While Aussies have been enjoying the savings made by shopping at German grocery juggernaut ALDI for years, there\u2019s a generally unspoken rule that the stuff in their liquor section must be at least a little sketchy. While we all love a bargain, we love a drink even more and if there\u2019s one thing we can be snobby about it\u2019s our bevs.\r\n\r\nBudget booze may seem like a bad idea on the surface; there\u2019s no guarantee of quality and as anybody who remembers their uni years can attest, crap alcohol is a one-way ticket to Hangovertown. When ALDI\u2019s wines and whiskies started winning big-ticket international awards, however, our ears pricked up, and we decided it was time to rally the troops in the name of all that has an ABV (and comedy).\r\n\r\nOur team, made up of professional sommelier (aka: cork dork) Max G\u00fcrtler, whisky expert and founder of Gentleman\u2019s Cabinet Pete Stevens, and comedian Tom Armstrong from The Roundabout Crew, brought their A-game to the tasting table for a few hours of trying a selection of ALDI\u2019s finest. Oh, and we didn\u2019t tell them they were sinking the cheapest plonk in town. Sneaky huh.\r\n\r\nThe verdict? Turns out it\u2019s not so shit after all. While there were some misses among the hits, the general consensus at the end of the day was that ALDI\u00a0know a thing or two about top-quality vino, and had some serious bargains in the mix.\r\n\r\nMax, Pete and Tom are professionals and the resulting video was produced in a controlled environment. Please don\u2019t try to outdrink Tom at home.\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Hits\r\nMonsigny Champagne Brut\r\n\r\nAll the telltale signs of a 'real' Champagne, because it is. Briochy, delicate citrus notes and a fine bead make for something that tastes more like a $70 bottle. Buy it. $19.99\r\nBUY\r\nPeter Metres Mosel Riesling\r\n\r\nThis is seriously f*cking good wine. Super aromatic, bucketloads of character and delicious AF with dazzling acidity. Probably the biggest bargain of all time.\u00a0$9.99\r\n \r\nBlackstone Paddock 'The Player' Barossa Shiraz\r\n\r\nBig, peppery, juicy and balanced - this was a textbook Barossa shiraz, with excellent tannins and a long finish. Perfect with a massive steak.\u00a0$12.99\r\n \r\n\r\nThe Misses\r\nChateau Les Maurins Bordeaux 2015\r\n\r\nA little insipid and lacklustre, though largely inoffensive. Nothing wrong with it, but wouldn't write home to nanna about it either.\u00a0$9.99\r\nBuy anyway\r\nHighland Earl Blended Scotch Whisky\r\n\r\nLook, it's a bottle of Scotch for less than 30 De Niros, so we're not going to be too snarky, but this one needs the Amy Winehouse treatment (add coke and ice).\u00a0$27.99\r\nBuy Anyway\r\nVisit ALDI Liquor\r\nThis article and video is not sponsored or endorsed by ALDI.\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.