Pandemic Wine Survival Guide

Anyone else's recycling bags just FULL of clinking bottles? Here's what's on rotation in our house.

Are anyone else’s recycling bags just FULL of clinking bottles? I can’t buy wine fast enough! To purchase safely, I have been buying from wine.com –(I pre-purchase shipping at a one-time fee per year, and wine delivers thereafter in a 2-day delivery timeframe.) Nice and quick. Locally, I also call ahead and do curbside pickup at a local store called winestore. I know many other cities offer local curbside options.

Now is not one of those times to try crazy new things – I’m going to tried and true classics! Here’s what’s on rotation in our house, at various and accessible price points.

The Prisoner – While I drink this all the time – this name is right now, making me laugh.


Conundrum Red Blend – I love a screw top and this is a fruity, easy, drinker!


Orin Swift Abstract – a great bottle from a classic producer.


Uncaged Red Blend – another appropriate label name, in a Cali blend.


Rodney Strong Upshot Red Blend  – another solid, accessible blend from Rodney Strong.


Crossbarn Paul Hobbs Chardonnay – one of my favorite producers and bottles. Great for a Saturday happy hour in your yard!


Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – a great example of unforgettable-tasting Marlborough Sauv Blanc.


MacRostie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – Love a perfect Sonoma Pinot on one of these beautiful spring days!


Michael David Winery Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon – If you are a fruit-bomb winelover, then this is one for you!


Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 2018 – A big, Barossa shiraz for when you want something bold to pair with dinner!


Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel  – I am always a fan of this producer’s big California Zins.


Jeff Runquist 1448 Proprietary Red Blend – Hands down my top overall rec for “everyday” drinking, in any health climate!


Cheers y’all!

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