NOW that the nights are getting colder, it’s time to swap the light crisp summer rosé for a nice warming glass of red.
And while browsing the wine aisle for a bottle at his local Aldi, vino aficionado Tom Tryon spotted a rather hilarious dupe of a notorious celeb’s boozy beverage.
Wine whizz Tom Tryon has put Snoop Dogg’s wine and it’s Aldi dupe to a taste test Credit: Tiktok/@tom_vinetribe
A promo shot of Snoop Dogg’s fancy vino, described by Tom as ‘jammy’
Tom regularly shares his wine expertise and recommendations with his 33.7k followers, and a recent clip of him reviewing Aldi’s latest cheeky copy racked up a huge 220k views.
“We all love an Aldi dupe,” the wine whizz began, “but this is hilarious.”
He then jumped to a shot of him showing off Cali Red, a swanky wine by the rapper Snoop Dog which sells for between £12 and £16.
“This is Aldi’s version,” he explained revealing a bottle of the supermarket’s The Reprobates California Red.
Instead of featuring Snoop Dogg in a hood like the original, Aldi’s one hilariously an actual dog wearing a hood.
Aldi’s version also comes in quite a bit cheaper, costing only £9.99.
“I’m going to put them to a taste test,” Tom continues, cleverly naming his contest “Snoop versus the dupe”.
“They’re both from California,” the beverage buff notes, “both big and juicy, fruity flavours.”
“Full-bodied, jammy, ripe,” he adds as he pours a small glass of each.
Testing Snoop’s offering first, he states: “Pretty big flavours, quite sweet, very ripe, jammy, fruity, vanilla-y, woody.”
He then takes a gulp of Aldi’s version, noting “you don’t get quite the same ripe fruitiness bursting out of the glass as Snoop Dogg’s.”
“But it’s a little bit more balanced, there’s a little bit more savouriness, it’s not quite so sweet,” he finds.
“But still full-bodied, plenty of flavour, lots going on there.”
Holding up Aldi’s vindicated vino, he declares: “this one takes it.”
In the caption, Tom explains a bit more about the reason for the slight difference in the taste, writing that “Aldi’s version uses Shiraz instead of a blend of Zinfadel, Petite Sirah, and a few other California favourites”.
And viewers in the comment clearly agreed with his verdict.
“Faaaarrr too sweet for me the Snoop one, as much as I wanted to love it,” one admitted.
Another came up with a canny slogan for Aldi’s vino: “Doop Dogg.”
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According to Tom, it’s Aldi’s wine that comes out on top Credit: Tiktok/ @tom_vinetribe