Lidl wine is excellent value and has masses of dedicated shoppers. If you haven’t tried a Lidl wine, give it a go - you’ll be kicking yourself you hadn't tried it sooner!
Nowadays there’s no need to spend a fortune on fine wine. You can easily pick up a bottle of cheap booze on a limited budget, and still get a good bang for your buck. Thankfully, the Lidl wine range offers great value vino that doesn’t come at a premium, and it delivers on taste too.
It’s no surprise therefore that Lidl were awarded Wotwine supermarket wine retailer of the year 2019, beating the likes of Aldi and Asda, who were both highly commended.
Wotwine is an independent reviewer of supermarket wine who base their judgement on both quality and value for money. There are several award-winning Lidl wines in its main collection, and these are available all year round.
Lidl also provide six specially curated Wine Tour collections each year, which focus on seasonality and often showcase particular regions. The budget supermarket has been awarded several medals from prestigious wine competitions such as the International Wine & Spirit Competition and the International Wine Challenge.
Lidl Wine Tour Collection: Christmas
The latest Wine Tour from Lidl, in store from 22 November, has a particular emphasis on the Rhone Valley, France. This wine-making region is renowned for its red wines but Lidl have some very pleasant white wines, including a sweet sparkling wine, to showcase too. GoodtoKnow got an exclusive look at the Rhone collection so we can help you choose the best Lidl wines this Christmas.
Read our top picks from the latest Wine Tour range below and remember to make a note of the ones you want to stock up on! As always, the Wine Tour wines are subject to availability and once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Reds are particularly great at this time of year, especially those with a warming finish. This wine is made in the same region and with the same grape varieties as the popular and pricier Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It’s a real steal at under a tenner! It has the potential to improve with age but it can equally be enjoyed this year.
At just 7.5 per cent alcohol this sweet sparkling wine is perfect for your Christmas breakfast toasts. It’s a very famous and unique French wine, which is not usually exported. It also works brilliantly with mince pies or puddings as it has a moreish fizz with flavours of baked apple.
This peachy wine is perfect when you’re cooking something lighter in between all the roasts! It would work brilliantly with a risotto using any leftover turkey…
This wine is surprisingly refreshing despite being made entirely from Muscat grapes, which are characterised by their sweet honey flavour and rich floral notes. It’s very easy to drink but at just £5.99 a bottle you can afford to stock up on a few to share with friends. It’s best served cold, at approximately 8-10 degrees.
This bold red is perhaps a little too intense for your roast turkey but it would make an excellent pairing for any hearty casseroles you’re prepping in the run up to the big day, or for the in between period from Christmas and New Year. It’s an impeccable example of a premium Rhône Valley wine and would make an excellent gift for the wine connoisseur in your life!
This is the best wine for your turkey and it’s excellent value at just £6.99 a bottle. If you’re catering for vegetarians too this wine works particularly well with nut roasts so it’s an easy pairing to suite everyone’s meal.
Best of the core Lidl wine collection:
Lidl white wine: The Lidl white wines you need to try
This Spanish dry white wine picked up a silver outstanding medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition for 2018. It is an exciting new wine variety from the Galicia region. It works best with grilled chicken because it’s dry but not too sharp.
Lidl red wine: The Lidl red wines you need to try
This South African red was awarded the prestigious silver award at the International Wine and Sprits Awards last year and is ideal for easy drinking. It is deep in colour and has a rich, warm flavour.
Saint Emilion is one of the most popular of Bordeaux’s wine regions and this award-winning wine works particularly well with beef wellington.
Lidl Prosecco: The Lidl Proseccos you need to try
This fizz picked up a silver award at the International Wine & Spirits Competition for 2018.
This easy drinking Prosecco has aromas of fresh pear and is perfect for any occasion. It was awarded a bronze medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition for 2017.
This is one of Lidl’s cheapest Prosecco’s but it’s a favourite with many. It’s light, refreshing and can be enjoyed on it’s own or with a simple dessert like a fresh fruit salad. It was also awarded a bronze medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition for 2017.
Lidl Champagne: The Lidl Champagnes you need to try
Lidl’s Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut won the bronze International Wine and Spirits award this year and means you can indulge in a glass or two of special fizz without breaking the bank.
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