How do I Know if They Made Good Wine the Year I was Born?

It’s really fun to find a wine made the year of your birth. Consider all the events that happened that year and do some research about harvest conditions in various parts of the world and you may be surprised to find your birth year may have been a “stellar vintage”…or not.

Some of us were fortunate enough to have parents that were wine conscious and actually purchased a bottle or two of wine made the year we were born and then held on to them until an appropriate birthday, either theirs or ours, when we got a chance to taste the stuff. Maybe it was a great year and we had a fantastic experience. But all too often the opposite is true. There are several reasons why it is difficult to have this somewhat unique experience. Let me illustrate.