Aldi's £10.99 Champagne Is One Of The Best In The World
The weekend is within touching distance and as we're past lunchtime it's perfectly acceptable for all thoughts to have turned to alcohol.
Usually, if you want to get drunk the classy way - by chugging champagne - you'll need to be willing to drop some serious cash.
But the good folk at bargain supermarket Aldi have got our backs once again, by flogging this £10.99 ($14.60) bottle of champers, that also happens to have been named one of the best in the world. I'll drink to that (sorry).
The Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut has picked up the 'silver outstanding' medal at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge (IWSC) - sounds like my kind of challenge.
The sparkling wine has 'fruity and floral notes' and for its price you're really not going to find anything better.
In a statement Sam Caporn, Aldi wine expert, said: "In my honest opinion, the Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut is one of the very best, if not THE best value champagne in the UK today.
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"It is staggering quality for such a reasonably priced, tasty sophisticated fizz."
Couldn't agree more, Sam, and I actually consider myself quite the Aldi wine expert too.
This is the third award the cheap and cheerful champagne has won this year.
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And the prizes don't end there for Aldi, either, seven bottles of wine were awarded silver medals including the cheap-as-chips £7.99 ($10.60) Exquisite Collection Crémant Du Jura 2015.
A further 11 bottles of vino were handed bronze prizes.
If wine isn't your thing, Aldi also has some award-winning whiskies. Aldi's Highland Black Scotch Whisky (£12.99/$17.35) and Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£17.49/$23.37) both won gold medals in their respective categories - beating bottles costing more than double the price. In total, five of its whiskies won prizes from the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters.
While you're stocking up on wine and whisky you might as well get yourself a bottle of Aldi's £9.97 ($13.09) Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin, which picked up a gold medal at last year's IWSC.
So, it's good news all round for booze hounds and cheapskates, eh?
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