JPOC's guide to buying wine in the Rewe chain in Germany

The Rewe chain of supermarkets is somewhere in the middle in terms of price and somewhat conservative. They seem to do a failrly good job in wine selection. They have a wider range than the budget stores and decent values.

The name Rewe has been around for quite a while but back in about 2006 a lot of shops that were owned by the sma eparent changed their names from HL to Rewe.

If there is one near you, it is worth having a look. Your money may not go quite so far as in Norma but it will take you longer to reach the point where you have tried all of the wines that interest you.

Reds
Wine Comments Price in Euro Awards
Chateau Reysson 2005 Rather hit and miss 8.99
Chateau Peymouton 2005 Overpriced 9.99
Torri d'Elsa Chianti 2007 OK for the money 2.59
Bio Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Vin de Pays d'Oc Does drinking Bio wine make you feel saintly? 3.99
Chateau Lafitte Marcellin 2004 Drinkable and almost worth the money 5.99
Montgras Reserva 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Decent Chilean wine though not quite up with the best 8.99
Folonari Merlot Delle Venezie 2007 Light and fruity 2.99
Savanha Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 As usual, a good'un 3.49
Folonari Cabernet Sauvignon Delle Venezie 2007 A drinkable Italian Cab Sav 2.99
Chateau Les Vergnes 2005 Almost worth what we paid for it 5.99
Nederburg Pinotage 2007 Stunningly good value 4.99 Best wine below 10 Euros in store
Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Silky smooth, yummy 4.99
Montgras Reserva 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah They also do a non blended cab Sav which is a lot better 7.99
Mastri Vernacoli Trentino Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Rather better than expected 5.99
Chateau La Monge 2006 A bit of a let down 5.99
Yellow Tail 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Fair dinkum 4.49 Fourth best wine with a piccie of a 'roo on the bottle in all of Germany
Teroldego Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2006 Accidentally good 4.99
Settesoli Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Sicily Poor value 5.99
Chateau Chenu-Lafitte 2006 Poor value but drinkable 5.99
Cour du Roy 2006 Corduroy - well I've got the trousers 4.49
Farnese Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 The full Monty(pulciano) 4.99 Best wine of type
Golden Bird Pinotage 2008 Did they let it out or did it escape? 2.29
Chateau Pey la Tour 2007 Well improved over the 2006 5.99 Best Bordeaux in store below 8 Euro
Espiritu de Chile Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile A little better than the 2006 but still not good enough 3.99
Wine of Australia Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006 Basic but OK for the money 1.99
Chateau Pey la Tour 2006 Fresh and fruity 5.99
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Kaefer Valle Central, Chile Just not really very good 3.59
Melini 2007 Chianti A good'un 4.99 Best Chianti below 5 Euros
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Weinzunft Valle Central, Chile Cheapest drinkable wine out there? 1.39 Best cheapie
Ruffino 2006 Chianti OK, but not special 4.99
Rigattieri 2007 Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Caught my attention 4.99 Best Monty below 5 Euros
Terramore 2006 Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Is Bio wine good for you? 4.99
Villa Puchini Chianti Riserva 2003 Memories of a hot summer 5.99 Best Chainti in store
Golden Kaan Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 It`s OK, but it smells a bit 4.99
Gallo Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Must try harder 4.99
Conti Serristori 2001 Chianti Classico Overpriced as was the 2000 6.99
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Avegiano Not bad but not worth the premium price. 6.49
Le Gavroche Beaujolais Villages Primeur 2008 GCF The Villages was not as good as the standard this year 1.99
Beaujolais Primeur 2008 GCF Classic Beaujolais Nouveau - warts and all! 1.79
Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile Every bit as good as the 2006 6.99 Best Cab Sav varietal under 10 Euros
Bordeaux 2005 Kressmann Duo Mmmm, for the money, a delightful Cab Sav Merlot blend 1.99 Best budget wine in store
Chianti Superiore 2006 Villa Puccini A Chianti that is slightly up from the bargain basement 5.99
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Casa Moretti Poisonous Filth 1.00
Reserve Chateaubriand 2007 Beaujolais A good way to wash down a fine steak 4.99 A personal favourite though if your Rewe still has the 2006 get that as it has had an extra year to mature
Reserve Chateaubriand 2006 Beaujolais Good value and just right with red meat 4.99 A personal favourite
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2007 Fradiabolo More fruity then expected 2.59
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Mondo del Vino Basic but fair 1.99
Chateau Sissan 2006 Almost - but not quite worth the money 4.99 At least it's not such rotten value as the Grand Bouquey below
Chateau Grand Bouquey 2006 Disappointing wine, dreadful value 7.99
Chateau L'Eglise 2000 A fair way to spend three Euros on some claret 3.06 Best Buy (French red wine) in store
Chateau Tour Clanet 1999 Musty taste, a poor choice 3.32
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