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How much Wine in a bottle


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#1 808tone

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:44 AM

http://www.simonwood...5-10-20-bottle/



#2 Griff9of13

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:13 PM

Interesting stuff. Oz Clarke explained it exactly the same way on a TV programme recently.


"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

#3 Bearman

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:34 PM

But is a £20 bottle really 52 times better than £5 bottle?
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#4 WearyRhino

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:47 PM

But is a £20 bottle really 52 times better than £5 bottle?


No. This was rubish when Oz Clark said it the other week and still is.

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#5 Griff9of13

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:51 PM

But there is some absolute gash wine about masquerading as being worth £5 a bottle.
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#6 WearyRhino

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:25 PM

But there is some absolute gash wine about masquerading as being worth £5 a bottle.


There's also some excellent wines for £3.99 and some unpalatable rubbish for £30!

You pays your money....

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#7 Bleep1673

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:19 PM

What a load of rubbish to make us buy more expensive wines. This has obviously been compiled by the wine industry in Europe, concerned about reasonable cheap imports from Australia, New Zealand, South America & South Africa. Gets some Balls Europe, stop being so pretentious and start producing decent wines at a cost we can afford.
Take Note France, who’s wine are very dull recently. I can't remember the last time I bought a bottle of French wine.


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#8 808tone

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:20 PM

I like busty chewy reds that can last a night and have joined Naked Wines as had a bottle of Arabella Merlot and found it like another level but still like my fiver deals be it Wolf Blass/Bin's/Hardy's/Banrock etc.



#9 Just Browny

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:22 PM

Take Note France, who’s wine are very dull recently. I can't remember the last time I bought a bottle of French wine.

 

This reminds of me of when people say they prefer the NRL to Super League and then note that they haven't watched a SL match for years.


I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#10 Larry the Leit

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:36 PM

Sunday Times Wine club for me. They've never let me down.

Interesting that bleep hadn't bought French wine in years, but still slates them. As a general point let's hope he stays away from all wine for a bit.

Edited by Larry the Leit, 17 November 2013 - 09:37 PM.

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#11 gingerjon

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:46 PM

Sunday Times Wine club for me. 

 

Yes.


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#12 Tiny Tim

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 11:51 PM

Virgin Wine for me.


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#13 Larry the Leit

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:42 AM

Yes.


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#14 Wolford6

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:06 AM

Twenty years ago, I used to deal with a Huddersfield company that bottled and marketed wine. it was delivered from Europe in road tankers!


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#15 JohnM

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:14 AM

Seeking an answer to the question, "How much Wine in a bottle?" I have done much work on thith over the weekend..and the anthwer in our housh ith "None" !



#16 Wolford6

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

B)

 

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#17 Bearman

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:21 AM

There used to be a unit near Walsall on the M6 that was something to do with wine. The sign above the door which could be seen from the motorway said "Chateau Pleck".
I always assumed that they bottled wine in there and then labelled the wine as Chateau bottled.
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I have just googled it and its still there, its a company called Whittalls Wines.

Edited by bearman, 18 November 2013 - 10:25 AM.

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#18 gingerjon

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:35 AM

There used to be a unit near Walsall on the M6 that was something to do with wine. The sign above the door which could be seen from the motorway said "Chateau Pleck".
I always assumed that they bottled wine in there and then labelled the wine as Chateau bottled.
Stop Press
I have just googled it and its still there, its a company called Whittalls Wines.

 

Didn't Steve May, sometime of this parish, once say he had a job bottling wine from the giant vats new world wine comes over in?


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#19 Futtocks

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

Virgin Wine for me.

Same here. ! find their special offer wines to be, in general, okay, but picking and choosing your own is much more rewarding.

 

As for wines in general, , my personal findings are:
Sub-£6 - perfectly drinkable, but often a bit forgettable.
£7 to £12 - you get wines with a bit more individual character, and a wider choice of grape varieties.
£12-£20 - you can get some real beauties, but if you're planning to spend that much, you have to know a bit more to avoid disappointment, especially with French wines.


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#20 808tone

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

What is wrong with French Wine's.