Just some really incredible news for cheapskates around the world.
Cheap wine is a staple for young Australians.
It starts with a sordid love affair with goon around the later years of high school, before as *sophisticated* university student, you graduate to $5 bottles of terrible cleanskin red.
Well today we’ve learned that price is not a reliable indicator of quality, because an $8 bottle of Aldi Rosé has been voted one of the best wines in the whole damn world.
The $8 Aldi Côtes de Provence Rosé has won a highly prestigious silver medal at the International Wine Challenge.
And no, the International Wine Challenge isn’t some BS award run by Aldi, it’s a legit thing – often described as ‘the Oscars of the wine industry’.
Tony Baines, who heads up corporate buying at Aldi, told The Sun:
“Being recognised yet again for the quality of our wine is testament to the hard work our talented buying team put in to deliver exceptional products at unbeatable prices,”
“We have been working closely with renowned winemaker Jean Claude Mas to change perceptions around French wine, which is often perceived as expensive and intimidating, so it is fantastic to see some of these products acknowledged as some of the best in the world.”
This award has now scientifically proven* the drunken theory touted by many a cheapskate that the only difference between expensive wine and cheap wine is fancy packaging.
*Not scientifically proven.
The bad news for Australians is that you can’t get your mits on this Rosé in our Aldi stores just yet.
BUT don’t panic, you can get an even better deal.
This South Point Estate Rosé has won no less than 14 awards since 2013, and you can get your hands on it for a crisp fiver.
What a time to be alive.