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Cheap Aldi wine from Spain wins international award
27 May 2012 @ 23:23

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.

Read the full article at the Olive Press



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3 Comments

midasgold said:
02 June 2012 @ 10:16

Yes Spanish wines are often overlooked, often seen as too cheap.
If you like the taste - Rioja is great for me - forget all the "expert " bullcrap and check out the good value ones.


Erik Hagen said:
02 June 2012 @ 13:09

Hi out there, in the end of the day, your own taste will be deciding good or bad.
EH


manilvajl said:
02 June 2012 @ 17:44

5 years I bought 6 bottles of red wine from Lild (I buy from Aldi as well), they were all between 1,50 and 4,50 euros, I put the price on the label of each bottle and made notes as we drink the bottles over 2 weeks.

The bottles priced close to 2/3 euros were the best. make sure they are opened some time before tasting to let the air do it work with the wine.

This test told me never let the low price of a wine put you off buying.

If you don't like the taste use it in marinades or cooking, but they always say use good wine for cooking. I do, I have glass of it or two while cooking!!!


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