Seven Wines to Help You Say “I’m Sorry”

Posted October 24, 2014

WineLibrary Staff


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So you messed up. So what? Guess what can cure everything? That’s right: wine. From the biggest mistake to the smallest slip-up, here are a few ways you can say “my bad” in the universal language of wine.

Sorry I lost the account


Tricky one here. You want to retain your professionalism while also letting them know that you are so so incredibly sorry wow hope that retainer wasn’t too big. Give them the 2010 San Roman Toro. This wine oozes sophistication, so while it might not help you keep your job, it might help lengthen your severance by a couple weeks.

Sorry I totaled the car


You posted that desperate Facebook status asking to borrow a car to move some stuff, when in reality you knew very well that only one of your friends was even an option. Still, they were nice about it. Then you messed it up. Give them the 2009 Guido Porro Barolo Lazzairasco. The huge leather notes will pair nicely with that “new rental-car” smell. Also worth noting, this wine has free shipping… since transportation is now a bit of an issue.

Sorry for being passive aggressive about you not doing the dishes for two weeks


We’ve all been there. The roomie who says they are “letting it soak” before they wash it. Lies. Still, you didn’t have to go and put all the dirty dishes in their bed. Say you’re sorry with the 2009 Pujanza Hado Rioja. It’s not pricy, so you can grab a couple of bottles to enjoy all the takeout you’ll inevitably be ordering.

Sorry I missed your experimental one man play


Too bad you can’t use “it sold out” as an excuse, right? Instead, give them the 2011 Accordini Valpolicella Classico Acinatico Ripasso. It’s sweet, juicy, and perfect for sloppy cast parties. Plus it’s made near Verona, so you can make up something about it being a Romeo and Juliet reference.

Sorry I watched the next episode on Netflix without you


It just started playing! There was nothing I could do! You could say those things. Or… you could just pony up for a bottle of the 2009 Sordo Barolo Rocche Di Castiglione. To be fair, it’s just as much for you as it is for her, since you can pop it for the next Firefly binge. More importantly, it gives you the ability to say that you’re “Only Sordo sorry…”

Sorry I sacrificed your sister to bring about the end-times


“Look, to be fair, I was almost CERTAIN it would work and we wouldn’t have to be having this conversation. I know. Lack of foresight on my part. But this Champagne is out. of. this. world. A lot like your sister…” There is only one way to celebrate the end of the world: Vintage Grower Champagne. Pop a bottle of the 2002 Philipponnat Brut Clos Des Goisses, and reflect on how there won’t be any more vintages… ever.

Sorry I'm still nagging you about those dishes but seriously please do them for the love of god


Give him a bottle of the 2012 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf Du Pape Rouge. This stuff is too classy to be drank out of a paper cup anyway, so he’ll have to wash a glass or two or he’ll feel cheap. And unlike a lot of CdP’s this is ready to drink right now, so he can’t be all “ugh, this hasn’t hit its drinking window” and put off the dishes for another 10 years.

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Philipponnat Brut Clos Des Goisses

96 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Item: 64488

750 mL

Retail: $299.99

$189.00 per btl

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Pujanza Hado Rioja

90 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Item: 70726

750 mL

Retail: $21.00

$14.99 per btl

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San Roman Toro

94 Wine Enthusiast

Item: 78399

750 mL

Retail: $70.00

$34.99 per btl

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Accordini Valpolicella Classico Acinatico Ripasso

88 Monica Larner - Robert Par...

Item: 78550

750 mL

Retail: $24.99

$18.98 per btl

Item: 82307

750 mL

Retail: $49.99

$38.97 per btl

Item: 82692

750 mL

Retail: $65.00

$29.98 per btl

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Guido Porro Barolo Lazzairasco

92 Wine Enthusiast

Item: 83008

750 mL

Retail: $44.00

$39.99 per btl