Category Archives: Tesco

Echo Falls

The end of the summer means the end of students in the house, and the end of Echo Falls bottles in the recycling. Echo Falls is cheap, when on offer you can pick up three bottles for £10. These two came here on a two for £7 deal. Unfortunately it doesn’t taste great, particularly not… Read More »

Ogio Zinfandel Rose 2008

At this time of year I’m often craving a cheap, fruity, cheery pink wine. Ogio came in at a fiver from Tesco, with a fake deal claiming its actual RRP was double that, although I’ve never seen it available when it’s not on sale. So it seemed to be a good choice. Unfortunately it didn’t… Read More »

Weight Watchers Riesling

Cycling had another setback today as Gerolsteiner have pulled out of sponsoring their team. It’s a bit of a blow as it always made flying Lufthansa that little bit more enjoyable when they gave me a bottle of cycling sponsor water. From now it will just be a bottle of water. If I wanted German… Read More »

Tesco Californian Reserve Viognier

Discovery Channel have given up on sponsoring their cycling team, and as no other sponsors are bidding at a time when the focus is on cheating rather than cycling, the team is going to fold. Discovery won this year’s team race in the Tour de France, along with the yellow jersey, the white jersey and… Read More »

Vina Mara Rioja Reserva

I found a Vina Mara 2001 Rioja Reserva lurking under the stairs, I guess it had been there around 18 months, pretty much ideal really. It’s a rich velvety dark garnet colour. It smells of vanilla, like melted ice cream, maybe with some plum pie. That’s a good thing. It’s dry with plenty of soft… Read More »

Tesco Crozes Hermitage

We had a Tesco Crozes Hermitage 2003 with dinner last night. I’d picked it up with the groceries to make dinner as I was in the mood for something warm and spicy (it’s an autumn thing). Hermitage is a world class wine, with a price to match, but Crozes Hermitage comes from the flatter ground… Read More »