I just wanted to put up this topic as I just wanted to gauge opinions on some of the supermarket wines, currently (and partly due to this community) I have looked to shift my spending up a bit and bought a few more expensive wines at between £8 - £10. The wines I had did make me think about the wine and they were very enjoyable (listed below for an example) but I must be honest that we do sometimes buy some everyday drinking wines form supermarkets - I think its mainly due to being in a ‘buying mood’ whilst going round the supermarket so you simply add a bottle of two to the basket. I have however come across a few bargains, managed to pick up some Aglianico Del Vulture (DOCG) wine for I think £5 a bottle as part of a Sainsbury ‘Taste the difference’ range. My WSET training really did help with picking out that wine as I knew I enjoyed that grape and being DOCG for a fiver I wasn’t complaining - the wine itself was really quite good.
I think for us we usually look for wine that we know has been more expensive in the past or recognise the producer and then only really buy it when its down in price and we would only really look to buy supermarket wine for everyday drinking. I have however noticed that Waitrose cellar sometimes has a fine wine event and I have clocked that they usually drop the price of Chateau Musar - they are usually around £1-£2 more expensive than us but sometimes the offer brings the price down slightly below The Wine Society but I believe you have to buy multiple bottles.
Just wondering of what everyone thought of supermarket wines - do they have their place? Any hidden gems discovered?
Here are the 2 wines I enjoyed a couple of weekends ago: