Better with wine

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 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. La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova 2019
  1. Azul Y Garanza Viura 2019
  1. Alain Jaume Le Crétacé 2019 Tavel
  1. Patricia Green Cellars 2019 Early Muscat
  1. Domaine de la Terre Rouge 2010 Enigma
  1. Renegade Wine Co. 2018 Rosé
  2. Domaine Faillenc Sainte-Marie Corbière 2017
  3. Château de Ségriès Tavel 2019
  4. Terre Rouce Vin Gris D’Amador 2016
  5. Pfeffingen Blanc de Noir 2018
  6. Hedges CMS Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  7. Dry Creek Dry Chenin Blanc 2016
  8. Vigneti Le Monde 2015 Cabernet Franc
  9. 2012 TERRE ROUGE Tête-à-Tête, Rhône Blend
  10. Nelms Road Merlot 2014
  11. Aglianico del Vulture Re Manfredi Terri degli Svevi 2012
  12. Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  13. Shooting Star Aligote 2014
  14. Domaine Jacky Preys et Fils Touraine Cuvée de Fié Gris 2015
  15. La Scolca Gavi 2015 White Label
  16. Otto’s Constant Dream Sauvignon Blanc
  17. Forged Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  18. Figuière Côtes de Provence – Signatures Magali 2016
  19. Domaine du Crampilh Madrian 2012
  20. Altocedro Año Cero Tempranillo 2013
  21. Slight of Hand Cellars – The Spellbinder 2013
  22. Domaine Pral Bourgogne Blanc 2014
  23. Klinker Brick Albarino 2015
  24. Château Peybonhomme-Les-Tours Côtes de Blaye 2014
  25. Cooper Mountain Pinot Noir 2013
  26. Cooper Mountain Chardonnay 2015
  27. Montechez Limited Cabernet Franc 2013
  28. Montechez Reserve Malbec 2014
  29. Montechez Reserve Chardonnay 2015
  30. Paris Valley Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  31. Amity Vineyards White Pinot Noir 2015
  32. Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly 2012
  33. Alamos Torrontes 2013
  34. Remo Farina Valpolicella Ripasso 2012
  35. Secret Cellars Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2013
  36. Domaine Soleyrade Côtes du Rhône 2015
  37. Tyrus Evan Ciel du Cheval Claret 2012
  38. El Corazon Jumilla 2013
  39. Domaine De La Madrière Vieilles Vignes Fleurie 2011
  40. Picpoul de Pinet “Terre des Treize Vents” 2015
  41. Domaine des LaurierJaffelin Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc De Blancs Brut
  42.  Enrique Mendoza La Tremenda Monastrell Alicante 2014
  43.  Clos Du Mont-Olivet Côtes du Rhône 2013
  44. Kiona Lemberger 2013
  45. Slingshot Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  46. Starborough Sauvignon Blanc
  47. J Wilkes Santa Maria Valley Pinot Blanc 2014
  48. Lagar de Indra Albarino 2015
  49. Corvidae The Keeper Cabernet Franc 2012
  50. JCB No. 21 Brut Crémant de Bourgogne
  51. Gerard Bertrand Cote Des Roses 2014
  52. Christian Simon Chablis 2014
  53. Elqui Carménère Syrah Malbec 2013
  54. Elqui Carménère 2013
  55. Domaine de Chateaumar Perle de Rose 2015
  56. Domaine de Couron Cuvée Marie Dubois Syrah 2012 Côtes du Rhône
  57. Domaine Albert Bichot 2012 Savigny Les Beaune, Burgundy
  58. Albert Bichot Viré-Clessé Burgundy 2012
  59. Bergevin Lane Calico Red 2012 Red Blend
  60. Chateau Fuisse “JJ Vincent” Bourgogne Blanc 2013