Merry Christmas (or non-denominational secular equivalent) everyone!! With the big day fast approaching, I hope this finds you gearing up for some well-deserved time off with friends and family. That’s certainly the case for me: after tonight I will be taking a brief blogging break for a week or so, if only to avoid annoying people by whipping out my tasting notepad in the middle of Christmas dinner (not to say that that won’t happen anyway…). However, I thought I would leave you with December’s update to the Pop & Pour Ratings Database spreadsheet, which now includes all of the wines I’ve ever tasted and reviewed on this site up to this week. If you’re looking for a last-minute XMas gift that delivers bang for the buck, just download the Excel spreadsheet by clicking on the links below and look for a wine with a high (0.65 and above) QPR rating, which is a rough guide to sniffing out bargains: it tells you how many PnP ratings points above a baseline of 75 each wine-buying dollar gets you with respect to a particular bottle. The top 10 highest-scoring QPR wines all cost $22 or less, so find them if you can! Download the spreadsheets here (new Excel file first, then old Excel):
Have a safe a happy holiday season — may your glasses never be empty and your wine never be corked!