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in my quest for a cheap portable drink..................i plumbed for a wine from chile...Isle Negra...a Merlot

it was £5.50 on special offer from the local spa..........

poured it ...nice coulour.................gave it a sniff..............my god it was awful...it was fausty...germ riddern...bacteria infected....and to all intents and purposes smelt like a "wet terrier with a dirty bottom"

it drank badley...was insiped...and really it didnt taste like wine........

this one needs to be steered clear of.............(even at £5.50p)

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Lidl and Aldi are supposed to be a good source of low cost wine? 

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29 minutes ago, ditchman said:

in my quest for a cheap portable drink..................i plumbed for a wine from chile...Isle Negra...a Merlot

it was £5.50 on special offer from the local spa..........

poured it ...nice coulour.................gave it a sniff..............my god it was awful...it was fausty...germ riddern...bacteria infected....and to all intents and purposes smelt like a "wet terrier with a dirty bottom"

it drank badley...was insiped...and really it didnt taste like wine........

this one needs to be steered clear of.............(even at £5.50p)

So after you smelt it and it was "awful" you drank it?

Why did you not take it back for a refund?

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9 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

"wet terrier with a dirty bottom"

And we all know that smell😜

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Get yourself into Aldi for a bottle of Kooliburra Australia Shiraz, £3.99, let it warm and breathe, no kiss of life, and then tell me l'm wrong.

It's good wine at any price.

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2 minutes ago, Pigeon Shredder. said:

Get yourself into Aldi for a bottle of Kooliburra Australia Shiraz, £3.99, let it warm and breathe, no kiss of life, and then tell me l'm wrong.

It's good wine at any price.

 

34 minutes ago, oowee said:

Lidl and Aldi are supposed to be a good source of low cost wine? 

i am "specialising " in wines from Lingwood spa shop mainly.........

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Just now, ditchman said:

 

i am "specialising " in wines from Lingwood spa shop mainly.........

And they sell you carp which you drink and moan about rather than take it back!

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3 minutes ago, ditchman said:

 

i am "specialising " in wines from Lingwood spa shop mainly.........

Try Budgen's at Acle , they seem to have a nice selection of wines , I dont drink wine so I cant recommend any. I stick to Orange Lucozade , nice flavour , build your energy levels up , no hang over and only a pound a bottle , go on try some:good:

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18 minutes ago, ditchman said:

 

i am "specialising " in wines from Lingwood spa shop mainly.........

In our quest to help you, your nearest Aldi is in Plumstead road Norwich, less than 10 miles from Lingwoods finest wet terrier shopping mall.

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36 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

And they sell you carp which you drink and moan about rather than take it back!

dont you bloody moan at me.............................this is a scietific experiment................that will benifit many people................and if i keep taking stuff back they wont let me in...and at todays fuel prices i cant afford to shop anywhere else...so shut yer row

you just wait until i get some wine that tastes of jilly gouldens muff....and warn you................you will thank me then.............

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It was the 'portable' bit that made me grin....I put it down to a thick finger, we all do it.  Potable I think you meant.  I do appreciate your wine reports though, keep 'em coming.

I tend to buy from my local village shop/post office, some very drinkable Aussie stuff for a fiver a bottle if you buy two and I only have to drive 4 miles return.  He also does some good Prosecco as well at £7 a bottle ....a touch of sloe gin in the bottom of the glass first.  Like to keep my local shop in business.

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1 minute ago, ditchman said:

dont you bloody moan at me.............................this is a scietific experiment................that will benifit many people................and if i keep taking stuff back they wont let me in...and at todays fuel prices i cant afford to shop anywhere else...so shut yer row

you just wait until i get some wine that tastes of jilly gouldens muff....and warn you................you will thank me then.............

Keep your eyes open for a delivery!:good:

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4 minutes ago, ditchman said:

you just wait until i get some wine that tastes of jilly gouldens muff....and warn you................you will thank me then.............

So, you prefer the smell of wet moggy to wet terrier?

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16 minutes ago, moondoggy said:

So, you prefer the smell of wet moggy to wet terrier?

not with my wine i dont.............puts me off what im eating at the time..............

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3 hours ago, marsh man said:

I stick to Orange Lucozade , nice flavour , build your energy levels up , no hang over and only a pound a bottle , go on try some:good:

 

Many years ago I drove to a mates for a poker night and spent the evening drinking lucozade sport.  Had a splitting headache by midnight, would have felt better knocking back booze!

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3 hours ago, ditchman said:

 

i am "specialising " in wines from Lingwood spa shop mainly.........

I don't know that vineyard. 🙂

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12 hours ago, hod said:

 

Many years ago I drove to a mates for a poker night and spent the evening drinking lucozade sport.  Had a splitting headache by midnight, would have felt better knocking back booze!

Are you sure you didn't have anything in it to liven it up a bit :hmm::lol: , I must be hooked on it , I can drink a good half a bottle on a shoot day and still drive about with no ill effects :good: 

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I think you must have been unlucky with that particular bottle, Simon.

Poor storage in the shop? Bad batch?

I've drunk that brand in the past - easy drinking and unmemorable, perhaps, but not actually bad.

I've found most cheap Chilean wines to be OK, well certainly compared to cheap European or Australian wines, As I say, easy drinking and unmemorable.

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On 15/01/2019 at 18:26, Pigeon Shredder. said:

Get yourself into Aldi for a bottle of Kooliburra Australia Shiraz, £3.99, let it warm and breathe, no kiss of life, and then tell me l'm wrong.

It's good wine at any price.

Brought a bottle of this Saturday....... Along with an aldi sirloin. 

The wine is definitely a hit and the missus has already suggested stocking up the cupboard. 

Just waiting on th steak now. 

Great shout on the wine though, thanks 👍 

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great stuff im trying a selection of wines donated by whitebridges at the moment.............from sainsbury @£4.80- 5.00 / bottle...they are all different very acceptable and im about to sample the Claret next :good:

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49 minutes ago, Farmboy91 said:

Brought a bottle of this Saturday....... Along with an aldi sirloin. 

The wine is definitely a hit and the missus has already suggested stocking up the cupboard. 

Just waiting on th steak now. 

Great shout on the wine though, thanks 👍 

No problem, glad you enjoyed it.

The Sirloins are very good, but l would steer clear of their Rump.

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9 hours ago, Pigeon Shredder. said:

No problem, glad you enjoyed it.

The Sirloins are very good, but l would steer clear of their Rump.

I don't normally mind Rump so long as its cooked properly but I think for the minimal price difference it would be daft not to have the better steak. 

We tried a wine at the show the other weekend that was supposed to retail at £15 plus vat but I can't honestly say it was any nicer than the one from aldi. 

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3 hours ago, Farmboy91 said:

I don't normally mind Rump so long as its cooked properly but I think for the minimal price difference it would be daft not to have the better steak. 

We tried a wine at the show the other weekend that was supposed to retail at £15 plus vat but I can't honestly say it was any nicer than the one from aldi. 

Have a look at their lron Horse Barossa if your feeling flush.

If you really are a Farmboy l think you’ll get my drift, and it’s an excellent wine at the same time.

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24 minutes ago, Pigeon Shredder. said:

Have a look at their lron Horse Barossa if your feeling flush.

If you really are a Farmboy l think you’ll get my drift, and it’s an excellent wine at the same time.

Ha very fitting, I think at that price it's also worth a try. 

The missus came home with a bottle from Morrisons the other day, I forget the name but it was from the 'chosen by you' range. 

Who ever choose it clearly had no taste buds as it was vile. At £6.50 it was at the top of end of what I like paying for a supermarket wine. Think I'll stick with aldi for wine from now on. 

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