Replies: 15 - Last Post: Nov 12, 2012 11:52 AM Last Post By: ban_janti_return
Nov 10, 2012 3:29 AM
Nov 10, 2012 4:14 AM
1Colombia isn't a wine country. You can get decent local wine in Ecuador, Peru, and obviously more than decent in Argentina and Chile.
In Cartagena you'll have to go for imported wines and they're not cheap. Like everywhere, prices vary a lot, depending on quality.
Other sorts of local booze, like rum, will be much more affordable.
Nov 10, 2012 7:09 AM
Nov 10, 2012 9:40 AM
3Just stick to Ron Medellin, it costs close to nothing and it's excellent. Wine is pretty expensive in Colombia and quality is low (usually cheap Chilean stuff)
#1 It's pretty obvious that you haven't visited Ecuador for a long time, imported wine in Ecuador is probably the most expensive in whole continent as import taxes had skyrocket. What you've seen as vino de la casa is cheap Chilean stuff, but is not cheap anymore.
Local wine industry is very small and prices are not competitive either.
Peru has some locals stuff but is usually sweet and disgusting.
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Nov 10, 2012 9:55 AM
Nov 10, 2012 10:42 AM
Nov 10, 2012 10:58 AM
6#4 - when you exactly visited Ecuador last time?
As 2011 there is nothing "cheap" in terms of alcohol in that country. Because of import taxes all decent stuff from abroad is expensive and domestic things gone up as well
I know about Ecuadorian wine and I've googled it before posting, it's rare to find and not cheap at all as industry is small
Maybe some years ago you could find it cheap, now all the "cheapest stuff" ($15 per bottle and more in restaurants for $2 quality wine!) is some Chilean piss
You mean before or after the consumption?
Thousands black hobos from Colombia coast can't be wrong drinking this stuff! :D
Nov 10, 2012 12:24 PM
You can read my post #1 again. Still, this topic is about Colombia.
Nov 10, 2012 1:09 PM
8what #3 said.
Beer and Rum are readily available at the any shop or restaurant so there is no need to go to upscale clubs if your main interest is drinking. I dont remember the brands of beer, but whatever, they were drinkable.
Ron Medellin is excellent. You can mix it, but it is soft enough to be drunk pure. Any store that sells alcohol should have it.
Nov 11, 2012 12:43 AM
9Thanks for the replies guys...can't wait to try Ron medellin....?!
Is it as rough as fenny in India ?
Nov 11, 2012 7:38 AM
Nov 11, 2012 7:52 AM
11No, it's not rough at all! It's Caribbean rum like Havana Club, just little known and not exported.
Nov 12, 2012 8:43 AM
12You can get the real Cuban Bacardi Rum not the (In my opinion) made in USA crap.
Nov 12, 2012 10:33 AM
13No you can't, there is nothing like this. Stuff from Cuba It's called Havana Club those days
Bacardi is piss for Americans under the embargo It's not made in USA, but Bermuda and Mexcio if I remember right
It has nothing to do with Cuba regardless and it's probably the worst rum in the world (honestly stuff they make in India and Tibet was better in my opinion)
Scroll to : "Bacardi and Cuba today"
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Nov 12, 2012 11:35 AM
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