Choosing the right wine or liquor in the Philippines to pick up and bring to a party should be an easy affair. In reality, though, shelves upon shelves of wine with wordy and confusing labels with unhelpful descriptions can leave anybody that is not a sommelier confused. Most consumers simply do not have the time or the desire to decipher what is written on the labels of most of these wines.
This is all before even taking into consideration the price of most of these wines. Experts say that expensive wine can taste better, but do the prices of these wines really indicate their quality? It turns out that there is a lot of wine out there that taste similar to an expensive wine, without costing too much.
From classic French sparkling wine to obscure but delicious Portuguese red wines, here are the top four cheap wines that taste awesome.
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Varichon & Clerc Privilège Blanc de Blancs Brut
You can add a little sparkle to any party or even just a regular night at home with this bubbly wine. You also don’t have to master the pop-the-cork-with-a-knife party trick because this bottle comes with a screw-on top.
This wine will also make quite the impression on your guests with its gorgeous, gold label. How does the wine taste? This French blend is unique because it has a lot of lemon-like acidities. This makes the wine a great match with almost any food you plan on eating along with it, from popcorn to vegetables and hummus.
Complices de Loire L’Évanescente
While sparkling wine can make your evenings fancy, it does not mean that it needs to be expensive.
This French wine is a dry sparkling with a slight floral flavor. It is easy to drink, making you want to pop a bottle every day!
Martine et Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Beaujolais Traditionnelle
This wine goes down smoothly thanks to its tasty, raspberry flavors so it doesn’t matter whether it is served at a backyard cookout or a winter potluck.
It also finishes incredibly easy and smooth, and while this wine probably will not win any awards soon, all the better because wine should be fun!
2011 Assobio Red Quinta dos Murças
The Portuguese make finding a great bottle of wine on a budget easy. You don’t have to remember any complicated varieties of grapes; all you need to know is that these great blends of red wines are an ideal option for those who like their wine with bright, fruity flavors.
This wine has a lot of black cherry and blackberry flavors and hints of bright, red fruit too. Think of this wine as an alternative to Malbec or Merlot that is also fresh enough to appeal to fans of lighter reds.
You can’t always judge a wine by its price, but at the same time, many cheap wines can end up tasting cheap. The trick is knowing which wine and liquor in the Philippines taste best while still being affordable.
These days, it is still possible to pick up some wine without costing you too much as long as you know the right places to look.