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Chip and Lainie drink some delicious Pinot Gris from Alsace, France, and Willamette Valley, Oregon. Both prove to be unexpected expressions of the grape: Kudos to Goodfellow Family Cellars and Domaine Kientzler!

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Chip and Lainie check out two stellar examples of Chardonnay: One from Burgundy, the other from Napa Valley. Joseph Drouhin Meursault 2018 and Grgich Hills Estate 2018.

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It's the season for visiting friends and family as well as getting together with friends for meals at BYOB places. Chip and Lainie suggest affordable wines that can be found at drugstores, supermarkets, and big-box stores...so you don't have to make a special trip

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Chip and Lainie try out some fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon wines: Daou 2019 from Paso Robles and "Sister's Run" 2019 from Australia.

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Oct. 5, 2021

Two Chablis for Two

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Chablis is both misunderstood and misappropriated: Fortunately, the real stuff is absolutely delicious. Chip and Lainie enjoy two Chablis wines: One very classic, one a bit more edgy and find them simply irresistible.

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Lainie and Chip take a deep dive into one of Lainie's favorite grapes: Pigato. They sample three wines, all Pigatos, from Azienda Agricola Bruna. Same varietal, same producer, three different expressions at three different pr…

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Chip and Lainie rejoice in a trifecta of Rieslings, domestic and international. Weingut Beurer - Riesling Trocken 2020, Ovum "Off the Grid" Riesling 2019, Joseph Cattin Riesling Alsace 2019.

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Hot, sticky weather can be a dilemma for wine lovers, but Chip and Lainie have some ideas up their sleeves. They try an old standby, Vinho Verde by Broadbent, and Brand Red 2020, a funky glou-glou from Germany. Both are crisp…

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Chip and Lainie check out something new: Not exactly a wine, this Skin Contact Piquette from Old Westminster in Maryland is a fun, fizzy delight and perfect for hot days. They really dig the can, too!

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Chip and Lainie love Field Recordings wines and were thrilled to be able to review Domo Arigato, a skin contact wine made from Pinot Gris. Not only was the wine delicious, it managed to give them both an earworm.

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Chip and Lainie take a deep dive into Syrah, sampling Hand of God from Argentina and Mollydooker's "The Boxer" from Australia. As is often the case, both marvel at how the same grape can express itself so differently.

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Chip and Lainie discuss Chenin Blanc with Chip sharing two of his favorite wines made from this grape: Domaine Le Peu de La Moriette Vouvray 2019 and Badenhorst Family Wines Chenin Blanc Secateurs 2019. They also discuss…

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It's getting hot out there and we are all about light, refreshing wines from Italy. Sadly, this week's wines from Cascina Feipu Dei Massaretti in are in short supply here in the United States, but we really do love Pigato and Ross…

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Poor Kerner. It's a fantastic grape that doesn't get much attention. On one hand, this is sad, as it deserves more respect. On the other hand, wines made from Kerner grapes can be great values. We loved this organic, biodynamic wine …

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The Russian Revolution was all about Red Vs. White (armies), which is analogous to how Zinfandel is understood and consumed here in the United States.

Make no mistake: Neither Lainie nor Chip is a communist, they are none…

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Chip and Lainie are once again joined by their friend Tom for a lively wine discussion. The topic this week is one near and dear to our hearts: rosé! We discuss the history of this style of wine, how it got its bad reputation, …

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Pinot Noir is a tricky grape and wines made from it can easily go wrong. Yet, they can also be incredibly delicious when done well. This week, Chip and Lainie are joined by their friend Tom Hall for two bottles of Pinot Noir, one from…

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Chip and Lainie discuss the perils, pitfalls, and pleasures of purchasing wine online.

Photograph credit: Bannon Morrissy on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/photos/BfP3E4rpxl8

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Here is a brief review of a delightful wine we sampled before podcast recording last night. California Chardonnay from a small producer in the Redwood Valley. Marvelous stuff!

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Terroir is a French word that means the natural environment in which grapes are grown. Some people believe terroir can make or break a wine, while others are more credulous. Chip and Lainie talk about the concept of terroir and sa…

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Terroir is a French word that means the natural environment in which grapes are grown. Some people believe terroir can make or break a wine, while others are more credulous. Chip and Lainie talk about the concept of terroir and sa…

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Dilemma: It's time to review a Chardonnay and Chip is terrified of Lainie's reaction to a Chard from California. Celebrated winemaker Paul Hobbs comes to the rescue, however with his Russian River Valley Chardonnay from 201…

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Dilemma: It's time to review a Chardonnay and Chip is terrified of Lainie's reaction to a Chard from California. Celebrated winemaker Paul Hobbs comes to the rescue, however with his Russian River Valley Chardonnay from 201…

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