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by Fred McMillin
Are Best-Buy Whites Changing?
"I don't want to pay over $10 for my white wines. What should I buy?"
THE ANSWER...FROM A BLIND TASTING
A few years ago I would have named half a dozen Chardonnays. BUT, their prices have been drifting upward, exceeding $10. Meanwhile, a number of inexpensive Sauvignon Blancs have been scoring well in my classes. Hence, I decided to pair a number of Blancs with Chardonnays of the same vintage and price, none over $10. Here is the winner of each match. The highest rated winner is listed last. That is, the further you read, the better the wine.
THE BEST AFFORDABLE WHITES,
About the Writer
Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for 30 years on three continents. For information about the wine courses he teaches every month at either San Francisco State University or San Francisco City College (Fort Mason Division), please fax him at (415) 567-4468.
This page created September 2002