There is a misconception that good wine needs to cost upwards of $25-$30 which just isn’t the case.
Of course, the more you spend, chances are you’ll be aisles away from the cask wines of the world, but it’s time to broaden your shopping horizons, and take a trip the magical world that is, Aldi.
On a quick- and of course, essential– grocery dash last night, Florian and I decided to grab a bottle of red to accompany our Sunday roast.
Whilst lining up, I ducked into the alcohol nook near the register and quickly scanned for something to catch my eye. After a few seconds, I saw a bottle adorned with ‘winner’ medal stickers down the label and thought this will do the trick.
When we arrived home, I inspected the bottle to read the many accolades the bottle had accumulated over the last two years:
- 2020 Sydney International Wine Comp – Blue Gold Medal – 2018 Vintage
- 2019 Royal Hobart Wine Show – Bronze Medal – 2018 Vintage
- 2019 Perth Royal Wine Awards – Bronze Medal – 2018 Vintage
- 2019 Rutherglen Wine Show – Bronze Medal – 2018 Vintage
- 2019 RNCAS National Wine Show – Silver Medal – 2018 Vintage
Now as much as I’d like to pretend I know a thing or two about wine, the only certainty I have when it comes to wine tasting is: Yes, I like this, or No, this is terrible, Florian, do you want it?
The One Road Goulburn Valley & King Valley Cabernet Merlot falls into the Yes, I like this camp without a doubt.
It’s a surprise-and-delight drop with rich and soft with wild berries and ripe plum fruits.
Best of all, it only cost $7!
Yes, you read that correctly, seven dollary-doos.
My only regret is we only grabbed one bottle as I wasn’t prepared to have three bottles of wine in the No, this is terrible, Florian, do you want it? category.
On a side note, Aldi’s prosecco and sangria range is also super impressive if you’re wanting to treat yourself a bit more in isolation.
Shoot me a DM if you give it a try and let me know which camp it falls in for you.