Why is it that during the holiday season my waistline gets bigger and my bank account gets smaller? Can’t we figure out a way to turn every bite or sip of holiday indulgence into either more money in the bank or fewer inches on the hips?
The truth is, I wouldn’t have it any other way. While I can’t say that I particularly enjoy stepping on the scale or opening my bills come January, every year I count down the days until I get to partake in my family’s Christmas traditions (which as you can imagine revolve around lots of food and lots of wine!). The holidays are a time of celebration, giving thanks and togetherness, so we shouldn’t waste time feeling guilty about having that extra Christmas cookie or glass of wine!
But between traveling, gift giving and all-around holiday merriment, I know the dollars can add up quickly. And if a significant portion of your holiday budget is allotted to wine the way mine is, finding wines that offer more bang for the buck is a priority. I’m constantly on a mission to find well-made wines at a great value, so I thought it would be helpful to share some of my fantastic finds for 2014. Whether you’re gifting a bottle, hosting a party or looking for a great stocking stuffer, you can’t go wrong with one of these 10 wines. And the best part is that each of them is $15 or less!