A $6 Bottle of Wine Just Won Big at an International Competition
Wine lovers who like their bottles under $10 aren't usually concerned with prestige, but for those who are, there's at least one Malbec that offers international acclaim in a $6 package. As Food and Wine reports, La Moneda Reserva Malbec was awarded Platinum Best in Show at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards.
The Chilean red wine was chosen over about 16,000 entries in a blind taste test to receive the title of Best Red Single-Varietal Under £15. Judges reportedly described the flavor as "freshly crushed black fruit, creamy vanilla yogurt, and pepper spice" with "succulent juicy berries on the palate." That sounds pretty fancy for a wine that retails for about $6.29, but as we've noted here before the opinions of professional wine tasters shouldn't always be taken at face value.
If you're interested in judging the esteemed vino for yourself, it's available exclusively at British grocery store chain Asda (a subsidiary of Walmart). The recent award may make it hard to get your hands on a bottle for a while, but in the meantime, you can keep looking for affordable hidden gems in your own supermarket. (We know you're busy doing that anyway.)
[h/t Food & Wine]