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Bottles of red wine only £1.87 each - white £2.06 - drinkable and cheap @ Sainsburys
Bottles of red wine only £1.87 each - white £2.06 - drinkable and cheap @ Sainsburys

Bottles of red wine only £1.87 each - white £2.06 - drinkable and cheap @ Sainsburys

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Already posted at 25% off but most of the wines have been put up in price. However, Sainsbury's have reduced the price of their red "Basics" wine to £2.49 per bottle AND it's included in their 25% off if you buy six or more (online and instore). This makes it £1.87 per bottle (£2.06 for white and £2.16 for rosé as this is a bit more expensive).

Excise duty and VAT on each bottle is £2.06 so Sainsburys are very kindly paying 19p to the government for each bottle you buy :-).

Let's face it, the wine is no Petrus, but it's certainly very easy to drink and has a pleasant fruity taste. Cheers!

39 Comments

No sure I'd drink it but still a good price for cooking with

forest2002

No sure I'd drink it but still a good price for cooking with



Why would you cook with a wine you wouldn't drink??

Sainsburys' don't normally put their name to anything that isn't any good so just drink it! Unless of course you're snobbish about your wine?

jonincov

Why would you cook with a wine you wouldn't drink??



I understand your point, however I wouldn't cook with a £10-£15 bottle of wine (I don't have the cash), and likewise I wouldn't drink a £2 bottle of wine. History has taught me you need to spend a little bit more for a decent bottle to sit and drink. Not being snobbish just personal taste.

be good for mulled wine, or if you are feeling more summery sangria

Sainsbury's is going down market if they are catering for alcoholic tramps! lol

Might be good for putting in the cooking? (I'm thinking the bolognese sauce)

jonincov

Why would you cook with a wine you wouldn't drink??


You might put vinegar in cooking but that doesn't mean you'd drink it.

simon1966

Sainsbury's is going down market if they are catering for alcoholic … Sainsbury's is going down market if they are catering for alcoholic tramps! lol



are they?

what % vol is it? 13 or more and I might be interested

Suedo

Sainsburys' don't normally put their name to anything that isn't any good … Sainsburys' don't normally put their name to anything that isn't any good so just drink it! Unless of course you're snobbish about your wine?


Have you tried their value scones - yuk!!!!

Sainburys are like co -op a rip off , but wine i'd give a try at that price

Suedo

Sainsburys' don't normally put their name to anything that isn't any good … Sainsburys' don't normally put their name to anything that isn't any good so just drink it! Unless of course you're snobbish about your wine?



Hey, I'm a student and even I wouldn't drink that crap :P

pyr0lol

Hey, I'm a student and even I wouldn't drink that crap :P



Student with a closed mind - fail!

I never understand why people think that price determines the quality of something. It's very easy to buy a bottle of wine in France for just a Euro which tastes fine and works well in cooking - why would this be any different.

I would drink this if there was a Sainsburys near me,,, seeing as im an alcoholic!!

localshop

what % vol is it? 13 or more and I might be interested



It's 11%. It really doesn't taste like any other wine I've tried and feels more like it's been made up from some fruit squash, sugar and an unknowable booze. I'm a tight fisted boozehound and know that going up to the £2.99 level is a choice well made.

Besford

Student with a closed mind - fail!



A student who is not a massive booze hoover and actually has a discerning palette is something to respect. Well done pyr0lol - your first class degree with honours is on its way to you in the post.

forest2002

I understand your point, however I wouldn't cook with a £10-£15 bottle of … I understand your point, however I wouldn't cook with a £10-£15 bottle of wine .....



You don't have to cook with a £10+ bottle, but it does at the very least have to be drinkable - I am sure that is all jonincov is saying. There's no point in adding something to food that gives it an unpleasant flavour.

PSmith222

You might put vinegar in cooking but that doesn't mean you'd drink it.


bigsky

You don't have to cook with a £10+ bottle, but it does at the very least … You don't have to cook with a £10+ bottle, but it does at the very least have to be drinkable - I am sure that is all jonincov is saying. There's no point in adding something to food that gives it an unpleasant flavour.



Vinegar is used sparingly when you cook, more as a seasoning than anything else, whereas wine is often used as a principal flavour, so that's not the most compelling argument really. Putting unpleasant wine in food will make it taste unpleasant, and you don't have to spend £10-15, lots of decent stuff in various 3 for £10 deals.....

yellowplum

I never understand why people think that price determines the quality of … I never understand why people think that price determines the quality of something. It's very easy to buy a bottle of wine in France for just a Euro which tastes fine and works well in cooking - why would this be any different.



Price does have a massive impact on the quality of wine you can buy in this country though.
The VAT and Excise takes up a large chuink of teh first few pounds on every bottle so if you are paying £2.50 as someone has posted above that doesn't leave much (anything?) for the wine itself

Wine is taxed very differently in France so not a valid comparison

The difference between a £3 and £6 RRP bottle of wine is generally pretty huge and more so than say a £10 and £20 bottle of wine

Obviously if the wine isn't to your taste the price is irrelevant but generally very low budget wines will taste like very low budget wines and will also be full of chemicals 9as someone mentioned above this will not taste like wine as you know it!)

Not voted on this one as a cheaper crap product is still a cheap crap prioduct

Where are all the acholics on this thread... oh on park benches and can't afford the internet fee's to be on hotukdeals... otherwise this would be alot hotter. I will almost drink anything... tempted as the last time I bought cheap wine from france (80p a bottle) it tasted crap, left it open a day and it was fine... wonder if that would work with this....

bet its get rubbish legs!

looks great to me, cooking or drinking!
I think that if you're drinking this needs to be your third bottle, so you won't notice.
I think that if you're cooking, this needs to be a good beefy red wine thing.

Has anyone actually tasted it - bit daft commenting if not

bergy2

Has anyone actually tasted it - bit daft commenting if not



Taste is of no relevance to the people that are voting this hot!

Love both of these. The white is sweet Spanish which is a type that seems to be hard to find and is also suitable for vegans. The red is easily drinkable. Obviously if you have more refined taste these won't appeal, but I've tried all the more expensive ones over the years and still prefer these. Price doesn't hurt either.

It's sad to think people actually lower themselves to drink this stuff rather than forking out the extra £2-£3 for a proper bottle of wine.

Maybe we should all buy a bottle and then pass judgement?

Any good cheese deals to compliment this?

ianjohnwilliams

Maybe we should all buy a bottle and then pass judgement?Any good cheese … Maybe we should all buy a bottle and then pass judgement?Any good cheese deals to compliment this?



I think Sainsburys have Cheesestrings on offer.

yellowplum

I never understand why people think that price determines the quality of … I never understand why people think that price determines the quality of something. It's very easy to buy a bottle of wine in France for just a Euro which tastes fine and works well in cooking - why would this be any different.



In UK, you do get what you pay for with wine on the whole. Yes, you can get cheap drinkable wine on the continent, but in my experience those wines don't travel well. Even then, I don't think the 1euro bottles are good for drinking.

As someone else said, maybe good for fruit punch in summer?

You can pay a lot for a bottle and find it horrible and you can pay a little and find it nice. If you try it and like it you got a bargain, buy some more. If you buy it and don't like it, you only wasted a couple o quid. ;-)

tony_s1

I think Sainsburys have Cheesestrings on offer.



Yes, but are they from the 'Basics' range?

jonincov

Vinegar is used sparingly when you cook, more as a seasoning than … Vinegar is used sparingly when you cook, more as a seasoning than anything else, whereas wine is often used as a principal flavour, so that's not the most compelling argument really. Putting unpleasant wine in food will make it taste unpleasant, and you don't have to spend £10-15, lots of decent stuff in various 3 for £10 deals.....


When I cook beef I usually put a £10 bottle of wine in that's been reduced to about £5. The tax on a bottle of wine is about £1.20 then there is VAT, the price of a bottle, transport and profit. So the real value of contents of the Basics wine must be about 20p. It's probably not something I'd even try in cooking,

Hot from me , I would never be able to afford Petrus --even if they sold it at Sainsburys --I think their top whack stuff is about 10-15 quid , although one resides in the heathen wastelands of the West Midlands , perchance our more affluent and esteemed peers from the noble South could enlighten the feebleminded and degraded oafs from north of the Watford gap .
I blame 'Come dine with me'

JoeBeesley

Hot from me , I would never be able to afford Petrus --even if they … Hot from me , I would never be able to afford Petrus --even if they sold it at Sainsburys --I think their top whack stuff is about 10-15 quid , although one resides in the heathen wastelands of the West Midlands , perchance our more affluent and esteemed peers from the noble South could enlighten the feebleminded and degraded oafs from north of the Watford gap .I blame 'Come dine with me'



As I recall from the odd occasion that I have seen it, 'Come dine with me' always seems to feature people from north of the Watford Gap who drink Brown Ale with their meal. Anyone who really knows anything about wine wouldn't be buying it from Sainsburys, or any of their close competitors. (_;)

tony_s1

Anyone who really knows anything about wine wouldn't be buying it from … Anyone who really knows anything about wine wouldn't be buying it from Sainsburys, or any of their close competitors. (_;)



Rubbish. There's some good wine in most supermarkets. Occasionally there's great wine too. What they have achieved is to make a range of wines easily accessible and affordable for most people.

However walking up to the wine aisle and picking any old bottle based on price and the prettiness of the label may sometimes lead to disappointment. It's definitely worth reading some reviews and getting some expert advice if you are a novice.

Visiting a proper independent wine merchant is a great experience and taking part in tutored tastings can be really interesting. But most of these places will have a minimum order of 12 bottles so not everyone can afford it.

bigsky

Rubbish. There's some good wine in most supermarkets. Occasionally … Rubbish. There's some good wine in most supermarkets. Occasionally there's great wine too. What they have achieved is to make a range of wines easily accessible and affordable for most people.However walking up to the wine aisle and picking any old bottle based on price and the prettiness of the label may sometimes lead to disappointment. It's definitely worth reading some reviews and getting some expert advice if you are a novice.Visiting a proper independent wine merchant is a great experience and taking part in tutored tastings can be really interesting. But most of these places will have a minimum order of 12 bottles so not everyone can afford it.



Its fair to say this isn't one of them though to avoid confusion. Agree with your other comments though

after all the negative comments i didn't have the courage to purchase any.

morrison have currently got a 25% off wines offer but i haven't got time to investigate what they've got in store.

perhaps another poster will post the offer in its entirety.

there's also a `taste the difference` promotion (leaflets in store apparently) which should apply to the wines whereby if i doesn't enjoy a product one can have the cost refunded but i bet it's a real palaver involving snail mail to get the money back.

morrisons.co.uk/Foo…ne/
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