Who says you need to spend a fortune on a great bottle of tasty wine? Really, try any of Trader Joe’s inexpensive wines, and you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised.
Plenty of factors go into what makes a bottle of wine more expensive than others, from the land the grapes are grown on and the grapes that are used to make the wine to when grapes are harvested and if wines, particularly reds, are aged in oak barrels or not.
Another big factor is simply marketing. Typically, price is set by the market and what people will pay. According to Inc., the market demand and the perception of the wine usually come into play when setting the price.
Luckily for us, there are plenty of wines at a lower price point that actually taste expensive. From red blends and chardonnay to rosé and pinot noir, here are 12 of our favorites.