Aussie Mum Admits To Pouring Goon Into More Expensive Wine Bottles To Serve To Guests
Whenever you're preparing for a dinner party, you'll naturally try and find a mid-range bottle of wine that will impress your guests but also not break the bank.
But one savvy mum has revealed that there is a pretty simple hack that she says will allow you to keep topping up people's glasses without having to take out a second mortgage.
It's pretty simple: pour goon or cask wine into an expensive bottle and Bob's your uncle.
The Aussie woman uploaded a shot of some Aldi boxed wine and a bottle of Tempus Two to the Mums Who Budget and Save Facebook group.
She wrote: "You may think you are looking at a cheap cask of Aldi wine ($8.60 or so) and a lovely full bottle of Tempus Two.
"But you're not. It's a cheap cask of Aldi wine and an empty bottle of Tempus Two filled with cheap Aldi wine. Pour it into a nice glass and you and whoever else you're sharing with won't know the difference.
"I even had someone comment the other day on what a nice drop it was.
"Presentation can make all the difference and save you a fortune if you like a quaff of vino."
Look, it's not the most ground breaking or technical method for getting people to appreciate cheaper wine but if she says that it's worked then who are we to question her.
You'd also have to buy the expensive bottle of wine to pull this off, but as long as you have a couple in your arsenal then you should be set.
People on the Facebook group were pretty shocked and amazed at the cheeky suggestion.
"That's a great idea. My boyfriend only likes wine if it has a picture of a bull on it lol and apparently he hates Aldi wine. I might try it," said one person, according to Yahoo.
"I do this with my kids. Keep the brand name cereal box and just slip the home brand bag inside. Works with kids why wouldn't work with adults?" wrote another.
To be fair, the wine testing and rating world is a shockingly inconsistent system - that's according to a couple of controversial studies.
A dissertation in 2001 from Frédéric Brochet, then a PhD candidate at the University of Bordeaux II in Talence proved how much appearance can influence someone's palate.
Brochet put red dye in white wine and served it up to more than 50 judges, who overwhelmingly used descriptive terms you'd see in a red wine.
"The wine's color appears to provide significant sensory information, which misleads the subjects' ability to judge flavor," Brochet wrote of the results.
So next time you're worried about spending too much on wine for guests just know that you could get away with serving up the cheaper stuff.
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