Chardonnay

WOTW: Earth Day chardonnay

April 22, 2011
WOTW: Earth Day chardonnay

    Ever try to take a bottle of wine on a hike? It’s pretty tricky. The bottle’s heavy, it clinks around and there’s a good chance _ if you’re clumsy like me a great chance _ you’re going to break it and get wine all over. Of course, there are those backpack deals...
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Wine of the Week: Rodney Strong 2009 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay

April 1, 2011
Wine of the Week: Rodney Strong 2009 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay

  Chalk Hill Vineyard /www.rodneystrong.com “The wine cost $30, so it wasn’t expensive.” That was something I heard at an event the other day and my jaw dropped. I realize that not everyone is as cheap as la famille Vinecdote, but still. Thirty bucks! You’re talking one-tenth of a Coach purse right there. The...
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Wine of the Week: Kendall-Jackson Avant Chardonnay

March 26, 2011
Wine of the Week: Kendall-Jackson Avant Chardonnay

The Kendall-Jackson winery in Sonoma County has been pumping out tasty, good-value wines for so long that I think they sometimes get overlooked in the wine appreciation world. I have always liked the KJ Vintner’s Reserve chardonnay, so I was interested to see that they’ve come out with a new chardonnay, Avant. Made in...
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