In continuation of the blind tasting events held two weekends ago (see my earlier post), the finale included one of my favorite red grape varieties, Cabernet Franc. An up and coming variety, especially on the East Coast, Cabernet Franc continues to receive praise from wine writers and awards at competitions. In similar fashion to theRead more

Stone Cold

After tasting and writing about the Chamard Vineyards Estate Chardonnay recently (see my earlier post), I was curious to see if I could go two for two from Connecticut. The second bottle from Chamard, Stone Cold White, is an unoaked Chardonnay. Both my wife and I are big fans of this style, so I wasRead more

On The New England Wine Trail

Today’s stop along the New England wine trail is Chamard Vineyards, located in Clinton, Connecticut. The state of Connecticut is home to 19 wineries joined by the Connecticut Wine Trail. Situated in close proximity to the Long Island Sound on the Connecticut shoreline, the microclimate is ideal for growing European grapes. Famous for Chardonnay andRead more