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Member Name: passion10
Advantages: Its cheap and enjoyable
Disadvantages: The sight of youngsters drinking it on street corners
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.
Summary: Nice tasting alcoholic drink