I started taking wine more seriously (i.e. not buying it at the grocery store as often and supporting my local wine shop) in late 2016. In 2017, I started my wine blog, made friendships with my local wine shop owner and some of my favorite winemakers and importers. Needless to say, I had a lot of great wine in 2017. I tried to narrow it down to my top ten, and then top 12, but there were just too many so I ended up narrowing it to my top 17, but that makes sense because of 2017; get it?! These were procured from around the country (L.A., Dallas, Chicago, Dallas again) but mostly at Underdog Wine in Kansas City. I’m going to leave you with photos sans description because I’ve written on most of these already so if you want to learn more, check the archives. 2017 was a bit of a dumpster (or Trumpster) fire in many respects, but it was a great year for wine in my world. I hope that 2018 brings political change and more great wine. Cheers!