Wine fans should look no further than their local supermarket for a decent glass to celebrate National Drink Wine Day.
Nearly 500 own-brand and exclusive supermarket wines received medals at the prestigious International Wine Challenge in 2015. Wines created for Aldi, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco, The Co-operative and Waitrose all picked up gold medals, with some gold-winners costing as little as £5 a bottle.
"Year on year, supermarket own-brand ranges continue to improve and impress the IWC judges. Shoppers really are spoiled for choice in the wine aisles, with medal winners to be found in all major supermarket chains," Charles Metcalfe, co-chairman of the IWC said. "Supermarket buyers have demonstrated their talent for sourcing fantastic wines from all around the world, usually at pretty keen prices. Whether you are looking for top-class fizz, red, white, sherry or port, you can find some cracking examples on supermarket shelves."
"Serve any one of these medal winners to your friends and family and they are guaranteed to be blown away."
Here is the full list of 2015 supermarket gold medal winners:
Marks and Spencer Mineralstein Riesling 2014 (£10.00)
Marks and Spencer Oudinot Rosé (£27.00)
Marks and Spencer 10 Year Old Tawny Port (£16.00)
Marks & Spencer Da Vinci Vin Santo 2008 (£20.00)
Marks & Spencer Oudinot Brut Vintage 2007 (£31.00)
Marks and Spencer Very Rare Palo Cortado (£8.00 per half-bottle)
Marks and Spencer Very Rare Dry Old Amontillado (£8.00 per half-bottle)
Marks and Spencer Very Rare Oloroso (£8.00 per half-bottle)
Marks and Spencer Very Rare Pedro Ximenez (£8.00 per half-bottle)
Marks & Spencer Graham Beck The Rhona Blanc de Blancs 2010 (£13.00)
Aldi The Exquisite Collection Hunter Valley Semillon 2013 (£6.99)
Exclusive to Aldi – Lot 08 Colchagua Carmenere 2012 (£9.99)
Exclusive to Aldi – Maynard's 40 Year Old Tawny Port (£29.99)
Exclusive to Aldi – Maynard's LBV Port 2011 (£9.99)
Morrisons Signature Chablis 1er Cru 2013
Morrisons Signature Oloroso Dry (£6.00 per half-bottle)
Morrisons Signature Pedro Ximénez (£6.00 per half-bottle)
Tesco finest* Dessert Semillon 2009 (£36 per case, works out at £6 per bottle)
Tesco finest* Sancerre 2014 (£11)
Winemakers' Selection by Sainsbury's Moscatel de Valencia (£5.00)
Exclusive to Asda – Noster Nobilis Priorat 2010 (£7.98)
*Two wines created exclusively for Waitrose were also awarded Gold medals. Polish Hill River Riesling 2008 (£8.99) and Tre Fiori Greco Di Tufo 2013 (£10.99) both picked up Gold medals at the competition. The supermarket also secured 19 Silver and 30 Bronze medals for wine created for its range. For the full list of winners click here.