Daisy Bateman

Winesday: The Bargain Chard Deathmatch

In this corner, marked down to $60 a case in the tasting room because they were trying to clear out their remaining stock: Stevenot 2006 Chardonnay. In the other corner, off the shelf and into the basket with the frozen stir-fry vegatables for $5.98: Trader Joe’s 2009 Grower’s Reserve Chardonnay. Round One: Both put in the freezer … Read more


Another day, another labored portmanteau word. I don’t like wine quite as much as shoes (this is a good thing, for many obvious reasons), but I am rather fond of it. So, I thought, why not write about it? I mean, aside from the fact that I know very little about wine writing, and while … Read more