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Botham Wines


#1

I recently noticed Waitrose are selling these. A “76 Series Chardonnay” and an “80 Series Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon”. Currently 25% off at £7.99.

Has anybody tried them?


#2

Wouldn’t try the wines of a bigoted old Brexiter if you paid me :slight_smile:


#3

Shame he’s old and bigoted as well. If he was just a brexiteer i would bought 10 cases of each.:grin:


#4

@suiko - using ‘old’ as an insult is something you’ll find less acceptable as the years go by


#5

Celebrity wines are rarely worth the money asked. Apart from Sam Neill in NZ, the rest are merely financial vehicles. There are better wines elsewhere!


#6

What about Michael Seresin?

Is he a celebrity winemaker or just multi-talented?

Given that many (more?) people would know him as a director rather than a winemaker I’d go with celebrity…


#7

I’m old myself. It’s only derogatory in the context of the other adjective and the noun :slight_smile:


#8

I bought the 76 Chardonnay on Saturday just out of interest and at £7.99 it was ok but nothing to shout about. Run of the mill stuff.


#9

Regardless of his age and views his wines are mediocre.


#10

I wonder how much this is attaching a well known name to a wine rather than being actively involved in the wine making and blending etc.


#11


An interesting interview with Mr Botham about his wines.