A glass of champagne can be just as expensive as a glass and can sometimes be a better value.
But how much should you spend?
And should you keep one at home or rent a bottle for the road?
If you’re not sure, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best bargains for wine in Australia.
Find out what we know about wine prices and the best way to save them.
Best Budget Wine Deals for 2018 The first time you open your Christmas card, the price may seem a little high, but that’s because the price of wine has gone up over the years.
The average retail price of a bottle of wine in the year to January 2019 was AUD $12.35, compared to $9.50 in the previous year, according to data from Wine.com.
That’s an increase of 12 per cent over the previous two years.
In fact, the average retail value of a glass (excluding water) in Australia is now $13.95, up by 7 per cent from 2017.
In 2018, there were 7.7 million bottles of wine on offer in Australia, up from 6.2 million in 2017, according the Australian Consumer Law Institute.
While you can’t go wrong with a bottle, there are some bargains to consider.
There’s plenty of variety in terms of quality and price.
The best wines are aged for six months, meaning they should be fairly good.
However, they may have a tendency to age a bit too quickly and become too bitter, so it’s worth buying a couple of bottles before you go to bed to get them up to date.
Another way to look at it is that if you want to get the best bang for your buck, you should buy a couple more bottles to save on the price tag.
The more bottles you buy, the less expensive they are, so if you’re planning to spend more, the more expensive they can be. 2.
The Best Wine Shopping List for 2018 What are some of your favourite bargains you could spend money on this Christmas?
If the holidays are just around the corner, you might want to look for some Christmas wine deals for 2018.
Some of the big winners include: 1.
Australian Wine Company 1.7% discount on up to five bottles of Domaine de Ville Champagne from 2pm on December 31.
The discount will be available for 12 weeks.
You can use the code DEVILVE10 on the purchase.
2nd Choice: 1% discount from 11am on December 30 on a bottle from the Domaine Bienvenu, including up to three bottles of Champagne.
3rd Choice: Save up to 10% on wine from the Haut-Rhin in the Champagne region in Western Australia.
4th Choice: 50% off wines from Bordeaux from December 15 through January 15.
The deal is valid from 10am on January 2.
5th Choice Wine Deals: 1st Choice Wine Discounts and 50% Off for 2018 from 1pm on January 3.
6th Choice Discounts from 1 pm on January 7.
7th Choice of Wine from 1 am on January 8.
10th Choice 10% discount for Wine Club members on wine purchases between November 23 and December 31, 2018.
Find the best deals from across Australia.
7.1% discount and 10% off on up 100 bottles of Pinot Noir from 10pm on November 22.
This discount is valid for up to 30 days.
8.8% discount in all wine categories from 2 am on November 24.
Find wine from around the world on this special deal.
9.5% discount off on wine and spirits from 1am on November 30.
Find deals in wine and beer from the best of the country.
Find all the wine and liquor deals across Australia at the Best Wine Deals 2018 website.
The sale ends on January 14, 2019.
10.5 per cent discount on wine, spirits and beer between November 29 and December 12, 2018, plus 25 per cent off for a limited time.
11.5-year-old, $300 discount on $1.95 bottles of Australian sparkling wines from 11.15am on October 6.
You may use the discount code BROKENPRICE on the offer.
12.5per cent discount off wine, rum and spirits at 3pm on October 11.
Use code BROOKSWEET to get up to $250 off your purchase.
13.5ml wine at 10am.
Use coupon BROOKCASH to save $20 off an 18ml bottle.
14.5oz wine at 3am on Monday.
Use discount code BREAKTHROUGH25 for a 15oz bottle.
Use codes REDMID, GOLD and VITAMIN to save up to 50 per cent on your purchase of wine.
15ml wine from 3am to 5pm on Monday for a 20oz bottle of sparkling wine