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GoGi, Chardonnay, 2011
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GoGi, Chardonnay, 2011

Wine Rating: 92

Every few years it happens. Fortunately, it’s infrequent. So, is this time going to be any different or any better than the others? There’s only one way to find out and that’s to get a few bottles and give them a try. So this month, I’m plunking down some hard earned cash and taking a gamble.

Your probably wondering what I’m talking about. Well, mystery solved… I’m referring to ‘Celebrity Wines’ that have been ‘labeled’ by celebrities and musicians. People who you love or once loved or have never heard of. You know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ve seen it. The celebrities who put their name on anything and everything, from cologne to potato chips, from wallpaper to handbags. Well, whether you knew it or not, the wine industry is full of the same.

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Kosta Browne, One Sixteen, Chardonnay, 2009
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Kosta Browne, One Sixteen, Chardonnay, 2009

Wine Rating: 95

Summer is here and with that I can start enjoying the great white wines that have been storing nicely in the wine cellar. I don’t recall when I began the ritual of not drinking white after Labor Day, but I’ve stuck to it for many years now and as such, each new summer look forward to the enjoyment and stirrings of  some beautiful White Ports, Sauvignon Blancs, Rieslings and of course Chardonnays. Throughout the year and from time to time, I do make expectations, when it’s for paired meals and of course for Champagnes that are made from chardonnay grapes. But 90%, if not 95% of my wine consumption consists of reds 9 months out of the year.

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Conundrum, White Wine, 2010
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Conundrum, White Wine, 2010

Wine Rating: 90

If you know nothing about wine, do not worry as I will slowly guide you along a path of what to discover when looking, smelling and tasting. I will help you with ordering in a restaurant, what to pair with your meal and anything else that will make you enjoy and appreciate poetry in a bottle.

Here is something to try; if you only drink reds, then I suggest you drink a strong white (a French white burgundy) and let your palate grow and be educated. You can ask questions and I will do my best to answer them from my own experience. This is not brain surgery; it’s just a guy reviewing fermented grapes.

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