Kris Chislett

Choose Your Desert Island Wine!

You and a friend are being sent to a deserted island for 6 months…for reasons known only to you! Luckily you are allowed 3 wines to take with you. Which 3 wines do you choose?(Let’s also say that you have a way of keeping white wines chilled.)

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Wine is Life Giveaway!

I did promise I would try my best to get some more giveaways on the website, and so this is my first from website sponsor Wine Is Life. If you’ve seen any of my videos over the past year, the majority of them feature me sporting a Wine Is Life t-shirt…but you don’t need to be a wine-nerd to appreciate their shirts! Whether you prefer white or red, sweet or dry, the vinous-inspired graphics and…

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Spinach and Pepperjack Stuffed Chicken Paired with Robert Mondavi Napa Chardonnay.

I increasingly seem to find myself banging-on about the ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) movement. Of course a great number of us have become bored with the same-old over-oaked Cali Chards, but that doesn’t mean to say oak doesn’t have a place in modern Chardonnay. Winemakers treat oak the same way that chefs treat salt when cooking. Without salt, a dish can barely come alive by itself. Adding even the tiniest amount to an unseasoned dish…

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Never Mind the Bollocks: Here’s the Wine Scores!

Have you ever been walking the wine aisles, and looked at the points a wine has received i.e. 92 out of a 100 from the Wine Spectator, 7 out of 10 from Decanter etc., and wondered how the publication/”wine experts” arrived at that score? I certainly have. But that’s not the point of this post. Rather than dwelling too much on the criteria used to award a wine its associated points, I’d like to address…

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Kris Chislett Selected to Speak at the Eastern Winery Exposition 2013 Conference.

Just a little self promotion…I hope you don’t mind… [Lancaster, Pennsylvania, November 8, 2012] – Richard Leahy Conference Program Director for the Eastern Winery Exposition today announced that Kris Chislett will speak at the 2013 Eastern Winery Exposition Conference, taking place March 6-7 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Eastern Winery Exposition is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference designed to provide the Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries and…

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The Obligatory “Which Wines to Pair with Thanksgiving” Post.

Ahh, yes! ‘tis that time of year again! The time when pretty-much every wine writer says “xxxx!!! Do I have to write that ‘Thanksgiving Wine’ post again!?!? xxxx it!!!” Thanksgiving, still to this day, remains the day when the most wine is consumed in the United States! To this end, you have a bunch of people walking up and down the wine aisles of the grocery store in a zombie-like state, with not a clue…

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Recipe for Thanksgiving in a Glass.

I absolutely had to share this recipe with you for “Thanksgiving in a Glass.” I enjoyed this creation this past weekend whilst over my good friend Adam Bartoy’s house. After you see the ingredients list and get to taste it for yourself, you’ll see why he named it Thanksgiving in a Glass! I’m 100% certain you’ll love this holiday cocktail! [print_this] Recipe for Thanksgiving in a Glass Serves: As many people as you want…depending also…

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