Category Archives: Chenin Blanc

Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 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 »

Bales’ Choice – The White Stuff

We had a bottle of Bales’ Choice ‘The White Stuff’ 2006 from Laithwaites with a game of Twilight Struggle. It was OK. It tasted like a blended white wine, nothing exciting, nothing unpleasant, nothing memorable. It was 50% Chenin Blanc with 35% Chardonnay and 15% Sauvignon Blanc. It came from South Africa. In South Africa… Read More »

Barton & Guestier Vouvray

I cycled through Vouvray last summer on my way along the Loire, so I developed an affection for it. I was surprised to find a bottle in an American supermarket for under $10. That’s a fiver, and it’s travelled thousands of miles. For the money, I didn’t expect much, but picked up a bottle of… Read More »