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The Best Budget Wines on the Market

You don’t have to be a wino to enjoy these deals.

Choosing a decent wine for your friends can be totally overwhelming. Unless you’re made of money, many great wines tend to be pricey. So for your next big bash check out these budget wines, and trick all your friends into thinking they’re drinking something fancy.

10. Charles Shaw – $2

Trader Joe's
Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s has been selling their famous $1.99 wine, Two Buck Chuck, for over 10 years. It’s cheap and pretty dang good too.

9. Aldi’s Winking Owl – $3

Aldi.us.com
Aldi.us.com

Looking for something on the blush side? Definitely check out this White Zinfandel. You’ll taste watermelon and strawberry making it a great summer wine.

8. Reunite Lambrusco – $6

Pinterest/ Sarah Weiland
Pinterest/ Sarah Weiland

Alright, all you wine connoisseurs cover your eyes. This is a fruity red wine for those people who need something very sweet. Think of it as a gateway wine of sorts.

7. 2013 Smoking Loon Pinot Noir – $10

Amazon.com
Amazon.com

You’ll taste hints of vanilla, cranberry and raspberry. Pair this one with some salmon or even a pork dish.

6. 2011 Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Pinot Grigio – $10

Target.com
Target.com

This white compliments chicken or salad. It has a light spice to it. Best of all, it looks way more expensive than it is.

5. 2011 Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc – $12

Liquorama.net
Liquorama.net

Lapostolle makes an awesome Sauvignon Blanc. It’s lightly dry and fruity and goes great with sushi and seafood.

4. Three Wishes – $3 

Mysanantonio.com
Mysanantonio.com

If you don’t have a Whole Foods store nearby, you can order this wine online as well. Give the Merlot a try.

3. 2013 Black Box Sauvignon Blanc – $21

Simplisticallyliving.com
Simplisticallyliving.com

Have you ever opened a bottle of wine and not finished it? Box wine cures you of that problem. Black Box has won tons of awards. Plus, each box holds four bottles.

2. 2009 Vega Sindoa Tempranillo – $8

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This is a mouthful to pronounce, but it goes great with BBQ. It has a nice spice to it along with hints of juicy red fruit.

1. Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon – $20

Arlingtonwine.net
Arlingtonwine.net

Most people would not be able to tell the difference between this and a really nice bottle. There are four bottles in this box wine which makes for a total steal. It goes great with red meat so bring on that steak dinner.

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