What I’m Drinking.

Wine tasting for the gala
We were looking for a $12-$18 everyday white to serve at a charity event, so we had a neighborhood tasting. Because that’s how we roll.

This is a list to help me remember what I liked so when I walk into my neighborhood liquor store (which isn’t actually in my neighborhood, but is close enough), I can show them my running list, and they can recommend new wines that I might enjoy. Because real, live people are better than algorithms.

We drink mainly in the $15-25/bottle category (though a few of these listed are outside of that range…), so if you’re looking for super-fancy wine recommendations, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Also, if you’re looking for actual reviews and entertaining wine commentary, skip this list and instead pay a visit to Conrad over at The Wine Wankers (g’day!).

And yes, I would have a “Better with Chocolate” page, too; but I haven’t ever met dark chocolate that I didn’t like, so there’s no point keeping a list.

New note, December 2021: Tennessee’s excessive restrictions on DTC wine shipments notwithstanding, I’m finally giving Naked Wines a try. (Why not?) I will link to those wines for the curious. But know that most of the wines on the list came, and will come, from Joe’s in Memphis.

  • Roche Guilhem Juracon Sec 2021
  • Terre Rouge Garrigue 2013
  • Bull by the Horns 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Little James Basket Press Sauvignon-Biognier
  • Chateau Fontanes Pic Saint-Loup
  • Cantine Elvio Tintero Bianco
  • Domaine Gilles Noblet Macon-Fuissé 2020
  • Alain Treille Le Rosé
  • Inama Soave 2020
  • Swanson Napa Valley Merlot 2017
  • Patrice Grasset Loire Valley Vielles Vignes Rosé 2020
  • Benjamin Darnault Pique-Nique Rosé 2020
  • Patrice Grasset Sauvignon Blanc 2020
  • Benjamin Darnault Minervois 2020
  • David Marchesi Provare Sauvignon Blanc 2020
  • Domaine Dozon Clos du Saut au Loup Chinon 2019
  • Familiglia Pasqua Valpolicella Ripasso 2019
  • Albert Bichot Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 2018
  • Lingua Franca Avni Chardonnay 2019
  • Commanderie des Hospitaliers Grenache Syrah Mourvedre 2018
  • Il Rosé di Casanova La Spinetta
  • Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rosé 2018
  • Château Massiac Minervois 2017
  • Azul y Garanza Tempranillo 2018
  • Domaine Corne-Loup Tavel 2019
  • Prieuré Saint-Côme Chablis 2019
  • Château Brûle Sécaille Grande Réserve Côtes de Bourg 2015
  • Col dei Venti Barbera d’Asti 2016
  • David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2018
  • Laurent Perrachon et Fils Crémant de Bourgogne NV
  • Château Jeanguillon Bordeaux Blanc 2018
  • Benanti Etna Rosso 2016
  • La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova 2019
  • Azul Y Garanza Viura 2019
  • Alain Jaume Le Crétacé 2019 Tavel
  • Patricia Green Cellars 2019 Early Muscat
  • Domaine Faillenc Sainte-Marie Corbières
  • Domaine de la Terre Rouge 2010 Enigma
  • Renegade Wine Co. 2018 Rosé
  • Domaine Faillenc Sainte-Marie Corbière 2017
  • Château de Ségriès Tavel 2019
  • Terre Rouce Vin Gris D’Amador 2016
  • Pfeffingen Blanc de Noir 2018
  • Hedges CMS Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Dry Creek Dry Chenin Blanc 2016
  • Vigneti Le Monde 2015 Cabernet Franc
  • TERRE ROUGE Tête-à-Tête, Rhône Blend 2012
  • Nelms Road Merlot 2014
  • Aglianico del Vulture Re Manfredi Terri degli Svevi 2012
  • Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  • Shooting Star Aligote 2014
  • Domaine Jacky Preys et Fils Touraine Cuvée de Fié Gris 2015
  • La Scolca Gavi 2015 White Label
  • Otto’s Constant Dream Sauvignon Blanc
  • Forged Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  • Figuière Côtes de Provence – Signatures Magali 2016
  • Domaine du Crampilh Madrian 2012
  • Altocedro Año Cero Tempranillo 2013
  • Slight of Hand Cellars – The Spellbinder 2013
  • Domaine Pral Bourgogne Blanc 2014
  • Klinker Brick Albarino 2015
  • Château Peybonhomme-Les-Tours Côtes de Blaye 2014
  • Cooper Mountain Pinot Noir 2013
  • Cooper Mountain Chardonnay 2015
  • Montechez Limited Cabernet Franc 2013
  • Montechez Reserve Malbec 2014
  • Montechez Reserve Chardonnay 2015
  • Paris Valley Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  • Amity Vineyards White Pinot Noir 2015
  • Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly 2012
  • Remo Farina Valpolicella Ripasso 2012
  • Secret Cellars Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2013
  • Domaine Soleyrade Côtes du Rhône 2015
  • Tyrus Evan Ciel du Cheval Claret 2012
  • El Corazon Jumilla 2013
  • Domaine De La Madrière Vieilles Vignes Fleurie 2011
  • Picpoul de Pinet “Terre des Treize Vents” 2015
  • Domaine des LaurierJaffelin Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc De Blancs Brut
  •  Enrique Mendoza La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2014
  •  Clos Du Mont-Olivet Côtes du Rhône 2013
  • Kiona Lemberger 2013
  • Slingshot Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Starborough Sauvignon Blanc
  • J Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Pinot Blanc 2014
  • Lagar de Indra Albarino 2015
  • Corvidae The Keeper Cabernet Franc 2012
  • JCB No. 21 Brut Crémant de Bourgogne
  • Gerard Bertrand Cote Des Roses 2014
  • Christian Simon Chablis 2014
  • Elqui Carménère Syrah Malbec 2013
  • Elqui Carménère 2013
  • Domaine de Chateaumar Perle de Rose 2015
  • Domaine de Couron Cuvée Marie Dubois Syrah 2012 Côtes du Rhône
  • Domaine Albert Bichot 2012 Savigny Les Beaune, Burgundy
  • Albert Bichot Viré-Clessé Burgundy 2012
  • Bergevin Lane Calico Red 2012 Red Blend
  • Chateau Fuisse “JJ Vincent” Bourgogne Blanc 2013