An Asda wine has won the prestigious 'Platinum Best in Show' award at the Decanter World Wine Awards. It was named the best bottle of wine in the world for under £15 - and the added bonus is that it costs just £4.37.
The winning wine was the La Moneda Reserva Malbec from Chile. It fought off Chilean rivals wines in a blind taste test to win its category, then made it to the shortlist of some the best red wines in the competition, before being named the best single-varietal under £15.
It was described as tasting like: "freshly crushed black fruit, creamy vanilla yoghurt and pepper spice" with "succulent juicy berries on the palate".
Asda is said to be stocking up, but an award like this for a wine of this price is likely to mean the shelves are cleared over the weekend. Ed Betts, Wine Buying Manager says: "The La Moneda Reserva Malbec is also currently on rollback at £4.37, and as the perfect match to barbecued meats, we're expecting high demand in the coming weeks!" So if you want to try the best wine in the world and you have a fiver to spare, therefore, it would be wise to pop into Asda sooner rather than later.
It goes to show that you don't have to spend a fortune to stock up for a summer party. In recent months there have been a number of high profile awards for affordable booze, so there's something for everyone on a budget.
Blended whisky - Aldi's Glen Orchy 5 Year Blended Malt Scotch Whiskey. It won gold at this years International Spirits Challenge and costs £13.29.
Single malt - Aldi's Glen Marnoch Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (both priced at £17.99). Both won silver at the ISC.
Gin - Aldi's Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin costs just £9.99, and won gold at the ISC.
Vodka - Aldi's Tamova Vodka costs £9.99 and won silver at the ISC.
Red wine. La Moneda Reserva Malbec from Chile £4.37 from Asda - named best wine in the world.
White wine. The International Wine Challenge named a number of own-brand wines as gold winners. The cheapest were: Aldi Exquisite Collection Hunter Valley Semillon 2013 (£6.99), Co-operative Truly Irresistible Fiano 2014 (£6.99), and Aldi Exquisite Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (£7.99).