It’s becoming a bit of a habit for budget supermarkets to outdo luxury brands when it comes to wine and champagne collections. Both Aldi and Lidl have become renowned for their impressive and award-winning wine ranges over the years and now, Asda has won an award for having the best champagne.
That’s right, the purse-friendly national supermarket took home the prestigious title at The People’s Choice Wine Awards earlier this week, thanks to their Extra Special Louis Bernard Vintage Champagne 2007, which is priced at just £15.
The affordable bubbly beat luxury brands to come out on top, which, although it may sound surprising at first, doesn’t come as a huge shock considering the number of supermarkets who have upped their alcohol game in order to compete (and like in this case, beat) the expensive brands.
According to Decanter, Asda’s Extra Special Louis Bernard Vintage Champagne has ‘ripe yellow apple fruit and round nutty characters, matched with brisk balancing citrus acidity.’
Sounds delicious, right? We’ll certainly be getting a bottle in for the weekend.
But Asda wasn’t the only supermarket to be praised for its alcohol selection at The People’s Choice Wine Awards. The slightly more upmarket Waitrose also went home with an award after winning Best Sparkling Wine category. The special accolade was thanks to their Leckford Estate Brut 2013 which comes which not only comes with peach and citrus favours, but has a hint of hazelnut too. And best of all, it only costs £26.99.
Last month, we reported some even more exciting news for wine lovers as it was announced that ex-Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were releasing their own special wine in Co-op stores across the country for just £12 per bottle.
Jolie and Pitt, who separated back in 2016 but maintain joint ownership of Chateau Miraval (an estate situated in Correns, in the South of France), have launched a new rosé called ‘The Studio’ which became available in the UK before reaching a global market.