Wine….who doesn’t love a good bottle of wine. But who wants to spend a ton of money on a bottle of wine though? Not this girl! I thought maybe a list of the best cheap wines would help for all of your frugal wine drinkers
Did you know that there are a bunch of wines that taste good, but do not break the bank? Maybe you have tried cheap wines before and thought “Meh, I will drink it because it’s cheap, but I really don’t like it.” Have no fear, I am here to direct you to good tasting, budget friendly vino.
The list of wines below are ones that I have actually tried and I promise not to steer you wrong. I can think of a bunch of other things I would rather spend my money on than alcohol, but I also love wine… the struggle is real people. Budget….wine….budget….wine. Why not have both? You can still love wine on a budget. It is possible to indulge in the beautiful beverage and not put a beating on your pocket book.
Here are a list of the best cheap wines that are easy on the piggy bank …. and palate:
1.Beastly. Red Blend with lots of flavor. Probably the best red wine I have ever had. You can find it at Giant Eagle. Retails for $21.99 a bottle, but will go on sale for around $9.99-12.99. Watch for the sale.
2. 2 Buck Chuck. This is all the rage from Trader Joe’s. Not bad, just not my preference compared to some others in the list. Retails for $2.99 per bottle.
3. Apothic California Red Red wine (I know, you probably couldn’t tell by the name, right?). It is a good wine and usually retails for about $9.99-12.99 a bottle. It is easy to find and is available at most grocery stores. They also have a brand called Apothic white which I have not tried. I am a red girl:)
4. Smoking Loon El Carancho Malbec Wine This brand includes many different red and white blends which I have found to be pretty good. Again, these are widely available so easy to find in most grocery or liquor stores. They can be found for as little as $10 a bottle.
I forget some states do not carry alcohol in grocery stores. Here in Ohio, we have the luxury of alcohol in gas stations and grocery stores. Thank you Ohio.
5. Chateau St’Michele. They sell a variety of wines but my favorite from this brand is the sweet Riesling. It is very good and widely popular. You can find it anywhere. Good for a summer picnic. Usually retails for $9.99 a bottle. I broke my red wine rule for this Riesling. Totally worth it in my opinion.
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6. Fetzer. This is literally one of my favorite brands of wine. They sell several different types of red and white wine and they are all pretty good in my opinion. The bottles retail for between $5-7 per bottle. Cheap and good. Thank you Fetzer.
7. Entwine wines. This wine is from Food Network. Food Network paired up with an old winery and started their own brand of wines. In my opinion, the wine is pretty good. I have had the cabernet sauvignon and it is a decent wine. It retails at around $9.99-12.99. Not a bad price and who doesn’t love Food Network.
8. Clos du Bois Chardonnay. Dry white wine. Not too bad in my opinion if you like dry white wine. This will do in a pinch. Retails for $9.99 in most stores.
9. Mirassou Moscato. If you are looking for a sweet white wine, moscato is for you. This is a good brand if you are looking to take a nice white wine to a party but don’t want to break the bank. Retails under $10.
10. Oak Leaf. If you are really on a tight budget, Oak Leaf is sold at Walmart, and like Trader Joe’s, this wine is sold for $2.99. I have had Oak Leaf Riesling and it isn’t too bad. For $2.99, you could always give it a try and let me know what you think.
So there you have it, my review on 10 of the best wines you can buy to take to a party. Any of these wines would be good for an in home wine tasting or date night with your spouse.
Living on a budget does not have to be boring or mean you have to sacrifice everything you love. It’s about knowing what is important to you and knowing what you can’t live without. It is also about knowing how to make some small sacrifices for larger goals. I hope you will try some of these inexpensive wines and let me know what you think.
What other cheap brands of wine are your favorite?
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