A few months ago, I posted about a bargain wine that had won top honors in world competition, but nobody could seem to find it. I tried. Well, it is now available at 500 Walmarts across the U.S. as they expand distribution.

When you think of fine wine, you probably don’t consider the bottles you find on shelves at Walmart. This $6.96 bottle of red wine won high honors. Decanter World Wine Awards named La Moneda Reserva’s Malbec, a wine sold at Walmart, as its Platinum Best in Show back in June.

According to the Decanter World Wine Awards website, the wine competed against 16,000 other varieties from around the world in a blind taste test. La Moneda Reserva’s Malbec is made by Asda, who is a subsidiary of Walmart. The brand’s website describes the flavor as a mixture of “succulent juicy berries, freshly crushed black fruit, creamy vanilla yogurt and pepper spice.”

240 global judges and wine experts were present for the wine-tasting. They were most impressed with the company’s ability to combine value and quality, saying it was the type of wine “consumers all over the world are interested in.”

These judges don’t take these awards lightly. They only give them when they feel completely confident in the wine.

Over the summer, wine fans everywhere flocked to their local Walmart in search of the wine, making it difficult to find in stores or online. But, Walmart is aware of the demand and hopefully very soon you can buy it as the company quickly replenishes Walmart’s supply ASAP. Keep an eye out for it when you are shopping at Walmart.

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