Good news for people who love cheap booze (all of us): another wine costin’ less than a tenner has taken out the top spot at a fancy pants wine awards in Melbourne.
At the Melbourne International Wine Competition, St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, made by Idyll Wine Co near Ballarat, and stocked exclusively by Coles, scored itself a coveted Double Gold Award.
Double Gold Awards go to “near perfect” wines, dubbed gold standard by every judge on a panel of four. The judges – including top shelf restauranteurs, sommeliers, retail buyers, distributors and importers – blind test the wines, and make an assessment based on whether they themselves would import, distribute, buy or sell the red grape juice.
You know how much that wine retails for? A hefty $6 at Liquorland, First Choice and Vintage Cellars.
Sadly you can’t buy the exact award-winning (!!!) $6 wine until next month, but you can nab yourself an earlier vintage. But there’s a limit of 24 bottles at a time if you’re ordering online, so keep that in mind if you were already planning a right red rager.
Not to boast, but Bob Paulinski, the guy in charge of sourcing all the wines stocked at Coles is proud of himself, and his team:
“We’ve worked really hard with our winemaking suppliers for years to create a portfolio of amazing quality wines that over-deliver for our customers.
“A win like this shows that our exclusive wine brands can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in the market, and is a testament to the incredible work our suppliers do in making these wines.”
But who’s the real winner here? Us, the consumers, scrapin’ together our spare change to buy a bottle of wine deemed just as good – dare I say it gooderer – as the spenno option.
Source: Nine News.