Though the wine world has lost much of its perceived pretension, there’s still plenty of pomp and circumstance surrounding certain selections. Incredible opportunities to taste the most exclusive and expensive wines in the world exist, but still, the number one question all wine lovers obsess over remains, “What the heck do I drink on a Tuesday night?”
To those thirsty readers, we say welcome to Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Buys of 2016. We’ve selected our favorite budget-friendly gems from 17 countries and more than 30 grape varieties to create the most diverse, exciting and accessible shopping list around. For those new to wine or simply looking to step out of their comfort zone, this list can provide guidance for exploring different wine styles, varieties or regions without breaking the bank.