Hi, readers, it’s that time of year, or at the cusp of years, and I just posted these two lists, one of best wines, one of bargains, at KoeppelOnWine. Take a look. Agreements or disagreements, approbation or praise, shouts or murmurs, let me know. It was fun tasting, trying, drinking (whatever) and writing about all the wines last year, and especially, of course, the ones on these lists. Now, on to the wines of 2008.

Swirl, sniff, sip. And again.