Everyone else had brought something far nicer; I don’t mind admitting it. And all of their bottles had forgone the obvious “two-naked-drunk-devils” motif for well-known names / interesting varietals in squirly writing etc. So, although they were busy doing the classy “I though this would pair well with….” I had gone for the slightly less classy “wanna get drunk, naked, and dance around together?” but it seemed to be going over ok.
Some wines make you sigh, others groan, others wretch. This cheap German bubbly made us smile. Slightly sweet to round off any edges, this would be a great wine to get naked and dance around with, but it ended up being just a really nice way to finish up a meal.
1.89 3.5 @Edeka
Pimm’s for a tenth of the price, this wine-based drink is a miracle. The idea, as it suggests handily on the back of the bottle, is to mix it with things: orange juice, gin, gin and orange juice….
For big Pimm’s fans out there this probably sounds like heresy, but pick it up, try it, then tell me how much extra change you have jingling about you for tennis balls, pints off Sloane Square, etc. and this should become your orthodox drink of choice.
It’s like the Reformation, but with alcohol.
1.49 4 @Edeka
If cheap wine drinkers had a champagne staple then this would be it
because they do.
Enjoyably bad, fruity and tinny, this cheap Prosecco is the product of choice for any map-cap, down on your…, back alley celebration.
1.79 3.5 @Lidl
If a wine could be charming—gentleman’s arm off the train, champagne glass from a white-gloved hand—then this would be it. This cheap red vino frizzante is fruity and low in alcohol, making up for the lack of booze with just how much you’ll like drinking it.
1.99 3.5 @Kaiser’s
Like fizzy water for forgetting it’s there while draining it and, not surprisingly, after a little of the same, forgetting it ever was there at all.
Which, quite obviously, calls for another bottle.
Not tasting of much, but pleasantly free and easy in what little taste it has, this cheap Prosecco manages to be both evening entertainer and morning breakfast maker, the thing to see you to bed and to raise you out of it, the deep night dark bench stumble and the afternoon loll.
1.99 3.5 @Kaiser’s
Like that drunken chap you met at the bar the other night: barely bearable at first but, by the end of your stumble-parsed sojourn together, a true and everlasting friend. This cheap Secco comes in with pretty much every other half-decent bubbly. Then again, half-decent in these pages can be quite the achievement.
1.99 3.5 @Woolworth