Maryland Blogger: Comparing Inexpensive Chardonnay Selections

Comparing Inexpensive Chardonnay Selections

Comparing Inexpensive Chardonnay Selections


You do not need to have expensive wines for your every day use unless you are very serious wine drinker. Most of us can be pleased with reasonably priced selections. Chef Dolores and I compared Liberty Creek Chardonnay from California with Corbett Canyon Chardonnay from Australia. Either would be acceptable house wine selections. Our preference by a slight margin was the Corbett Canyon Chardonnay.


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Comment balloon 14 commentsRoy Kelley • November 27 2018 04:37PM


Hi Roy... no comment on the wine selection as (a) I don't drink wine anymore and (b) when I did drink it I never drank California wine, as it gave me migraine headaches. But... I do love the photo of the orchid you posted. Simply stunning!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 6 months ago

Hello Roy - I generally prefer red over white wines. If you(or anyone) prefers a certain wine that's a big consideration in my opinion.  Cheers!

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 6 months ago

Australian and New Zealand wines are among our favorites over California varietals. 

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) 6 months ago

I hadn't heard of that Australian Chardonnay.  I need to look for it!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Roy Kelley - I can easily fall in love with flowers like that! So lovely!

A good bottle of Chardonnay doesn't have to be outrageous in price. I like how you're always making good recommendations and suggestions. Plus, you're cost conscious too! With the holidays here, smart agents who like to buy and give bottles of wine to their clients will appreciate your advice too. After all, in Roy, they trust!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 6 months ago

Hello Roy Kelley very valuable post for comparing inexpensive Chardonnay.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 6 months ago

Good, affordable wine is great when you can get your hands on it! I love when I can save money AND live well! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 6 months ago

Good to know, Roy.  I'm not much of a wine drinker so I rely on the knowledge of others as to what I should try.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 6 months ago

Never been much of a white wine drinker but I have enjoyed a few un-Oakedchardonnays.

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

Expensive wines usually don't please my palette. Thanks for the recommendation on the Chardonnay.

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

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