Value Brands of the Year



Past Value Brands of the Year


2016 Value Brands of the Year:

Finding an affordable wine isn’t as big a challenge as you might think. Just ask our critics, who tasted upwards of 15,000 wines this year, recommending more than 1,000 priced eighteen dollars or less. When we considered all brands with two or more recommendations in that price range, the best performers stood out as our Value Brands of the Year.

We highlighted brands in our June issue that range the world, from the cool coast of Portugal to the sunny hills of southern France, from California to South Africa’s Cape. One specializes in sparkling wines; others major in big, rich reds. All have one thing in common: Their wines aren’t merely cheap; they’re real, and really delicious.

illustration by Eve Steccati


Portugal
by Josh Greene on June 3, 2016

Here are our three favorites from Portugal.

France
by Tara Q. Thomas on June 2, 2016

Here are our four favorites from France.

Spain
by Patricio Tapia on June 1, 2016

Here are our four favorites from Spain.

New York State
by Patrick J. Comiskey on May 31, 2016

Here are our three favorites from New York State.

California
by Luke Sykora on May 30, 2016

Here are our four favorites from California.