Wine Wednesdays – 2015 Domaine de la Pinte Fonteneille Arbois Pupillin Chardonnay

I guess I’ve been on a bit of a white wine roll….even in winter when I typically tend towards warming reds and heartier meals! I guess you can’t fault me, my blog is named in honor of Chardonnay after all. This Domaine de la Pinte definitely hit the spot! As a Valentine’s tradition, my man made me a delicious lobster caccio e pepe pasta, prompting…

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Travelogue – Where to Stay and Eat in Normandy, France

Mom and I made our way to Normandy after 3 days exploring the seaside towns of Brittany. After a quick stop at Mont St. Michel, we arrived in Bayeux, hoping to hit the Wednesday market but it was raining so most vendors had packed up. We had a cozy lunch at Au Ptit Bistrot, then wandered the streets in the drizzle. We skipped the Bayeux…

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Travelogue – Adventures in Brittany, France

In my quest to cover every possible corner of France, I checked off the rugged northern coast of Brittany and Normandy in early September. Mom was my copilot in this Brittany Travelogue. We began our time in France after a weekend in Amsterdam where I revisited all of my favorites. We flew from Amsterdam to Rennes and picked up a car before heading to Dinard….

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Wine Wednesdays – 2016 Luigi Baudana “Dragon” Langhe Bianco

I enjoyed this lovely Italian white “field blend” at one of my favorite restaurants on Nantucket (where I had one of my best meals of 2018). Nautilus is a pain to get in to in the high season, with a wacky reservation systems that require waiting in line at noon when I’d really rather be at the beach, but we lucked out with seats at…

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Wine Wednesdays – 2016 Thevenet & Fils Macon Pierreclos

I’ve written about Macon wines before. They’re one of my favorite value driven wines often found on restaurant wine lists when other white Burgundies are cost prohibitive. If you know you like unoaked Chardonnay, then a Macon is typically a safe-bet and a crowd pleaser of a wine that also pairs well with a range of cuisine. I enjoyed this bottling from Thevenet & Fils…

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Wine Wednesdays – 2009 Mulderbosch Chardonnay

Happy New Year friends! I hope you all had a fun and festive holiday season, I certainly enjoyed my fair share of cheese, Christmas cookies, and damn good wine! Like many of you, I’m now on a mini cleanse to get back in line after all that celebrating! So for the first Wine Wednesday of 2019, here’s a Mulderbosch Chardonnay I enjoyed while home in…

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Wine Wednesdays – 2014 Domaine Champalou “Le Portail”

Throwing it back to the kickoff of the holiday season and what we drank for Friendsgiving last month.  We pulled out this gem from our trip to the Loire Valley last October.  The 2014 Le Portail Vouvray from Domaine Champalou was even better than I remember.  100% Chenin Blanc is grown on chalky soils and aged in 500 liter oak barrels.  The wine ages on…

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Wine Wednesdays – 2013 Edmunds St. John North Canyon Road Syrah

We had the best time at The Debruce, the food was without a doubt, truly spectacular.  A highlight was pairing the 2013 North Canyon Road Syrah from Edmunds St. John with the beef course at dinner. I have a new appreciation for Syrah after our trip to the Northern Rhone back in June.  When done right, it can be such a great food wine. I…

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Travelogue – Weekend in the Catskills at The Debruce

This post is long overdue, but back in May, my man surprised me for my birthday with an overnight stay at The Debruce. We’re big fans of Foster Supply Co., we spent New Year’s Eve at The North Branch Inn, another one of their charming properties.  A visit to The Debruce had been on our list for quite some time as it’s the perfect foodie…

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Travelogue – A Night in Gevrey-Chambertain

We ended our Burgundy adventure with a night in Gevrey-Chambertain.  While I had gone as far north as Nuits-Saint-Georges when I visited Domaine Faiveley on my first trip to Burgundy, I had never been to the capital of Pinot Noir-dom:  Gevrey-Chambertain. We left Beaune and headed straight to Domaine Bertagna in nearby Vougeot for a tasting. Followed by perhaps the best lunch of our trip…

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