Monthly Archives: December 2009

The WCB’s “Top Ten” Lists for 2009

On this our 5th anniversary, we are pleased to post our top ten lists of wines each of us at the WCB–(NW), (Billy) and yours truly (PB)–have tasted this past year. You will note that most of the wines are very approachable from a cost stand point as we are actual, honest to goodness, working…

(PB’s) Top Ten Wines of 2009

At my income, I look for super value wines that give you way more than what you pay. Here’s my picks based–not on the “best” I have had to be sure, but based on great values and extraordinary drinking for the price. Because the #2 spot was a gift and the wine is unobtainable, I…

(NW’s)Top Ten Wines of 2009

(Not the best I tasted- those would mostly be older, hard-to-find wines. Rather, these are the most exciting, widely available, and in most cases good values)(1) Perrin & Fils Gigondas La Gille 2005 ($26) powerful, well made, will age gracefully(2) Truchard Carneros Roussanne 2005 ($20) the most interesting white wine I tasted all year(3) Barone…

Billy’s Top Ten Wines Tasted in 2009

While I tasted some exceptional and exceptionally expensive wines while out with business partners, I wanted to focus on excellent wines that are generally available in your local wine shops. 2009 was also a year where I tasted more sparkling and Champagne wines than in any year previous. For that reason my 2009 Top 10…