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  1. #941
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    Default The best bargain in Pinot Noir

    Went down the local off-licence tonight to pick up an inexpensive bottle of wine. I've had some very nice modestly priced Pinots from there, so decided to take a chance on a bottle of 'Paparuda' Romanian Pinot Noir for all of 5.99.

    The lady there said it was good and I have to agree - it is actually exceptional value. If it was from New Zealand it would be over 10 quid for sure. Not what you would call a complex wine, but immensely satisfying, made in a very modern style and just bursting with wonderfully ripe, smooth cherry flavours.

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    Usual 3.00 Red from Aldi, it dont touch the sides so no idea about taste really

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    Great recco, Julian. I've always rated Romania as having the potential for producing some great wines. I'll see if I can purloin some for midweek slurping!

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  4. #944
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Great recco, Julian. I've always rated Romania as having the potential for producing some great wines. I'll see if I can purloin some for midweek slurping!

    Marco.
    Go for it Marco, you won't be dissapointed. And just in case you were wondering about what a Paparuda is, according to the label -

    'The Paparuda is an ancient Romanian rain ritual performed either in the Spring or in times of severe drought. Wearing a grass of knitted vines, a dancing girl is accompanied through the village by singing, shouting locals intent on securing fertility for the season ahead ...'

    Sounds worth attending, with a few glasses of this to get you in the mood!
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    Would you posh Wino's be prepared to drink home made wine?



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  6. #946
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    Currently slurping this, and very nice it is too...



    It's currently on offer at your local Asda and Tesco stores @ 5.00 for 4 bottles.
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  7. #947
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    oo thats nice & strong..Not that the towd Barbarian needs to be any stronger...Towd Barbarian ploughs fields naked with ox on each shoulder with only a potatoe sack for discression..

  8. #948
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    Ey up that's tramps juice innit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Ey up that's tramps juice innit?
    Tramp's juice?
    Probably not - it costs a bit more than cheapo Cider, although 5.00 per 2 litres brings it dangerously close to paraffin territory
    WRT tramps - I were in Rotherham yesterday and didn't look outta place, and that was after finding some lovely filth to roll about in (perks of the job, working on construction sites).
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  10. #950
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    Where abarts in Rotherham {The shite hole} were you? Thank the lord i live on the outskirts where cows go Mooooooooooooooo

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