Is there really that much of a difference in expensive wine and cheap wines? I'm having a second glass of this evening which is extremely rare for me, but it's helped me relax after a very hard and emotional day. I've tried both and honestly, I just dont' really think the expensive wine is that much better. Is it just a personal preference? Tonight I'm having a local Merlot. A friend of mine occasionally drinks the Franzia wines which are really cheap, and I liked them too. Any wine connoisseurs?