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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 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.
Among the chief similarities 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, they also rotate in special selections to change up the assortment. We cover both types of wines 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!
Read on for our picks for the best wines at Aldi.
Today we check out the latest vintage of this highly quaffable Pinot Grigio from Aldi, the Elementalist Pinot Grigio. Is it still a Bulk … [Read more...]
Revisiting the latest vintage of a perfect evening wind down wine from Aldi, the tasty but uncomplicated Dancing Flame Ojos del Salado Red … [Read more...]
Revisiting a highly quaffable find from Aldi, the Villanella Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio from Valdadige, Italy which covers the … [Read more...]
A pleasing, lightly oaked Chardonnay from Aldi, the Peaks & Tides Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast, Sonoma … [Read more...]
But does it live up to the exquisite name? The Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé from Aldi. A dry rosé blend of Grenache, … [Read more...]
Authentic Chianti character for just $4.99 courtesy of Aldi, the Adventure Series Chianti DOCG. Primarily Sangiovese from Tuscany, … [Read more...]
A tart and tasty $5.99 porch pounder from Aldi, the Giretto Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio from Delle Venezie DOC, Italy. … [Read more...]
If you like that truly distinctive New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc taste profile, you'll love the Sunshine Bay Sauvignon Blanc from … [Read more...]
A solid Aldi exclusive offering for just $13, the Peaks & Tides Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast of California. … [Read more...]
Looking for a classic, earthy Pinot at a budget-friendly price? The William Wright Pinot Noir from Aldi is for you. Pinot Noir from … [Read more...]
A $8 daily drinker from Aldi, the Exquisite Collection Malbec. Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. … [Read more...]