How to buy wine, BeerCat Brewing style

Given that a completely made up, bullshit, commercialized holiday Valentine’s Day is in 2 days, I know that there are plenty of people out there shopping for wine and flowers to make up for the other 364 days of the crappy treatment affirm their love for their significant others. So I thought I’d clue you all in on how to buy wine, BCB style.

The first thing is to narrow down what kind of wine you want to buy. I’m a big fan of Cabernet Sauvignon, though if pressed I’ll go with anything in the “red and alcoholic” category.

Go to your trusty grocery store’s wine section and start examining labels and price tags. The whole purpose here is to find the most expensive wine with the biggest discount. For example, this wine is a good place to start:

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Oooh, $6 off? That’s almost a 30% discount!

But don’t be suckered into buying the first heavily discounted wine you find. If you spend a little more time hunting, you can usually do better. For example:

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This one is 44% off! Much better than ≈30%!

However, keep looking! The goal is to get a bottle of wine as close to $10 and ≥ 50% off as possible.

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47% off! I think we may have a winner!

The above wine, with it it’s triple threat of < $10 price, ≈ 50% savings, and cute label (of which I forgot to take a picture), won the day.

But, if you simply can’t find anything that meet the above requirements or you’re unwilling to buy your wine in anything less than 1.5L increments, this is one of our old standbys and a really decent wine for the price.

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$9.99 for 1.5L ?!? I love you, Lindeman’s Bin 45!

And there you have it – the BCB guide to buying wine! It can actually turn into a nice, friendly competition between you and your spouse to see who can find the “best” bottle of wine.

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