10 Tips To Save Money On Wine

Posted by Vladmir Garvin on September-3-2012 under Uncategorized

Here are 10 tips to save money on wine. Wines are expensive and yet there are many people who drink them regularly. Such persons are always left with huge budgets and bills to pay. It is in that respect that this article will highlight the ten tips necessary to save money on wine.

  1. Buy cheaper brands: Wines come in different brands with different prices. You should reevaluate the brand that you normally buy and consider going for cheaper brands. It is always a misconception that cheaper brands have low quality. There are very good wines that are of standard if not high quality but are cheaper. Buy such brands and you will be able to save some money.
  2. Compare prices: Compare prices in different restaurants. Remember restaurants always have different prices of wines. You might be spending more money on a particular brand that is sold at cheaper prices in other restaurants. Shop around, compare prices and this will be your starting point to saving money on wine.
  3. Consider buying in bulk: People who buy wines in bulk are always eligible to great discounts. If you have the habit of drinking a lot of wine at home, then this is the time to start buying them in bulk. It will not only save you thousands of money but also the hustle and frequent trips to the wines store which only cost more.
  4. Be on the lookout for special offers and deals: You should always look for special deals that can reduce your wine expense. There are many half-price deals that you can use to save up to 50% off or more. Different wines have different deals at different times so you should always be on the lookout and ready to grab the deals.
  5. Avoid wine by glass: Buying wine by glass is very expensive, restaurants even charge amounts for a single glass, high enough to pay for a full glass of the wine. This is very devastating to your saving efforts. You should consider buying a full bottle of wine as it helps save a lot of money. You can also share the bottle with a friend and share the cost.
  6. Consider house wines: House wines are good wines and yet also cheap. Many people do not however consider them good enough. In order to save more money on your wines, it is high time you considered going for house wines.
  7. Be careful with the vintages of wines that you buy: Always check the vintages of the wines you buy. Most wines are meant to be drunk when fresh and many restaurants always keep them for longer than usual. If you realize that you are being served with an old vintage that you did not ask for, ask the tenders to award you discounts. There are many restaurants that are ready to reduce quickly replace old wines with those with current vintages by selling them at cheaper prices.
  8. Do not go for the Chardonnay tax: Chardonnay wine is a very popular wine that almost everybody loves. This is why many restaurants always overprice it. Go for less popular brands like Riesling. These are normally cheaper and cost-effective than their popular counterparts and will enable you save some money. Also, check out our post on how to save money on new year’s eve.
  9. Visit restaurants that allow you carry your own wine: There are restaurants that allow people to carry their own wines from home. You should consider joining such memberships and your wines’ budget may go down.
  10. Drink less frequently: Another way to save more money on wine is to control your drinking habit. If you are the type who drinks a lot, this is the time to drop this habit. Drink as less frequently as possible. Wines are expensive and therefore the less frequent you drink them the more you will be able to save.

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