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2018 Past Drinks of The Week


DRINK OF THE WEEK  -
8th January 2018
Tesco Chilean Merlot
Tesco £4.25
Drinker Rating 89

As it's early Jan and seemingly miles from payday here's another great value wine for this time of year.
Coming in at only £4.25 this typifies the great value wines you generally get from Chile. It's generous with black fruit, think plum and blackberry, with nicely judged vanilla oak support and as it's a merlot is velvet smooth in the mouth. At 12% it won't knock your head off and at a miraculous £4.25 is a real winter treat.
If you're feeling adventurous look at the other Chilean merlots, pinot noirs and sauvignons (particularly wines by Cono Sur) for amazing value for money.
Cheers!



DRINK OF THE WEEK  -

1st January 2018
Pinot Grigio Neszmely (Hungary)
Lidl £3.89
Drinker Rating 91


Well a happy new year to one and all. I hope none of us are silly enough to be trying a detox or Dryanuary? If you're in possession of a functioning liver and at least one kidney you can trust the old body to do all that for you. What you will be in need of after the gorging season has past is a few more affordable options for some well earned winter cheer.

So cost in mind get this little charmer at only£3.89 from the good folk at Lidl. It's a pinot grigio that actually tastes of something. The Hungarians are doing a lot of this interesting entry level wine right now and Lidl specialise in wined from that part of the world.

This pocket pleaser is all white blossom and peach with a dry, fresh finish. They've certainly saved on the label, all it says is 'Pinot Grigio, dry and crisp with fruity notes'.

Does the job in January.

Cheers!