January 12, 2006

Wine News: 10 ways to become a smarter, thriftier wine buyer

"What does it take to be a bargain wine shopper? A little cunning helps, certainly, but also the patience to patrol the aisles and a willingness to do a little homework — and sipping — before buying. Here are 10 tips to help you be a smarter wine consumer.

1 Comparison shop, but don't let price be your only guide. Sometimes, it pays to spend a little bit more if you get a store's expert advice or an in-depth inventory that results in a perfect bottle for the occasion.

2

Consider second labels. Great wines can cost a fortune; less-great wines from the same house can offer plenty of taste for a lot less. Just pay attention to the overall vintage. Quality can vary markedly, so you want second-labels from top vintage years; ask your wine seller for suggestions."

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Posted by Jennifer at January 12, 2006 8:28 PM
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