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    Wine and the scams that go with it.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 2:03 pm

    We drink 1.7 billion bottles of wine in the UK every year.

    It's become the nation's favourite tipple and is an industry worth 6 billion annually.

    More than half of bottles that are bought in supermarkets are on some sort of special offer.

    But are those deals any good? BBC Consumer: Food investigated.

    This is an excellent review of the costs of wine: http://www.bbc.co.uk/consumer/26683711




    Like many other wimmin, I am a wine-lover and yet I find that I cannot shop for wine in any of the specialist shops as anything under six quid a bottle is usually plonk.

    SO, like many others I go to the supermarket to try to find "special offers".

    I would like to find out how you do it as this has become a bit of a minefield.
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    Post by papa_umau on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 11:30 am

    The best way to solve your problem is to buy your wine in either Aldi or Lidl as that is the way that my wine-drinking wife and daughter do it.

    Each week I usually get four bottles of wine for the weekend in Aldi, ( as I do the Aldi shopping while my wife is at her exercise class ), and I never pay more that 4.00 a bottle for very good wine there.


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    Post by Nuthin fancy on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 7:01 pm

    Hi all,

    Good thread that Angie. I am sure we are being fleeced with wine prices ( as with about everything else ). You simply just cannot trust the supermarkets. Problem is I am very partial to a drop myself, BUT as I am am ignorant about all this 'wine theory', I do tend to go for what looks a bargain. Myself and the wifel like a dry white, so we often opt for Pinot Gricio.

    I hear people rave over this and that wine and wonder what the hell the difference is. I was in the Carribean a few years back at a party with a load of Yanks who organised a wine tasting. Well, they raved about this and that, and the cost of one bottle agaisnt another. I tried the 'expensive stuff' along with the cheaper and most of it tasted like crap at the end of ths day...I just go for the cheap stuff. Case in point, also went to this vineyard in Tuscany famous for its wine and olive oil. The ruddy olive oil tasted better then the wine, which was some of the worst crap I have EVER tasted !!

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    Post by Hell's Granny on Tue 25 Aug 2015, 11:21 am

    I'm a wine lover myself, not surprising really, with French ancestry! However I am not any kind of expert, but I find that Supermarkets' Own brands are usually of an acceptable standard, at an acceptable price. I prefer Spanish and French to Italian in the main, although I'm not averse to an Aperol Spritz! Some of the Californian and South African ones can be good, although I'm not keen on the Australian wines in general, or the Chilean.

    Just lately, I am having fun trying out the newer ciders and perries on the market, The New Zealand Old Mout ones are good if you want a refreshing light fruity flavoured cider.
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    Post by papa_umau on Tue 25 Aug 2015, 11:50 am

    All good and interesting stuff folks. Laughing

    While I was in the civil service I developed an interest in German wine, ( long before the days of Aldi and Lidl BTW ), and after studying it in detail, ( I am inclined to do that when I get a grip on anything ), I started to sell it to my work colleagues from my car-boot.

    I found out the difference between Auslese, Beerenaustlese, and Trockenbeerenauslese and it was all quite simple after that. pirat

    I started to drink it myself as I developed a wholesale seam and made a lot of money from it until my civil service bosses found out and came down like a ton of bricks.

    I tried to introduce these German wines to my wife and daughter, but they just didn't like it as it was "all too sweet" they said.

    THAT is the only interest I have ever had in wine, and nowadays I only have the odd cold one, ( San Miguel, which is not Spanish, as the name might suggest, as it is made in The Philippines ), when I am sitting out in the sun. ( What sun I hear you say ? ). drunken


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    Post by Angie baby on Sun 30 Aug 2015, 1:41 pm

    I have found that if I buy wine by it's grape-type, usually I will know whether it is sweet or dry.

    Although most of the German wines are either sweet or very sweet I find that Riesling is quite a dry wine.

    My favourite is Pino Grigio as it is consistent and not too sweet to drink.

    I can buy a 2.25 Litre box, ( 28 small glasses ), of Pino Grigio in Asda for a tenner.

    That just about lasts me for a week unless a certain friend of mine, who will be nameless, comes to visit. Laughing
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    Post by papa_umau on Mon 31 Aug 2015, 11:48 am

    What a coincidence, as the wife usually buys a box of Sauvignon Blanc from Asda each week.

    It's found in a similar pale green box as the Pino Grigio and on the same shelf.

    As long as I can get the odd case of San Miguel I am quite happy.


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