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How much should you spend on wine?

We love a bargain in the UK and this is certainly the case when buying wine, with more than half of wine purchased in the UK on special offer.

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Buying wine for your wedding

We got married this summer and for us it really was the best day ever! One of the things that was really important to us was that we had good quality wine and that there was plenty of it! When looking for a venue one of the main criteria was no corkage charge so that we could have the wine we wanted, and so we chose the beautiful Littlefield Manor near Guildford.

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The Perfect Wine Glass?

A sure sign of the serious wine geek is a bewildering fascination with wine glasses, or "stemware". These individuals are prone to waxing lyrical about their epiphanous tasting experience with a certain Austrian glass manufacturer, and will make a point of serving wines in ludicrously expensive vessels specifically tailored to each grape and region. While their enthusiasm is commendable, their inability to keep it to themselves is liable to alienate the inexperienced and bore fellow wine fans who are more interested in the glass’s contents.

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Tesco Announce They're Dropping Half Price Deals

According to this article from Off Licence News, Tesco have announced that they are reviewing their "half price deal" strategy and will be phasing the mechanic out from October. This was interesting news to us at CompareVino as we have blogged in the past how supermarket promotions are often not genuine.

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The Truth Behind Supermarket Wine Discounting

People absolutely love grabbing a bargain - and nowhere is this more apparent than in the supermarket wine aisle. UK supermarkets regularly discount wine and similarly the wine drinking public regularly only buy wine when it's on offer - almost 60% of the time, if you believe this source. But are these discounted bottles of wine really the bargain shoppers think they're getting?

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