Aldi goes for gold with wine choice to celebrate Olympic medal haul

The Olympic Games is well underway with the Team GB medal-haul growing daily.

The Tokyo Games has sparked a trend in Japanese food and low-cost supermarket Aldi has launched its own medal-winning range of wines that are the perfect pairing with the nation’s dishes.

Aldi‘s wine expert Sam Caporn MW, has passed the baton of expert advice on which wine goes best with sushi, what not to have with your Katsu curry, and what to sip while slurping on Ramen.

So, whether shoppers fancy a Sauvignon with their sashimi, or a rosé with their ramen, Aldi‘s top tipples start at a record-breaking price of £4.49.

Sushi & Sashimi

Veuve Monsigny Brut NV (£12.99, 75cl) – A bestseller and highly acclaimed award-winner from the excellent Champagne house Philizot & Fils. This bubbly blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier has been aged in cellars to enhance its complexity, elegance, and length – a gold medal pairing for a classic Japanese Sushi roll or fresh Sashimi.

Shirayuk Saké, (£4.99, 30cl) comes from the famous region Itami of Hyogo Prefecture and is made from fermented rice. As an adventurous alternative to dry white wine, with a refreshing, clean and delicate taste.

Chicken Yakitori

Greek Assyrtiko (£6.99, 75cl) – From the mountain zone in North West Greece comes this crisp and dry white wine with depth of aromas and full flavours. This rich bodied wine pairs well with the easy Japanese grilled recipe, Chicken Yakitori due to its acidity and structure – a team sure to be a quick crowd pleaser.

Buenas Vides Argentinian Malbec (£4.49, 75cl) – For something to cut through the sweetness of the marinade, the Argentinian Malbec grapes give this medium bodied red mouth-watering flavours of cherry and plum, complemented by spicy aromas and a soft, velvety finish.



Aldi wines have won a host of awards
Aldi wines have won a host of awards

Udon & Soba Noodles

Clare Valley Riesling (£7.49, 75cl): The dry, aromatic New Zealand Riesling is a Specially Selected wine that’s full of character and clean on the palate and is a beautiful accompaniment to spicy dishes

Castellore Italian Frappato (£6.49, 75cl): Italian Frappato is enriched with fruitful grapes for a pleasant fresh, sweet fragrance. The grapes come from old vineyards located around Salemi and Santa Ninfa in Western Sicily between 300-600m above sea level and are grown on a mixture of clay and volcanic soils with limited yields to produce outstanding wines with unbeatable food matching potential.

Miso Ramen

Pierre Jaurant Alsace Pinot Blanc (£6.29,75cl): For those who favour a hot broth, such as a Miso Ramen, a classic Alsatian wine with an abundance of fresh and floral notes will go for gold. Dry and easy to drink, it has a beautifully creamy and round mouthfeel – a great accompaniment to seafood and mildly spiced dishes.

Rosé d’Anjou (£6.99,75cl): This crisp rosé is juicy on the palate and a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity to offset the distinctive savoury, umami flavours from the miso and the floral, citrus, and red berry notes are a beautiful accompaniment to spicy dishes.

To get a traditional taste of Tokyo, Aldi has whipped up the perfect sweet and sour protein-packed ramen soup recipe. It’s bound to be a winner.

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