I have a lot of experience in wine. Actually I'm quite sure I still have spitted out more than I have swallowed, tasting wines as a professional wine writer. For many years I use to write articles about food and wine for Swedish magazines and news papers. I was an active members of the Swedish wine writers association and have tried close to 50K wines. All the famous wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa and so on. I have a great appreciation for wine, and love to combine them with different dishes.
For many people wine paring can be snobby, but for me its all about finding a nice wine and combine it with food. Often when i decide on what to cook, I choose the wine first, and then decide on how to create a dish that works well with the flavor of the wine I picked.
After moving to U.S in 2007, I have experienced a lot of amazing wines from here. That’s why my wine recommendations will be heavy on U.S reds. If It was 10 years ago, it would have been more, Spanish, South Africa, Australia and France. Still haven’t found my perfect wines transforming to U.S whites. So you will se a lot of white Burgundy’s here too.
2013 Dorrance, Chardonnay $20+
Nice very elegant Chardonnay from South Africa. Some of my favorite vhite's are fro m here. If you buy them, you will get more flavor per $ than you will get buying U.S Chardonnays. This one is oaky but still high in acidity. Think, matured lemons with a hint of oak. Perfect for rich flavorfull fish dishes and chicken.
Bourgogne Les Setilles, $25+
Super crispy and nice base Burgundy with a hint of oak. think matured limes with a scent of limestone. Perfect for lighter fish dishes.
2016 Casa Madero Gran Reserva Mexico $?
Super heavy and rich Chardonnay from Mexico. Had it at a restaurant in mexico,so I don't know the retail price, but it was amazing. Very fresh, dry, crispy fruit of un matured dusty lemmons, with a quite charming overload of oak that took me back to Spanish Rioja's. Buy one if you can find it! HEAVY STUFF!
2017 Miles from Nowhere (Chardonnay) $20+
Very untypical Chardonnay from the amazing Margaret River, west side Australia. My white thought first it was a Sauvignon blanch. Taste really fresh with a fruit that reminds me of wild strawberries and goose berries. Not a single tone of oak in my mouth. Very well worth the $. Works with most of things you can eat from the water.
2015 Snake+Herring Tough Love Chardonnay. $20+
Very crispy and nice chardonnay from the west coast of Australia. Very Burgundy-ish. A hint of oak with fruit of lemons. Really good wine for close to $20, taste more like $30+
2013 Chateau de Rully, Chardonnay, $30+
This white has everything you ask for. From the original growth place for Chardonnay. Super refreshing with limestone, matured lemons and a perfect scoop of oak. Well worth the $. Fits like a hand in a glove with most types of fish.
2015 Snake+Herring, Chardonnay, $30+
From the amazing place Margaret River, West coast Australia. My favorite white wines are made from Chardonnay and most of the he time from Burgundy in France. Margaret River area never disappoints me though. This wine is very elegant with roasted notes of wood in combination with fresh fruit notes. Almost like biting a nice juicy Lemmon. Worlds very well with most fish and shellfish.