From the bottle
This soft juicy red is ideal on its own or as an accompaniment to red meat, casseroles & cheese.
Price £3.59 (Available from Tesco and Asda)
First and foremost I should explain what constitutes a 'British Wine.' You would be forgiven for thinking it was just a catch all term for wines made in England, Wales (and believe it or not Scotland!) but alas no. British wine is actually made from imported grape juice/concentrate and then fermented and bottled in the UK.
E/W/S wines by contrast, are produced from grapes made in said places. The E/W/S wine folk have a bit of a bee in their bonnets about the fact that people confuse the two, due them believing British Wine is of inferior quality which, too be fair, most people would agree with. However, British wine sales have continued to increase because of one very important factor- price.
And who would be willing to miss up on buying a semi decent bottle for under 4 quid? No one reading this blog at least.
But fear not readers, you have not missed out on a bagging a bargain with this bottle.
Sure it smells like wine with aromas of general fruit but it lacks anything distinctive and the palate is even worse, synthetic with a chemically after-taste.
Rating - Would cry more over spilt milk.