Ferngrove ‘Diamond’ Chardonnay 2009, or, The easy-going Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one wine in particular that becomes very different depending on the temperature it is at. Temperature, in fact, is paramount. I can’t remember the amount of times I have had one and enjoyed it pretty cold, only to find when is warms up it becomes immensely sour and cloying. Like Bill Bailey in…… Continue reading Ferngrove ‘Diamond’ Chardonnay 2009, or, The easy-going Chardonnay

Ad Hoc ‘Hen & Chicken’ Chardonnay 2009, or, Jamie Oliver’s creamy fish pie

I drank this Chardonnay just the other day with a fish pie, and it occurred to me that this grape is a little bit like that dish in at least three ways: 1) They both used to be a lot more popular than they are these days. 2) You can get the more light kind…… Continue reading Ad Hoc ‘Hen & Chicken’ Chardonnay 2009, or, Jamie Oliver’s creamy fish pie

Woodside Valley Estate ‘Le Bas’ Chardonnay 2008, or, Angel piss for your tonsils

Whoever you are, wherever you are, and whenever you read this – maybe in 2050 if I’m still going (if we’re all still going that is, let’s not forget the Mayan calendar would have us believe we’re but a year away from extinction) – let it be known that this is/was the very first white…… Continue reading Woodside Valley Estate ‘Le Bas’ Chardonnay 2008, or, Angel piss for your tonsils