This is the time of the year that big wine mag…

This is the time of the year that big wine magazines like Wine Spectator and Decanter come up with their yearly best wines lists. I don’t put much weight on their ratings, other than the fact that each year, you’ll see at least a handful of wines under $25/bottle and a few under $15/bottle that are on the list. Again, I always advocate for following your palate above all else in buying wine, but I think it’s fun sometimes when a wine in your preferred flavor profile makes the list. It could be that you get a great find by searching for that $17 Cotes du Rhone that made the Wine Spectator Top 100 at #78. On the other hand, you could pay $125 for a Top 10 wine on the list and find that it wasn’t really your thing. Taste in wine is so personal, which is why assigning a value to wine is so hard.