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Started by fenderstrat on Apr 17, 2014 9:46:58 PM
Wines below a tenner

Recommendations. Ta.

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SlasherBindman - 17 Apr 2014 21:50:29 (#2 of 669)

Kourtaki retsina.

Temeura - 17 Apr 2014 21:51:42 (#3 of 669)

Campo Viejo - a very enjoyable Rioja.

OneOfOne - 17 Apr 2014 21:51:48 (#4 of 669)

I got a grand bottle of 2007 rioja in the coop for 8.99 a few weeks ago, was delish

OneOfOne - 17 Apr 2014 21:52:09 (#5 of 669)

in fact I think it might have been the one mentioned by tem just there!

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Intowntonight - 20 Apr 2014 00:34:49 (#7 of 669)

Aldi are very good value for money:

A Rioja & a NZ Sau Blanc & a Chateau N DP are about £6-7, and real Champagne for about £12.95.

The Wine Society do a range of honest wines for £6 +

DonkeyOT - 01 Jun 2014 11:26:51 (#8 of 669)

Campo Viejo is indeed excellent but it's dear in comparison to Aldi's Toro Loco (£3. 79), alright it's not from Rioja - it's Utiel Requena in Valencia but it's lovely and it's the same grape (Tempranillo) and half the price of C/V.

And when buying C/V make sure you scrutinise the label and bottle shape or you might fall into the trap I fell into at Christmas and end up with their Garnacha, which is rubbish in comparison to the Tempranillo!

urbanspacemonkey - 01 Jun 2014 11:29:25 (#9 of 669)

There are wines that cost more than a tenner?

DonkeyOT - 01 Jun 2014 11:30:28 (#10 of 669)

Well exactly - I begrudge having to pay more than six!

urbanspacemonkey - 01 Jun 2014 11:30:52 (#11 of 669)

I guess it is pricey if you go for the box

balkanwise - 01 Jun 2014 11:32:00 (#12 of 669)

slasher,if retsina is your thing,have you tried others such as malamatina or c.a.i.r?

Intowntonight - 01 Jun 2014 11:35:04 (#13 of 669)

Balkanwise, - have just been given a bottle of Serbian red - largely a blend of Merlot and Malbec - not very alc 12.5:

any thoughts ?

balkanwise - 01 Jun 2014 11:36:50 (#14 of 669)

not a wine drinker intowntonight,i could be of more assistance with malts!

Intowntonight - 01 Jun 2014 11:39:40 (#15 of 669)

Many thanks, anyway:

we have a great whisky thread going : there use to be a very good wine thread, but it seemed to die when CaroleBristol left.

balkanwise - 01 Jun 2014 11:44:48 (#16 of 669)

thanks,great title too.

why has carole left?

Gotout - 01 Jun 2014 11:48:14 (#17 of 669)

Can I also mention Arestel Cava, a great drink for around a fiver if you go to Lidl! It got a bronze award last year so it must be acceptable.

Ricolas - 01 Jun 2014 11:51:48 (#18 of 669)

There were, many years ago, some very good wines coming out of the balkans. But to be honest, I have not had many of late. Perhaps I will pop a couple into my next wine order if my supplier has any.

It is of course worth looking at Aldi and Lidl for wine. I am not overly knowledgable about Aldi, so I will confine myself to Lidl for a moment.

The bog standard wines are about what you would expect, a smallish range, but worth the money for the most part.

The fine wines are where the real stars are. For £8.99 you are unlikely to find a better Valpolicella Ripasso for the money (well, except for the Aldi one!) and their £9.99 St Emilion is an absolute corker. Worth every penny. I am going to troll past there later (or tomorrow) to buy their Gewurtztraminer to see what splendours await there. Again, about the £9 mark, I reckon it could be interesting.

Ricolas - 01 Jun 2014 11:53:56 (#19 of 669)

The problem with wine of course is the dead weight of duty, which is a set £3 odd per bottle (my figures are probably out of date) so the difference between a £6 and a £9 bottle is that you paying twice as much for the wine itself.

Ricolas - 01 Jun 2014 11:54:32 (#20 of 669)

And thus there can be a great jump in quality.*

* This is, infuriatingly, not always the case however...

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