“Wine” probably isn’t high on your list of budgetary priorities under “groceries” and “saving for the bathroom remodel.” I mean—it really shouldn’t be (if it is, you might have a problem on your hands). However, as a true Paso wine lover, you do want to savor “the good stuff” and invest in delicious, age-worthy bottles when you can. That ain’t cheap. Here are a few easy ways to help you enjoy the wine you love without going broke.
1. Buy Less of the So-So Stuff
It’s true. If you’re buying lots of unforgettable “meh” wines, you probably aren’t saving any money for better bottles. This spring, instead of picking up a weekly $7 bottle of chardonnay at the grocery store, why not visit a few local wineries and pick up a few choice bottles of refreshing whites? Not only will you find more unique varietals—like Verdelho or Roussanne—you’ll know exactly where the grapes came from and enjoy far superior flavor (for the same price).
2. Pay Less for Wine Tasting
When it comes to wine tasting, the ultimate goals are always the same: enjoyment and education. However, if you’re like any wine lover worth their salt, you’ll also want to take home a few favorite bottles, too—for “further research,” if you will. With these awesome Paso wine tasting deals, you can now put more of your hard earned cash toward stocking up on those award winning wines you’ve had your eye on (which means your tasting excursion never truly has to end). Cha-ching! Get great wine tasting coupons (including 2-for1-deals) here. Just show your smart phone to the friendly folks at tasting rooms like Brecon Estate, Cutruzzola Vineyards, Dubost Ranch, Eberle Winery, HammerSky Vineyards, Hearthstone Vineyard and Winery, Hug Cellars, Lusso Della Terra, Opolo Vineyards, Rendarrio Vineyards, San Marcos Creek Vineyard, and Seven Oxen Estate Wines.
3. Buy by the Case
Wineries will often feature case specials to help move vintages from storerooms out the door. When you buy a case, you already get a discount, so look for discounts on top of case prices for an amazing budgetary boost. Throwing a big party or even a wedding soon? Keep your eyes peeled for cool case specials at these local wineries: Cass Vineyard and Winery, Cayucos Cellars, Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden, and Four Lanterns Winery, among others!
4. Barrel Taste like a Pro
If you’re a Paso wine fan, there’s nothing more exhilarating than stepping into the barrel room with the winemaker and tasting through a range of developing wines. I mean, it’s akin to walking the movie set with a director and learning just how the film is made. At Écluse Wines, you can partake in this enchanting experience for less this nifty coupon here. Don’t pass up the opportunity like this…I promise, it’s worth every penny.
5. Ride in Style
If the idea of renting a limo sounds like dropping a lot of dough, you really need to experience the swanky side of Paso Robles. Note: It’s surprisingly affordable when compared to other wine regions elsewhere in the Golden State (Napa, we’re looking at you). Case in point: Pearl of Paso Limousine service offers a killer deal all year round: Book four hours and get an extra hour free (for up to ten people). We all know how many wineries you can explore in an hour! Not that you should, but you totally could.
This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and PasoRoblesWineries.net. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.
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