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Aldi picks up prestigious drinks retailer of the year gong

Aldi has been named Best Multiple Drinks Retailer of the Year in the Harpers Awards. It beat off competition from 2014’s winner Co-op and Waitrose, which was also in the running for the gong. The Harpers Awards are designed to celebrate the crème de la crème of the wine and spirits world. This is the second …

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The man behind Aldi wines, Mike James, picks his special wines for you

MANY of my friends say that Aldi wines have changed their lives. Friday nights begin with a “rush to the shops” to stock up for the weekend. Mike James, Aldi’s wine buyer, since 2010, has overseen the team which has made Aldi a must-go destination for reliable, affordable wines. I spoke to Mike, and asked …

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National Yorkshire Pudding Day wine

Wine Press: Roast beef, wine and National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Who would have thought there is a day devoted to the humble yet wondrous Yorkshire Pudding. I love a Yorkshire pud, even better, I love its traditional accompaniment of beef. So when someone told me that tomorrow, Sunday, is The Day to celebrate Yorkshire puddings (always the first Sunday in February apparently) it seemed a …

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Aldi Champagne Monsigny review

The Aldi wine team takes the game up to another level

WE’RE funny, aren’t we, people. We can make decisions based on preconceived ideas; decisions based on perceptions, not fact. Take Aldi wine. Remember that advertising slogan “it is a Skoda honest” …. well how about, “it is from Aldi, honest”. Maybe Aldi is the retail equivalent of Skoda; in the public’s mindset it may not …

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