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    tesco and Big C wines

    They have had a lot more cheap stuff recently, which is all I buy here. These are all at 279-299 a bottle, but they don't always have them all. Berri estates is probably the best and all better than that Mont Clair muck


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    This is lovely...
    I'm sure that the quality and selection will vary from one Lotus and Big C locales to the next - as all these supershops carry differing Farang items.

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    The Belleville was quite good the last time I had it. Had it with duck in a cherry sauce

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    You should turn those cheap wines into spritzers. Less calories, rehydrating, plus they don't taste of vinegar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    wines into spritzers


    And strawberries into breezers.

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    Pooves....

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    ^If you were at a party and offered one would you turn one down Jeff ?

    While we're on the subject, if at this party you woke up on the sofa with a hangover, sore arse and man jam all over your back, would you tell anyone ?

    If not, it's my birthday in a few weeks



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    You should turn those cheap wines into spritzers. Less calories, rehydrating, plus they don't taste of vinegar


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    f you were at a party and offered one would you turn one down






    Probably not.

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    sprinters are for people like Butterfly

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    Do Thais like Wine......i think not.......beer and whiskey are more popular generally ??

    http://www.wineconnection.co.th/

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEVIN2008 View Post
    Do Thais like Wine......i think not.......beer and whiskey are more popular generally ??

    http://www.wineconnection.co.th/
    Only had 1 bottle of wine in Thailand brought in Cambodia at a really good price.
    Found a bottle i like from your link not keen on the price though.
    http://www.wineconnection.co.th/prod...ontalcino-docg
    Last edited by klong toey; 30-07-2014 at 01:45 AM.

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    Thais seem to like champagne. It must be the bubbles.

    On one of my first visits to Thailand, I took a young sweet Thai lady and my driver to a restaurant where all the waiters were on roller skates. You went into a building where you picked out what you wanted cooked and then proceeded to a table on the water.

    I asked the waiter what kind of wine they had and she included Mateus in the list, so I immediately asked for a bottle. I can't remember the cost, but we wound up drinking 3 bottles.

    Great night, great memories and some good wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    sprinters are for people like Butterfly
    Sprinters are off the blocks and shooters indicating a runaway, english id a hurde too far some firkin athletes

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    Err, that stuff in wine boxes priced at up to 500 - 700 bt for 3 and even 4 litres ain't wine. Indeed, the bottled variety at 299 bt is similarly not wine as one may know it. It is ersatz stuff mixed with god knows what so- called fruit juices and bottled here in Thailand so as to circumvent the wine duty levied on the real stuff.

    Ghastly and utterly bogus.

    Bottom line, if you ain't paying at least 450 bt a bottle it ain't wine. The Mont Clair stuff is shipped over in tanks and bottled in Thailand. Some of it is drinkable but their cheapest belongs to that bogus category.

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    Carrefour had some wines that were drinkable before they were taken over by Big-C. I haven't seen anything semi-decent since, which is all the more reason for popping into Laos from time to time.

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    WINE : The truth about our drinking habits[at] - The BigChilli


    Q. How does Thailand rank internationally in terms of its wine taxation? Is that likely to change anytime soon?

    A. Number 1 in the world and unlikely to change for various reasons, none of which has anything to do with generating tax revenue or curbing the consumption.

    Q. How widespread is wine smuggling?

    A. Wine smuggling is massive, systematic, organized and well ingrained.



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