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 Post subject: Aldi wine now online
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:16 pm 
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Aldi have joined the competition for online wine retailers with their wine site
https://www.aldi.co.uk/wines/

My first impressions of the layout/format aren't all that, having viewed it on my phone and everything seems to be available in batches of 6s like tesco & M&S.
I prefer waitrose and asda's single bottle, make your own case approach myself


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 Post subject: Re: Aldi wine now online
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:34 am 
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Ooh goody. A lot more time & skill needed for mix-your own.

Cava at £4 !!!! and Champers at £11 and free d/y. Nice.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:31 am 
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A very quick scan of France and without tasting, this appears to be particularly well priced given all the usual attributes.
https://www.aldi.co.uk/ch-cure-bourse-2 ... 0012279200

I wonder why they set the price rather low ? Verging on the to good to be true . . . . .

No research done yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Aldi wine now online
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:33 pm 
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I opened a bottle of this last night-
https://www.aldi.co.uk/exquisite-clare- ... 0016196300

Very impressed, clean and fresh tasting, no great depth but very fresh and enjoyable, will certainly buy again.

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 Post subject: Re: Aldi wine now online
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:01 pm 
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GK wrote:
I opened a bottle of this last night-
exquisite-clare-valley-riesling

Very impressed, clean and fresh tasting, no great depth but very fresh and enjoyable, will certainly buy again.


GK, thanks for this, you know your Riesling, and that is a confident statement, and for £6.99, its got to be done. I will get in there soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Aldi wine now online
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:43 am 
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Indeed, sounds promising coming from GK. definitely one to watch out for
While I have a couple of Aldis within a 3 mile radius, they tend to be off route so I rarely get to stop by for a look however a new store is being built in closer proximity this year so I should be able to pay them more of a visit in future


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 Post subject: Re: Aldi wine now online
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:53 pm 
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How much petrol GK ?

None, a touch, quite a lot, Arggghhh ???

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:22 pm 
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Yeah, I meant to ask that exact question. I've got a few Clare valley Rieslings and I'm not a massive fan of too heavy petrol note which seems to often be the case
The Jacobs creek reserve Riesling had a pretty decent balance in the last one I had. I'm holding on to my remaining bottles to see if there's an evolution process


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 Post subject: Re: Aldi wine now online
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:59 pm 
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I'd class this as unleaded-light, easy on the petrol. If fact, it reminded me of the best unoaked chardonnay Ive had in the past. I'm not sure if this is a keeper tho.

I'd be surprised if any of you find it disappointing.

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 Post subject: Re: Aldi wine now online
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Got one now, and a Gavi from the new store in Clevedon. Seems to have caused the demise of (the quite recent) Morrison's.

Will The 'L' word have to go online in competition as well now ?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:18 pm 
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Well they have one in Germany: http://www.lidl.de/de/weine/c10174
....So let's hope so (some of the prices in Germany are pretty darned decent, shame they don't ship here)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:29 pm 
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Ooh ! no ! Disappointed we are, yes.

I could run my motorbike on this. If that's lite. I'm a dutchman. Juuuuust drinkable. Won't buy again.

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 Post subject: Re: Aldi wine now online
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Bacchus wrote:
Ooh ! no ! Disappointed we are, yes.

I could run my motorbike on this. If that's lite. I'm a dutchman. Juuuuust drinkable. Won't buy again.


Je bent een idioot.

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Day 2 with a bit of oxydisation renders this (to me) undrinkable. Went down the sink.

I have a weird taste. All reds are horrid, and anything with a vinegar base is disgusting. Curry starts at worcestershire sauce etc. Ho hum.

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 Post subject: Re: Aldi wine now online
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:shock: Dutchman: FOEI !
Life is too short for cheap alcohol.......
Baron Lafitte once said "le saloprix pas cher est trop cher pour ma vie" ("cheap rubbish is too expensive for my life")

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