Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wine Wednesday: Beringer Chardonnay

The other day at the local Harris Teeter, I ran across a bottle of Beringer.  I've heard of Beringer for as long as I can remember, but I don't think I've actually TRIED a Beringer.

So, when I saw this 2009 Chardonnay on sale for about $8, I decided to pounce.

I'm seriously glad I did.

To the nose, it has a light feel -- like that of a sauvignon blanc.  It's smell mostly consisted of citrus and pear, with an acidic twinge that only 14% alcohol can bring.

The taste, however, was completely different.  Though it had the citrus and pear I was expecting, it had a yummy oaky flavor and creamy mouth-feel.  Yeah, it's a full-bodied wine, but the taste of alcohol was negligible.  Good for me!  Bad for my liver.  :)

It has become one of my go-to wines for the foreseeable future.

Score: 4/5

Price: $ (under $10)

Wine Info:
2009 Chardonnay
Beringer, Founders' Estate

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Restaurant Review: The Nook

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5
Total: 12.5/15

Summary: Better than average food, great service and a cozy atmosphere make this one of my favorite coffee shops in the area.

For the full review, hit the jump!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Restaurants hit hard by increasing food prices

Here's a great article from Business Today (a local and monthly publication) about how Lake Norman restaurants are handling the increases in food prices. Are they passing along the increased prices to the customer? Are they taking losses on some dishes? Read on to find out!

Business Today talked to three of my favorite places: Alton's, Galway Hooker and Ferrucci's Deli. If you like food in the LKN area -- this is a must read!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Whole Foods Rap

I'm back from an unannounced hiatus!  Sorry for disappearing like that.

However, to make it up to you, I wanted to pass along this Whole Foods rap!  If you miss Whole Foods like I miss Whole Foods, then this viral video is for you!

Here's the link: