abc…anything but chardonnay

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been chatting about Chardonnay and you’ve told me what you like and don’t like about the ones you’ve tasted.  The common thread in many of these conversations:  The big butterball style chardonnay is so last season.

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romanée-conti…simply amazing

What I love about wine is that it’s always changing and there’s always something new to learn.  I have to admit that coming from fine dining I’ve learned there are wines that never reach the restaurant door and are rarely spoken of, at least here in Indiana. 

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Grower Champagnes Sneak Preview

Grower Champagnes are Champagnes that are produced by the same estate that owns the vineyards from which the grapes come. This is more unusual than one might think. Large Champagne houses, such as Veuve Cliquot, Moet & Chandon, Mumm, etc may use grapes sourced from as many as 80 different vineyards from all over the […]

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My Future Husband

In the wine world anyway. If you’ve learned anything about me these past few months, it’s that I love Rosé wines in the summer.  I feature them a lot in our tastings here at Vine & Table:  they’re perfect for this time of year, and they’re so misunderstood and underappreciated that someone’s got to spread […]

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My Friday night pizza wine!

I close the shop Friday evenings and since last Friday night was pizza-night at my house, I had to have a pizza wine, and of course I immediately thought of Mollydooker. Having done that I was also reminded of the huge Mollydooker following we have.  Last year we sold A LOT of cases of Mollydooker […]

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Seven Wines That Make Me Smile

Why do I love wine?  Why does anybody love wine? Memories… memories of a special occasion with family and friends or memories of the first time you splurged on a beautifully bold Merlot.  I’ve been hooked ever since my first Dom Perignon on a New Year’s Eve long, long ago (and no, I’m not telling […]

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Peek a Boo… I see you!

Have you noticed lately that some wineries no longer print the varietal breakdown on their labels?  Rumor has it that the consumer, you and I alike, judge wines by the grapes themselves and not by the most important quality – taste.  It’s not that a certain grape is bad but more of a misconception that […]

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