Product Type: Halewood International Beverages Liqueur
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Member Name: l500589
Date: 29/11/12, updated on 11/05/13 (173 review reads)
Advantages: An enjoyable drink
Disadvantages: Quite weak in strength, but can still catch you out.
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.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2012
Summary: A nice cheap and enjoable drink