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      13.06.2013 02:52
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      Its a 80s revivial and its a product you either love or hate

      =Lambrini=

      I use to drink Lambrini in a past life, it use to be the drink of choice whilst getting ready for a Saturday night out, and to be honest I out grew the drink.

      =Buzz Agent=
      It almost feels like being a Masonic, when you say "I'm a Buzz Agent", and one of the products I was chosen to try was Lambrini, and I was sent some vouchers to be redeemed at Tesco.

      =Flavours and Bottle Sizes=
      Lambrini is a Perry drink, which is basically a pear version of cider, it is sold in various size bottles include the 75cl, 1 litre and 1 1/2 litre bottles, and 3 litre boxes.

      The original flavour is pear flavour, but Lambrini have also introduced, Cherry, Peach, Apple and Blackcurrant and a Rose Version.

      =Price and Availability=
      I was limited to buying mine from Tesco, but they are available from most retailers from Supermarkets, Iceland through to discount stores such as Home bargains.

      I paid £2.99 for a bottle, I tried the Peach variety and a Cherry Bottle.

      =Proof=
      These are low alcohol at around 5% proof, when compared to wine this can be anything from 9% to 14% range.

      =The Bottles=
      The bottles are the same design as wine bottles, they have a gold screw top to undo the bottle, there is a label on the front of the bottle with the wording Lambrini and the flavour you have brought, the label on the back has some more information about the drink as well as contact information.

      =In General=
      Lambrini is a sweet drink, and although it is alcohol based, at times you would think your drinking fizzy drinks.

      =Cherry=
      This was the first one that I tried, as I like Cherryade and it reminded me of that at first look. When I opened the bottle, there was a slight bubble feel to it, when you open a bottle of fizzy pop you get the whoosh.

      -Smell-
      I could immediately smell cherries again it reminded me of a grown up Cherryade drink.

      -Taste-
      It was hate at first taste, not only was it very sweet, but it had a taste of almonds, and that is one taste that I cannot stand. I did get Mr Thrifty to try it, and he agreed as well that it tasted like almonds, but it wasn't long before he suggested to be on the safe side that he had better try another glass to be sure that it was not just because I had said it tasted like almonds.
      Over the evening the bottle then became empty. Mr Thrifty, didn't realise that he had drank the bottle to himself (bar my one sip!!), as he said it went down so nicely and it was refreshing.

      =Peach=
      I have to say that Mr Thrifty suggested that he be around when I opened the Peach just in case I did not like it, how helpful of him!

      I opened the bottle gently, as it had the whoosh of bubbles, I could smell the peaches immediately, this was not over powering, the first thought that came to mind was a Peach Melba.

      -Taste-
      This was absolutely lovely, although it was sweet, it was not as over powering in sweetness as the Cherry had been and this to me had a more natural peach taste.

      I was nice and let Mr Thrifty have a glass, he choose to have his with some ice-cubes in, which I tried, it was quality control, and that was really refreshing.

      Again the alcohol content was about 5%, we shared the remains of the bottle, and we both enjoyed this.

      =BBQ=
      These drinks would be ideal for a BBQ or a summers evening, when you want a cool drink but not high on the alcohol content.

      =Would I buy again=
      I would not buy the Cherry again, I have brought the Peach again, and treated myself to it whilst watching the Britain's Got Talent Final.

      =Other Flavours=
      I don't fancy the apple and blackcurrant flavour, I may be tempted to try the Rose, they would be one off purchases, as I feel that the sweetness is a let down of the product, but for an occasional treat then this is an ideal drink.


      =Would I recommend=
      I would recommend this drink, as its refreshing, interesting flavours and cheap!

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      22.05.2013 00:14
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      Pleasant enough to drink the fruity flavours, but after effects were not that pleasant.

      I have to admit to it being a number of years since I had last drank Lambrini - the occasional bottle would be drunk when I was a student at University and cheap and cheerful was the order of the day. I was recently tempted to try the brand again through being a member of Bzz agent. As well as the original version of this perry drink there are now cherry, peach and apple and blackcurrant versions, as well as a Rosé version. I was keen to give the alternatives a try to see if they were possibly a lower alcohol drink for those occasions in the summer like family barbecues where a drink is nice, but you don't want to feel like you have been drinking a stronger drink.

      Firstly, these were not available on the shelf in the local tesco in my village. I had to travel to a larger Tesco in the nearby town to find them with the vouchers sent to me from Bzz and tesco. Even then, I found it hard to track down all the flavours on offer - the apple and blackcurrant and cherry varieties were all that were stocked.

      The bottles looked fairly nice on the shelf. Both had rich colour - a 75cl bottle was £3.29 for the apple and blackcurrant variety, and £2.99 for the cherry variety. Both had quite an adult looking bottle, so I think this wouldn't look too apppealing for younger people. In terms of alcohol content, the drink is around 5% proof, which is less than half of most wines. I tend to stick to wines at around 8-10% as this is strong enough for me to enjoy a little in moderation, so this fit well with what my preferences are.

      Both of the wines I tried are fizzy fruit wines, which can be a bit dangerous as it can be a bit like drinking a fizzy pop. The cherry variety in particular strongly looked and tasted like cherryade.

      Both varieties I tried were very drinkable. I found them to be slightly fizzy, like pop that had been open a little while. This was good as I hate drinking really fizzy alcoholic drinks. This was more of a sparkling effect. The cherry had a bit of an after taste to it that was a little bitter like cherry. Both varieties were quite sweet.

      I have quite a sweet tooth normally, and I found I enjoyed both varieties while I was drinking them, but afterwards my mouth felt very unclean, and even after brushing my teeth before bed, I still felt as though my teeth were a bit tacky from all the sugar within this drink.

      I found the next few days my teeth felt pretty sensitive to hot and cold - the only other time I have ever had sensitivity in my teeth like this was after drinking a lot of fruit smoothies, and I have to say, if there was enough sugar within this to leave my mouth so sensitive after one day, then I think there is too much sugar in it for me.

      While the drink was enjoyable while it was being sipped, and it was much nicer than my memory of drinking the original version, I have been put off a lot by my teeth sensitivity and I don't think I would rush to repeat the experience. For the price, this would be a good drink to share with friends at a barbecue or similar instead of alternative drinks, but I think if I drank it regularly I would become a more regular client of my dentist, and for me, it is not worth it however pleasant the drink was. I was also left rather bloated from the fizz, but I can't blame the drink as any fizzy drink does it to me these days, even soda water.

      I am going to give it three stars out of five, as it does taste ok, and it might not affect everyone else's teeth as much as my own. I think it is more for the ladies this one - my husband also found it far too sweet and not to his taste at all, and whereas we might share a bottle of wine normally, this one was something he couldn't drink.

      I think I will stick to my normal brand of Rosé and leave the lambrini to people who can cope with the sugar content.

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        03.01.2013 12:17
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        Lambrini girls just wanna get drunk!

        Get drunk!

        I can't see any other reason for drinking this foul brew.

        I had a girlie night in with my sister and one of her friends recently, we decided to have a few drinks and each brought along a bottle of wine. The friend brought along a bottle of Lambrini and I have got to say I was not impressed.

        Lambrini costs just £1.69 in my local Co-Op for a 75cl bottle and is by far the cheapest bottle on the wine shelves making even Lambrusco seem expensive. A bottle contains 6 units of alcohol, each standard sized glass of wine contains 1.3 units and the bottle contains 7.5% alcohol. It is interesting to note that Lambrini will be a victim when the Scottish Government bring in their minimum alcohol pricing of 45p a unit meaning that Lambrini will be £2.70 a bottle.

        Although Lambrini comes in a wine bottle, is advertised as a wine and sits on the shelf beside the other wines it is in fact a perry. A perry is a drink that is made of pears rather than grapes and it is more like a cider than a wine. I imagine it is marketed this way as it is more appealing to women as it seems classier than glugging down pints of cider.

        Lambrini tastes pretty foul, it is sweeter than wine but not sickly sweet and still manages to have a bitter taste in my mouth. It doesn't really taste of pears or any other fruit for that matter. It is fairly dry and has a slight fizz to it. The taste is what I would imagine would happen if you mix together paint stripper and cat pee and it is really unpleasant.

        Taste doesn't matter much to a Lambrini girl, it is not the cheapest booze out there -it is possible to buy huge 3 litre bottles of super strength cider for a couple of quid - but it is at the lower end of the price market. A lambrini girl is someone who just wanted to get hammered as cheaply as possible or an underage drinker with a bit of pocket money to spend, it is sold at a price that everyone can afford.

        I hated Lambrini and thought it was one of the most disgusting drinks I had ever tasted. I did go through a phase of drinking a lot when I was in my late teens but our drink was never as cheap as Lambrini and I think the fact this perry is so cheap contributes to binge drinking. If you just want to get drunk and don't care about how you do it then Lambrini is ideal; if you want to relax and enjoy a pleasant drink then look elsewhere.

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          09.12.2012 21:42
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          Highly recommended for a trip down memory lane but it is a bit sickly...

          Lambrini - 75cl is £1.39 currently at Tesco (shop around it's often on special offer)
          7.5 % ABV

          Lambrini is sold as a light sparkling perry which is traditionally made form pears. The drink itself often gets a bit of bad press as people seem to think it's a really cheap wine, and then knock the flavour. I personally feel the taste is a little on the sweet side, and it often something that the 'younger' drinkers out there may be drawn to.

          Having said the taste is on the sweet side I have to admit that I do in fact enjoy the odd glass (guiltily...) It was something that we often drank when at university years ago (Lambrini hour was always a killer), and nostalgia kicking in, again being a student I did pick up two bottles the other day. It's still as sweet as it was, and the cherry version was absolutely wonderful. The standard 'white' as it were can leave a bit of an after-taste - however the cherry version is totally delightful.

          It isn't necessarily something I'll be drinking on Christmas day but for the bargain prices you can pick it up for it's well worth a revisit. With the low ABV it's unlikely to leave your head feeling too fuzzy.

          As always make sure you drink responsibly, as this may sneak up on you with it's pop like taste...

          Highly recommended for a trip down memory lane but it is a bit sickly...

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          09.12.2012 21:25
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          A cheap bottle of plonk

          I enjoy a nice glass of wine, like many people, when I settle down in front of the TV after a hard day at work. I prefer mine nice and cold and it is nearly always refrigerated. On occasions I will also drink wine with my evening meal.

          One wine I have tried is Lambrini. This is very much on the cheaper range of the wine scale. In fact it is really a brand of light perry. It is manufactured near Liverpool and close to where I live. As such many of the local shops carry a large range and quite often a bit cheaper.

          'Lambrini is an organic product that is available in eight varieties: Original, Light, Cherry, Peach, Cream, Bubbly, Pink Bubbly, Bucks Fizz and Still. The latter differs from the other varieties in that it comes in a three-litre box rather than a bottle'.

          The bottles come in different sizes. For example there is a 275ml bottle, 75cl bottle and a massive 1.5l bottle. The latter retails at only a couple of pounds for a bottle and each has a low alcohol content of 7.5%.

          The person who invented Lambrini also lived local but sadly died last year, At his inquest it was advised that he had been drinking a bottle a day.

          I have tried a few of the flavours and the original. It has a crisp taste and a sparkly effect but it never really appealed to me. I drink wine that gives a nice after taste and try to enjoy the taste. This to me was no more than glorified lemonade. Sadly for this reason it is popular with kids too who don't realise how drunk they are getting. You certainly can drink lots of it without realising just what affect it has on your body. Just ask your local police force.

          So if you want a cheap drink then this is for you. Personally I'd rather have a proper glass of wine or a bottle of pop.

          copyright stebiz 2012 - also on ciao.co.uk

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          07.12.2012 17:36
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          Nice tasting alcoholic drink

          The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Lambrini Orginal is my student days all those years ago. Putting the taste and what have you aside, the overwhelming memory is of how cheap it just to be, and in fact when you compare to others on the market today, still is rather cheap. Typically you will find bottles of Lambrini in you local corner shop and would expect to pay on averge between £2.50 and £4.00 depending of course upon the size. Once again, when you compare Lambrini to other brands of wine, it has a relatively low alcohol content at 7.3%, yet this is still higher than the cans of larger you can buy in the same shops you would this.

          It has been a while since I last bought a bottle of this, but if my memory serves me, there are two quantities that may be purchased. Because I was a typical student, I often tended to go for the 1.5 litre bottle, however you can also but the smaller 75cl. Forgive me if I am wrong but I cant say that I have come across other size's but again, it has been a while since my last experience with this drink. Back then, the Original variety was the only on the market, although I have seen nowadays cherry flavour and even apple, just which there was such a diverse range when I drank it.


          Once you take off the screwable lid, you do get quite a unique smell, one that I havent come across with other wines, and to be quite honest it does smell cheap, which I suppose reflects its low price. Unlike the teenagers of today, I used to pour mine into a glass when I drank it, and I will not that once poured, don't leave it too long before you drink. Lambrini does have a tendency to go flat in a short period of time, as it is a fizzy alcoholic drink.

          Being much older now, I don't tend to drink it as much as I used too, in fact I cant really remember the last time I did. I can remember it was a sweet drink, and if they served it in my local bars, I wouldn't probably order a glass or two as I did quite like it. These days I tend to drink more upmarket wines and alcoholic drinks, but that in no way means that you shouldn't give Lambrini a try, I'm sure it is enjoyable not matter what your age. It is in that respect, that I recommend Lambrini to you reading this review.

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          04.12.2012 23:40
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          It wont become a regular drink, but good on hot summer nights.

          The first time I heard about Lambrini was from a local Police Inspector. We were having a meeting about anti social behaviour in the area and he showed me a cupboard full of half empty - and a few unopened - bottles of Lambrini. All of them had been taken from underage drinkers and it had quickly become the drink of choice for those who were too young to go to pubs and were instead drinking in parks. The main thing was that it was cheap and got them drunk.

          As a result I was surprised when I went to a friends' house a few weeks later and she had a bottle for us. She had heard the same stories as me - cheap and nasty - it would be bet to use it to clean the drains - but she tried it and quite liked the taste.

          The first sip was quite surprising as it did not taste like wine at first and I later found out that this would be because it was not actually made from grapes. All I could taste was peaches and the reason for this was that it was the peach flavoured one she had bought.

          It is a lot cheaper than most wines but it is a lot lower in alcohol. It is probably good that it is so low as a cheap wine with high alcohol content could be fatal for the young users. When I first drank it I thought it was alcohol free but it is in fact 5.5% so while a lot lower than the 12% of a lot of wines a few glasses would probably be a problem if driving. According to the company website a full bottle is only 4 units of alcohol so a glass or two over the evening may be OK after all.

          When opened it did not fizz in the same way that Champagne does, but there were a lot of bubbles in it. I felt that it went flat quite quickly and while I don't drink a great deal I was not just holding the one drink all night.

          The bottle is pretty basic and has a screw top, but nowadays that does not seem to be that unusual. Like fruit juices it is best served chilled and the colour is quite deceiving as it looks like a fruit drink - much darker than a white wine - not quite the pink of a Rose.

          It does seem more like a fruit juice than an alcoholic product, but it is one I have bought a few times. There are other flavours - cherry, original, Rose, apple and blackcurrant and a couple of bubbly ones. At present the plain variety is on sale at Tesco for £1.79 and the flavoured ones reduced to £2.

          I dont buy this often but have the odd bottle over the summer, and would probably buy more if the bubbles lasted overnight in a closed bottle.

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          20.11.2012 15:51
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          Good value beverage but do not confuse it with wine.

          For many years I was convinced that Lambrini was a type of cheap wine - however it is actually a 'Perry' meaning that it is in fact made from apples rather than grapes. It is a notoriously cheap drink and is one which we used to knock back with youthful exuberance ahead of a night out because we believed it to be the height of style. How wrong we were!

          I have nothing against this product, which has a low alcohol percentage of 7.5% and retails for around £2 for a large bottle - its just that as I got older I really started to dislike any sweet alcoholic drinks (as I developed a taste for real ale and decent dry white wines and full bodied reds). This is branded as 'medium sweet' but to my palate it is incredibly sweet.

          I think it probably does have a place these days as an alternative product for people seeking to cut down the amount they are drinking as it around half the strength of normal wine, it actually makes a pretty nice punch base if you mix it with lemonade but personally I would never choose to drink this straight. It is also not the kind of product you will find in any decent bar, being more of a drink at home beverage, interestingly my local Indian takeaway gives away a free bottle of this with every delivery over £15 so we always tend to have at least one bottle knocking around.

          A sweet, sticky perry drink which won't blow the budget but is not the discerning wine fan.

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            10.11.2012 22:09
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            This is not a very nice drink but not as bad as it could be being so cheap

            WHAT IS IT?

            A very cheap perry that young people like.

            THE FLAVOUR

            Lambrini is very cheap and even though it tastes awful it doesn't taste as cheap as it costs to buy. It has got a very harsh taste and does not taste of fruit at all, it just tastes like sour wine and there are no different flavours for me to find as I'm drinking. I wish it was a bit sweeter but I do not drink it very often, only when my sister comes round because that is the wine she always brings with her, I don't know why but she likes the taste of it. I only ever drink at the most 2 glasses because it gets very sickly and gives me heartburn badly.

            WHAT I THINK

            I would never buy this myself but I think it only costs about £3 for a very big bottle. It does not taste very nice at all but I can understand why young women drink it because it isn't too bad for the price and tastes better once you've drunk your first glass. I sometimes put some sugar around the rim of my glass when I am drinking this because that takes the taste off a bit.

            Lambrini can get you drunk very quickly but I can't drink that much of it to get drunk because of the harsh taste. I tried mixing it with lemonade once to make a spritzer and it was nice and refreshing but I could still taste the bitter flavour of the wine through the lemonade. I would never use it in cooking because I think the taste would be too strong and would spoil the recipe.

            It goes flat very quickly when you've opened the bottle and if you put the top back on and leave it overnight it tastes stale so you should drink it the same night with friends. Sometimes even after you've poured it into a glass it will start going flat, that is a problem more with the flavoured Lambrini but it happens with this original one too.

            ANYTHING ELSE

            Lambrini comes in a 75cl bottle and there is 7.5% alcohol in it but to me it feels much stronger because of how strong and harsh the flavour is.

            2 Dooyoo Stars.

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              10.11.2012 13:40
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              Enjoyable drink especially in the summer months

              When I was a young lad 'back in the day', I used to get constantly ridiculed by my mates for drinking Lambrini. Whenever there was some sort of house party I would always turn up with a large bottle of Lambrini, whilst all my mates were drinking bottles of lager or cider.
              The problem for me was that Lambrini was marketed under the catchphrase 'Lambrini Girls just wanna have fun', which didn't quite fit with my image, but I was prepared to put up with the jokes, as I really enjoyed drinking it.

              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 was and still 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). 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 liquid inside looks just like a white wine.

              For £4 you get 1.5 litres, or about 7-8 wine glasses full of a nice refreshing and fruity, sparkling Perry drink, which is 7.5% alc / vol in strength, meaning that if you manage to consume the whole bottle in one night you can really tell you have had a drink!
              A full 1.5 litre bottle of Lambrini actually contains 12 units of alcohol, and this was one of my main attractions to it when I was young, the fact that a steady night on this drink would cost me just £4, coupled with the fact that I was never too keen on lager at that age.

              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:

              Original
              Light
              Cherry
              Peach
              Cream
              Bubbly
              Pink Bubbly
              Bucks Fizz
              Still

              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

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                09.11.2012 20:43

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                Great range of tastes whilst being cheap and not to bad tasting.

                If you like a drink this is one that is really quite strong,whilst not tasting to bad compared to other drinks within its price range. It has a sweet sugary taste and I used to like to mix it with freezing cold lemonade which made a lovely refreshing drink. This is not a drink I really drink these days now I am settled with children but when I was younger me and my friends used to buy this because it was cheap and cheerful and always got us drunk which is great when your young.
                Obviously this is not a drink if your looking for quality and great taste but this drink is nice enough that there are girls all over the world buying it,popular among students and at 7.5 volume strength this is a drink which will really get the party started.
                There are different types of lambrini such as Light,Apple and Blackcurrent,Peach,Rose,Cherry,Bubbly and pink bubbly,with a great range to choose from you will get 1.5 litres for £4 which is overall a great deal.

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                04.11.2012 21:19
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                Not a drink for me!

                Lambrini Original - renowned by students. Appreciated because of its low cost and the ease in which it slips down your throat. Something to admire? Or, something to steer clear of? This sparkling wine (measured below in ABV) comes in several varieties, namely: Original (7.5%), Cherry (5.5%), Light (5.5%), Peach (5.5%), Rose (5.5%), Apple and Blackcurrant (5.5%), Bubbly (5.5%), and Pink Bubbly (5.5%). All bottles are cheap and frequently on offer in major stores. Don't be fooled by the 'posh' look of the label and 'swanky' design of the bottle though - this drink is far from suitable for a civilised dining experience, and here's why...

                A sweet, sharp and bubbly taste and smell invades your senses on first sip and sniff. The alcoholic content is barely noticed, simply because it's invaded with other substances (equally as bad). There is a distinctly chemical feel to the drink, one which exists to cover up the taste of alcohol and help you to re-remember such drinks as lemonade, sprite (maybe an Elderflower type drink?).

                Sickliness is an issue with any Lambrini variety. They all become unbearable to drink after a few glasses full because of the thickly sweet taste and over-load of single-fruit consistency. It tastes cheap, and after realising this, your body decides against allowing too much of the stuff entry... Somehow (a lot of the time) your mind will get the better of you on this issue, and you'll find yourself drinking Lambrini (almost sub-consciously) without realising its nastiness. But that's beside the point - the point is, this drink is so sickly it will make you sick. The times I've thrown up after drinking Lambrini on a student night out is difficult to put a figure on.

                If you like this kind of thing, then I have no quarrel. If you're low on cash, even better. But if you're after something that's nice, has a smidgen of class, and doesn't make you feel ill - buy an Echo Falls wine, or something similar. My overall opinion of Lambrini is a poor one. This is a nasty, sickly, cheap sparkly drink that tastes both chemical and alcohol-free - two things it shouldn't. It is (I'd even go as far to say) dangerous.

                RATING: 1.8/5
                PRICE: £2-3 (per 75Cl bottle).
                AVAILABILITY: www.drinksupermarket.com

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                02.11.2012 16:51
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                A very drinkable light sparkling wine

                Lambrini is a light sparkling wine. It comes in eight varieties, original, light, cherry, cream, peach, bubbly, pink bubbly, bucks fizz and still. Lambrini target the female market for their product, describing the drink as fun fabulous and female!

                This review is for the original variety.

                The Taste
                I was introduced to Lambrini in my student days, my friends and I choose it because it was cheap and sweet and delicious!Flavour wise its crisp and sweet. It reminds me of a white wine spritzer, as whilst there is a wine taste its overpowered by the sweetness. If there was an alcoholic version of Shloer this would be it! Also useful to note that this is prety refreshing!

                Alcohol Content - The Original version is 7.5% this is quiet light and therefore I have gotten away with drinking a whole litre bottle over dinner with friends without worrying about a heavy hangover the next day

                The Packaging - You can get this in a one litre or one and half litre bottle. The bottle style is a bit 1980s, glam and girlie

                Price - A bargain £4 for 1.5 litres!

                Overall - If you like sweet light wine then give this a try!

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                A cheap and cheerful sparkling wine

                I always get vaguely embarrassed when buying Labrini as it has such a bad rep but I like it as do my girlfriends so we don't care.
                I think that one of the reasons that it has such a bad reputation is the fact that it is so cheap. A normal size bottle of Lambrini only costs £1.79. I don't see why this is a bad thing though especially when we are in a recession and all trying to tighten our belts.

                Lambrini is actually made from pears rather than grapes and this is what gives it its sweet taste. This is a really sweet wine and not for people who like their wine dry or crisp. It vaguely tastes like an alcopop but it is just that bit less sweet than alcopops such as WKD et al.

                Lambini is also really light and only contains 7% alcohol so it isn't too strong and it will take more than a couple of glasses to get your drunk so it is a good drink to have when you only want a few drinks with friends or if you have work the next day and don't want a hangover.

                When you first open the bottle it is really fizzy but the fizz really does go away quickly and the glass gets so flat if you don't drink it quickly. Luckily the bottle is a screw top and as long as you replace it tightly then the bottle should remain fizzy for a few hours.

                As I said the taste is really sweet almost too sweet for me but I would rather this than it being bitter. It also really works well as a spritzer and the soda water does help to dilute some of the sweetness in it.

                One word of advice when it comes to Lambrini and that is that it tastes absolutely disgusting when it is warm so you need to either make sure that it is really chilled well or else use ice cubes.

                It isn't the nicest sparkling wine out there but because it is so inexpensive I do think it is really worth the money and the taste is an enjoyable one even if it isn't very sophisticated.

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                  30.10.2012 18:31
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                  not the best, but not the worst on the market really!

                  I'm sure every lady in their time has thrown a little get together at their house and had the girls come over....I don't experience this all to often anymore as having the other half and a 3 year old can restrict the fun activities somewhat! However, my friend recently had a little Ann Summer's party (the first I have been to I might add!) and all night I found myself sipping some lambrini getting slightly tipsy while perving over all kinds of adult toys and clothing. Oh dear lol.

                  The bottle is glass, with an extremely wide base, which gets smaller going up towards the neck of the bottle. I must say it isn't too reminiscient of usual wine bottles as to me it looks much chunkier and so on the shelf (and in the fridge) it looks like a cheaper, childish brand thus explaining why a 70cl bottle can be grabbed in places like Iceland and other supermarkets for a mere £2-£3. It has a screw top lid so it can be easily re-used later as opposed to a corked wine bottle so I think this all reflects in its cheapy-ness. It should also be noted, that leaving this in the fridge once opened overnight, it seems to lose it's bubble and spark and so I recommend to drink it with your friends (or by yourself!) all in one go so as to get the value from it.

                  Taste wise, Lambrini isn't awful but it is an average tasting wine in my opinion. It's super sparkly and bubbly, and reminds me much more of a fruity, sweet and carbonated alcoholic drink than it does wine. However it is much more drinkable for me and considering I am not a big wine fan I can actually find myself necking several cups of this without wincing with each swallow which I find myself doing with your usual Pinot Grigio or Jacob's creek. (FYI I am no wine conneisseur those names just sprung to mind lol) Another bonus about Lambrini is that it is only around 7%ABV so the most I am going to get off this drink is tipsy and not completely off my face. Hoorah!

                  Overall, whilst I wouldn't necessarily say Lambrini is my favourite alcoholic drink ever, it isn't too bad and is decent for the price you pay. It tastes nice, and is a relaxing drink with a low alcohol content so it's relatively harmless and is a little treat for girls at a get together!

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                  Light perry, manufactured in Liverpool by Halewood International.