Tom Wills

First true exposure to good wine
On a trip to Napa, tasting a winery’s reserve cabernet side by side with the regular cabernet of the same year

Year I started collecting

First bottle in my collection
Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour 1983

Favorite region in the world for wine
France, including Bordeaux and Burgundy

Favorite inexpensive table wine to serve
French Côtes du Rhône ($10-$12), Italian dolcetto ($10-15)

Favorite local wine resource
Wine tastings with my friends who also collect wine

Bottle I’d bring to a friend’s home for dinner
Depends on the menu

Bottle I’d open for a great celebration
Château Montrose 1990 (Bordeaux), Dujac Clos de la Roche 2000 (Burgundy), Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 (Napa)

Bottle I’d grab if my house were on fire
Screaming Eagle