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To spend £15 a week on alcohol?

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mightybright Thu 16-Jun-11 20:55:13

I love champagne and have just found a deal for £10 a bottle (of good stuff). I would drink it over the weekend and drink about 1/2 bottle of cheaper red wine throught the week. DH thinks I'm being unreasonable for buying the £10 bottle of champers saying it only has 4 glasses per bottle and I'm wasting money, aibu?

needanewname Thu 16-Jun-11 20:56:22

Wel it depends, if you can afford it, of course not. If you can;t then of course you are!

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Thu 16-Jun-11 20:57:41

Impossible to say.

If you were going without bread and milk to buy it, then yes. obviously grin if you can easily afford it, then why the hell not? Why have something that you don't like, just because it's cheaper?

Surely that's not good and just having any old crap simply because it has alcohol is not a good thing at all!

Although I much prefer a good cup of tea myself grin

EndoplasmicReticulum Thu 16-Jun-11 20:58:57

Question is - how much does your DH spend on alcohol in a week?

If it's more than £15 he has no argument.

magnolia74 Thu 16-Jun-11 20:59:16

You are being unreasonable for not giving a link or details of this deal grin

Rosemallow Thu 16-Jun-11 21:02:14

grin at magnolia
YADNBU I don't often drink but love bubbly wine/champagne and would definitely have to have some if it was on offer!
My DP wouldn't be able to object as he spends around 30 quid a week on alcohol!

mightybright Thu 16-Jun-11 21:05:59

this DH spends about that but he says his cans of beer go further and I would only get baout 4 glasses from a bottle.

We're not well off at all but I see it as if we went to a bar we would spend that on a round!

dementedma Thu 16-Jun-11 21:10:29

cheaper to drink at home than going out to a bar and buying rounds.
DH and I spend more than that, but we don't go out, have takeaways, go to the cinema etc.
Depends what your disposable income is.

Hulababy Thu 16-Jun-11 21:12:25

Would be a lot dearer if you went out and bought 4 glasses of wine.

We spend a fair bit more than that on alcohol each week if I am honest. I always share a botte or two of fizz with a friend on a Friday so that eats into some of it.

LineRunner Thu 16-Jun-11 21:14:12

Having recently spent £8 in a local pub for two drinks (!) I appreciate your comparison with the price of going out for a drink.

MorallyBankrupt Thu 16-Jun-11 21:16:00

It's £15 a week.... unless you're on the breadline I'd say go for it. It's about that for 3 drinks in a pub now.

SwearyMary Thu 16-Jun-11 21:16:14

Unless you share it with me YABU grin

YANBU, if you can afford it then have it.

[sweary loves champagne smile

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Thu 16-Jun-11 21:19:21

But if you are happy with having 4 glasses, what's it to him?

If you were saying to him that because you only get 4 glasses, you must have 3 bottles so you have more glasses, that would be unreasonable! But you are saying that you prefer to drink that and are happy to have the 4 glasses.

But he wants you to have something cheaper so that you can have more glasses of it?

I think he's missing the point.

MorallyBankrupt Thu 16-Jun-11 21:20:56

DH is like this. He would have 10 bars of Sainsbo basic choc and thinks I'm mad for preferring 1 bar of Lindt...

It's quantity v's quality

Thingumy Thu 16-Jun-11 21:21:12

my dh would say you are being unreasonable but he drinks the cheapest red wine on the shelves and is tight.

If you can afford it and it's your preferred tipple yanbu.

My mother drinks champagne rather than wine (she always buys special offers),we sunk a bottle a few Sundays ago with our lunch -twas very lovely grin

mightybright Thu 16-Jun-11 21:28:32

Does anyone think cava tastes as good as champagne? Perhaps that would be a compromise!

LineRunner Thu 16-Jun-11 21:32:00

Yes he's missing the point. You can afford (just) to have fewer glasses of booze but to have something you love. So win-win for you health- and happiness-wise.

Otherwise why not just spend a fiver on thunderbird because "It gets you there"?

SwearyMary Thu 16-Jun-11 21:32:02

I don't think Cava is as good. I prefer to buy Prosecco, its much much better wink

FoundWanting Thu 16-Jun-11 21:34:23

Prosecco is the way to go.

Or buy smaller glasses so you can say "Look DH, 8 glasses of delicious champagne for only £10!"

mightybright Thu 16-Jun-11 21:39:58

I've never tried Prosecco but might give it a go, sounds like I've been missing out! Does it taste as good as champagne?

SwearyMary Thu 16-Jun-11 21:42:09

I think so, but then I am from Italian stock so might get flamed in hell id I say otherwise but, seriously, its very very good!

mightybright Thu 16-Jun-11 21:44:04

I've just found this one do you think it would be nice? It's pretty cheap, would be a bargain grin

SwearyMary Thu 16-Jun-11 21:48:15

confused the links hows Champagne from tesco? I've never heard of that maker...I would still buy Prosecco above cheap champagne.

mightybright Thu 16-Jun-11 21:51:50

oops sorry this one !!

SwearyMary Thu 16-Jun-11 22:25:46

Ahhh, now I have tried that brand, not their Prosecco, and its was drinkable. I would say, but one and try it. Then let me know what you think! I bought their Pinot Grigio, its was fine. Not great, but perfectly drinkable.

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