Better with wine

Wine tasting for the gala
We were looking for a $12-$18 everyday white, 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 in neighborhood, but is close enough), I can show Ritchie, Brad, Sisco, Andrew or Mike 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 $12-25/bottle category, 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.

  1. Château de Ségriès Tavel 2019
  2. Terre Rouce Vin Gris D’Amador 2016
  3. Pfeffingen Blanc de Noir 2018
  4. Hedges CMS Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  5. Dry Creek Dry Chenin Blanc 2016
  6. Vigneti Le Monde 2015 Cabernet Franc
  7. 2012 TERRE ROUGE Tête-à-Tête, Rhône Blend
  8. Nelms Road Merlot 2014
  9. Aglianico del Vulture Re Manfredi Terri degli Svevi 2012
  10. Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  11. Shooting Star Aligote 2014
  12. Domaine Jacky Preys et Fils Touraine Cuvée de Fié Gris 2015
  13. La Scolca Gavi 2015 White Label
  14. Otto’s Constant Dream Sauvignon Blanc
  15. Forged Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  16. Figuière Côtes de Provence – Signatures Magali 2016
  17. Domaine du Crampilh Madrian 2012
  18. Altocedro Año Cero Tempranillo 2013
  19. Slight of Hand Cellars – The Spellbinder 2013
  20. Domaine Pral Bourgogne Blanc 2014
  21. Klinker Brick Albarino 2015
  22. Château Peybonhomme-Les-Tours Côtes de Blaye 2014
  23. Cooper Mountain Pinot Noir 2013
  24. Cooper Mountain Chardonnay 2015
  25. Montechez Limited Cabernet Franc 2013
  26. Montechez Reserve Malbec 2014
  27. Montechez Reserve Chardonnay 2015
  28. Paris Valley Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  29. Amity Vineyards White Pinot Noir 2015
  30. Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly 2012
  31. Alamos Torrontes 2013
  32. Remo Farina Valpolicella Ripasso 2012
  33. Secret Cellars Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2013
  34. Domaine Soleyrade Côtes du Rhône 2015
  35. Tyrus Evan Ciel du Cheval Claret 2012
  36. El Corazon Jumilla 2013
  37. Domaine De La Madrière Vieilles Vignes Fleurie 2011
  38. Picpoul de Pinet “Terre des Treize Vents” 2015
  39. Domaine des LaurierJaffelin Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc De Blancs Brut
  40.  Enrique Mendoza La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2014
  41.  Clos Du Mont-Olivet Côtes du Rhône 2013
  42. Kiona Lemberger 2013
  43. Slingshot Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  44. Starborough Sauvignon Blanc
  45. J Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Pinot Blanc 2014
  46. Lagar de Indra Albarino 2015
  47. Corvidae The Keeper Cabernet Franc 2012
  48. JCB No. 21 Brut Crémant de Bourgogne
  49. Gerard Bertrand Cote Des Roses 2014
  50. Christian Simon Chablis 2014
  51. Elqui Carménère Syrah Malbec 2013
  52. Elqui Carménère 2013
  53. Domaine de Chateaumar Perle de Rose 2015
  54. Domaine de Couron Cuvée Marie Dubois Syrah 2012 Côtes du Rhône
  55. Domaine Albert Bichot 2012 Savigny Les Beaune, Burgundy
  56. Albert Bichot Viré-Clessé Burgundy 2012
  57. Bergevin Lane Calico Red 2012 Red Blend
  58. Chateau Fuisse “JJ Vincent” Bourgogne Blanc 2013