Sparrow Top 50 wines are selected on the basis of our wine philosophy and are reviewed and updated monthly by our tasting panel. In keeping with our mission statement, price is limited to less than $50 per bottle, with most under $20.
If we were forced to carry only 50 wines, these would be them!
Wine is one of the most complex consumer products there is. An endless variety of wines are made from seemingly every corner of the world, from thousands of grape varietals grown in an equally endless combination of soil and weather, mostly by passionate people with their own idea of what wine should be. And it all changes every year. Furthermore, wine is an organic product that is constantly evolving in the bottle. Finally, your perception of any given wine is affected by serving temperature, by what you’re having it with and even your mood! So how did we pick these 50 wines? As in any other such list, these wines simply reflect our opinion. But that opinion is anchored in a 25 year history of tasting thousands of wines each year and a commitment to bring our customers the world’s best and most interesting wines, consistent with our mission statement and wine philosophy, and backed up by our guarantee of satisfaction. And unlike other such lists published by many in the wine industry, you know where to find us!
President and Wine Director