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Drink Responsibly: Affordable Alternatives to the World’s Most Famous Wines

Drink Responsibly: Affordable Alternatives to the World’s Most Famous Wines

It’s a great time to be a wine lover. Oenophiles have access to more wines than ever before, with selections ranging from in-state wineries to faraway estates, and well-known grapes as well as obscure, rarely grown varieties. The downside to increased demand is that some of the world’s classics, like Bordeaux and Burgundy, are more […]

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Big-Ticket Bottles: 5 of the World’s Most Expensive Wine Sales

Big-Ticket Bottles: 5 of the World’s Most Expensive Wine Sales

How much money would you spend on a bottle of wine? Most would probably keep that figure in the double-digits, perhaps inching into the low triple-digits. For a select few, wine budgets are much, much larger. Purchased at auction, through specialty stores, or even paid out by insurance companies, these five bottles (plus one honorable mention) […]

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Why Is Champagne So Expensive?

Why Is Champagne So Expensive?

Pop. Fizz. Clink. There’s nothing like experiencing a really good bottle of Champagne  — except, of  course, the process of buying it. With tons of sparkling options displayed in your local shop, why does Champagne really call for a price tag twice as high (at minimum) as the other bottles of bubbly? Many reasons. Let […]

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Why Some Wines Are So Damn Expensive – Breaking Down The Cost Of A Bottle Of Wine [Infographic]

Why Some Wines Are So Damn Expensive – Breaking Down The Cost Of A Bottle Of Wine [Infographic]

It’s a common scenario: In search of a wine for dinner tonight, a red with a good-looking label and interesting description catches your eye. Let’s call it “Forlorn Hope Suspiro del Moro.” The bottle is in your hands–consumer research shows you’re 80% of the way to buying it – when the price tag catches your […]

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Why Is My Wine So Expensive? A Glimpse At What Jacks Up The Price Of Posh Wine

Why Is My Wine So Expensive? A Glimpse At What Jacks Up The Price Of Posh Wine

On our first date, my ex-boyfriend took me out for a fancy Italian dinner. After he ordered us a bottle of wine to share, he quickly scanned the wine list and was disappointed to find that the bottles were not miraculously at a lower price point than the stuffy Upper East Side locale would suggest.

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