Tax Day Wine Pairings For Every Type Of Return

Money-back splurges and “you-owe” value picks

It’s said that only two things are certain in this world: death and taxes. We, at Bottlenotes, have a third certainty: good wine exists at any price.

So whether the taxman giveth or taketh away this year, we’ve got wines to pair with returns good or bad.

If you owe more than you thought, and you want to be sure your wine in the coming months represents real value, here are a couple of suggestions:

Selbach Oster Incline Riesling 2009 (Mosel, Germany) $12
Well, since you can probably only afford tacos or Thai for a little while, this floral riesling is a great pick, as it goes well with both.

Bodegas Borsao “Tres Picos” Garnacha 2009 (Campo de Borja, Spain) $11
Wash your tears away with this fragrant peppery grenache. You might feel like the government robbed you, but this wine is a major steal.


If you want to spend the money you thought you owed, but have happily learned you’re keeping, we’ve got some splurge wines for you to consider:

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Napa Valley, California) $50
This dark ruby, intense wine with a spicy finish is a much better way to spend your hard earned dollars than giving them to the taxman.

Chateau Malartic Lagraviére 2009 (Pessac-Léognan, France) $70
This cabernet-merlot blend from the Graves area of Bordeaux, with its hints of leather and dark fruit, will be all the celebration you need come tax day.


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