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How much Wine in a bottle

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

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

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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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" !

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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.

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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.

 

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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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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The apostrophe.

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Seriously, when I was younger, the choice was French for red and German/Austrian for white, and their cheaper plonk wasn't that great. Then, Eastern Europe muscled in with more drinkable stuff at the lower price range, followed by the big breakthrough that was Australia. Remember the Monty Python sketch? It wasn't that long ago that Aussie wines weren't all that great, but they wised up and weren't afraid to abandon tradition and try new methods.

 

New Zealand, South Africa, North & South America all raised the bar while France in particular stayed stuck in the mud. Pound for pound, at the various budget levels, they were totally outgunned. Only after a long time did they unbend a bit and take on some of the New World expertise.

 

Now, there are excellent wines you can buy from Croatia to Kent, from Lebanon to Patagonia, and the traditional producers have had to accept that they are not above competition.

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:biggrin:

 

Seriously, when I was younger, the choice was French for red and German/Austrian for white, and their cheaper plonk wasn't that great. Then, Eastern Europe muscled in with more drinkable stuff at the lower price range, followed by the big breakthrough that was Australia. Remember the Monty Python sketch? It wasn't that long ago that Aussie wines weren't all that great, but they wised up and weren't afraid to abandon tradition and try new methods.

 

New Zealand, South Africa, North & South America all raised the bar while France in particular stayed stuck in the mud. Pound for pound, at the various budget levels, they were totally outgunned. Only after a long time did they unbend a bit and take on some of the New World expertise.

 

Now, there are excellent wines you can buy from Croatia to Kent, from Lebanon to Patagonia, and the traditional producers have had to accept that they are not above competition.

 

Just stay away from anything calling itself Cornish wine.

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Just stay away from anything calling itself Cornish wine.

Or 'tonic wine', unless you are a gentleman of the road...

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