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2014/12/04 12:31:19 (permalink)

Question for red wine drinkers

I've got a girl in the work secret Santa this year who likes red wine. I've no clue about it though. What's a decent reasonable price one?
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    Re: Question for red wine drinkers 2014/12/04 12:34:15 (permalink)
    You can't go wrong with a good Malbec - it's a true wine lover's grape, shows you know a bit about wine and that you've put some thought into it, but it won't break the bank.

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    Re: Question for red wine drinkers 2014/12/04 13:13:52 (permalink)
    Buy a nice bootle of plonk and then a cheap one Steam the tables off put the good able on the crap bottle and give her that. Chances are like most wine buffs she would probably not notice and or be too polite to notice. Thus leaving you in possession of a nice bottle of plonk. 

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    Question for red wine drinkers 2014/12/04 13:21:28 (permalink)
    Malbec is a decent shout, personally I'd go for mclaren vale for something a bit different to the usual supermarket offerings. Majestic have a kangarilla road Shiraz which is nice - £15 or £11 if you buy two or a willunga 100 from somewhere like winedirect which is a superb red for about a tenner.
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    Re: Question for red wine drinkers 2014/12/04 13:22:28 (permalink)
    Lol ^

    That's a real win connoisseur right there.

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    Re: Question for red wine drinkers 2014/12/04 14:23:30 (permalink)
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    Buy a nice bootle of plonk and then a cheap one Steam the tables off put the good able on the crap bottle and give her that. Chances are like most wine buffs she would probably not notice and or be too polite to notice. Thus leaving you in possession of a nice bottle of plonk. 


    Would you really be bothered going to all that effort rather than just spending a few extra quid??

    Anyway as said decent wine doesn't necessarily have to be expensive.

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    Re: Question for red wine drinkers 2014/12/04 15:11:53 (permalink)
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    Rasputin
    Buy a nice bootle of plonk and then a cheap one Steam the tables off put the good able on the crap bottle and give her that. Chances are like most wine buffs she would probably not notice and or be too polite to notice. Thus leaving you in possession of a nice bottle of plonk. 


    Would you really be bothered going to all that effort rather than just spending a few extra quid??

    Anyway as said decent wine doesn't necessarily have to be expensive.



     
    Yes because a) I am quite bored atm theres no snow and my gym is shut, b) I hate Xmas c) for me the difference between a nice bottle and **** bottle is £10  so would do it out of principle to make it more enjoyable for me. Might even take the cork out and wipe my japs on it to before replacing. 
     
     

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    Re: Question for red wine drinkers 2014/12/04 15:54:40 (permalink)
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    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/product-range/drinks/wine-cellar/red-wine/red-wine-product-detail-page/ps/p/argentinian-malbec/
    ^^^ that's decent


    The Malbec from Aldi is very good for the money. Been drinking a few too many bottles of it lately
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    Re: Question for red wine drinkers 2014/12/04 16:18:07 (permalink)
    Close enough and two for a fiver!
     
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    Re: Question for red wine drinkers 2014/12/04 16:23:15 (permalink)
    Its Pinot Noir for me.
     
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    Been gobbling this one tho recently & its pretty decent too
     
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    Re: Question for red wine drinkers 2014/12/04 18:29:05 (permalink)
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    Close enough and two for a fiver!
     
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    Re: 2014/12/04 18:42:50 (permalink)
    I don't there is an aldi here. Apparently lidl is doing a nice rioja
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    Re: 2014/12/04 19:00:12 (permalink)
    When it comes to wine there are far to many to choose from and i have some very bad wines that have been expensive and some very good ones.  But if you just want a reasonable priced bottle that is good, i would go for Hardys or Wolfblass both are very good for the amount you pay.   I know that when we just want a bottle or a few for a drink thats we buy.
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    Re: 2014/12/04 19:45:28 (permalink)
     
    I've heard good things about LIDL's reds. How true this is I don't know as I don't do red but their white's are f*cking horrific , I know because I drink several bottles most weeks. At £4 a bottle and 13% volume it's pisshead heaven however.

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    Re: 2014/12/04 20:44:17 (permalink)
    My PT (yes i'm going down that route again. I was in a training rut, don't shoot me!) is a fan of wine, and he suggested the lidl ones. I think i'll go see if they still have them.
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    Re: 2014/12/04 22:36:02 (permalink)
    For others reading, Aldi have a few good reds on the shelves at the minute, there seem to be a few extra in my local for Xmas.
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    Re: 2014/12/05 07:01:41 (permalink)
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    Re: 2014/12/05 12:51:55 (permalink)
    A Barolo or a good Rioja : Difficult to give specific recommendations as wine is down to personal choice.
    It would be a good idea to do some subtle research try asking her friends what she drinks.

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    Re: 2014/12/06 14:50:30 (permalink)
    Got the two recommended lidl ones in the end. Job done.
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