JPOC's guide to buying wine in Germany
Most of the wine that we are drinking at the moment is bought in Germany. On this page, you will see the jpoc guide to wines that are currently on sale in German supermarkets.

I try to keep this up to date by removing wines as they are sold out so everything in here should be on sale today!

The newest entries are at the top of the list.

We hope that this will help!

Red wines
Wine Comments Shop Price in Euro jpoc awards
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2002 Borgo Abini Great value from this budget wine Norma 1.99 Top Value in Store
El Tiempo Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 The 2002 Los Chaclos Cabernet Sauvignon is at least as good. Plus 2.99 Poor value
Los Chaclos 2002 Chile, Merlot but the Cabernet Sauvignon is better Plus 2.79 Poor value
Los Chaclos 2002 Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, a treat Plus 1.99 Top value
Montana Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 Kiwi wine is the greatest! Marktkauf 7.89 Best New Zealand wine under Euro 10
Chianti La Arcarta Entry level Chianti at a fair price Marktkauf 2.49
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1998 Savella Worth the money, good indeed Marktkauf 3.57 Best of type
2002 Chianti Not up their usual standard Norma 2.49
Heritage du Rhone 2001 One to enjoy. Hertie 5.49
Salvanza Chianti Colli Senesi 2002 Not the best available Tengelmann 3.59
Chateau Moulin de Laborde 1997 Another Cru Bourgeois for less than Euro5! Norma 4.99
Chateau Charrier 2001 Too expensive Marktkauf 4.85
Chateau Lhorens 2000 Too expensive Marktkauf 4.34
Corvit. Forli 2001 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo My favourite Plus 1.99 Best of type for year
Borgo Abini 2001 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo A let down after the 2000 Norma 1.99
Santa Illana 2000 Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, drinkable on a budget. Norma 1.99
Chateau Longbosq 2000 Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux at a fair price Marktkauf 5.00
Chateau La Becade 1997 A Cru Bourgeois for less than Euro5! Norma 4.99 Best in store
Chianti Colli Senesi 2001 A good choice indeed. Marktkauf 2.55 Best Chianti below Euro3
Chianti Classico 1999 Santini Worth the extra money over standard Chianti Tengelmann 5.11 Best Italian wine in store below Euro6
Chateau Cavaillers 2000 Corbieres Drinkable, just, but not worth buying. Tengelmann 2.55
Chateau Chenu-Lafitte 1999 What on earth went wrong in Bordeaux Superieur this year? Tengelmann 5.62
Chateau Tour Clanet 1999 Musty taste, a poor choice HL 3.32
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo Fridiabolo 2000 Worth the money HL 3.06 Best Buy (Italian red wine) in store
Chateau de Bassanes 2000 Sheer filth, I poured it down the sink Tengelmann 3.57
Chateau L'Eglise 2000 A fair way to spend three Euros on some claret HL 3.06 Best Buy (French red wine) in store
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo Farina 2000 OK but not good enough to justify the price Tengelmann 3.57
Chateau des Trois Moulins 1999 Not recommended Tengelmann 5.11
Chateau Les Tourelles 1999 Not bad but at the price, you can do better Tengelmann 5.11
El Picador 2000 Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, too heavy for my taste. Tengelmann 2.55
Price in DeM
Barbera d'Asti 1999 An acceptable change when żou are bored with Chianti Tengelmann 3.99
Prestige Cellier des Dauphins Cotes du Rhone 1999 No better than "run of the mill" but priced like "special" Tengelmann 6.99
Chianti Villa Verdi 2000 Nice enough but expensive Tengelmann 6.99
Beaujolais Claude Mercier Another German market Beaujolais that tastes musty Tengelmann 5.49
Chateau Marqueleau 1999 Overpriced and best forgotten Marktkauf 9.49
Beaujolais Villages 2000 Fruity and refreshing Penny Markt 3.79 Best of type below DeM8
Merlot del Veneto 2000 Too sweet for a wine described as semi dry Marktkauf 3.79
Landozzi Merlot del Veneto OK but uninspiring. Tengelmann 3.99
Castelletto 2000 Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo Both the best and the cheapest of type so far! Tengelmann 3.99 Best of type below DeM7
Chianti Villa Dalia 2000 Yummy and spicy Tengelmann 3.99 Equal best Chianti at the DeM3.99 price point
Chateau Les Lesques 1999 One to buy again Tengelmann 6.99 Best red Bordeaux below DeM7
Cotes du Rhone 2000 A favourite Tengelmann 4.99 Best of type below DeM6
Giacomo Aldo Cabernet Veneto 2000 Slightly blemished Real 3.89
Ca'Vive 2000 Merlot Del Veneto Good value pleasant everyday wine Penny Markt 3.49 Top choice, Best Italian wine below DeM4
Chateau Lagrave 1999 A top choice Lidl 9.98 Best red Bordeaux below DeM10
2000 Chianti Conti Serristori OK but by no means special Penny Markt 3.98
Beaujolais Primeur 2001 L.Grandclement Not the best of the crop Lidl 3.49
Beaujolais Villages Primeur 2001 A late November treat Marktkauf 3.99
2000 Chianti Colli Fiorentini Not quite so good as the 1999 but at least they dropped the price Marktkauf 5.99
1999 Chianti Colli Senesi Best Chianti below DeM5 Marktkauf 4.99 Best Italian wine below DeM5
Cotes du Rhone Villages, 2000 Not the best of its class Lidl 4.59
2000 Chianti Vinispa Nice but not special and a little overpriced Eurospar 4.99
Chateau La Croix Saint-Pierre 1999 Special Minipreis 10.15 Best below DeM15
Merlot Veneto, 2000, Gabbia d'Oro A good standby Jibi 3.99
Barbera Piemonte 2000 Another drinkable wine below DeM4 Marktkauf 3.79
Merlot Veneto, 2000, Giacomo Aldo A good way to spent four marks Real 3.89
1999 Chianti Il Piolo OK but not the best at this price point Real 3.98
Barberino Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, 2000 A favourite purchase Lidl 3.98
2000 Chianti Hits the spot Lidl 3.99 Joint best value of type,
Joint best overall below DeM4
Torri d'Elsa 2000 Chianti Disappointing Rewe 3.99
1999 Chianti Trambusti Best for the money Jibi 3.99 Joint best value of type,
Joint best overall below DeM4
1999 Chianti Reno Not bad but see the Trambusti bottling in the same shop Jibi 3.99
La Arcata Chianti 2000 Not bad but there is better Chianti about for the money Marktkauf 3.99
Canova Barbera D'Asti 1999 Fair enough for a budget italian wine Penny Markt 3.49
Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle Central 2000 As good as this type of wine gets. Penny Markt 3.79 Best of type
Best value of type
Pierre Moulin Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays dOc 2000 A scrummy French country wine Marktkauf 3.99
Boccatino Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1999 I liked it but it was overpriced Marktkauf & Jibi 5.79 & 5.49
Cantata Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2000 A little too acid Marktkauf 3.79
Valle Central 2000 Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, equal best of 2000 so far. Lidl 3.79
Fonte Del Campo Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 1999 Jolly nice but a little too acid to be perfect Extra 4.49
Piemonte Barbera 1999 Not a bad wine but not a first choice Trink Gut 3.99
Barbera D'Asti 1999 Another dry Italian red to enjoy Lidl 3.79
Villa Demonte Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1999 I like this wine a lot Trink Gut 3.99 Best of type below DeM4
Los Pagos 2000 Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, best of 2000 so far. Extra 3.79 Best value in store
Andre Jalbert Bordeaux 2000 Poor choice Lidl 3.99
Castillo Varez 2000 Chile, Cabernet Sauvignon, not as good as last years. Marktkauf 3.79
Terre Del Sole Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, 1999 Another splendid wine from Italy Marktkauf 4.49 Best of type
Chateau Grand Plantier 2000 An enjoyable red Bordeaux Lidl 4.99 Best of type below DeM6,
Best in Store below DeM6.
Baron Pilars 2000 Mendoza Cheap but drinkable Argentine wine Jibi 2.99
2000 Chianti by Pierro Carletti/Fra-Co Not bad but the Giorgio Gaudio is better for the same price Trink Gut 3.99
La Corrida Cheap Spanish Table Wine but OK to drink Trink Gut 2.95
White wines
Wine Comments Shop Price in DeM jpoc awards
Charles Bach NV Champagne One bottle good, one duff Trink Gut & Rewe 17.99 & 19.99 Best of type below DeM8

Giolano Soave 2000 Cooking wine
Recamier NV Champagne Thumbs down
Chateau La Moussante 2000 Unrewarding budget white Bordeaux
Edelzwicker A white Alsace
Orvieto Classico A simple white wine!
Vranken NV Champagne Good value Champagne
The shops
Tengelmann Some gems but sometimes overpriced
Lidl Low prices but a limited range
Norma Again, low prices and a limited range but with very good value
Marktkauf A wide range of wines but prices about 10% higher than in the smaller supermarkets.
Plus Among the best value for inexpensive wine in Germany
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