Doughnuts & Chardonnay

doughnut with bottle of chardonnay I couldn’t let National Doughnut Day pass without trying my hand at this pairing.

After searching far and wide for doughnuts on the evening of this important national observance, I found some glazed and powdered options at my local grocery store, where I also came across this $5 bottle of Lindeman’s Chardonnay.

The folks over at eatocracy suggest that donuts should be paired with a sweet sparkling wine. For me, that’s sweetness overload, so I went with this mild, very slightly citrus-y Chardonnay from Australia. The pairing wasn’t my favorite, but it worked.

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Thanksgiving & Paradise Springs Chardonnay

paradise springs chardonnay and thanksgiving buffetThankful for Thanksgiving eats and Paradise Springs Winery’s 2012 Chardonnay. It’s only right that I sip on this smooth, creamy wine as I make my way through turkey, ham, mac & cheese, greens, rolls…you get it.

PSW is one of my favorite Virginia wineries, but I’d never really considered their Chardonnay before – I’m usually occupied with their Sommet Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. I’m glad my mom grabbed a bottle the last time we visited. She’s not a wine drinker at all, but really liked the Chardonnay.