1. Look for wine from regions that aren’t as famous.
Land costs for growers in these areas are lower, and thus they can pass on their savings in the price of their wines. For example, opt for a wine from Paso Robles, California, rather than Napa.
2. Choose lesser-known grape varietals.
3. Buy wine from warmer climates, such as Spain, California, or Australia.
Successful grape harvests are more reliable there, keeping prices down.
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4. Try out wine festivals for great deals on samples.
Check out Localwineevents.com for wine events in your area.
5. Before buying a bottle, ask the staff if it should be aged more.
If you want a wine to
drink that night, don’t buy a bottle that’s
meant to live in a cellar for five years—and a wine that's meant to be aged may often be more expensive.
Sources: U.S.News & World Report, LocalWineEvents.com, Cellarnotes.net, Internet Wine Database