Welcome to the Aldi Wine School
Whether you know your Chablis from your Sancerre or simply don’t know where to start, there’s always more to learn about wine.
Introducing the Aldi Wine School: you can brush up on your wine knowledge with access to our free online educational hub, which includes the Aldiploma course and two brand new wine modules to help you understand more about what you’re drinking.
Plus, we’ve got invaluable hints, tips, and guidance from our wine experts. So pour a glass, and let’s help you enjoy exploring the world of wine!
Gain your FREE Aldiploma
This FREE course will take you through the basics of being a wine buff! Wine expert Sam Caporn shares her vast knowledge of wine using videos and downloadable guides, to help you learn all about wine. It’s ideal if you’re looking to choose the perfect wine present, just gift them the wines they’ll need to do the course!
Tips from our Wine School experts
There isn’t much Mistress of Wine Sam Caporn and legendary wine expert Jilly Goolden don’t know about wine – and here are some of their favourite facts and tips on the topic!
Read the label
“The front label tells you the origins and sometimes the grape variety. There will be more about the taste and flavour on the back.”
Give it a chance!
“Taste the wine first on its own, not cluttered with other flavours and scents. You can’t judge it if you’ve got a mouthful of hummus!”
Smell and taste
“Jiggle the glass to disturb the surface, put your nose in the glass and take a deep sniff. A great quality wine normally has complex layers.”
Let it linger
“A great wine’s flavour will linger in your mouth. A good test is whether you can hold a conversation between sips and still get a hint of that flavour.”
Look at the bottle again
“Is what you tasted listed on the back? If it’s a good quality wine the flavours and balance should really sing.”
Serve it well
“To taste quality and complexity, make sure it’s served in the best way. Cool for a white. For a red, open, pour a glass then allow to soften for 30mins.”