Despite a world of constant uncertainty—a global pandemic, social unrest, increased tariffs and wildfires—the wine-drinking public nonetheless continues to make it a priority to have bottles on their tables. That said, while wine consumption is up, it’s clear that consumers are still watching what they spend per bottle.
Thankfully, Wine Enthusiast is here to help make sure your valued dollars go far. Each year, we assemble our Top 100 Best Buys list to help guide you to some of the highest-quality value wines on the market today. For 2020’s edition, we combed through more than 1,500 wines that earned our coveted Best Buy designation, wines that are $15 or less and fall within a specific price-to-score ratio.
While tariffs may have increased the prices on some bottlings from France, Germany and Spain, value can still be found in those regions. In fact, our number one wine is a Rioja red from an excellent vintage that’s widely available in stores for around $11.
This year’s list showcases selections from 16 countries and is rife with some of the world’s most popular grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. It also highlights plenty of varieties that are ripe for your discovery, like Bonarda from Argentina, Lemberger from Washington and Grüner Veltliner from Austria, along with a whole host of delicious blends.
Red, white, sparkling, rosé and even dessert wines are all well represented, and with an average price just over $13, this list is the ultimate guide to value pours to enjoy now.
Click here for a downloadable PDF of our Top 100 Best Buys of 2020.