Tag Archives: Chardonnay

Exploring the Fine Wines of Chablis with Winemaker Julien Brocard

Julien Brocard, President of the Chablis Commission, is on a mission of market expansion and consumer education. With the assistance of Françoise Roure, Marketing and Communication Manager for Bourgognes, he embarked on a quick tour of the States to promote Chablis. Traveling to five cities and then on to three other countries, he and Françoise have […]

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Chardonnay Day with 2008 Domaine Ghislaine and Jean-Hugues Goisot Bourgogne Cotes d’Auxerre

This afternoon as I sat in my increasingly hot office, which lacks any and all temperature control, I pondered which Chardonnay I would enjoy when I got home.  It is after all Chardonnay Day, though I have absolutely no idea of who created this worldwide event.  I was torn between Hamilton Russell from South Africa […]

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Down the Drain – Weekend Disappointment

No – this post isn’t about a date or liaison gone wrong. Rather, it’s about two wines that nearly ruined my weekend – nearly, but not quite – I recover quickly. It’s rare for me to pour wine down the drain – my Yankee sensibilities keep me from that. I can always use a wine […]

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Worlds Apart, Similar at Heart: Chardonnay from South Africa’s Hamilton Russell and Sonoma’s MacRostie

When I picked up the 2009 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay this summer, Levi at Gordon’s Fine Wines in Waltham suggested that I also try a bottle of the 2007 MacRostie Chardonnay as a comparison.  Logically, I know that not all California Chardonnays are overblown and over-oaked, but the perception has stayed with me, and I have […]

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