Revisiting the latest vintage of a nice evening wind down wine from Aldi, the tasty but uncomplicated Dancing Flame Ojos del Salado Red Blend. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Carmenere and 10% Syrah from Central Valley, Chile. … [Read more...]
ALDI Wine! The 2023 Guide To The Best Wines at ALDI
We venture into serious cheap wine territory as we explore the ALDI® USA business model and the best ALDI wine!
It seems only natural, after our Costco and Trader Joe's lists, that ALDI wines should also get some love. And while ALDI stores in the USA have a lot of similarities with Trader Joe's, they are actually separate companies, although still somewhat related…
This complicated tale begins with two billionaire brothers who inherited their father's grocery business. When the two ran into a dispute over whether or not to sell cigarettes, the company was split into two parts, Aldi Nord (North) and Aldi Sud (South). Each company operates independently, although they come from a similar background.
The Aldi supermarket stores in the US are operated by Aldi Sud, who also operate the UK stores. Where things take an interesting turn is that in 1979, Aldi Nord bought out the original owner of Trader Joe's in the US and began expanding like crazy, using a similar model to their Aldi Nord stores. So while Aldi Sud and Trader Joe's are separate companies, they do have a similar model business.
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Among the chief similarities (aside from their raving fans) is the focus on private label brands, including in wine. And while TJ's also mixes in a fair amount of national brands, ALDI does not. In fact, in many ALDI USA stores, the only wines available will be private label.
Just like a lot of other retailers, they do this to cut out middlemen and drive down prices. It seems to be working because while the overall selection of wine at ALDI USA is not huge -- unfortunately, we don't get the amazing selection that the UK and European stores do -- the prices are CHEAP with almost everything less than $10.
Typically stocked with a number of stand-bys for red wine, white wine and bubbles, they also rotate in special selections to change up the assortment. We cover both types here in our constantly updated list of The Best ALDI Wines!
And one last note, if it's your first trip to ALDI and you're planning on stocking up on wine, don't forget a quarter for the shopping cart and to bring your own bags! (And also be sure to stop by their excellent cheese section for some great pairing options.)
Read on for our picks for the best wines at ALDI.
Intermingle Cabernet Sauvignon From Aldi - Decent
A new addition to the Intermingle line at Aldi, we review the Intermingle Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from California. … [Read more...]
Giretto Pinot Grigio - A Sweet Tart
A tart and tasty $5.99 porch pounder from Aldi, we check out the latest vintage of the Giretto Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie DOC. Pinot Grigio from Delle Venezie DOC, Italy. … [Read more...]
Exquisite Collection Chardonnay - Good Enough
Well-made and easy to drink, the Exquisite Collection Chardonnay from Aldi. Chardonnay from California. … [Read more...]
Peaks & Tides Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - Attractive
A solid Aldi exclusive offering for just $13, we check out the latest vintage of the Peaks & Tides Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast of California. … [Read more...]
3 Rein Never Tame Red Blend From Aldi
Another nice Aldi find for just $8, we review the 3 Rein Never Tame Red Blend. A blend of undisclosed grapes from Columbia Valley, Washington State. … [Read more...]
Elettra Red Blend from Aldi - Smooth and Sweet
Another sweet and tasty Italian red blend from Aldi, we review the Elettra Red Blend. A blend of Primitivo and Negroamaro from Puglia, Italy. … [Read more...]
Bear Bros Rosé from Aldi - Good Enough
A light and refreshing wine from Aldi, we review the Bear Bros Rosé. A rosé made from undisclosed grapes from California. … [Read more...]
Intermingle Red Blend – Drink What You Like
Aldi adds to the popular slightly sweet and manufactured tasting California red blend category with their Intermingle Red. A blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from California. … [Read more...]
30 Miles Napa Valley Cabernet – Is Napa The New Value Destination?
Another Napa Valley value, this time from Aldi. The 30 Miles Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. … [Read more...]
Adventure Series Chianti - Surprisingly Competent Stuff
Authentic Chianti character for just $4.99 courtesy of Aldi, the Adventure Series Chianti DOCG. Primarily Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy. … [Read more...]
Peaks & Tides Cabernet Sauvignon - Classic Cab
Rich, juicy and balanced Sonoma County Cab from Aldi, the Peaks & Tides Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California. The wine is aged for an unspecified amount of time in oak. … [Read more...]
William Wright Reserve Pinot Noir - The Right Stuff
Looking for a classic, earthy Pinot at a budget-friendly price? The William Wright Pinot Noir from Aldi is for you. Pinot Noir from Monterey County, California. The wine ages on French oak for 12 months. … [Read more...]
Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc - Nicely Done
Checking out the latest vintage of this sub-$10 wine from Marlborough, the Aldi Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc. Single estate Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. … [Read more...]
Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé - For Real
But does it live up to the exquisite name? The Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé from Aldi. A dry rosé blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah from Cotes de Provence in the South of France. … [Read more...]
Flora & Stone Merlot - Enjoyable Enough
Pretty satisfying for just $7, we review the Flora and Stone Merlot from Aldi. Merlot from California. … [Read more...]
Outlander Meritage Red Wine - A Friendly Blend
A sweet and smooth red blend from Paso Robles, we check out the latest vintage of the Aldi Outlander Meritage. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot from Paso Robles, California. … [Read more...]
Outlander Cabernet Sauvignon - A Cut Above
Paso Robles Cab for under 10 bucks? We check out the latest vintage of the Outlander Cabernet Sauvignon from Aldi. Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California. … [Read more...]
Trestoria Rosé - Rather Refreshing
We check out a popular rosé wine from Aldi, the $6.99 Trestoria Rosé. A California rosé wine made from undisclosed grape varieties. … [Read more...]
Union & Branch Cabernet Sauvignon From Aldi
Loaded with over-the-top marketing, but a solid wine nonetheless, the Union & Branch Cabernet Sauvignon from Aldi. Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles California. The wine spends 10 months in French oak. … [Read more...]
Stormchaser Wild Ride Red – A Smooth Filly
Despite the name this one is actually quite a smooth ride, the Stormchaser Wild Ride Red from Aldi. A red blend of undisclosed varieties from Washington State. … [Read more...]
Quarter Cut Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon – Sweet and Oaky
We check out the new vintage of Aldi's $10 entry into the bourbon barrel aged game, the Quarter Cut Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from California that is aged in bourbon barrels for an unspecified amount of time. … [Read more...]
Scarlet Path Lodi Zinfandel - A Juicy Jam
It's not just the label that is velvety smooth, the Scarlet Path Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel from Aldi. Zinfandel from Lodi, California. … [Read more...]
Elementalist Pinot Grigio – Super Tasty For $7
Today we check out the latest vintage of this highly quaffable Pinot Grigio from Aldi, the Elementalist Pinot Grigio. Is it still a Bulk Buy? Pinot Grigio from California. The wine does not see any time in oak. … [Read more...]