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Unveiling the Best Cheap Wines Under $20: A Sommelier's Guide

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Discover affordable and delicious wine picks recommended by experts.

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We talked to several wine experts about their best tips for finding the best cheap wine that tastes good too. They sent us on a global search for hidden gems that offer excellent value without breaking the bank. The result? A curated list of budget-friendly wines that are sure to impress even the most discerning palate.

Palm recommends the Floriana Grüner Veltliner, an Austrian white wine that you can find at Trader Joe's for around $6. Even cheaper than that, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Vinho Verde, Moschofilero, and wines from Portugal's Minho region are all excellent options that won't cost you more than $20.

Owners and operators of wine stores we love recommend the best buys from the world's major wine regions — all of them under $20. From French Bordeaux to Italian Chianti, there are plenty of affordable options to choose from that won't disappoint.

If you're shopping at Britain's biggest supermarket, Decanter's tasting team highlights 30 picks from the current range that are worth trying. With a variety of grapes and regions represented, you're sure to find a wallet-friendly wine that suits your taste preferences.

Have you ever purchased an expensive bottle of wine just to be sorely and sourly disappointed? Trade the grapes of wrath for a bottle that offers great quality at a fraction of the price. The Top 100 list from “Wine Spectator” has expensive and affordable bottles alike. Here are the wine picks under $20 that made the cut.

Is wine healthy? Is there a good wine to drink for your health? According to registered dietitians, there are certain types of wine that offer health benefits. Whether you prefer red or white, there are options that can fit into a balanced diet without breaking the bank.

These wines made Wine Spectator's top 100 list for 2023, and they're all under $25. Read on to find out which affordable options are worth trying and why they stand out among the rest.

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