When you crave a fine wine, you probably don’t find yourself perusing the shelves at Walmart. But if you love a good deal, that exactly where you should head.

Decanter Magazine ranked a $7 bottle of red wine sold at Walmart as one of the best in the world. The award went to La Moneda Reserva’s Malbec, a Chilean wine described as, “deep purple with violet tints, rounded and velvety tannins, complex plum, fig, and strawberry flavors and excellent length.”

This isn’t the wine’s first award. At last year’s Decanter World Wine Awards, more than 200 experts participated in a blind taste test of more than 16,000 wine varieties from around the world. The results were tallied, resulting in Moneda Reserva’s Malbec winning title of Platinum Best in Show — validating everyone who swears that the only difference between a cheap and expensive wine is the label.

After being sold exclusively sold in the U.K. last year, the wine will be available at more than 500 Walmart locations in the United States.

So the next time you’re shopping for bargain basement pantry items and baby wipes, scoop up a few bottles of one of the world’s best wines to serve at your next gathering. You’ll impress your friends and family, and they’ll never have to know they’re drinking Walmart wine.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.