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Wanted: Buttery Chardonnay for everyday drinking

I recently discovered "Butter Chardonnay" available at the winery La Costa Wine Co in Carlsbad Winery for $13.99. Also available at Total Wine for 14.99. It is very creamy and compares to Rombauer, which is much more expensive.

Oct 30, 2014
Barbwire65 in Wine

Wanted: Buttery Chardonnay for everyday drinking

I just tried Butter Chardonnay, and it was one of the best buttery chardonnays. I see it is at Total Wine for about $15 per bottle

Sep 30, 2014
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Wine fridge - Kenmore? Vinotemp?

I heard that buying a larger unit ... your 440 bottle vs a 50 bottle ... means you have a bigger compressor, that is more efficient.

Jul 15, 2014
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Wine fridge - Kenmore? Vinotemp?

We bought a Vinotemp, and it worked for about 2 years before the compressor went out. Tried to have it repaired for $200+, but they never got it working again. We now use it for storage only. There might be other brands on the market.

Jul 15, 2014
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Wanted: Buttery Chardonnay for everyday drinking

Thanks ... I found this at Total Wine in Folsom, CA and will try it. Nice comment about Truchard's connection to Carneros valley

Aug 23, 2013
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Wanted: Buttery Chardonnay for everyday drinking

Buena Vista Carneros is the wine that started me enjoying buttery chardonnay. I still enjoy it, and it is available at Costco. The last time they marked it down to $11.99' so I picked up two cases.

Jul 29, 2013
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Wine fridge - Kenmore? Vinotemp?

Do not buy VINOTEMP Our VINOTEMP wine cooler has been in the shop for repair for about 4 weeks. The repair person says, even with new parts ordered, it will not cool. I am faced with using the unit to store wine only, a very expensive wine rack.

May 28, 2013
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Can You Tell If Corn Is Going to Taste Sweet?

You cannot guarantee sweetness in corn. Instead of adding salt to my boiling water, I add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar before adding the corn.

Jul 13, 2012
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Recipe using bottle of sweet chili sauce

I don't think this sweet chile sauce is like the Heinz chili sauce. It is thinner and has more "chili" flavor

Feb 25, 2012
Barbwire65 in Home Cooking

Recipe using bottle of sweet chili sauce

I thought I was offering a use for sweet pepper sauce...don't understand the replies. I was pleasantly surprised at the flavors in Mae Ploy red pepper sauce, and discovered how versatile this sauce was.

Feb 22, 2012
Barbwire65 in Home Cooking

Recipe using bottle of sweet chili sauce

Mae Ploy, available in most grocery stores including Walmart Super stores. Buy the 32oz. size because you will use it often.

Feb 21, 2012
Barbwire65 in Home Cooking

Recipe using bottle of sweet chili sauce

6 tablespoons Thai Sweet Chili Sauce (best quality, such as Mae Ploy or Thai Kitchen)
3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon peeled and finely grated fresh ginger (I use Gourmet Garden ginger in a tube sold in grocery stores)
Mix all ingredients together; use 1/3 to marinade fish, seafood, chicken, pork, for 30 minutes; broil and serve with remainder of sauce.

Feb 21, 2012
Barbwire65 in Home Cooking
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Buttery Chardonnay (looking for syrah)

I haven't discovered how to change the title of my post. Maybe I should just close it and start another one??? Maybe I should name it. Love Wine ... especially reasonable wine.

Sep 08, 2011
Barbwire65 in Wine

Dessert Wine and Blue Cheese

I recently discovered pairing Point Reyes Blue Cheese with a muscat wine from Mira Flores. Have you tried this combination yet?

Sep 06, 2011
Barbwire65 in Wine

Buttery Chardonnay (looking for syrah)

Thanks for all the suggestions for buttery chardonnay. My favorite continues to be Bogle, but the flavor changes from year to year. I like to try others and like most of the ones recommended. Now I am looking for a good Syrah.

Sep 06, 2011
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Wanted: Buttery Chardonnay for everyday drinking

We like Bogle Chardonnay, available at Costco. We also just discovered Cupcake, a buttery Chardonnay.

Jun 11, 2011
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