Rooster’s crow barred sharp edge of a roof warm light through the chinked slates of a new meal.
As for how it tastes, it’s pretty damn good. It wakes your palate up as opposed to putting it to sleep.
2.49 3.5 @Rewe
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 cold, plastic bottles of mineral water were still in—sun sweated day—that refreshing,
and just ate a salad too (rocket, post-yoga, pre-meditation).
But this is “The Little Wine Devil,” and we know the plastic’s bad, a slur on the afternoon,
such a delicious wine.
3.99 4 @Kaufland
Pepper at the end of this beeline, or is it crow flies, dry arrow of a red.
3.90 3.5 @Kaiser’s
Mouth crow-barred open by this red rich, a little sweet, larger than—remember the corpulent New Yorker?—wine. Fantastic.
3.33 4 @Kaufland
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
Came back from working on the Baltic sea, exhausted, but with a bit of spare change from the paycheque with which, now I was massively wealthy, I planned to buy an oh so special wine. I went to the superstore, inspected the aisles, found the fanciest looking label on the most exorbitantly priced bottle I could, swanned up to the cashier, proudly produced the five Euros and sauntered home—bottle dangling from my hand that all the jealous bystanders might look and be amazed.
Uncorked the bottle and let breathe. Ceremoniously poured a couple of glasses. “Cheers.” Put gently to lips.
The wine: ruefully underwhelming; tart, dry, ok … like what you might expect from a wine just a little under five Euros. Not worth it when you could get two bottles of something equally as good for the same price. End of story as far as drinking the thing is concerned
But, if you want to experience, if only briefly, the everlasting feeling of glory that creeps into your bosom as the whole world turns to watch you in awe and respect in the minute it takes you to stride home…. Yes, then it might be worth it.
4.49 3.5 @Kaufland
A bit bitter lemon really dry sparkling borscht purple-red lips swept away by a blue cat’s citrus-yellow tongue.
3.29 4 @Kaufland
Easy going and fresh on the tongue. Warm in your stomach. Trustworthy. Truly trustworthy. Dog trustworthy. If it were a clean dog. A clean, trustworthy dog. Like Lassie, but not like Old Yeller cause he’s less trustworthy at the end, see? Like Timmy, but without being a filthy mutt. Yeah, like Lassie. (But probably with shorter hair).
2.99 4 @Karstadt
Coats your tongue like light syrup, cools it like fresh lemonade, and dries it like, well, dry white wine.
This is a lovely, dry (not too dry), embrace type wine; it loves you just as much as you love it. So, while you might otherwise wait for summer, you can probably get away with this as a winter white. It’ll freshen you up and ease the doldrums at the same time. Or, at least, that’s what it’s doing for me.
P.S. Also brightening the season: old Turkish men sitting on a bench outside the grocery store eating their way steadily through a chocolate advent calendar. No discernible order involved, just enjoying the chocolate that had come in this rather attractive, if rather strange, format.
2.99 3.5 @Karstadt
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