I am a white wine drinker by choice.  I like sunshine in my glass.  I drink all wines because I am a wine lover, but if I am not drinking in my professional capacity, I prefer a nice dry to off-dry white.

This past weekend I had a beautifully steely Chablis paired with oysters.  Let me say, it was absolutely delicious. 100% Chardonnay grapes.

A classic Chablis nose of green fruit, ocean breeze and iodine a prelude for delicious flavors that have delicate minerality.  Clean and dry finish.  A very good example of the terrior - classic Chablis.  Enjoy!



Kendall-Jackson... Where the Journey Began

Okay I admit it, I have not always known about wine!

My first experience with wine was on a business trip in my twenties and my boss ordered a Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay. 

When the server asked me what I was having (not knowing anything about wine), I said “I will also have a Kendall Jackson Chardonnay". Now, mind you I had no idea what I was ordering or what would come in the glass I had just ordered.  The name Kendall-Jackson made such an impression on me that I ordered Kendall-Jackson every single time for the next 8 years. What changed after 8 years??? Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post on how I realized there were other wines in the world.

So, I guess I can thank Kendall-Jackson for starting me on my wine journey. Just so you know, I did just that... yes I tweeted Kendall-Jackson that they were my first Chardonnay, actually my first real wine.  Kendall-Jackson actually tweeted me back. Wow, the winery of the first wine I ever tasted tweeted me back J.

So today I pay homage to Kendall-Jackson for starting on my wine quest. Glasses up a toast to Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay.

A Toast to Brad and Angelina

Miraval – do you know that name?  Well, if not, it is the wine venture of actor and actresses Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie now married (YEAH)!!! This venture is joined with the famous Perrin family of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Talk about a sell-out crowd, the first 6,000-bottle run sold out within five hours.

Grapes used in production are Cinsault, Grenache, Rolle and Syrah. It is a beautiful bouquet.

I actually experienced this beautiful Rose for the first time after Angela and Brad were married. I toasted the happy couple with a glass from their very own Chateau.  Join me in a toast to the newlyweds. 


The Eyes 

First off, the bottle is so cute.  It reminds you of a mid-sized champagne bottle.
The color pink translucent - It’s Pretty in Pink :)

The Nose

It’s a red berry party on the nose

The Mouth

Fresh and fruity.  It’s a red berry salad

The foods that go along for the ride

Salmon, Roasted Chicken