As some other members do, I usually only drink wine on certain days - for us we have wine over the weekend and Friday and try not to have anything during the week. This means that instead of buying a couple of cheaper bottles of wine we can buy just 1 nicer wine to enjoy.
I am tempted to start buying wines near a payday - eg once a month, with the aim to buy 4 (maybe 6 wines) which I would then open during the month between paydays - eg 1 per week.
I am starting this from this week and am currently in the process of selecting some wines to have during next month. I do also have a wine fridge and some reserves stored at The Wine Society so the 4-6 wines I buy might not be the wines that are consumed.
Its worth noting that the wines I will be looking for are in the £8-15 range, anything more I usually feel is more of a special occasion wine rather than a nice weekly wine and I already have a fair number of wines above this price point.
The wines I am planning on getting for this month are:
Please note that I found a few bottles in the bin ends - so still within budget