I am by no means a wine expert, but I do love a good glass of wine at the end of the day. There are SO many choices when you start shopping for a bottle. Honestly, I’ve often chosen a bottle because I think the label is pretty (that’s how I discovered one of these a few years ago). Since it can be a little overwhelming picking out a bottle of wine, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite budget friendly wines to help narrow down your list.
Red: Y’all wanna know what’s always on my bar cart? It’s a bottle of Cabernet. Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon is one of my favorites to keep on hand—partially because of the price point, but also because it’s a really lovely wine, too. I’m definitely not a wine expert, but I think they’d call this one full-bodied. It’s lightly fruity and smooth, perfect for social sipping in my opinion. Price point: around $12
White: This Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc has been my go-to for a while now. I love a light, refreshing white wine, especially in the summer. This one is the perfect summer wine for sipping out on the patio with your best girls or with a light weeknight dinner. I always pick up a bottle of this Sauvignon Blanc when I’m planning to cook baked fish or roasted chicken and vegetables for dinner, they go together perfectly! Price Point: around $10
Rose: I will start this one by saying that I do not typically drink Rose. I’ve always found it to be way too sweet, but I recognize that lots of people love it. This Sultry Rose is one that I can actually enjoy. Still a little sweeter than I regularly drink, it is not as sweet as most it’s got a slight strawberry/raspberry flavor. Price Point: around $12
Sparkling: If you’re a fan of a good mimosa, this La Marca Prosecco is the bottle for you. It’s not sweet at all, but crisp and refreshing. I love to mix it with Orange-Mango juice to make a tropical mimosa (one of our favorite weekend treats). Of course, it’s delightful on it’s own as well. If you want to pair it with a simple and easy appetizer, serve it with fresh apple slices and sharp cheese. Price point: around $14