So, to me this was the best post of the last month in this forum, and it concerned a totally overlooked subject in these days of intellectualizing food and wine, and in a culture which searches for grails, and pays for them, while disregarding what is simple and lovable. a truly great burgundy is a grail wine. but as someone who has been drinking a lot over a long time, what i'd really like to see is more appreciation for wines that are simply delicious. i do still enjoy occasionally finding a wine that people get up and make speeches about, but there is absolutely nothing wrong -- not even "lesser" -- about wines that just make you really, really happy. I thought about it for awhile, and then I read this post which included perhaps the apotheosis of delicious wines, the Tempier Rose. It is, year in and year out, a wine that makes me smile, and one that is included in the memories of so many good times. ^ good topic. I have a case of Domaine Tempier Rose reserved; a case of Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre pending delivery; and, a new favorite already cooling in the cellar: from BC's Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley, Joie Farms Rose at only ~$20 a bottle - this is one of the few BC wines that are starting to appear on US winelists, including Chez Panisse... very refreshing and easy to drink, not high in alcohol and nicely balanced acidity make it hold up to food very well but it drinks equally well on its own too... Other simply delicious wines I can think of are some of the great Cru Beaujolais, and some of the Chinon Roses I drink each summer. So let this be the thread in which we discuss and suggest wines that are purely pleasurable. They can also be great, in their own right, as the Tempier is, but stick to those things you love to drink because they taste great and make you happy. In some ways I'd also include the Sancerre listed above, and I'd definitely suggest some of the really nice Muscadet to go with your cold seafood.