Chardonnay can be such a tricky wine. Typically one needs to spend a bit of dough to get a good Chard. Finding one that works when you are having a party or a large dinner that is still tasty but that does not break the bank can be challenging. The Dionysus Vineyard Chardonnay is my new find that fits the bill. It is a Washington State unoaked white wine, so it has a very clean and pure taste of the fruit. It cracks me up to read wine descriptions of certain wines, so it truly is not my attempt to do the same on Wine Wednesdays. I just want to swing your way some wines I enjoy. This white is one of them. After a bit of Googling, I did find a lengthy description which included notes of pear, apple, banana, pineapple, lychee, straw, licorice and custard. TPS chimed in and asked if the custard was flan? I was wondering about the straw reference. After a good giggle, I stopped searching. I just like drinking and also serving this wine to our guests–custard & straw aside, at $10 to $14 it makes it very doable.
I am spending the month away from working the floor of the shops, aside from Saturdays, working on my book. The time away began yesterday and I am having such fun. I received a lovely e-mail the other day from my friend Elizabeth, who writes Pretty Pink Tulips and she wrote, “What an amazing journey for you…savor the path to getting published!” I am doing just that, and am going to enjoy each moment of the journey. I feel so fortunate to be given this opportunity, and am savoring the creative process. Thank you, to all of you, for joining me on this ride.