• Gary Crallé

76 bottles of wine on the wall...

Updated: Aug 9


Collage of 76 different wine bottles
collage of wine bottles

Here’s to 76 different wines that took us around the world by gracing our dinner table in 2021. In total, my wife Lis and I consumed more bottles than this due to repeats while sticking to one glass each per meal, with exceptions for special occasions, of course. Included is our 2022 New year's Day Spanish cava — organic, no less — the way forward! To make this collage I photographed each bottle the day after consuming, either on our back deck or by window light (depending on weather), then combined all into one picture using an extinct version of Picasa still on my old MacBook. Just for fun, I'm posting a complete list of our international dining companions, in chronological sequence. Cheers! 2021

Lustau Amontillado Los Arcos dry sherry, Spain McWilliams Hanwood Estate Shiraz 2013, Australia Saint Mont 2017, France Concha Y Toro, Grand Reserva, Chile Domaine Tariquet, Gascogne, France Duca Catemario Pinot Grigio, Italy I Muri Primitivo, Puglia, Italy Águia Moura Douro Reserva 2008, Portugal Alceo Tempranillo, Spain Strewn Chardonnay 2018, Canada Porcupine Ridge Sirah 2019, South Africa Lugana, Castel de Lago, Italy Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 2017, Australia Trivento Golden Reserva Malbec, Mendoza 2012, Argentina Modernist Dry Riesling, Germany Rede Reserva 2015, Douro DOC, Portugal Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Chile Secreto de Viu Manet, Malbec, Colchagua, Chile Santo,Terroir Tempranillo 2012, Castilla y Leon, Spain Beyra 2019, Portugal Falanghina, Benventano, Guerriero, Italy Chateau Pouyanne, Graves, Bordeaux, France Reserve Meritage 2010, Peninsula Ridge, Ontario, Canada Porta da Ravessa, Alentejo DOC, Portugal Thierry Delaunay Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine, France Boyar 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bulgaria Echeveria Pinot Noir 2017, Gran Reserva, Chile Côtes du Rhône Villages, Cuvée Sabrine 2015, France Castillo Bastida Rioja Reserva 2004, Spain TW 12 Aceño Twelve, Monastrell, Spain Heartland Stickleback Red, Australia Aveleda Loureiro 2019, Portugal Famille Perrin, Cötes du Rhône Reserve, France Bruce Jack, Chenin Blanc 2020, Western Cape, South Africa Gérard Bertrand, Grand Terroir 2011, Pic Saint Loup, France Domaine de la Tourmaline 2018, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, France Megaña Dignus 2012, Navarra, Spain Chateau Bellevue La Forêt 2016, Fronton, France Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir 2018, Aconcagua, Chile Boya Sauvignon Blanc 2020, certified sustainable, Chile Alamos Chardonnay, 2019, Mendoza, Argentina Dandelion Vineyards, Lioness of McLaren Vale, Shiraz 2017, Australia Dandelion Vineyards, Lioness of the Barossa, Shiraz 2018, Australia Château de la Grange, Vieilles Vignes, Muscadet, France Dandelion Vineyards, Lioness of McLaren Vale, Shiraz 2018, Australia Vetiver, Rioja 2014, Spain Altos de la Hoya 2011 Monastrell, Jumilla, Spain Chateau FRANCS MAGNUS 2016 Arnaud Roux-Oulie, Bordeaux, France EQUILIBRIO 9 Monastrell 2016, Spain Casa de Cambres, Douro DOC, Reserva 2016, Portugal HOYA Decadenas Single Estate Reserva Tempranillo 2013, Spain Rocca delle Macìe, Chianti Classico, Famiglia Zingarelli 2018, Italy Rio Madre Rioja, Graciano, 2013, Spain Königschaffhauser Steingruble Pinot Noir 2018, Baden, Germany Relax Riesling, Germany Salentein Reserva Malbec, Mendoza, 2015 Argentina Coutada Velha Signature red wine 2017, Portugal Beringer Chardonnay, Napa Valley CA, 2017 USA. Montes, Carmenère, Colchagua Valley, 2012 Chile Beronia Rosé, Rioja 2020 Spain Bila-Haut, M. Chapoutier, Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2016, France Príncipe de Viana, Reserva 2014, Navarra, Spain Bourgogne Pinot Noir, 2018, Buisssonnier, Vignerons de Buxy, France L.A. CETTO, Petite Sirah 2017, Val de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico Toi toi, Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Marlborough, New Zealand Louis Bernard, Côtes du Rhône 2020, France Rioja Crianza 2013, Burgo Viejo, Spain Tapiz, Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina Garciarévalo, Finca Fresolmos 2018, Verdejo Lías, Rueda, Spain Masso Antico, Fiano, Italy Beronia, Rosé 2020, Rioja, Spain Faustino VII, Tempranillo 2012, Rioja, Spain Doña Paula, Malbec 2014, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina Viñalba Reserva, Malbec - Touriga Nacional 2014, Mendoza, Argentina 2022 NEW YEAR'S DAY LUNA de Murviedro organic Cava, Brut, Spain


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