This isn’t the first time I have talked about loving Aldi. But I have found an even better reason for loving Aldi. And it is spelled W. I. N. E.
The hubby and I love wine. And I would love to say we are connoisseurs, but frankly except for the insanely cheap wine in a box, we pretty much like most anything. We are known to hunt for the best cheap wine, cross our fingers and hope for deliciousness. We rarely strike out.
So when I discovered I could get an award winning wine from Aldi for under $5 I was beyond excited. Tis the season of holiday parties and a bottle of wine is the perfect hostess gift. It is also the season of entertaining and I don’t want to mortgage the house to pay for the wine. So Aldi has come to my rescue.
Their wine department has a pretty decent selection when you consider the size and scope of the store. And I came out with five bottles for under $25. Not to shabby. And they didn’t taste too shabby either. I would not have sampled a single one and called it cheap.
But in all the years I have shopped at Aldi for staples like spices, sugar and nuts, I never realized how many things they had for entertaining. I am a sucker for cheese and crackers. I found brie, goat cheese, Havarti and fancy table crackers for a fraction of what they would have cost at the grocery store. Add in some very well priced dried fruit and I have a gorgeous cheese platter.
I may have taken a gander at their holiday dessert section. Mini cheesecakes, turtle pie, cream puffs and a cheesecake sampler? This stuff all looked completely gourmet, but the cost was so reasonable. I also found some delicious truffles that would also make a wonderful hostess or teacher’s gift.
I bought so much stuff for entertaining any my bill was barely over $50. Including all that wine! I just would never have thought of Aldi for entertaining until Mom Central offered me a chance to check it out. Don’t underestimate what you can find there simply because you have to pay for a cart and a bag. I think you too will be VERY pleasantly surprised by what you might find for your next party.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of ALDI and received a gift certificate to facilitate my review. Then again asking me to shop for wine and chocolate isn’t really a hard sell. As always all opinions are mine.
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