Either date of vintage (the year the grapes for the wine were picked) OR by desired date of drinking (excellent for longer term cellaring of reds or aged whites)
It makes sense to group all your reislings, your chardonnays, your grenaches, your shirazes and other varietals with each other. Then, depending on the characteristics you seek, the choice is refined to a certain area. Looking for a rich, textured, oak-driven white to go with your pumpkin ravioli? Here are your chardonnays and textural pinot gris. A floral, perfumed, medium weight red for your crispy duck pancakes? Voila your pinot noirs and grenaches.
Different wine regions imbue wine with distinctive characteristics. It’s known as terroir…and it’s why we love pinot noir from Tasmania, a Barossa shiraz or reisling from the Clare Valley. Group your wines this way and search by glorious regional characters.