JPOC's guide to buying wine in Germany
Most of the wine that we are drinking at the moment is bought in Germany. On this page, you will see the jpoc guide to wines that are currently on sale in German supermarkets.

I try to keep this up to date by removing wines as they are sold out so everything in here should be on sale today!

The newest entries are at the top of the list.

We hope that this will help!

Red wines
Wine Comments Shop Price in Euro jpoc awards
Chateau Champ De Bourgeois 2007 Good value from Bordeaux - rejoice Marktkauf 4.29 Best 5 Euro Bordeux in store
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 Vescovino Great value Marktkauf 1.99 Best cheapie in store
Chianti Penny 2007 OK for the money Penny Markt 2.49
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2007 Mondo del Vino Basic but fair Penny Markt 1.99
Chateau Reysson 2005 Rather hit and miss Rewe and others 8.99
Chateau Peymouton 2005 Overpriced Rewe 9.99
Trapiche Oak Cask Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Exquisite Edeka 7.49 Best S. American Cab Sav below 10 Euros.
Torri d'Elsa Chianti 2007 OK for the money Rewe 2.59
Bio Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Vin de Pays d'Oc Does drinking Bio wine make you feel saintly? Rewe 3.99
Chateau Lafitte Marcellin 2004 Drinkable and almost worth the money Rewe 5.99
Clos Malverne Devonet 2007 Cape Blend Merlot Pinotage A blend which is less than the sum of its parts Karstadt 6.99
Montgras Reserva 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Decent Chilean wine though not quite up with the best Rewe 8.99
Folonari Merlot Delle Venezie 2007 Light and fruity Rewe 2.99
Savanha Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 As usual, a good'un Rewe 3.49
Ruyters Bin 2007 Pinotage Rather good budget South African Karstadt 4.99 Best 5 Euro S.African in store
Sunrise Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Valle Central, Chile Not bad though not what you might expect Hit 4.99
Trapiche Varietales Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Good value but the oaked version is a lot nicer Edeka 4.99
Folonari Cabernet Sauvignon Delle Venezie 2007 A drinkable Italian Cab Sav Rewe 2.99
Chateau Les Vergnes 2005 Almost worth what we paid for it Rewe 5.99
Nederburg Pinotage 2007 Stunningly good value Rewe and others 4.99 Best wine below 10 Euros in most shops
Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Silky smooth, yummy Rewe and others 4.99
Cimarosa 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Cheap and cherries Lidl 1.49
Montgras Reserva 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah They also do a non blended cab Sav which is a lot better Rewe 7.99
Mastri Vernacoli Trentino Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Rather better than expected Rewe 5.99
Captain Selection Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz 2007 Does the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court cover wine that is a crime against humanity? Toom 1.99
Saint Clair Family Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007 I cannot recommend this Karstadt 11.99
Two Oceans Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008 Going back for more Karstadt 5.99
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 Zonin Earned its keep Hit 4.49
Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay 2005 Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Scrummy...but Kaufhof 12.99
Emiliana Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Chile Smooth but could be better Hit 3.79
Chateau La Monge 2006 A bit of a let down Rewe 5.99
Chateau Haut Litays 2007 Decent value in a budget Bordeaux Hit 3.49
Montgolfier 2007 Merlot Pays d'Oc You can cook with it and you can damn nearly drink it too! Marktkauf 1.99
Yellow Tail 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Fair dinkum Rewe 4.49 Fourth best wine with a piccie of a 'roo on the bottle in all of Germany
Vina Tinajas Cabernet Merlot 2007 Good value but their pure cab sav is much better for just a little more Kaufland 2.49
Chianti Conti Serristori 2007 OK but in no way special Karstadt 3.99
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Boccantino OK, but no more than that Marktkauf 3.49
Teroldego Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2006 Accidentally good Rewe 4.99
GCF Beaujolais En Primeur 2008 If a wine can be the runt of the litter.... Marktkauf 2.79
Settesoli Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Sicily Poor value Rewe 5.99
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 Castelletto Cheapie but goodie Tengelmann 1.99 Best budget wine in store, best budget Monty
Gentilhomme Cotes du Rhone 2007 Good as last year's Karstadt 5.99
Chateau Les Martineaux 2006 Good one Tengelmann 3.99
Chianti Classico Piccini 2006 OK but not earning its keep Marktkauf 4.99
Marquis de Rothberg 2007 A bit thin and watery Netto 1.99
Louis Eschenauer Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Decent wine for a bargain price Karstadt 2.99 Best cheapie in store
Pulcino Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2006 Very good Karstadt 4.99 Best budget Italian in store
Louis des Vignes Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Nice wine, shame they closed the shop Tengelmann 2.99 Good value cheapie
Chateau Chenu-Lafitte 2006 Poor value but drinkable Rewe 5.99
Chateau Les Maurins 2007 Must try harder Marktkauf 4.99
Babich Winemaker's Reserve 2004 Hawke's Bay Pinotage Absolute top choice Karstadt 16.99 Best wine below 20 Euros
Cour du Roy 2006 Corduroy - well I've got the trousers Rewe 4.49
Farnese Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 The full Monty(pulciano) Rewe 4.99 Best wine of type
Chianti Riserva 2005 La Colonata One to avoid Marktkauf 4.79
Gentilhomme Cotes du Rhone 2005 Choice Karstadt 5.79
Buzet Merlot Cabernet 2006 Another cracker from Norma Norma 1.79 Best French Red in store
Chateau d'Archambeau 2004 More of this one please Plus 7.99 Best wine in store
New World Chile Cabernet Sauvignon Valle Central 2007 Surprisingly good Norma 1.79 Best cheapie in store
Beaujolais Villages Domaine des Glamours En Primeur 2008 Pick of the bunch Marktkauf 3.99
Espiritu de Chile Merlot 2005 Valle Central, Chile Drinkable but not really enjoyable Marktkauf 4.19
Chianti Riserva Il Paesano 2005 Better than most recent Chianti Marktkauf 3.99
Montepulciano d`Abruzzu 2007 Coppiere OK but you can do better Marktkauf 3.29
Mont Caillou 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Better than the wine snobs would expect Marktkauf 3.99
New World Western Cape Pinotage 2007 Anonymous but OK for the money Norma 2.29
Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Would rat poison have tasted worse? Marktkauf 6.99 Most dreadful thing to happen to me in 2008
Golden Bird Pinotage 2008 Did they let it out or did it escape? Rewe 2.29
Chateau Pey la Tour 2007 Well improved over the 2006 Rewe 5.99 Best Bordeaux in store below 8 Euro
San Mondello Chianti 2006 Almost good enough to drink Netto 1.99
Roc d`Entraigues Cotes du Rhone 2007 A bit of a let down Norma 3.79
Chianti Gheppio 2007 Does what`s expected Norma 2.49
San Mondello 2007 Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Drinkable - just Netto 1.99
Talisman Cabernet Sauvignon Pinotage 2007 Can't complain - much Plus 1.99
Espiritu de Chile Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile A little better than the 2006 but still not good enough Rewe 3.99
Wine of Australia Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006 Basic but OK for the money Rewe 1.99
Nederburg Manor House Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Yummy indeed Marktkauf 6.99 Best wine below 7 Euros
Chateau Pey la Tour 2006 Fresh and fruity Rewe 5.99
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Kaefer Valle Central, Chile Just not really very good Rewe 3.59
Melini 2007 Chianti A good'un Rewe 4.99 Best Chianti below 5 Euros
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Weinzunft Valle Central, Chile Cheapest drinkable wine out there? Rewe 1.39 Best cheapie
Chateau Tour Negrier 2006 Rotten to the last drop Hit 4.59
Ruffino 2006 Chianti OK, but not special Rewe 4.99
Chateau Blaignan 2005 Must try harder Penny Markt 5.49
Rigattieri 2007 Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Caught my attention Rewe 4.99 Best Monty below 5 Euros
Terramore 2006 Montepulciano d`Abruzzo Is Bio wine good for you? Rewe 4.99
Villa Puchini Chianti Riserva 2003 Memories of a hot summer Rewe 5.99 Best Chainti in store
Golden Kaan Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 It`s OK, but it smells a bit Rewe 4.99
Van de Kaap 2008 Pinotage A South African "Nouveau" Penny Markt 1.99
Gallo Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Must try harder Rewe 4.99
Conti Serristori 2001 Chianti Classico Overpriced as was the 2000 Rewe 6.99
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Avegiano Not bad but not worth the premium price. Rewe 6.49
Vina Tinajas Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 You just cannot beat this for value Kaufland 3.99 Best value, best Cab Sav below 5 Euros etc etc
Le Gavroche Beaujolais Villages Primeur 2008 GCF The Villages was not as good as the standard this year Rewe 1.99
Beaujolais Primeur 2008 GCF Classic Beaujolais Nouveau - warts and all! Rewe 1.79
GCF Bordeaux 2007 Budget plonk that earns its money Plus 1.79 Best cheapie in the shop
Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile Every bit as good as the 2006 Rewe 6.99 Best Cab Sav varietal under 10 Euros
Bordeaux 2005 Kressmann Duo Mmmm, for the money, a delightful Cab Sav Merlot blend Rewe 1.99 Best budget wine in store
Chateau Maillard 2005 Worth about half what we paid Karstadt 5.99
Montana Merlot Cabernet 2006 If you want great red wine - buy Kiwi made Marktkauf 9.99 Best wine below 10 Euros
Chianti Superiore 2006 Villa Puccini A Chianti that is slightly up from the bargain basement Rewe 5.99
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Casa Moretti Poisonous Filth Rewe 1.00
Vino Nobile de Montelulciano 2005 Loggia delle Sassaie Overpriced but drinkable Plus 5.99
Reserve Chateaubriand 2007 Beaujolais A good way to wash down a fine steak Rewe 4.99 A personal favourite though if your Rewe still has the 2006 get that as it has had an extra year to mature
Reserve Chateaubriand 2006 Beaujolais Good value and just right with red meat Rewe 4.99 A personal favourite
Chianti la Tosca 2007 OK for the bargain basement Plus 2.29
La Cara Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile Not recommended Plus 1.79
Chateau Bel Air 2007 A decent choice Karstadt 3.99 Best budget red Bordeaux in store
Chianti Classico 2006 I was robbed Marktkauf 4.49
Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile Silky smooth Karstadt 5.99
Vina Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle Central, Chile OK but you can do better for this money Karstadt 5.99
Andes Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Valle Central, Chile I'd rather drink Chinese baby milk formula Hit 1.99
Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Valle Central, Chile Decent wine, decent value Hit 3.49 Best budget South American wine in store
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2007 Fradiabolo More fruity then expected Rewe 2.59
2007 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Basic but fair Plus 1.99
Trivento 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Good choice - I'm going back for more Karstadt 4.99 Best budget S.American Cab Sav in store
Montelpulciano D' Abruzzo 2006 Mondo del Vino Basic but fair Rewe 1.99
Cousino Macoul Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Valle del Maipo, Chile At least it didn't get any worse in 2007 which means that it performed better than your sub prime portfolio Karstadt 7.99
Chateau Sissan 2006 Almost - but not quite worth the money Rewe 4.99
Chateau Grand Bouquey 2006 Disappointing wine, dreadful value Rewe 7.99
Chateau Bisseron Bouquey 2006 Disappointing wine, dreadful value Plus 7.99
Fizz
Charles Bach NV Champagne An acceptable way to see in the new year Hit 13.80
The shops
Karstadt Upmarket department store
Kaufland Edge of town supermarkets
Kaufhof Upmarket department store
Lidl Low prices but a limited range
Norma Again, low prices and a limited range but with very good value
Netto Low prices and a limited range with little to recommend it
Marktkauf A wide range of wines but prices about 10% higher than in the smaller supermarkets.
Plus Among the best value for inexpensive wine in Germany
Tengelmann Some gems but sometimes overpriced
Rewe Mid range supermarket
Sky Another mid range supermarket
Real A chain of out of town stores
Hit I found one in Munich, are there others?
Edeka Mostly larger out of town stored but there is one in the centre of Munich
Penny Markt Cheap and cheerful and all over the place
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