Each year our tasting team sifts through thousands of wines we have reviewed to select the very best for inclusion in our annual Top 100 lists. To avoid comparing $10 wines ideal for daily consumption with $400 collectibles, we separate out Best Buys from Cellar Selections, then create our own list of blue-chip prospects, The Enthusiast 100. Of course, since we also review spirits and beers, we compile lists including the best of those as well. It is a solid starting point for holiday shopping. Cheers! Our 2015 lists are:
Here is your ultimate wine list, The Enthusiast 100. This yearly roundup of the best-of-the-best showcases the incredible diversity of high-scoring wines on the market, spanning 16 countries and every wine style imaginable—from whites and reds to sparklers, rosés and sweet wines. Watch the video to see what it takes to make our anticipated list.
“Good things come to those who wait”—this sing-song phrase of childhood virtue makes most people cringe. It evokes a time when maternal intuition met the churlish frustration of stomping feet and an exasperated huff. In that moment, patience seemed impossible, yet with age comes the realization that there may be some truth to the mantra.
Most people would agree that the wine market is completely saturated. Every wine shop features a barrage of eye-catching labels that draw you in with the promise of delicious juice. While spending a bit more on a bottle might improve your chances of finding a super sipper, it’s much more exciting to throw the dice hoping to find a perfectly priced and equally delicious buy.