I indulge in wine now and then. It doesn’t hurt the bank balance too much since I’m a cheap drunk. Still, I’d rather spend less on something as intangible as champagne-induced fun.
There are ways to cut down on the cost of wine. If you’re not too fussy, you can choose white over red, newer vintages over older vintages, lesser known varietals over more traditional grapes. And if you’re really adventurous, there’s cleanskin. ‘Cleanskins are usually the result of over-production. Winemakers sell off their excess at low prices without compromising the price tag of their labelled wines’ (via Wine Diva). Continue reading