23 Amazing Red Wines Under $20 For Valentine’s Day

Amazing Red Wines Under $20

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day by enjoying a night out with your bae or catching up with the galpal crew, you’re probably going to need a bottle (or two) of a great wine. But we know it’s no fun to have to shell out big bucks for something you might not like. To solve any potential wine-buying woes, we picked the brains of experts in the wine field—sommeliers, mixologists, and wine experts—all over the country to hear about their top picks for under $20. This way we know they’ll taste great without draining your wallet. Whether you’re really into wine, or will try any and every kind, we have all the tasting notes you need so you can sound ~ fancy ~ while ordering and imbibing.

Courtesy of Kim Crawford Wines


Kim Crawford 2014 Pinot Noir, $18

“This would be a great choice for Valentine’s Day as it’s positioned itself in the middle of a Californian pinot and a Burgundy—not too fruity and not too dry,» Miri Kolici, the beverage director at Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel in New York City, tells SELF. He recommends this New Zealand wine to all pinot lovers due to its great price and light taste.

Courtesy of Ruffino


Ruffino Chianti, $9

«With the beautiful spice notes and the richness of a great red wine, it’s the perfect choice for all wine lovers, and a great glass to sip on either before heading out on the town or as you get cozy before the night ends,» Pamela Wiznitzer, mixologist at Seamstress in New York City, tells SELF.


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