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KitKat

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Heads up on a good Rioja
« on: November 29, 2015, 05:46:49 pm »
Bought a couple of bottles of this the other day as recommended by the wine buyer for waitrose and trust me it's good, very good, so went back today and bought a couple of cases while it's still on offer. (The offer ends on Tuesday)

http://s7e5a.scene7.com/is/image/waitrose/CellarProductPodSingleBottle/830626_a_waitrose-ipw-crianza-rioja-vina-lorea-830626?


                                                                                             
Waitrose Crianza Rioja Vina Lorea
This Rioja is made by Cune, in Partnership with Waitrose
IWSCmedal:Bronze
25% Off
Was £9.99
Now £7.49


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Re: Heads up on a good Rioja
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2015, 06:57:12 pm »
Cheers @KitKat !

i may just sample a bottle or two :)

Found this one which I thought was pretty good - McGuigan Black Label Shiraz
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Re: Heads up on a good Rioja
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2015, 07:29:15 pm »
Do they do a white as I can't drink red, it makes me ill  :o
 

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Re: Heads up on a good Rioja
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2015, 07:30:09 pm »
Cheers @KitKat !

i may just sample a bottle or two :)

Found this one which I thought was pretty good - McGuigan Black Label Shiraz

Not one that I'm familiar with, so had to read up on it and was impressed with the write ups and the price.

Australian wines in general are pretty good and always worth a try.

Tesco's and Morrisons both sell it so will try and get a couple of bottles, just for research purposes of course. lol

Thanks @Finally!   


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Re: Heads up on a good Rioja
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2015, 07:33:43 pm »
Do they do a white as I can't drink red, it makes me ill  :o

You can get a white Rioja, but to be honest Iv'e never tried one.


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Re: Heads up on a good Rioja
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 09:41:58 pm »
I pass 'The Hard to Find Whiskey' shop on my way home from work, I'll have to see if there's a wine shop anywhere.
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Heads up on a good Rioja
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 01:43:37 am »
McGuigan's Black Label remains my all time favourite red since discovering it in a local restaurant about 20 years ago.  You couldn't find it retail anywhere back then (despite the fact that at that time it was imported by Vinoceros who are based down here!) but I used to have a friend who would pick me up a case when he went up to the Midlands and visited the vintner.  Mind you, it was simply the Black Label, presumably a blend, can't remember if it said vintage or just the year or something on the label.  Now that it's become more widely available I can't seem to find anything other than their individuals (ie Merlot, Shiraz, etc, etc) which are nice but not as good as the other.

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Re: Heads up on a good Rioja
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2015, 05:58:08 pm »
Just nipped into Waitrose and look what I found!




I'll let you know in the morning if we can trust KitKat  ;)
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Re: Heads up on a good Rioja
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2015, 06:50:11 pm »
Just nipped into Waitrose and look what I found!




I'll let you know in the morning if we can trust KitKat  ;)

@Finally! I'm sure you will enjoy it :)

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Re: Heads up on a good Rioja
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2015, 09:50:25 am »
Good recommendation!
Managed to get to Gatwick in one piece :)
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Re: Heads up on a good Rioja
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2015, 10:48:34 am »
@Finally! Glad you liked it :)

Have a safe trip

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