Well, my mother ran out of white wine a couple of days ago. This is the only wine she drinks, so out of curiosity she opened a red that she had knocking around, to see if it might be okay in these times of compromise. She poured herself “a glass”, took a sip and decided she couldn’t stomach it - not because it was bad per se, but because it was red. She told me the story yesterday, leaving the bottle on my doorstep for us to finish.
Now, if you weren’t sure you’d like something, you might only pour a really really small glass at first, just to see…? Let’s just say that the bottle was missing a third when I picked it up yesterday.
Anyhoo, it’s this, which I believe is a Lidl brand:
Yes, checked and the internet says it’s £4.99 from Lidl.
And you know what, it’s not half bad. To this nose, it’s a Mendoza malbec - all blueberries and violets and puppy fat, and I’m always impressed to find a wine for a fiver that actually tastes like it’s meant to, when so often they taste like Anything made by Anyone from Anywhere.
So there we are, fair play Lidl
And my mum’s online supermarket order arrived this morning, replete with white wine, so it’s a happy ending all round