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Wine and Beer recommendations

  • 04-04-2017 10:33pm
    Registered Users Posts: 191 ✭✭ mauraf


    Having a party in a couple of weeks, and was wondering if people could recommend a (reasonably priced) good wine (red and white) and beer? ( Looking at keg or kegs if any good advice ;-))...
    Living in Dublin 15 area.

    Many thanks



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,289 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06

    On the wine front, you should try to take advantage of one of the big supermarket deals on wine.
    Tesco were (and might still be) running 6 bottles for 40 euros and 6 bottles for 50 euros.
    That'd let you mix reds and whites.
    In the 6 for 40 range the I20 brand have reds and whites which would be ok for parties, and in the 6 for 50 you can't go wrong.

    If you have a Dunnes Card, I think they are running buy 6 bottles get 25% back in points.
    Safe options would be Chilean merlot and cabernet sauvignon, and whites from Chile Sauvignon Blanc.
    Pinot grigio from Italy would be a usual go to party wine option.

    For something different, if there's a Carry Out off licence near you (they're in Blanchardstown, Hartstown, Tyrellstown and Charlestown), see if they have any Magnum (double size) bottles of Charlemagne for under a tenner.
    It's actually a sparkling perry (pear cider) but if you add a piece of strawberry to it you have a really nice party drink.
    If you ask most people what they're drinking they'd say prosecco!

    Hope that helps get the party started...

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,289 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06

    Also, the Gallo range of reds, whites and roses wines are also very reliable for parties \ events.
    Should be under a tenner per bottle and this weekend Supervalu have buy 6 bottles get 10 euros off.
    Supervalu will probably do free delivery if you're buying a dozen bottles.

    Edit: There's two euros off bottles of Gallo in Supervalu right now, they even have a Pineapple and Passion Fruit spritzer for 5 euros, and the other bottles are 8 euros each.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Registered Users Posts: 191 ✭✭ mauraf

    Most helpful! Thanks for taking the time to pen all that advice...really appreciate it! Will be shopping this weekend! Thanks! Maura!