Lidl 5yo sweet madeira

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LGTrotter
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Lidl 5yo sweet madeira

Post by LGTrotter » 22:57 Thu 21 Jan 2016

Bought on a whim for a tenner.

This is undoubtedly the worst thing I have put in my mouth since I was 17 (don't ask). It's full foulness cannot be described, especially by me as I have taken just two sips of it. One when I opened it and another a few nights later to check I wasn't mistaken. And I wasn't. For a wine that has no actual faults it's awfulness is an achievement. It is bland, it is foul, it is cramped, it is dull, it appears to have been made without the intervention of grapes. For surely a thing so ghastly could not be a product of nature, only of men. Very unhappy, malicious men.

I am intending to use it in gravy, but I may not bring myself to do even this. It may look cheap, but you have been warned, don't do it.

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Re: Lidl 5yo sweet madeira

Post by AHB » 09:56 Fri 22 Jan 2016

But it was OK apart from that?
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Re: Lidl 5yo sweet madeira

Post by DRT » 14:45 Fri 22 Jan 2016

LGTrotter wrote:I am intending to use it in gravy, but I may not bring myself to do even this.
Don't - nobody wants horrible gravy.
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Re: Lidl 5yo sweet madeira

Post by Doggett » 15:09 Fri 22 Jan 2016

DRT wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:I am intending to use it in gravy, but I may not bring myself to do even this.
Don't - nobody wants horrible gravy.
I agree with Derek... A good chef would advise to only cook with as good as quality wine as you would be happy to drink.
Reduce down a Taylor's 1945 instead :lol:

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Re: Lidl 5yo sweet madeira

Post by jdaw1 » 18:08 Fri 22 Jan 2016

Doggett wrote:I agree with Derek... A good chef would advise to only cook with as good as quality wine as you would be happy to drink.
Reduce down a Taylor's 1945 instead :lol:
No. Use for gravy wine that is just sub-drinking standard.

But horribleness is just horrible: give it to the dog.

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Re: Lidl 5yo sweet madeira

Post by DRT » 18:56 Fri 22 Jan 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
Doggett wrote:I agree with Derek... A good chef would advise to only cook with as good as quality wine as you would be happy to drink.
Reduce down a Taylor's 1945 instead :lol:
No. Use for gravy wine that is just sub-drinking standard.

But horribleness is just horrible: give it to the dog.
Or a homless Frenchman if you have one handy.
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