10 Ways to Save Money on Wine

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There seems to be quite a few people who think it takes a lot of time and knowledge to understand wine, but the truth is that you simply need to learn which wines you enjoy the most. You don’t have to be a wine expert to get nice quality wines at a decent price. There are plenty of wonderful wines that don’t cost an arm and a leg, and no matter what level your wine expertise, there are a number of simple steps that you can take to save money without compromising on quality. The most important thing is to try different varieties and remember the type of wine that match your taste. Here are a few steps that you can take to save money the next time you purchase wine.

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6 Responses to 10 Ways to Save Money on Wine

  1. Aiden Porter says:

    The eleventh way
    “Group buying” (50-75% 0ff) is great

  2. Jerry says:

    I must disagree on imported wines. Many vintages from Australia, Argentina, and Spain are delicious and reasonably priced, and some domestic wines, particularly Napa Valley, have you paying more for the name. Strongly agree with “go to tastings” – in the end the only factors that matter are your palate and your wallet.

  3. gina says:

    My best advice is to try a lot of the less expensive wines and find ones that you like. There are an amazing amount of good tasting wines for under $10. Then once you know what you like, wait for the sales to take place and stock up.

  4. dave says:

    I think that things are changing a bit in regards to the foreign wines. There are still a lot of them that are expensive, but there are more from countries not typically thought of as wine producers hitting the market which are quite good and inexpensive. Thee are worth checking out — especially when they have big sales on them.

  5. Dean says:

    “Avoid imported wine”? Nice plug for the local industry. I buy a delicious, real Mosel Riesling from Germany at the Aldi supermarket chain – for five dollars a bottle. Can Gallo, Mondavi and their California ilk offer the same price? Of course not. They must appear “exclusive” and “limited edition reserve” to the yuppies.

  6. Craig says:

    “Cheaper” wines can be better than more expensive wines. I found an unoaked Chardonay for $9 bottle that is better than many $20 bottle oaks Chardonay. It takes looking, tasting and asking at local wine stores-forget grocery stores. Also, Rhone Valley varietals are less than more favorite/pricey varietals.

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