Aldi is the go-to destination for outstanding wines at low prices, as its Winemaster’s Lot English Sparkling (£19.99, 75cl) and Specially Selected English Bacchus (£9.99, 75cl) have been awarded Best Buy and Great Value accolades in the Which? English Wine Taste Test – beating competitor wines that are up to £18 more.
Aldi’s sparkling was one of three wines to be awarded a Best Buy following a rigorous blind taste test. The bubbly impressed experts at the consumer champion, who scored it a remarkable 80/100.
Available in stores now, the sparkler was highly praised for its quality and value. Judges noted its ‘’light and lemony” characteristic, with notes of “ripe apple and honeysuckle”, and commented how its “impressive, slightly savoury finish” was likened to bread-and-butter pudding.
In the still wine round up, Aldi’s Specially Selected English Bacchus (£9.99, 75cl) scooped up an impressive Best Buy & Great Value award with a score of 77/100.
Beating premium retailers and brands such as Waitrose, M&S and Simpsons, with entries that cost over £16 (70%) more, the wine was praised for its outstanding price point at just £9.99 a bottle. Judges commented it was “bursting with fresh, floral and fruity flavours”, detailing notes of “elderflower, pear drop and rose petal.”
Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK says: “Now more than ever, we want to show that low prices don’t mean compromising on quality or taste. Which? recognising our English White and Sparkling as Best Buys with great value is testament to that.”
Aldi’s Winemaster’s Lot English Sparkling is available in stores now, while the Specially Selected English Bacchus will be available in stores from April.
To the delight of shoppers, Aldi’s cult favourite Christmas Super Six deals are returning to stores from 18th December, with festive veg staples available from just 15p.