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Let’s Be Happy For Chardonnay and Oak Hooking Up

My new post on the Foodista blog for my expanded thoughts on Chardonnay and oak.

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Chardonnay and Oak Are Not The Devil

Pulled a well-chilled bottle of 2008 MacMurray Ranch Sonoma Coast Chardonay given to me my Gallo. I know, I should be drinking Picpoul, no? I have to say that there is nothing wrong with Chardonnay. And oak. Together. As long as the oak influence is gentle and there’s some acidity. I’ll be expanding on this [More]

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A Food and Wine Conundrum

I was sent a sample of Conundrum for my drinking pleasure; it’s probably the most iconic non-Chardonnay California white wine. It has been years since I tasted Conundrum; all I remember about it was that it was a little too sweet and heavy for me. But with an open mind and empty stomach, I went [More]

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Sinskey Rosé Was Made for the Deck

Easily the top domestic rosé, the Sinskey is 100% Pinot Noir. It is dry, elegant, and has real Pinot Noir character. If you see it, buy it.

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