“ Brand: Country Manor / Type: Wine „
I Iove your Medium Sweet wine and have been drinking it with my evening meal for years and although I find it difficult to get at my local Supermarket ( Sainsburys Lyons Farm West Sussex ) I have a friend who gets it for me as Asdas/Tescos? I do wish I could get it from Sainsburys ( They do sell the Dryer Wine )
I have one criticism though......... Recently you have put an extra pull off seal on the top of the tap which I find very difficult to remove, in fact sometimes the tag to remove this seal comes away leaving the seal intact meaning that I have to cut the silver bag to get to its contents. Is there a knack to removing this seal? If so can someone please tell me what it is.
I shall be watching your Website with interest for an answer pleeeeeeeese. I am an old lady of 83 years, perhaps that's the problem?????????
Country Manor boxed Perry is an English Perry which I have found in Sweet, or medium dry, both come in handy little compact boxes with a tap for easy pouring. The boxes contain 3 litres which is the equivalent to 4 standard bottles of wine.
The sweet Perry is a little over sweet for me I tend to prefer drier wines but both types are very crisp and mellow tasting when chilled and at only 7.5% alcohol they are a less heavy option for an afternoon drink or a pre dinner drink than other standard wines that usually start at 11% alcohol upwards. They are also great for using as a base for cocktails and punch. I sometimes enjoy a glass of the medium dry with a piece of cheese after dinner as well.
I always keep two boxes, one of each in refrigerator during the summer as we have a lot of barbeques and people popping in and out and some people like sweet wine and others drier, and the two boxes quite easily fit into only half of one shelf in the fridge which is great being as I have the equivalent of 8 standard bottles in such a small space.
The box is a little fiddly to get the tap out the first time, there is a little perforated flap at the side of the box at the bottom which needs to be lifted , then in go the fingers to pull the tap all the way out positioning the neck into the opening and replace the flat to secure. Once you have opened one and know what you are doing it is pretty simple after that. When you are ready for a drink just press the little button on the tap, and once full remove the pressure. I have used lots of these boxes and never had one leak.
Country Manor boxed Perry will last 6 weeks once opened if stored in the refrigerator, I personally have never had the chance to keep one 6 weeks in my house they are usually gone within the week especially in the hot weather.
I usually get mine from Tesco, or Sainsbury and have only ever seen them boxed as either sweet or medium dry and have not seen a red, or rose done in this brand as yet.
Currently a box of medium dry is £4.99 and the sweet £5.29 both from Tesco.
I've been buying County Manner since my student days - plainly because it is cheap, good value and it doesn't taste like cat wee (always an advantage)!
I recently picked some up a box from Tesco for the bargain price of £3.93, for that you get three litres which is the equivalent of four bottle of wine at 98p each!
This wine isn't particularly strong (it is 7.5) but it has a nice sweet taste and it is nice as a standalone drink, or mixed with wine. I'd say that if you're not a fan of sweet tasting wine then you definitely need to purchase the 'dry' or 'medium' brand, because the sweet variety certainly has a kick to it.
It comes in a box and the tab can be a little tricky to open, but once you have opened it you press a button and the wine pours out. I like buying boxes of wine as opposed to bottles: a) because they are better values; and b) because I am convinced one box is better for the environment than four glass bottles. The box itself is quite nice, it is colourful and doesn't look like a "budget brand" so you wouldn't be embarrassed to get this out at a party.
Personally I think this brand is great, you should definitely have a box in the house just in case you fancy a glass of wine with your tea, or in case you get an unexpected visitor. At the moment times are hard and we don't all have a lot of money to play with, so it's good that you can pick up a value box of wine so cheaply.
I am giving this product five out of five dooyoo stars based on the price, value and taste! Pick a box of this up the next time you are down at the supermarket.
Country manor boxed wine.
So, take you mind off the delightful weather that we have been experiencing in Britain for what seems like the past decade. Close your eyes, and take yourself away off to that little place you go when you seek a bit of self indulgence. You hear wind blowing in the trees. Perhaps the waves hitting gently off the shore. Birds tweet merrily in the background, and you find solace in your thoughts. You are relaxed. But - what could help you relax even further? How about a nice glass of wine?
I was walking through my local Tesco store, I found myself ambling towards the alcohol section (as I so often seem to.), and perused the wines on offer. Now, I like a glass or two, but as with so many things these days, it is becoming more and more expensive. Credit crunch is a term we all now know and love (Thank you Mr Brown.), and it is slowly taking all the enjoyment out of life. So - I was shocked to see that there was a box of wine on the shelf, and the price was a mere £3.93!!!
Now, I know what you are thinking. It must taste like malt vinegar!!! I confess that I thought that too, but at that price for 3 litres (4 bottles of wine.), I decided to take a chance. So I took it, and walked off, mentally sticking one finger up at today's tax crazy government.
I got home, and thought that I would try it out straight away. There was a little perforated bit on the side, which you break to reveal a tap, through which you pour the wine. It was very easy to do, and it was no time at all before I was pouring my first glass. It was quite light in colour. Perhaps about the same colour as a nice Semmilon chardonnay. The nose was fresh, and clean. There was no real overpowering smell, and at best I would say it was crisp and held a slight aroma of fruits such as the pear. On tasting the wine, the first impression was one of pleasant surprise. It certainly was not anything like the vinegar taste that I suspected. In fact it was quite the opposite. Light and fruity, more like a fruit drink than a wine.
Don't get me wrong, it is no world beater. It is what it is. A nice fresh drink, that wont cost the earth. Not one to give to friends, as if they know anything about wine, they will slaughter you, but more one to bring out when everyone is nicely tipsy. That way they would never know the difference!!
It is not strong at all. It only weighs in at a mere 7.5%, so it can be enjoyed equally on its own, or with food. I would suggest that it is eaten with a light meal such as a salad, or a light fish like sole. It would compliment it quite well, not overpowering the food as sometimes happens with even the lightest soave.
Overall, I would say that it is well worth trying, and keeping in your cupboards for unexpected guests. For the price, you can do a lot worse. And after it is opened you have six weeks to drink it (that's a laugh, it has never lasted more than three days in my house!). So, next time you are out doing the shopping, pick up one of these up, and show Gordon brown that there are still bargains to be had in his current crippling regime.
Cheap Wine with a nice fresh taste!!
Country Manor Boxed wine is fresh, funky and sassy. It is nice and definatley sweet and can be enjoyed with a lovely meal or by itself either for daytime lunch or an evening meal.
The alcohol volume of this wine is not as strong as most wine's which come boxed and is only 7.5%, the wine is really easy to drink.
The price tag of this wine is excellent, for around £4 per box, you get 3 full litres!! (more than 3 bottles of wine). Unlike most of the cheaper wines, this one is not sparking and does not taste cheap in my opinion.
You can buy this wine from most supermakets, and you can also get the dry white wine in this range. I normally buy mine from Asda or Morrisons, Tesco do not stock this as far as I am aware. Please note that if you buy this wine from a general store it tends to be more expensive.
As well as the boxed wine you can buy this wine in bottles for around £1.50
The box itself has a little tap on the side that you need to press to let your wine come out, therefore no need for those awkward bottle openers. You can also remove the outside packaging from the box and you are left with a silver bag-like-thing which you can put into the fridge to chill.
Overall a lovely cheap drink!!! :)
A hip, cheeky and sassy perrie for the cosmopolitan, young, professional market. It's seductive cardboard packaging (and price tag) will captivate one even before sampling its sweet, sexy, smutty and sensual elegance.