I was asked to go to Aldi and purchase some fun holiday items. I was excited about that because Aldi is relatively new here and I really had only been there twice.
Aldi has a lot of brands exclusive to them and I was asked to try some of their wines and cheeses. I remember the first time I was there that I was a little surprised they had wine and how inexpensive it was.I don’t know much about wine, remember my “How Not To Cook A Chicken” debacle? So, we chose a few that we thought we might enjoy.
We did attend our first wine tasting in Colorado this summer at Andrea from Greenbacks Gal’s home! She had a sommelier come in and teach us all about wine – it was great cause I knew nothing! She was an awesome hostess, too!
I know that I like Irish Crème, I used to love my Starbucks coffee with it, but, they quit using it, so I was excited to see they had O’Donnell’s Irish Cream, it was yummy! Hubby loved it in his coffee, too!
We also bought edenVale Creamy Havarti – which I love, Brie, and Honey Goat Cheese. As well as Savoritz Entertainment Crackers – a Six Cracker Assortment.
We paired the cheeses with Villa Malizia Pinot Grigio and Gonfalone Chianti. I enjoyed the Honey Goat Cheese with the Pinot Grigio – normally I wouldn’t like the Honey Goat Cheese cause it was sweet and I wouldn’t like the Pinot cause it wasn’t sweet (yeah – I’m weird! lol). But, because the cheese was sweet and the wine wasn’t, they were really good together!
They also have a great selection of desserts: eclairs, truffles and cheesecake!
I was given a $50 gift card to purchase the wines and cheeses. They were so inexpensive that I was able to purchase:
3 bags of frozen veggies
Hot Chocolate Mix
2 gallons of Milk
3 bottles of wine
1 box of 6 assorted crackers
1 bottle of Pure Olive Oil
1 Insulated Hot Drink Mug for a gift
Anywhere else it would have been very difficult to walk away with all of that for $50!
If you are planning a holiday party, Aldi may be the perfect place to grab all that you’ll need to pull it off for less! Make sure to check out all of their dessert, cheese, and wine choices!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
wow, no wine at any of our local Aldi stores
Alissa » Maybe it’s a local distributors issue in your area or something?
they don’t sell wine or liquor at grocery stores in NY
Alissa » Ah, well now I know! LOL I have never been there, but, I am planning to go there this summer – pretty excited!