Has it been a year already? We’re back with our annually updated “Vintage Chart Cheat Sheet” for the wine lovers out there.
In case you’ve missed the last dozen or so renditions of this, the concept is simple: Refer to this handy document to discover, painted in the absolute most general of generalities, whether a vintage of wine from a given region is worth a gamble on. The sheet is designed to be printed out and kept in your wallet, or you can save the PDF for offline use or simply bookmark this page (for the next 12 months). Not a huge number of changes from last year, though a few vintages from 2020 and 2021 have been added to the list for certain regions.
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 anything you see starting with a zero or one is from the 2000s.
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!
Download the Drinkhacker wine cheat sheet here: