Here's a list of our Real Wines, as designated by the GOW team for January and February.
Real wines are scored like any other wines at GOW, but they have something more to say to us as tasters with long memory banks. They represent a small elite group of wines that, like terroir, have no definitive definition. While it may be hard to explain, it is more about a wine finding us than us noticing it. It allows each of us to taste independently yet gives us a tool to highlight an excellent wine we want to share with you.
If you were to analyze all the Real Wines in the system, we hope the only pattern you discover are wines that stop and make you think. Wines that stand out from the norm and wines that we excitedly describe as electric. They could be farmed organically or biodynamically, sustainably or conventionally. They might see concrete or stainless or wood or amphorae, but none of that matters; they just taste real. In the end, if a wine receives a Real Wine designation at GOW, it has impressed and imprinted on us in a way very few do. If you'd like to find the real wines as they are posted, visit our Wine Search and the "Real Wines" field. Open the drop down and select "Search only Real Wines." We also feature at least one Real Wine in our free monthly newsletter.