Guest Post Written By:
Cynette Lovelyn Montoya
Wine Cellar Innovations, Content Writer
"Good wine ruins the purse, bad wine ruins the stomach"
is a whole lot of truth in this old Spanish saying. Good wines don’t
exactly top the popularity charts all the time no matter how amazing
they may seem to the taste buds. Even if you do a rough interview, you
will come to learn that there aren’t many people who are willing to
shell out megabucks for an excellent quality wine. Perhaps the only
times they would spend for anything inside a bottle that would be over
$20 are really special occasions that you can’t wriggle out of
celebrating. Under ordinary circumstances, it seems that a lot of people
think enjoying great wine just isn’t worth the extra $20 or more from
Basically, the root problem here is the meaning of
“value” in the bottle. Wine lovers need value for their money and they
expect the wines they purchase to give them that. Value in a wine bottle
is as simple as buying wine that will really tickle your taste buds to
the hilt. But finding value in your wines doesn’t have to be an
expensive endeavor. Just because a certain vintage will ring you up a
hundred dollars or more doesn’t mean it’s your best purchase. There are a
lot of wines that come within the $20 budget or even below that that
can be considered as “top-value.” It’s all about knowing what they are
and where to look for them.
to the net is definitely a wise move if you want to make a comparative
list of top-value wines at the price you’re willing to pay. A lot of
wine blogs carry wine events and features as well as archives with a
boatload of information on top-value wines. We found our answers with
Wine’dUp’s ingenious Best Value Wine List. You can even take it up a notch and ask the Wine Maker for so many insights on select wines and vintages. We particularly enjoyed the fresh wine articles that brought about so many revelations about wine and wine fermentation.
Now vintages notwithstanding, “value” in wine can also actually be given more meaning when understood in the light of wine storage.
Even those wines that are considered as the crème de la crème won’t
rate for anything if they are not stored under ideal wine storage
conditions. Wine ages but it has to age at a graceful pace to achieve
its best taste. This is where maintaining a quality wine cellar is most
essential. From the wood wine racks down
to the wine refrigeration system and other wine cellar accessories,
everything has to come together to create the perfect environment for
your maturing collection.
At the end of the day, a true
connoisseur will still seek “value” in his wine bottle without bothering
with his pocket. But then again, enjoying good, quality wine doesn’t
have to burn a hole in yours either. It pretty much works both ways and
it’s actually all up to you to decide on just how much value you are
willing to spend on. Incidentally, the moment you find the value you’ve
been wanting in your wine, it definitely won’t ruin anything for you!