Category Archives: Chardonnay

Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2014 Mexican Wine

I’d never had a Mexican wine before, which is not that surprising, as I’ve never been to Mexico either.  I’ve eaten a lot of TexMex food which I’ve enjoyed a lot, but I suspect the closest I’ve ever come to eating Mexican food is in Detroit, just north of Canada!  Detroit’s West Side has a… Read More »

Kirkland Signature Signature Series Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2013

Costco is the largest wine retailer in the USA.  That’s a bit weird, but as America has such bizarre laws about shipping and selling wine, it’s perhaps not surprising.  Wine wholesale and distribution practices in the US are not a cartel or a racket, no siree bob, absolutely not, no organised activity there at all.  Just… Read More »

Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV Champagne

Everyone has heard of Moet & Chandon, it’s like the Hoover (or maybe Dyson) of Champagnes, it’s a Champagne brand that has secretly spent years working its way into your brain, firing the celebration and luxury synapses as it goes.  You’ll have seen it carefully product-placed in films, sponsoring events, and being sprayed by glamorous,… Read More »

Devevey Rully Blanc 2010

It’s warming up a bit.  It’s starting to feel decidedly spring-like.  The sun is shining in between the rain showers and there’s blossom on the trees.  It’s time to try some wines for spring evenings. This bottle of Rully from Jean-Yves Devevey came from Berry Bros & Rudd.  The wine is a bright, clear, pale… Read More »

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV

Nicolas Feuillatte is probably my favourite Champagne brand.  It’s not my favourite Champagne, and Champagne isn’t my favourite wine.  Champagne isn’t even my favourite white wine, and has to compete hard to be my favourite sparkling wine, but that said, Nicolas Feuillatte is my favourite wine brand. Why?  Why have a favourite brand if you’re not… Read More »