Last week it was announced that Aldi's whiskies had won a bunch of prestigious awards, despite the fact they cost a lot less than other, more expensive brands. Turns out the discount supermarket's quality booze isn't restricted to spirits, because its champagne has just been named one of the best in the world.
The £10.99 Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut just won a 'silver outstanding' medal at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge. It's proper Champagne too, from the right region and everything, where it's made by Philizot et Fils. The wine is supposed to taste fruity, with some floral hints, if that's the kind of thing you care about in booze. If you're looking to seem posh on a budget, then you'll already have been sold by the price tag.
Another fact that'll make the wine snobs choke on their overpriced grape juice, this isn't even the first award this particular bottle has won. It's already on three international titles this year, and as we've mentioned plenty of Aldi's budget booze offerings have won awards in their own respective categories. Basically, it's just further proof that price doesn't correlate with quality.