IT can be easy to dismiss supermarket wine as poor quality.
Shoppers often ignore wines that carry the supermarket’s own branding, instead buying big-name brands or better-known grapes varieties.
But experts at Good Housekeeping have cherry-picked the very best own-brand bottles to buy right now.
Many of these own-brand wines beat big-brand rivals in taste and value.
In fact, the winning tipple in Good Housekeeping’s 2023 taste test costs just £6.99 a bottle.
The publication’s panel saw 10 wine experts sample over 70 bottles at a variety of supermarkets at several different price points.
Tesco won three of the best wine categories for Malbec, Torrontes and Shiraz – beating big-name rivals like Aldi, Lidl, Co-Op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
But Lidl also managed to win two categories in the taste test and one of its wines came out top overall.
Its £6.99 Azinhaga de Ouro Portugese Red DOC Douro Reserva was given the highest score out of the 20 wines which made the leaderboard.
The bottle won the best supermarket red wine category and received a score of 90 out of 100.
The panel described it as a fairly full-bodied wine for all seasons, pairing well with both barbecued meat and roast beef.
The supermarket also won best budget supermarket wine with its £6.49 Torre de Ferro Rosé Wine Dao DOC.
The Rosé came fifth on the leaderboard after scoring 83 out 100.
Two of M&S’ bottles also won two categories and scored highly overall.
The £10 M&S Myrtia Moschofilero Assyrtiko Rosé came number two on the leaderboard and won the best supermarket Rosé category after scoring 86 out of 100.
A £72 case of six bottles of M&S Collection Susana Balbo Malbec won the runner-up for supermarket Malbec category and came eighth on the leaderboard with a score of 80 out of 100.
Aldi and Co-op also won the best own-brand wine in two categories.
Here’s a full list of the best supermarket wines for 2023.
Best supermarket red wine
Lidl’s Azinhaga de Ouro Portugese Red DOC Douro Reserva – £6.99
Best supermarket Rosé wine
M&S Myrtia Moschofilero Assyrtiko Rose – £10 at Ocado
Best supermarket Malbec
Tesco Finest The Trilogy Malbec – £13
Best budget supermarket wine
Lidl’s Torre de Ferro Rosé Wine Dao DOC – £6.49
Best supermarket English white wine
Waitrose English Dry White Wine – £11
Best supermarket Torrontes
Tesco Finest Torrontes – £8
Runner-up supermarket Malbec
M&S Collection Susana Balbo Malbec (case of six) – £72
Best Fairtrade wine
Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible Organic Malbec – £8
Best supermarket Pinot Noir
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Pinot Noir – £11
Best supermarket Pinot Grigio
Morrisons The Best Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Doc – £11
Best budget Pinot Grigio
Asda Extra Special Pinot Grigio – £7
Best supermarket Shiraz
Tesco Finest South African Shiraz – £9
Best budget English wine
Aldi Specially Selected Bowler & Brolly England White Cuvee – £8
Joint best supermarket Sauvignon Blanc
Co-op Fairtrade Irresistible Sauvignon Blanc – £6
Asda Extra Special Touraine Sauvignon Blanc – £8
Best budget English Rosé
Aldi Specially Selected English Pinot Noir & Précoce Rosé – £10