- February 12, 2019
Whether you’re picking up a bottle for a dinner party or are just planning to enjoy some red on the couch alone at home, you need to know how to spot a good wine. If you are going to be shopping for some wine and you want to get the best quality for a decent price, let us be your guide to selecting a bottle of good value.
There is a way to understand what you're reading on the label, which will help you figure out which bottle is the right one for you. This will, in turn, help you determine whether or not you are really getting the best value for your money. Here are some tips for picking out a bottle of good wine and knowing its quality:
The Back Label
On the back label, you can find how many bottles or cases were produced. Lower numbers indicate that the wine is really limited, meaning that it is probably of better quality since it's so exclusive. There are a lot of things you can learn by reading wine labels. If you understand what they are there for and what they mean, they can really assist you in selecting the right bottle of wine to take home.
The labels on the back will usually inform drinkers on where the wine originated as well as the type of wine that is in the bottle. Depending on the wine, there might be other useful information that drinkers can use to understand the quality of the wine that they are buying.
The Wine Awards
Ever seen those gold medal wines on the rack? If you're not aware of how they judge the wine in order to award it, there is no guarantee that it will be a good wine. Contrary to popular belief, multiple medals are not necessarily very impressive, seeing as top wine brands will compete with one another by paying fees to enter this competition. These competitions are basically a way to try to get awarded as many medals as possible. There is bronze, silver, gold, double
gold, and platinum, which is supposed to be the best.
The Wine Scores
Scores are a little more reliable, as long as you know whether or not the source is trustworthy. You will want to see a certified track record and credentialed reviewers. You will also want to understand their methods in rating the wine. Do your research and read reviews on the wines that you are interested in. Find a reviewer who has similar taste to your own. If you see certifications on the label, make sure they are from reliable industries such as SIP, LIVE, Salmon-SAve, Ecocert, and Demeter. These companies will certify only the wines that are
regulated and put extra love into their products in the vineyard.
It all comes down to staying informed which is what we do at The Wine Bunker
You will want to look for accurate, trustworthy information. Try not to fall for 'the best' because advertisers are very good at taking advantage of those who don't educate themselves on wine quality. You will want to learn more about vineyards, grape blends, and how the process of fermentation works. You will want to know which companies are and are not regulated. You don't necessarily need to become a wine connoisseur, but if you want to get the best bang for your buck, it’s a good idea to learn a little more about the choices and selection.
The Wine Bunker is a premium wine service where all the research and hard work is done for you and we also offer and wine subscription, get in touch to see how we can help you navigate to great wine without the drain on the wallet. With a 100% satisfaction guarantee (we aren't happy unless you are) you are in great hands!