I like a good glass of wine as much as the next harried mom, but given our thinly spread budget, my go-to wines usually come with a screw top or out of the box. Hey, don’t knock it; boxed wine has come a long way over the years! Or at least that’s how I rationalize it.
On special occasions, we’ll sometimes splurge $40 to $50 for a nice Cabernet or Zinfandel, and yes, the improvement in taste is remarkable. But still, that’s a splurge that isn’t possible in our everyday lives, so with the cheap stuff I will stick. Since it’s not often I get the opportunity to indulge in fancy wine, I’ll ask for advice before I buy. After all, I want to make sure I’m getting the best bang for my buck.