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Well, wine really. Can you recommend a nice red for about a tenner to take to a party?

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MarthaFarquhar Mon 20-Jul-09 15:09:25

I am a bit of an ignoramus when it comes to red, and let others order for me. Doesn't need to match anything in particular (apart from cigarettes) - easily quaffable is the only qualification.

MarthaFarquhar Mon 20-Jul-09 15:25:50


brimfull Mon 20-Jul-09 15:47:22

most wines at £10 a bottle will be nice

depends if you want a full-bodied one or dryer one

Rioja is quite a popular one that most people like

bubblagirl Mon 20-Jul-09 15:54:55

i think it was hardys or something along them lines dp mum bought it the other day was really nice

MadameCastafiore Mon 20-Jul-09 15:55:45

I'd get a Rioja too - Campo Viejo (about £7.00) I think is the one DH buys me sometimes - he likes posh expensive ones that turn your teeth blue and make you go all shivery so we have to have seperate wine!

brimfull Mon 20-Jul-09 16:00:39

wolf blass -shiraz is nice as well

mumof2222222222222222boys Mon 20-Jul-09 16:02:48

Go to Oddbins / Waitrose and see what they have. There are good Riojas and bad Riojas...difficult to know which to recommend.

If it is for drinking on its own (not with food) I would probably get one at 12% not 14+% - but others may disagree.

MarthaFarquhar Mon 20-Jul-09 16:05:26

will have a look for those, thanks. Anyone else have a fairly specific recommendation? Oh, and we've no Twatrose up here angry.

<regrets moving north yet again>

MissisBoot Mon 20-Jul-09 16:18:18

Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages is good for under a tenner - sell it in tescos - alternatively have a look in oddbins or similar and see if you can get hold of any chapoutier - sometimes its on offer - v drinkable!

retiredgoth2 Mon 20-Jul-09 16:25:52

Sainsburys have a Roc de Lussac St Emillion on sale at £6.99 (normally £9.99)

It is splendid....

LouMacca Mon 20-Jul-09 16:42:00

Oyster Bay Merlot from New Zealand is a beauty.

Usally £9/£10 but Tesco have had it on offer recently for £6.49

iggypiggy Mon 20-Jul-09 16:46:23

Rioja is always a good one - and the campo veijo one is pretty good, and you can get them anywhere.

Or ask in the shop you buying it from - they may have a recommendation. Should be easy to get something nice for £10.

I tend to steer clear of the big branded mass produced ones - with the exception of the campo veijo - and sometimes wolf blass if I can't get anything nicer.

I have a wine expert in the family so my world of wine drinking has been transformed over the last few years!

MarthaFarquhar Mon 20-Jul-09 19:27:21

ooh, cheers all. I am taking this list with me to Sainsbo's in the morning.

MarthaFarquhar Tue 21-Jul-09 15:26:11

Madame Castafiore - I got the Campa Viejo reserva. Thanks for your advice.

And a nice sounding Chablis (can do whites by myself). Roll on Saturday.

Cleanitlikebanksysmaid Tue 21-Jul-09 15:35:06

Tesco St Joseph on offer at moment for £6 something..normally £12.99, very nice.

ManicMother7777 Tue 21-Jul-09 16:10:40

Barolo £10.38 in Asda, gorgeous (the wine not Asda).

blowbroth Tue 21-Jul-09 16:32:14

M/M7777, not here to recommend anything but I would say the best recommendation here is the Oyster Bay Merlot on offer at the moment according to LouMacca. I have been in the wine trade for too long a while now so know a thing or two.

blowbroth Tue 21-Jul-09 16:34:14

Sorry , I mean MarthaFarquhar ofcourse! too much wine wink

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