January began with a roar and closed with a whimper. The current health situation has put a serious dampener on everyone’s mood at the moment. If the beginning of January felt like a young man on his first date with loads of promise, the close must resemble a chap past 40 waiting for his date night, fear and trepidation of whether he could still handle the rigour of whatever might come next.
But like my teacher often says, “Good, bad, who knows?”. To my mind, if the Coronavirus means spending more time at home, it could mean more opportunity for people to develop deeper relations with family and close friends. Wine loosens the tongue, so it is Wines Online’s sacred duty now more so than ever to help facilitate conversations by putting great wine at the table.
We have compiled our Top 40 Wines of 2019, the annual list of best selling wines culled from our website and bottle shop, now into its fifth year. We hope you find inspiration from the selections here and put some of them at your table too. Let’s hope life returns to normalcy soon, but in the meantime, there’s no reason why we can’t ride out the tough times in good style and taste. Sante!
|1||Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence Rose||2018||$53.00|
|2||Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Yellow Label Champagne||NV||$79.00|
|3||La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904||2010||$140.00|
|4||Alto Moncayo Alto Moncayo Garnacha||2016||$89.00|
|5||Vie di Romans Dessimis Pinot Grigio Friuli Isonzo||2016||$86.00|
|6||Taltarni Estate Cabernet Sauvignon||2015||$55.00|
|7||Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva||2015||$66.00|
|8||Zardetto Prosecco Extra Dry||NV||$38.00|
|9||Lake Chalice Sauvignon Blanc||2018||$39.00|
|10||Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero||2009||$139.00|
|11||Pio Cesare Barolo||2014||$128.00|
|12||Dom Perignon Champagne||2009||$268.00|
|13||Pol Roger Reserve Brut Champagne||NV||$94.00|
|14||Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling||2019||$52.00|
|15||Schild Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz||2017||$52.00|
|16||Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne||NV||$79.00|
|17||Masi Costasera Amarone Classico||2015||$110.00|
|18||Rust en Vrede Estate||2015||$88.00|
|19||E Guigal Crozes Hermitage Rouge||2015||$66.00|
|20||Achaval Ferrer Mendoza Malbec||2017||$54.00|
|21||Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz||2017||$72.00|
|22||Juniper Crossing Cabernet Merlot||2016||$46.00|
|24||Chateau Corbin Montagne St Emilion||2015||$59.00|
|25||Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc||2017||$47.00|
|26||Angelo Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana IGT||2017||$79.00|
|27||Coriole Mary Kathleen Cabernet Merlot||2015||$63.00|
|29||Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc||2018||$39.00|
|30||Pazo de Senorans Albarino||2018||$58.00|
|31||Villa Sparina Gavi||2018||$52.00|
|32||Voyager Girt by Sea Chardonnay||2017||$49.00|
|33||Vina Diezmo Joven Tinto||2016||$35.00|
|34||Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon||2017||$99.00|
|35||Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel||2017||$79.00|
|36||Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir||2016||$62.00|
|37||Domaines Ott Cotes de Provence By Ott Rose||2018||$54.00|
|38||Joseph Drouhin Cote de Nuits Villages||2013||$76.00|
|39||Fernando Pighin Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave DOC||2018||$47.00|
|40||Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir||2014||$92.00|
Prices and vintages shown in this table are correct as at the date of this article and may change subsequent to this date.
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