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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2014, 05:47:35 pm »
I'm currently drinking a CoOp Torrontes*/Chardonnay.
If you like floral Riesling or Gewurztraminer** then this might be to your taste.
I think it was £6 (can't find the receipt).

In other white wine news, Aldi's Limestone Chardonnay (£5.99) is also very quaffable and tastes of fruit rather than wood.



*e acute; I'm not sure how to do that and, frankly ICBA to find out now. It's a grape that I hadn't heard of until today.
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ETA: It (the CoOp wine) was £4.99 so it definitely meets Bazil's Cheap/Not horrible criteria and it might even be acceptable to mattc  ;)

It gets good write-ups:-

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/wines-of-the-week-monteflores-malbec-2011-los-unidos-carmenre-cabernet-franc-2010-the-cooperative-fairtrade-torronts-chardonnay-2011-7299210.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/wine/9108364/Wine-Review-Argentine-torrontes.html

Scroll down in both instances.

Hic.



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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2014, 06:28:33 pm »
Just to be clear.  I consider cheap to be less then £10.

Good recommendations though, Andrew.  :thumbsup:

The reason that I haven't contributed to this thread recently is that due to the Co-op employing somebody to watch my buying habits so that they can then discontinue any decent finds I make,  I've now become addicted to an Argentinian malbec at £14.99.

Sorry, I've been cheating for the last month.  :demon:
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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2014, 08:02:13 pm »
Just to be clear.  I consider cheap to be less then £10.



 :o

I've now become addicted to an Argentinian malbec at £14.99.


Details please Basil, even though it's beyond the scope of this thread.

In other news, Morrisons have Chapel Down Brut at £16.50, down from £22.
We'll be tasting this while we watch Liege-Bastogne-Liege* tomorrow.
I'll report back but, from previous experience, it's a bargain at that price.

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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2014, 08:46:12 pm »

Details please Basil, even though it's beyond the scope of this thread.


Yes, seriously off topic.
However.
There are two that I'm trying to see which I prefer.
They are both Argentinian and both mabecs.

Catena

Terrazas

I buy them from an independent off liecence , So I'm probably paying top whack and more than an equivalent from a supermarket.
They're both £14.99
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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2014, 09:44:56 pm »
My local Co-op is currently selling Marlborough "Explorers" Sauvignon Blanc at £7:49, down from £9:99.  It's very quaffable.

Not wine & not cheap but they also have Jura at £26....
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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2014, 08:40:50 pm »
The Wine Society's French Dry White. Perfectly acceptable mid week cook and quaff wine at £5.95 a pop.
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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2014, 12:00:24 am »

In other news, Morrisons have Chapel Down Brut at £16.50, down from £22.
We'll be tasting this while we watch Liege-Bastogne-Liege* tomorrow.
I'll report back but, from previous experience, it's a bargain at that price.



Sorry for the late follow-up.
It wasn't great.
There's something about Champagne that very few other sparkling wines can replicate; it's the depth of flavour, the "biscuit" after-taste.
The Chapel Down didn't have it, sadly.

We (Helen and I) are spending a few days near Epernay before we join the "Friday's Tour 2014".
We'll be sampling heavily a wide variety of different wines 'cos it would be rude not to ...........

Back on topic, CoOp have Chateau Capitoul on offer at £6.99 £7.
We like it a lot; it's even worth the full price (£7.99 £8) in our opinion.

Looking at the label there's a wide selection of grapes in there:- Syrah(Shiraz), Grenache Noir (?) and Carignan.
It's from near Narbonne, not far from where Helen's parents live.
I bet it would cost 5EUR if you could buy it there  ;D


Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2014, 01:29:59 pm »
Andrew's post reminds me that the cheapestnothorrible wine I ever had was Chateauneuf du Pape. It was only the previous year's vintage (1988) but it was free.

Well, I say free. Free in the sense that I didn't give anyone any money for it. However, I did have to get to CDP and pick grapes for a month in the glorious sunshine to earn my free lunchtime ration.

I got paid actual money too, in case you're wondering. Not loads, but enough.

I appreciate that this isn't very helpful (even if it is remotely on topic), but the names Grenache, Syrah and Carignan (along with many others) bring out the waxy lyrics in me.
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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2014, 07:10:47 pm »
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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2014, 10:46:09 pm »
That's a very convincing-looking label. It even suffers the whaddayacallit effect - refraction? - on the top line of text caused by the edge of the plastic holder.

That's dedication.
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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2014, 04:20:56 pm »
My local Co-op is selling Clos Floridene for £9 per bottle, reduced from £17.99.  The Wine Society list it at £19.  That's getting into serious money for a white!   

Confession,  it's in a very dark green bottle & I grabbed it thinking it was a red  :-[     ;D
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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #61 on: December 21, 2014, 05:28:05 pm »
Chateau Recouge 2011 AC Bordeaux  Superieur from Majestic.  Around 7 quid a bottle but wonderfully rounded dark sophisticated blackcurrant fruit with a hint of liquorice, raspberry and strawberry.  Reminiscent of £20-£30 St Emilions due to the 50% Merlot content. We went back to buy a couple of cases having tasted the first of the 6 we bought and it had sold out.  Highly recommended.

Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #62 on: December 21, 2014, 05:43:42 pm »
We've been having barefoot merlot tesco and sains and bargain booze
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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #63 on: December 21, 2014, 06:49:29 pm »
Chateau Recouge 2011 AC Bordeaux  Superieur from Majestic.  Around 7 quid a bottle but wonderfully rounded dark sophisticated blackcurrant fruit with a hint of liquorice, raspberry and strawberry.  Reminiscent of £20-£30 St Emilions due to the 50% Merlot content. We went back to buy a couple of cases having tasted the first of the 6 we bought and it had sold out.  Highly recommended.

Thanks, sounds worth a try.   :P
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Re: The Cheap but Not Horrible Wine Recomendation Thread.
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2015, 12:57:23 pm »
Tesco finest vintage port 1994.  At £20 it seems a good buy for a proper vintage port made by Symingtons (Grahams, Cockburns, Warres, Dows, Vesuvio)