For a not too distant festivity we needed some selected wines, and I asked others about their favorites. I got a nice precise list from my brother - I thought its worth sharing here:
+ France (except Bordeaux, especially: Burgund, Rhonetal, Elsass, Provence, Sud-Ouest), Spain (especialyl Rioja, La Mancha…), Chile
- Italy, Bordeaux, Germany
+Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir!, Tempranillo, Syrah (Shiraz)
- Merlot, Dornfelder (Amselfelder)
(+ recommended, - not so recommended)
While I personally found a Zinfandel (Primitivo) out of California quite recommendable.
I heard Jacques’ Wein-Depot is supposedly a nice place to taste and purchase decently priced wine in many cities in Germany.