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
This Spanish red has no discernible flavour and tonnes of alcohol. “Well balanced” to the extent that all the flavours that it might have had balance each other out, this wine can only leave you disappointed on the taste side. … except for the alcohol—which fumes through the nose, will burn your throat and turn your stomach.
It is, to balance this review out, cheap as hell, however. And for its price, its not so bad.
1.29 2 @Woolworth’s
Mulled wine, but white and fizzy and brewed by naked children. There’s not much more to say, except that there is some sort of complex process that goes into making it involving Coumarin (responsible for the smell of newly mown hay) and Thyme.
Basically, if you like mulled wine and you like summer, then try it.
1.49 3.5 @Woolworths