The Shy Pig Crisp White


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I figure that if a producer does a great job with their cheapest wine, then it’s likely to get better as you go up the price scale. So at a big trade tasting I usually start with the cheapest on each table. This one stopped me in my tracks yesterday: it was the cheapest in the room. Turns out this isn’t strictly wine, rather it’s a wine-based drink. Using wizard winemaking technology, the producer behind it then strips out some of the alcohol (it’s just 10.5%) but leaves enough flavour for it to still taste pretty wine-y. I’m rather hoping they’ll add a rose to the range in time for summer and call it Shy Pink Pig. 

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About the wine

  • Wine type: white
  • Producer: Australian Vintage
  • Vintage:
  • Country: Australia
  • Region:
  • Grape:
  • ABV: 10.5%
  • Style: off-dry
  • Occasion: everyday
  • Price: £3.49
  • Retailer: Morrisons


  • Lyn
    4 years ago

    I love this ‘nearly’ wine drink. Very smooth.

    • Helen McGinn
      4 years ago

      Not bad, eh?

  • Darrell Dudley
    3 years ago

    The Red is a naughty little Devil too.

  • 3 years ago

    I have the impression that the alcohol is not stripped out by wizard technology (SCC) but is just watered down with grape juice or even water! It’s only 75% wine. I’m going to buy a decent bottle and add my own water.

  • CJ
    2 years ago

    I just go conned with a bottle of this. Shy crisp white —- more like misleading tasteless shite. Was looking for a cheap cool refresher but once I opened the bottle and had a swig almost immediately spat it out.. it tastes like 50% bad wine mixed with Peckham springs finest.. will be returning it to Morrison’s for a refund or at least attempting to. There is no way this should be on the shelf with other wines whatever the price tag.

    • Helen McGinn
      2 years ago

      My review is from quite a few years ago but I’m sorry you didn’t like it. Time to try something else…cheers!

  • Helen Claire
    1 year ago

    This is disgusting. I had a sip and felt like spitting it back out. Steer clear

  • Helen Claire
    1 year ago

    Absolutely disgusting. I had a sip and felt like spitting it back out. Horrendous stuff. Steer clear.

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