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Lidl to launch their largest French wine sale

Lidl has announced that it will launch an extensive new range of French wines into stores from Monday, 8th September (while stocks last).

The range will include 43 wines from across the classic regions of France, including Bordeaux, Bourgogne and the Loire Valley, and will be the supermarket’s largest wine offering to date.

The focus for the promotion is to offer premium wines, with prices ranging from €7.99 to €65.

Each wine has been rated by Master of Wine, Richard Bampfield, one of only 312 Masters of Wine in the world.

Here are more details on the wines that will be in store:

Bordeaux:

Arguably the most famous wine region in the world, Bordeaux is home to more than 10,000 producers. Famed for its superb reds and long-lived wines made by historic wine estates, most Bordeaux wines are dry, medium-bodied reds, with the finest and most prestigious coming from the great châteaux of Haut-Médoc, Graves, Saint-Émilion and Pomerol.

Closerie des Bories AOP 2010 RRP: €11.99
Rating: 88
This has exotic toast and black cherry aromas, which lead to a full-bodied gutsy palate with the warmth and depth of flavour one expects from the great 2010 vintage.

Pessac-Léognan AOP 2009 RRP: €19.99
Rating: 92
The great benefit of the wonderful 2009 vintage is that it has produced wine that is ripe and generous even when young. This is sumptuous and characterful, showing a good mix of ripe, black fruits and toasty oak. Characteristically dry on the finish, it is delicious now and will improve for a further 3 to 4 years.

Bourgogne:

Some of the most exciting wines in the world come from Burgundy. Red Burgundy wines are typically fruity, velvety and subtle.

La Croix des Célestins Fleurie AOP 2013 RRP: €11.99

Rating: 87

Fleurie is often considered the jewel in Beaujolais’ crown, consistently producing wines that are the best in the region. This has good depth of flavour, with a crisp, crunchy finish, reminiscent of a fresh red apple.

Loire:
The Loire region is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France. It is known for producing excellent white wines and is the second largest producer of sparkling wines in France, after Champagne.

Cave des Vins De Sancerre AOP 2013 RRP: €15.99
Rating: 90

This has lovely scents of elderflower and pear, leading to a palate that is intensely flavoured yet still balanced and highly refreshing. A high quality dry white that would match well with white fish or the local favourite, goat’s cheese.

Alsace:

The Alsace region is located in Eastern France and shares borders with Germany and Switzerland. It produces almost exclusively white wines which are known for their clean, fresh taste.

Pinot Blanc AOP 2013 RRP: €9.99
Rating: 88

Gently aromatic, with notes of white flowers and pear. Medium-dry, fruity and highly appetising – most enjoyable, versatile white.

Côtes Du Rhône:

The Côtes du Rhône (Rhône Valley) is a long, narrow area which stretches on both banks of the river Rhône. A wide range of grape varieties are grown in the hillside vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône, producing a varied range of excellent red wines that are notable for their rich and spicy flavours.

Domain Messire de Very Séguret Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013 RRP: €12.99
Rating: 90
Good wines from the Rhône Valley combine the juicy, crunchy fruit of the Grenache grape with the characteristic aromas of spice, pepper and garrigue from the region. This is a fine example, still youthful, with a mouthwatering finish and probably with its best yet to come. Best drunk with grilled meats, this is highly satisfying and will age well for another two or three years.

Full list of French wines and € pricing:

Wine Price €
Alsace, Riesling AOP  2013 sec Blanc €9.99
Alsace, Riesling Grand Cru Wiebelsberg  2012 sec Blanc €14.99
Alsace, Pinot Blanc AOP 2013 doux Blanc €9.99
Loire, Pouilly-Fumé AOP Domaine Gaudry 2013 sec Blanc €14.99
Loire, Pouilly-Fumé AOP Les Vignes de Saint Laurent L’Abbaye 2013 sec Blanc €14.99
Loire, Sancerre AOP  2013 sec Blanc €15.99
Bourgogne, Aligoté AOP Maison André GOICHOT 2012 sec Blanc €11.99
Bourgogne, Mâcon-Villages AOP La Belle Blonde 2013 brut Blanc €11.99
Bourgogne, Saint-Véran AOP Collin Bourisset 2013 sec Blanc €14.99
Sud-Ouest,  IGP Domaine de Ménard Colombard Sauvignon 2013 sec Blanc €8.99
Bordeaux, Sauternes AOP Château LE POUYS 2012 liquoreux Blanc €12.99
Languedoc-Roussillon, Pays d’oc IGP L’Escarpe 2013 sec Rosé €7.99
Rhône, Côtes du Rhône AOP Château Lignane 2013 sec Rosé €8.99
Beaujolais, Côte de Brouilly AOP Collin Bourisset 2013 sec Rouge €11.99
Beaujolais, Fleurie AOP La Croix des Célestins 2013 sec Rouge €11.99
Bordeaux, Fronsac AOP Château du Carillon 2010 sec Rouge €12.99
Bordeaux, Graves AOP Château Gales 2011 sec Rouge €12.99
Bordeaux, Lalande-de-Pomerol AOP Ch. Sauriac 2007 sec Rouge €19.99
Bordeaux, Pomerol AOP Château NENIN 2010 sec Rouge €65.00
Bordeaux, Pomerol AOP Cht Vieux Maillet 2007 sec Rouge €35.00
Bordeaux, Margaux AOP Chevalier de Lascombes 2010 sec Rouge €30.00
Bordeaux, Montagne-Saint-Émilion AOC Château Vieux Ferrand 2010 sec Rouge €14.99
Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP Château Pailhas 2012 sec Rouge €19.99
Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP Château Roylland 2008 sec Rouge €24.99
Bordeaux, Pauillac AOP Pauillac de Haut Bages Libéral  2010 sec Rouge €27.00
Bordeaux, Saint-Estèphe AOP Ch. Andron Blanquet 2009 sec Rouge €19.99
Bordeaux, Médoc AOP Château Bellevue  2010 sec Rouge €14.99
Bordeaux, Haut-Médoc AOP Moulin De Citran 2008 sec Rouge €14.99
Bordeaux, Côte de Blaye AOC Château le Menaudat 2009 sec Rouge €11.99
Bordeaux, Côtes de Bourg AOP Château de Passedieu 2009 sec Rouge €9.99
Bordeaux, Côtes de Bourg AOP Château Makay 2011 sec Rouge €12.99
Bordeaux, Côtes de Castillon AOP Château Maugresin de Clotte 2010 sec Rouge €11.99
Bordeaux, Bordeaux AOP Château Bauvallon 2011 sec Rouge €9.99
Bordeaux, Francs Côtes de Bordeaux AOP Closerie Des Bories De Nicolas Thienpont 2010 sec Rouge €11.99
Bordeaux, Listrac AOP Tonnelle De Fonreaud 2010 sec Rouge €12.99
Bordeaux, Pessac-Léognan AOP Château Pontet Caillou  2009 sec Rouge €19.99
Bordeaux, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux AOP Château Belrose Reserve Mon Caillou 2010 sec Rouge €9.99
Rhône, Côtes du Rhône AOP  2012 sec Rouge €7.99
Rhône, Côtes du Rhône AOP Les Hautes Roches 2013 sec Rouge €9.99
Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages AOP Domaine du Pont Le Voy 2013 sec Rouge €9.99
Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages AOP Seguret – Domaine Messire De Very 2013 sec Rouge €12.99
Rhône, Rasteau AOP Domaine Combe Dieu 2013 sec Rouge €11.99
Rhône, Saint-Joseph AOP  2011 sec Rouge €11.99

 

Lidl nabs 26 awards at this year’s Great Taste Awards

Lidl has announced that they managed to scoop 26 awards at the Great Taste Awards, including 19 awards for products produced exclusively for the retailer by local Irish suppliers.

23 Lidl products took home one Gold Star, with a further 3 products scooping 2 Gold Stars.

This year, over 10,000 entries underwent rigorous blind taste tests by a panel of over 400 experts, including top chefs, buyers, food critics, restaurateurs and fine food retailers.

Winning products which are sourced and produced in Ireland include Kilderg Organic Honey, produced by Mileeven Fine Foods based in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny; Glensallagh Smoked Streaky Bacon, produced by Honeyvale Foods based in Cahir, Co. Tipperary; Deluxe Fresh Whole Irish Duckling, produced by Silver Hill Foods based in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan and Deluxe Irish Premium Yogurt (Champagne Rhubarb/Spanish Lemon), produced by Irish Yogurts based in Clonakilty, West Cork.

“As one of the most prestigious award schemes in Ireland and the UK, recognition of our products at this level is a clear indication of the emphasis our local buying team places on sourcing and producing the highest quality products at great value prices” said Jasmine O’Brien, Communications Co-ordinator at Lidl Ireland.

“As a retailer, we are committed to supporting local suppliers and producers and currently work with over 200 Irish suppliers across various categories, a number which is growing each year”.

Gluten free week returns to Lidl

One to keep on eye on next week! Due to popular demand, Lidl are bringing back their Kelkin© gluten free promotion to stores nationwide from Monday, 11th August while stocks last.

From cereals and bread to, snacks and sweet treats, the range will provide  see a variety of gluten free options like gluten free Pure Oat Muesli (€3.49), Buckwheat Flakes with Apple and Coconut (€2.79) and Organic Pure Oat Porridge (€3.49).

Muesli

The range also includes gluten free Sourdough Bread (€1.99) and Multi-Seed Sourdough Bread (€1.99) – ideal for creating lunch-time sandwiches.

If you’re feeling peckish between meals or fancy a sweet treat, choose from rice cakes, like Triple Berry Yogurt Rice Cakes (€1.49) and Dark Chocolate and Mint Rice Cakes (€1.49) or Multigrain Corn Cakes (€1.69)?

corn-cakes

Made from wholegrain brown rice and corn, with added grains like quinoa and flaxseeds, there are only 25 calories per corn cake.

For those who love pasta, Lidl will also be stocking gluten free Penne (€2.49), Spaghetti (€2.49) and Lasagne (€2.49), as well as sauces in a variety of flavours, like Tomato and Basil (€1.99) and Tomato and Red Pepper (€1.99).

Those with a sweet tooth can tuck into treats like gluten free Tea Cakes (€2.99), Chocolate Chip Cookies (€2.99), Milk Chocolate Finger (€2.49) and gluten free Jaffa Cakes (€1.99).

Tea-Cakes

Lidl’s latest offering: An Iberian Feast with their Sol&Mar range

Lidl have launched a new range of Iberian cuisine, Sol&Mar, that will be available in stores nationwide for a one week promotion from the 21st to 27th July.

Dubbed their “Iberian Feast”, the range encapsulates dishes from Spain and Portugal, who are  famous for seafood, as well as using spices that reflect African and New World influences.

The Sol&Mar range features an abundance of tapas including Spanish Potatoes Pastas Bravas (€1.29), Assorted Tapas already in their own attractive serving bowls (€3.99), Manchego Cheese Corners (€3.49) and the fresh and exotic Vannamei Prawns (€8.99).

Lidl Patatas Bravas €1.29

Additional easy to serve nibbles include a selection of Spanish hams such as Gran Reserva Sliced Ham (€1.99), dry cured for 16 months this is the best Serrano ham around and Pata Negra Ham (€2.49) which is exceptional quality as it has been dry cured for more than 20 months.

Also available is Spain’s most famous cured spicy meat, Chorizo, including Pamplona Chorizo Slices 2 pack (€1.99) as well as additional nibbles like Black Olives Cacerena (€0.99) and Green Olives Manzanilla (€2.49).

For those who love seafood, the Sol&Mar fresh Hake Fillets with Spicy Spanish Salsa (€3.49) and Sea bass Fillet with Zesty Mediterranean Lemon (€3.99).

Lidl will also have sharp and zesty Spanish wines available such as Pyrene Chardonnay 2013 Somontano (€8.99).

Prices for wines range from €7.99 to €14.99.

Additional household items including Spanish pottery (small €7.99 or large €9.99) and a Paella Pan (€9.99) will also go on sale to complete the Iberian theme.

The Sol&Mar Iberian promotion will run from Monday 21st July until Sunday 29th July (inclusive) with items available while stocks last.

Lidl’s Italiamo range is back by popular demand

Lidl have announced that their Italiamo range of Italian food will be back in stores nationwide from Monday, 7th July, while stocks last.

From cured meats and stonebaked pizzas, to fresh pasta, classic Italian meatballs and desserts, the new range features quality meats and sliced hams, like Prosciutto Crudo (€1.99), Milano Salami (€2.99) and Mortadella Bologna (€2.49) (Serve with juicy green olives (€2.49), warm focaccia bread and Garlic Dipping Oil (€1.79).

meatballs

Succulent Mediterranean-Style Meatballs (€2.79) and spaghetti, will also be available in stores, along with crisp white wine, like Frascati DOP 2013 (€6.99).

If you’re more of a pizza lover, stonebaked pizzas will be available in a variety of flavours, including Spicy Arrabbiata (€2.49), Creamy Goat’s Cheese with Spinach and Caramelised Onion (€3.99) and Serrano ham, Spicy Salami & Spanish Chorizo Sausage (€3.99).

pizza

Pasta lovers can also rejoice, as the Italiamo range includes a variety of delicious, fresh pastas, including Spinach Pasta (€1.49), Pennoni Giganti (€1.79) and fresh tomato and paprika-flavoured Tagliolini Pasta (€1.49).

tagli2

A light and delicate dessert like the Sicilian Lemon Ice-Cream (€1.49) or Raspberry Tartufo (€1.79) is perfect for balmy summer evenings.

Choose from a selection of Italiamo traditional Italian ice-creams in a variety of flavours (€2.49), like pistachio, lime & raspberry and amaretto cream.

icecreamrasp

For those who prefer a more luxurious after-dinner treat, Strawberry Tiramisu (€1.79) comes in individual dishes.

For the perfect finale to your meal, shoppers can enjoy a cup of Italian-style coffee (€7.99), followed by a glass of Limoncino Lemon Liqueur (€12.99) or Crema & Caffè Macchiato (€14.99).