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Winter Games

Stuck in the house?  Looking for something to do?  I was just thinking recently about things to do in the winter months that are different, yet fun.  A neat idea popped into my head relating to wine.  I decided that when I watched the movie Sideways, I felt as though I had to drink Pinot Noir (definitely not Merlot) as that is the wine to drink in that movie.  I recall the next time I decided to watch I made sure I cracked a nice Pinot before hitting play on the DVD player.  At first I thought I could do that again as I haven’t watched Sideways in a while, but then I remembered that I also own the movie Bottle Shock.  As you know Bottle Shock is the story of how California wines made their mark in the famous Paris tastings and one California Chardonnay took top place.  That famous wine was the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay.  At the time that the Chardonnay took first place in Paris, the wine maker for Chateau Montelena was Mike Grgich; currently owner of his own label for over 30 years; Grgich Hills Estate.  The movie does reveal much about Mike Grgich or his identity, but you can easily research details about the Paris tasting and Mike Grgich. My idea is to purchase a bottle of the infamous Chateau Montelena Chardonnay as well as a bottle of Grgich Hills Estate Chardonnay.  My own little personal Paris tasting…the wine vs. the winemaker!  Of course, it is not the infamous 1973 Chardonnay, but I think it will be fun to see how the wine that won evolved current day as well as how the winemaker has evolved.  Pick up the DVD Bottle Shock as well as a bottle of each Chardonnay and have your own Paris tasting too!  Stop back and see who I decided is my winner.

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