Find top wines on your supermarket shelves

wine_glass_toast_1600_wht_3574Supermarkets may not do so well when it comes to own label products but they can hold their own when it comes to a good bottle of wine.

Nearly 500 own-brand supermarket wines have won awards at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) contest. Medal-winning wines are blind-tested three times by at least 10 judges.

They awarded prizes to Aldi, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, The Co-operative, and Waitrose,  including 33 gold medals.

Also the number of English wine-makers winning prizes also almost doubled to 72 this year.

Marks & Spencer came out top with 169 medals including 12 gold and got special mention for its Mount Bluff NV sparkling chardonnay at £13.

Sainsbury’s were awarded 4 golds for the Blanc Champagne Brut NV at £20, its Taste the Difference Sancerre 2014 at £12.75, and the Pouilly Fume l’Anque 2014

Tesco won 5 gold medals and Morrisons 4 but Aldi had 2 gold  medals for its exquisite collection. Its Private Bin Sauvignn Blanc 2014 and its Clare Valley Riesling 2014 topped a list of the most widely available gold medallists picked by the IWC for the Times.

Among others rated “ten of the best” by the IWC were:

  • Asda’s Extra Special El Mesón Gran Reserva 2005 at £9.98
  • Marks & Spencer’s Stepp Riesling S, Kalltstadter Saumagen 2013 at £15
  • Morrison‘s Signature Chablis le Cru 2013 at £12.99
  • Morrison‘s Amontillado Sherry NV at £6.99
  • Sainsbury‘s Winemakers Selection by Blanc de Blancs Brut NV at £20
  • Tesco‘s Finest Dessert Semillon 2009 at £6.79
  • Tesco‘s Finest Vintage Grand  Cru Champagne 2007 at £24.99

So no excuse not to have a decent glass of wine!

 

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