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Event Recap: Welcome Back Tasting with Chardonnay

Posted by Michaela Laird on September 25, 2013.


Wine Tasting, 9/20/13, 6:30pm, The Lodge, Theme: Chardonnay

The Society of Wine and Jurisprudence started this year the way many people start their wine tasting career, with Chardonnay.  Last Friday we held our first tasting of the year, focusing entirely on this popular grape and the widely varied wines made from it. The event was a success, as you can see from the pictures, and we tasted Chardonnays from many different regions- from local Finger Lakes wineries to the grape’s homeland in the Burgundy region of France.  Below are a couple of our picks from the event.

Favorite Foreigner: Terra Nova Chardonnay

This Chilean wine was the surprise hit of the evening.  Appraised by our tasters as being, “smooth,” “full-bodied,” and “buttery” this crisp and fresh-flavored wine left a positive impression on all.  And at only $7.99, it also wins our “Best Bargain” award.

Easiest Going Down: Edna Valley Chardonnay, 2011

The most popular wine of the evening was a Californian.  From an up-and-coming region for Chardonnay, this medium-bodied wine was praised as being “balanced” and “crisp” with a “fantastic dry finish.”

Final Take-Away: One grape, many flavors. And the new members learnt just how much fun we can have!


How to use this blog: Events

Hey everybody,

This is your Chief Blog Editor, Chris, with a brief update. For those of you who don’t know, our first tasting of the school year is Friday, September 20, focusing on Chardonnay. I’d just take this opportunity to point your attention up to the events link on the navigation bar on top of the site, where you’ll see the full event entry for that Chardonnay Tasting tomorrow evening with all of the details.

As we get going this year, we’re going to have a fuller slate of events posted, with contact and sign-up information available for future events. Keep checking back, and you’ll get a good view of what the Society is doing and how to get involved.

So keep your eyes open, and that’s enough from me. I’ll leave you to read Theresa’s excellent post on tasting wines below, and tell you to check back in soon; we have some excellent pieces coming in our continuing introduction series, and a post from our former Wine Czar Byron, who’s in South Africa right now and has quite a bit to say about it.