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Best Cheap Red Wines

Best Cheap Red Wines

Tired searching for some cheap red wine brands? Well, they are right here. This article will tell you everything about inexpensive red wine, it's prices and how to use it even. Read on..
Neha Joshi
Finally the day has arrived. She's going to come over and your date is actually happening. Yes, it's no dream. You've cooked the food, the table is set (with the candles on it). You've actually gone out of your way and bought yourself something new to wear and some flowers too, on your way back home. You come home, set up the place and it's finally evening. One more hour to go. Realization dawns. Where is the red wine you had picked up in the afternoon? You are confused whether you forgot it at the florist or at the store. There certainly is no time to go looking for it. But there certainly is time to now look for some red wine reviews on the Internet and go pick up one. Let's not waste any more time now and check out some red wine brands.

Cheap Red Wine Under $10
  • Alto Almanzora Este - $8.99
  • Alamos - $9.99
  • Sagelands - $9.89
  • Penfolds Koonunga Hill - $7.97
  • Vinos Piñol Ludovicus - $8.99
  • Borsao Campo de Borja - $7.99
  • Domaine André Brunel - $7
  • Nine North Ten Mile - $9.99
  • Redtree - $6.99
* The above prices are subject to change and the list is based on the Author's preference.

Are You Still Wondering What is Red Wine?
Just like any other wine, red wine too is made from grapes. The common name for these grapes is European grapes but they are called 'Vitis Vinifera'. The making of red wine is different from that of white wine and hence the difference in color. The color of the grapes from which we make red wine is either red, sometimes deep purple and sometimes even blue. While making red wine, the grapes are crushed as a whole. Which means, that the skin of these grapes is fermented along with the grape itself. However, when white wine is made, the grapes are skinned. The Red Wine comprises a huge group of wines, some of which are the Merlots and the Zinfandels.

Cheap Red Wine for Cooking

Wine is used in cooking since time immemorial. Of course there are reasons that wine is used so extensively in cooking. For one, red cooking wine increases or rather enhances the already existing spices in any dish. Second, it can be used as a liquid in any cuisine that you are cooking. Apart from this, you can also use wine to add the last flavoring, something like the 'final touch' to the dish you are cooking. Wine does not harm the cuisine alcohol content wise as the alcohol content present in the wine eventually evaporates leaving behind only the taste and the aroma. However, different red wine types are used for different cooking purposes. These are listed below.

Which One to Use
Type of WineYoung & Full Bodied Red WineYoung & Full Bodied Robust Red WineEarthy Red Full Bodied Red Wine
Used to CookRed meat & Red Meat CuisinesRed SaucesRoot vegetables and/or Beef Stock Soups

Cheap Dry Red Wine: Dry red wine is a wine with no more than 4 grams of sugar per liter left in the wine. This is achieved during the fermentation process itself when the wine is fermented to an extent where there is no sugar left apart from some residual sugar. It is said that the drier a wine, the richer it tastes. Dry wines taste bitter and thicker. Cheap sweet red wine is exactly the opposite with more sugar content in it.

Cheap Good Red Wines: Types
Cheap Red Wines for CookingCheap Dry Red Wines
  • Pinot Noir
  • Copperridge Merlot
  • Cabernet
  • Petite Syrah
  • Chianti
  • Zinfandel
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bordeaux
  • Pinot Noir
  • Grignolino
  • Côtes-du-Rhône

You can also use some fortified wines for cooking such as Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

Now that you know everything about the cheap red wine, it's time you get some home and try out the quality yourself. Red wine is almost a necessity in the house now. We need it for almost all dinners, parties, for cooking or maybe just a glass to relax after work. After knowing such affordable brands, I'm sure you're going to get, not one, but many bottles home. Do check them out and let me know which was the best red wine according to you. Cheers!