Sommeliers Have Spoken—These Are the Best Cheap Wines That Taste Expensive

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Anyone who's ventured down the wine aisle at Whole Foods can attest that selecting the right bottle involves navigating dozens of seemingly similar options. It's a minefield of varietals, labels, and price tags, which is made all the more daunting when you scarcely know your reds from your whites or you're on a tight budget. Thankfully, and contrary to popular belief, a great-tasting bottle of wine doesn't necessarily need to be procured at an eye-watering price.

To learn a thing or two about stocking our bar cart on a budget, we asked sommeliers and wine directors to weigh in on the best cheap wines that taste expensive. Ahead, the pros recommend palate-pleading bottles ranging from a full-bodied jammy red that pairs well with stews to a sweet, dry Chenin blanc ideal for sipping when it's 72-and-sunny outside. If you have Champagne taste but you're on a sparkling wine budget, we recommend bookmarking this article stat—because each bottle costs just $15 or less.



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