chateauneuf du pape

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  1. jessthedog

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    With the pound going down, No Marmite, Scotland going on and on about leaving the UK, Isn't it great that lidl can sell a bottle of chateauneuf du pape for 11.99:D
     
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    My mums fav wine!
    Got some last year in Calais for the equivilant of £9.99 :)
     
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    Get me some next time. :giggle::giggle:
     
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    Okydoky!(y)
     
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    Cheaper at Asda but don't know if it is any good:

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grande Reserve(750ml)
    3 reviews
    TODAY'S BEST PRICES
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    £10.97
     
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    Must admit to having a penchant towards it at one time. I thought I had suppressed it until you reminded me just how good it was.
     
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    Thanks, I will go Tom and check it out.
    I bought a beautiful bottle of Rioja from lidl a couple of weeks ago for 8 quid. I don't normally like to pay more than 6 quid. I went back the next week and it was on special for 3.99. I couldn't resist so emptied the shelf. When I looked round, I noticed a 4 bottle cardboard carrier, which lo and behold said if you buy 4 bottles you get a pound off a bottle. So the 8 pound bottle cost me 2.99.
    I love a bargain.(y)
    Cheers
     
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    Personally I think it tastes shite and tastes like it has been sieved through soil heavily laden in cat piss
    Pape indeed
     
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    Andy, you are confusing it with Chateau pis du chat.......... ;)
     
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    I've had dozens of wines half the price or less that are better but hey ho :whistle:
     
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    We were told by a wine 'buff' in France a couple of weeks ago that Cotes du Rhone 'Village' red is made from grapes that are grown next to Château neuf du Pape in the same soil, so just as good but a lot cheaper - not that I've tried it but there's always the next trip to give it a go! (y)
     
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    I like it but find it a bit hit and miss at those prices. You've probably got a 50 - 50 chance of it being any good.

    Unless it's one that you're familiar with then to be fairly confident it's going to be OK you need to be around £18-£19.

    No real need to spend more than about £6 or £7 on Rioja. Doubling that price doesn't usually mean a better wine.
     
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    Go on Andy, name the dozen, so I can try them. Only if you have time, now you are working:D
     
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    There's more to a wine than the name on the label. Often the cheaper variants are co-operative made examples that leave a lot to be desired in terms of provenience and hence quality.
     
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    You can find that in a lot of wine producing areas.

    The vineyards produce their "big name" wines but there are also others, usually same grape and same soil but called something else, that are essentially the same but sold for a fraction of the price to the locals.

    If you're in a wine area look to see what the locals are drinking and buy that (y)
     
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    When in Carrefour, Auchan, or Super-U I sometimes raise my gaze to the Chateauneuf du Pape shelf and consider buying a bottle, but every time I end up two shelves lower down picking up 4 decent Cotes du Rhones for the same price. No contest.
     
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    Yes, I love a Rioja, don't pay more than 6 quid normally, but the Soligamar reserva 2011 from lidl is one of the best Rioja I've had.
    Cheers
     
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    That is true. I got two cases last time in France. One is in the car at this moment to be delivered to a dear friend tomorrow....... I drank the other.
     
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    Haven't tried that one. I'll have to give it a go. (y)
     
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    Was your wine tasting course expensive?:D
    I'm getting blackcurrants. No! Its cats piss, with a hint of litter tray. 12.99 from Iceland.:LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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