All about Chardonnay! 2 must-try bottles ahead of International Chardonnay Day

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HOUSTON – Happy Wine Club Wednesday, Poured by H-E-B! It’s Courtney Zavala!

Today we are focusing on Chardonnay, because we want you prepared for tomorrow which is International Chardonnay Day. You’re welcome!

Before we get to the wines, we had a blast with Houston Life viewer and Wine Club Members, Creig and Virginia who joined Derrick and me for our virtual tasting. They met online in 2018 and enjoy wine, cooking and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. In fact, Craig is a 15-year member of the Rodeo Houston Wine Sales Committee, Cheers to that!

Both of the wines we featured today are Gold Medal Winners from the 2021 Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition.

Coming in at $12 a bottle is Veramonte Chardonnay, from the Casablanca Valley region of Chile which is known for producing white wines.

This vineyard follows organic wine growing and practices for sustainability. This is perfect for summer as this reminds me of fresh picked apples.

The second bottle is $24 by J Vineyards Chardonnay. Again, a Gold Medal Winner and Reserve Class Champion. This wine has fruit notes of Anjou pears, golden apples, mandarin oranges, meyer lemons and ripe tangerines. It pairs perfectly with Chicken Pot Pie with celery root, roasted parsnips, rutabaga and turnips.

Happy sipping!

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If you can head to H-E-B to pick up the featured wine and are available from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, we want to hear from you!

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About the Author:

Catherine Sorto is a native Houstonian, a true crime junkie and loves flamin' chips.