Tag: Chardonnay

Dancing with the (All-) Stars Week 10, Part 2: Veuve Fourny & Fils Premier Cru Grande Reserve Champagne, France

We have watched enough of these reality shows to know that a 2-hour finale means 1 hour and 40 minutes of retrospective fluff before you get to the actual final results. The Mouse did a fine enough job of trotting many of the stars out during the show and covered some favorite moments, but we were more than ready for… Read more →

May The 4th Be With You!

So today is Star Wars Day.  Clever, huh? Now I’m as big a fan of the franchise as any other guy (or girl) who grew up with the original film trilogy.  I haven’t read (or tried to write) any fan-fic or anything, but I still like the films.  I prefer the first three episodes (IV, V, and VI) to the… Read more →

It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day… Oh, And There’s Wine!

Well, it’s another made-up “holiday,” so I set out to pair a wine with yet another childhood favorite:  the grilled cheese sandwich. There are too many variations of this classic to even mention.  A local wine bar in our area serves a “grown-up grilled cheese” with fancy shmancy cheddar on grilled sourdough (a favorite of Aphrodite and ah-mah-zing, by the… Read more →

Chardonnay the Italian Way!

2008 Tenuta Mazzolino Blanc Provincia di Pavia IGT, Lombardia, Italy Tenuta Mazzolino is located in Lombardia in the far north of Italy (the region borders Switzerland).  The Blanc is a 100% estate-grown Chardonnay (yup, they make those in Italy).  It is made with a soft press and aged in French Oak (which generally produces less “oakiness” and keeps the fruit… Read more →