Yup. I feel the same way. Not that I don't like other styles of chardonnay, only that, when I want a big, buttery chard, nothing else will do, and nothing else comes close.Tom Merle wrote:My Guilty Pleasure
I have a confession to make. It’s about an embarrassing habit that has earned me the sneers and pitying glances of sommeliers and right-thinking people from Europe to the Caribbean. You see, I love to drink Big California chardonnays. Big, fruity, buttery, oaky, in-your-face, so-over, 90s-style chardonnay.
And I refuse to apologize for it.
Paulo Faustini wrote:She can continue to sip whatever she likes but if she is not going to bother to check the spelling of the word "conoscenti" I guess she truly gives away what kind of a writer she is.
Dear Editor: Regarding Melinda Ledden Sidak's "My Guilty Pleasure," column: can anyone submit a meaningless rant or does one have to be known by the NRO staff?
MTBakerDave wrote:Here's a URL for the article:
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ND ... czM2RlNmI=
I couldn't find any other articles she's written on wine, but she has written articles on far-right women's issues, such as this, where she rails against calling one's spouse a "partner":
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/ ... i_80951847
I'd take the Chardonnay article as being more politically oriented than wine oriented. She also takes a slap at French culture and white burgundy later in the article.
I did not mention anything in my letter about her wine preferences--don't really care what she likes, which is part of my point. I do wish when writers put into print anything technical about wine that they do some homework first.
I love it when essayists start out by complaining about all the snobs who trash others for being who they are and then they spend the rest of their essays trashing others who are who they are. To me, that is beyond funny--it is pathetic.
Tom Merle wrote:I realize I'm just a guy who recently wondered into this board and you've put up 143 posts since March, so I'd better back off 'til I get my bearings.
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