Last week we asked our favorite wine writers about their favorite wine writers and I thought it might be fun to compare their picks, and those from other wine professionals, with those from some of our favorite wine retailers. In theory the lists should be quite similar though there is a big difference in the wines that wine writers tend to sample, all pretty much top flight, and those that retailers get to try.
The job of the retailer is to sift through all the wines they are offered and narrow in on the real winners at each respective price point. It can be difficult to do, being as wine tend to be produced in so many styles, Syrah being particularly guilty of this. But in the end choices must be made, usually based on free shelf space. So here are the learned choices of some of our favorite wine retailers!