Walking into a wine shop can feel daunting even for the most avid imbiber. It seems that the more one learns about wine, the less one knows. 10 of Chicago’s top sommeliers are here to help with their picks for their favorite budget and splurge red and whites, as well as bottle recommendations for online purchases. Their selections are below, offering a range of excellent bottles for all budgets.
Anne Pichon, Sauvage, Ventoux, 2017 ($15) “I am always a fan of Rhône blends, and especially Côtes du Rhône for their often high quality, yet budget-friendly price tag. This wine is beautifully rich and textured, with aromas if black cherry, currant, dried herbs, and integrated soft tannins.” — Rachael Lowe, Spiaggia