It’s hard to believe that there could be snow on the ground in less than 2 months. So today when the weatherman said it was going to be windy and 90+ degrees I leaped at the chance to get my “adulting” done early and head to the patio with a new Chardonnay from Australia I was wanting to try.
The best thing about this wine: crisp, clean and refreshing
Available at: Corkscrew Wine and Cheese
By the bottle: under $25
Pairs well with: end of summer windy days, hummus plates, fish, pasta salads
Winery Website: https://www.vassefelix.com.au
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My mom and I try to get together for dinner whenever we can. We live less than a mile apart, yet it seems to have been over a month since our schedules have aligned. We happened to make it work Tuesday night, and ended up at Mark’s in Dundee for dinner. It was half price wine night, so we needed a bottle to accompany our delicious dinner! The Pouilly-Fuisse immediately caught my eye as something familiar, though I could not identify why, and we thought it would be perfect.
The best thing about this wine: easy to drink and very enjoyable
Available at: Mark’s Bistro
By the bottle: $54
Pair with: seafood, rich food, patio drinking
Winery website: http://www.louisjadot.com/en/index.php
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I find that I get older, maintaining my friendships becomes a task to which I have to devote some effort. Where our lives once revolved around happy hours and meeting at the bars, it becomes increasingly hard to make those work when my friends are wrangling kids and I am busy heading to bed at 9 pm! Last week, amidst a long week of classes, I had a friend over to cook one of those meal delivery services. It turned out to be a great way to fit in weekday get-together, as well as an opportunity to bust out a bottle I have been hanging onto for a fun occasion: Tamber Bey’s 2015 Yountville Unoaked Chardonnay.
The best thing about this wine: surprising flavors in a chardonnay
Available at: Omaha Wine Company
By the Bottle: $38
Pairs well with: a lighter meal, a group with varied tastes
Winery website: www.tamberbey.com
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[Editor’s note: We got this right the second time time around for Heather’s actual post!]
I write about a lot of wines that are more expensive than some people want to pay. I usually like wines in the $10-$20 range, but there are some people who like to stay around the $5-$6 a bottle range. I thought this week I would try a wine I have had my eye on since last November. I am always up for a bargain!
The best thing about this wine: The value!!!
Available at: exclusive to Aldi’s
By the bottle: $2.89
Pairs well with: Grilled fish and chicken
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Gold glitter hat, check. Running shoes, check. Cake and bubbly, check and check! On paper I am prepped and ready for my 30th birthday on Friday. In reality, though, that’s not the case. I sat down with a glass of wine Thursday night as I tried to make my peace with the demise of my 20s.
The best thing about this wine: Fantastic alternative to butter bomb Chardonnay
Available at: Omaha Wine Company
By the bottle: $50
Pairs well with: fish, lighter fare
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This week I had a close friend of mine pass away. What she thought was arthritis, turned out to be cancer. She found out 3 months ago it was a mass and quickly went downhill. We met in 2002 and right away we became partners in crime. She was fun, spunky and lived life to the fullest. Today I rode my bike to Old Chicago to clear my head. After my first beer in her honor, I decided to order a glass of Canyon Road Chardonnay.
The best thing about this wine: Light, clean and refreshing.
Available at: Old Chicago
By the glass: $5.29
Pairs well with: Grilled chicken, lighter pasta dishes or mild cheeses.
Winery Web Page: http://www.canyonroadwinery.com
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When I first started drinking wine I was working for a high end golf resort as the Membership Director. I frequently had to put together activities for the members, including wine events. Everyone around me drank red so that is all I knew. To this day, I rarely drink white wines. Monday night, I joined my good friend Kate for dinner at her home. She only drinks white wine, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to try something different. We sat out on her deck, overlooking a different golf course, and I tried a glass at her recommendation: Butternut Chardonnay.
The best thing about this wine: Buttery, full of flavor and great for a hot day.
Available at: HyVee
By the bottle: $18.99 *Currently on sale for $9.99
Pairs well with: Crab cakes, spinach dip or fresh vegetables
Winery Web Page: http://bnawinegroup.com/brands/butternut
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