So I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t really use vintage charts. Now that’s not to say that I don’t pay attention to what the vineyards, wineries, and wine makers are saying about particular years, and I’ve certainly found different years of the same wine to be better or worse, but I don’t as a general rule look to a vintage chart before making a wine purchase.
Now that’s not to say that I don’t think vintage charts don’t have value, because they do, but most of us just don’t carry one around with us. However, that’s changing thanks to smartphones. Sites like Wine Spectator are now offering apps that allow you to take vintage charts with you wherever you are to reference them with just the touch of a button.
So, with that in mind, I ask you my readers – how do you use vintage charts? Do you look to see what years are good for a wine you’re looking for before buying? If so, how well is it working out for you? Leave me a comment letting me know how you use vintage charts and at the end of the month I’m going to pick a comment at random and that person will get a 1 year subscription to Wine Spectator.
I look forward to reading your comments and good to everybody.