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« Reply #15 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 00:11:15 »

Very good RD! I'd recommend a nice Pinot Noir from my friends home region of the Wairarapa. Chiefly a Martinborough Pinot Noir. Is a little pricier but even I like it and I prefer reds!

Talking of Portuguese reds, in 2016 I found a litre in a small shop, in Madeira simply called 'Vinho Tinto'. It cost Ä1. Back here it would've cost around £10 for 75cl. It tasted much above your average table wine but after the 5th glass, it was time to think about getting another gallon.
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« Reply #16 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 04:48:23 »

Now, no way am I any sort of expert but I bought a bottle of white Rioja from Waitrose for £5.75 and itís fantastic. I am more Harry Gulpers than Harry Sippers when it comes to wine so it didnít last long.

Long gone are the days when you could buy a really rank bottle of wine - itís all decent nowadays.

I tend to buy whites cos the missus doesnít like red, so can anyone recommend a good red I can glug for myself?

Will try the white Rioja as this would be a first for me.  I  love the reds which offer a great price:quality combination, imo.

For pure glug-ability, and especially as a summer red, I love the tannin-lite Beaujolais.  I'd tend to recommend the Beaujolais Villages, one notch up from the basic Beaujolais. You should be able to get one at Waitrose for about GBP 8.00
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« Reply #17 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 06:50:52 »

My red of choice for a while has been Malbec. Preferably south American.

Failing that, Italian reds like Montepulciano or Chianti.
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« Reply #18 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 08:14:00 »

Not really a massive fan of wine unless its cooking with it. Happily put a whole bottle of red in a beef stew and let it cook away for hours and hours.

I can drink a bit of white but it needs to be on a sweet side, not desert wine sweet but i hate the bitterness of wine in general.
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« Reply #19 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 08:30:44 »

Not really a massive fan of wine unless its cooking with it. Happily put a whole bottle of red in a beef stew and let it cook away for hours and hours.

I can drink a bit of white but it needs to be on a sweet side, not desert wine sweet but i hate the bitterness of wine in general.

Cooking with wine is good, as is drinking wine when eating.  I've got a bit of a collection of bottles which I've won in quizzes, so they tend to be on the cooking side of things.
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« Reply #20 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 12:22:56 »

Looks like a few purple nosed master sommeliers on here then.  Smiley

So how many bottles are put away per week on average?

I normally manage the best part of two to accompany meals.
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« Reply #21 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 12:30:03 »

Is that 2 bottles per meal?
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« Reply #22 on: Friday, June 1, 2018, 12:36:34 »

Is that 2 bottles per meal?

Ha ha. 2 per week.

The other 5 or 6 are normally brown bagged on various benches in town.
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