Following up on last month’s article, I’ll share with you my favorite red wines. I wouldn’t classify myself as either a "red wine guy" or a "white wine guy," but I definitely find myself getting more excited by a fantastic red. Over the years, I’ve experienced red wines from around the world. Growing up, I learned the French and the Italians were the best producers of the world’s red wines. However, in the last 30 years, I’ve seen California, Australia, South America, Oregon, Washington, and South Africa emerge as world-class producers as well.

Before we get started, let me reiterate that one will often tire of a "favorite wine" but then begin a search until they find a new favorite. A favorite wine can last a week, a month, a year, and in some categories, even a lifetime. As I thought long and hard, there were many wines that were favorites, but today’s picks are just that-today’s favorites.

I guess I could go on and on with favorite reds. I’m sure we’ll revisit this list again soon, as I’m continually discovering new wineries and new styles of winemaking. Please don’t hesitate to stop by and ask, "Leo, what’s your favorite red…?" AA!