Tag Archive 'Chardonnay'

Nov 03 2009

Demystifying the Burgundy Label

By Maggie Smith Are you one of those people that love to drink wine but steer clear from French wine because you just don’t know what type of wine is in that bottle? There’s usually indecipherable French writing, probably a picture of a chateau-looking house, and what seems to be a name of a place […]

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Oct 08 2009

“Fall” in Love with Chardonnay

It isn’t love for warmer weather that keeps me firmly rooted in my craving for all things Chardonnay. And Chardonnay isn’t strictly a warm-weather white. Bigger-bodied, creamier-textured Chardonnay can be (and, in wine-savvy establishments, often are) served slightly warmer than your Pinot Grigios and Sauvignon Blancs.

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Jan 30 2009

Three Cheers to BYOBs – and Affordable Wines to Boot!

As a recent Chicago transplant and non-stop lover of wine and food, I was ecstatic to discover the large number of great BYOB restaurants scattered around this city. I lived in New York City for several years before relocating to the Midwest and, while the restaurant scene in Manhattan is undeniably a food lover’s dream, […]

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Nov 07 2008

Toast hope during Obama’s conference with recession wine

After meeting with his top economic advisers today, Barack Obama will hold his first press conference as president-elect right here in Chicago. He faces global stock markets more shaky than Jell-O. Domestically, worry over the economy was widely reported as voters’ top concern. The world in general will be watching intensely to see what kind of relief our soon-to-be president […]

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Sep 26 2008

Something old, something new

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How much juice do you have? Are you the first to try something new? The one to introduce it to your friends? Willing to expand your palate? Or do you go to the same restaurant each time so that you can order your favorite wine each time, the same wine that you buy off the […]

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Aug 26 2008

You won’t know until you try it

You’ve heard it before, probably from your mother: You won’t know whether you like something until you try it. It’s the same for Brussels sprouts and wine, though I much prefer wine. Free wine tastings are an excellent opportunity to try something new. You can sample something totally different without pouring money down the drain–literally–if […]

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Aug 21 2008

2006 Rex Hill Chardonnay, Oregon

A review on the 2006 Rex Hill Chardonnay, Oregon by Corporate Sommelier of Just Grapes, Don Sritong during their Global Grape Series Series, Session #6, Chardonnay.

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Aug 19 2008

All About Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most widely consumed white wine in the world today. Every country that produces wine for export has produced a Chardonnay to segue into the international market. It is one of the most malleable varietals, easily taking on various characteristics from the soil, the climate, and the manipulations of the winemaker. Steely and […]

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Aug 19 2008

2005 Bennett Family Reserve Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA

A review on the 2005 Bennett Family Reserve Chardonnay from Russian River Valley, CA by Corporate Sommelier of Just Grapes, Don Sritong during their Global Grape Series Series, Session #6, Chardonnay.

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Aug 19 2008

2003 David Bruce Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA Review

A review on the 2003 David Bruce Chardonnay from Santa Cruz Mountains, CA by Corporate Sommelier of Just Grapes, Don Sritong during their Global Grape Series Series, Session #6, Chardonnay. This is a Just Grapes exclusive!

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