2018 Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

18 points for a Beaujolais Nouveau? Yes! The 2018 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau with 13% alcohol, costing about $12 to $13, is the best Nouveau I’ve had in…


2015 Kay Brothers Grenache

Well worth its $35, with  14.5% alcohol and scoring 18 gold medal points on the Dionysian 20-point scale, the 2015 Kay Brothers Basket Pressed Grenache showed beautifully. It…


Serveaux Fils Champagne

With 12.5% alcohol, costing under $45, and scoring 18 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the multi-vintage Champagne Serveaux Fils Cuvee Pinot Meunier is excellent….


2016 Beaujolais-Villages

Costing under $15, scoring a fine 15+ Dionysian points, with 12,5% alcohol, the 2016 Chateau de Lacarelle Beaujolais-Villages turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Made with the…


1966 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

Scoring 19 Dionysian points, the great vintage of 1966 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou listed its alcohol at 11% to 14%,  and now cost hundrends of dollars a bottle, but…


2011 Selbach-Oster Riesling

A delightful 7.5% alcohol, the 2011 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Auslese cost about $25 for the 375ml, and scored 18 points on the Dionysian quality scale with a…


Domaine Bruno Gobillard Champagne

The multi-vintage Domaine Bruno Gobillard Vielles Vignes Brut scored 18 Dionysian points, cost under $45, has 12% alcohol,  and is an age-worthy Champagne made from “old vines” of…


1973 Chateau Montrose

At 45 years old, the 1973 Chateau Montrose  La Charmolue from Saint-Estephe cost under $14 back then, had 13% alcohol, and scored a delightful 17 points on the…


2015 Chapel Down Bacchus

A wine from England? Yes, I’ve had a few Sparkling wines form Great Britain, but this 2015 Chapel Down Bacchus  Tenterden, England with 12% alcohol, costing under 12…


2015 EQ Sauvignon Blanc

With 13.5% alcohol, costing under $20, it scored a fine 16 points on the Dionysian scale, the 2015 Matetic Vineyards ED Coastal Sauvignon Blanc from the Casablanca Valley…