Everyone knows Costco has a pretty solid wine selection, and Trader Joe’s is famous (or infamous) for Two-Buck Chuck and others. But now we have Wal-Mart joining the party.
If you’re someone who doesn’t taste (or care about) the difference between a $10 drop of red from the Bottle-O’s bargain barrel and an $800 bottle of Grange, then we have some good news for you. A $6 bottle of Wal-Mart wine has been named one of the best in the world.
Yes, that’s right. One of Wal-Mart’s budget-friendly reds, Asda, has just won the prestigious Platinum Best in Show in the ‘single varietal red’ category at the Decanter World Wine Awards. A panel of 240 global wine experts tasted Asda’s La Moneda Reserva Malbec and reported it to be “an absolute crowd-pleaser” with a strong “succulent juicy berry” flavour.
La Moneda Reserva, from Central Valley in Chile, was also praised for its “freshly crushed black fruit, creamy vanilla yoghurt and pepper spice flavour”, and apparently comes highly recommended by Asda’s wine buying Manager Ed Betts as an accompanying tipple to barbecued meats.
If you’re keen to get your hands on the low-cost wine, its British retailer sells it direct online…but not so fast. It’s sold out and Wal-Marts in the U.S. don’t currently sell it either. Thrifty drinkers wait in anticipation…