When I started writing this column, my objective was to be consumer friendly. In fact, on my business card I have written in small cursive font, “a consumer friendly approach to wine.”
As a wine writer, I’m always on the lookout for good wine deals (see below) and interesting wine experiences. When I find them, I pass them on to you and that’s what makes writing this column so enjoyable. This year, I decided not to make any major changes to any of my five mission statements that help keep this column consumer friendly. They are:
All of the above wouldn’t fit on my business card so I thought “a consumer friendly approach to wine” would best describe my column. However, I am going to make one small change in 2014. When I re-print my business card, I’m getting rid of that tiny cursive font and printing the description in a huge bold letters. My eyesight was much better six years ago.
The results of the 2014 S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition have been released. The competition places wines by price levels, which is great for consumers. The wines mentioned here are best of class winners. If you like sauvignon blanc, try the Black Box 2013 (up to $13.99) or the 2012 Franciscan Napa Valley ($14-$19.99). If you’re looking for a house chardonnay, try the NV Liberty Creek (up to $9.99) or the 2012 Cupcake ($10-$14.99). If you’re a fan of viognier try the 2012 McManis (up to $19.99). I’ll save the red wine winners for next time. Happy wine hunting and cheers to 2014!