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Best Wines under $50

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.

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    La Rioja Alta Vina Aardanza

    La Rioja Alta Vina Aardanza

    $33.99 La Rioja Alta Vina Aardanza is a medium intensity, pomegranate red with cherry rim. The nose stands out for its fresh and spicy character, with notes of cherry, red currant and ripe strawberry, picked with notes of black pepper, sweet licorice, nutmeg, coffee, mocha and cinnamon. Intense and well balanced in the mouth, with soft freshness, pleasant structure and delicate elegant tannins. Silky finish, with a good finish, where sweet red fruit and balsamic notes give it a wide finish. Pair
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    Chateau Haut Beausejour

    Chateau Haut Beausejour

    $29.99 Chateau Haut Beasejour has tobacco and cold ashes on the nose. Long and rich palate with notes of morello cherry and black currant. Another property Pichon Comtesse in Saint-Estèphe with lovely expression of ripe fruit. Now there are some tight and austere tannins and the wine is not as immediately exuberant as some, but give it a few years in the bottle to warm up. 62% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Beverage Window 2025 - 2038. Saint-Estèphe wines are powerful,
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    Faust Cabernet Sauvignon Napa V 750ml

    Faust Cabernet Sauvignon Napa V 750ml

    $49.99 The Faust Cabernet is a blend of our estate vineyards in Coombsvilleand Rutherford and mountain sourcing in Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain. Intense yet fresh with juicy blue and black notes. Notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs pair with silky tannins and lifting acidity. A layered and lingering finish. The core of Faust comes from our Coombsville Estate as well as from our vineyards in Rutherford and Oakville. This wine jumps out of the glass with aromas of fresh black cherry
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    Santa Rita Triple C

    Santa Rita Triple C

    $29.99 Santa Rita Triple C is a deep ruby red. The delicate nose has intense aromas of black cherry and dark chocolate with notes of cedar and tobacco, and the tannins are firm and intense. It is a concentrated wine, elegant, complex and balanced, with good structure and sufficient depth to age well for many years. Heritage and enterprise are the marks of Santa Rita, one of the main wine properties in Chile. Founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez in the Maipo Valley in Chile, this historic property
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    Orin Swift Palermo

    Orin Swift Palermo

    $44.99 Dark crimson with a blue stripe, the nose of this Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon presents immediate aromas of boysenberry, gooseberry, graphite, cedar, fir and vanilla. Seamless at the entrance with invigorating energy, the medium palate presents exuberant blackberry and bingewood cherry, as well as a touch of sweet red licorice. The long and complex tannins complement the elegant and tapering note of black tea. This label features a 16th century photograph of a mummified cardinal in
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    Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

    Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

    $29.99 Fresh pink grapefruit aromas, sweet citrus and hay crack with freshness in the nose. Fresh melon tones balance the pink grapefruit on the palate, accentuated by ripe acidity and a delicate citric mineral nuance. Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph the Napa Valley for a book, and while there he happened to mention his interest in owning a vineyard to some family friends who had a ranch in Rutherford. When he returned home that day, the phone rang and it was his family friends
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    Flowers Pinot Noir 750ml

    Flowers Pinot Noir 750ml

    $46.99 Attractive and expressive aromas of bright red cherry and raspberry combine with spicy notes of clove and graham cracker. Nuances of graphite and sea salt bring another dimension that blends with a brilliant acidity, leading to a long and lively finish. More than 25 years ago, Flowers Vineyards and Winery pioneered Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the rugged coastal mountains of the extreme Sonoma coast. Joan and Walt Flowers had one simple goal - to make an exceptional wine that captured the wild
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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!