Cheap Aldi wine from Spain wins international award

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Cheap Aldi wine from Spain wins international award

PROVING you should never judge a bottle by its cover, a cheap Spanish red from budget supermarket Aldi has scooped an international award.

Judges at the International Wine and Spirit Competition honoured the own-brand 2011 Toro Loco Tempranillo with a silver medal, describing it as ‘fruity, rounded and appealing’.

It comes despite a price tag of just £3.59.

Indeed the wine, made by Bodegas Covinas in the Utiel-Requena region in Valencia, excelled in blind taste tests alongside reds costing nearly ten times as much and beat several French Grand Crus.

In total Aldi took home an ‘unprecedented’ 18 medals in the competition including a 2010 Shiraz for £3.49, a Cava Brut for £4.48 and a £6.99 Prosecco.

“We work closely with some of the world’s leading wineries so we can deliver high-quality own-label wines to our customers,” said Tony Baines, from Aldi.

“It is fantastic that our commitment to quality has been recognised by as prestigious a group as the International Wine and Spirit Competition tasting panel.

“We’ve always known our wine range has got a lot of bottle and now it looks like the experts agree.”

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  1. The Aldi in Ronda doesn´t stock it. Does anyone know if any of the other Aldis in Málaga province* stock it?

    *As far as I know, they are located in Estepona (Arroyo de Enmedio), Mijas-Costa, Benalmádena, Torremolinos, Alhaurin de la Torre, Churriana, Málaga, Antequera and Torrox-Costa.

  2. Very good Quality at low Cost is what you’ll find in Aldi & Lidl wines – and a wide selection too. By comparison to other markets, I find most of the items made for and sold by Aldi & Lidl are better than most name-brands you pay much more for. I shop first at the Lidl in Marbella for great prices on items and great service, than go elsewhere for special items I can’t find there. Do compare their prices/quality to others!

  3. If you are looking for Aldi stores, just google the name or go to: “http://www.aldi.es/horarios_de_apertura.html”
    and type in the town near you.

    Aldi has been my favourite store for wine, house brand beer and coffee in both Holland and Germany.

    I did some hunting here in Malaga and came across a wonderful ALDI store off Highway A-7 at the 245 Exit (at the round about take second exit down the hill into a new subdivision).

    Very fine wines for as little as 1.39Euros

    MALAGA ALDI – CERRADO DE CALDERON
    Calle Jengibre 14
    29004 Málaga
    GPS: 36º73’12.85O-4º37’48.6

    Best,
    Alex

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