Ask a Sommelier: How Do You Find the Best Value on a Wine List?

Ask a Sommelier

We ask top somms across the country for their wine-related advice.

It can be intimidating to stare down a restaurant wine list, especially if the prices are mostly out of your range. But you want to drink something tasty—what should you look for in order to get a good deal? Is it smart to order the cheapest bottle on the list? The second-cheapest bottle? Is there something else we should be looking for to find the best wine for the money? We asked 16 top sommeliers for their advice. Check out the slideshow for their tips »

About the Author: Maggie Hoffman is the editor of Serious Eats: Drinks. She lives in San Francisco. You can follow her on Twitter @maggiejane.

Don't go thirsty! Follow SE: Drinks on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. You can sign up for our weekly newsletter here.