Walmart’s Award-Winning Wine Is Now Being Sold in America
This past summer, Asda, Walmart’s British subsidiary, shocked the world when its $7 wine won the “platinum best in show” award at the 2016 Decanter Magazine World Wine Awards with a score of 95 out of 100 points.Now, that wine — La Moneda Reserva Malbec — will be sold at 500 American Walmart locations starting next month.
Earlier this year, the Chilean malbec beat out more than 16,000 applicants in a blind taste test, and also won the “2015 Best Red Single Varietal Under £15” award, proving that you don’t need to be a price snob to drink a great glass of wine. After its accolades were announced, the wine sold out almost immediately at Asda stores.
Walmart described the wine as “a deep purple color with violet tints, rounded and velvety tannins, complex plum and fig spice flavors with an excellent lengthy finish,” and said it pairs well with barbecued meats.