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Top 100 Best Buys of 2019

Top 100 Best Buys of 2019
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We all want to find a fantastic bottle of wine that doesn’t break the bank. But with an ever-growing selection, how do you decide? A catchy label might draw attention, but you know that what really matters is what’s inside the bottle.

That’s where our Best Buys come in. Priced at $15 or less, these are quality-driven pours that provide the most bang for your buck. Each year, more than 1,300 reviewed wines earn this coveted designation—a number that could cause anyone’s head to spin.

So in the hopes of making it easy, we assemble the Top 100 Best Buys list, highlighting some of the best value-driven wines on the market today (you can see what made the cut in 2018 here).

This year’s showcases wines from 17 countries, including sought-after pours like California Pinot Noir, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Chianti and rosé from Provence. For those who enjoy exploring the world through wine while maintaining their budgets, there are also plenty of examples from Spain, Austria, South Africa, Georgia, India and beyond.

And if you’re searching for the best wines to serve at a party, look for the exciting large-format or canned options that grace this year’s list. Great wine truly comes in all shapes and sizes.

Click here for a downloadable PDF of our Top 100 Best Buys of 2019.

What Is Blind Tasting?

All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.


The Pinnacle of quality


A great achievement


Highly recommended


Very Good
Often good value; well recommended


Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value


Can be employed