The latest issue of ShopSmart magazine recommends three Chilean carmeneres, a varietal similar to merlot, that are $12 or less.
Fontera by Concha y Toro 2007 – approx. $5
Casillero del Diablo Reserve by Concha y Toro 2007 – approx. $10 (I’ve had this wine and it is pretty tasty)
Santa Rita Reserva 2007 – approx. $12
The magazine also recommends Terrunyo by Concha y Toro 2005 but it is approx. $28 a bottle.
How much do you pay for wine?
When I was younger I really thought that all wine can from my Uncle’s house! My Uncle makes his own wine and my parents convinced me that people only drank wine they or their relatives made. What can I say, I was a naive child. Luckily, I’ve discovered other wines (sorry Uncle Paul but your wine is too strong) that are delicious and almost as good as being free! While ShopSmart shared their favorite red wines, I’m going to share my favorite whites.
Barefoot Moscato – This is the perfect dessert wine AND it’s also absolutely amazing in Sangria. For holiday parties, nothing beats it. Even better, it’s only $6.99 a bottle, making it delicious and affordable. While I prefer the Moscato (the sweeter the better!) my friends swear that the Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio are equally delectable.
Yellow Tail Unoaked Chardonnay – This is one of the few cheap wines that I drink with dinner. It’s a steal at only $7.99 per bottle and it’s a real crowd pleaser. I like to make sure I have some wine on hand for when friends or family visit and this is my top pick.
Cupcake’s Vineyard Prosecco – This is the priciest wine I buy at a whopping $14! I know I’m living large. This is actually one of the more expensive Cupcake wines. Most are only around $11. Trust me, this wine is well worth the extra $3. It’s a sweet wine that’s great when accompanied by strong cheeses. Ahh, two of my favorite things, cheese and wine.
I’m not a wine connoisseur, so these are just my favorite bargain wines. I’d love to hear how you score deals on wine. Do you have favorite brand that’s a steal for the price? Whether red or white we’d love to hear about what you’re drinking…and how you’re saving. Maybe you make homemade wine or shop at your local discount store. Let us know in the comments!
Not satisfied with these wine options? Don’t worry! For even more cheap white wine options check out Food & Wine’s list of 60 white wines under $15!