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