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Christmas Wine II

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Dogberry, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

  2. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

  3. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    This 2010 Chateau Montlandre turned out to be an excellent idea, so thanks for pointing it out.

    I shall be buying more Montlandre, though maybe not 2010 -- because I'm not sure how long it will be before it goes into decline -- CT is quite encouraging though.

    Any thoughts from people here about a good year to buy now will be appreciated -- something I can enjoy now and for the next two or three years say.
  4. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Great news.
    Scrapping retained EU red tape on wine to unlock £180 million.
    • Wine Certification Scheme – Allow any wine to show a variety and vintage without having to apply for the right to do so. This will reduce bureaucracy and cost for producers and enable new products to reach our shelves more quickly.
    • Transformation of wine sector products – Allow imported wine sector to be carbonated, sweetened, de-alcoholised in market. This will enable our industry to create more product lines for the UK market/tastes and give consumers more choice.
    • You'll now be able to buy C9DP made in Surrey.
  5. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    Chateauneuf sur Tyne
  6. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    The divine ponytail eulogizes the 2014 you should try it if you can avoid getting screwed on delivery charges.

    "Very dark. Very sumptuous and likely to be VGV. Explosive and very vibrant. Drink 2018 - 2025."
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  7. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    If it’s from Leicester, instead of Medoc we’ll be buying me duck.
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  8. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    du Nick Pape?
    All I'm tasing here is sour grapes on the banks of the Mersey.... : (
  9. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Stacked discounts at Tesco meant a decent saving on my standard Wednesday shop. The Taittinger came in at £25.50, the Malbec (95 points!!!) at £18.75. As you can see, I even felt flush enough to buy something to eat for once - reduced to 28p.

    (The 25% off part of the deal that makes the already discounted prices particularly good only lasts until the 29th, BTW.)

    Last edited: May 25, 2023
  10. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Impressive,though a can of value range baked beans would have completed the picture.
  11. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    They know a good thing in st Andrews.

    Great lyrics.
  12. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Rougeard Saumur-Champigny Le Bourg 2017 - £2,800 ib six.
    How did that happen?
    Saumur Champigny "known for it's uncomplicated
    cab Francs".
  13. John Phillips

    John Phillips pfm Member

    I am not a great fan of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial. There are, to my taste, more interesting options at its "famous name" price. But I have found the Grand Vintage OK in past years, so I couldn't resist this at my local Sainsbury's this morning:
    I think this may be a store-specific offer as the website has it at £62.00. Combined with the current general wine offer that's £24.38 each. There were a few on the shelf. I emphasise "were". It's now in stock chez moi :).
  14. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Gauthier NV £25. 24 in stock.
  15. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Good news! Loads on the shelf in my local branch today.
    Bad news! At £62.00.

    I’m reminded of the time - about three years ago - that I found a few bottles of Montus 2012 on their shelves red-labelled to about £20 IIRC. Never seen Montus in any branch of Sainsbury’s before or since, and I’m not aware of ever having seen it on their website. Very odd.
  16. John Phillips

    John Phillips pfm Member

    Bad luck on the M&C GV.

    Within reasonable distance of my location there are four branches of Sainsbury's that I fairly regularly use - for wine it's mostly topping up my stock of regular Champagne when the 25% offer is on.

    I have observed that sometimes one store will have a special offer that the others do not. Yes, it's very odd. There's no pattern I can see. So it seems to be just good fortune to be in the right place at the right time to find something at a really good price. I wonder if it's something to do with shifting excess local inventory.
  17. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    This place is worth knowing because they do free deliveries over £50. I just bought a couple of Clos de Gat Chardonnay 2019, at a perfectly sensible price, if not a bargain price. The 2018 is drinking well now, just had a bottle, it is lovely.

    Say if you see anything else interesting there.
  18. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

  19. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    I've discovered an obscure Cellar Equilibrium Law. My stock of Musar 1998 has gone below 6 bottles 3 times this year. But every time something unexpected brings it up to 6 again. This is not a problem.
  20. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Lebanese gold?

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