Value for Money Wines


Value for Money Wines

Value for Money Wines

I am always on the look out for value for money wines, whether they be in a shop or in a restaurant. Value in a restaurant can be tricky because whilst a producer makes good value wine sold retail, they are subject to the vagaries of a wide range of mark-ups in restaurants, from the gentle to the excessive.

As a rough guide, here are the criteria you should be applying to ascertain that what you are buying is good value for money. I call it my Price/Quality Ratio.

Quality rating (see https://www.winebehindthelabel.org/general/ratings/)

A bottle should cost not more than £8 ($10)
★★ A bottle should cost not more than £12 ($15)
★★★ A bottle should cost not more than £18 ($23)
★★★★ A bottle should cost not more than £25 ($32)
★★★★★ A bottle should cost not more than £35 ($45)
✪✪✪✪✪ A bottle should cost not more than £60 ($77)

 

So, as an example, a four star wine costing less than £25 ($32) is good value – and if it costs less than £18 ($23) it’s exceptionally good value!

 

Taking a real example (as of today)

 

Ataraxia Western Cape Chardonnay 2015 rated in Wine behind the label as ★★★★

 

Selling at under £25.00 (including all taxes) are:

Stone, Vine and Sun               £23.50

FromVineyardsDirect.com        £23.95

 

Of course, there are other retailers selling for more than that – but not by much.

 

Prices are courtesy of Winesearcher

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