Good God, I ventured into Tesco, Dooradoyle, Limerick on Thursday night. That’s the evening before Good Friday, when alcohol can’t be sold. It was like a battlefield. You’d swear Irish people would never ever be able to get hold of a bottle of chardonnay for ever more! Anyway, if...Read More
My new fixation of late is Riesling, as the warm sunny evenings we’re miraculously enjoying cry out for a glass of something crisp and dry. So, emboldened by the surprisingly enjoyable bottle of Riesling
for just €5.49 in Lidl I rashly decided that all wine from the...Read More
Lidl’s up next, and their Saturday offers are nothing to be sniffed at. As usual there’s one solid good value deal and three other slightly random products, which I’m sure, will be very attractive to some people, but not everybody. Take for example this Saturday’s specials – Coca Cola...Read More
This week's Lidl
special offers include enough sweets to turn a stone diabetic but we won't linger on those, they're cheap, chewy and retro. There. Done.
Onto more important things. Like alcohol. Little bottles of alcohol to be precise. Now the're not going to be winning any taste...Read More
This week’s Lidl fresh produce offers include half price round lettuce (straw poll – who still buys this deliciously flavoursome but grit-riddled stuff? I’m interested in seeing how lazy we’ve become!), at 39c and from Thursday to Sunday there’re halfprice cooking apples at 69c and 33% off punnets of...Read More
You are not going to believe how much I spent at the cinema the other night. We committed a cardinal sin, to be fair – went hungry. That meant that we ordered a mahoosive popcorn (with butter, lest my arteries feel a bit chilly and need insulation), two portions...Read More
Now call me a philistine (you’d be quite right), but ever since I first tasted Malbec in Chicago and was given a very knowledgeable run-through of its background, I presumed it was Argentinean. Exclusively. Now, obviously, this lovely bottle of red stuff mellowing in my kitchen (I photographed it,...Read More
I took a total punt on this one. Albeit a reasonably educated one. My logic, thrashed out while standing in Lidl staring at the wine aisle - looking rather odd to passing customers, no doubt – was that I was in a German store. Riesling is a German wine...Read More
Interesting news from across the water (the little water, not the big one westward) regarding new legislation to enforce minimum prices for alcohol.
These will be £10.71 (approx €12.67) for a litre of vodka, £2.03 (€2.40) for a bottle of wine and £8.00 (€9.47) for a 700ml bottle of whiskey. ...Read More