Sounds like something I'd say (because it's true) but you can also get really good wine for under a tenner. We buy our "everyday wine" (yes we call it that) from Booths where you actually get more than the usual same old stuff and have an opportunity to drink around a bit more. Our more expensive stuff we only get mail order. The advantage of drinking a 5/6/7 quid bottle is that when you then open the £30 bottle you can instantly see where your money went.Gibbon wrote:I'm sure I've discussed this on here before, possibly with Ethiaa or Blackbat. Whoever it was told me that a £40 bottle of wine knocks the shit out of a £6 supermarket wine...which may well be true.
Fortunately my palate doesn't seem to give a shit and thinks a £5.99 bottle of Merlot from lidl is ambrosia.
I'm the same with coffee, cheap instant is gorgeous, expensive filtered coffee leaves me cold. I'm a cheap date.
By the way, I ran a cheese and wine evening the other night - 9 wines with 9 matched cheeses. All bought from Booths and in the "reasonable" band (ie nothing over £15 other than the bottle of champagne). The cheese actually cost more. You just need tasting notes off the web for both and you have an instant middle aged middle class drinking game.