The best value in all of the Costco Kirkland Signature wines? We check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Cotes du Rhone Villages. A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre from Cotes du Rhone Villages, France. … [Read more...]
The Best Wedding Wines
The best affordable wines for your wedding!
If you're serving wine at your wedding, you've come to the right place! We've been helping people find the best value wines for well over a decade and one of the questions we often get is "What wines should I serve at my wedding that won't cost me an arm and a leg??"
We get it, weddings can be expensive! So why spend more than you need to get some great wines that everyone will love?
As such, in the pages that follow we've laid out some of our favorite, inexpensive (mostly in the $10-$15/bottle range), widely available wines that would make great picks for your wedding.
And while a lot of our choices tend towards the "safe" side of things (Cabernet, Chardonnay, etc.) we've also thrown in a few lesser known varieties that we think would work great; not to mention rosé and sparkling wines.
As to where you buy your wine, it's really up to you. Retailers like Costco and Trader Joe's will have some very reasonable choices but don't count out your small local stores - many times they are willing to offer case purchase deals that can save you a lot of money.
And if you're planning way ahead make sure you sign up for our Insider Deals as many of the wines we offer would make great choices.
Lastly, how much wine should you buy for your wedding? The general answer is about a half a bottle per person, but it really depends on your guests and what other alcohol you are serving. We recommend picking wines that you like and buying a little extra. That way, if there's any left over you can drink them occasionally over the next few years as a great reminder of your wedding day!
Let's get on to the picks, shall we? Here are the Reverse Wine Snob choices for the the best inexpensive wedding wines, mostly under $20.
Your new rich, spicy and smooth house red, we review the latest vintage of the Trivento Malbec Reserve. 100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina using a combination of vineyards from both Lujan de Cuyo to the north and Uco Valley to the south. … [Read more...]
A deliciously sweet and bubbly Bulk Buy, we review the new Kirkland Signature Moscato d'Asti. New Kirkland Signature wine alert! And this one is for the sweet wine lovers. … [Read more...]
You really can't go wrong with this kind of quality at such a low price, we check out the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco. Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine spends 16 months in American and … [Read more...]
The Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier CB+V, a darn near legendary value. Available widely, including many Trader Joe's and Costco locations. 80% Chenin Blanc from the Clarksburg appellation and 20% Viognier from Lodi, California. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and … [Read more...]
A Trader Joe's pick with a tiny price tag but plenty of flavor, we revisit the $5 Mbali Chenin Blanc Viognier to check out the latest vintage. 79% Chenin Blanc and 21% Viognier from Western Cape, South Africa. … [Read more...]
The Kirkland Signature Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio from Costco, still only $4.99 and packed with flavor. This might be the best vintage yet. Pinot Grigio from Friuli Grave, Italy. … [Read more...]
A tasty, well-rounded Cab for just $11. We review the Bar Dog California Cabernet Sauvignon. 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah and 1% Merlot from California. The wine is aged for an unspecified amount of time with new French oak. It has 6 g/L of … [Read more...]
Another tasty Cab at a great price, we review the latest vintage of the Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 95. Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, California. … [Read more...]
Revisiting a highly quaffable find from Aldi, the Villanella Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio from Valdadige, Italy which covers the Trentino-Alto Adige area as well as into Veneto. It's a great spot for Pinot Grigio. … [Read more...]
A top shelf supermarket wine. We review the Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon from Bogle Winery and available widely, including at many Trader Joe's locations. Cabernet Sauvignon from "hillside" vineyards in California. The wine spends 13 months in a combination of … [Read more...]
Costco delivers yet again with this authentic (grand cru) Champagne at an unheard of price, the Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut. A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier sparkling wine from the grand cru village of Verzenay in the Champagne region of France. … [Read more...]
THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. As good as Champagne at a fraction of the price! Today we're featuring sparkling wine from the American off-shoot of a prestigious … [Read more...]
High quality for just 10 bucks, the Kirkland Signature Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Costco. Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California. The wine is aged in a combination of American and French oak. … [Read more...]
Classic, tasty Malbec for just $10, the Crios Malbec. 100% Malbec from vineyards at 3,445 feet of elevation in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina. 40% of the wine spends 8 months in third and fourth use French oak barrels. … [Read more...]
This one never lasts long at Costco so stock up now! The highly refreshing and delicious Kirkland Signature Cotes de Provence Rosé is here. A rosé blend of 37% Grenache, 29% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 7% Carignan, 7% Tibouren, 6% Vermentino and 4% Ugni Blanc wine from Cotes de … [Read more...]
THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED! Sign up below to make sure you get the next one. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. This is the ultimate summer stock up! Don't miss this classic, Bulk Buy rated (91-93 point) wine, the Toad Hollow Dry Rosé of Pinot … [Read more...]
A classic still going strong. While the name has evolved over the years the wine itself is still a Trader Joe's top pick! We review the latest vintage of the La Sonriente Garnacha from the Calatayud. Garnacha from Calatayud, Spain. … [Read more...]
A great example of the variety at a fabulous price, we review the latest vintage of the Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir from Costco. Pinot Noir from the Napa Valley side of Carneros in California. … [Read more...]
A deliciously affordable bubbly bottle from Costco, the Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Prosecco sparkling wine made with the Glera grape from Asolo, Veneto, Italy. … [Read more...]
A tart and tasty $5.99 porch pounder from Aldi, we check out the latest vintage of the Giretto Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie DOC. Pinot Grigio from Delle Venezie DOC, Italy. … [Read more...]
THE ALL-STARS RED INTRO PACK 2.0 IS NOW SOLD OUT but a new one is on the way! Sign up below to make sure you don't miss it. Learn more about our winery direct INSIDER DEALS here. Welcome to version 2 of our extremely popular Insider Deal All-Stars Red Wine Intro Pack! Get four … [Read more...]
Checking out the latest vintage of this $10 single vineyard rosé from a big-name winemaker (Charles Smith), we review the Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé from Costco. While the label on this vintage doesn't disclose the grape variety on this rosé from the Buckshot Vineyard … [Read more...]
A solid Aldi exclusive offering for just $13, we check out the latest vintage of the Peaks & Tides Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast of California. … [Read more...]
Checking out a Costco boxed wine that is the equivalent of a $3.50 bottle, the Kirkland Signature California Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Sauvignon from California. … [Read more...]
Trader Joe's slashes the price on an expensive, high scoring Bordeaux. We review the B by Fonbadet Bordeaux. OK, we're not quite sure how Trader Joe's managed this one. Unlike a lot of the wines they stock, there have been a few big-name sellers of this wine. Wine Access … [Read more...]