How do you find Fine Wines At Affordable Prices?

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Unwinding with a large glass of wine is a luxury many of us crave at the end of a long day or at the beginning of a fun-filled night out. To make the experience even more relaxing, you no longer have to leave your home to purchase your plonk. Here’s our guide to some of the best online wine retailers so you can stock up on fine wines without spending a fortune.


The name has been synonymous with fine wine since 1969. Laithwaite’s are known not only for their exquisite selection of wines but also their reliability of service.  They offer the reassuring guarantee that you don’t have to pay for any bottle you’re not happy with. There are also brilliant online deals every week, which allow you to secure luxury wines for savvy prices.

Exclusive Laithwaite’s offers:

Save £40 when you spend £99.95
* one use per customer, new customers only
Save £30 when you spend £74.99
* one use per customer, new customers only
Save £25 when you spend £69.99
* one use per customer, new customers only

Waitrose Wine Direct

The high-end chain has a fine choice of luxury and bargain wines on offer. Waitrose also enjoy a reputation for having the best supermarket range. Their online store is definitely worth a visit. As well as buying wines individually they have a fantastic choice of pre-mixed cases on offer. Make mine the Summer Rosé selection.


This company is great if you’re not quite a connoisseur and need a little guidance with your wine-based decision-making. Swig‘s website is notably friendly, unpretentious and full of personality and enthusiasm. Their wines are still top notch, but they are accessible to the user in a clear and engaging way. A few minutes spent browsing on Swig feels like having a lovely chat with a close friend who is particularly knowledgeable about booze and a little bit tipsy. Each wine is accompanied by a detailed and descriptive review. There’s even a sidebar of press coverage in case you prefer wines with celebrity appeal.

Corks Out

Offering an intoxicating mixture of iconic brands and unique selections, Corks Out is a great website for the budget-conscious luxury seeker. Everything’s available by the bottle so you don’t have to fork out for a whole case. There’s free delivery on any orders over £40 and with the range on offer here it will be easy to find £40 worth of wine to tickle your tastebuds. They also have a great blog worth reading for inspiration and information. Be warned, reading it may make you thirsty.

The Sampler

The Sampler
This independent wine merchant boasts over 1500 different varieties of alcoholic grape juice. The Sampler have won plenty of awards for their excellence and are always happy to advise. If you’re in London, you’re welcome to pop into one of their two central shops and sample some of the 80 wines they have there. It costs only 30p per sample and means you can try before you commit to a bottle. Although take care – sampling all 80 wines may result in considerable unsteadiness.

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