The first time I met Jancis Robinson, years ago I was so star-struck she must have thought a cat had ripped out my tongue. This time, a few weeks back, I had a serious heart-to heart-with self and thus overcame the shyness, had a terrific time. What a great woman and talent, but you knew that. Really. We met at The Modern. My Lustau oloroso secco (was drecco, pretty lousy sherry selections) $12, or was it $11? Jancis' Vilmart coup was $28,delicious but too high for me. I was pretty discouraged by the wines by the glass choices. In fact stumped. I mean, there's always something good to drink @ Danny's restaurants, right?
In this case we're talking mostly a 3-4+ times retail markup, I usually walk out of a resto at 3.
Hearing I wanted to stay low he said, "Oh, you want a value wine," in other words, you are cheap.
I was deeply confused here. But if I were going to go back and if you were and want to take the shorthand approach, here are my suggestions. After all, the list is 49 pages long, there had to be some things to drink.