Everyone wants to get the most bang for their buck, especially when it comes to wine. While there are plenty of occasions that warrant an expensive bottle, most of the time we’re all just looking for delicious selections that are easy on the wallet.
We also want a lot of them, as each one provides something special and satisfying: the ability to transport ourselves to that wine-producing region without ever having to board a plane. In support of this honorable and timeless mission, we present our annual list of the Top 100 Best Buys of the year.
All of the wines included here have suggested retail prices of $15 or less and are all awarded our Best Buy qualification, meaning they possess an excellent quality-–to-price ratio. Of the thousands of wines reviewed over the past 12 months, only 922 (or roughly 5%) were awarded the Best Buy designation.
From there, we select the top wines that exhibit the best relationship between score and price while also considering other factors like availability and buzz. We also examine the list’s overall balance, so we can ultimately offer a selection that spans a wide array of styles, varieties and regions.
With a red Bordeaux in the number one spot and selections from 17 different countries, our 2013 list is one of the most exciting and diverse collections of Best Buys we’ve ever released, emphasizing today’s incredible range of high-quality wines at affordable prices. There’s no need to compromise quality for value. Enjoy!
See the full list of 2013’s Top 100 Best Buys in the PDF version, or view the list in our Buying Guide.
To see the Top 100 Best Buys of 2012, click here.
To see Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wines of 2013, click here.
To see Wine Enthusiast’s Top 25 Beers, click here.
To see 2013’s Top 50 Spirits, click here.
To see Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Cellar Selections, click here.