Wine in Meknès
Replies: 4 - Last Post: May 2, 2012 10:58 AM Last Post By: TaylorLynott
Apr 30, 2012 7:05 PM
Wine in MeknèsI have done a lot of reading about wine and alcohol in general in Morocco, and even particularly Meknès (http://www.travel-exploration.com/subpage.cfm/Wine_Beer), but I can't seem to find a price range of a bottle. I do not drink much, but am planning on doing a study abroad in Meknès, and would like to know how much it would cost me to have a bottle of wine every-once-in-a-while with dinner. A solid price range from the cheapest bottle to the best, and maybe even the price of the most-commonly bought, or best for your buck.
May 1, 2012 3:52 AM
May 1, 2012 4:00 AM
2Why not try the 'house special' strong red Toulal, the beveridge of preference served in Bar le Trou, Layachi, Essaouira, I can't advise on the price, I only drink beer, but everybody who swallows it appears to get well and truly 'blootered'.
Keep the Alkaseltzer handy!....................Miguel.
May 1, 2012 4:40 AM
3Stay away from the cheap stuff which is often referred to as Sidi Rot'gut. 40dh/bottle (in supermarkets) should be your bottom end.
Here's my contribution to the debate. You will read that I like Bonassia, even if the Bachus blog (linked from my page) reckons it's "a bit bland and generic." Once you are paying in the region of 65dh/bottle you are into fairly nice quality such as the Domaine de Sahari Reserve.
Obviously if you order wine within a riad or restaurant the prices will be double or triple the supermarket price, expect to pay 100-200dh per bottle.
May 2, 2012 10:58 AM
4Awesome! Thank you so much for the information!
Tim, any other reason I should stay away from Sidi Rot'gut other than it seems to be the super cheap wine?
Also, has anyone heard or done a wine tour in Meknes? Since I'll be right there, I think it might be very interesting to take a vineyard tour!
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