You can mix and match from 19 different bottles.
Budget-friendly grocery chain Lidl is offering six bottles of wine for as low as $25 this week. The best part? You can mix and match the varietals to your liking.
Specifically, the promotion is 40 percent off a pack of six or more wine bottles. The deal runs through Wednesday, March 7, and shoppers can choose between any of the 19 Italian wines in the Italian Wine Fair. (A few times per year, Lidl runs Wine Fair promotions, showcasing a selection of wines from a particular country or wine style).
The bottles range from $6.99 to $19.99 and come from a variety of regions, including Puglia, Sicily, Veneto, Piedmont, and Tuscany. There’s something for everyone, whether you prefer medium-bodied reds or clean, crisp whites (here's the full list of wines).
If you choose six of the $7 bottles, your total cost will come to just $25—an average of $4 a bottle. Though we were tempted to run straight to the store, the discount price gave us pause: could wines this inexpensive be any good?
I tried three of the wines—the $10 Greco Di Tufo, a white wine from the Campania region of Italy, the $10 Cascina Valentino Roero Arneis from the Piedmont region (another white), and the Sassi del Mare Rosso Maremma Toscana, a $10 bottle from Tuscany. I thoroughly enjoyed all three (as in, I went back for a second pour)—and I’m not typically a red wine drinker.
My favorite wine was the Cascina Valentino, which tasted similar to a Pinot Grigio: flavorful and crisp, but not too sweet. I'll be re-corking that one and finishing it tonight with dinner. All the bottles are pretty, too—great for displaying in a bucket of ice.
If you’ve been hoping to try new types of wine, this is the perfect way to do it. Go grab a variety of six bottles without worrying about the price tag. Win, win.