How much do you spend on a bottle?
Replies: 40 - Last Post: Sep 2, 2012 1:06 PM Last Post By: Scrubb
Aug 6, 2012 8:10 AM
15After much searching once I moved here I found Lucky Duck Malbec. It's $3.45 a bottle. I get it at Walmart. I will occasionally splurge and spend about $15 for a bottle. I am saving a bottle I got from the wine distributor I used to work for. It cost me $20 but it's only available for a month or 2 and I'm sure I'll never get it again. It's Bogle Phantom. The last time I had it it was quite good. It better be good this time!
Aug 6, 2012 2:30 PM
16I recently drank a bottle of Luigi Bosca malbec that I bought in Argentina several years ago and I had been saving for a special occasion. It lived up to my expectations.
Aug 6, 2012 8:59 PM
17Like many others here - $10 - $15 USD for a very good everyday wine, as little as $5 if a wine I know I like happens to be on-sale. I once spent $30 for a bottle of Rapasso from Italy - it was worth it. And have spent around that for sparkling wine for a special occassion.
Aug 8, 2012 12:10 PM
Aug 8, 2012 1:41 PM
19I just got back from a trip to a store with a large wine department. They are promoting winners of the California State Fiar Wine Competition (one of the biggies for California wine). I bought 6 bottles of assorted everyday wines for $9 and $10 each.
Among others: This won a double gold. And this. Tony will no doubt enjoy the name and the description.
Aug 8, 2012 4:26 PM
Aug 10, 2012 6:54 AM
21Nutrax - Sea Glass (found on beaches) is one of my favourit things - finding a perfect piece is like a little piece of heaven and an instant happiness boost - so if I saw that bottle I'd HAVE to buy it regardless of the quality (although it looks rather nice on the website!) and within reason price!
Back to the question - we have two grades of wine in our house: 1) Drinking a nice bottle of wine for pleasure over dinner wine (~£10) which we will appreciate and guzzling with friends wine where I usually buy a supermarket offer for ~£5
Over say £12 I've only ever bought wine as a gift (or in a restaurant where I'd think £12 were a bargain).
Aug 10, 2012 7:31 AM
Sounds revolting or like lolly water.
I used to pay around $15/16 a bottle but now I find around $20-25. I had a very nice Shiraz some years ago - cost $40. After drinking it I understood the difference between that and their cheaper label.
I had a very nice wine in beij ing which was $8 a bottle. I was surprised how good it was.
Aug 10, 2012 10:29 AM
23Depends who I'm entertaining. Family or good friends (or both).... Anything upwards of £15 a bottle.
Just me.... Maybe a fiver on a NZ Marlborough Estates Sauvignon Blanc from Aldi. It's nice.
I only do white wine, request the diners bring a red and I supply the food and white.
I like champers - blended or otherwise. Not the really cheapo stuff - though. Gives me the jipps.
Aug 10, 2012 1:51 PM
Aug 10, 2012 1:56 PM
Aug 11, 2012 11:09 AM
26In the interests of reporting back, I did go to Aldi's and it seems they've got a goodish wine section,I didn't try the Macon Village Tony as i'm more into my red but thanks either way.I bought a Crianza for £3.79- not bad but nothing special but as good as anything from other supermarkets that I've paid £7 for.
Now tonight I'm having another Aldi wine,this time it's a Bordeaux ,Chateau Laurencon 2009 for £5.79 and again it's like the above i.e very good and as good as any wine I'd pay a tenner for (Idon't pay that often).
It appears that Aldi is the place to go but don't tell anyone will you ?
Aug 11, 2012 12:28 PM
Aug 11, 2012 12:41 PM
Aug 12, 2012 12:22 AM
Lolly water is my name for cheap plonk which is dreadfully sweet and has a lower alcohol content - like this. Yewk, it's bloody revolting. Ever tried this? - that's lolly water.
Or this? - I wouldn't even use it for cooking.
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