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    Now I want a Hoegaarden... another of my favourites. But enjoying a cheeky Thursday ďso close to the weekend I can smell itĒ Aperol Spritz.

    PS Marco - Aldi didnít have any Aperol alternative but Lidl had Bitterol so one of those in the cupboard to try next time with their Prosecco - worked out at about £13 which is compared to about £22 in Tesco so we shall see if itís £9 worse!
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    Nice one, mate. In my opinion, the Bitterol is about 85-90% as good as proper Aperol, but almost any Prosecco you can buy in Lidl or Aldi is as good as that sold in the main supermarkets., and often cheaper. Anyway I hope you enjoy it and it'll be interesting to know what you think

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    Btw, if you enjoy a good wheat beer, then Paulaner takes some beating... This stuff is fantastic: https://www.majestic.co.uk/cases/paulaner-wheat-12-pack

    Right now, as it's so warm, I'm enjoying an ice-cool Modelo, with lime and a touch of salt:



    Try a refreshing Chelada, on a hot summer's day or evening: https://www.thespruceeats.com/easy-c...-recipe-353185

    Modelo, Sol or Corona make the ideal base

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Good choice, mate. The Ripasso is a classic! Should be velvety smooth and really fruity, with bags of body

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    Never had this before. King's Ginger.

    This is a King's and Tonic using the ingredients shown.

    Not formed an opinion yet. A few more before that happens


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    A couple of nice Aberlour whiskies on offer at Amazon, £40 for the 16 year old and £39.90 for Casgannamh.

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    Thought Iíd give this a go, as it has a bit of a VFM reputation. Lidlís own award-winning Speyside Single Malt for approx £17




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    Verdict is.. not bad at a push and certainly good value. Will not be replacing Old Pulteney 12 year old as my tipple of choice though. Would rather spend the extra few quid for the joy.


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    Best wheat beer I have had in uk comes from lidl! Moving on I have another suggestion. Woods old navy rum 57%. I was looking for something strong to take to China and as it was served on navy ships till 1970 had a story to go with it too. Some of my Chinese friends like premium spirits. Last time I was here we were drinking special not commercially available biyou. Very smooth very good even for a non spirit drinking person like me. This time we compared what I was told was the best commercially available biyou to the woods old navy rum. To me not a lot in it but 750ml of 57%,rum costs £23. 500ml of 53%,biyou £240., the cheap biyou is rough very rough be
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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Never had this before. King's Ginger.

    This is a King's and Tonic using the ingredients shown.

    Not formed an opinion yet. A few more before that happens

    If you like ginger I thought this was a pretty decent drink.

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