Thanks for the heads up Leah, I will get myself down to lidl first thing in the morning. A good excuse to ge a pastry for breakfast
I always find they reduce them down from about £14.99 to £7.99 and then eventually this !! I’ve cleared the shelf
Unfortunately there was no Vidal on sale but I did pick up a couple of bottle of the 2013 Potensac for £12, not a great vintage but I’m sure with some time in bottle a decent price for good claret. They seem to have random bottles appear every now and again, Thursdays seem to be the day random things are on the shelves
Tried two shops today and brussels Just realised my big mistake following @JamesF post. Maybe thats why the guy in Lidl thought I had lost it.
my first visit to a Lidl…rooky error…this shop opened since Christmas and I’m assuming this was a festive line ?
its only an assumption…and I regauraly make and assumption of myself !
Had another read of the read and I think they were available yesterday, presumably stock left from Christmas reduced to clear.
Nearest Lidl is in Luton, so I took bus there (50 mins each way) and there was no sign of them, or even the claret that @Fraserbear managed to bag.
That Pillitteri ice wine is lovely stuff, even at the £14.99 I bought it at in January (and at £14.99 it must be cheaper than the winery sells it at, ’ cos ice wine is mega expensive in Ontario.)
Those that got it at £3.99 - well done! But it’s a special occasion wine even tho’ you paid peanuts.
Feudi di San Gregorio Albente Falanghina £7.99, listed at about £11 elsewhere. Good producer, worth having a look for.
I’ve been looking for a while for a Malaga Moscatel- having tried some in Spain before and loved it- but haven’t really come across it in the UK (or maybe I don’t know where to look?!)…
Lo and behold- Lidl is selling one as part of their wine tour, which got very good reviews in Decanter.
Rushed to my local Lidl- but there were none. I spent what seems ages scanning the shelves over and over again, and there - behind some of their bog standard Aussie Shiraz, was a little shy bottle with my name on it. Last one in the shop! Can’t wait to give this one a go in due course…!
Also spotted this red by Feudi di San Gregorio
Same price £7.99, an Aglianico, guess its their entry level red, but am confident. I’ve bought a bottle of that Malaga as well. I didn’t really need any more sweet stuff, but that seemed too good to miss.
Ah! Another Lidl pilgrimage is on the cards, then!
Hmmm… TWS have a Paarl Cinsaut from Fairview, but that’s a trifle more expensive.
Does the Purple Heron have any makers details on it? Is there a Wine & Spirit Board sticker on the neck - or is it bulk shipped?
Looking at the bottle - it does, indeed, have the Wine and Spirit Board sticker, and the Producer is Perdeberg Wines. Bottled in the Paarl valley.
Btw, Peter, I think this is the equivalent from the winery (tasting notes are identical):
Perdeberg are a reliable cellar. 80 Rand retail price at cellar door including 15% VAT converts to about £4.25, take off VAT, ship to UK, add UK wine tax and 20% VAT, and £7.99 seems reasonable.
Shame about the ghastly name Lidl have put on it.
(TWS Fairview Cinsaut is 105 Rand at cellar door, converts to £5.50, say £1.25 more expensive than the Perdeberg, and is almost £6 more expensive at TWS than the Lidl)
Apparently, the purple heron is commonly seen around their vineyards. Either that, or it’s a nice story.
Shetland Reel Filska Gin for £24.99, one of our favourites. Lots of other nice gins as well in our local Lidl.
I saw this the other day and wondered about it … Looks like I’ll need to buy and taste for myself