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M&S Crazy wine bargains


#1

Last night I popped into my local M&S and came home with 6 bottles of Chateau Filhot Sauternes at The quite frankly ridiculous price of £10.50 each! That was a reduced to clear price from £33! I know they’ve unfortunately given up on stocking true fine wine but at least the benefit is buying good wine at below cost prices!


#2

The only deal my big M&S had last Friday was Puligny Monrachet 1er Chalumeaux from about £50 to £10 but someone had already cleared the shelf!

I’ve seen some other good deals posted online but suspect they’re long gone.

5 years ago they had a dedicated wine specialist and so many exciting and interesting bottles, why the move to boring and cheap again I wonder?


#3

It is such a shame. It was nice to get interesting wines from a High Street retailer.


#4

If by ‘Fine Wine’ we mean French wine, than I agree - the selection is rather dire. But I, for one, still go there for the odd tale of the unexpected.

They are good at bringing lesser known varietals/styles - Treixadura, Georgian orange wine and Oregon PG come to mind- and for countries other than France, do sometimes stock some interesting ones (Castro Martin Albariño, or Pisano Tannat, for example).

I think as wine enthusiasts perhaps we pass these by, as we’re used to more choice and quality from specialist merchants, but for the more ‘regular’ drinker, coming by a Tannat, or Marsanne from Cave de Tain, or Georgian orange wine might be a real venture outside of the comfort zone. That’s a good thing in my book :+1::wine_glass:


#5

They were being more adventurous and carrying some good American wine but now that seems to have died away.


#6

This is exactly what I meant with my comment above, I bought all of these 5 years ago (they had 3 Marsanne’s on the shelf at one point) and ksara, ka, recanti etc. I was loving the selection at the time. They also had a dedicated member of staff who knew the regulars and would make suggestions.

Just swung by and apart from 4 or 5 (boring) French wines at the £30 mark everything else is mass produced £6 stuff. All the above haven’t been seen for a couple of years.

Such a shame, and I’m really jealous if your store still has all the diverse stuff!


#7

Just back from holibobs and headed for some groceries…must admit, the wines on offer in one of the MK stores were totally underwhelming and stayed on the shelf


#8

I really enjoyed that Sauternes at the last give-away earlier this year. It’s rather delicious and at that price, can’t be ignored.
Recently, I’ve been buying the odd bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvee at our local - £28 down from, I think, £42. They seem to have plenty left as the shelf keeps getting re-stocked…


#9

Mags of lurton margaux £19 and castle brook a tenner


#10

Some Corton 2014 at £29 a bottle in my local branch.


#11

That’s just ridiculous!


#12

It had been there a while at £66. I kept an eye on it as M&S is an odd place for it, didn’t sell at that price. I have no need for Pinot Noir, but thought it too much to miss so got a single bottle.


#13

Also some Corton at £29 on the shelves of the Bristol city centre M&S. Picked up one bottle (mandatory) but three left.


#14

That’s were I saw it!


#15

Is it “just a Corton” or is it the Hospices de Beaune Corton Grand Cru 2014?


#16

It isn’t the Hospices version


#17

Maison du Tastelune


#18

I worry if it’s just been sat in heat and direct light for to long with some of these that clearly didn’t sell. I know you’d get a refund no problems bit still disappointing.


#19

I think that’s Potel’s nom de plume when supplying supermarkets … I think.


#20

You’re correct. Potel is involved.