In June 2015, I made a short list of red wines that, for one reason or another, I often stock at home. I refer to these as my red “house wines” because much like a restaurant, they are my go-to wines that I drink when I want something reliably good. Although everyone’s pallet is different, these are also generally the wines I recommend to friends who are looking for something tasty to bring to a party or give as a gift.
Once I had my list, I invited my friends to join me for a tasting at my home. The event was called Floor Wine! Red Wine Tasting – at the time, my apartment had little furniture due to my upcoming move to France.