Picking out a quality wine is tough. You can use an app or a list, but in a pinch, try judging the quality of the label.
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The Savory tells us that a cheap label on the outside may mean inferior wine on the inside:
Feel the label. This is one of our favourite indicators of a low-grade wine. If a producer has opted to print on noticeably cheap paper you can be fairly certain that corners might well have been cut in other areas too.
Look for embossed letters and gold trim. Mmmmm…classy.
Just like a resume or business card, print quality is an indicator. A wine with a great label might still suck, so this isn't foolproof -- it's just one more thing to look for. Check out the link for other ways of buying an inexpensive wine that still tastes great.
How to Avoid Buying Crappy Wine at the Supermarket [The Savory]