Sip Sip Hooray! Award-Winning Private Brand Drinks From Aldi

Discount grocer Aldi UK has everything shoppers need to treat Dad for Father’s Day this year. Whether he’s an avid steak lover, die-hard football fan, or a veggie-loving vegan, there’s a gifting option to suit every taste.

The world’s best Dads naturally require the world’s best gifts, so make sure you give the man in your life only the best with this crop of award winners. For the perfect flavor combination, give your Dad’s taste buds a treat by serving these with the ultimate food pairings.

For the Football Fan – Rossini Lager (£1.29)
Best served chilled, this premium Italian lager is brewed using only the finest ingredients. Perfect for Dads wanting to kick back and relax watching sport on their special day.
Pair with Aldi’s Specially Selected Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Crisps (85p) for a half-time snack.

For the Steak Obsessed – Exquisite Argentinian Malbec (£5.99)
For those who love nothing more than a nice, juicy steak, Aldi’s award-winning Exquisite Collection Malbec is the ideal partner. Packed with plum and blackberry flavours, this rich wine has an intensely fruity finish.
The Bigger Daddy Steak (749g, £8.49) is a fantastic match.

For the Home Comforts Dad – Ferrandière French Merlot (£5.99)
A wine to couple with another classic dinner time favorite. This luscious Merlot is fresh with flavors of red fruit and cherry.
Try with the Specially Selected Hand Finished British Steak Pie (550g, £3.19).

For the Vegan Dad – Exquisite Collection Marsanne (£5.99)
For millennial Dads looking for something to match their vegan lifestyle, this Marsanne is a marvelous gifting option. Offering a delicate blend of pear, honey, and floral flavors, this wine is the perfect pairing to veg-based dishes.
Pair with Aldi’s Vegan Sausage Rolls £1.19 (4 pack) for a vegan treat.

For the Whisky Aficionado – Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£17.49)
This award-winning whiskey is a smooth, mellow and silky single malt that offers drinkers rich vanilla and toffee notes with a touch of oaky spice. Best served neat on the rocks.
Settle in for an indulgent evening with a dram and Aldi’s Specially Selected Sliced Oak Smoked Salmon (100g, £2.99).

For the Fizz Fanatic – Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut Grand Reserve NV (£15.99)
Toast to the most important man in your life with one of Aldi’s latest additions to its Champagne range, the Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut Grand Reserve.
Pair the fizz with Specially Selected Brie de Meaux (200g, £2.09) for a proper celebration.

For Curry Cravers – Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling (£6.99)
This Riesling is ideal for lovers of spicy food – particularly for those with a penchant for Thai curries. With flavors of green apple, lime, and grapefruit, this crisp, zingy wine will cut through the heat and strike the perfect balance.
Aldi’s Specially Selected Prawn Bhuna (£2.79) would make for a delicious partner.

For BBQ Boys – The Big Gun Spanish Red (£5.49)
Big barbecue flavors require an equally flavourful wine. Doing exactly what it says on the label, this wine packs a serious punch with powerful fruit flavors and a peppery kick.
Pop a couple of Aldi’s Specially Selected British Pork Sausages (£1.89) on the BBQ and celebrate the weekend with a glass (or two) of red.

For the Party-Starting Dad – The Coconut & Vanilla Rum Liqueur (£9.99)
The perfect tipple to gift any Dad who loves being the life and soul of the party – this coconut and vanilla flavor rum liqueur is full of tropical, summery flavors! Perfect for alfresco sipping, use it to create the perfect Pina Colada to really get into the party spirit.
Keep your guests’ hunger at bay with Aldi’s Sweet and Salted Popcorn (85p) to keep the party atmosphere going well into the night…

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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.