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#1
Wow! That is a good price for this lovely wine.......one of my favorites! :thumbsup:

Thanks, voted hot
#2
Let's all get drunk at Suze's
#3
warmapplepie
Let's all get drunk at Suze's


:w00t::w00t:
#4
sold out in blackpool tesco extra what a shock with all the wino's in the town makes a change for them from super strength white cider:whistling:
#5
alouise32;1758461
sold out in blackpool tesco extra what a shock with all the wino's in the town makes a change for them from super strength white cider:whistling:

White Lightning? :whistling:
#6
****** just done me online shopping:x

Buy 6 bottles and save another 90p or £2.85 a bottle:)

http://www.tesco.com/winestore/controller.aspx?Bc=0&Btt=hardys+crest&R=6471723&Btk=Descriptors
#7
pluves1
****** just done me online shopping:x

Buy 6 bottles and save another 90p or £2.85 a bottle:)

http://www.tesco.com/winestore/controller.aspx?Bc=0&Btt=hardys+crest&R=6471723&Btk=Descriptors



£2.85 a bottle!!! :thumbsup:
1 Like #8
A good price for Hardys Crest Cab Shiraz, BUT the "was £8.99" is a complete work of fiction on behalf of Tesco. IMHO there is no way this wine was ever sold at £8.99 (except in some dark corner of an obscure store for 28 days in the last 6 months with the intention that it would never sell).

Hardys Crest is a £4 bottle of wine, £3 or less is a very good price so marking hot, but don't kid yourself you are getting an absolute bargain on a quality wine IMHO.

Hardys Crest, like certain Oxford Landings, Jacobs Creek etc. are the wines that are always on special offer, whether its:

£5.99 - 3 for 2.
or
£3.99 half price (reduced for £7.99)
or
£7.99 BOGOF
etc.

Personally this really gets my goat. I hate dishonest pricing and dishonest special offers. I, like many uninformed consumers used to judge wine quality by price, spend £3 on wine, it'll taste rubbish, a £5 wine is a reasonable drinker, £10 and it starts to be a good wine (in a supermarket sence, rather than the Sunday supliment meaning).

A fake price on wine removes the ability to judge the quality without experience or an intimate knowledge of the vinerary, grape, year etc.

Grrr!

Rufus.
#9
RufusA
A good price for Hardys Crest Cab Shiraz, BUT the "was £8.99" is a complete work of fiction on behalf of Tesco. IMHO there is no way this wine was ever sold at £8.99 (except in some dark corner of an obscure store for 28 days in the last 6 months with the intention that it would never sell).

Hardys Crest is a £4 bottle of wine, £3 or less is a very good price so marking hot, but don't kid yourself you are getting an absolute bargain on a quality wine IMHO.

Hardys Crest, like certain Oxford Landings, Jacobs Creek etc. are the wines that are always on special offer, whether its:

£5.99 - 3 for 2.
or
£3.99 half price (reduced for £7.99)
or
£7.99 BOGOF
etc.

Personally this really gets my goat. I hate dishonest pricing and dishonest special offers. I, like many uninformed consumers used to judge wine quality by price, spend £3 on wine, it'll taste rubbish, a £5 wine is a reasonable drinker, £10 and it starts to be a good wine (in a supermarket sence, rather than the Sunday supliment meaning).

A fake price on wine removes the ability to judge the quality without experience or an intimate knowledge of the vinerary, grape, year etc.

Grrr!

Rufus.


Whys everyone so serious :thinking: its Friday night lighten up :thumbsup::-D
#10
RufusA is spot on!!

..and with nearly 1.50 going to our dear Chancellor of the Exchequer that leasve about 1.59 for the supermarket profit margin, the bottle, the label and cork, shipping and finally he wine which in this particular bottle at 3.99/2.85 leaves the wine quality standing at roughly 20 pence per bottle.

Deal then? - I don't think so
rip off?- well certainly at 8.99 it is!
PQR (Price quality ratio) - VERY poor.
#11
Yes; hot one! The crest Shiraz is a great drop of plonk! Have some heat:
#12
I'm with Rufus on this one.

Good post :thumbsup:, a half decent bottle of blonk and hot for the price... BUT... please don't believe the nonesense hype about "was £8.99".
#13
mmmmm this is a nice wine!
#14
It's not just Tesco that do this, it's ALL the supermarkets on off licences with EXACTLY the same wines.

ie it is the suppliers that are responsible for doing this.
#15
RufusA
A good price for Hardys Crest Cab Shiraz, BUT the "was £8.99" is a complete work of fiction on behalf of Tesco. IMHO there is no way this wine was ever sold at £8.99 (except in some dark corner of an obscure store for 28 days in the last 6 months with the intention that it would never sell).

Hardys Crest is a £4 bottle of wine, £3 or less is a very good price so marking hot, but don't kid yourself you are getting an absolute bargain on a quality wine IMHO.

Rufus.


Nice one Rufus 100% spot-on, what a load of rubbish "was £8.99" - they wouldn't sell one bottle at that price !

£3 is good
#16
withabix
It's not just Tesco that do this, it's ALL the supermarkets on off licences with EXACTLY the same wines.

ie it is the suppliers that are responsible for doing this.



Post who else is doing it incase anyone is not near a tesco :)
#17
okaydokey
Post who else is doing it incase anyone is not near a tesco :)


It seems to be done on a rotation - one retailer at a time.
#18
Well said all, I've voted hot, this is a £5 bottle of wine.

These dodgy antics have been going on for ages, especially with the infamous Kumala always half price down to £3.99, personally I wouldn't give it to the cat, let alone pay for it.
#19
Made for the £3 market.
Not a bargain - a regular price.

If you want decent wine shop around at the independents. Don't settle for rubbish.
#20
Voted chilled.
#21
I'm no expert but Hardy's Crest is the absolute bottom of their pile. I've toured one of their vineyards down under and they don't even talk about the Crest range; I think they're embarrassed about it. Anyone who describes this as a 'good' wine obviously hasn't tasted good wine ;-)

Stiil, if you just want to get drunk I'm sure it will do the job :thumbsup:
#22
I am just back from my hols in Oz and believe it or not the cheapest you can buy Hardys, Eaglehawk etc is about $10 which is about £4.60. How the heck do they ship it half way around the world, absorb our high tax and sell it at 2/3 the price!!!
1 Like #23
Jeezeypeeps
I'm no expert but Hardy's Crest is the absolute bottom of their pile. I've toured one of their vineyards down under and they don't even talk about the Crest range; I think they're embarrassed about it. Anyone who describes this as a 'good' wine obviously hasn't tasted good wine ;-)

Stiil, if you just want to get drunk I'm sure it will do the job :thumbsup:


Everones palette is different and just because one person likes this wine does not mean they do not know what a good wine is! For the price I think this is a great wine, personally I much prefer the new world wines to those oak aged, tobaccoey french over priced wines.

Anyway each to their own and if you like it then buy it and if you haven't tried it then it is probably worth having a try at this price and making your own mind up. :thumbsup:
#24
None in Hemel Hempstead branch:x
#25
[QUOTE=paul.sandwell]None in Hemel Hempstead branch:x[/QUOTE Try Berkhamsted branch.
#26
JaseC
Everones palette is different and just because one person likes this wine does not mean they do not know what a good wine is! For the price I think this is a great wine, personally I much prefer the new world wines to those oak aged, tobaccoey french over priced wines.

Anyway each to their own and if you like it then buy it and if you haven't tried it then it is probably worth having a try at this price and making your own mind up. :thumbsup:


Totally agree JaseC, any wine can be a good wine if you like the taste.

deeyup
#27
moeman
I am just back from my hols in Oz and believe it or not the cheapest you can buy Hardys, Eaglehawk etc is about $10 which is about £4.60. How the heck do they ship it half way around the world, absorb our high tax and sell it at 2/3 the price!!!


Because they make the stuff mainly for export.
#28
Always like a bargain - especially when it includes alcohol! LOL!

Voted hot.
banned#29
Asda had little penguin shiraz for 2.70 a bottle recently. Gone back up to 4.50 not but thats not bad and it gets great reviews.
#30
Interesting, Tesco have it here http://www.tesco.com/winestore/controller.aspx?R=9139071&sid=Affiliates&Subcat=Red in the Wine dept @ £17.10 for 6 (£2.85 a bottle) reduced down from £22.74 for 6 ie a saving of 94p a bottle. Much closer to the REAL saving. Ok it is currently out of stock but it does show the £8.99 price to be a con. .I'm in the wine trade this may be of interest to some not least to show people that its no wonder a cheap bottle can leave you feeling rough the next day when whats inside the bottle has only cost a few pennies. Remember this: The taste of a good bottle of wine is remembered long after the price is forgotten
[FONT=Verdana]How does the price breakdown in a bottle of wine?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]The costs associated with making a bottle of wine can vary enormously, and have a profound effect on how the wine will behave once bottled and ultimately drunk. [/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Let's start by looking at the typical costs of a bottle of wine from Australia to see where the money is spent. [/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Retail Price [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£3.00 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£5.00 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£7.00 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£12.00 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£20.00 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£25.00[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Duty* + VAT [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£1.86 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£2.21 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£2.55 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£3.43 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£4.83 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£5.71[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Shipping Costs [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Retail mark-up [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.90 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£1.50 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£2.10 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£3.60 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£6.00 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£7.50[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Winemaking cost [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.04 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£1.09 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£2.15 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£4.77 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£8.97 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£11.59[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]*Duty based on 2007 £1.33/bottle[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]You can see that for a £3 bottle of wine the winemaker has 0.04p to grow the grapes, make and bottle the wine. To produce wines on the scale required to be profitable requires a total focus on costs and producing large volumes of cheap grapes.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]At a retail price of £5 bottle of wine the winemaker receives around £1.17. This is ten times what they might receive for a £3.00 bottle. At around £5 the grower can afford to manage the grapes in the yard to a high standard. Generally the fruit concentration is the big improvement by growing fewer grapes on the vines (low yield). You can usually taste this by the flavours lingering for a while after swallowing the wine and some styles start to become weightier in the mouth. This is a great entry point to start drinking well-made wine.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Between £7 & £12 the wine's concentration continues to improve, but also more flavours start to appear. Either through the use of oak barrels (adding 50p / bottle in costs) to impart toasty vanilla flavours, or perhaps the soil where the grapes are grown has unusual minerals that give the wine a unique flavour. Wines at this price point can benefit by ageing, helping develop more unusual flavours. All these extra flavours are said to add complexity to the wine. [/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Between £12 & £20, greater complexity and concentration are added. The law of diminishing returns is starting to take hold. However the winery will be very well funded and as such in poor years they will have the equipment to help get the most out of the grapes. For example, top châteaux in Bordeaux have reverse osmosis filters that let you to concentrate the fruit even in wet years. They will also have the option to hand pick the grapes, giving careful handling and the ability to select only the best fruit. If poor weather comes at a critical time they will be able to mechanical harvest in a very short time. This means the wine will be of a consistently high standard.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Between £20 & £25 a bottle the winemaker is making £10 profit per bottle. This is normally more then they need to spend on equipment and labour in producing the wine. Some areas where the hype of the wine has forced land prices up so much that this has lead to the wine costing more. Champagne is a classic example, where the incredible cost of the land has pushed the cost of the grapes (that the Champagne houses buy) so high that a £20 bottle is considered a mid price. A similar price on the white scale would be around £7.[/FONT]
#31
deeyup
Totally agree JaseC, any wine can be a good wine if you like the taste.

deeyup


Sorry, but that's absolute nonsense. If you like it, all that means is you like bad wine. Just because you like it, that doesn't make it good :-D
#32
kingy58
Interesting, Tesco have it here http://www.tesco.com/winestore/controller.aspx?R=9139071&sid=Affiliates&Subcat=Red in the Wine dept @ £17.10 for 6 (£2.85 a bottle) reduced down from £22.74 for 6 ie a saving of 94p a bottle. Much closer to the REAL saving. Ok it is currently out of stock but it does show the £8.99 price to be a con. .I'm in the wine trade this may be of interest to some not least to show people that its no wonder a cheap bottle can leave you feeling rough the next day when whats inside the bottle has only cost a few pennies. Remember this: The taste of a good bottle of wine is remembered long after the price is forgotten
[FONT=Verdana]How does the price breakdown in a bottle of wine?[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana]The costs associated with making a bottle of wine can vary enormously, and have a profound effect on how the wine will behave once bottled and ultimately drunk. [/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Let's start by looking at the typical costs of a bottle of wine from Australia to see where the money is spent. [/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Retail Price [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£3.00 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£5.00 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£7.00 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£12.00 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£20.00 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£25.00[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Duty* + VAT [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£1.86 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£2.21 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£2.55 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£3.43 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£4.83 [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£5.71[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Shipping Costs [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.20[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Retail mark-up [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.90 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£1.50 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£2.10 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£3.60 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£6.00 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£7.50[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Winemaking cost [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£0.04 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£1.09 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£2.15 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£4.77 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£8.97 [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£11.59[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]*Duty based on 2007 £1.33/bottle[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]You can see that for a £3 bottle of wine the winemaker has 0.04p to grow the grapes, make and bottle the wine. To produce wines on the scale required to be profitable requires a total focus on costs and producing large volumes of cheap grapes.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]At a retail price of £5 bottle of wine the winemaker receives around £1.17. This is ten times what they might receive for a £3.00 bottle. At around £5 the grower can afford to manage the grapes in the yard to a high standard. Generally the fruit concentration is the big improvement by growing fewer grapes on the vines (low yield). You can usually taste this by the flavours lingering for a while after swallowing the wine and some styles start to become weightier in the mouth. This is a great entry point to start drinking well-made wine.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Between £7 & £12 the wine's concentration continues to improve, but also more flavours start to appear. Either through the use of oak barrels (adding 50p / bottle in costs) to impart toasty vanilla flavours, or perhaps the soil where the grapes are grown has unusual minerals that give the wine a unique flavour. Wines at this price point can benefit by ageing, helping develop more unusual flavours. All these extra flavours are said to add complexity to the wine. [/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Between £12 & £20, greater complexity and concentration are added. The law of diminishing returns is starting to take hold. However the winery will be very well funded and as such in poor years they will have the equipment to help get the most out of the grapes. For example, top châteaux in Bordeaux have reverse osmosis filters that let you to concentrate the fruit even in wet years. They will also have the option to hand pick the grapes, giving careful handling and the ability to select only the best fruit. If poor weather comes at a critical time they will be able to mechanical harvest in a very short time. This means the wine will be of a consistently high standard.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Between £20 & £25 a bottle the winemaker is making £10 profit per bottle. This is normally more then they need to spend on equipment and labour in producing the wine. Some areas where the hype of the wine has forced land prices up so much that this has lead to the wine costing more. Champagne is a classic example, where the incredible cost of the land has pushed the cost of the grapes (that the Champagne houses buy) so high that a £20 bottle is considered a mid price. A similar price on the white scale would be around £7.[/FONT]


:w00t::w00t: this site amazes me its a £3 bottle of wine :p why does it get people upset if you like it you like it and its only £3 :thumbsup: if you don't buy a different bottle duhhhh :whistling:
#33
okaydokey
this site amazes me its a £3 bottle of wine why does it get people upset if you like it you like it and its only £3 if you don't buy a different bottle duhhhh :whistling:


You seem to be the only person who's getting upset :-D Everyone else is just having a discussion, which is what a forum is for :thumbsup:
#34
Jeezeypeeps
You seem to be the only person who's getting upset :-D Everyone else is just having a discussion, which is what a forum is for :thumbsup:


I was actually amused at the discussion over a £3 wine :? sorry glad u enlightened me what the sites for ;-):)
#35
I agree....my wife and I like the wine. We have tried many over the years, both oaked and unoaked, chardonnay, pinot, chablis and their composite grapes and we like the taste of this wine. So, all of you bemoaning the quality, please note thus :

1) you cannot ALWAYS get the wine at £3 (or less) a bottle, indeed, usually the offer is now £4 a bottle with usual price £8 a bottle in tesco, morrisons, waitrose, sainsburys etc.
2) This forum is about geting a bargain - so if 1) above isnt always true can get the wine for £3 a bottle (and it certainly isnt - maybe half price 4 times a year, and once a year at £3) then please refrain yourself from a discussion on one persons taste versus another.

thanks
#36
ps 175 degrees means its a HOT deal - well done OP!
#37
okaydokey;1772411
I was actually amused at the discussion over a £3 wine :? sorry glad u enlightened me what the sites for ;-):)

I and others are just trying to point out that this was never an £8.99 bottle of wine, so consequently, whilst being a cheap bottle at £3 its not the mind-blowing deal it's pretending to be.
#38
Jeezeypeeps
Sorry, but that's absolute nonsense. If you like it, all that means is you like bad wine. Just because you like it, that doesn't make it good :-D


What? and just because some people don't like it it's bad?

You don't understand me.
If person A tastes a wine and likes it,then it's a good wine for them. If person B and person C don't like it, it's a bad wine for them.
I think though that person B and C don't have the right to dictate to person A that they are wrong.

If you think your 15 year old lada is the best car in the world, because you have never driven anything else, then thats fine.
What gives anyone else the right to disagree?

Taste can't be accounted for can it?

Just because some people say it's poor wine, it doesn't make it so for everyone. If "one" loves the taste, then it's a good wine for you is it not?

I really thought the days of elitism and wine snobbery had gone:roll:
#39
renegade_si

1) you cannot ALWAYS get the wine at £3 (or less) a bottle, indeed, usually the offer is now £4 a bottle with usual price £8 a bottle in tesco, morrisons, waitrose, sainsburys etc.
2) This forum is about geting a bargain - so if 1) above isnt always true can get the wine for £3 a bottle (and it certainly isnt - maybe half price 4 times a year, and once a year at £3) then please refrain yourself from a discussion on one persons taste versus another.


Sorry, I have to disagree. For the record, I don't mind Hardy's Crest. At £3, it's a worthwhile Wednesday evening bottle to open just because. Recommended at this price.

However, there is no way that this wine is worth £9. This site is about Bargain but Bargain does mean good quality/price ratio, not just low price. Or I'll post a Piat D'or at £2.50 and claim it's a better bargain just because it's cheaper. False advertising (even though legally they are OK) doesn't make a bargain. Given information about the real value of a posted bargain is IMNSHO a valid discussion subject on this board, be it wine, computers, cars, tv's whatever.

So my opinion and recommendation:
For £3: you will be hard pressed to find a more drinkable full bodied red. Go for it.
For £4: just about worthwhile. Buy or pass depending on mood (is my rack running a bit low ;-)
For £5: not worth buying. There's always offers where you can either get a better wine for a fiver or this one will come down on price.
For £9: Three choices:
1- Run away.
2- Get a seat, sit in the alley close to the wine and wait to see if anyone ever buy it. If someone ever does, be a good Samaritan and educate them in the error of their way
3- Get a seat, sit in the alley close to the wine and wait to see if anyone ever buy it. If someones ever does, film it with your mobile, post the clip on youtube and a link up here for all the rest of us to have a good laugh. :evil:
Note that for option 2 or 3, you risk spending a very very long time in the shop. Choose a 24h opening store and preferably turn up early morning on Monday to maximize your chance of finding a gullible buyer before they kick you out at 22h00 on Saturday.


P.S. Regarding commenting on taste: Anyone claiming the Piat D'Or is a good wine knows nothing about wine. That is not matter to discussion, sorry. There's a limit!
P.P.S.: More seriously, IIRC, Tesco Wines before Christmas had Penfold Bin 28 Shiraz for £30 a case (£5 a bottle). That is a much better wine. But then, even at that rare discounted price, it's 67% more expensive than this offer so not directly comparable so that doesn't make this offer a bad one. But it's a wine that is worth it's £10-ish regular price and is rarely discounted. It's also an Australian Shiraz so if its a style one likes, it might be worth using for a little direct tasting between two Australian Shiraz, one in the £5 range, the other in the £10. Maybe more comparable would be Bin 389 which is also a mixed Cabernet Shiraz, but that's even more expensive. IMO, both are better than this and I'd disagree with anyone that say otherwise, don't care for political correctness. However, I'd have no problem with someone saying that they are not worth 3x - 6x the price.
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deeyup
If you think your 15 year old lada is the best car in the world, because you have never driven anything else, then thats fine.
What gives anyone else the right to disagree?


That's fine for you. If you are happy with your Lada in your blissful ignorance, then fine. However, if you come on this board and say that a Bargain second hand 15 year old Lada for £500 reduced from £6000 is a bargain and a GREAT car, then others have the right to point out that the Lada is a bad car and that it is not recommended.

deeyup
I really thought the days of elitism and wine snobbery had gone:roll:


Bah! On one hand you have elitism and telling peoples what to do. On the other hand, you have mediocrity and telling peoples what not to do. Is that really an improvement?

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