Finding a bottle of wine that is inexpensive but still tastes good can be a difficult task -- unless you know what to look for. While it may be tempting to reach for the cheapest bottle on the shelf or the one on sale in the bargain bin, you may wind up with a mass-produced cheap wine that not only tastes terrible, but also typically contain additives like the controversial "Mega Purple." So whether you're looking for a quality, inexpensive red or a delicious, yet affordable white, here some helpful tips on how to spot a good, cheap bottle of wine.
But all is not lost for those in search of cheap bubbly. "If you want inexpensive sparkling wine, you're looking at the Charmat method. That's where the secondary fermentation -- the bubbles -- are made in tanks, and that's what Prosecco does. So when you see inexpensive sparkling wines, that usually means that's the method they're using. But you can have some amazing Proseccos, there's nothing wrong with the Charmont method, don't get me wrong. It can just be more affordable."