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    Can someone recommend a red wine please?

    Hi,
    I want to buy a bottle of red wine for someone but as I don't drink at all, I wonder if someone would be so kind as to recommend a decent bottle within the £10 range if possible?
    Thanks

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    Trivento Malbec is decent , about £8 in tesco/asda .. Was £5.99 in B&M dunno if still is .

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    plodging

    Trivento Malbec is decent , about £8 in tesco/asda .. Was £5.99 in B&M d … Trivento Malbec is decent , about £8 in tesco/asda .. Was £5.99 in B&M dunno if still is .


    Thanks I'll make a note of that and have a look

    plodging

    Trivento Malbec is decent , about £8 in tesco/asda .. Was £5.99 in B&M d … Trivento Malbec is decent , about £8 in tesco/asda .. Was £5.99 in B&M dunno if still is .



    average at best

    shywallflower

    Thanks I'll make a note of that and have a look


    They do a gold reserve version at £15 .. Make sure you don't pick that up by mistake

    cossy3

    average at best


    Cool recommend better .. Always on the look out . Trivento Malbec scored 95/100 with Decanter and was awarded gold by iwsc. But open to suggestions .
    Edited by: "plodging" 8th Feb

    Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante DOCGvery good wine £5.25 @ Lidl 750ml

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    plodging

    They do a gold reserve version at £15 .. Make sure you don't pick that up … They do a gold reserve version at £15 .. Make sure you don't pick that up by mistake


    Good tip thanks

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    jaguar2100

    Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante DOCGvery good wine £5.25 @ Lidl 750ml


    Never thought of Lidl, thanks

    jaguar2100

    Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante DOCGvery good wine £5.25 @ Lidl 750ml


    Red ?

    La Moneda reserva Malbec from asda won best in show last year at Decanter event and a platinum award... That's well under a tenner too.

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    plodging

    Red ?


    I never even noticed that, I'm not sure she likes white wine.

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    plodging

    La Moneda reserva Malbec from asda won best in show last year at Decanter … La Moneda reserva Malbec from asda won best in show last year at Decanter event and a platinum award... That's well under a tenner too.


    Thanks, I'll check that one out too. It was just that I once heard someone say some red wines taste like vinegar? (Im guessing this is the very cheap ones?) Didn't want to insult her with one that tastes vile. Thanks again

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    shywallflower

    Thanks, I'll check that one out too. It was just that I once heard … Thanks, I'll check that one out too. It was just that I once heard someone say some red wines taste like vinegar? (Im guessing this is the very cheap ones?) Didn't want to insult her with one that tastes vile. Thanks again


    Just checked, and on Asda's website it says £5.98 so I'm gonna go for that one. If she doesn't like it, I'll point in your direction and she can take it up with you!:D Thanks for all of your help, have a lovely afternoon

    A middle of the road Pinot noir is an easy drinking red , depends on her tastes .

    shywallflower

    Just checked, and on Asda's website it says £5.98 so I'm gonna go for … Just checked, and on Asda's website it says £5.98 so I'm gonna go for that one. If she doesn't like it, I'll point in your direction and she can take it up with you!:D Thanks for all of your help, have a lovely afternoon


    Was about £4.50 before it won the awards lol

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    plodging

    A middle of the road Pinot noir is an easy drinking red , depends on her … A middle of the road Pinot noir is an easy drinking red , depends on her tastes .


    I know, I understand it depends on the individual's taste, I'm sure that it'll be fine. Thanks
    Edited by: "shywallflower" 8th Feb

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    plodging

    Was about £4.50 before it won the awards lol


    Well it's obviously gone up in the world since then X)

    http://www.lidl.co.uk/statics/lidl-uk/ds_img/assets/cotedebeaune_Red_Right_03.jpg

    casillero del diablo cabernet sauvignon = £6.50 at tescos just now

    I like and keep coming back to this. I'm not a big drinker and when I try something else (usually end up picking up vinegary ones) I always come back to this.
    Edited by: "tyrswoe" 8th Feb

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    getmeone


    Thank you so much for your reply

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    tyrswoe

    casillero del diablo cabernet sauvignon = £6.50 at tescos just nowI like … casillero del diablo cabernet sauvignon = £6.50 at tescos just nowI like and keep coming back to this. I'm not a big drinker and when I try something else (usually end up picking up vinegary ones) I always come back to this.


    Thanks. That's why I asked for advice, I didn't want to choose one which tasted "vinegary"

    getmeone



    This would be my choice.
    I'm female.
    And like red wine.

    Hope that helps X)

    tyrswoe

    casillero del diablo cabernet sauvignon = £6.50 at tescos just nowI like … casillero del diablo cabernet sauvignon = £6.50 at tescos just nowI like and keep coming back to this. I'm not a big drinker and when I try something else (usually end up picking up vinegary ones) I always come back to this.



    It's ok but not special, it's a good easy drinking wine but if he's got a tenner to spend personally I'd go for something a bit better like the suggestion above from Lidl.

    I'd probably go French or Chillean, but would sway more towards French.

    Don't go too heavy, so no Riojas etc.

    Cab sav is a good call for an easy drinking wine that works as an aperitif as well as to accompany food, but I find it can be a little lacking at times.

    Malbec is also a good call, there are some good Malbecs around at the moment.

    I'd be tempted to look at a Cotes du Rhone if that lidl one isn't available.

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    sicklysweet

    This would be my choice. I'm female. And like red wine. Hope that helps X)


    Brill, thanks for taking the time to reply

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    sicklysweet

    It's ok but not special, it's a good easy drinking wine but if he's got a … It's ok but not special, it's a good easy drinking wine but if he's got a tenner to spend personally I'd go for something a bit better like the suggestion above from Lidl. I'd probably go French or Chillean, but would sway more towards French. Don't go too heavy, so no Riojas etc. Cab sav is a good call for an easy drinking wine that works as an aperitif as well as to accompany food, but I find it can be a little lacking at times.Malbec is also a good call, there are some good Malbecs around at the moment. I'd be tempted to look at a Cotes du Rhone if that lidl one isn't available.


    You lost me at "it's ok"!!!! I really appreciate your input and it sounds like you really know what you're talking about. Thank you so much for your time.:D

    Definitely Turner Road Merlot Reserve.. currently on offer at Morrisons £5

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    Bevnewcastle

    Definitely Turner Road Merlot Reserve.. currently on offer at Morrisons £5


    That sounds like a good offer thank you so much

    Wine is very personal.

    I'd always go with Pinot Noir as the best grape in general. most things £10+ will be nice. Burgundy as the lidl suggestion or lots of good from New Zealand/ california.

    You will get a good deal in Lidls.

    Hardy's Stamp Cabernet Merlot 2016 - love good red wine though do not drink much. Just got a bottle of that from a friend and it was truly worth drinking.
    Will consider stocking up actually. Its one with a purple lable design.
    calaiswine.co.uk/med…jpg

    Also you could not go wrong with Merlot from Gallo Family Vinyards, if you want it not too dry and watery ;-)

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    mas99

    Wine is very personal.I'd always go with Pinot Noir as the best grape in … Wine is very personal.I'd always go with Pinot Noir as the best grape in general. most things £10+ will be nice. Burgundy as the lidl suggestion or lots of good from New Zealand/ california.


    Thank you for your help

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    dereklogan7

    You will get a good deal in Lidls.


    Lidl seems very popular, thanks

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    wised_up

    Hardy's Stamp Cabernet Merlot 2016 - love good red wine though do not … Hardy's Stamp Cabernet Merlot 2016 - love good red wine though do not drink much. Just got a bottle of that from a friend and it was truly worth drinking.Will consider stocking up actually. Its one with a purple lable design.https://www.calaiswine.co.uk/media/catalog/product/h/a/hardys-stamp-cabsauv_merlot_750.jpgAlso you could not go wrong with Merlot from Gallo Family Vinyards, if you want it not too dry and watery ;-)


    Thanks for your help, I couldn't use the links but thanks for taking the time, I'll find it:D
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