Greek wine included in list of Aldi's best

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Greek wine included in list of Aldi's bestAthlon Greek Agiorgitiko, Peloponnese, Greece 2018 available from the Aldi supermarket chain

Wine enthusiast David Williams has added a Greek wine,  Athlon Greek Agiorgitiko, Peloponnese, Greece 2018, to his list of the best bottle available from the Aldi supermarket chain, greekcitytimes.com reports.

Writing for the Guardian, he lamented: “As I tasted my way through more than 100 Aldi wines at the retailer’s recent press tasting, I began to muse on the difference between eclectic and random, which, I suppose, are really just positive and negative words for the same phenomenon.”

“Aldi’s wine range flits between the two, making browsing the wine shelves a similar experience to dipping into the retailer’s famous middle aisle: there’s a distinct, hectic (and no doubt cultivated) back-of-a-lorry vibe to some of the choices, but there are definitely worthwhile things to be found.

“Curiously, many of the more expensive bottles – the perfectly OK oaky rioja-alike Charosa Vineyards Indian Tempranillo Reserve 2016 and the acceptable Chinese Bordeaux facsimile Wild Pony Chinese Red 2018 (both £14.99) – are from up-and-coming regions on which many wine drinkers would, I imagine, be reluctant to splash the extra cash.

“But the respective £6.99 and £7.49 price tags seem more than reasonable for my two new favorite canny own-label buys: the citrus-grove fragrant white Aspri Petra Greek Assyrtiko 2021 and the savory, tangy-plummy red Athlon Agiorgitiko.

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