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Fine Wine and some beer

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18.02.2001

Advantages:
Reasonable prices and a good range of products

Disadvantages:
Its a chain

Recommendable Yes:

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City / Branch addressNewcastle - all branches

Frequency of visitWeekly

PriceReasonable

Layout & presentationGood

AvailabilityI usually find what I am looking for

QualityGood

After-sales serviceGood

Staff knowledgeGood

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We have a couple of Victoria Wine shops in Newcastle, and I think they are reasonably good. At Christmas they had an offer of Lanson Black Label Champagne buy two get one free that worked out at under £15 a bottle. Their price for a single bottle was £21.99 whicj about two pounds dearer than Tescos and much dearer that Mr Aktar next to Chichester Metro Sounth Shields who used to sell it for £14.99 a bottle, but I no longer live there.

They have a wide range of wines, but you usually benefit from the offers they have one. One recent one was a hungarian wine called "The Unpronounceable Grape" , a dry white wine at £3.49 a bottle or £6 for two. It's excellent and stands well with the more expensive wines, such as Koonunga Hill or Lindemanns.

Their beers selection is limited , but the currently do Murphy's at 8 cans for a fiver that suits me down to the ground. They have similar offers on Carling and Boddingtons as well as a number of bottled beers.

There is a reasonable range of spirits including flavoured vodka.

They also stock corkscrews, which you never think about until you need one and they do an adequate one for about £2.99.

If you feel the munchies coming on they stock crisps and sweets, though I don't go in for these much.

Evemn though they're a chain , they're pleasant , the staff are helpful, and you can usually pick up you drinks and a reasonable price.

The also do soft drinks as well.
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mikeydred 18.02.2001 01:16

You're welcome

From_The_Continent 18.02.2001 01:11

An excellent opinion form someone who appreciates fine wine as much as I do. On a calm Saturday night, you have put me on the trail... I'm going to open a nice bottle right now.

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