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3 bottles of £10.49 wine for £12.00 @ Sainsburys

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5y, 6m agoFound 5 years, 6 months ago
£10.49 bottles of Castillo De Calatrava Gran Reserva 75cl (Tempranillo) are 3 for £12 at Sainsburys so thats £31.47 of wine for £12. Saw online so went to have a look instore - wasn't labeled but 3 for £12 went through with a couple of bottles of £8.99 plonk.
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2 Likes #1
we need to know what it tastes like - any good ?

so you'll have to open one and get stuck in :D
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Cracking deal!
5 Likes #3
Another case of supermarkets plucking fictitious numbers and trying to make us think we are getting a bargain.
1 Like #4
Not voting cold on this, but this wine is always being "reduced" and is only a £5 a bottle quality wine. Still a good deal for a decent wine, but the saving is nowhere near £18 in real terms. Another example of Supermarket "Deals"
2 Likes #5
UnclePotter
Another case of supermarkets plucking fictitious numbers and trying to make us think we are getting a bargain.


By this I assume you mean the RRP is hideously exaggerated thus artificially making a massive saving?
1 Like #6
Sorry this isn't a good deal. Sainsbury's and other supermarkets are marking up average table wine by double their intended retail price. It is time a watchdog or governmental organisation stops this practise, as the consumer is being duped into buying poor quality wine thinking they are getting a fantastic deal. If you research Castillo De Calatrava Gran Reserva on the internet you will find it retails for around £4-5 a bottle normally.
#7
They get round the legislation it by selling it for a month at RRP and thenafter they can do the 50% off thing.
#8
UnclePotter
Another case of supermarkets plucking fictitious numbers and trying to make us think we are getting a bargain.

Indeed.

I bought 3 bottles last time they did this. The wine was ok, but not better than some £4 bottles I've bought in the past.
1 Like #9
ofcourse, wine can also be done with grape
1 Like #10
Its still alright for £3.33 a bottle though, who was really expecting a genuine 70% off? Heat added

Much better alternative to my local cornershops "2 for £5" wines, which is, in the main, almost undrinkable
#11
Johnboy_1975
Its still alright for £3.33 a bottle though, who was really expecting a genuine 70% off? Heat added

Much better alternative to my local cornershops "2 for £5" wines, which is, in the main, almost undrinkable


£12/3 = £4.
1 Like #12
nemesiz
Sorry this isn't a good deal. Sainsbury's and other supermarkets are marking up average table wine by double their intended retail price. It is time a watchdog or governmental organisation stops this practise, as the consumer is being duped into buying poor quality wine thinking they are getting a fantastic deal. If you research Castillo De Calatrava Gran Reserva on the internet you will find it retails for around £4-5 a bottle normally.


Inevitable when many people 'know the price of everything but the value of nothing' and judge the quality of wine (and many other things) by the price. At the end of the day if you like it it's good wine, if you don't it isn't. Admittedly some of the very cheapest wines are dreadful but I haven't enjoyed some of the most expensive wines I've tried either (especially reds). My unsophisticated palate quite likes many 'cheap' wines. I suspect this offer may be one of them - think I'll give it a go.
3 Likes #13
"so thats £31.47 of wine for £12"

No it's not.

It's £12 of wine for £12
1 Like #14
Surely things are only worth what people will pay. If you like the wine enough to pay RRP for it, then any saving is good.

My favourite wine is Foustino 1 Rioja which is £13-£15 a bottle in all the supermarkets and rarely gets reduced. I don't buy it very often but if I feel like a special treat I'll pay full price. If its on offer I grab a few bottles.

Its all question of taste. Buy it if you like it.. Nothing is a bargain if you don't actually want it or like it! Better to pay full price for something that you'll enjoy than get 2 at half the price that you wont!
1 Like #15
I have a friend who sells for a wine chateaux in Bordeaux, he brought me a bottle of wine which the sell exclusively to some select hotels and restaurants, it sells for £150+ a bottle. I didn't like it. He said they sell it for under a tenner in quantity to the restaurants. So which is it a £10 bottle or £150 bottle? I wouldn't have pad £5 for it!
#16
dubnuts
I have a friend who sells for a wine chateaux in Bordeaux, he brought me a bottle of wine which the sell exclusively to some select hotels and restaurants, it sells for £150+ a bottle. I didn't like it. He said they sell it for under a tenner in quantity to the restaurants. So which is it a £10 bottle or £150 bottle? I wouldn't have pad £5 for it!


Bingo - you hit the nail on the head !

It's only worth having if YOU like the taste
#17
got 8 bottles of Mcguigans Shiraz from Sainsburys for £4 a bottle at the weekend (plus 5% off for buying six) - that is nice wine imo.
#18
cactidust
UnclePotter
Another case of supermarkets plucking fictitious numbers and trying to make us think we are getting a bargain.


By this I assume you mean the RRP is hideously exaggerated thus artificially making a massive saving?


Exactly....its a ploy that all the supermarkets are using these days. :(
#19
It is a good wine, plenty of depth and for the price, you just cant grumble. I agree it isn't worth the RRP but people have to accept that if thats the going rate then thats what people pay for a bottle of wine.

Value doesnt come into it unless the larger retailers like supermarkets let value come into it - hence the deal posted.

Sorry for the lecture on economics.

Heat added - good find.
2 Likes #20
The best wine is the one you like and enjoy not the price :)
#21
..and this is why I always check hotukdeals before I go shopping :) thanks OP
#22
Its v hot up La Mancha...Boiled grapes, age the thing in oak for 5 years, and hey presto 4 quid juice - in bulk, delivered by tanker to to a bottling line in europe.

Flog it in the UK where 1.90 of the price goes to HM treasury. The treasury, raking it in, must be laughting their socks off!!

Good deal for those who like the UK treasury!
#23
Isn't it about time that all comparisons to RRP's, SSP's, the price it was yesterday, the price it will be tomorrow etc are simply outlawed? It is irrelevant what the price was or will be, it is the price that it is at the time you are buying it that matters. By being permitted to use such spurious references to other prices, retailers are doing nothing less that misleading/manipulating/confusing consumers. Discuss....
#24
Got three bottles of the Castillo De Calatrava Gran Reserva 75cl (Tempranillo) which is a 2002- great tasting wine too (sipping as I type)
#25
Inevitable when many people 'know the price of everything but the value of nothing' and judge the quality of wine (and many other things) by the price. At the end of the day if you like it it's good wine, if you don't it isn't. Admittedly some of the very cheapest wines are dreadful but I haven't enjoyed some of the most expensive wines I've tried either (especially reds). My unsophisticated palate quite likes many 'cheap' wines. I suspect this offer may be one of them - think I'll give it a go.

Supermarkets do provide value for money when it comes to finding drinkable and palatable wine, but recently all of the retailers have started to reduce the variety and amount they stock. Instead the companies have concentrated on a fewer well known brands. The majority of the wines I drink are less than £6 but with the duty increases, and the reluctance of Supermarkets to stock more expensive or different varieties of wines it means the choice has reduced further for the consumer. Now with the Supermarkets starting to put up their prices for even the poor quality wines wines, the consumer is getting a rougher deal.

Please note I'm not a connoisseur or expert on wine, but the retailers are getting more reluctant to stock good quality wine from the likes of Germany, and Austria who produce some outstanding Rieslings (Dry to Sweet) , Reds and Sparkling wines (Sekt) at affordable prices. Instead we get the likes of Liebfraumilch or Hock at heightened prices. Also a lot of stores have stopped stocking Japanese Rice Wine (Sake), meaning it's harder for consumers to at least try or taste new wines.
#26
Probably worth £4 per bottle.

It did win "Bronze" at Wine International Challenge 2010 and IWSC Silver 2010 (best in class)

So this isn't dire, it's very good value for money. Maybe not worth £10.49, but certainly worthy at £4 per bottle......
1 Like #27
Just had a bottle of the said £10.49 and it was a £4 bottle for my taste, also got a £4 bottle of McGuigan Estate Shiraz for £4 which was far better, AND consistantly priced above £5.99.

Keep an eye on what you like and you will know when it is a deal!!!

But to impress guests that dont know a 2002 dressed in a stocking is a sure bet, tell em it's pricey and they will think it is!!
#28
There are more wines (mix & match) available,
I got 3 Hardy BIN 53 for £12.

I agree with views here, items are way overpriced, I remember buying this wine for £3.99 some time ago. But now they make me pay £8.99 a bottle :(
#29
I actually love this wine.. !! it's usually £8.99 a bottle in Sainsburys (where I do my shopping).. I'll be getting some tomorrow. Thanks.
#30
Very good wine for £4.
#31
sainsburys always have the best quality wines for the best prices. Despite the fact we shop in tescos (for the clubcard points) we always go to Sainsburys for our vino and beers
#32
this is a quality wine and not a quantity wine, not often on offer in Sainsburys as was Berberana a couple of weeks ago get it before it sells out
#33
I just bought 12 bottles of it
Balance Due: £125.88
Wine 3 for 12: -£77.88
Buy 6 Save 5%: - 2.40
Actual Total £45.6
That works out to £3.80 per bottle.
For a 9 year old wine (it's 2002) it is very good value. I'm going to open a bottle tonight. The worst that can happen is it will get used to make a bolognese sauce. But my experience of these mature gran reserva spanish wines is they are usually pretty good.
#34
After trying the wine my verdict is: there is no way this wine is worth £10.49. probably good value at £6 per bottle and definitely a good buy at £3.80. there is a slight taste of age but not nine years, tastes more like a 4 year old wine, i think on other better gran reserva wines they might use more mature barrels to store it in giving it a more mature smoked wood flavour. I wish I'd just bought 6 bottles for £22.80 rather than 12 bottles.
#35
dubnuts
Surely things are only worth what people will pay. If you like the wine enough to pay RRP for it, then any saving is good.

My favourite wine is Foustino 1 Rioja which is £13-£15 a bottle in all the supermarkets and rarely gets reduced. I don't buy it very often but if I feel like a special treat I'll pay full price. If its on offer I grab a few bottles.

Its all question of taste. Buy it if you like it.. Nothing is a bargain if you don't actually want it or like it! Better to pay full price for something that you'll enjoy than get 2 at half the price that you wont!

I too love the "Foustino 1 Rioja" but have you tried the Berberana Rioja Reserva @ tesco currently £23 for 6 bottles. this is an excellent wine. the outlaws (wifes family are spanish) say that this is a very good wine for the money and i like it so much i bought 18 bottles of it!!!

check out this link if you are interested Berberana Rioja Reserva @ tesco


Edited By: SoM^VipeR on May 10, 2011 12:01
#36
i enjoyed reading your comments on this thread. it's true that its only worth buying if you like it but surely some wines are more expensive due to their age and the processes it has gone through to make it?

personally, my favourite wine is Penfold's Rawson's Retreat which I rarely buy when not on "offer". Funny thing is it's an Australian wine but the Ozzies won't drink it because they say its cheap plonk! Not so cheap over here though.

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