The best value wines in the supermarket should never cost you more than a tenner! Why? Well, here’s an expert to explain…
We love a good bargain when it comes to wine. We were thrilled to discover that a £5 bottle of wine from Aldi had been voted as the best tasting. Plus, we’re never far from filling our trolleys when our favourite wine goes on offer.
But, that doesn’t mean that we don’t often wonder if we’re picking the right wine. For example, does the quality of wine definitely improve the more expensive a bottle gets? And is a very reduced expensive bottle of wine an amazing bargain…or a sign that the supermarket wants to get rid of a bad batch – and fast!
Well, former Waitrose boss Mark Price has weighed in to shed some light on how to get the best quality wine for the cheapest prince. Yes!
According to Price, you should never spend more than £10 on a bottle of wine.
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This is all to do with how wine is priced. Mark explains:
“A lot of the things you get in a bottle of wine are fixed prices. The tax you pay in the UK is the same on every bottle, no matter how expensive.”
“The cost of the glass is roughly the same and the transport is probably the same. So if you buy a bottle of wine for £5 the value of the wine inside that bottle is just under 50p. It’s actually 47p.”
“If you go up to £20 a bottle the quality of the wine is about seven or eight pounds. So it is better, but you’re effectively doubled up,” Price says.
So, £10 bottles are the best value wines, because that will get you the best possible quality wine for the cheapest price. Amazing!