How to Drink Amazing Wine When You’re on a Budget – A Guide

By Stocked Cellars on Sep 27, 2021

This post was most recently updated on February 11th, 2022

There’s a common notion that only expensive wine is going to be good. Well, you’ll be happy to learn that that statement couldn’t be farther from the truth. All you have to do is a bit of searching, and you can find some spectacular drinks at prices that you’ll be surprised to hear. So, without further ado, let’s get into how to drink fantastic wine when you’re on a budget.

Focus on Value Regions
Those who don’t know that value regions produce exceptional wine but sadly aren’t well-known in the international wine scene; while that may be unfortunate for them, it can be an excellent chance to get your hands on some great but, of course, low-priced wines. And in the long term, your support could even help those wine-making regions become popular.

Determine the Grape Varietals That Are Likely to Have a Good Year
Like life, wines are typically inconsistent from one year to the other. So, you’re going to have to figure out which grape varietals are likely to have a good year because those varieties will be fantastic that year. If you’re looking to play detective, then look for obscure varietals offered at bargain prices.

Get in Touch with Local Wine Marketplaces

Many independent wine marketplaces take great pride in promoting some of their products to customers looking for a bit of fun and flavour. So, get socializing and form a good relationship with some knowledgeable owners so that they can help you find the good stuff at a bargain.

Look for Sister or Second Labels

Many famous wine brands release some experimental products under a sister or second label. And, yes, those are much cheaper than wines under the main label.

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