Wine can be purchased on the spur of the moment but that is not always the wisest way to purchase your wine. When you wait till that last minute to go out and buy your wine you are stuck with what ever selection the store has at the time of your need to purchase. The selection is often a poor one when you wait until the last minute to buy your wine.
It makes sense to plan ahead and always have extra wine on hand since wine does not go bad with age you can store wine for a long time.
The best way to buy your wine is to go to the store with a firm idea of what you want to buy. You can even make a list of what you want if you are going to buy several types of wines. Start buy thinking about how often you drink wine. Do you drink wine at every dinner?
Do you drink wine every week or do you only drink wine once a month? And how often do you entertain other people with wine and how much do you serve when you entertain? You may want to have on hand enough wine for a surprise wine celebration.
Determine how much wine you drink at your place in a month and determine what types of wine you drink a month then go to the store and see if those types of wine are on special. Buy wine when it is on special or on sale to make your dollars spread farther.
Comparison shop for your wine and keep a month or two of wine in your storage if not more. It does not hurt to have extra wine in your storage since it does not go bad.
As you buy new wine put it in back of the old wine so that when you use the wine you use the old wine first. When you keep the new wine behind the old wine you can grab a bottle of wine in a moments notice.
If your wine has corks instead of a screw cap you will have to keep your wine stored on its side so the cork stays moist. You can also use a wine aerator that can help your cheap wine taste better, we have a complete list of wine aerator reviews.
On rainy days when you have nothing better to do you can take a trip to the store to check if your wine is on special. When you buy your wine when it is on special you can save a lot of money and you will always have your wine on hand.