Major Crush Season 2/Full Length Episode 1: ABC – Anything but Chard

There’s a pretty common saying in the California Wine Country called “ABC” — Anything But Chard. People got a little burned out on the buttery Chardonnays that started to come out of Napa in particular, and wine drinkers seem to have long memories! But things have changed a lot over the years, and so in this episode, Meredith and Lou want to explore Chardonnays with listeners in a different way, and, they also want to help wine drinkers who think Cab is the only “C” word in the wine alphabet that’s worth tasting! 
NOTES: If you want to explore Chard’s but you’re sure the buttery ones aren’t working for you, Meredith and Lou suggested that you explore the newer trends in the CA Wine Country where winemakers are fermenting in steel, concrete, and 50/50 or Zero malolactic fermentation! It’s amazing how this winemaking techniques are reintroducing wine drinkers to the best qualities in such a classic varietal like Chardonnay. Also, it might be fun for you to enjoy exploring Chards from other countries – like New Zealand or Australia. And if you’re really done with Chards, our top pick is definitely a Chablis! 
If you’re ready to bust out of your comfort zone when it comes to your love of big jammy Cabs, then this is the episode for you! Meredith and Lou talk about the incredible value and dynamically delicious taste of a Tempranillo with a classic steak! Other great wines to try instead of a Cab include a Malbec, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, and if you’re feeling extra groovy, a food-friendly Zinfandel never disappoints!
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