On January 1, most people like to look back at all of the great things they've accomplished, or think about the things still to get to in the next year. I prefer to just think about wine! Here are the wine highlights of the last year.

The Old Wines (over 20 years)
1958 Badia a Colitbuono Chianti Classico
1970 Oddero Barolo
1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 Il Colle Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
1980 Case Basse di Soldera Rosso di Montalcino
1982 Veuve Cliquot
1993 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
1996 Michel Colin-Del├ęger Chassagne Montrachet 'Les Vergers'

The Best of the Best
1958 Badia a Colitbuono Chianti Classico (at home)
1970 Oddero Barolo (at Pane e Vino, Cortona)
1981 Il Colle Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (at home & at Osteria del Teatro, Cortona)
1997 Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino (at home)
1999 Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina (my bottle, at Lidia's KC)
2012 Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino (at Costanti)
2016 Stella di Campalto Brunello di Montalcino (from barrel) (at Podere Giuseppe)
2016 Fonterenza Bianco Spino (at Fonterenza)

The Most Interesting/Exciting Wines of the Year
2007 Dodo (100% Sangiovese from Cortona)
All of the wines at Fonterenza
1993 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
1958 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico

Best Meals
My birthday! (10 courses - cooked by me)
Schwa (Chicago) - incredible
Trattoria Mario (Florence)