1. Home
  2. Chat
  3. Hardys Wine Owner Warns of Christmas Shortage Risk

Hardys Wine Owner Warns of Christmas Shortage Risk

Ask a Question

I keep on seeing these headlines about Christmas shortages, do you think this is just scaremongering, or a reason for price rises ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58428800

beccatavender
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
TheChimp
TheChimp2 weeks ago

I won't worry if there's a shortage of Hardys because it is horrible.

But if there's a shortage of wine in general and I can't get any, I will get the right hump.

I'm not ready to graduate onto spirits quite yet.

Like
Reply
1
BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 weeks ago

I've no interest in wine always seems like a waste of good grapes to me but I feel the Christmas shortages will affect a wider range of products than just wine but these shortages won't affect all products so I'm sure people will be able to work around it. Some items will increase in price though which means inflation.

Like
Reply
1
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 weeks ago

I don't drink wine but there has been shortages in other places so could go either way

Like
Reply
1
Pjran
Pjran2 weeks ago

I buy when I see offers at 25% off 6 bottles so I think it’s scaremongering why would the supermarkets run these deals if they can not get stock?

Like
Reply
telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

You could always go back to making your own like i did years ago

I used to buy the kits and make my own wine and beers

I even made saki , which went down a treat with my mother in law at the time

I was suddenly her favourite son in law for some reason

Like
Reply
1
beccatavender
beccatavender
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Good point, I know that I have started to stock up on items, just in case....

Like
Reply
1
BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 weeks ago

telmel I've never tried sake, its on my list to try at some point. I seem to like anything rice related so maybe I would enjoy it. Someone ought to do a British sake wine even if using imported rice as it looks like a difficult thing to get over here at a decent price and rice is cheap as chips.

Like
Reply
telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

BonzoBanana It was a long time ago B, but i remember it wasnt too difficult to , i remember i added sultanas as per the recipe as well as rice and various other ingredients

It was potent but kept the in law quiet

I used to make the beers in a large plastic barrel with a screw top and a valve to fit a small gas cylinder on to carbonate it and give the beer a head

I had a party once and invited friends around to try all i had made, the pale ale i brewed was their favourite

Like
Reply
BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 weeks ago

telmel Stick a video on youtube how to make Sake or maybe you can recommend one already there. My brother many years ago used to brew his own beer. I remember the large white bucket and various accessories. It was goddamn awful if I remember rightly and he soon stopped. Very yeasty, it seemed like more yeast than beer. Imagine having a pint glass and just filling it with the foam from this. I guess too much sugar or yeast or something was where he went wrong. It wasn't all bad but of course you only remember the worst that was brewed especially as it was so long ago.

Image

Like
Reply
telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

I must have been reading your mind B, i was looking for a recipe for you

This is the closest to mine, dont forget the yeast and you must leave it in a warm place to ferment, i used to put my beers and wines in the containers in the airing cupboard where the hot water tank was

I will carry on looking to see if there are some with written instructions also

Just found these B, hope one is suitable

Heres one without the raisins B, it says simple to make in a few hours ??

And another

https://myfermentedfoods.com/how-make-sake/

and finally one more

Like
Reply
telmel
telmel2 weeks ago

I dont know what happened B, but some have duplicated when i tried to edit to add more links, i cant remove otherwise i will delete the whole post

Like
Reply
One of the UK's largest deal hunting communities

Join for free to get genuine deals, money saving advice and help from our friendly community

Kelsey, Tom
& Deepak
Founders
Founders of Latest Deals
We use cookies (e.g. personalisation, analytics, social media). Find out more.