Plonk wins top awards in contest
WINE snobs across the world can stop sneering at cheap plonk after a bargain bottle scooped a top international prize last week.
Aldi's £3.59 Toro Loco Tempranillo impressed judges in a blind taste test that included £30 rivals.
The fiery Spanish red beat more expensive drops to win a silver award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
The German food chain earned 18 awards at the contest included honours for its 2010 Shiraz for £3.49, a £4.48 Cava Brut and a £6.99 Prosecco.
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And it's not just wine where bargains can be found, Aldi courted controversy when they priced at a rare 40-year single malt at under £50.
Closer to home, several Kentish wines scooped prizes at the awards.
Chapel Down Wines in Tenterden was recognised for its Brut, Pinot Chardonnay and Sparkling Pinot Reserve.