Where do you buy your wine?
After getting a fantastic bottle of red at christmas I went on line and found it at Laithwaites. Ended up ordering some more plus 20 other recommended bottles. It came to £180, then with discount codes down to £100. I figured that at about a fiver a pop it only had to be as good as the usual stuff I buy in the supermarket – so far it has all been amazing. Plus we have a properly stocked wine shelf, all in all it’s very exciting and no need to carry booze home from the supermarket.Posted 12 months agoTraceySubscriber
Which ever supermarket has an offer on. Usually stock up and store it when it’s cheap.Posted 12 months ago
For the camper we usually stock up on boxes in the French supermarkets to hopefully last us the season. But the boxes as they don’t roll about or rattle when we are on the move.teamhurtmoreSubscriber
1. LWS 55% – he’s brilliant. Use for good wines £££ and he has great deals too ££
2. Wine Society, Majestic, Laithwaites 35% – mainly offers or hidden gems. ££ plus cheaper wines £ anfor everyday/casual suppers/friends who are pi$$ heads and can’t appreciate 1
3. Supermarkets 10% heavy discounts and bulk offers. ££
Two cases from Laithwaites arrived this morning – whites plus two Aussie Clearskins which work pretty well. First experiment with Clearskins white this time. We shall see…
Use Berry Bros for work quite a lot.Posted 12 months agobikebouyMember
I used to buy it off Laithwaites but recently they’ve been bothering me with phone calls about deals despite me asking them not to bother me.
I’ve never used anyone else TBH. Waitrose, for me, have a great selection of French Wine and since thats the only wine I like I’ve no need to bother going elsewhere.. also on occasion theres an offer or discount on so deals are available.Posted 12 months ago
I’ve recently been buying more red wine than I used to. Coming from the “don’t know much about it but I know what I like ” school, one thing I’ve found at the Sainsbury’s shelves is that for the better tasting gear, you need to spend over at least £16…
Currently schlurping some “Chateauneuf du Pape” at £23.Posted 12 months ago
du Pape is just that – pap.
Lauded as a top wine – the Spaniards won’t drink it themselves – not daft enough.
They sell it to the brits at massively overinflated prices and then drink their own Joven’s.
As for shop bought – Yellowtail’s Jammy Red Roo from Tesco’s or Makro takes some beating at under £6 a bottle.Posted 12 months ago
In cheap tourist restaurants in Spain it might say Chateauneuf de Pape on the bottle but the chances of it being Chateauneuf de Pape in the bottle are close to zero. You can try asking for an uncorked bottle with the original sealed cap but it’s easier to ask for the vino tinto de la casa – it’ll be better.Posted 12 months ago
In cheap tourist restaurants in Spain it might say Chateauneuf de Pape on the bottle but the chances of it being Chateauneuf de Pape in the bottle are close to zero.
hammyuk – Member
I know where it comes from CF – its one of the biggest sellers though in tourist
So, not, then…Posted 12 months ago
Wine forgery and refilling bottles is a real problem for French wine. The biggest profits being made on the biggest names. Spain imports very little CduP yet you can buy it in many restaurants, it just doesn’t add up when a very limited quantity wine is readily available in a country way down the list of purchasing countries.
It’s not a question of a poor CduP, you’d have to be very unlucky and get a duff cork to get a poor bottle as the vigneron wouldn’t risk his appelation and simply bottle it up a sell it as Côte du Rhone.
I worked les vendanges at a Bordeaux Chateaux where they had two labels, only the perfect production that respected le cahiers des charges got put in the cru bourgeois bottles, the rest was sold as vin de Brodeaux.
A group of us had an MTB weekend in Spain. House wines were drunk initially, perfectly drinkable, then one of the group generously offered a descent bottle of French wine. Having lived in Spain I watched peoples reactions (clearly unimpressed) and then sowed the seed of doubt. Tasting became a lot more intensive and the collective verdict was that the wine definitely wasn’t what it said on the bottle and probably wasn’t even French.
It’s not just wine, up the hill in Spain I can buy famous branded whisky that tastes like nothing that’s written on the bottle.Posted 12 months ago
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