Blog & Newsletters

wotwine? puts the spotlight on: ASDA - April 18, 2016

Own label wines are the best value. Yesterday we were discussing wotwine? with a wealthy "city" type. To our delight he told us that he regularly shops on-line for wine at ASDA. Whilst he also uses a traditional merchant, he likes to find "everyday" wines in the supermarkets, and has found ASDA the...

Wotwine Newsletter – we put the spotlight on Lidl - April 5, 2016

Lidl has constantly been top of our rating list for value for money, alongside Aldi.  Aldi were top rated in December, as Lidl seem to have hardened their prices for many of their mid range wines, but now since Christmas Lidl seems to have stolen the lead with 55% of...

wotwine? puts the spotlight on Tesco’s current strategy. Plus some First Growth bargains! - January 19, 2016

Much has happened in the last few months at the UK's biggest supermarket, and in the wine department there is a clear change of strategy.  From being a Supermarket only offering fair or good value for wines when they were on price promotion, Tesco have clearly moved to a "net"...

The Christmas Conundrum; what to drink at Christmas, sorted! - December 21, 2015

Unless you find  your family gatherings particularly stressful, I would definitely advocate quality over quantity.  This is the time of the year to really savour the good things in life; good food, good wine and we hope, good company.As we all tend to get a bit misty eyed and nostalgic...

Perfect Cocktail Party Wines; the gannets are descending and they are thirsty! - December 21, 2015

It is time to throw your infamous Christmas cocktail party which means the question of how to provide a really decent drop to drink while being able to water 30 odd thirsty friends without busting the bank is once again at the forefront of your mind.  Not an easy task, we know! Not...

The biannual supermarket league table - November 27, 2015

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The gift of wine; perfect presents for your wine loving loved ones - November 19, 2015

Wine is a wonderful and impressive gift, especially for those ‘hard to buy for’ loved ones.  Or at least it should be... but what wine do you buy?  How much should it cost?  Which country should it come from and what style or colour should it be?  Suddenly you are...

Back by popular demand; the quarterly top 10 wines under £10 - November 13, 2015

This is the ever popular summary of the best buys under £10 that we have tasted over the last 4 months.  With party season looming, stock up your cellar with wines that will get people talking for all the right reasons.  No need to keep up with the Joneses, with...

An old post that is still relevant: a wolf in sheep’s clothing – wine based drinks - November 9, 2015

Feb 2015 - We screw open the cap on this misleading drink. wotwine? was started because we wanted to give some transparency to the process of buying supermarket wine, unearth some hidden gems and give some power back to the consumer. Recently, we unearthed an interesting product which caused quite a...

Santa has come early; the wotwine? guide to snapping up the bargains in the pre-Christmas sales - November 5, 2015

Hang on to your hat and grab your credit card because there are some great pre-Christmas discounts on offer (sorry, yes, I did just mention the C word but as we have been reminded there are just 7 Mondays left to go!).  In the run up to the big day,...