Cheap wine has always been with us but now it seems we can get (especially with online shopping) quality wine at a low price.
Having said that, there does seem to be huge discrepancies in the price of wines these days.
At one end of the spectrum I recently wrote about rare expensive wines costing up to $168,000 a bottle.
The other extreme has wine at just a few dollars a bottle, and quite often, the quality of these inexpensive wines is extremely good.
So how do you go about finding a quality cheap wine, and can they be obtained through online shopping?
For the first question, the only sure way of finding a wine that tastes good at an affordable price is to try it, but who has the time or inclination to do that?
The better option is to look for wines that have been rated and the most widely accepted wine rating scale is that developed by Robert Parker.
The famous Robert Parker 100 point scale rates wines on a variety of criteria and can be confidently used as the basis for judging the quality of a wine. Of course it takes no account of price which we will address shortly as the second question posed above.
If a wine scores ninety and above on the Robert Parker scale, as explained here, then it is worthy of serious consideration irrespective of the price:
An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume.
90 – 95:
An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines. (Courtesy of erobertparker.com)
Now, is it possible to buy cheap wines which score ninety points or more?
Most certainly, and online shopping provides the best opportunity to do so with the largest range.
We recommend the online wine shop at wine.com, and in particular view this selection of top quality cheap wines under 20 dollars which score 90 or more points. Well worth a look – there is some superb drinking here.
If I may beg your indulgence before you head off to buy some quality cheap wine with wine.com’s online shopping, I refer to the theme at the start of this article, namely my student days.
At that time of my youth there was a catchy popular song by the name, Cheap Wine. If you are interested in yesteryear rock music, have a watch of this video, then go and get those quality cheap wines.
To your good health!