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Here’s How Aldi Makes Its Dirt-Cheap Wines Go Viral Every Time

Here’s How Aldi Makes Its Dirt-Cheap Wines Go Viral Every Time

It was the $8 bottle of rosé that captured the internet’s fickle heart. The vino in question was Aldi’s Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016, winner of the “ Great Value Rosé under £8” at the 2017 International Wine Challenge, the ”Oscars” of wine. It quickly became a viral sensation, selling out almost immediately […]

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The Seven Stages of Drinking at Whole Foods

The Seven Stages of Drinking at Whole Foods

With the holidays upon us, the need for last-minute grocery reinforcements and for a stiff drink, consumed alone while staring blankly at no one, tend to increase in tandem. Enter Whole Foods. Not only does this chain of supermarkets cater to health nuts and people who say “ancient grains” a lot, it’s also a surprisingly […]

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We Blind-Tasted Aldi’s Award-Winning Wines. Here’s What Happened.

We Blind-Tasted Aldi’s Award-Winning Wines. Here’s What Happened.

There’s been a lot of buzz about the German-based supermarket chain Aldi. Between the internationally ranked $8 rosé and the company’s viral wine Advent calendar, Aldi has garnered worldwide recognition. After months of curiosity, the VinePair staff finally got our hands on eight of Aldi’s “award-winning” bottles available stateside. Why? To blind taste and determine which […]

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