Aldi collects top award of Collects Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year for third year running beating Waitrose in the battle of the taste buds. Results were announced a day after Aldi overtook Co-op as the 5th biggest supermarket in the UK.
Discount supermarket Aldi has been crowned the best place in the UK to buy wines after scooping the prestigious title of ‘Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year’ for the third year running at the Drinks Retailing Awards ceremony, held in London last night.
Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi, said: “We’re thrilled our wine range has been recognised once again by such a respected awarding body. Receiving this accolade is a testament to the work of our talented buyers and dedicated suppliers, who work tirelessly to deliver exceptional products at an unbeatable price”
More and more consumers seem to be falling for the retailer’s beers, wine and spirits. According to latest figures Aldi sold 96 bottles of champagne and prosecco every minute throughout December. But it’s not just in store that’s proving fruitful, the Aldi eCommerce site, aldi.co.uk, has sold nearly two million bottles across the country since it launched 12 months ago.
Judged by a panel of wine experts, this coveted award for Aldi’s trophy cabinet marks an excellent start to 2017 when Aldi also became the UK’s fifth biggest supermarket. In 2016, the retailer collected 225 awards for its beers, wines and spirits range, including the International Wine & Spirit Competition ‘Innovator of the Year’ title.