Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bloggers 99.99 Cent White Wine Tasting - Video

The Chef does not get out to Monrovia often, except when bloggers call. On a pleasant California afternoon, from Baldwin Hills, it's an easy 25 minute drive northeast against minimal freeway traffic.

What to bring to this bloggers picnic get together? A 99.99 Cent White Wine Tasting, of course. The Chef struck white liquid gold at his local 99.99c only Store yesterday; an abundance of wine "Deals of the Day". There are 5 different white wines to choose from right now -- from "Yelcho" Chilean Sauvignon Blanc to "Lindon Estates" North Coast (California) Chardonnay. For the wine winning results you have to watch the Chef's wine tasting video. Special 99 thanks to hosts Arron "The Proc" Proctor and Frazgo, the brave blogging 99.99 cent wine tasters and Monrovia's Aztec Hotel and Brass Elephant for hosting the event.

Reviewed white wines are: Yelcho, Chilean Sauvignon Blanc - Queen of Hearts, Los Alamos Chardonnay - Linden Estates, North Coast Chardonnay - Thirsty Fish, Central Coast Chardonnay.

Blogger Wine Tasting Video

Play it here. The video runs 4 minutes 45 seconds.
The 99.99c Wine Tasting Bloggers:
Debbi Swanson Patrick -- altadenaaboveitall.wordpress.com
Kelly -- West Coast Grrlie Blather (grrl.wordpress.com)
Lizzie
JSF -- valley-of-the-shadow.blogspot.com
Frazgo -- frazgomeanders.blogspot.com and frazgofeasting.blogspot.com
Arron "The Proc" Proctor

Go here to embed or view video at youtube.

9 comments:

West Coast Grrlie Blather said...

Wow - you're not just a chef, you're a filmmaker as well! Nice job on the wine tasting video!! Now, off to my local 99.99 to see if I can find some of that Linden chard...

Miss Havisham said...

How delightful. I hate chardonay. Okay, that is overstating things.

Jana said...

Nice Video! I think I'll stick with 2 buck chuck!

Palm Axis said...

I missed the Aztec but did manage to put in a plug for you on my post. Follow this link

oddlyme said...

I LOVE this video.

Every now and then I have to walk on the wild side and try a wine from the 99¢ store. And I usually end up making faces just like your tasters : )

Still, before 2 buck chuck made cheap wine okay, I used to find truly good wines at the 99¢ store. So I kepe buying and hoping. And making faces!

burgundy wines said...

Burgundy Wine lies at the very heart of France, and is one of the world’s finest wine producing regions. Located two hours to the southeast of Paris, the wine area starts in Chablis in the north of the region and then it follows the autoroute A6 southerly to Lyon.

The Burgundy soil is mainly based on oolitic limestone, upon which both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes flourish. The red wines, made with the Pinot Noir, are more difficult to grow because these grapes are more sensitive to disease or to being badly handled. Towards the south of the region, from around Macon, the soil changes to a reddish granite schist and sand of the Beaujolais. Here, the Gamay grape flourishes, making excellent red wines, many of which are drunk while they are young.

If you have not been to Burgundy, try it. It is a great part of France to visit for a holiday. Alternatively, stay at home and simply drink and enjoy the wine.
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Liam Gowing said...

Big fan of your blog, Chef 99 Cent. Great stuff!

Unfortunately, the "his local 99.99c only Store" link is broken and am dying to know which one carried all that wine. My local (Pico/Stewart) never has booze. Was it the Washington Blvd store? La Tijera?

Billy Vasquez said...

hi Liam, unfortunately wine now make their appearance in small airline bottle sizes. La Tijera, Fairfax Ave. and the Hollywood (La Brea) 99c only Stores carry these small bottles of wine, and also 24 ouncers of beer.

Liam Gowing said...

Gotcha. Thanks for the info!

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