An Australian woman who serves her guests a cask wine that’s been poured into a more expensive glass bottle has divided the internet with her dishonest ‘hack’.

Her photo showed a bottle filled with wine alongside a box of Albertson’s Reverse along with an explanation the trick saved money and was perfect for those who ‘like a quaff of vino’.

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‘It’s a cheap cask of Aldi wine and an empty bottle of Temps (sic) Two filled with cheap Aldi wine. Pour it into a nice glass and you and whoever you are sharing it with won’t know the difference,’ the caption read on a Facebook roasts page.

‘I even had someone comment the other day what a nice drop it was. Presentation can make all the difference and save you a fortune.’

While many admitted to doing the same thing to save money, others mocked the idea and said it was both strange and dishonest.

‘This is like putting a Chris Hemsworth mask on your husband. Good idea in theory, but not even f*****g close to the real thing.’

Another said: ‘This reminds me of the disappointment I feel when I squirt an Aesop hand soap bottle and the smell is Palmolive antibacterial.

‘I sometimes do this with barbeque sauce, you know,’ a third said. ‘Buy the Homebrand 2L bottle and top up the Masterfoods squeeze top.’

‘Oh, this isn’t the normal thing to do? One person joked. ‘I thought the wine boxes were refills for the glass bottles.’

‘If you have to pretend around your friends or need to impress them.. you need new friends,’ another said.

‘If you are drinking with people who care how much you spend on your favourite wine then you are drinking with the wrong people.’

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  • We can’t afford expensive wines and I don’t have a problem presenting my friends a cheap bottle


  • I don’t know why you would need to do this with your friends but I’m not really into wine so I wouldn’t care either.


  • I personally wouldn’t do it.


  • I agree with the comment above ‘If you have to pretend around your friends or need to impress them…’


  • I’m not a wine drinker but I find this so funny. I do know of many ‘wine snobs’ and I think it is hysterical to trick them and highlight their snobbery. A funny story when a bottle of Penfold Grange was filled with a cheaper bottle of wine only to have the group commenting on what a great vintage it was. Joke was on all of them and highlighted how ridiculous their wine snobbery and knowledge is.


  • This is just cheap!!!


  • I don’t see that there is anything wrong with this provided you let them know after they have tasted it. It’s a way to find out that some cheap wines are just as good as the expensive brands. If they want more expensive wine then they should bring some when they come to visit.


  • it wouldn’t bother me at all, if I am not paying I get what I am given, if I am paying you get what you are given, don’t like it then bring your own. I am glad my friends are not snobs in anyway and we all love a good bargain!


  • Don’t like the ruse – either have the genuine good wine, or own up and have the cask. Most people don’t mind drinking from a cask at a BBQ.


  • I bet no one was any the wiser, if you are a wine sob bring your own

    • That usually results in your bottle being drunk by all and sundry and you don’t get to have half a glass. everyone wants to be a wine snob whether they can tell the difference or not, I’ve found.


  • It’s possible the wine is possibly made by the same company anyway though. The same applies to most groceries and other goods. “Generic” branded goods are all made by major manufacturers and put in containers with the different labels on them. I worked in Wholesale Distribution for 40 years and processed invoices which had both big name and “generic” name products on the same invoices.


  • Honestly, I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, it’s all gross to me. But if you can get away with it, why not, just to show the snobby ones up. However if you feel the need to impress your friends, you’ve got the wrong friends!


  • I wouldn’t do this. I enjoy a good wine and would not serve a sub-standard one to my friends.


  • Im not sure about this. Different wines have different taste. I drink that bottle of tempus two. So personally i would know the difference if it didnt taste like it should.
    And what if these friends find out what she has been doing. Lying to friends isnt exactly how you keep them.


  • Presentation / thelooks of the bottle certainly has an impact I think.
    But no, I’ve no desire to deceive anyone and pretend I buy an expensive bottle while truth is I often buy the cheapest bottles :)

    • You are quite right!
      It is a deceptive thing to do and I would not do this to anyone.


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