Wine Q&A: Where else can I buy Aldi’s sparkling Shiraz? - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips

Teresa got in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after reading the 3-star review of Aldi’s Specially Selected Kooliburra Australian Sparkling Shiraz (£6.99 Aldi) to ask where else she could buy this wine as she could no longer find it stocked at her local Aldi store.

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This sparkling red wine, made from the Shiraz grape variety, is a great choice for celebrations and get togethers of all sorts as this fun fizz not only tastes good but gets the conversation going when guests see red froth at the top of their wine glasses rather than expected pale green bubbly mix from all other sparkling wines.

Flavours of cherry cola and black coffee are versatile enough to match canapés and snacks as well as spicy foods like curried dips and barbecued meats – just cool the wine off in the fridge for half an hour before opening if chilli is on the menu. Drinking red wines cool is not as unusual as you might think and warmer countries often consume red wines this way and sometimes even add ice cubes to cool the drink down even further.

What used to be known as Australian sparkling Burgundy, until the French wine authorities insisted on naming conventions that matched where the wine actually came from, sparkling red made with Shiraz grapes is a throw back to the 1990s when we last saw slightly sweet red fizz from Australia in the UK. But now its back.

Unfortunately Aldi’s version is not stocked at present but Virgin Wines sells a similar wine, Woolundry Road sparkling Shiraz at £11.99. There's also some big-name brands doing sparkling Shiraz with Jacob's Creek at Waitrose £10.75 and McGuigan at Sainsbury's £7.50. If you have a local independent wine merchant near then they might stock a similar wine too.

Wineuncorked.co.uk recommends

Woolundry Road Sparkling Shiraz

£11.99 Virgin Wines

three stars

 

Flavours of blackberry and liquorice with a dark chocolate edge.

 

Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Shiraz

£10.75 Waitrose

A rich and refreshing Australian sparkling made from the Shiraz grape variety.

 

McGuigan Black Label Premium Release Sparkling Shiraz

£7.50 Sainsbury’s

Another Australian sparkling Shiraz with flavours of plum, cherry and chocolate.

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