Aldi is selling premium champagne which is being rated as tasting just as good as Waitrose—and it's half the price.
As lockdown begins to ease and people start to plan their groups of six picnics or barbecues, why not pop the cork of more luxury champagne without having the hefty price tag.
What's more, is it will save you time popping to the shop separately to pick up a bottle as you can buy it along with your shopping—saving you even more time to slice, dice, and shred your picnic platter dip selections with the best food processors.
The low-cost supermarket has been given five-star reviews for its Champagne Blanc de Noirs Gift Box bottle which is a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It is an elegant and well-structured Champagne with lovely crisp red berries and a light lingering finish. And when compared to a Waitrose equivalent—Waitrose’s £35 Fleury Blanc de Noirs Brut, it's scoring highly.
Champagne Blanc de Noirs Gift Box (75cl): £17.99 from Aldi.co.uk
Aldi premium champagne has flavors of crisp red berries and on the nose flavors of redcurrants and blackcurrant Jam. The beautiful packaging has Tiffany & Co. feel to it - adding a nostalgic bit of luxury to your lunch.
Aldi, which launched its very own wine school last year, has already scooped accolades for its award-winning wines and this latest bottle is getting raving reviews and is set to get you in the mood for a bit of fizz.
Hosting an Oscars' party at home? Save cash on the bubbles and spend it on those best induction pans you've wanted for ages to make your future dinner parties go down a storm. Shoppers who have already snapped up a bottle have been blown away by the Aldi premium champagne quality. One wrote, 'Absolutely beautiful some can be quite dry and have a bitter taste, but this had none and was gorgeous will definitely be buying again!'
Another happy shopper put, 'Beautiful champagne tastes just like Bolinger but nicer price. This is the second time I’ve purchased it and it definitely won’t be the last. Fabulous' and a third pointed out that it makes a perfect gift, and added, 'This is quality champagne that ticks all the boxes. Being in a beautiful box makes it a perfect present. The price is very reasonable. It is the real deal!'
You can even buy it in cases of six or 12 if you’re stocking up for a special occasion but please remember to drink responsibly.
Lady Gaga launched limited edition champagne bottles earlier this year when she teamed up with Dom Pérignon, but bet her's don't have a super chic box like Aldi's premium champagne.
With the bubbles sorted, it's time to pick out your best champagne flutes and head outdoors.
Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.
Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.
Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.
When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.
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