5 Affordable Weekday Wines

These delicious bottles help you save on Tuesday so you can go big on Friday.

We can’t all be big spenders all the time. With payday still a few days away, Tuesdays are for sipping affordable bottles that deliver bang for the buck. After all, nothing’s gonna stop you from enjoying a nice pour with a friend tonight. Priorities. Take that crumpled up Jackson burning a hole in your pocket and let’s do this.


Bottles to Try:

With crisp brightness, hints of grapefruit and slight effervescence, Vinho Verde is always refreshing. The price is also refreshing at $9 a bottle, like Quinta da Aveleda’s Estate Bottled 2014.

Black fruits and spice and everything nice, including the price! Malbecs are awesome Best Buys because there are so many tasty, easy drinkers at a reasonable price. Try the Benvenuto de le Serna 2014 for only $13.

If grassy citrus is what you’re looking for, Sauvignon Blanc is where you’ll find it. These wines are typically high in acidity and pair well with seafood. Thaw out those Gordon’s Fish Sticks! Sand Point 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from Lodi, California offers a lot of flavor for a little money.

Flavors of green apples, lemon, smooth minerality can be found on the cheap with a nice Grüner Veltliner, making for an exotic Tuesday selection. Hermann Moser’s 2014 Per Due is an affordable yet complex wine that maintains a medium body and beautiful clarity.

The dark berry jam notes and smooth richness of an Australian Shiraz would be awesome with that rack of lamb you can’t afford, wouldn’t it? Well, opt for the next best thing: the Yalumba 2014 Y Series Shiraz, which won’t break the bank. This velvety beauty will taste delish with a slice of ‘za.

Cheap Wine, Priceless Friendship

Published on October 13, 2015
Topics: Wine Trends
About the Author
Carrie Dykes
Tasting Coordinator

Joining Wine Enthusiast in 2015, Carrie’s love of wine and thirst for knowledge is immediately recognizable, and her superior organizational skills keeps our in-house tastings organized and efficient. When not putting flights together, she’s contributing content to the print magazine and Web site.

Email: cdykes@wineenthusiast.net




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