When I’ve tasted Barefoot in the past - a glass of Merlot in one of the local pubs - I found it depressingly plonk and very sweet.
This was outside Marks & Spencer in St Albans this afternoon,
On the trays they had Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec. The savvie was dry, not as crisp and gooseberry sharp as I prefer but better then many insipid savvies I’ve had in pubs. The Malbec wasn’t bad, fruit without jammy sweetness I associate with Barefoot.
One could taste any wine they had in the van. The only other red was a Shiraz and I was pleasantly surprised in that it was noticeably dry with tannins.
Would I rush out now and buy a bottle of Barefoot? Do I want TWS to list Barefoot? No and no, but I’m much more pleasantly disposed to them than I was before the tasting, and if there were a glass of Barefoot Shiraz in a pub I’d go for it, if only to taste it properly in a glass.
Horrible little plastic beakers of course; but I did score a pair of Barefoot branded sunglasses!