Monday, September 18, 2006

Tesco are fantastic

Sometimes I don't know why specialist retailers even bother to get out of bed.

We enjoyed rather too many bottles of a rather good - and extraordinarily cheap - Rioja when on holiday. Having failed to bring any home with us (we drunk it all...), I thought I'd order some.

Naturally, I tried the specialist places first.... Virgin Wines... Majestic... Thresher (no online ordering... useless!).... Oddbins....   They either didn't stock it or were charging quite high prices.

On a whim, I tried Tesco's website. They undercut everyone else by a significant margin.

Guess who got my business...

4 comments:

Adrian Spender said...

Come on Richard, share the love and tell us the details? I tend to stick with Marquis de Grinon for quaffable stuff and Faustino V or I for special occasions, but would welcome another Rioja into the fold...

Richard Brown said...

:-)

You're obviously more refined than me. I was more than happy with the Faustino VII....

Indeed, that was the only variant we found when out there.

If you recommend Faustino I then I might pick up a bottle - our local Tesco stocks it.

Adrian Spender said...

I don't know about being more refined! I'm only starting on the long journey that is learning about wine, but Rioja is a definite favourite. The Faustino V from 2000 is a very nice example, but needs an hour or so to breathe to allow it to mellow a bit. As for the I, well I've not got around to opening the one I bought back from Majorca this summer yet. I made the fatal mistake of only buying one bottle which means I feel like I should keep it for a suitable occasion, but also means I feel like I need to open it to find out if I like it.

Richard Brown said...

I made the fatal mistake of only buying one bottle which means I feel like I should keep it for a suitable occasion, but also means I feel like I need to open it to find out if I like it.

I know the problem.... Tesco Metro at Canary Wharf stock the I (I think) - for about a tenner. Maybe I should pick one up and give it a try....