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    Unbeknown to you I have already tried some of your LIDL wine recos but it was a long time ago.

    One of them was OK

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    Ha... Well, you'll remember I said that Lidi or Aldi weren't the best place to buy New World wines

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    Nope can't say I do and I can't even remember which wine was quite nice.

    Oh well...

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    Ah... Amarone I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Nope can't say I do and I can't even remember which wine was quite nice.

    Oh well...
    Lol - on the food thread when you were doing your Waitrose fanboy act, and I was championing the cheap seats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Ah... Amarone I believe
    An Amarone in Lidl? How much did it cost?
    Barry

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    Yeah they sell it now and then, Barry. I think it was Aldi, though - this one: https://www.aldi.co.uk/amarone-della...52567246580600

    Stonkingly good- at least £20-worth anywhere else!

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    Aldi will be opening up a much larger store in Chelmsford on the 16th October. Will toddle along and see what they have.
    Barry

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    got a new lidl being built down rd from me. should open tail end of year i think. its a big one too... current local one is small and crappy. Aldi just refurbed our local one too and is much nicer inside
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah they sell it now and then, Barry. I think it was Aldi, though - this one: https://www.aldi.co.uk/amarone-della...52567246580600

    Stonkingly good- at least £20-worth anywhere else!

    Marco.
    No it was definitely LIDL. Google will show you they have had it, at least in the past.

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