Before becoming a Stay at Home Mom, I spent 9 years in the wine industry. I have had the pleasure of tasting some of the world’s greatest wines and have also had the pleasure of discovering hidden gems that were surprisingly affordable. Hopefully some of these tips will help you to navigate the world of wine and find the best value for your dollar.
1 Explore the world. To truly find the most amazing deals, you have to break out of your comfort zone. Napa Valley Cabernet and French Champagne is always going to be fairly expensive. To really find an incredible value why not try something new from a lesser known region- like Vinho Verde from Portugal. This white is perfect for spring and summer and is slightly spritzy and refreshing and can easily be found for $5 or less. I love Champagne- really love Champagne- but I can’t always justify $25-35 for one bottle. I can however find great deals on sparkling wines made outside of Champagne, like Alsatian Cremant, Italian Prosecco, or Spanish Cava. You can find a huge variety of bubbles for less than $10 that are very well made.
A few more tips to keep the bottles tasting great after all that bother picking them out: