What To Drink Now: Refreshing Chardonnay


Chardonnay is America’s favorite white wine and one that Gary and I find ourselves sipping often. There are many faces of Chardonnay though, from steely, fresh, and mineral-driven, to rich, round, and luscious. As warm summer days continue, the former fresh, racy style continues to top our list, like some of the tasty options noted below. #Cheers!

The most classic steely Chardonnay is Chablis, with the finest being Chablis Grand Cru showcasing fossil-filled limestone and marl vineyards of the French, northern Bourgogne region, creating wines with grace, character, and balance. Mineral-driven, while also delivering notes of blanched almond, wild mushroom, white flowers, and lemon & lime leaf, full-bodied Chablis Grand Cru selections are the premier wines of the region. The wines have richness without having weight, the wines have complexity while maintaining vibrancy and lightness, the wines have structure while maintaining an almost ethereal whimsy. I am a huge fan. Look for selections like William Fevre Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru, Patrick Piuze Chablis Valmur Grand Cru, and Billaud-Simon Chablis Vaudesir Grand Cru.

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We’re Cooking: Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Nothing says summer like the ability to dine on delectable flowers from the garden, yes, flowers from the garden. If you haven’t opted for flower dining before, now is the time as edible flowers, like the delicate blossoms that grow on the end of developing yellow squash and zucchini, are delicious, especially when stuffed with herbed goat cheese and flash-fried to a golden brown. Dive in and indulge. #Cheers Read More

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