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...]
ALDI Wine! The 2022 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.
Another Napa Valley value, this time from Aldi. The 30 Miles Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. … [Read more...]
Authentic Chianti character for just $4.99 courtesy of Aldi, the Adventure Series Chianti DOCG. Primarily Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy. … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Pretty satisfying for just $7, we review the Flora and Stone Merlot from Aldi. Merlot from California. … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Revisiting the latest vintage of a perfect 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...]
Revisiting a highly quaffable find from Aldi, the Villanella Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio from Valdadige, Italy which covers the Trentino-Alto Adige area as well as into Veneto. It's a great spot for Pinot Grigio. … [Read more...]
A pleasing, lightly oaked Chardonnay from Aldi, the Peaks & Tides Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California. … [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 Aldi. Sauvignon Blanc from the Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand. … [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...]
A $8 daily drinker from Aldi, the Exquisite Collection Malbec. Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. … [Read more...]
Well made and easy to drink, the Exquisite Collection Chardonnay from Aldi. Chardonnay from California. … [Read more...]