With such a wide variety of wines on the market now at every single price point, how do we know what we’re getting is great value and a great drop? When it comes to the value of wine, more expensive bottles have much higher quality grapes. Once you cross the $30 barrier for wine per bottle you are generally getting an overall better product that includes hand harvested, premium grapes from a specific region (rather than blended, machine harvested), your wine is coming from a small production run and is likely extended aged in French oak barrels, rather than the cheaper American oak or even metal, it might even have better quality corking and glass. We’ve put together a list of our most popular, staff-picked wines under 50 dollars for you to find the perfect drop for a special occasion. All our selections can be delivered direct to your door throughout USA.
How to find great wines under $50
Choosing the best and brightest of the many bottles we were lucky enough to try in our store was no easy task. We contacted our staff, sponsors and other trusted wine experts to help us name and reduce our list of favorites. As we dissected and discussed our best wines under $50 of the year, we established several criteria. All bottles had to be readily available in our store (no rare wines, no wines from decades old vintages), and all of them had to have been tasted by us in the past year.
Our ranking emphasizes drinkability, interesting taste profiles, value and, above all, delight. We selected no more than one wine from each winery and did not repeat any selections from other lists. After a long and heated discussion that we’ve put together the above list of our favorite drops, both red and white, ready to have delivered direct to your door or pick-up from our store on Broadway.
5 Ways to enjoy premium wine at a lower price
Everyone loves wine, but wonderfully tasty and luxurious wines can be expensive. Here are 5 of our favorite ways to taste the best of the wine world without burning your wallets.
1. Wine sharing with friends.
Sharing a box of wine with some friends. Ordering together reduces shipping costs, and ordering a case allows you to take one or two samples of a bottle.
2. Wine Shop for Sale at WineNLiquor.com
There is no need to exaggerate, but we are proud to be a great resource for wine lovers, and stock over 6,000 different varieties of wine to suit all budgets and all tastes. Our expert staff can help you find exactly what you need for any occasion.
5. Ask an expert – don’t be afraid!
If you were in a restaurant you’d ask the sommelier, or better yet, a master sommelier, ask them what wines they care about most in their budget. They know the entries and exits of their wine list back to front. Treat our staff like your personal sommelier and we’ll help you find the perfect bottle!