6/07 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - Blind Tasting: Chardonnay Challenge!

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6/07 PETIT WEEK IN WINE - Blind Tasting: Chardonnay Challenge!

PETIT WEEK IN WINE | June 8 - June 11 2023

This Week's Flight Showcase:

A Blind Tasting Challenge! FOUR STYLES of Chardonnay

Guess the origin of all four correctly,

and a bonus pour is on us! Plus bragging rights...

Happy JUNE Everybody!

Once a quarter we bring you a special Blind Tasting Challenge!

This week, by popular demand, it's your opportunity to see how well you know Chardonnay!

This varietal is grown world-wide and we are asking you to taste four and let us know their Regional origin. It's the perfect seasonal challenge to sharpen the senses and go along with the 80 degree weather as we prepare for the heat & humidity.

The Chardonnay Blind Flight Challenge is $25, starts this evening, and will continue through the weekend. Check hours for Myers Park and South End below.

See you soon and in case you missed last week's announcement, below are the details of our Fisher Vineyards Winemaker Event coming up at Dressler's on June 15th. It's filling up pretty quick... don't delay - tickets are already half gone - find them here!

Cheers to Summer Break!


Fisher Vineyards Winemaker Dinner on June 15th at Dressler's Metropolitan

Private Event hosted by owner & proprietor,

Cameron Fisher.

Generous 5-course pairing menu by Exec Chef Nick and FIVE Fisher estate labels across multiple vintages (including the flagship Coach Insignia & Wedding cuvée!)

For additional information including the menu & pricing, please CLICK HERE.

We hope you can join us! Pick up your tix before we sell-out for this last wine dinner before the summer events kick off...

Click Here to Browse & Purchase Wine Directly Online. We will have your order ready for pickup at either of our two local stores.

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Profile of Chardonnay Regions

Chablis - Northern Burgundy, France

  • Chablis, the northernmost wine district of Burgundy is unique for its Kimmeridgian soils that lend a hand into its defining flinty-minerality profile. Complex, dry Chablis wines have lots of acid, citrus, green fruit, smoke, and what industry pros call a "wet slate or stone" palate.

Côte Chalonnaise - Southern Burgundy, France

  • Central Burgundy has a more moderate climate, and Chardonnays are grown across its southern half, called the Côte de Beaune. These fuller-bodied wines are usually labeled by village and often aged in small oak barrels on lees, giving them nuanced flavors of tropical fruits, oak, spice, and citrus.

Oregon, USA

  • The Willamette Valley is ground-zero for Chardonnay in the state. Oregon Chardonnay leads with acidity and is balanced with succulence and texture. Less oak is present in general (when compared to Napa Chardonnays) with hints of lemon zest, green apple and grapefruit.

California, USA

  • Most Chardonnays in the US hail from Northern California, specifically Sonoma, Napa, Russian River, and Carneros. Styles vary, from full-bodied with ripe tropical fruit flavors to more recent releases of lean, Côte d’Or-style Chardonnays with savory, herbal notes.


  • Many Americans associate Mendoza with Malbec, but Argentina’s high-elevation wine region also produces rich Chardonnays with tropical fruit and citrus flavors. The cooler climate provides balanced acidity, and many winemakers age their Chardonnays in oak, giving them spicy notes.

South Africa

  • Characterized by flavors of fruit, notably peach and citrus. There are also spicy and woody notes, mainly oak, due to the barrels where the Chardonnay wines are fermented. More Old World in style with a New World twist.

Regional Differences in Chardonnay

Join us this week as we feature FOUR Chardonnays in a Blind Tasting Challenge format!

Mystery Chardonnay #1

Mystery Chardonnay #2

Mystery Chardonnay #3

Mystery Chardonnay #4

Full Blind Tasting Flight of 4 Wines - $25 (2.5oz pours)


5:00 - 7:30pm Thursday & Friday

1:00 - 7:30pm Saturday 


5:30 - 9:00pm Thursday & Friday

1:00 - 9:00pm Saturday

1:00 - 5:30pm Sunday

>> Did You Know?

Chardonnay is related to Pinot Noir.

In fact, Chardonnay is Pinot Noir’s “daughter”. A chance crossing of Pinot Noir and an obscure grape variety called Gouais Blanc produced the most popular wine grape in the world. Gouais Blanc, which is virtually nonexistent in France today, is thought to have been brought to Burgundy by the Romans between the 5th and 10th centuries.

Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc are also the proud parents of Gamay, Melon de Bourgogne, Blaufränkisch and Auxerrois!


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