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