Aldi Open Applications For Its Free Wine Club

Aldi is increasingly well known for its very reasonably priced selection of lovely wines (Toro Loco, I'm looking at you), and now there's even better news for vino fans - the company has created a new wine club.

The budget supermarket chain is looking for 30 people to take part in the Wine Club Panel, where amateur wine fans will be sent a few free bottles a month, for three months, in return for a review on their social media.

This beauty is £3.99 and if you've not tried it, you're missing out. Credit: Aldi
This beauty is £3.99 and if you've not tried it, you're missing out. Credit: Aldi

The chosen 30 will be expected to taste test the free bevvies and will get new award-winning ones sent to them. I reckon that's something I could definitely be into.

Aldi has advertised for new members of the wine club on its website, asking: "Know a thing or two about your grapes? Fancy yourself as a wine expert?"

It continues: "Well, now you have the chance to have your say as we are after budding wine connoisseurs to join our new panel. Every three months we will select 30 burgeoning wine experts to join us on a tasting journey of Aldi's delicious wines.

"Being part of the panel means that you'll be the first to hear about our award-winning wines, and we'll send you two delicious bottles every month for three months from our range. All we ask it that you taste and review the wines in a tweet using the dedicated #AldiWineClub hashtag.

"Along with the wines, to help you with your monthly reviews we'll also send you a selection of tasting notes to guide you on everything from the aroma and body to the taste."

To be in with a chance of joining the club, which I imagine will be inundated with applications, here's what you'll need to do.

Simply email [email protected], sending your name, Twitter handle and a maximum of 150 words on why you think Aldi should choose you.

Hopefully it will help the supermarket to make amends with our friends in Scotland, who were up in arms this week when Aldi brought out their new square 'sausedges'.

Lorne or 'sausedge'? Credit: Aldi
Lorne or 'sausedge'? Credit: Aldi

While Aldi was commented that the rectangular sausages had helped to make breakfast easier, Scots were quick to point out that they have in fact been a part of their culture for over 100 years. Lorne sausage, anybody?

Hundreds of people piped up, with one social media user suggesting Aldi was 'cancelled'.

One person tweeted simply: "They're called Lorne sausages, ya absolute bawbags."

Even Lidl had a pop:

Some top supermarket bants followed as people added to the list, with Lee Holroyd on Twitter hilariously posting: "I heard they also invented whisky, Edinburgh Castle and Lewis Capaldi."

Maybe this wine club gesture will help build some bridges, eh?

Featured Image Credit: Aldi

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

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