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by Fred McMillin
"Chardonnay is quite happy to set down roots all over the world. Viticulturists in every corner of the globe, from Australia to California, are clamouring for cuttings."
Vines, Grapes and Wines by Jancis Robinson
In our City College classes at (Fort Mason Campus), we tasted affordable Chardonnays from many areas, including:
Affordable Chardonnays||5th||Oregon, Willamette Valley, Oak Knoll Winery, 2005, $10, Phone: 800-625-5665|
|4th||Bulgaria, Targovishte Winery (Bulgarian Masters Vintners), 2007, $8, Phone: 707-930-8719|
|3rd||Argentina, Bodega Septima (W.J.Deutsch Impt.), 2006, $10, Phone: 914-273-1221|
|2nd||France, Lanquedoc/Lulu B. (Boisset), 2004, $9, Phone: 800-878-1123|
|1st||California, Monterey County, Five Rivers Winery, 2004, $10, Phone: 800-456-8946|
|3rd||Australia, Angove's Wines (Trinchero Impts.), 2005, $19, Phone: 707-963-3104|
|2nd||France, Pouilly-Fuisse, Maison Louis Jadot (Kobrand), 2004, $25, Phone: 914-253-7740|
|1st||California, Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Vineyards, 2007, $20, Phone: 800-864-9463|
If you can't find one of these that you wish to try, fax me at 415-567-4468 for a source.
Which One of These Six Facts Is False?
Answer: The first California wine was made not in San Diego, but farther north at San Juan Capistrano.
Related wines that scored well in my classes at the Fort Mason campus of S.F. City College:
I just read a good book on how to avoid procrastination. I'll tell you about it next month.
You will get a charge from this final wine smile.
Tastings: Edgar Vogt
Statistics: Ruby Dequis and Ophie Mercado
Fred McMillin, a veteran wine writer, has taught wine history for over 30 years on three continents. He was voted one of the U.S.A's 22 Best wine writers by the Academy of Wine Communications. For information about the wine courses he teaches every month at San Francisco City College (Fort Mason Division), please fax him at (415) 567-4468.
Copyright © 2010, Fred McMillin. All rights reserved.
This page created May 2010
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