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