Playlist · by sshelley
5 episodes, 2 hours 52 mins
Ep. 55 K.R. Rombauer III, Rombauer Vineyards
Big, round, rich chardonnay may not always be a critical favorite, but it is certainly loved by the mass market. While the wines of Kistler, Sonoma-Cutrer and others popularized this style in California, it wasn't until 1990 when Koerner Rombauer, working with fruit from Sangiacomo vineyard in Carneros, was able to produce this style of chardonnay at a price point friendly to the consumer. Today, K.R., Koerner's son, runs the family winery and remains true to his father's vision of making wine his customers want to drink.I sat down with K.R., to talk about the wines made at his family's winery, his commitment to staying family owned, and of course, to taste some delicious wine.
Chardonnay is one of the most famous grape varieties across the world. Made in a wide range of styles, it can provoke strong opinions. This episode explores the grape, the styles of wine it makes, and the regions in which it's grown.
Ep 024: The Grape Miniseries…Chardonnay
And finally, we tackle the big dog of the whites: Chardonnay. So many styles, so little time. MC Ice steps in while Rick is on summer break! Here are the show notes… Some fun facts about the Chardonnay grape (the real dorky stuff and some surprising things about how boring the grape is on its own…) Typical profiles of the Old World v. New World Styles Major (and not so major) growing regions in the Old World: Burgundy, Champagne, Northern Italy, Austria, Germany, Eastern Europe Major growing regions in the New World: South America, South Africa, Australia, California A word on food and Chardonnay pairing… Chardonnay is such a huge topic that we couldn’t do anything but brush the surface. If you’ve got questions post them on Facebook or Tweet us @Normalwine Like this? Then, tell the world: Please drop a comment on the Wine For Normal People Blog or Facebook Page. Dig the podcast? Please review us on iTunes and we’ll give you a shout out! Sponsore [...]
Ep 010 - California Chardonnay
This week's episode explores California Chardonnay including the history of the grape, styles of winemaking, and wine recommendations.
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