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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Wine lovers told: don't spend more than £6.99 a bottle - Telegraph UK (by John Bingham)

A group of leading connoisseurs from around the world agreed that £6.99 should be enough to buy what they would consider a "decent" bottle in a British shop.

Above that figure, the differences were more about "individual taste" than quality, they said.

Judges taking part in Decanter magazine's World Wine Awards came up with the price amid fears that customers are regularly paying over the odds in an effort to satisfy the wine snobs.

Their guidance will come as a welcome relief to the nervous dinner party guest eager to impress and will make the task of selecting wine a slightly less

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