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2019 Lavendette Rose

The 2019 Lavendette Rose from Alpes de Haute Provence scored 17 Dionysian points. It has 13% alcohol and cost under $14. The wild strawberry and herbs on the…

2013 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc

Costing under $15, with 13% alcohol, and scoring 16 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale for wines, the 2013 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc of Marlborough, New Zealand wasn’t a…

1993 J. LOHR Chardonnay

At 27 year old, the 1993 J. LOHR Estates Riverside Monterey Chardonnay was well over peak, but scored 14+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20 Amber brown,…

2019 Vietti Arneis

About $18, with 13.5% alcohol, the 2019 Vietti Roero Arneis scored 18 Gold Medal points on the dionysian scale of a possible 20. All Arneis is good. It’s…

2019 Damilano Arneis

Costing about $20 and at 13.5% alcohol, the 2019 Damilano Langhe Arneis scored 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It’s floral. It is balanced with acids. It…

2019 La Doria Gavi

Costing under $18, with 13% alcohol, the 2019 La Doria San Cristoforo Gavi scored 16+ points on the Dionysian scale. It’s a great food Gavi. Made with the…

2016 Avancia Godello

A good Martin Scott Selection with 13.5% alcohol, the 2016 Avancia Cuvee’ de O Godello from Galicia, Spain cost under $18, and scored 16+ points on the Dionysian…

2019 Vietti Moscato d’Asti

For about $15, with 5% alcohol, ideal for after dinner or mid-day sipping, the 2019 Vietti Moscato d’Asti scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible…

3 Irish Sipping Whiskies

Waterford makes single malt whisky showing the terrior in the same way quality wines do. All three samples cost about $85, have 50% alcohol, (so you can make…

2018 Giuseppe Cortese Dolcetto

Dolcetto’s name may sound sweet, but it’s a dry food wine. Cortese here is not a grape, but a name. The 2018 Giuseppe Cortese Langhe Dolcettto had a…