These days, consumers have a wide range of choice when they are looking to buy wine. They can head down to their local shops, visit wine merchants or source their bottles of choice over the web. When people order wine online, they can often benefit from discounted prices. Indeed, the selection of such beverages available to UK consumers has never been greater or more accessible.
One man who recently noted his passion for wine is Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, the Daily Telegraph reports. Making his comments to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, he revealed his taste in these tipples is eclectic.
He remarked: “The best French wines are still the best in the world, but Italy has some fantastic ones. I am a fan of Tignanello Antinori, also Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Brunello di Montalcino. I prefer the Tuscan wines, but I also appreciate those from Piedmont. The rest of the world also has some fabulous wines, in Australia [Shiraz Penfolds Grange], Chile [Concha Y Toro Don Melchor], Argentina [Malbec], Napa Valley [Screaming Eagle].”
Responding to his comments, Telegraph wine critic Victoria Moore claimed that when the Glaswegian talked about top French wines, he may well have been referring to first growth Bordeaux and “eye-wateringly-hard-to-secure-an-allocation” Burgundy.
She also suggested that the wine regions of Tuscany and Piedmont are the two best-established and most expensive in Italy.
However, the expert noted her disappointment that Ferguson, who was knighted in 1999 for his services to football and who holds the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen, was not more specific in his references to his wines of choice.Like many people, when the manager is seeking to buy wine, he might choose to order wine online. This can be one of the most convenient and cost-effective means of obtaining the drink. However, he did not make this clear in his interview.