Aldi – Best in Glass

Over the last year discount retailer Aldi has teamed up with food magazine Bon Appétit for a few different projects  – like this one…and this one! After such a fruitful partnership, they decided it was time to shake things up at the Bon Appétit offices with a little surprise….

The “Best in Glass” secretly put Aldi wines in the glasses of happy hour participants and guess what – they liked the wine.

To recreate this happiest of happy hours pick a few bottles from below – they’re all under $13.

Broken Clouds Pinot Noir
With exquisite and distinctive flavors of strawberries, raspberries and allspice, this California wine pairs well with beef dishes or goat cheese.

Outlander Meritage
This complex red boasts depth of flavor with notes of plum, blackberry, anise and vanilla. Perfect with a big ol’ bowl of pasta and tomato sauce.

Kelly’s Crossing Sauvignon Blanc
Sweet fresh fruit flavors and well-balanced acidity make this crisp white wine one of our very favorites. Sip it with light dishes like summer salads or seafood.

Villanella Pinot Grigio
This floral wine has flavors of pear and Golden Delicious apples. Its edge of acidity makes it a natural accompaniment to mild cheeses.

Grandi Mori Valdobbiadene Prosecco
Honeysuckle aromas round out the bright fruit and green apple tones of this aperitif. Wonderful with fresh fruit and salads.

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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.