Where to begin!!!
Lassaigne, Agraparte(as much as I love Lassaigne, if there could be only one, it would be Agraparte), Larmandier-Bernier, Lallement, Diebolt-Vallois BdB(and a bit of 2010), Doyard BdB, Bereche, Jacquesson, and Marc Hebrart. Plus some dabbling.
Chenin-Chat. Belliviere, Thibaud Bourdignon(Savennieres and Anjou Blanc), Clos Naudin, Dom. Du Closel, and Francois Chidaine(beginning with the 98 vintage).
Sauvignon-Cotat, Vatan, Dagueneau, Crochet.
Cab Franc-Baudry, Raffault, Germain, Breton, and back in the day Rougeard. I generally love Saumur though and will try and enjoy many wines from there whose producer I will never remember. I’ll also try anything Scott Tallman brings down from Seattle with him.
Germany: what’s not to love? My faves though are Hexamer, Donnhoff, Merkelbach, Prum, Willi Shaefer, Karl Loewen, Markus Molitor, and Karthauserhoff.
Austria: Alzinger and Schloss Gobelsberg
Beaujolais: Cote de Brouilly(especially Thivin), Foillard, Dominique Piron(especially his Chenas bottling), Clos de la Roilette(regular and tardive). I like and have enjoyed many less well known Bojo producers, it’s one of the great charms of the region. I avoid Lapierre and Metras.
Burgundy: this lifetime or the one where I could afford Rousseau?
White: Carillon, Dauvisaat, Raveneau(last lifetime), Picq(this lifetime), Mikulski, Roulot, Jobard(not lately), Louis Michel MdT.
Rouge: Rousseau, Barthod, Chandon de Briailles, Gouge, Dujac, Arnoux, Dom. de l’Arlot,…many more.
Northern-you bring it and I’ll try it. I buy/used to buy Graillot, Clape, Verset, Robert Michel, Juge, Jasmin.
Southern-I used to. I got off the bus after 2007 and have not gotten back on.
Rioja-Lopez de Heredia, Muga. I’m out of date here, but love the old school wines. When I started the winery, my disposable income became indisposed…as I have slowed the sucking chest wound of cash flow some areas have recovered but Spain hasn’t yet.
Piemonte-I love these wines, and my own wines, because of the high percentage of stem use, have a leaning to the style of Piemonte. But this is the region I am most focused on regaining my understanding of. I’m drinking as wide a range of Piemontese wines as I can, but staying away from the star power.
Bordeaux-Leoville Barton, Pichon Lalande, and most of the commune of Margaux that is less than $150.
Japan: my favorite sake breweries are Shichida and Shichi Hon Yari (overseas, if not grapes…)