“ Brand: Halewood International Beverages / Type: Cocktail „
I was very happy to be invited to try a bottle of Lambrini free thanks to an invitation from website BzzAgent. They are a group who offer product freebies and money off vouchers in exchange for your honest opinion and promise to spread the word about the product you've been lucky enough to try. I was sent a voucher to redeem against any variety of 75cl sized bottle of Lambrini Fruits which is available at Asda and Morrisons. Among the flavours available were Cherry, Apple and Blackcurrent, Rose and this Peach flavour which I thought sounded most appealing.
The product comes in a large glass bottle. The top has a faux foil style champagne cork appearance but it is really just a screw off top. There is actually not much information about the product printed on the label of my bottle. This may be due to the fact that the brand are currently running a competition and most of the information on the label is dedicated to this. However, I do find the overall look of the bottle very attractive. The wine itself is a dark orange colour and the label replicates this shade in the font and picture of a juicy peach.
The brand call this drink a "slightly sparkling peach flavoured fruit wine". Their website is more helpful in detailing what kind of wine this is. It's actually called a 'perry' which means it is a light drink with a low alcohol volume. This Peach variety is 5% ABV and a bottle contains 4.1 units. The brand aim to keep prices low for these drinks and their wines start very cheaply at £1.79. However, the Fruity range is a couple of pounds more due to the duties on fruit which increases the cost.
When you open the bottle of wine there is a big hiss as the bubbles escape. A strong, sweet fruity aroma comes out of the bottle and is very appealing. It smells a bit sugary, fresh and reminds me of summertime.
The wine is best chilled or poured over ice. It makes for an attractive party drink over crushed ice. The flavour of the wine is very nice. The peach flavour is powerful but has a gentle aftertaste and it actually feels more like you are drinking a soft beverage than a bitter wine. The wine is fresh and the bubbles are sharp. The more you drink the warmer the drink starts to feel. Although the drink is sweet and fruity it never becomes sickly sweet or too overpoweringly fruity. It is a very feminine drink though, due to the delicate flavour and the way it looks and sparkles in the glass!
Overall this is a nice drink to either start a party off or have a quiet, casual drink with friends. I managed to get this around the time of my birthday and it was the perfect addition to the evening. Trying this has made me want to try the other flavours in the range and I would recommend this to all ladies looking for a nice tasting, light alcoholic drink. I would certainly buy this again. I have had some comments made to me about how cheap the drink is and how this could indicate a lower quality product but I don't think this is the case at all.
You can find out more about the whole Lambrini range at their website:
I am actually a fan of Lambrini Cherry and the other day whilst I was in my local off licence I really fancied a bottle of it and there was none in stock, I asked if they had it even and they didn't so I was left with just the Original Lambrini or this Peach Flavour and I opted for a bottle of this to try.
This comes in a see through glass bottle with a twist on/off cap to the top of it it and then on the front of it there is a white label and on that we are told what it is and who it is by and there is a small picture of a peach shown and then we are told that it is 'Slightly Sparkling Peach Flavoured Fruit Wine' and then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told that my bottle contains 5/5% vol and is 150cl in size and that in a 125ml serving there are 0.7 UK Units and in the bottle there is 8.3 UK units and contact details for the manufacturer are given.
The Drink Itself:
This is a transparent orangy coloured and slightly sparkling wine. It smells fresh, peachy and slightly sweet but naturally so and this actually tastes really nice end refreshing! Its naturally and not overly sweet but sweet enough, its distinctively peach in flavour and only peach and is best served chilled and/or with ice and I have to admit to being really partial to this!
Light in flavour and not cheap tasting this is actually now my favourite Lambrini wine!
This flavour comes in a couple of sizes my very large bottle was only £3.50 and worth that money it really was!
Available in all good supermarkets and off licenses and so on.
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I picked up a couple of bottles of Lambrini Peach just a few weeks ago when it was on an offer in Asda for 2 bottles (70 cl each) for 3 pounds. I had previously tried this drink, but not for a long while, and so while it was on this offer I thought it would be rather rude not to give it another try and refresh my memory.
Lambrini is a brand of light Perry, which was launched in the UK back in 1994 (when my drinking days were just starting). The drink is manufactured in Liverpool by Halewood International Limited. It is available in most supermarkets and off licenses and is quite cheap at around £4 for a large 1.5 litre bottle (which is twice the size of a normal bottle of wine) or around £2 for a standard 70 Cl bottle. Although it is not a wine but a Perry, Lambrini is marketed more in the style of a wine than of a traditional Perry or cider. It comes in a clear glass bottle, very similar to a standard wine bottle, and the juicy looking pink liquid inside looks very inviting.
The Peach Lambrini has to be my favourite of the few different flavours that I have tried to date, and getting hold of a few bottles of this recently just re-affirmed to me that I really do enjoy this drink. It is very fizzy, just like a pop drink, and has a nice recognisable peach flavour to it, which is pleasant and juicy without being too over the top or sickly. I often find that the original Lambrini has a little bit of an unpleasant after taste to it, but this is not present in the Peach flavour in my opinion.
For £3 (when on offer) you get 2 x 0.7 litre bottles, or about 7-8 wine glasses full of a nice refreshing and fruity, sparkling peach flavoured Perry drink, which is 5.5% alc / vol in strength, meaning that if you manage to consume both of the bottles in one night you can really tell you have had a drink!
A single 0.7 litre bottle of Lambrini Peach actually contains just over 4 units of alcohol, and this is worth remembering, as the drink is very easy to consume, and just feels like pop, but it is having a bigger effect than you might realise.
Over the years Lambrini have introduced a few other alternative flavours to their range (a few of which I have tried and enjoyed), and today there are a total of eight varieties:
From time to time I still have the odd bottle of this, and find it ideal in the summer at a BBQ, as it is cheap and easy to drink, and goes down pretty well, but is not as strong as normal wine, and so gives a much gentler hangover the next day.
This is not a classy drink by any stretch of the imagination, and to be fair Lambrini have never pretended that it is. It is simply a nice cheap and cheerful drink, designed to be consumed for fun and laughter.
Overall this is an enjoyable drink that I have enjoyed drinking over the years, and still enjoy from time to time nowadays. For the low price it offers a fresh and sweet alcoholic drink that can be enjoyed especially in the summer, and is obviously best served chilled.
It is marketed towards the female drinker, which is unfortunate for us males that enjoy a glass of it, although it takes more than a few jokes and jibes to put me off anything that I enjoy drinking.
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© L500589 2012
I dont really rate the normal lambrini taste and flavour, but I noticed that all the lambrini bottles were on offer in ASDA, I think they were on a 2 for £3 deal, how could I refuse. I decided to buy the peach one as the colour looked refreshing and pleasant. I tend to like peach liquers and alcoholic drinks so I decided that I would like to try the peach flavour lambrini. The other choices on the shelf, were lambrini light, cherry and original. The alcohol percentage of this drink is 5.5% which compared to most wines and alcohol, this is not a lot.
The bottle is like the original lambrini bottle, however the label is different, as they change it to match the flavourings, instead of the original blue with the writing, the peach one has a peach colour, the bottle is see through so you can see the pink liquid inside and it looks refreshing. The cap of the bottle is a screw cap, and it is covered in a foil-like wrapping which you take off when you wish to drink it, this I feel is a good safety feature to have which keeps children from drinking the alcohol as they would have to unwrap the foil in order to get to the screw cap. Like most conventional wines, the lambrini comes in a glass bottle, which in my opinion keeps the alcohol colder when it is stored in the fridge.
The flavour like many wines I feel is acquired, it is a strong but not overpowering peach flavour, I did however find the taste slightly strong, so I weakened my peach lambrini with lemonade, which adds to the refreshing taste of the peach lambrini. This makes a good cocktail, it is like the standard drink and mixer, it is not at all strong and tastes like fruit juice, which makes you feel like you are not drinking alcohol, which can be dangerous as you do not feel or realise how drunk you are getting, I managed to drink both bottles in around an hour and a half, and it turned out I was a lot more drunk than I felt, so please drink and measure in moderation.
Overall I would definitely recommend to buy the peach lambrini as it tastes a lot better and sweeter than the original drink, the peach lambrini is also more versatile as you can add a mixer such as lemonade to it to weaken the taste and make it feel more refreshing. It is also a bargain price in ASDA, a cheap and versatile drink for hardly any pennies, even more of a bonus.
Peach lambrini is gorgeous and is one of my favourite drinks.
It normally costs about £2.50 for a bottle and I normally get about 3/4 wine glasses out of one bottle. It is a great price for such a nice good quality drink. It doesn't cheap and chemically and it is very smooth and easy to drink.
I like all the flavours of Lambrini but peach is definately my absolute favourite. With it being peach flavour it is really light and very fruity. It is also very sweet so if you don't like sweet drinks then this isn't the one for you. It is not at all bitter and really doesn't taste like alcohol at all. It tastes very refreshing and really quenches my thirst so is perfect for drinking on hot summer days. It is slightly sparkling so has a nice fizz to it.
It is not at all strong and has a low alcohol percentage so I can drink quite a few glasses without feeling drunk which is nice and means I never get hangover drinking this which is great.
I think it is a very girly drink and don't think it would appeal to men at all.
I would definately recommend this as a fun fruity drink to share with friends.
Im not a massive fan of the Original Lambrini flavour - dont get me wrong, I will drink it but it doesnt taste that great. So before I night out I always buy another Lambrini flavour to "get the party started" - god that sounded so stupid LOL. I usually buy cherry but a few weeks ago the shop by me had an offer on this Peach flavour and I bought it straight away and I have been buying a bottle for every party Ive been to since. Its not that Im a cheapskate but Im not going to spend loads on a bottle of wine if everyone likes one that costs about £3.
£3 For A 150cl Bottle (Which Is WAY Bigger Than It Sounds)
Stockists: Supermarkets, Off Licenses (This Flavour Might Not Be As Widely Available As The Others!)
Now eveb though this hasnt got a very high alcohol content it actually gets me pretty tipsy of just a few glasses. I think that has a lot to do with the fizz though more than anything because when I drink this I feel like Im drinking ordinary pop. So be wanred before you know it you might be falling on your bum!
I really like the taste of this and I reckon Id go as far to say that this is the best flavour from the whole Lambrini range (that Ive tried so far anyway!) and I dont think Ive ever heard somebody say they dont like it. This drink taste like a mixture of peaches and mangoes which means it taste incredibly fruity and exotic and absolutely nothing like your average wine! Which is a good thing in my opinion because I hate the vinegar taste you get when drinking "posh wine". I compare the taste of this to those Rubicon Mango drinks because it is exactly like an alcoholic version of that and it taste gorgeous.
I definately recommend this to everyone as I think it is a drink that most people will really like and enjoy - this is definately a perfect drink for the summer! This tastes proper fruity and refreshing and its perfect for pre-town drinks or even for a party and at only £3 for a massive bottle I dont think you can really complain. Im trying to save my bottle for Friday when I go and watch SATC2 but I dont think Ill be able to wait that long - Im not an alcoholic.....honest!
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Brand: Halewood International Beverages / Type: Cider