkable' bottles

    For a red - workshop Shiraz from Morrisons usually in their two for a tenner deal - bargain!

    For white - Lyme Block from Aldi

    Rose - I'd go with the organic Spumante again from Aldi

    So what are you guys and gals drinking??

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    Dark Horse from Tesco. Until last year I never bought Californian wine and rarely bought Cab Sav. Then got this recommendation and still picking up a couple of bottles for the rack most weekends. It punches so much higher than its price tag of £8.50, and occasionally reduced to £7.

    WHITE

    Villa Maria, Sauvignon from Aldi. £7.99 I think, and very good.

    Love to hear if anyone decides to take a punt on one of these and what their thoughts are?

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    Some are drinking too much tonight,,
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejay View Post
    RED

    Dark Horse from Tesco. Until last year I never bought Californian wine and rarely bought Cab Sav. Then got this recommendation and still picking up a couple of bottles for the rack most weekends. It punches so much higher than its price tag of £8.50, and occasionally reduced to £7.

    WHITE

    Villa Maria, Sauvignon from Aldi. £7.99 I think, and very good.

    Love to hear if anyone decides to take a punt on one of these and what their thoughts are?


    I'm a fan of the Dark Horse Cab Sav, also tried the Malbec & Merlot, but this one is the winner for me! Nice to agree

    From Sainsburys, Graffigna Centenario Reserve Malbec is a very nice wine too, worth a try when on offer at £7.00 a bottle

    John

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    Sainsbury's Mondello Montepulciano, under a fiver if you get a multi bottle deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejay View Post
    RED

    Dark Horse from Tesco. Until last year I never bought Californian wine and rarely bought Cab Sav. Then got this recommendation and still picking up a couple of bottles for the rack most weekends. It punches so much higher than its price tag of £8.50, and occasionally reduced to £7.

    WHITE

    Villa Maria, Sauvignon from Aldi. £7.99 I think, and very good.

    Love to hear if anyone decides to take a punt on one of these and what their thoughts are?
    Away this week and popped into the local Tesco and saw Dark Horse on offer, remembering the recommendation picked up a bottle...

    Problem....

    I didn't get two it was lovely! Cheers for the recommendation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedyexplorer View Post
    Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvigno, £6.99, lovely drop

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/stellenbosch-...04055280625600
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    Just picked up two bottles…. Will report back
    Very quaffable! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Aldi Argentinian Malbec, lovely full bodied wine. £6 something.
    This. It’s excellent. I go for this alone..

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    Another dead soldier . . .

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    Trivento Reserve Malbec is another good call...

    £8 from Tesco, but often cheaper from their Budgens stores if you look for it.

    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-G...ucts/278363743

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    Gruner Veltliner Sainsbury’s Tate the difference

    Albariño Sainsbury’s Tate the difference

    Picpoul de pinet - Tesco’s

    Ned - Sauvignon Blanc

    The Guvnor - Majetic - jammy but moorish

    Porta 6 2017 Lisboa - Majestic
    Thanks for the heads up.

    I was on the lookout for some Picpoul de Pinet...and now I'm drinking it at home. Very nice it is too...

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    ASDA Extra Special Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc £7.50

    ASDA Extra Special Asolo Brut Prosecco £8.00

    Both fantastic imho.

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    Reserva de bonpas from Sainsbury’s is nice about £7 a bottle

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    Forget supermarkets, join The Wine Society.
    You beat me to it......I joined 30+ years ago. Nothing to beat it.

    Only go to supermarket to buy beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    Thanks for the heads up.

    I was on the lookout for some Picpoul de Pinet...and now I'm drinking it at home. Very nice it is too...
    Glad you enjoyed it…. Has a nice sherbet like finish…. Great for the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    Gruner Veltliner Sainsbury’s Tate the difference

    Albariño Sainsbury’s Tate the difference

    Picpoul de pinet - Tesco’s

    Ned - Sauvignon Blanc

    The Guvnor - Majetic - jammy but moorish

    Porta 6 2017 Lisboa - Majestic
    I tried that Picpoul that you recommended - quite a light character and pleasant considering the price point.

    Good one wolfie !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I tried that Picpoul that you recommended - quite a light character and pleasant considering the price point.

    Good one wolfie !!


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    You’re welcome

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    Aldi - Francois Dubessy Malbec @ £5.50

    Co-op - Les Jamelles Syrah @ £7.00

    Delicious, especially at those prices!


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    Think for me this thread has demonstrated that one man's meat is another man's poison

    Tried the Aldi Stellenbosh and didn't like it at all, tasted rough to me
    Aldi Argentinian Malbec was very drinkable, but a bit bland for me.

    My go to reds are
    Yellow Tail Shiraz (the yellow label one) £6 most places
    Hardys Bankside 2 for £10 in Morrisons
    Lindeman Tollana £4.50 in Asda

    Not a big white fan, but came to appreciate a nice Marlborough Sauv Blanc while i was out there some years ago
    Oyster Bay is very good, can occasionally be found for under £8, i used to pick it up in Asda for a fiver 10 years ago
    Recently discovered Mud House when i bought a bottle for the wife, really good, not too sweet, nice grassy notes, occasionally £7 in Morrisons, and my local Spar has it for £6 some times.

    Brighty

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    Waitrose La Pluma Montepulciano

    Also from Waitrose, Blackburn and James Californian Shiraz.

    Lidl wines are allegedly drinkable, and we have a new branch which has recently appeared in the local village. I haven't tried it, but it does keep the riff-raff out of Waitrose.
    Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced.

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    Villa Maria sauvignon blanc always good and widely available. Inevitably on offer somewhere.

    Reds, I've tried a few Portuguese Druro's recently. Sainsburys finish appeared on a Saturday food show recently and is good. The M+S version is currently on offer and a little better.

    Cheers

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