Tag: #Chardonnay


A Tasting for the ABC Crowd: Make-up on Your Chardonnay?

Last Friday I went to a Chablis tasting at Bay Grape featuring the wines of superstar producer Patrick Piuze. When I began to taste the first pour of the flight, I noticed a woman looking at me. So I smiled. She mentioned that she does not like Chardonnay because of all the oak and butter.

A teachable moment.

I empathized, sharing how I know there are a lot of ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) wine drinkers out there. I also shared with her how the Chardonnay she described is just one  style and so she should not give up on it ...

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Week 9 of 52. Holiday Rituals & “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!”

My husband and I have come to realize that we need rituals in our lives. We don’t do the normal holiday thing and so it used to be lunch at Chez Panisse. Then we moved to dinner at Chapeau and so for the last 4 years we have dined at this well-known and delightful eating establishment in San Francisco. On this recent occasion my husband started with the salmon “three ways.” I suggested that he pair the dish with Chardonnay. They had by the glass a wine from Macon, that part of Burgundy known for its good value white wines ...

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