Aldi's $8 rosé is finally available in the states

Back in May, Aldi generated buzz (both viral and drunken) when it announced its under-$10 bottle of rosé won a silver medal at the Oscars of the wine world. And while you and I sat at home eagerly reading all the accolades this mystical bottle of wine was receiving, it remained the drunken carrot dangling over our heads, as the only way we'd ever get a chance to try a bottle was to visit the UK.

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Cabernet Sauvignon grapes originated in France. 

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The earliest known use of the Merlot grape was in France. It is now the most widely planted red wine grape in the world. 

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Pinot noir grapes are most often associated with France. 

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While Chardonnay's origin is in France, the grapes are now grown worldwide. 

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Moscato is made from the Muscat grape which originated in Italy. 

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Pinot grigio is an Italian creation from the Pinot gris grape. 

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Malbec is a celebrated Argentinian wine. 

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The French Sauvignon blanc grapes are grown worldwide, especially in France, Chile, Australia, South Africa and California. 

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Shiraz is blended from the DNA of various French grapes.

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Gewurztraminer grapes originate in Germany and flourish in colder climates. 

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Riesling grapes originated in Germany's Rhine region. 

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Zinfandel grapes have similar DNA to several Croatian grapes, and are grown heavily in California. 

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Well, today is every lowbrow wino's lucky day: The grocery store has announced that its Exquisite Collection's 2016 Côtes de Provence Rosé will finally be sold in U.S. stores, starting today. According to an email, the $8 bottle (which beat out competing vintages costing three times as much at the International Wine & Spirits Competition this year) has "delicate yet intense flavors of strawberry and white fruit, with a subtle touch of spice."

True, this mid-September announcement might be too little too late, but when it comes to having an excuse to drink pink wine even in the fall, we have no shame.

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