Good, reasonably priced wine

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Good, reasonably priced wine

Post by Vital Spark » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:33 pm

Yes, I know, wine's a bit like art (or comedy) - what hits someone's spot doesn't necessarily suit another person. However, I will recommend a bottle of red that we picked up from Makro the other day. It's called Five Friends, and it's an Australian Shiraz (14%). It cost 250 baht, which is extremely reasonable considering the recent price increases of other wines, and is infinitely better than some more expensive ones that we've bought.

I think it tastes better at fridge temperature rather than Thai room temperature.

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Re: Good, reasonably priced wine

Post by brianks » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:39 am

Too bad we can get Two buck Chuck wine over here. That is wine from Trader Joe's that is good and very cheap. Now it is $2.50 (80 baht) a bottle in California and $3+ in T.J. stores outside California.

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Post by oakdale160 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:32 pm

The boxed wine is good value, each box holds 4L or 5+ bottles and sell for 700b or a little more. I buy it from Tesco added bonus the head lady of the wime dept is a really attractive woman.

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Post by Big Boy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:48 pm

Really? The 3ltr boxes that were selling for 999 Baht a couple of weeks ago, is now selling at over 1100 Baht. Methinks time to take those wine goggles off, and maybe the head lady might look a little different also :wink:
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Re: Good, reasonably priced wine

Post by Bluesky » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:44 pm

Vital Spark wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Yes, I know, wine's a bit like art (or comedy) - what hits someone's spot doesn't necessarily suit another person. However, I will recommend a bottle of red that we picked up from Makro the other day. It's called Five Friends, and it's an Australian Shiraz (14%). It cost 250 baht, which is extremely reasonable considering the recent price increases of other wines, and is infinitely better than some more expensive ones that we've bought.

I think it tastes better at fridge temperature rather than Thai room temperature.

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Wine imported from Australia receives preferential trade treatment based on the Free Trade Agreement(FTA) between Australia and Thailand which provides considerable advantage over other wine producing countries exporting into Thailand.
Quite a number of products other than wine are covered by this agreement. :cheers:


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Post by HarryVardon » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:41 pm

I bought a bottle of 5 friends wine from the Macro today and have just tried it. Two sips were enough, the rest went down the sink. It is worse than Mon Clair and that is saying something! I still have a bad taste in my mouth!

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Re: Good, reasonably priced wine

Post by Vital Spark » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:04 pm

Bit of a waste. If I don't like the taste of a wine, I'll use it for cooking.

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Re: Good, reasonably priced wine

Post by HarryVardon » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:49 pm

I think it was Floyd that said: If a wine is not good enough to drink then it is not good enough to cook with!

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Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:07 am

That would be classic Floyd. Loved that man. Bit of a player and slightly louche, but always charming and funny on the box.

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Post by oakdale160 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:55 am

You are correct BB, I have not bought the boxes of wine for some time as a mate of mine goes to Cambodia twice a month and brings really cheap wine back. The 4l at 799 is no more and when I asked about it, the usual blank looks. All boxes 1000+

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Re: Good, reasonably priced wine

Post by buksida » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:01 am

The boxed wine in Thailand is overpriced fruit juice.

You can get reasonable bottled wines in Villa Market, 2 litre bottles from 500-800 baht. My favourite is the Italian Rosso at 599.
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