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Bold And Buttery Chardonnays Deserve A Second Chance

The wine may be too much alone. But add some bold flavors, like cheese and caramel, and suddenly you've got a perfect pairing.

Over Oaky Chardonnay? | WGBH | Craving BostonBold And Buttery Chardonnays Deserve A Second Chance

With pairings, I like to keep things seasonal and classic. One of my favorites is a ripe Camembert, apples slathered in caramel and a nicely-oaked chardonnay. I know oaked chardonnay doesn’t always make people jump up and cheer, but I need you to trust me on this. The wine might seem a bit too much by itself, but once you add in the big flavors of the cheese and caramel, those broad shoulders come in handy. I love to smush some cheese, apple slices and caramel between slices of fresh baguette and make a sandwich of it. The tones and textures are a perfect match.

  • October 12, 2015