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    Default Who knows their wine?

    I don't mean expensive plonk now, just the cheap stuff. $15 and under.
    I never seem to know what to buy when I get to the shops, and then I'm always under pressure with kids running around the aisles.
    Anyway, I'm looking for something cheap, fruity, and not too sweet (like meself).
    I'll be mixing it with soda water too (don't judge me ) because I'm still breastfeeding (don't judge me ) and it slows me down.
    I also quite like it after being off alcohol for a long time.

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    Stoneleigh sauv blanc is nice but it's about$15 from dan Murphy's.
    There are some good clean skins at dan's for around $10, ask one of the workers as they can point you in the right direction...enjoy!

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    My fave is the semillon Sauvignon blanc mix. I love nepenthe tryst which is around $12 but can be hard to find. I'm going to very shamefully admit that the de bortoli 4L cask semillon Sauvignon blanc really appeals to my tastebuds lol. About $20 a box. 😊

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    Red or white? I'm assuming white given the soda water (oh the humanity !!)

    If the price you really can't go past Brown Brothers. They do beautiful reds and whites. A Crouchen riesling would be good for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosey View Post
    Stoneleigh sauv blanc is nice but it's about$15 from dan Murphy's.
    There are some good clean skins at dan's for around $10, ask one of the workers as they can point you in the right direction...enjoy!
    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    My fave is the semillon Sauvignon blanc mix. I love nepenthe tryst which is around $12 but can be hard to find. I'm going to very shamefully admit that the de bortoli 4L cask semillon Sauvignon blanc really appeals to my tastebuds lol. About $20 a box. 😊
    I second both these!
    I also really like the Yalumba Premium Sem Sav Blanc - for boxed wine it's quite nice.

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    I generally only drink Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Fruity but not sweet.

    Some of the cheaper ones I drink at Dan Murphys:

    Toi Toi
    Amiri
    Giesen
    Wicks Estate
    Stoneleigh
    Matua

    Liquorland have one called Wahu which is only $7 and pretty good for the price.

    Is it wine time yet?

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    Gieson or anything from Marlborough region 👍

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    @gingermillie, I would buy a box but I just KNOW I would ditch the soda water plan and drink it all (may or may not have done this before).
    I just don't know moderation, can't do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Is it wine time yet?
    I hope so, I'm gumming!

    I find I get too serious if I don't have at least one night every couple of weeks where I can let the hair down.
    Work/life balance and all that

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    Jacobs creek chardonnay is nice mixed with soda water.

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    Have you looked into the 'early harvest' lower alcohol wines? They aren't amazing but its lower alcohol which should not need diluting.


 

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