Budget supermarket wines win prestigious gold awards

The own-brand sherry has now got a new gold medal to add to its collection of bronze awards. Credit: Aldi

Aldi's own-brand sherry costing £5.25 and Asda's £6 sauvignon blanc have both won gold medals at the prestigious International Wine Challenge.

Judges said the days when consumers were embarrassed to take cheaper labels to a dinner party were "long gone".

Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Morrisons and Aldi all picked up gold medals for wines from their own-brand ranges.

"From delicious champagnes to tremendous sherries, shoppers can find some lovely wines in the aisles. Each year the quality of the supermarket own-brand wines gets better and better," said International Wine Challenge co-chairman Charles Metcalfe.