Our sixth rendition of the Drinkhacker cheat sheet is now out. Just print, cut along the dotted lines, fold it up (into thirds), and stow it away in your wallet or purse. Next time a wine list stumps you, whip this discreet guide out so you don’t end up with a junky bottle from an off year.
As always, here’s how to use the cheat sheet: Only the last two digits of a year are included to save space, and the list only rarely reaches back into the pre-WWII era, so assume anything you see starting with a zero to be from this century.
All years listed here are considered good to great vintages, but those in green with underlining are the cream of the crop, “classic” years that you should consider the very best on the market. (Why green and underlined? So you can tell the difference whether you use a color or black & white printer.)
Check back next October for the next revision of the cheat sheet!
Drinkhacker.com wine cheat sheet download options:
Update: Now available in even fancier version [PDF]!
- Drinkhacker 2010 Wine Cheat Sheet / Vintage Chart
- Drinkhacker 2008 Vintage Chart / Wine Cheat Sheet
- Drinkhacker 2011 Wine Cheat Sheet / Vintage Chart
- Drinkhacker 2009 Vintage Chart / Wine Cheat Sheet