Hope this round-up by Wine Enthusiast makes your holidays a bit more festive. If you try one or more, please let me know your thoughts -- and by all means add your own favorites to the list by posting a comment below.
Wine Enthusiast’s global tasting panel reviewed more than 16,500 wines, in every style and at every price point imaginable. In their November issue, they published the Top 100 Best Buys, the year’s top wines for $15 or less. In their December issue, they published the Top 100 Cellar Selections, the year’s most age-worthy and collectible wines.
Now, the big one is here! The Enthusiast 100 is the pinnacle of their yearly roundups—wines they think are remarkable for a multitude of reasons. The wines featured here are all top-scoring wines, but beyond numerical ratings, they are wines that boast exceptional quality-to-price ratios, drinkability and availability.
They represent the incredible diversity available in the market today—the best wines in an array of styles, made from a wide range of grape varieties, and from wine regions all around the world. These are the standout wines valued for their uniqueness, their balance and individuality, their unquestionable appeal and the sheer delight in tasting them. In essence, The Enthusiast 100 is a carefully culled selection of 2013’s must-drink wines that they say they can’t wait for you to discover and enjoy.
So let's get on with it and see the list! Just here: http://buyingguide.winemag.com/toplists/2013/wines
p.s. Find a fun & festive wine & food event in your town by heading to www.LocalWineEvents.com this season!