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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2008
     (1271.21)
    Golden Gate.

    The first five or six glasses are awful but after that you pretty much lose your sense of taste.
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    Does anywhere still sell Thunderbird in the UK? Haven't seen it for years, think my body's recovered enough not to vomit as soon as the cap's taken off.
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2008 edited
     (1271.23)
    @Brendan McGinley

    There are some goddamned tasty Rieslings out there. If you're ever in Germany, go nuts.

    EDIT: Or in Vancouver, go to Memphis Blues. Smoked meat and Riesling...mmmmm..
    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2008
     (1271.24)
    @JonCarpenter

    My local (on-campus) shop sells not only Thunderbird but also Buckfast and the full MD 20/20 range. Classy lot, Stirling students.

    The worst (debatably) proper wine I can think of is the Marks & Spencers own brand stuff. It retails at something like £3.99 a litre, so I wasn't exactly expecting great thingss, but as far as I can recall it's the only red wine I've ever considered undrinkable.

    The only wine I can buy in my student union is "The Italian Job". Which is pretty awful, but after the first pint* you don't really care.
    *Not a typo. I really do drink wine by the pint. Like I said, we're a classy bunch.

    On a slightly better note, I have to agree with Warren on the Chilean Merlots. It's been my experience that you generally get a surprisingly good wine for the price.
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    @Nil - so I has to go to Scotland to relive my youth? Damn.

    Oddbins used to stock a Liebfraumilch called St Ursula. You could push the cork in with your thumb, which was damn handy when you didn't have a corkscrew. If they were out of stock, all was not lost, I knew all the places where there were railings of the correct diameter to do the job. As a last resort, you'd just smash the top off and drink it out of an empty beercan. When I grewed up, I did buy a corkscrew.

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